Ducktown notes ...
Article Author: Emily Dilbeck
The Ducktown City Commission discussed the possibility of a partnership with Maryville College at its regular meeting Thursday night.
Mayor James Talley said he met with college officials earlier in the month who had expressed interest in including Polk County as an area to target prospective students. Talley said there was a discussion with the college about sponsoring events within the town and the possibility that the College would offer scholarships to area high school graduates.
Talley said the College also had an interest in the Ducktown School Building. He then asked Commissioner Doug Collins, who also serves on the 4th Fractional Township Board in charge of the School, if he had spoken with Dr. Craig Green, another Township Board member. Collins said he had last week, but suggested that the Board was having issues. Collins said he only wanted to lease the building to create revenue.
Talley then discussed plans for equestrian and bike trails to be placed in the City and said he had met with an engineering firm to get the processed started. He said he hoped this would bring in revenue for the City and increase tourism.
The Commissioners also discussed the City’s Urban Growth Boundary Plan, which the County’s Coordinating Commission voted to send back to Ducktown’s Planning Commission last month. The Ducktown’s Planning Commission will meet to review the Urban Growth Boundary Plan on Monday, October 22nd at 6:30 pm in Ducktown City Hall.
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