BY LAUREN HENRY
A public workshop will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the General Morgan Inn to go over Greeneville's new "20/20 Vision."
The Greeneville Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted to move the next regularly scheduled board meeting to 3:30 p.m. that afternoon in the GMI prior to the public workshop so as not to interfere with Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
City Administrator Todd Smith told the board that the public workshop will be a continuation of the strategic planning workshop the board members recently attended at the Clyde Austin 4-H Center.
"You've laid the framework very succinctly," he said.
Mayor W.T. Daniels said he would like to discuss the "20/20 Vision" in small parts during many of the upcoming board meetings.
"This is not the only time to talk about these issues," he said. "What we want is to make Greeneville the best place in the world to live."
The "20/20 Vision" for the Town of Greeneville includes four proposed mission statements, which the board will vote on at its next regular meeting.
The Vision document also outlines five broad strategies for growth.
They are: downtown revitalization, maximize organizational effectiveness, promote a healthy Greeneville, prepare Greeneville's infrastructure for tomorrow's development, keep Greeneville's educational system at the front.
Alderman Keith Paxton informed the board that the Parking Authority now has use of a patrol car to extend parking enforcement beyond the downtown area.
Paxton said the Parking Authority will now be enforcing handicap parking restrictions and fire lane restrictions.
"If you are someone who regularly parks in those places, you should be aware that you should now expect to be ticketed," Paxton said.
NEW HR DIRECTOR
Smith announced the hiring of a new Human Resources Director. The town has hired Patsy Fuller, a native of the area who is currently living in Indiania.
The town received numerous qualified applications and selected Fuller from among the approximately 80 applicants, Smith reported.
Fuller has a number of years of experience in local government and is a graduate of East Tennessee State University with family ties to Greeneville.
An announcement pertaining to City Administrator Todd Smith was a bit more personal during the Tuesday meeting.
The town official is the new father of a daughter who has been named Alethea Wylder Smith. She was born Oct. 10.
Smith publicly thanked the board for allowing him a week off work for the birth of his child.
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month, according to a proclamation signed by Mayor W.T. Daniels and read at the meeting.
The observance is an effort to raise awareness of domestic violence.