ROGERSVILLE — The Hawkins Co. Commission will be asked during its 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, meeting to approve adoption of a state law section that calls for local approval of privately owned landfills before they are built.
Resolution 2018-12-5, which is sponsored by Commissioners Hannah Speaks and Danny Alvis, calls for the commission to adopt Tennessee Code Annotated (Title 68, Chapter 211, Part 7), which also is known as the “Jackson Law.”
The resolution notes that the Jackson Law can’t be used to regulate new privately owned landfills unless the commission approves its use by a two-thirds majority vote.
“Whereas the people of the county desire that the Hawkins County legislative body (the commission) approve of the construction of privately owned landfills for solid-waste disposal before such landfills are constructed in the county, including those constructed within the boundaries of municipalities in Hawkins County,” the resolution says.
Also during the Dec. 17, meeting, the commission is scheduled to consider resolutions calling for:
• reappointment of Hawkins Co. Industrial Board members: Tony Burchfield, Danny Cockerham, Larry Elkins (current chairman), Terry Glass and Tommy Young to six-year terms;
• moving Commissioner Danny Alvis from the Airport Committee to the Education Committee and moving Commissioner Charles Housewright from the Education Committee to the Airport Commission;
• naming of two county roads – Edgar Trent Road and Wallace Road;
• changing the speed limit on Bradley Creek Road from 45 mph to 55 mph; and
• approving as notary publics Kathy J. Eldridge of Eldridge Auto Sales of Rogersville and Christian D. Gray of Advance America of Rogersville.