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State Expert: Elected Boards Designed For Big Picture Focus

A Tennessee government expert said City Councils and Boards of Aldermen are designed to bring big-picture guidance to the cities and towns they lead, rather than day-to-day decision making. Honna Rogers is a MTAS Municipal Management Consultant at the University of Tennessee. Algood, Baxter, and Gainesboro have all dealt with multiple issues in recent weeks surrounding oversight from elected boards ... Read More »

Crossville City Manager Looks Back On Legacy

As Crossville City Manager Greg Wood sees his tenure come to a close, he credits the team around him for the progress the city has made. Wood said the Garrison Park splash pad project and the additions of businesses like Buccee’s and Harbor Freight are among the developments he is most proud of during his time leading Crossville. He said ... Read More »

Cookeville To Conduct Study On Cane Creek Wastewater Needs

Cookeville will move forward with an engineering study in the Cane Creek area to plan for short-term and long-term growth in that area. City Council approved an engineering agreement Thursday night to look at the wastewater needs at both the Cane Creek and Cora Road pump stations. Water and Sewer Department Director Barry Turner said the department wants to understand ... Read More »

Fast Food Chain Interested In Old Kentucky Commons; Wants Changes

Wendy’s is interested in a new Cookeville location at the Old Kentucky Commons Shopping Center, off 10th Street. The Cookeville Planning Department has accepted a request to study changes to the original Planned Commercial Development overview for the shopping center, and specifically, for the Wendy’s site. That plan was developed by the city and was approved by the City Council ... Read More »

Sparta To Set Comprehensive Review Of Food Truck Regulations

Sparta Mayor Jerry Lowery said it is time for the city to develop a long-term approach to food trucks and mobile food vendors that addresses all concerns. Lowery told the City Council Thursday night the group will hold a meeting in the next 90 days to examine city ordinances and codes. He said they have worked on things in a ... Read More »

Livingston Proposing 11-Cent Tax Increase, Raises For Employees

The City Of Livingston proposing a four percent raise for city employees in the new fiscal year budget unveiled Monday night. The budget, approved on first reading by the council Monday night, includes an 11-cent property tax increase. Mayor Curtis Hayes said he started with an even greater increase for employees but found the city could not afford that level ... Read More »

Cookeville Council To Vote On Annexation Of Tennessee Avenue Parcel

The Cookeville City Council will vote Thursday to begin the annexation process on some 74 acres at the Tennessee Avenue exit. “We haven’t had an annexation in quite awhile,” Cookeville Community Development Director Jon Ward said. “This is a lot of opportunity for the city here for commercial development.” The land would likely be zoned for commercial development if the ... Read More »

Crossville Council Tables Final Reading On Village Inn Purchase

The Crossville City Council tabled the third reading to purchase the Village Inn Wednesday. Mayor RJ Crawford said the city’s attorney needs to review a report from residents before moving forward. The documents contain tenant names which need to be removed in case of a public records request. While the final purchase has been delayed, City Manager Greg Wood addressed ... Read More »