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Tennessee Municipalities to Consider Opting Out of New Park Carry Law!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Please Contact Your Local Officials!

Several Tennessee counties and municipalities have started the process to opt-out of the new park carry law before its effective date (Tuesday, September 1).  We have included a list of cities and counties that are considering opting-out or have scheduled hearings on the issue.  Please make your voice heard to keep this from happening.

The best way to get your opinion through to your local officials is to contact them immediately.   Please respectfully urge them to oppose any proposal or resolution that would prohibit law-abiding permit holders from protecting themselves in local parks.  The following cities have scheduled hearings on the issue for Tuesday, July 14.

Chattanooga, TN
Website:  www.chattanooga.gov

Resolution No:  Letter (i) on the agenda

When: Tuesday, July 14 at 3:00 pm

Location:

City Council Building, Assembly Room
1000 Lindsay St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402


Local Officials:
Mayor Ron Littlefield

Mayor's Office
101 E. 11th Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Phone: (423) 425-7800
Email: 
mayor@mail.chattanooga.gov

Dan Johnson, Chief of Staff
johnson_dan@mail.chattanooga.gov

Chattanooga City Council
1000 Lindsay Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402-4233

Phone (423) 757-5196
Fax (423) 757-4857

Contact information for Chattanooga City Council Members can be found
here.  Specific member information is located on the left hand side.

Gallatin, TN
Website:  www.gallatin-tn.gov

Resolution No: item #6 on the agenda.
To view the July 14 agenda please click here.  

When:  Tuesday, July 14 @ 5:30 pm

Where:
City Hall, Mayor’s Conference Room
132 W Main Street
Gallatin, TN 37066 

Local Officials: 
Mayor Jo Ann Graves
Office of the Mayor
132 W. Main Street
Gallatin, TN  37066
Phone:  (615) 451-5961
Fax:  (615) 451-5934
Email:  joann.graves@gallatin-tn.gov 

Pat Byars, Executive Assistant
Email:  pat.byars@gallatin-tn.gov 
Vice Mayor Dale Bennett, District 2
1202 Langwood Court
Gallatin, TN 37066
Phone:  (615) 452-4954 

Ed Mayberry, Council At Large
801 Haynie Place
Gallatin, TN 37066
Phone:  (615) 230-7869 OR 452-9000
Fax:  (615) 452-9163   

Tom Garrott, Council At Large
931 Belvedere Drive
Gallatin, TN  37066
Phone:  (615) 452-5717

Anne Kemp, District 1
1207 Gibbs Lane
Gallatin, TN 37066
Phone:  (615) 452-8924 

Jimmy Overton, District 3
901 Lakeview Court
Gallatin, TN 37066
Phone:  (615) 230-0496
Email:  over5091@bellsouth.net

Craig Hayes, District 4
1040 Grassland Chase Drive
Gallatin, TN 37066
Phone:  (615) 230-7940 OR 452-1303
Fax:  452-6285  

 John D. Alexander, District 5
780 Anthony Street
Gallatin, TN 37066
Phone:  (615) 452-4168

Hendersonville, TN
Website:  www.hvilletn.org
Resolution No:  Resolution 2009-18
http://www.nraila.org/media/PDFs/HendersonvilleOptOutRes2009_18.pdf

When:  Tuesday, July 14 at 6:30 pm CST

Location: 
City Hall
101 Maple Drive North
Hendersonville, TN
3707

Local Officials:

If you absolutely cannot attend, please voice opposition by contacting the City of Hendersonville at (615) 822-1000 and/or calling the committee members below.
Contact information for the Mayor and the City Aldermen can be found by clicking
here.

General Committee Members

Fred Qualls
103 Pleasantview Drive
Phone:  (615) 824-4507
Email: 
fqualls@hvilletn.org
 

Steve Brown
110 Meadow Lane
Phone:  (615) 824-4771
Email: 
sbrown@hvilletn.org

Hamilton Frost
116 Dalton Circle
Phone:  (615) 822-8163
Email: 
hfrost@hvilletn.org
 

Public Safety Committee Members

Tommy Elsten
138 Country Club Drive
Phone:  (615) 822-9656
Email: 
telsten@hvilletn.org

Darlene Stringfellow
122 Dorris Drive
Phone:  (615) 824-2247
Email: 
dstringfellow@hvilletn.org
 

Lance Wray
163 East Harbor Drive
Phone:  (615) 512-1861
Email: 
lwray@hvilletn.org 


Kingston, TN
Website:  www.mykingstontn.com

Proposed Resolution:  item (L) on the City of Kingston Agenda set for the next Committee Meeting.  Please click here to view the committee agenda.  The agenda can be found on the left hand side. 

When:  Tuesday, July 14 at 7:00 pm

Location: 
Kingston Community Center
201 Patton Ferry Road
Kingston, TN 37763

Local Officials: 
Phone:  (865) 376-9476 

Mayor Troy Beets                                          
Email:  troybeets@bellsouth.net
 

Vice Mayor Teresa Ferguson      
E
mail:  candidate07@bellsouth.net 

Kingston City Council Members: 
Councilman Don White                              
Email:  INKY76201@aol.com 

Councilman Kevin McClure               
Email:  kbmcclure@comcast.net 

Councilman Norman Sugarman                        
Email:  nsugarman@bellsouth.net 

Councilman Tim Neal                             
Email:  timothyneal@bellsouth.net 

Councilman Brant W. Williams                         

Email:  brant@brantwwilliams.com

 

Rogersville, TN
Website:  www.rogersville-tn.com

Resolution No:  #5 on the agenda 

When:  Tuesday, July 14 at 7:00 p.m.

Location: 
Rogersville City Hall, Board Room
106 East Kyle Street
Rogersville, TN 37857 

Local Officials:
Contact information for all local officials:
Phone:  (423) 272-7497
Fax:  (423) 272-9451 

Mayor Jim Sells
544 Nelson Street
Rogersville, TN 37857
Phone:  (423) 272-7582 OR 272-7497 

Vice Mayor Charles P. Beal
125 Sharp Avenue
Rogersville, TN 37857
Phone: (423) 272-4803 OR (423) 272-2628 

Board of Aldermen

Eloise M. Edwards 

205 West Hills Drive
Rogersville, TN 37857
Phone:  (423) 272-2471 

David B Hartness

318 East McKinney Avenue
Rogersville, TN 37857
Phone:  (423) 272-8354 

Ann R. Howe

P.O. Box
613
Rogersville, TN 37857
Phone:  (423) 272-4972 

John B. Johnson

216 Circle Drive
Rogersville, TN 37857
Phone:  (423) 272-4460

 Owen W. Slater
112 Huffmaster Street
Rogersville, TN 37857
Phone:  (423) 272-3567

Selmer, TN 
Website:  www.selmer-tn.com

Resolution No:  not assigned a number yet, but listed as item #2 on the agenda

When:  Tuesday, July 14 at 7:00 pm

Location: 
Selmer City Hall, Board Room
144 N. Second St
Selmer, TN 38375

 Local Officials:

Mayor David Robinson
Phone:  (731) 645-3241
Email:  David.Robinson@CharterInternet.com     

Board of Aldermen Contact information:
Phone:  (731) 645-3241
Fax:  (731) 646-1462 

Alderman John Smith
Email:  johnsmithynm@yahoo.com 

Alderman John Finlayson
Email:  johnny.finlayson@regions.com 

Alderman Paul Simpson
Email:  simpsonlawoffice@earthlink.net 

Alderman Lloyd Tennyson
Email:  meemsblt@bellsouth.net 

Alderman Edward Smith
Email:  edandruth@charter.net 

Trenton, TN
Website:  www.teapotcollection.com

When:  Tuesday, July 14 at 5:30 pm 

Resolution No:  2009-R-7

We highly encourage everyone to be in attendance to voice opposition to this ban on park carry.  To view a copy of the July 14 agenda, please click here.

Location:  
Trenton City Hall, Conference Room
309 South College Street
Trenton, TN 38382 

Local Officials:

If you cannot attend, please voice your opposition by contacting the Mayor and members of the Trenton City Council at Phone: (731) 855-2013 or by e-mail at trentoncity@bellsouth.net.  Contact forms can also be found here.

Contact information for the Mayor and the City Alderman can be found by clicking here. 

Mayor Tony Burris
City of Trenton
309 S. College Street
Trenton, TN  38382
Phone: (731) 855-2013
Fax:     (731) 855-1091
Email: trentonmayor@bellsouth.net 

Aldermen
Alderman  Jim Overall
Alderman  Ricky Jackson
Alderman  Joe Hammonds
Alderman  Frank Gibson
Alderman  Richie Cannon
Alderman  Michael “Bubba” Abbott 

Winchester, TN
Website:  www.winchester-tn.com

Resolution No:  Resolution No. 807
Click here to view a copy of the July 14 Agenda.  

When:  Tuesday, July 14 @ 6:00 pm 

Where:
Winchester City Hall
7 South High Street
Winchester, TN 37398   

All local officials can be contacted by calling:
Phone: (931) 967-2532
Fax:  (931) 967-1553

Local Officials:
Mayor Terry Harrell

Winchester City Hall
7 South High Street
Winchester, TN 37398
Email: terry.harrell@usbank.com 

Winchester City Council:
Vice Mayor, Councilman Glen Glasner
Email:  glasnerone@comcast.net 

Councilman Sonny Elliott
Email:  Unavailable

Councilman Gene Snead
Email:  sneads@edge.net 

Councilman Bobby Scharber
Email:  Unavailable 

Councilman Willie Womack
Email:  thewomacks@tnns.net

 

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