On today's County Commission agenda an item was placed on the Consent Agenda. Being placed on the Consent Agenda means no discussion, no question and is expected to pass at next weeks Commission meeting.
Here is the item, R-12-8-801 Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee approving contracts with Kaley & Tuck Real Estate Appraisers, Donald White & Associates, LLC, Butler Appraisal Group, LLC and the Miller Company for real estate appraisals on an as needed basis.
While Ballard talks about all these "certified" appraisers and the Assessor in waiting Jim Weaver being on staff. Obviously this group can't appraise or they wouldn't need these appraisers on an as needed basis. If Knox County Government needs appraisals, then Ballard's team should do it, since he has supposedly placed certified people.
Ballard's team of his personal assistant Betty Lane, the Assessor in Waiting Jim Weaver and Ballard sat through two hours of the Commission Work Session while being paid by the taxpayers doing absolutely nothing. Evidently, Ballard must be escorted and baby sat in order to appear at a meeting two floors below the Assessors office.