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Utility Extension To Baxter’s Portobello Plant Complete

Baxter officials have issued a certificate of occupancy (CO) for Portobello America, allowing them to test equipment in the building. Codes Official Bob Lane told the Board of Aldermen Thursday that the temporary CO will serve the company until January. He said with all of the uncertainties, they wanted to be sure Portobello could progress as much as possible until ... Read More »

Sparta Updates Tap Fees To Keep Up With Material Costs

Sparta more than doubling its water and sewer tap fees in March due to rising installation costs. Mayor Jerry Lowery said the city was losing too much money at the current rates. “The reason we did that is, because the materials were going up,” Lowery said. “We were charging x number of dollars, and it was costing us more. We ... Read More »

Spencer Aldermen To Vote On Water Rate Increases Thursday

Mayor Alisa Farmer said the city has reached the point where low water rates can no longer be ignored. If approved Thursday, a water rate increase of $3.75 would go into effect in February. Both city and county customers would be impacted by the increase. Farmer said after that, the city would increase water rates three more times in six-month ... Read More »

Sparta Aldermen Amend Contract To Repair Leaking Sewer Line

Contractors found a major source of sewer overflow in Sparta that has been a source for the city’s sewer issues. The Board of Aldermen amended an ongoing manhole project contract to repair the issue Thursday night. Mayor Jerry Lowery said a large hole was found that is taking in a high volume of water. “They said they would repair that ... Read More »

Livingston Aldermen Discuss One-Way Traffic Options And Downtown Parking

The Livingston Mayor and Board of Aldermen to further discuss the possibility of converting two city roads to one-way traffic. Consultant Ray Evans proposed the item Monday night in an effort to create more roadside parking. Evans said business owners expressed the need in a recent informational session over the South Church Street improvement project. “There’s no reason not to ... Read More »

Monterey Aldermen Waiting To Appoint New Mayor Until 2023

Monterey aldemen do not want to name a new mayor until after the first of the year. Monterey Alderman Charles Looper said he does not want a special called election to decide who will serve as mayor. Looper said the town has historically appointed an alderman to fill mayor vacancies. However, the board has not officially discussed the matter. “What ... Read More »

Monterey Aldermen To Consider Match For TDOT Grant

The Monterey Board of Aldermen to consider a match for a some $1 million TDOT grant in its December meeting. Alderman Bill Wiggins said members will consider putting $367,000 of federal COVID money towards the grant. Wiggins said extending the trail at Burkes Middle School is the main target. “That will complete that leg of the trail,” Wiggins said. “It ... Read More »

Integrity The Main Focus For Newly Appointed Livingston Police Chief

Integrity. That is the focus of newly appointed Livingston Police Chief Ray Smith. Smith was selected by the Board of Aldermen last week to permanently serve as chief after a short period as the interim. Smith said the department has implemented new policies and procedures. “I know it has been a great process and a long process,” Smith said. “I ... Read More »

Livingston Aldermen Approve Ray Smith As Police Chief

The city of Livingston has a new police chief. The Board of Aldermen unanimously voted Interim Police Chief Ray Smith to permanently fill the position Monday. Alderman Bill Linder made the motion for Smith to become police chief. “I think I’m going to make a motion for Ray, because if he was good enough for us to ask him to ... Read More »