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Council Approves Emergency Repairs To Electric Substation

Cookeville City Council approved emergency repairs to get the Cane Creek Electric Substation back online Thursday night. Electric Department Director Carl Haney said two transformers need repairs. The Cane Creek facility serves two areas of the community and provides backup for another. “It is currently offline until repairs can be made,” Haney said. “Right now, about 60 percent of the ... Read More »

New Railroad Crossing Signals Anticipated For Cedar Crossing

Nashville Eastern Railroad has not provided its total design for the railroad crossing at Cedar Avenue, but Cookeville Public Works Director Greg Brown anticipates it will be updated signal lights. Brown said the city’s part of the project will be increasing visibility of the crossing with new signs and street markings. However, that work will not begin until Nashville Eastern ... Read More »

Cookeville Could Extend UCHRA-Police Department Program

A pilot program between Cookeville and UCHRA’s Substance Abuse Solutions test program will expire in January. City Manager James Mills said an extension is worth considering. Mills said the city is satisfied with the program allowing Cookeville police to do more policing, and less social work. “Yeah, I definitely think it’s something we’ll consider if UCHRA-SAS is agreeable to it,” ... Read More »

Cookeville Council Approves 3 Rezoning Requests

Cookeville City Council approved the rezoning of some five acres along Bunker Hill Road for construction of a new subdivision. The rezoning to a RS10 district decreases the density slightly from its original RS15 zoning. Single-family detached homes will be built in the area. The 15 lots will be served by one interior road off Bunker Hill Road. No members ... Read More »

Council Approves Water Fountain Replacement

Cookeville City Council approved the replacement of water fountains around city hall and in other city facilities Thursday night. CARES Act money will be used to replace water fountains with push buttons or twist handles. City Manager James Mills said the city will attempt to get all non-touch fountains so long as they comply with ADA rules. Mills said he ... Read More »

Cookeville Seeking Proposals to Upgrade City’s Streaming Capabilities

Cookeville is taking proposals to upgrade its Council Chamber’s audio, video and streaming capabilities. City Administrator James Mills said replacing the 15 year old A/V system is needed because of anticipation that meetings will need to be electronic as the pandemic continues. Mills said the $50,000 project will address complaints residents have while watching the Cookeville City Council online. “Especially ... Read More »

Public Hearing Set for Rezoning Three Cookeville Properties

Cookeville City Council approved holding a public hearing on December 10 for three different rezoning ordinances. The first involves 7.68 acres of land on Tennessee Avenue. The land would be rezoned from commercial industrial mixed used to heavy manufacturing. This is a city-owned piece of land being considered by an unnamed business prospect. A proposed subdivision on Bunker Hill Road ... Read More »

Council Approves Cane Creek Land Purchase

Cane Creek Park will expand by more than 31 acres after Cookeville City Council approved a $350,000 land purchase Thursday night. City Manager James Mills presented the property off of Buffalo Valley Road to the city council. He said the land owner reached out to the city to gauge interest in the land. Mills said the land owner’s desire was ... Read More »

New Complaints on Cookeville Quarry

Several neighbors have complained about what could be further violations of Cookeville’s zoning ordinances at the quarry site along Spring Street and Interstate 40. Cookeville Planning Director Jon Ward will ask City Council Thursday night for permission to spend up to $20,000 more in legal costs on the issue. Ward said the city codes department will investigate the complaints. “At ... Read More »

Putnam Commission Wants Work Session With Cookeville

A Putnam County Commissioner wants a work session with the Cookeville City Council and county commission to move forward with the Justice Center expansion. Commissioner Jonathan Williams said communication between both municipalities would benefit the residents affected by the project. “Our jail is right in the heart of the city, and it is right up against the Capshaw Woods neighborhood, ... Read More »