Most of Monday night's Lenoir City Council meeting took place behind closed doors.
Lenoir City Mayor Tony Aikens would not disclose the reason for a 30-minute executive session, but opened the meeting stating it would need to happen.
During open session, Leslie Johnson, city codes enforcement officer, told council there were many pending changes and updates to the city's stormwater management program being mandated by Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.
She said she hopes one ordinance will encompass the changes and make it "more user friendly."
Lenoir City Councilman Harry Wampler requested a workshop to discuss the modifications, acknowledging that since it is mandated by TDEC, the changes must happen. Councilman Eddie Simpson agreed that a meeting is needed.
"We are probably talking after the first of the year," Johnson said, adding there are aspects of the updates she must better understand before council votes.
In an unrelated matter, Lenoir City Police Chief Don White requested five new Motorola radios, each costing $3,103.96 for a total of $15,519.80. "This is a budgeted item," White said.
Council approved the purchase unanimously.
The Nov. 12 city council meeting was canceled since it falls on Veterans Day and city offices will be closed.
The Dec. 24 city council meeting was also canceled.