A RESOLUTION supporting THE LOCATION OF a VETERANS ADMINISTRATION Hospital in Roane County
WHEREAS, the City of Harriman
has voted in a business meeting to lease the building which currently houses the Roane Medical Center to the Veterans Administration
for a sum of $1 per year; and
WHEREAS, development of a veteran's
hospital in Harriman would be centrally located in Roane County between the two existing Veteran's hospitals positioning itself
about 145 miles between Murfreesboro and Johnson City; and
veterans are presently required to travel roughly 275 miles round-trip to access hospital care; and
WHEREAS, patients would be better served, area veteran's resources would be greatly enhanced, employment
would rise, new businesses would develop, and additional streams of revenue would flow into Roane County as well as any county
that will have veterans traveling through to the proposed destination;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED that the City of Norris City Council, meeting in regular session on this the 14th day of May 2012, does
hereby support the effort to locate a Veteran's Hospital in Roane County, Tennessee.
RESOLVED, this the fourteenth day of May 2012.
Chris Mitchell, Mayor