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Commission Approves Business Park Property Purchase With Cookeville

The Highlands Business Park will expand by an additional 16 acres. That after Putnam County Commissioners approved a joint deal with Cookeville to purchase the land. County Mayor Randy Porter said the plan is to combine the property with another to make some 30 acres of buildable land. “That was developed as a technology development in the beginning,” Porter said. ... Read More »

Additional Money For Dirt Work At Tennessee Ave Fairgrounds Approved

The Putnam County Commission voted Monday to allow Mayor Randy Porter to move forward with dirt work at the Tennessee Avenue fairgrounds site. Commissioners gave Porter a $6.5 million limit to proceed with the lowest bidder, an additional $4 million from the original allocation. Porter said bids for the project came in several million dollars more than anticipated. “We were ... Read More »

Cookeville Developer Submits Proposal For Fairgrounds Expo Center Hotel

Saffron Development LLC of Cookeville identified by Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter as the party interested in developing a hotel by the new fairgrounds expo center. Porter said conversations have began as to what the hotel could be. “I met with these folks one time last week and started the process of how we would make this work and everything ... Read More »

New Patton House, Veterans Service Building About Half Way Completed

The new Patton House Doll Museum and Veterans facility has reached about 50 percent completion. Mayor Randy Porter said the project has got in the dry, meaning the walls are framed and the roof trust is set. “There getting ready to put the shingles on the roof, and then, they start on the wiring and plumbing and interior sheet rock ... Read More »

Putnam Budget Committee Reviews Penny Rate And Revenue Estimates

Putnam County Penny Rate values projected to increase property tax revenues for the county and the school system of some $800,000 each. The rate is the amount of money generated by a penny on a county’s property tax rate. Mayor Randy Porter told the Budget Committee Thursday night that the county property assessor projects about $220,000. “From prior years, we ... Read More »

Putnam Extends Bid Deadline For New Fairgrounds Site Preparation

Putnam County has extended the deadline to submit bids for site preparations at the new Expo Center Fairgrounds Complex. Mayor Randy Porter said at the request of vendors, the bid opening date will now be June 1st. Porter was originally set to open sealed bids Tuesday. Porter has said the project would prepare anywhere from 160 to 195 acres on ... Read More »

County And BOE To Workshop Future Of School System Monday Night

The Putnam County Commission and the County School Board will gather for its yearly joint session Monday night. Mayor Randy Porter said capital improvements and enrollment will be reviewed as always. But, the state’s new education funding formula will be a new aspect to discuss. “I think this one is going to be even more of a special meeting, because ... Read More »

Putnam Mayor Estimates Year End Revenue To Come In Several Million Over Budget

Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter has estimated county revenue will come in some $9 million over projections. Porter said the county budgeted about $77.5 million for this fiscal year. With two months left, Porter anticipates the final number to be $86.7 million. “Most of that is the increase in sales tax revenue that we saw,” Porter said. “Hotel Motel tax ... Read More »

Putnam Mayor Focusing In On Two Areas To Possibly Expand Public Water

With public water approved for the Martin Creek Road area, Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter said he is looking for the next possible project. Porter said the next two primary locations are Calfkiller Highway and the Brotherton Mountain, Woodcliff area. “Working with those utility districts to see what we can do to service that area and a lot of it ... Read More »

Putnam Mayor Identifies Bridges That Need Replacement In Grant Application

Putnam County applying for transportation grant funding to create a 10-year improvement plan. Mayor Randy Porter said up to $1 million could be awarded that would start the process for some bridge replacements. “We have one on county farm road, and one off of Highway 70 East that’s going to need to be replaced at some point in the near ... Read More »