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Monterey Budget Amendments Passed To Balance Some $200 K Of Extra Costs

Monterey’s fiscal year-end budget amendments came in more expensive than expected this year. Mayor Nathan Walker said costs came in some $230,000 over budget. Walker said he believes a lot of it has to do with fuel costs. “There’s no real concern,” Walker said. “We were in pretty good shape, and we were able to absorb that pretty well. I’m ... Read More »

American Chestnuts From Monterey Sampled For Breeding Project

American Chestnut trees from Monterey’s Meadow Creek Park are being used in a project to breed a blight resistant species. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Student Hannah Nelms is working on the American Chestnut Project. Nelms said she has taken samples from Monterey to the university’s greenhouse for its genetic make up. “I’m originally from Cookeville,” Nelms said. “I went ... Read More »

Monterey PD Searching For Suspect After Stolen Vehicle Chase

The Monterey Police Department seeking public assistance after a suspect escaped during a vehicle pursuit Tuesday morning. Police Chief Bill Randolph said Austin Hofmeister allegedly stole a Coca-Cola tractor trailer in Crossville. Hofmeister entered the town limits via Highway 62 from Clarkrange. “So one of our officers got behind it, and we had another officer waiting,” Randolph said. “When it ... Read More »

Sales Tax Up Over 18 Percent In Putnam April Revenue Report

Sales tax collected across Putnam County in the month of February was up 18.1 percent compared to the same month last year. The county saw the largest increase with 26.4 percent. Baxter and Monterey were close behind behind with 21.7 percent and 20.1 percent. Algood had a 18.7 percent increase and Cookeville a 16.9 percent. Mayor Randy Porter issued the ... Read More »

Monterey Committee Approves Budget With Raises And Additional Police Officer

Monterey’s proposed budget includes employee raises, an additional police officer and extra money for increased water department costs. Chairman Nathan Walker said the town’s Finance Committee will send the proposed budget to the Board of Aldermen for consideration in May. “With the increase in sale taxes and property tax increases overall in revenues,” Walker said. “We are in pretty good ... Read More »

Environmental Firm Draining Wright Lake To Restore Brady Branch Stream In Monterey

A restoration project at Wright Lake in Monterey moving forward to re-establish the Brady Branch stream system. MRW Environmental in Sparta will conduct the work. Managing Member Ken Morgan said the environmental consulting firm will drain Wright Lake and re-establish the stream. “This project will restore Brady Branch, which had been dammed up and formed the lake, back to its ... Read More »

Monterey Reviewing Water And Sewer Rates Through Firm

The Monterey Board of Aldermen approved an outside firm to conduct a water and sewer rate study Monday night. Mayor Nathan Walker said the company will evaluate customer rates, usage and future projections. “So we can make sure that we’re getting the most value for our tax payer dollars really,” Walker said. “So, they’re going to go through everything and ... Read More »

County Gives Water Help To Cookeville, Monterey

Putnam County Commissioners will give some $1.22 million in TDEC money to the City Of Cookeville to expand its water plant. City Water Quality Control Director Ronnie Kelly asked commissioners to consider an additional $1.65 million from the county’s American Rescue Plan funding. Commissioners voted down that request citing a desire to use this one-time money as a way to ... Read More »

Monterey Board Votes Nathan Walker Interim Mayor; Fires Attorney

Monterey Board of Aldermen voted Nathan Walker to serve as interim mayor at a special called meeting Monday. Walker was the only nominee made by the board to replace JJ Reels who resigned earlier this month. Walker will serve as the interim mayor, board chair, and keep his seat as a Third Ward Alderman until the August elections. “We have ... Read More »

Monterey Engineer Preparing Sewer And Water Proposal For County Commission

Monterey’s engineering team working on a water and sewer project proposal in conjunction with Putnam County. The town wants a portion of the county’s TDEC infrastructure money. Alderman Nathan Walker said the partnership would allow the purchase of a sludge remover for the water and sewer plants. “We were not going to be able to afford one our own, so ... Read More »