Wednesday, April 24, 2024
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Cookeville Postpones Decision On RVs In Mobile Home Parks

Cookeville City Council began preparations for winter last night, purchasing 500 tons of road salt.

Public Works Director Blake Mayo said the city is currently two-thirds full on salt. The city salted just once last winter, during the Christmas Eve weather event. Pricing did not change from a year ago.

Council also voted Thursday night to ask the Planning Commission to further study changes to the zoning ordinance related to RVs in existing mobile home parks. During a work session this week, council members expressed concerns about unintended impacts of the ordinance to allow RVs.

Council approved an indemnification agreement with a company constructing a spec building in the Highlands Business Park. Hollingsworth Group needs to more about 20,000 cubic yards of dirt from the Ficosa building site to a second site they own in the park. The agreement allows the company to pass over land still owned by the city/county partnership to move that dirt. Community Development Director Jon Ward said that would be less impactful than moving dump trucks along the streets.

The agreement gives the company 180 days from signature to complete the project. The company must also repair any damage to the city/county land. County Commissioners must still approve the agreement.

Council approved the budgeted purchase of a meter reader truck replacement. Public Works will receive new SUVs. The purchase will replace 2007 models. Two new truck purchases for the electric department and one for the gas department also approved.

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