County Commission approves OCSD donation to Dresden

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Sheriff John Garrett explains the request to give surplus equipment to Dresden Police Department.

By Dewain E. Peek,

OCN Editor

A surplus equipment donation to a Tennessee community recently struck by a tornado was approved by Overton County Legislative Body in the regular monthly meeting held Monday, Jan. 10.

Overton County Sheriff John Garrett requested to donate a pallet of car light bars to Dresden Police Department.

“It’s just surplus light bars and cages and stuff that we pulled off of old cruisers,” Sheriff Garrett said. “We really have no use for them. They’re sitting over in our building taking up space, and those folks need them.

“They need them a whole lot worse than what Overton County does right now.”

Commissioner Jesse Bowman made the motion to approve the donation, and Commissioner Randall Boswell seconded. On the vote, Commissioners Bowman, Boswell, Cindy Robbins, Donna Savage, Philip Talley, Geraldine Walker, Roger Carr, Gail McCowan, Lee Richards, Darwin Clark, Robbie Melton, Jeff Long, and Billie G. Phipps all voted yes. Commissioners Gregg Nivens and Shane Walker were absent for the vote.

In other business, Resolution #2022-0110-01 was adopted to authorize Overton County to join the other local governments as participants in the Tennessee State Subdivision Opioid Abatement Agreement and approve the related settlement agreements.

Phase 4 COVID money was approved to be used to purchase five new CPR machines for Overton County Ambulance Service.

Asset Captilization and Depreciation Policy January 1, 2022 was approved.

General Fund #101 Amendment #4 and Solid Waste #116 Amendment #2 were approved.

The following were approved to be added to the Overton County Agricultural Committee, starting January 2022: Farm Woman – Dianne Upchurch; Farm Man – Willard Brown; Commissioner – Robbie Melton.

Matthew Tuttle, Britt Anthony Keisling, Caitlin Rose Sasser, and Barry Moody were approved as notaries at-large.

Minutes of the December 13, 2021 County Commission meeting were approved.

Before the meeting adjourned, Executive Danner announced that the next County Commission meeting will be held Monday, Feb. 14.