County commissioners must wait a month to listen to a presentation from BrightRidge officers on steps the utility plans to take to deal with noise complaints at a bitcoin mining operation in rural Washington County.
Board Chairman Greg Matherly mentioned Friday BrightRidge officers have promised to supply options to the issue when commissioners meet in July.
Officers from BrightRidge had been requested to come back to the board’s June assembly after commissioners heard from residents within the Limestone group final month. Craig Ponder, pastor of New Salem Baptist Church, mentioned his congregation and neighbors of the group had been being disturbed by the fixed noise from the computer systems and cooling followers utilized by Crimson Canine Applied sciences in its cyber mining operation.
Bitcoin mining is a course of that produces cryptocurrency by utilizing computer systems to unravel very advanced math issues.
“At request of Commissioner Kent Harris, BrightRidge will come subsequent month to debate options to the noise downside,” Matherly mentioned.
He famous BrightRidge officers mentioned the engineer who’s concerned in addressing these noise issues was unable to attend Monday’s assembly of the fee.
Matherly additionally mentioned a presentation from Northeast Tennessee Regional Financial Partnership asking the county contribute $50,000 to assist market a distant employee relocation initiative was additionally faraway from the fee’s month-to-month agenda.
Johnson Metropolis commissioners voted in April to contribute $100,000 to a advertising and marketing marketing campaign by NETREP, the Johnson Metropolis Conference and Guests Bureau and the Northeast Tennessee Tourism Affiliation to carry distant staff to the area.
Mitch Miller, the CEO of the regional partnership, mentioned NETREP will likely be assembly with county finances officers subsequent month to discover “different options for funding” the distant employee relocation incentive program.