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Monterey Continues To Make Headway On Master Plan Projects

A new outdoor recreation rental facility at Meadow Creek Park the latest part of Monterey’s efforts to fulfill its master plan. Cultural Administrator Rafferty Cleary said some seven miles of mountain biking trails are completed, with 13 miles planned for the future. He said the most important part of the master plan is the connectivity of the park, including the ... Read More »

New Meadow Creek Park Feature “The Outpost” Celebrates Opening Weekend

A step forward at Monterey’s Meadow Creek Park this weekend with the official opening of the Outpost, a new kayak and mountain biking rental service. This new amenity is a joint venture between Caney Fork Bikes and Outdoor Experience. Outdoor Experience Owner Heather Call said the job is at least five years in the making and stems from her experience ... Read More »

Wheeler Named New Monterey High Principal

Putnam County School System has named Bree Wheeler the new principal at Monterey High School. Wheeler is replacing Sonja Farley, who is transferring to the work-based learning coordinator position at Monterey High School. Wheeler has some 27 years of experience in the Putnam County School System. She was a special education teacher and a media specialist at Prescott Middle School ... Read More »

Monterey Passes New Budget, Concern About New Position

The Monterey Board of Aldermen passed its new fiscal year budget on first reading Monday night. However, the budget passed on just a four to three vote. Aldermen divided over $35,000 budgeted for a new position of Assistant to the Cultural Administrator. Finance Committee Chair Bill Wiggins said the position was needed to allow the Cultural Administrator to fulfill his ... Read More »

Monterey Approves Deal For Calfkiller Water

The Town of Monterey has accepted an agreement with Putnam County to provide water services to Calfkiller Highway. Alderman Alex Garcia requested a verbal summary of the agreement from engineering consultant Nathaniel Green during Monday night’s meeting. Green spoke about changes approved by the Water and Sewer Committee from the previous agreement. Then Green said it would be difficult to ... Read More »

Monterey Depot Museum Receives Award Of Excellence For Mary Ann Officer Video Series

Monterey Depot Museum received an Award of Excellence for Cultural Administrator Rafferty Cleary’s interview with a local centenarian. Cleary said the three-part series came about when he learned Mary Ann Officer was about to turn 100. He said driven by his curiosity, he decided to create a three-part series asking 99-year-old Officer 99 questions. “One of them was the mental ... Read More »

Meadow Creek Park Could Get New Recreation Rental Opportunities

Monterey’s Meadow Creek Park could be the home of a new kayak and bicycle rental facility. The Building and Grounds Committee discussed the opportunity for a partnership with Cookeville-based business Outdoor Experience at its meeting Wednesday evening. Cultural Administrator Rafferty Cleary said this kind of agreement between a city and a business could be the first of its kind in ... Read More »

Monterey Board Of Aldermen May Not Fill Mayor Vacancy Until Next Election

The Town of Monterey has been without a mayor for almost five months following the passing of Mayor Nathan Walker. While some have called for a special election, the Board of Aldermen has said in the fall it would wait until after the holiday season to make an appointment. Now, Alderman Bill Wiggins said the position could potentially remain vacant ... Read More »

Calfkiller Highway Water Project Moving To Engineer Phase

The Calfkiller Highway joint water project with Putnam County and Monterey is moving forward. The County Commission voted for County Mayor Randy Porter to proceed to the engineering phase. The water line extension would reach residents that are currently not served with public water. On design completion, the project would go out to bid. A combination of federal COVID money ... Read More »