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Cookeville City Council Approves Employee Health Insurance Plan Changes

Cookeville City Council approved several changes and updates to its Employee Health Insurance Plan. After several bad years, City Manager James Mills said it was time to make changes to the plan to save it from getting to a “dangerously low” fund balance. The city approved a plan that increases premiums with the city covering 85 percent and plan-holders contributing ... Read More »

PRD Encouragement Passes In Cookeville Code Changes

Cookeville City Council passed changes to the city zoning code Thursday night designed to encourage the use of planned residential developments. Planning Director Jon Ward said the changes to the perimeter setbacks and screening requirements that had been in place kept developers from looking at PRDs. Planned residential developments can be a way to encourage innovation in land use, Ward ... Read More »

Cookeville Will Consider Zoning Amendment For Planned Residential Development

Cookeville City Council will consider changes to the zoning code to encourage more use of Planned Residential Developments (PRD). A PRD District is one that requires developers to submit final site plans prior to the Planning Commission’s or City Council’s approval and requires that developers stick to such plans. Planning Director Jon Ward said with a projected influx of high-density ... Read More »

Cookeville City Council Learn About Projects At Council Orientation

Cookeville City Council and city department officials gathered Wednesday for City Council Orientation at the new Police Department Headquarters. City Manager James Mills gave an overview of city functions. He also provided new council members updates on current and future project statuses. He said there are four main issues the council is set to address in the near future, including ... Read More »

Womack: Serving The City Has Been A Joy

Outgoing Cookeville City Council Member Charles Womack will participate in his last council meeting Thursday night. Womack first began his service to the city in 1998. He said what’s kept him running for office since then are the people. “It’s a joy to work with them, it’s a joy,” Womack said. “The city employees are of a high caliber and ... Read More »

Vote From Next Cookeville City Council Would Finalize Wheaton As Mayor

Laurin Wheaton was the top vote-getter in the Cookeville City Council elections, making her the prospective mayor. However, that does not make it official. Attorney Lane Moore said the top vote-earner becoming mayor is simply tradition. “That’s the way it’s been for a long time, but it’s not necessarily written into law that tradition,” Moore said. “So it would be ... Read More »

Cookeville City Council Approves Ordinance For New Department

Cookeville City Council approved an allocation of some $20,000 for Leadership Putnam’s sculpture honoring victims of the 2020 tornado. The sculpture’s committee had raised over $85,000 for the project, but an increase in the cost of materials required additional funds. The sculpture will be set at Dogwood Park. In other business, Council also approved an emergency repair for a water ... Read More »

Three Newcomers, Two Incumbents Set To Serve On Cookeville City Council

Laurin Wheaton earned the most votes in the Cookeville City Council election, making her the prime candidate for the mayorship. Wheaton said that she was excited about the opportunity to take on the challenge. She said that Cookeville is in a great spot, and it’s not only because of her previous work on the council. “That is because of what ... Read More »

Cookeville To Consider Ordinance Amending Sale Start Time For Beer

Cookeville City Council will consider the first reading of an ordinance amending the sale of alcohol. City Clerk Darian Coons said the ordinance would sync up the start time of 10 a.m. for the sale of all alcoholic beverages on Sunday. “Back in 2019, the council opted back into the Sunday start time for the sale of alcoholic beverages,” Coons ... Read More »

Cookeville Will Consider Extending E. 10th St. Phase I By Two Weeks

Add two more weeks to the construction of Phase I on Cookeville’s East 10th Street. Cookeville City Council will consider extending the completion date of the Widening Project to August 24th at its Thursday meeting. Public Works Director Blake Mayo said crews have run into several issues during the process. “A couple of box structures they had to put in ... Read More »