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Tennessee: Updated List of Localities Opting Out of Park Carry

Friday, July 24, 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. 

Anderson County 

 

Website:  www.andersontn.org

 

Resolution No.:  Resolution No. 09-316,

 

The Anderson County Legislative Committee will meet to consider Resolution No. 09-316.

 

When:  Monday, July 27 at 5:30 pm 

 

Location:

Anderson County Courthouse, Room 312

100 North Main Street

Clinton, TN 37716

 

Local Officials:

 

 

  • Anderson County Board of Commissioners

100 North Main Street, Room 118

Clinton, TN 37716

Phone:  (865) 463-6866

Fax: (865) 457-6264

 

For Anderson County Commission Contact info click here.

 

 


 

Davidson CountyNashville, TN

  

Website:  www.tennesseeanytime.org/local/davidson.html

Ordinance No.:  Bill No. BL2009-489 

 

On Tuesday, June 16, the Metropolitan Council of Nashville and Davidson County held its first reading of Bill No. BL2009-489, by Council Member Jerry Maynard.  Bill No. BL2009-489 is an ordinance prohibiting handguns within any of its Metropolitan Government parks.  As a result of its first vote (ROLL CALL), it was referred to the Public Safety Committee and the Parks Committee for its second reading to be held on July 21.  But the Public Safety Committee has once more deferred the second reading and instead has scheduled a two-hour forum for Thursday, July 30 to discuss this issue.  All meetings are open to the public. 

 

When:  Thursday, July 30 at 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 

Location:

Metropolitan Courthouse

Metro Council Chambers

One Public Square

Nashville, TN 37219

 

Local Officials:

 

  • Mayor Karl Dean
    1 Public Sq. Ste. 100
    Nashville, TN 37201
    Phone:  (615) 862-6000

Fax:  (615) 862-6040

Email:  mayor@nashville.gov 

 

  • Metro City Council

Phone:  (615) 862-6780 OR (615) 862-5000 press #3

 

 

For further contact information on the Metro City Council click here.


Montgomery CountyClarksville, TN 

Website:  www.montgomerycountytn.org

 

Without public notice, Clarksville held a special session on Thursday, July 9 at 3:00 p.m., opting the city out of the park carry bill.  A resolution has not been set for Montgomery County, but is expected to be filed before the next county commission meeting.  If a resolution is brought forth – it will be placed on the County Commission’s informal meeting for Monday, August 3.  If approved, the resolution will be set for the formal meeting on Monday, August 10.  Please continue to visit the Montgomery County Committee’s Agenda Website to monitor any opt-out Resolutions.  Click here for agenda.

 

Anybody wishing to speak before the commission may do so at the informal meeting (August 3).  All requests to speak should be presented at least 24 hours before the informal meeting in writing. Requests to speak forms may be obtained at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Suite 205, 1 Millennium Plaza. For further information call (931) 648-5787.

 

When:  Monday, August 3 at 7:00 p.m.

 

Location: 

Historic Courthouse

1 Millennium Plaza

Clarksville, TN 37041

 

Local Officials:

 

  • Mayor Carolyn Bowers

1 Millennium Plaza

          Clarksville, TN 37041

Phone: (931) 648-5787

Fax: (931) 553-5177

Email:  mayorbowers@montgomerycountytn.org

 

Montgomery County Commissioners contact info can be found here.

 

To express opposition and disappointment to the recent Clarksville opt out resolution (RESOLUTION 5-2009-10) of park carry by law-abiding permit holders.  Please visit the Clarksville City Council website to obtain contact information by clicking here. 

 


Alcoa, TN  (Blount County)

Website:   www.cityofalcoa-tn.gov

Resolution: will be assigned a resolution number closer to the date

 

The meeting agenda also allows for a designated time for the hearing of citizens.  The Board of Commissioners welcomes your participation at its meetings. Public hearings allow for public comment, which are scheduled at the beginning of each meeting, immediately following the approval of minutes, reading of any proclamations or presentations.

 

When:  Tuesday, August 11 at 7:00 pm

 

Where:

Alcoa Municipal Building

Commission Chambers

223 Associates Blvd

Alcoa, TN 37701

 

Local Officials:

Contact info for the Mayor and the City Commission Members

Phone: (865) 380-4795

Fax: (865) 380-4797

 

Mayor Donald R. Mull

Email:  mull@cityofalcoa-tn.gov

 

Vice Mayor Clint Abbott

Email:  abbott@cityofalcoa-tn.gov

 

Commissioner Clayton Bledsoe

Email:  bledsoe@cityofalcoa-tn.gov

 

Commissioner Vaughn Belcher

Email:  belcher@cityofalcoa-tn.gov

 

Commissioner George Williams

Email:  williams@cityofalcoa-tn.gov

 

For further information on how to contact your local officials, click here.

 


Athens, TN

 

Website:  www.cityofathenstn.com

 

The Opt-out ordinance has been deferred to City Council Work Session

When:  August 10 @ 5:45 p.m.

 

Location: 

Athens Municipal Bldg Training Room

815 North Jackson Street

Athens, TN 37303

 

Contact Officials: 

Mayor
Hal Buttram

hbuttram@cityofathenstn.com

(423) 744-2702

Vice-Mayor
William Bo Perkinson

bperkinson@cityofathenstn.com

(423) 744-2702

Council Member
Ann Davis

adavis@cityofathenstn.com

(423) 744-2702

Council Member
Dick Pelley

dpelley@cityofathenstn.com

(423) 744-2702

 

 

 


 

Collierville, TN

Website:  www.collierville.com/government-mainmenu-48

When:  N/A

Location: 
Town Hall
500 Poplar View Pkwy
Collierville, TN 38017
You can reach the Mayor and Aldermen by calling (901)457-2200.  Their emails are listed below.
Mayor Stan Joyner
Email:  sjoyner@ci.collierville.tn.us

Vice Mayor Jimmy Lott
Email:  jlott@ci.collierville.tn.us
Alderman Tony Sarwar
Email:  tsarwar@ci.collierville.tn.us
Alderman Maureen Fraser
Email:  mfraser@ci.collierville.tn.us
Alderman Tom Allen
Email:  tallen@ci.collierville.tn.us

Alderman Mike Russell

Email:  mrussell@ci.collierville.tn.us

 


Cookeville, TN

Website: www.cookeville-tn.org

 

The consideration of the Cookeville opt-out resolution has been postponed for further research until Thursday, August 6.  Please continue to monitor the Council Agenda for updates.  Any future agenda postings can be found by clicking here.

 

Proposed Resolution: # R090709 

 

When:  Thursday, August 6 at 6:00 p.m.

 

Location:

City Hall, Municipal Building

(located across from the library)

45 E. Broad Street

Cookeville, TN

 

Local Officials: 

 

  • Mayor Sam Sallee

45 E. Broad St.

Cookeville, TN

Phone:  (931) 528-0575

Email:  ssallee@cookeville-tn.org

 

 

Contact for the City of Cookeville:

Phone:  (931) 526-9591

Email:  info@cookeville-tn.org

 

Click here for a list of City Council Members

 

 


Huntingdon, TN 

City of Huntingdon Contact info:

Phone:  (731) 986-2902

Email: huntingdoncityhall@charterinternet.com

 

There is no resolution at this current time.  The City is still evaluating the legalities of the potential resolution to ban park carry.

 


 

Lakeland, TN

Website:  http://www.lakelandtn.gov/index.htm

 

Location:

Lakeland City Hall

10001 Highway 70

Lakeland, TN, 38002

 

Contact Officials: 

Phone: (901) 867-2717

Fax: (901) 867-2063

 

To send email to City Hall click here.

 

Nothing has been brought before the commission yet, but may be discussed at the next Board of Commissions work session held Monday, July 27 at 6:30 p.m.


 

Maryville, TN

To Contact the City of Maryville click here.

City Manager Information  

 

When:  August 4 at 7:00 p.m.

 

Location:   

Maryville Municipal Center

400 W. Broadway

Maryville, TN 37801

 

There is not a resolution yet, but if they bring it up, it will be brought up at the first council meeting in August.


 

Medina, TN

Website:  cityofmedinatn.org

 

A resolution prohibiting firearms in local parks was tabled at the last meeting.  However, it could be brought up at the next city meeting.  A copy of the agenda will not be available until Thursday, July 30.  Please continue contacting your local officials in opposition to any prohibitions.

 

When:  Monday, August 3


Location:

Medina City Hall

112 N. Main Street

Medina, TN 38355

 

Contact the Mayor and the City Aldermen by calling (731) 783-5269 or via email by clicking here.

 

 


 

Mt. Juliet, TN

 

Website:  www.cityofmtjuliet.org/index.cfm

  

Resolution No:  not specified

 

When:  Monday, July 27 at 6:30 p.m.

A public hearing is held before each regularly scheduled meeting at 6:15 p.m.

 

Location: 

City Hall

2425 N. Mount Juliet Rd

Mt. Juliet, TN 37122

 

 

Contact information for the Mt. Juliet Board of Commissioners

 

General Phone:  (615) 754-2552

 

 

Vice Mayor Will Sellers, District 2

Phone:  (615) 319-2179

Email:  wsellers@cityofmtjuliet.org

 

Commissioner Ted Floyd, District 1

Phone: (615) 479-8192

Email:  tfloyd@cityofmtjuliet.org

 

Commissioner Ed Hagerty, District 3

Phone:  (615) 969-4769

Email:  ehagerty@cityofmtjuliet.org

 

Commissioner Jim Bradshaw, District 4

Phone:  (615) 545-7784

Email:  jbradshaw@cityofmtjuliet.org

 


 

Pigeon Forge, TN 

Website:  www.cityofpigeonforge.com/cg/mayormessage.htm

 

 

Resolution No.:  Not specified at this time - Agendas are not available for the next City Council Meeting until Friday, July 24 at 1:00 p.m. 

 

When:  Monday, July 27 at 5:30 p.m.

 

Location:   

Pigeon Forge City Hall

225 Pine Mountain Rd

Pigeon Forge, TN 37863


Officials:

Mayor Keith Whaley

Vice Mayor Kevin McClure

Commissioner Howard Sexton

Commissioner Joyce Brackins

Commissioner Howard Reagan

 

City Mayor and Commissioners can be reached by calling (865) 453-9061 or by email at cityhall@cityofpigeonforge.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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