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Rodgers Re-Elected As Chair Of County Commission; New Public Comment Policy

Putnam County Commissioners re-elected Ben Rodgers as chair for the new commission year Monday night. Commissioner Chris Cassetty will serve as chair pro-tem. The Commission’s Fiscal Review committee elected Kathy Dunn as chair with Cathy Reel elected as vice chair. Terry Randolph selected as chair of Planning Committee, with Darren Wilson elected as vice chair. Commissioners voted on multiple appointments ... Read More »

Some Putnam Commissioners Interested In Changing Grant Rules

Some Putnam County Commissioners are interested in giving Mayor Randy Porter the chance to apply for grants without first getting commission approval. The idea came up during the August commission meeting when Commissioner Sam Sandlin questioned why Porter needed approval to simply apply. Commissioners were voting on a request from Porter to allow him to apply for any grant that ... Read More »

Putnam Proposed Property Tax Increase Down To 18.8 Cents

The Putnam County Budget Committee voted Monday to reduce the property tax increase to 18.8 cents, sending the budget to Mayor Randy Porter to be finalized. The budget includes 91 new employees, the majority of which will serve the expanded County Justice Center. It also includes a marketplace adjustment to bring county salaries more in line with similar government and ... Read More »

Commissioners Hear Putnam Schools Growth & Maintenance Needs

Putnam County Commissioners got the School System’s syllabus for this year’s budget, the system’s anticipated growth needs, and capital project priorities during a joint session Monday night. Commissioner Darren Wilson said he appreciated the overview which included a facilities and maintenance priority list through the 2028 school year. “I do like the fact that they’ve got given us a five-year ... Read More »

UC Realty Market Most Affected By Lack Of Inventory

Upper Cumberland realtors say the biggest thing affecting the housing market right now is a lack of inventory. Realtor Darren Wilson said that the influx of people moving to Cookeville and almost 300 homes destroyed by the 2020 tornado have contributed to the issue. “And so the builders are having a hard time not only getting caught up with the ... Read More »

Putnam Commissioners Excited For Opportunities At New Fairgrounds

Putnam County Commissioners liked what they saw in the preliminary draft for the new fairgrounds at a work session Monday night. District 11 Commissioner Darren Wilson said the drawings showed an opportunity to enhance the community through a new venue. “The midway is going to be larger,” Wilson said. “The event area is going to be much larger, the horse ... Read More »

Putnam Commissioners Support Process For Selling Fairgrounds

A Putnam County realtor and commissioner said the option plan to sell the fairgrounds makes sense for the county and the developer. Commissioner Darren Wilson said the option will give the Nashville-based developer time to pursue a big box store retailer. “The option, basically what it does is it gives them the sole opportunity to through their processes,” Wilson said. ... Read More »