By DALE GRAHAM
The Kingston Springs City Commission met in regular session last Thursday night. Gary Corlew and Craig Kitch were absent.
“All the departments came in under budget”, City Recorder Debbie Finch told the Kingston Springs City Commission last Thursday night before their vote to approve year end amendments to the 2011 Budget. Vice Mayor Tony Campbell thanked “Debit Debbie” for the “tremendous job” she does keeping the city “on track” financially. The rest of the commission chimed in their agreement. Final reading will be held after a Public Hearing at 7p.m. on October 18th.
Finch received more than a pat on the back for efforts to keep Kingston Springs fiscally sound. City Manager Laurie Cooper nominated Finch this year for “The Distinguished Service Award” given by the Tennessee Association of Municipal Clerks and Recorders. The award is given to those that have stepped outside their normal scope of duties on the job. It is presented to one person per year. Of all the nominees presented throughout the state of Tennessee to the association, Finch was chosen to win the award.
“It is a huge honor and I’m grateful that Laurie took the time to nominate me and to show her appreciation for the job that I do”, Finch said.
She also won the Clerk of the Year award in 2002.
In December, Debbie will complete an intense 2 year course required by the state’s comptroller office for all city recorders. She will receive the certification of CMFO. (Certified Municipal Finance Officer).
Debbie Finch has been with The Town of Kingston Springs since 1990. She and husband Glen live in the Ranchettes. They have two sons and two grandchildren.
Also discussed were proposed regulations concerning animals in residential areas, (fowl and other livestock.) This has been an ongoing discussion for several months, and commissioners asked that the resolution be ready for first reading at the October meeting.
The Kingston Springs City Commission meets the third Thursday of each month at 7p.m. in the Beck Town Meeting Hall in downtown Kingston Springs.