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Cookeville Council Approves Next Step To Sewer For Tennessee Avenue Area

Cookeville City Council voted Thursday to move forward with extending sewer service to the Tennessee Avenue area. Water and Sewer Director Ronnie Kelly said the plan will aid in the development of the new fairgrounds property and the interchange. “For it to develop you need sewer,” Kelly said. “That’s the main thing they’re going to have to have there. So ... Read More »

Cookeville To Purchase Carbon For Water Treatment Plant

Cookeville City Council approved a $17,384 emergency purchase of carbon for the water treatment plant at their meeting Thursday night. Water and Sewer Department Director Ronnie Kelly said that carbon prevents the treated lake water from having a musty, earthy taste. “Carbon absorbs some of the taste compounds of algae in the lake,” Kelly said. “It comes in, we treat ... Read More »

Cookeville Will Explore Feasibility Study For Potential Ice Center

Cookeville City Council will consider ordering a feasibility study for a possible indoor ice center. Rick Woods said at a city council work session Monday night that the study with Lose Design would take some 12 to 15 weeks to complete. “They’ll come in and they’ll do some market research,” Woods said. “They’ll develop the plan for us with detailed ... Read More »

Cookeville To Explore Agreement To Provide Mental Health Co-Responders

Cookeville City Council will consider an agreement to provide the police department with co-responder services for mental health-related situations. Police Chief Randy Evans said that in entering the agreement, Volunteer Behavioral Health Systems would be ready to hire an individual to provide service immediately. “It provides if you will, to use the term ’embedded,’ a mental health co-responder with law ... Read More »

Cookeville Approves Land Transfer For Possible Concrete Company

Cookeville City Council approved a resolution conveying a portion of land off of Tennessee Avenue to the Industrial Development Board Thursday night. The same parcel of land received a rezoning approval earlier in the meeting to heavy manufacturing. A concrete company is interested in building in the park. Cookeville Economic Development Coordinator Melinda Keifer said the IDB would facilitate the ... Read More »

Cookeville City Council Approves Final Draft Of Leisure Services Master Plan

Cookeville City Council approved the final draft of its ten-year Leisure Services Master Plan Thursday evening. Leisure Services Director Rick Woods said the plan will help in efforts to get parks and recreation grants for Cookeville. “And this is a requirement for eligibility for grants, including the LPRF grant administered by TDEC,” Woods said. “I’m very pleased with the outcome ... Read More »

Cookeville Council Approves First Reading On Buffalo Valley Rezoning

Cookeville City Council approved the rezoning of some 10.2 acres on Buffalo Valley Road to RS-5 Thursday night. Developers plan to build 41 homes on the undeveloped land just west of Holladay Road with an average lot size of just under 9,000 square feet. The unanimous first reading vote would change the zoning from RS-10. Planning Director Jon Ward said ... Read More »

10% Retirement Reduction In Exchange For No CRMC “In Lieu Of” Increase

The Cookeville City Council will keep Cookeville Regional’s payment in lieu of taxes firm for the next seven years in exchange for an aggressive retirement repayment schedule. Council approved the plan Thursday night with only Charles Womack voting against. The CRMC Board of Trustees must approve the plan. That board meets next week. The council will ask the CRMC Board ... Read More »

Cookeville Council To Explore City Ordinance Prohibiting Grass On Streets

The Cookeville City Council will consider revising an ordinance to prohibit blowing grass clippings onto roadways. The revision would classify grass clippings as a form of litter. Planning Department Director Jon Ward said that are multiple issues that come with grass clippings in the roadways. “It’s a safety hazard,” Ward said. It causes a hazard for motorcyclists and cyclists, it ... Read More »