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Algood City Council Could Consider Changes To Wall Street Traffic

Algood City Council will consider closing a portion of Wall Street between 5th Avenue and West Main Street. That after the recommendation came from Algood’s Planning Commission Thursday night. City Administrator Keith Morrison said the city decided to abandon the street in 2006. He said that Hope Church had asked the city to review it for closure as it begins ... Read More »

Proposed Rezoning For Algood Virginia Street Property Fails

An ordinance to rezone a property near Virginia Street and Second Avenue from low-density residential to high-density residential failed to move forward at the Algood City Council meeting Tuesday night. The ordinance would change an 11,600-square-foot property from R-1 density to R-3 density to accommodate a proposed duplex. Residents voiced concern about the potential to change the neighborhood should a ... Read More »

Algood Council Removing Some Farmer’s Market Regulations To Boost Participation

The Algood City Council proposing revisions to the Farmer’s Market to broaden vendor regulations. City Administrator Keith Morrison said if passed, farmers outside of Putnam County will no longer need a certified letter of homegrown goods from their ag extension office. Items from whole sellers would also be allowed. “They’re just concerned that we had the rules so tight and ... Read More »

Algood City Council Keeps Property Tax Rate

Algood City Council has set its property tax rate at 0.3963 per $100. City Administrator Keith Morrison said that rate is the same as last year’s. He said that the council did not feel the need to take in more money through a rate increase, as they were making good progress as is. Morrison said that the tax rate has ... Read More »

Algood City Council Approves City Employee Bonuses

Algood City Council approved premium pay for its city employees Tuesday night that have been employed since January 2021. City Manager Keith Morrison said that if all requirements are met, full-time employees can earn up to $1,500 in bonuses and part-time employees can earn up to $900. “Originally when that ordinance started it was thought to be around $4,000, they ... Read More »

Algood Approves Changes For New Court Software, E-Citations

Algood City Council approved changes to some of its court operations Tuesday night. One being the first reading of an ordinance that establishes reasonable court costs and litigation tax. Mayor Lisa Chapman Fowler said this was a standard move. “We have had it discussed with Municipal court specialist at MTAS who has advised us on this,” Fowler said. “We also ... Read More »

Algood Awarding Funds For Sewer Cleaning And Testing

Algood City Council approved a $178,000 bid Tuesday night to inspect and clean the town’s sewer system. City Manager Keith Morrison said the town originally budgeted around $75,000 for the work. He said they had planned to supplement it with an infrastructure planning grant. Morrison said he believes the city should use American Rescue Plan funding for such a project to ... Read More »

Algood Park Phase One Bids Come In Higher Than Anticipated

Bids have come in higher than anticipated for phase one of Algood’s 21-acre park. $675,000 was allocated in the budget for the park, however three bids all came in over $1 million dollars. City Administrator Keith Morrison said the city will have to reconvene with bidders about moving forward. “Try to go over some things, possibly release a statement to ... Read More »

Algood Park System Town Hall Focusing On Family Opportunities

Algood gave residents the chance to comment on the systemwide parks master plan during a Tuesday night town hall. Putnam County Commissioner Cathy Reel was in attendance and said she likes what she heard when it comes to affordable recreation opportunities in her district. “Not everybody gets to go to the Titans games in Nashville, or go to the Predators ... Read More »

Algood Council Denies Rezoning Request For Quarry Run Addition

Algood City Council denied the rezoning request for 299 East Main Street to allow a new phase of apartments. The topic had been tabled previously and even discussed at length during special called work sessions. Vice Mayor Bill Bilbrey said 90 percent of the citizens he spoke with said Algood had enough apartments. Tuesday marked the first reading of the ... Read More »