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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 Adopts New Employee Weather Policy

Cookeville City Council implemented a new inclement weather policy Thursday night designed to provide better guidance. Human Resources Director Carl Sells said the January storm showed the need to give employees clear options and rules. “It outlines choices that the employee can make and the options that are attached to those options as well, that they have,” Sells said. “And ... Read More »

Cookeville Considering Privatizing Lawn Care Service

Cookeville wants to privatize its lawn care services in an effort to save money and get other projects done. Leisure Services Director Rick Woods said the city received six bids from landscaping companies. He said the city could save money on labor and equipment by selecting the low bids for services at each city location that requires weekly mowing. Woods ... Read More »

Cookeville Council To Vote On Adding Land To Cane Creek

Cookeville City Council will vote Thursday night on the purchase of some 5.6 acres to expand Cane Creek Park. City Manager James Mills said the property off of C. C. Camp Road includes a single-family residence that the sellers currently live in. He said there are also two garages and a barn on the land. “The barn, I believe, is ... Read More »

Cookeville Considering Buying New Snow Plows, Salt Spreaders

Cookeville City Council will vote Thursday night on the purchase of three new snow plows and three new salt spreaders after challenges with recent snow and ice. Public Works Director Blake Mayo said within the first 12 hours of this month’s winter storm, all three snow plows broke down at least once. Mayo said the department plans to purchase more ... Read More »

Cookeville Planning To Consider Private School Zoning Request

A local private school wants to locate a new facility on the Mackie Estate Farm off Cookeville’s Salem Road. Community Development Director Jon Ward said the Cookeville Planning Commission has received an application for an amendment from Daniel Bailey of New Colossus Academy. New Colossus is working to locate property to build a campus in time to open enrollment for ... Read More »

Cookeville Council Allocates $5,000 To Help Fund Cold-Weather Shelters

Cookeville City Council allocated $5,000 to Helping Hands of Putnam County with funding emergency winter shelters. With this week’s winter weather, shelters have been much more heavily populated than normal. Vice Mayor Luke Eldridge said he was excited to see the city help get shelter for those in need over the cold months. “I’m glad to see that we’re able ... Read More »

Developer Appeal For An Additional On-Premise Sign Withdrawn

The developer of the Old Kentucky Road Commons has officially withdrawn the appeal over signage for a potential new Wendy’s location. The Cookeville Planning Commission denied the additional free-standing pole sign at the shopping development located on East 10th Street and Old Kentucky Road. Developer Wayne Cravens appealed to the Cookeville City Council, the protocol in such a circumstance. Cravens ... Read More »

Five Cookeville Police Officers Receive Life-Saving Medals

Five Cookeville Police Officers received life-saving medals for work in saving a driver who a suffered cardiac event last August. Cookeville Police Chief Randy Evans said the man crashed his vehicle while driving on North Washington Avenue. Evans said officers responded and administered CPR and deployed an AED. “Of course, our officers, just by virtue of the fact that they’re ... Read More »

Cookeville City Council To Regulate RVs In Mobile Home Parks

Cookeville City Council approved an ordinance Thursday night that establishes guidelines for recreational vehicles in non-conforming mobile home parks. After the Cookeville Planning Commission offered additional changes to the amendment, the council returned some of the language originally in the amendment. That language includes prohibiting folding campers and pop-ups, prohibiting skirting, and limiting occupancy in an RV in the same ... Read More »