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Monterey Water And Sewer Paving Project Completes Under Budget

Monterey putting the wraps on its water and sewer and paving projects to extend service under I-40. James C. Hailey and Company CMFO Zeda Hillis said that the town was fortunate they were able to come in some $60,000 under budget “Because of the time constraints and him coming in under and working faster, we coordinated with TDOT to close ... Read More »

Jackson Adds Longevity Pay To Budget, A First For The County

Jackson County Commissioners added longevity pay for county employees in their new fiscal year budget, a first for the county. Mayor Randy Heady said that the addition has been in the works for some time. Heady said he wanted Jackon to compete with other counties’ employee pay, and to show an appreciation for long-serving employees. He said the increase would ... Read More »

Cumberland County Raising Pay In Budget To Stay Competitive

Cumberland County’s budget includes an increase in employee pay across the board to stay competitive in the region. Mayor Allen Foster said a six percent raise is included and certified sheriff’s deputy pay is up to $39,000. Foster said residents deserve a county willing to compete for the best candidates in all positions. “We’re like everywhere else, we’ve lost employees ... Read More »

Putnam BOE Approves Budget, Covers Gap With Fund Balance

The Putnam County School Board has decided to cover a some $655,000 budget deficit with fund balance money. The move was included in the third draft of the school spending plan approved by the school board Thursday. Director of Schools Corby King said the budget increased expenditures by about $4.1 million. “We feel very comfortable,” King said. “We have a ... Read More »

Algood Park Phase One Bidding Successful In Special Called Meeting

Algood has successfully rebid phase one of the city’s new 21-acre park on Friday night. The city awarded the bid for roughly $655,000, with only lighting being left out from the original plan. City Administrator Keith Morrison said it was his expectation that lighting the parking lot and walking trail were keeping the project from being within Algood’s budget. “It ... Read More »

Putnam Commissioners Approve $98 Million Bond For Jail Expansion, New School

By a 23-1 vote Monday night, Putnam County Commissioners approved a $98 million bond proposal to fund jail expansion and a new K-8 school. Commissioners spent very little time debating the proposals Monday night, which have been discussed for several years. Only District Four Commissioner Theresa Tayes voted no. Commissioner Cindy Adams cited a concern with maxing out the bond ... Read More »

Putnam Commissioners Approve Budget; Concerns With Tax Increase

Putnam County Commissioners approved its 2021-2022 fiscal year budget Monday night, but not without some concern about the 10 cent increase in property taxes. The proposed increase raises the recommended tax rate from 237.2 to 247.2. Commissioner AJ Donadio said that before commissioners voted no on the tax levy, he asked for alternatives for how to pay for the increasing ... Read More »

Sparta FD To Purchase New Cameras And Extraction Equipment

Sparta plans to purchase new infrared cameras and extrication stabilization equipment for the city fire department. The city’s budget has $5,000 for the cameras and $6,000 for the extraction gear, also known as cribbing. Fire Chief Kirk Young said both are necessary purchases to replace aging tools. “It will make it safer for the volunteers and paid guys to use ... Read More »

TN Comptroller’s Office Seeing Positive Change In Van Buren Finances

The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office said Van Buren County is in a stronger financial position than it was at this time last year. Director of Communications John Dunn said the county’s final budget has not been submitted or reviewed yet. However, Dunn said with more cash in the bank and a better understanding of budget composition that the county is moving ... Read More »