Get Breaking News
Sign Up, It's FREE!
Get special offers from
The Advocate and Democrat.

Sweetwater beefs up Codes Department

Published: 10:08 AM, 11/14/2012

Author: Tommy Millsaps
Source: The Monroe County Advocate

SWEETWATER-Sweetwater's finances have improved in recent months and it has helped the city move forward on some equipment and other needs.

During the Nov. 5 board meeting, city commissioners unanimously agreed to hire an assistant codes enforcement officer. Codes and Planning Commissioner Sam Moser said Chuck Whited was the best candidate for the job and Moser's fellow commissioners approved his choice.

The commission passed the final reading of sign ordinance amendments, which will cut down on the sign clutter around town, commissioners believe.

The commission agreed to purchase a new vehicle lift for the Street Department from Doug's Auto Parts.

"We have an unsafe condition," Street Commissioner Buster West said of the old equipment.

The board agreed and bought the lift for just under $7,900.

In other business, the board passed the final ordinance reading annexing the MCH property near Head of the Creek Road. | 337-7101

Print This Story Print This Story

Subscribe to The Advocate and Democrat by clicking SUBSCRIBE. Sign up for Breaking News emails from The Advocate and Democrat by clicking EMAIL ALERTS and inputting your email address next to "Add Me" near the top left corner.

Local Business Marketplace

Find more businesses on

Attorneys · Automotive · Health Care
Home & Garden · Hotels & Lodging Restaurants
Retail · Recreation · Real Estate & Rentals · Services

Facebook Fans
Photo Galleries