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Cookeville Approves Lovelady Road Rezoning With Transitional Zone

Cookeville City Council voted 4 to 1 Thursday night to approve the rezoning of a Lovelady Road property with a transitional zone. The transitional zone would provide a buffer of almost 20 acres between current properties and some 87 acres of future higher-density development. Vice Mayor Laurin Wheaton said that she felt this was the best compromise. “I know that ... Read More »

Miller Wants To Explore Possible Safety Measures On Broad Street

Cookeville City Council Member Mark Miller said that he’d like the city to explore changes in parking spaces in front of the Broad Street Post Office. Miller said that after an incident on Saturday where a young girl was struck by a truck and air flighted to Vanderbilt Hospital, something should be done to increase safety. “To me anytime there ... Read More »

Cookeville Bids Waterline Project On Joff Drive And Victory View Drive

Cookeville City Council approved a waterline project on Joff Drive and Victory View Drive. Water Quality Department Director Designee Barry Turner said that the project will involve installing some 2,600 feet of water line to replace the old lines. He said that both lines are not located along the road and go under a field. “The one up here on ... Read More »

Cookeville Approves Bid To Expand City Water Facilities

Cookeville City Council approved the financing for the expansion of the city’s water facility at its meeting Thursday night. City Council approved the tentative low bid Thursday at a cost of $25.4 million. Finance Director Brenda Imel said that money from TDEC, ARP money, or a combination of the two are on the table to make up the some $7 ... Read More »

Cookeville’s Eric Walker Running For Re-Election

Cookeville City Council’s Eric Walker is officially running for re-election. After picking up his papers Thursday, Walker said that he’s excited to run again. Walker said that the city has gone through a lot over the past four years, and now with the accelerated growth we see in Cookeville he wants to help play a part. “You know when you ... Read More »

$28M Cookeville Ice Facility Deemed Unfeasible Right Now

A potential ice facility for Cookeville deemed too costly. At A Monday council work session, City Manager James Mills said the $28 million price tag would exhaust the city’s spending power at a time when the aquatic facility ranks high among many residents’ wants. “We’ve only got so much money that we can spend and we can borrow,” Mills said. ... Read More »

New Cookeville Police Headquarters Completion Date Pushed Back

Cookeville City Council approved Thursday night extending the completion deadline for the new Cookeville Police Headquarters by 45 days. Police Chief Randy Evans said that a job of this size will typically have a few delays. He said that this specific delay is due to supply chain issues and COVID, the latest delay with flooring. “Some of our complete crews ... Read More »

Cookeville Council Approves Resolution Asking For More Sales Tax Revenue

Cookeville City Council passed a resolution Thursday night asking state legislators to return more sales tax revenue to local municipalities. Council supported a Tennessee Municipal League initiative to revisit cities receiving 4.6 percent of state sales tax. The legislature increased the sales tax in 2002 and did not share the increase with cities. City Manager James Mills said specific legislation ... Read More »

Cookeville Will Consider Upgrading Phifer Mountain Water Booster Station Project

Cookeville City Council will consider entering an engineer and design contract for the Phifer Mountain Water Booster Station. Water and Sewer Director Ronnie Kelly said that the city absorbed the Dry Valley Utility District in 1989, but that it was established in the sixties. He said that this project would help with capacity and water pressure issues serving the 25 ... Read More »

Cookeville Approves Submittal Of Assistance To Firefighters Grant Application

Cookeville City Council approved the submittal of an Assistance to Firefighters Grant application. The grant application will be sent to the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA. Fire Chief Benton Young said that the grant will be used to purchase 50 portable and 12 mobile P-25 compliant radios. “If awarded the grant would be $53,974 It has a ten percent ... Read More »