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Committee Recommends Procedures For Naming Property

Putnam County may soon have a set of procedures to follow for naming county and state property. County Mayor Randy Porter said the county commission requested the procedures after naming an Interstate 40 overpass bridge last year. “We went back and the Public Records Commission met last month,” Porter said. “Anybody wanting to name something would come through my office first, ... Read More »

Algood Council Amends Zoning Code

Algood City Council on Tuesday placed restrictions on multi-family use and planned residential developments (PRD). Council approved an ordinance preventing such developments from locating in certain zoning districts. Business owner Eric Walker said he opposed the changes because they prohibit the redevelopment of property. “This doesn’t just go after multi-family apartments, it doesn’t allow for any approvals of planned residential ... Read More »

Monterey Receives National Rock Climbing Grant

Monterey will construct new trails with a $4,000 rock climbing conservation grant. Monterey grant writer Dawn Kupferer said the new trails will provide safe and legal access to the cliffs at Meadow Creek Park. “Before, the climbing area wasn’t accessible through the park. It was accessible through landowners,” Kupferer said. “Now we can bring more climbers in and offer a ... Read More »

Algood Discusses Fire Engine Purchase

Algood may look at purchasing a new fire engine next fiscal year. City Administrator Keith Morrison said a new engine could help lower the town’s ISO rating. “What it’s going to get you is a lower insurance rating for your residents and it’s another one of those what level of comfort are you willing to pay for?” Morrison said. “We ... Read More »

Baxter To Consider De-Annexing Elmore Town Bridge

De-annexing the Elmore Town Bridge might be the solution to getting it fixed. Baxter Mayor John Martin said de-annexing the 49-year-old bridge would allow Putnam County to make repairs. “If we de-annex this part near the bridge, the county takes it back over. You’re going to get the $206,000 in the bridge fund right now, plus the $65,000 in July,” ... Read More »

Airport Board To Discuss Road Project Tuesday

The Upper Cumberland Regional Airport Board meets Tuesday to discuss a project to widen and repave Airport Road. Airport Manager Dean Selby said the board will consider transferring airport property to the Tennessee Department of Transportation. “The intergovernmental agreement requires that all four associated governments approve the transfer before we can proceed with it,” Selby said. “It’s just a small ... Read More »

Baxter Getting Closer To Awarding Garbage Truck Bid

Baxter Aldermen decided not to award the bid for a new garbage truck during last week’s board meeting. Mayor John Martin said city officials did not have enough time to review bids for the new vehicle. “We are in the process, and I know the board is in full agreement that we are going to do a garbage truck,” Martin ... Read More »

Rainy Weather Delays Opening Of Findlay School

Bad weather has delayed construction on the new Findlay Elementary School. White County Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger said the building may not open by the start of next school year. “The start of the school year is a little bit in question due to the rain and lack of progress, but crews are hopeful that they will be able ... Read More »

Monterey Trail Work To Begin This Week

Crews will begin work to expand Monterey’s walking trail this week. Cultural Administrator Julie Bohannon said workers will also attempt to repair part of the existing trail. “They built a boardwalk behind the police station that connects to Crossville Street and during all the flooding it lifted that portion of the trail up,” Bohannon said. “There’s some damage now and ... Read More »

Algood Paving Project Expected To Wrap Up Next Week

A project to pave Main Street got underway in Algood this week. City Administrator Keith Morrison said crews from Rogers Group began grinding down the roadway. “They’re grinding again tonight and hopefully putting some new loops in for Walmart, as well as a few other things,” Morrison said. “They should put a new top coat down next week and have ... Read More »