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Citizens looking to put Red Bank on the map

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By Amy Morrow
Eyewitness News Anchor/ Reporter

RED BANK, HAMILTON COUNTY, TN (WRCB) - Red Bank residents say they're on a mission to put their city of more than 12,000 on the map.

They're getting together to brainstorm to form a plan for the future.

They met Monday night to discuss their concerns and what needs to happen to make Red Bank a great city.

Some had questions, others had answers, but the people say they have the same goal, to make the city of Red Bank a better place to live.

"I hope the city officials decide to listen to the people about what they want safety, revenue," says Erin Creal, President of Red Bank Neighborhood Pride.

Just to name a few.

Creal says this effort started in 2003 and they want to pick up where they left off with Red Bank's re-vision.

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"I know there's a lot of houses that need repairs and people can't afford it," says Sheryl Campbell, Red Bank resident.

Which is why the City is working with different charities to offer help for homeowners, who don't have the cash to make improvements.

"I think we're looking at improvements to help senior citizens," says resident Linda Walker.

Brainstorming to make Red Bank living better for all ages, with ideas tacked on a sticky note. Yet, many agree they have a few hurdles to overcome.

"There's a lot of bad press over traffic cameras," says Walker.

"I still get feedback on people who don't wanna come into Red Bank because of them," says Campbell.

"We should shouldn't give up on Red Bank because of a few negative perceptions come about because of big news stories," says Creal.

"We'd like to see the town grow and like to see people come to appreciate what this, that's good try to overlook some of the politics that go on here,"  says Walker.

For more information, about assistance for improvements on homes in Red Bank call 877-1103. The City has implemented many of the 2003 re-vision ideas, sidewalks was one of those.

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