So we are at the point again that Aldermen elections are coming up. Two seats are open, that are currently occupied by Dennis Waldron and Thomas Broeker.
Now it’s already been stated to those in the know that the Security Chief for Stonecrest Hospital, David Gammon. Doing a bit of research at one point Mr. Gammon ran “David Gammon Bail Bonding” out of his home at 578 Hollandale Rd, La Vergne, TN 37086. He is also a graduate of Smyrna High School and he did run for office and lost back in 2010. In the 2010 he chose not to respond to a questionaire submitted by ThisIsLaVergne blog and only received 1555 votes out of the the 10K or so votes that year.
It would appear that Sarah Boner is running for the Concerned Citizens of La Vergne. Now Mrs Boner has been a long time supporter of the Concerned Citizens Group. She has taken the stand against the current property tax in the city, has come out against the firing of the former Codes Director(who many complained was not doing his job), has come out against the water/sewer increase and has actively lobbied that politicians from other cities move to La Vergne to run for office. You may remember Sarah Boner also as one of the owners of B&B Disposal that was recently at a controversy with neighbors complaining of it being a dump with rats, bad smells and unsafe conditions for children. While we couldn’t locate documentation on the final outcome of this situation suffice to say the concerned residents issues were not directly addressed in the city’s records. Sarah Boner also obtained a business license for A Moment In Time, Photography Services.
Lastly, after playing cat and mouse via statements it appears Dennis Waldron may be running for re-election. You may remember Alderman Waldron as being elected back in 2004. He voted against the 2011 budget and against the property tax increase and the water/sewer rates. At a public townhall meeting in the very few times he spoke he stated he was against any water/sewer increase, but that it really should have happened years ago. In April 2010 he was connected with a rock quary not being shut down due to it having a family member owning it. He also went to the news media and stated that the city had available funds to avoid the tax increase, but those claims were refudiated by the city’s fiance director. Recently, Alderman Waldron has been linked with getting more attention to theSmyrna-Lavergne Assistance Coalition as well as funding. He also voted against a bill to provide better equipment for our local police officers and voted against altering an amendment to clarify the language on parking on streets or in yards. We here at La Vergne Times have been unable to reach Alderman Waldron why he does not support the police officers improved equipment and why he doesn’t want to clarify language that many have been confused on already. Sadly, we have not been able to reach him.
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