The City of Plainview awarded its 2021 Academic Achievement Scholarship to Mason Weaver. The annual scholarship for $500 is given to the graduating senior with the highest grade point average who resides in Plainview. Mayor Chandler congratulated Mason for his outstanding academic achievement and and thanked his parents for all of their support for him.
One of Plainview Chief of Police Eddie Muncey’s favorite activities as a young boy was playing baseball and, like many young boys, he dreamed of being a professional baseball player.
Muncey also had a great admiration for police officers and was enthralled with the lights, the sirens, and the dignity of the uniform. Growing up in Union County Muncey played baseball until high school when his priorities changed and his new passion was to get a set of wheels. He got his first job at Hensley’s IGA and with his earnings bought his first pickup truck.
Out of concern for the rise in COVID-19 cases and the need to keep its citizens safe, the City of Plainview is canceling the December meeting for the Board of Aldermen (City Council), the Planning Commission, and the Neighborhood Watch. Municipal Court will meet as usual during December and January.
Senior Brunch is canceled until the Governor's Emergency Order expires.
Regular meetings will resume with the Planning Commission and the Board of Aldermen on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, and the Neighborhood Watch on Thursday, January 21.
Career Trend, an online resource that discusses duties of elected and appointed city officials (for anyone entertaining the notion of serving), describes small town mayors as the Chief Representative of the People.
That description is quite fitting of the Mayor of Plainview, Gary D. Chandler. Having an interest in making his community better, Chandler began serving as Plainview City Alderman in 2003. He was elected Plainview City Mayor 10 years ago and is currently serving his third term. Chandler is the third mayor to serve the City of Plainview in its 28-year history.
City Judge Darrick Edmondson administered the oath of office to Mayor Gary Chandler, Alderman Gordon Bright, and Alderman Rebecca Lock at the July meeting of the Board of Aldermen.
Chandler and Bright are incumbents while Lock is a newcomer who takes the seat voluntarily vacated by Marilyn Toppins at the end of her appointed term.
The City of Plainview made several donations at its June 2020 Board of Aldermen meeting. Mayor Gary Chandler awarded the Plainview Scholarship in the amount of $500 for outstanding academic achievement to Skylar Bates for having the highest grade point average as a graduating senior who resides in Plainview.
Plainview Police Chief Eddie Muncey encourages all drivers to watch for children playing in our neighborhoods. Muncey stressed the importance of obeying the 20 mph speed limit. Mayor Gary Chandler responded to a concerned parent that some better signs may be needed. Alderman Gordon Bright echoed Muncey's comments and stated that the signs that say “We love our kids” might help. Muncey reminded everyone that his department would be more vigilant, randomly check each neighborhood, and write more tickets for speeders.
Call to Order 7:05 PM by Mayor Chandler
Prayer by Gordon Bright
Present: Mayor Chandler, Vice-Mayor Phillips, Aldermen Josh Collins, Marilyn Toppins, Gordon Bright
Reading of Previous Minutes by Mary Ann Brantley. Two name corrections were made. Motion by Marilyn Toppins, Second by Richard Phillips to approve with corrections.
Regional Director of Census Kimberly Smith presented information on the procedures and importance of reporting the upcoming 2020 Census.
The City of Plainview hosted a ribbon cutting to mark the Grand Opening of the Dollar General Store at 1900 Tazewell Pike. Mayor Gary Chandler welcomed the crowd and thanked all who made this day possible. Mayor Chandler stated that Plainview is a growing community of caring individuals and that the city will continue to strive to “meet the needs of our citizens”.
The Luttrell Volunteer Fire Department hosted a fun-packed day at the Annual Plainview Spring Fest on Saturday, May 18. From 9:00am to 5:00pm, partakers could stop in at the Plainview Community Center for entertainment, vendors, auctions, children’s activities, delicious food, and even a visit to Snow Cone Eddie.
CITY OF PLAINVIEW COUNCIL
NOVEMBER 13, 2018
Call to Order: 7:00 PM by Vice-Mayor Richard Phillips, Presiding.
Prayer: Alderman Gordon Bright
Aldermen Josh Collins, Richard Phillips, Gordon Bright
Reading of Previous Minutes: Mary Ann Brantley read last month’s minutes. A motion to
approve as ready by Gordon Bright, Second by Josh Collins. Motion Carried. Minutes of Special
Called meeting of November 1, 2018. Motion to approve by Josh Collins, Second by Gordon
Bright. Motion carried.
The City of Plainview recognized three UCHS graduates for their outstanding achievement at the June meeting of the Board of Alderman. Mayor Gary Chandler and Vice Mayor Richard Phillips rewarded Seth Beeler, Samantha Sutton, and Destini Thomas with a plaque and a $500 scholarship.
Seth Beeler, a valedictorian, will attend UT Knoxville in the fall to major in pre-medicine. He plans to eventually study optometry. Seth participated in the UCHS Health Occupations Program and did his clinical internship with Dr. Tommy Louthan of Halls Vision Clinic.