“it doesn’t matter if you call 900 times and leave as many complaints, the answer is still going to be the same, we do not know when the roads are going to be finished.” Cedar Bluff Mayor Tammy Crane
After hearing numerous complaints from citizens in regards to when the road paving projects currently underway in Cedar Bluff will be complete – Mayor Tammy Crane issued a statement during Monday’s meeting.
Mayor Crane said that town hall has been bombarded with phone calls over the last three weeks with complainants being negative, unruly and out of line with the Town Clerk and Assistant Town Clerk who answer the calls at town hall.
Crane further stated that those employees have zero knowledge of when the road projects will be complete and emphasized once again that no one has any clue as to when the roads will be paved because it is solely up to the contractor in charge of the project.
Mayor Crane said “it doesn’t matter if you call 900 times and leave as many complaints, the answer is still going to be the same, we do not know when the roads are going to be finished.”
Mayor Crane said the bottom line is that it’s making it extremely difficult for those who work in the office to get their job done because they are constantly answering the same phone calls week in and week out.
In other business, Mayor Crane also informed the council that a court date has been set for the case involving the ownership of the water tower between the town and the utility board that date is set for November 2nd – 6th.
The Mayor wants the residents to know that at this point, unfortunately it is going to cost the town a hefty chunk of money, Crane said that she regrets the situation and would much rather spend the money on park improvements.
At the recommendation of the Zoning and Planning Commission, the council has approved the rezoning of the property recently acquired by Cherokee EMS to Neighborhood Business.
The council also heard from a resident of Boundary Avenue concerning a problem with motorist not obeying the speed limit, Mayor Crane assured that the police department would step up patrols in that area and would issue citations to those that are caught violating the speed limit.
Two new firefighters were added to the roster of the Cedar Bluff Fire Department and also adopted a Proclamation recognizing National Health Center Week.