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This Week Putnam And Sparta Work On New Budget

This week in the Upper Cumberland the Sparta Board of Aldermen will host its first budget meeting Monday. City Administrator Brad Hennessee will present department head requests and a preliminary spending plan to the board. The city will also work on a plan to spend its ARP money. The Cookeville Planning Commission will meet Monday at 5:30 p.m. Cookeville Regional ... Read More »

This Week White Co Budget Committee Works On COVID Bonuses

This week in the Upper Cumberland the White County Budget Committee will meet to discuss options for employee COVID bonuses. The matter goes back to committee after the commission failed to pass an one-time payment this week. Members will also consider how the payment will impact potential raises for the new fiscal year. Committee meetings begin at 5:30 Monday at ... Read More »

This Week White Commission Considers ARP Bonuses

This week in the Upper Cumberland the White County Commission will consider one-time bonuses for county employees. Full-time workers could earn $3,000 and $1,500 for part-time employees. The funding comes from the American Rescue Plan. A speed limit reduction may also be approved. The speed of Parker Road could change from 35 to 25 mph. The road runs from Gum ... Read More »

This Week Putnam Commission Discusses Joint Water Project

This week in the Upper Cumberland the Putnam County Commission will consider a joint water project with Jackson County Tuesday. Both counties will use allocations of TDEC’s COVID money to fund the project. The goal is to provide public water to residents in the Martin Creek area. Commissioners will also consider applying for a $450,000 health grant. The county wants ... Read More »

This Week Overton Commission Appoints Library Director, Van Buren Commissioner Resigns

This week in the Upper Cumberland the Overton County Commission hires a new library director. Commissioners will consider Judith Cutright to replace Cynthia Julian-Simmons who left for a position with the Putnam County Library System. Cutright previously worked as the Clay County library director. The commission will also consider several budget amendments for county departments and the school system. The ... Read More »

This Week Clay Considers EMS Raise, Monterey Discusses Bank Options

This week in the Upper Cumberland the Clay County Commission will consider a raise for EMS workers Monday. The one dollar increase made possible through a $18,000 payment from the county. Celina approved a match in December to assist in the cost. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the county service building. The Monterey Board of Aldermen will consider ... Read More »

This Week Putnam Works On Private Act, White Co Considers Legal Action

This week in the Upper Cumberland the Putnam County Redistricting Committee will discuss a law that does not allow a seven district school board. The committee has stayed together even though its final redistricting plan has been approved. But, the law, or private-act, could be up for modification. Currently, commissioner districts can be altered so long as you stay under ... Read More »

This Week White Commission Requests Federal Aid, Cookeville Hears From Public

This week in the Upper Cumberland the White County Commission will apply for federal assistance to purchase three police vehicles. Commissioners will consider a USDA grant not exceeding $50,000. The county will also try to adopt new employee policies and procedures. The Monday meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. at the county courthouse. Tuesday, the city of Cookeville will hold a ... Read More »

This Week Putnam Commission Fills District Five Seat, Cumberland Considers ARP Projects

This week in the Upper Cumberland the Putnam County Commission will consider seven candidates to fill the vacant district five commissioner seat. Terry Randolph held the seat until moving out of the district last month. Bobby Williams, Johnnie Wheeler, Vinnie Faccinto, Bruce Bailey, Junior Phipps, Tyna Bryan and Brandon Burgess are interested persons. Other candidates may attend the meeting to ... Read More »