The Oak Ridge City Council on Tuesday could discuss a review of the Oak Ridge Police Department, hear a briefing on a proposed U.S. Department of Energy landfill west of the Y-12 National Security Complex, and discuss a new joint city-school committee that could lay the groundwork for a new preschool by the 2016-2017 school year.
The City Council will meet in a non-voting work session at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Multipurpose Room at the Central Services Complex on Woodbury Lane. The work session has been rescheduled from last month because of weather.
Also on the agenda are discussions of any goals or concerns to be examined by the Special Events Advisory Task Force, and a discussion and briefing on the Daniel Arthur Building and Senior Citizens Center lease.
The City Council unanimously agreed in February to conduct an independent third-party review of turnover, morale issues, and administrative policies in the Police Department. Members could hear an update on the City Council selection and review of third parties for the ORPD review.
The joint city-schools committee for the Preschool was also endorsed by the City Council during the February meeting, when members agreed to use $150,000 in red-light camera money to repair the lead-based paint on the city’s Preschool, providing what officials hope will be a temporary fix while they develop a plan to permanently repair, replace, or move the Preschool. The city-school committee could work to determine space needs, develop an affordable finance plan, develop a project timetable, and make a public education plan.
The briefing on the DOE landfill will be given by Laura Ortiz Wilkerson and Scott Anderson of UCOR. The new landfill would hold waste from cleanup work at federal sites in Oak Ridge, and it could cost $1 billion.
See the agenda here.