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Nine New Commissioners Elected In Putnam County

A total of nine new commissioners will serve Putnam County following Thursday’s election. Fred Vondra, Ron Chaffin, Chevin Eldridge, David Gentry, Ken Hall, Junior Phipps, Vinnie Faccinto, Terry Randolph and David Andrews will join the commission.  Current Commission Chair Mike Atwood lost in the 12th district, finishing fourth among four candidates. In district one, Vondra ran unopposed. He joins incumbent ... Read More »

Putnam Commissioners Will Fill District Five Seat January 18

Putnam County Commissioners will elect a new representative for district five at the January 18th meeting. Six candidates have already made their interest known in replacing commissioner Terry Randolph. Randolph moved out of district five earlier this month. District five includes the Cookeville Community Center, Dry Valley, and Prescott South areas. Commission Chair Mike Atwood said each person will be ... Read More »

Putnam Commissioners Approve Jail Proposal Request

The Putnam County Commissioners voted Monday to move forward with a request for proposals to oversee the jail expansion. A construction manager would oversee and direct the expansion project. Commissioners gave County Mayor Randy Porter authorization to request proposals and begin negotiations on an agreement. Judge Doug McKenzie of the Corrections Committee called the RFP the next logical step in ... Read More »

Committees Named To Consider Fairgrounds, Jefferson Properties

Two committees will consider plans for the Putnam County Fairgrounds property as well as the South Jefferson Avenue property that currently houses the school bus garage and the highway department. Putnam County Commissioners formed the two working groups Monday night to further explore the sale of the county property. Commissioners Chair Mike Atwood said the committees will make decisions about ... Read More »

Commissioners To Consider First Step On Fairgrounds, Bus Garage Properties

The timing and the order of the things. That was the focus Monday night as Putnam County Commissioners held a work session on the sale of the fairgrounds and the possible sale of the Highway Department and School Bus Garage. Commissioners are considering a possible spring sale for the fairgrounds property. Appraisers valued the 35.5 acre fairground space last year ... Read More »

Active Rules Committee for Future of Putnam

Putnam County Commission Chair Mike Atwood said last week it would benefit the commission to review the county rules. Atwood said he hopes there would not be any reluctance to review county rules and regulations by those elected to serve. Atwood said his suggestion for an active rules committee is about being prepared for the future. “Lets look at it, ... Read More »

Putnam Commission Chair Says Jail Intentions are Clear

Putnam County Commissioners Chair Mike Atwood said a working group decided to keep the jail and justice center downtown after much consideration. Atwood was on the committee appointed two years ago that studied the issues on where to expand the jail and justice center. He said he does not know why it would be suggested the issue has not been ... Read More »

Commissioners Ask Justice Center Parking Questions

After some 90 minutes of questions from Putnam County Commissioners at a Monday Night work session, the board will once again consider the purchase of two pieces of land near the county justice center next week. The board voted against the purchase last month, effectively ending the plan to expand the jail and court room space. Commissioners Chair Mike Atwood ... Read More »

Atwood Elected Chair Putnam Commissioners

Mike Atwood will serve as the new chair of the Putnam County Commissioners. In the first meeting of the new fiscal year, county commissioners reorganized the committees and leadership. The two-year terms begin immediately. Atwood serves district 12. He replaces Ben Rodgers who has served as chairman the last two years. Jim Martin was elected as chair pro-tem. “The chair’s ... Read More »

Green Mountain Water Plan Approved

Putnam County Commissioners unanimously approved a water improvement plan for Green Mountain residents Monday. The county will join forces with the town of Algood to run water lines and install pumps. The county will pay $150,000 of the $270,000 price tag with the town of Algood footing the rest. “I think it’s a very good project and these people have ... Read More »