Macon County Chronicle

County Commission Honors Service of the Late Melburn Cothron

The Board of the County Commissioners expressed their appreciation for the late Commissioner Melburn Cothron in a proclamation honoring his service.  A copy of the proclamation was presented to his family on Monday Night, February 23, as the Legislative Body met in regular session.  


WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Macon County, Tennessee,
recognize that Commissioner Melburn Cothron has rendered invaluable service to County Government and the people of Macon County, Tennessee; and

, the Commission recognizes that Melburn Cothron diligently and faithfully served the people of Macon County, Tennessee, as County Commissioner on two separate occasions for a total of 24 years in a tireless and distinguished manner; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Cothron was known to always take a stand on an issue and cast his vote according to what he believed to be in the best interest of the people he represented; and

WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners recognizes that Melburn Cothron has been a devoted public servant to Macon County, serving on many County Committees in addition to his work as County Commissioner; and

WHEREAS, the Commission recognizes that Melburn will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and colleagues, with his passing on January 5, 2009.

, by the Board of the County Commissioners of Macon County, Tennessee, meeting in regular session this 23rd day of February, 2009, that the Macon County Commissioners wish to express their public appreciation for Commissioner Melburn Cothron’s many years of dedicated service to Macon County and extend condolence to the family.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this proclamation be presented to Mr. Cothron’s family.

The 15th District Commissioners seat was filled on Monday night by Ronnie McDuffee.  Other applicants for the position voted on by commissioners were Ray Amalfitano, Hugh (Ed) Fishburn and Julie Spivey.

The 2008-2009 Macon County Junior High Cheerleaders were recognized in a resolution for their success during the school year.  This group has achieved several awards for their outstanding performances including TMSAA Champs, UCA Regionals 3rd Place, UCA Nationals 15th Place, NCA National Qualifier, and Primetyme Cheerfest.

Notary Publics elected at the meeting were Renee Austin, Sherill Roddy, Shelly D. Hewitt, Tammye Hewitt, Amber Bandy, Walter T. Andrews, and Cheryl Gammons.  

In other business Mayor Linville reported checking with local banks and reported rates and term for school projects presented in earlier meeting by School Director Law.

The body voted to fund requested school projects, primarily designed to meet current fire codes, in the amount of  $800,000.

The Legislative Body passed a resolution allowing Red Boiling Springs School and Central Elementary to participate in an Economic and Community Development (ECD) energy efficiency loan program in an effort to improve facility energy efficiency and reduce energy costs.   Each facility would be required to implement approved projects within one year of loan approval.