BY LAUREN HENRY
The new Town of Greeneville mission statement reads: "The mission of the Town of Greeneville is to enhance our vibrant community by delivering high quality public services and effective communication to citizens and visitors."
The board chose the statement from among four possibilities at the Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting on Wednesday at the General Morgan Inn.
The four options presented to the board were the following:
* 1. The mission of the Town of Greeneville is to grow a vibrant community through quality public service delivery and effective community responsiveness.
* 2. The mission of the Town of Greeneville is to:
-- Deliver high quality public services
-- Effectively respond to community feedback.
* 3. The mission of the Town of Greeneville is to deliver high quality public services while effectively responding to community feedback.
* 4. The mission of the Town of Greeneville is to enhance our vibrant community by delivering high quality public services and effective communication to citizens and visitors.
Alderman Darrell Bryan suggested the board choose the fourth option, and Alderman Sarah Webster agreed.
Bryan's motion passed unanimously.
The meeting was held at the General Morgan Inn because it preceded a public workshop to discuss the town's new "20/20" strategy for the future. (Please see related article on this page.)
The new town mission statement was then presented at the public workshop.
The board also approved a recommendation from the Industrial Park Agency for a resolution to grant a temporary exclusive license and right of first refusal to Angus Industries, Inc. for truck parking and staging on town property at the Hardin Industrial Complex.
Mayor W.T. Daniels said that the resolution would allow Angus Industries the right to use a portion of the property, and would allow for the industry's continued growth.
The company has already added 150 jobs and is still expanding, he said.
Mayor Daniels opened the short meeting by having a resolution read declaring Nov. 11 Light Up Tennessee Day in Greeneville honor of Veterans Day.
The mayor requests that all those that wish to show their support of veterans light up their porches from dusk to dawn on Nov. 11.
The meeting adjourned to the public workshop.