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Algood’s Proposed Budget Leaves Property Tax Same

Algood’s proposed 2024-2025 fiscal year budget leaves property taxes unchanged. During a Monday night work session, Algood City Administrator Keith Morrison told City Council Members the city brings in some $400,000 annually in property tax revenue. Morrison said the budget includes 50-cent raises for city employees. “For the ’24-’25, I’m estimating revenues at $3.8 million,” Morrison said. “For the current ... Read More »

Gilbert Pushing For Sewer Plan For Annexed Areas

Cookeville City Council Member Chad Gilbert wants to see the city develop a detailed plan to provide sewer to annexed areas of the city. Gilbert said putting a tentative plan in place gives residents clearer expectations. It also allows the city to plan and budget. He said sewer is vital to increasing a city’s infrastructure. “You get sewer infrastructure to ... Read More »

Cookeville Public Works Hires New Signage Specialist To Help Citywide

The Cookeville Public Works Department had a new position focusing on the city’s street signs. Public Works Director Blake Mayo said the department hired Kirk Frisco once the new budget made the position available. Mayo said Frisco will be tasked with building and maintaining all of Cookeville and Putnam County’s street signs. “We also do all the graphics on all ... Read More »

Fentress Gets $327K To Assist With Food Insecurity

Fentress County will disburse some $327,000 in grant money to deal with food insecurity in the community. Community Developer Amanda Mainord shared the news with County Commissioners Monday night. Mainord said the money will help the Fentress County Senior Center, the Food Bank, Feed My Lands, and the Seventh Day Adventist Church. “There’s just some equipment that is going to ... Read More »

Jackson Co. Commission Passes Budget After Large Turnout At Public Hearing

Standing room only at Jackson County’s budget hearing over concerns of the proposed 30 cent tax rate Monday night. County leaders and residents spoke for almost an hour about how the tax rate would impact them. Most residents said while they support necessary raises for the county’s employees, it is not fair to put that burden of cost on the ... Read More »

Property Tax Increase On Table For Jackson Co., First Time In 11 Years

A 30-cent property tax rate is on the table for discussion in this year’s Jackson County budget. Mayor Randy Heady said the inflationary costs have skyrocketed over the last two years and it has caught up to the county. He said that paired with revenue lost due to the pandemic and a low sales ratio, something needed to be done. ... Read More »

Smithville Budget Passes, Includes New Emergency Responder Positions

City of Smithville’s new fiscal year budget includes a new police officer and a new full-time firefighter. City Administrator Hunter Hendrixson said that was one of the big asks from those two departments. He said the additional personnel will serve as a huge boost to the city. “I think now we’ll be able to staff someone at the fire department ... Read More »

DeKalb Commission Considering Budget Approval For FY24

A property tax increase is on the table for the DeKalb County Commission’s new fiscal year budget. Mayor Matt Adcock said as currently proposed, the increase sits at around 27 cents. He said that an increase is necessary to help cover the county’s increased expenses. “It’s good because our employees are getting their yearly raises just like any other department ... Read More »

Clay County To Set Up Full Budget For EMS After Last Month’s Acquisition

Clay County will bear the total cost of emergency services moving forward. Mayor Dale Reagan said the county previously had an agreement to provide the ambulance units and the city of Celina would cover the service. He said after the county acquired the ambulance service last month, that agreement is no longer in effect. “We’ll have a full ambulance budget ... Read More »