RESOLUTION 4-2012

 

 

 

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

 

WHEREAS, 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