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Putnam Redistricting Eliminates 9 District Commission Plan

The Putnam County Redistricting Committee will not consider a nine district option for the county commission. CTAS Consultant Ben Rodgers said that the committee believes a nine district committee was not feasible for the commission. “Basically the nine district plan brought the Monterey district all the way to the Cookeville city limits,” Rodgers said. “It was going to cause some ... Read More »

Putnam Commissioners To Return To Meetings In Cookeville Community Center

Putnam County Commissioners will move their county commission meetings back to the Cookeville Community Center. Mayor Randy Porter said that after conversations with Chair Mike Atwood, they made the decision citing concern over rising COVID numbers. “I know our hospital is feeling the effects and having a lot of COVID cases and is kind of maxed out right now so ... Read More »

DeKalb Commission To Consider Redistricting Proposal Affecting Four Districts

DeKalb County residents should expect slight changes to districts based on the county redistricting committee’s recommendation to the commission. Mayor Tim Stribling said a small increase in total population caused changes in four districts, moving 264 people. “We moved 158 people from District Three to District Two, and we moved 106 residents to District Five to District Six,” Stribling said. ... Read More »

Putnam Redistricting Committee Looking At 3 Options For County

The Putnam County Redistricting Committee will explore three possible options to bring before the county commission. One plan is to maintain the current 12 districts with two commissioners each. County Technical Assistance Service Consultant Ben Rodgers said that the other two options affect both county commission size and school board size. “Seven commission districts, three commissioners per district,” Rodgers said. “Which would ... Read More »

Putnam BOE Happy With School Bond Approved By Commission

Members of the Putnam County Board of Education are happy with the county commission’s decision for a new school bond. Commissioners on Monday approved a loan that includes some $44.7 million for a new K-8 school. School Board Member Dawn Fry said securing the building was needed to get ahead of the county’s growth. “Our county is growing and every ... Read More »

Cumberland Co. Archives Project On Hold After Bid Fails

Renovations for Cumberland County’s Archives have been put on hold. Mayor Allen Foster said the county commission failed to approve additional funding for the project after the $1.8 million bid came in over budget. “Some commissioners think that we can rebid it in a few months and prices will be down,” Foster said. “Other ones think we have new funding ... Read More »

Putnam Commission And School Board Chairs Pleased With Joint Session

The chairmen of both the Putnam County School Board and County Commission thought Tuesday’s joint work session was helpful. Members of each body gathered to discuss future needs and wants of the school system for the upcoming budget season. Commission Chairman Mike Atwood said the communication between the two entities is at a great place, but there are still some ... Read More »