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Cookeville City Council Candidates Weigh In On Community Issues

Growth, growing pains, diversity, police and fire coverage, the future of Cookeville Regional, and the need to elect the mayor individually…some of the issues discussed by the 11 candidates for Cookeville City Council Tuesday night. The 11 candidates participated in a 90-minute forum where residents had the chance to ask questions of concern. Candidate Dee Prince said that when it ... 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 City Council Weighs In On Future PotentialOf Ice Facility

Cookeville City Council members say that an ice facility is unfeasible now, but could happen down the road. Vice Mayor Laurin Wheaton said that she thinks the city has other focuses before taking on another project. However, she said that through this feasibility study the city now has formed a relationship with the Nashville Predators that could prove beneficial down ... Read More »

Mark Miller Seeking Re-Election To Continue Cookeville’s Trajectory Of Growth

Council member Mark Miller said he’s running for re-election because he wants to help continue the city’s trajectory of growth. Miller said that something he hopes to continue working on is the city’s infrastructure, particularly the city’s sewer system. “We’ve got in engineering and design right now getting the sewer system out to Tennessee Avenue,” Miller said, “Getting that sewer ... Read More »

10% Retirement Reduction In Exchange For No CRMC “In Lieu Of” Increase

The Cookeville City Council will keep Cookeville Regional’s payment in lieu of taxes firm for the next seven years in exchange for an aggressive retirement repayment schedule. Council approved the plan Thursday night with only Charles Womack voting against. The CRMC Board of Trustees must approve the plan. That board meets next week. The council will ask the CRMC Board ... Read More »

Doctor’s Job Status Gets Cookeville City Council Airing

The job status of a longtime Cookeville cardiac surgeon became a public discussion topic at Thursday night’s City Council meeting. Council Member Charles Womack called the departure of Dr. Lewis Wilson “a travesty.” “(Wilson) has been given a contract which is just impossible for him to take,” Womack said. “He called me this afternoon and said that the contract that ... Read More »

New CRMC Drama: Resolution On Reporting All Salaries Fails

A Cookeville City Council resolution that would have required the Cookeville Regional Board of Trustees to provide salary information on every CRMC employee failed Thursday night. The latest in the soap opera surrounding CRMC’s budget and the Ricky Shelton hiring came with Council Member Charles Womack’s surprise resolution requiring the Trustees to submit salary information quarterly. Womack did not discuss ... Read More »

Council Votes To Cease Shelton Investigation

Over the objections of Charles Womack, the Cookeville City Council voted Thursday night to cease the investigation into Mayor Ricky Shelton’s hiring at Cookeville Regional. “From the outside and from what this council can view, Mr. Shelton hasn’t done anything wrong in the eyes of this council,” Council Member Eric Walker said. “And for what this council has the authority ... Read More »

Sources: Miller Threatens Commissioners Over Jail Project

Cookeville City Council member Mark Miller threatened to stop the county’s plans to renovate the jail and justice center in calls to county commissioners Monday. Miller made at least three calls to county commissioners Monday, according to sources. He told the commissioners that he would use the powers of the City Council to stop the project. A source said he ... Read More »