JAMES MADISON QUOTE - 1822

"A popular government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives."

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Friday, November 7, 2014

TVA Quarterly Board of Directors Meeting at Nashville, Tn., Citizen Comments - Tree Cutting Issue Continues, TVA Intimidation? - November 6, 2014



Thursday, November 6, 2014 was the regular quarterly Board of Directors Meeting. This board meeting was held at the Music City Center in downtown Nashville. Board of Directors page, meeting video archives, future meeting schedule and bios on TVA's Board of Directors may be found at  http://www.tva.com/abouttva/board/index.htm

                                        NEWS ARTICLES
Chattanooga Times Free Press article - TVA CEO Bill Johnson gets raise. "TVA directors today voted to boost the pay of CEO Bill Johnson, already the highest paid federal employee in America, up by $1 million in salary and performance payments. TVA Chairman Joe Ritch said Bill Johnson, who was paid a total compensation package in fiscal 2013 valued at $5.9 million in cash and retirement benefits, is still underpaid for his performance."  http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2014/nov/06/tva-directors-giving-ceo-bill-johnson-1-million-ra/?breakingnews
TVA's  CEO is highest paid federal employee: http://timesfreepress.com/news/2014/nov/07/tva-boosts-ceo-payjohnson-already-highest-paid/?breakingnews
                                       

                                         MEETING AGENDA

VIDEOS 
  
LISTENING SESSION - CITIZEN PRESENTATIONS TO THE BOARD

Tree Cutting Issue - Citizens have been complaining about TVA's heavy handed tactics concerning tree cutting for many years.  Citizen Testimony reveals allegations in which the TVA or their contractors may be violating law or TVA policy as described -  intimidation by Right of Way Management; cutting of trees outside of line boundary; improper use of herbicides; poisoning of water sources; destruction of environment resulting in erosion and destruction of private property: contractors use of untrained and/or illegal labor for application of herbicides; cutting trees which fell on power lines.




Renewable - Sustainable Energy and Energy Efficiency vs Coal and Nuclear Power
TVA continues to insist that nuclear power is clean energy. This is a dangerous false mantra due to  deadly, highly radioactive used nuclear fuel which must be safely and securely stored for centuries. Nuclear power is an expensive, high risk energy alternative. 



EXCERPTS FROM THE DIRECTORS MEETING

CEO Statement

CFO Statement



Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Jackson County Commission Work Session - November 3, 2014

Jackson County Courthouse, south side (photo by G. Morgan)

Jackson County Commission meeting schedule change for November 10, 17 and December 1, 2014 - meeting times moved to 3:00PM on each date. Citizen Comment on 10 Commandments, Holiday Schedule, Disaster Mitigation Grant, Road Closure Policy due to inclement weather among other issue discussions.

AGENDA

VIDEO

November 4, 2014 Election Results - Courtesy WAFF

State Senate District 8
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
>Steve Livingston (R)24,27272%
Horace Clemmons (D)9,31028%


State House District 23
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
>Tommy Hanes (R)5,47357%
John Robinson (D / Inc.)4,13243%


Jackson Co. Rev. Commissioner
95% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
Jeff Arnold (D)6,42456%
Kathy Thompson (R)4,97244%
OTHER RESULTS COURTESY OF WAFF:  http://www.waff.com/category/244854/election-results

Scottsboro City Council Organizational Meeting and Work Session November 3, 2014


Monday, November 3, 2014 was an Organizational Meeting of the Scottsboro City Council after the newly elected officials, see agenda below,  were sworn into office. Immediately following the organizational meeting a work session took place. The agendas are posted below. Please note the 3 important work session topics discussed: 1) New Pawn Shop Ordinances; 2) Dog Park (see photos and diagram below) There was no discussion as to costs. 3) Brownwood School American Heritage Day.

AGENDA of ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

VIDEO


AGENDA of WORK SESSION


VIDEO OF WORK SESSION



DOG PARK INFO

Proposed Rules

Dog Park Diagram at area near Bynum Park