Information from WYSH Radio
The Tennessee Municipal League handed out its annual awards on Tuesday morning in Gatlinburg.
The Clinton Fire Department received the TML’s Award for Excellence in Fire Safety for its recent efforts to improve response times and the overall fire service in the city. Those efforts have paid off in the form of the department’s ISO rating improving from a “4” to a “2.” The lower ISO rating translates into lower homeowner’s insurance premiums for those within the city limits.
Clinton Fire Chief Archie Brummitt has said that the improvements that were made would not have been possible without the support of the City Council, the mayor, the city manager and the men and women of the Clinton Fire Department.
Rocky Top was also recognized with the TML’s Award for Excellence in Progressive Leadership based upon the town’s name change from Lake City as part of an overall plan to bolster the town’s flagging economy and subsequent economic development efforts, including the successful push for ATV riders being allowed to drive on city streets, which will happen beginning July 1.
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