Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Area News

May 8, 2012

City to consider county's offer on BSF Visitor's Center

CROSSVILLE — The Big South Fork visitors center will once again be a topic of discussion during the Crossville City Council's regular May meeting that gets under way tonight at 6 p.m.

The council will meet as the audit committee beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the city hall conference room followed by the regular meeting at 6 p.m. in council chambers. Both meetings are open to the public.

A lively discussion on the proposed visitor center was a part of last month's meeting and the council put the ball back in the Cumberland County Commission's lap approving a motion that while the council would fund the $120,000 match required for the grant to construct the building, the city wanted to split the operating costs of the facility on a 50/50 basis once the center opened on a year to year basis.

It was estimated that the operation would require $100,000 a year for personnel, utilities and maintenance with both the city and the county to each fund $50,000 of the cost. The county commission, in whose name the grant was received, discussed the matter at a special-called meeting last last month and instead of agreeing to the city's offer sent a counter offer that their cost would be capped at $30,000 a year for the next 20 years. Under the grant agreement, accepting the construction funding means the county must agree to operate the visitor's center for the next 20 years.

The county also plans to reconvene their called meeting tonight at 7 p.m. after hearing what the city council has to say.

A discussion of lake levels will be led by mayor pro-tem Danny Wyatt. This will include both Holiday Lake and Meadow Park lake.

The council will consider a final resolution authorizing the issuance of bonds by the Brentwood firm of Kidwell and Company. Principal Larry Kidwell will be at the meeting to answer any questions the council may have on the matter. The council agreed in principal to the issuance of long term bonds for financing several capital projects including water and sewer projects and the renovation of the old bank building on Main Street into the new city hall.

Several appointments are also on tonight's agenda including the Crossville Housing Authority Board, the Public Building Authority, the Planning Commission and the Stormwater Board of Appeals.

Several items are under the consent agenda including the first readings of a budget for 2012-2013 and a tax rate listed as "in title only." The tax rate will be adjusted by state law based on the recent reappraisals but that rate had not been released at the time the agenda was prepared. With property values in the county expected to drop there would be an automatic increase in the tax rates so the revenue to both city and county governments would stay the same.

1
Text Only
Area News
  • Panel OKs budget amendments

    The Cumberland County Budget Committee approved a $134,506 budget amendment for the Cumberland County Solid Waste Department in order to accept a grant from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation for enhanced waste oil collection.

    April 16, 2014

  • Council votes to seek RFQs for wastewater operation

    The city of Crossville has had a 20-year relationship with Veolia Water, the contractor that currently operates the wastewater treatment plant for the city, and while council members say they don't have a problem with the company's service, they have voted to send out requests for qualifications (RFQ) to determine if they have the best company operating the facility.

    April 16, 2014

  • Police: Couple sets up house in Tansi pool

    A Lake Tansi couple who suddenly found themselves without shelter set up a temporary home in an indoor pool area at the resort/retirement community, according to police arrest reports.

    April 16, 2014

  • certifying machines.jpg Certifying early voting machines

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mobile Vet Center in town Wednesday

    The Department of Veterans Affairs will have a Mobile Vet Center (MVC) in Crossville at the Cumberland County Community Complex 1398 Livingston Rd. on Wednesday, April 16. MVC 844 will be at the Community Complex from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    April 15, 2014

  • The Palm Tree Revisited

    Palm Sunday is right around the corner. Since we don't have palm trees in our neck of the woods, there probably aren't many people who think about their unique characteristics. Several years ago I read a devotional by Dr. Cecil A. Fayard Jr., “The Palm Tree Revisited,” and want to share some highlights.

    April 15, 2014

  • Crossville breakfast rotary.jpg Rotarians support United Fund

    On Wednesday, March 26, Crossville Breakfast Rotary President Jeff Vires presented a $1,000 check from the Crossville Breakfast Rotary Club to Carmen Wyatt, board president of United Fund, and Holly Neal, executive director of the United Fund. The United Fund of Cumberland County, Inc. provides administrative and other central services for the public and private health, welfare, character building and recreation, education service, charitable and philanthropic agencies and community organizations and the general public of Crossville, Cumberland County and the vicinity.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • tree of distinction.jpg Tree of Distinction?

    In the articles on Trees of Distinction, the Crossville Tree Board usually highlights a tree in the community that is an exemplary specimen of the species.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bids OK'd for used oil collection program

    Several bids were approved recently by the Cumberland County Financial Management Committee for the purchase and installation of equipment for a used oil collecting program from an oil grant awarded by the state for the county's solid waste and recycling department.

    April 14, 2014

  • No show burglary defendant pleads to 8 years

    A Cumberland County man who at least twice failed to appear in court for his trial on burglary and theft charges pleaded guilty in Cumberland County Criminal Court and received an eight-year prison sentence.

    April 14, 2014

Marketplace Marquee
Must Read
Section Teases
Seasonal Content
Parade
AP Video
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Weather Radar