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Developers Can Get Extension For Possible VA Clinic

Developers moving forward in the process to build a Cookeville VA Clinic can request an option extension after a Tuesday night County Commission vote. Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter said the Veterans Administration has notified the parties that it plans to make an announcement on the clinic during first quarter 2025. It is unclear whether that means fiscal year or ... Read More »

Putnam To Front Senior Centers Grant Money For Kitchen Equipment

Putnam County Commissioners voted Monday night to purchase kitchen equipment for its senior centers that cannot afford to spend reimbursable grant money. Mayor Randy Porter said the state awarded $30,000 reimbursable grants to every senior citizen center across the state. He said the centers in Baxter, Algood, and Monterey have let him know that they can not afford to spend ... Read More »

Putnam Commissioners OK New Option For Fairgrounds Property Eyed By VA

Putnam County Commissioners voted Monday night to carve out roughly seven to ten acres from the old Fairgrounds property for a possible new VA Clinic. The new clinic would sit in the fairgrounds parking lot at the corner of Walnut Avenue and Veterans Drive. Multiple developers are interested in building the facility if the Veterans Administration decides to locate the ... Read More »

Putnam Planning Commission Work On Agreement For Future Development Requirements

Putnam County Planning Commission considering the potential for Road Supervisor Randy Jones and developers to work together earlier in the development process. It’s an effort to deal with new mandates that prohibit cities and counties from requiring developers to upgrade infrastructure as a condition for plat approval. During a work session Thursday, County Attorney Jeff Jones presented a more scaled-back ... Read More »

Putnam Planning Defers Decision On Traffic Study Requirement

Putnam County Regional Planning Commission deferred action on establishing a tiered traffic study requirement for future developments citing a desire to simplify the regulation. The need to create such an option comes as a result of a newly-established state law that prohibits regional and municipal planning commissions from requiring certain things from developers as conditions of approval. Putnam County Attorney ... Read More »

County Attorney Advises New Putnam Commissioners On Legalities

Putnam County Attorney Jeff Jones said incoming county commissioners must be careful as new public figures. Jones said computers can especially be dangerous- anything posted or sent can become evidence. “You guys are holding public office right now, and you need to be aware of the fact that people watch what you say,” Jones said. “It can come back to ... Read More »

Charles Maxwell Project Receives Preliminary Plat…Again

The Putnam County Planning Commission voted 9-0 Tuesday night to approve a new preliminary plat for a six-home subdivision along Charles Maxwell Road. The new preliminary plat requires developer Anthony Leonard to construct a four-foot “ready-to-pave” road base on his side of the property so that Charles Maxwell Road can be widened. Last month, the commission approved a three-foot gravel ... Read More »

Private Developer Interested In Shoney’s Hill; Declared Surplus

A private developer wants to purchase the 30 acres atop Shoney’s hill just off Cookeville’s South Jefferson Avenue. County Mayor Randy Porter said the property appraised for some $300,000. The developer has offered “two to three times that amount.” Porter said no deal has been worked out. “I’m coming back to you to see if that’s something that you’re interested ... Read More »

Porter Can Move Forward On Gas Station Talks

Putnam County Commissioners have once again given County Mayor Randy Porter approval to negotiate an easement for a Speedway Convenience Store. The Jefferson Avenue project would include entrances and exits onto Fairgrounds Street. The county will grant an option agreement to the company valued at $3,000. Speedway has one year to exercise the easement for an additional $11,000. If the ... Read More »