Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Area News

October 21, 2013

Budget panel OK’s recycling center budget change

CROSSVILLE — The budget committee of the Cumberland County Commission approved a $12,000 budget amendment to allow for increased cost of a building to house the single-stream recycling program at the recycling center.

“We bid out the new building and it came in higher,” said Mike Harvel, recycling manager and 7th District commissioner.

He recommended moving funds from the budget for solid waste equipment to the building line. Harvel explained he had planned to purchase a magnet that would help to separate metal from other recyclable materials.

“If that [conveyer system] comes in high, I can pull that off and buy it through a grant,” Harvel said.

John Kinnunen, 9th District commissioner moved to approve the budget amendment in the amount of $12,700, supported by Terry Carter, 6th District commissioner. The motion was approved, with Harvel abstaining.

The committee also approved grant applications for the solid waste department. Those include a $300,000 grant to go toward trucks and scales needed for the single-stream recycling program. There is no match required. Another is for processing used oil and also requires no local match.

The third is an equipment grant requiring a 40 percent funding match from the county. It would go toward buying containers for the recycling program.

Nancy Hyder, 2nd District commissioner, moved to approve the grant applications, with Kinnunen supporting the motion. The motion was unanimously approved.

In other business, the committee approved transferring $25,184 from the highway fund’s asphalt-hot mix line to asphalt-liquid line. Hwy. Superintendent Scott Blaylock said that would allow the department to complete more tar and chip road resurfacing by purchasing oil. Allen Foster, 4th District commissioner, moved to approve, supported by Jan McNeil, 5th District commissioner. The motion was unanimously approved.

The committee also unanimously approved a budget amendment for $12,000 to be used to purchase data processing equipment for the Clerk and Master’s office. Carter moved to approve the amendment, supported by David Hassler, 3rd District commissioner.

The committee also instructed Finance Director Nathan Brock to prepare a budget amendment for the county commission that will allow for costs for the Recreational Trails Program, which awarded $40,000 for trail enhancements at Obed River Park. There is no budget for this funding, which requires a $10,000 in-kind match by the county in the form of labor. The county will also need to make all the purchases for the improvements and then submit those to the state for reimbursement.

Text Only
Area News
  • Hwy. 70 crash.jpg CCHS student dies in car crash

    Crossville Police have identified the victim of a two-vehicle collision that occurred Tuesday morning on Hwy. 70 W at the intersection of Dillon St. as a sophomore at Cumberland County High School.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • IMG_0783.JPG Visitors center now open to the public

    A ten-year effort to establish a gateway to the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, as well as to point tourists and visitors to the many other area parks, historical sites and points of interest, concluded Thursday as the community gathered with officials from the city of Crossville, Cumberland County, the Crossville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce and the National Park Service to dedicate the Crossville-Cumberland County: Gateway to the Big South Fork Visitors Center on River Otter Dr.

    April 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • Shots fired during standoff over domestic situation

    Chickens were killed, threats of bodily harm made and at least three shots fired in the presence of a Cumberland County sheriff's deputy during a domestic dispute between an uncle and nephew.

    April 22, 2014

  • Jury selection set in Batty slaying

    Jury selections were scheduled to begin today in the trial of John Russell Giles of Hampshire Lane, Fairfield Glade, charged in connection with the Nov. 7 death of Kimberly Ann Batty, 58, of Dovenshire Dr., also Fairfield Glade.

    April 22, 2014

  • Thoughts for this holy time of Easter

    The first performance of George Friderick Handel's masterpiece, "Messiah," was given in Dublin, Ireland, on April 13, 1742, where it was well received. When it was performed in England there were criticisms of the music, performers and location of the performance. It was held that the subject matter was too exalted to perform in an opera house, but rather it should be performed in church. Wouldn't it be interesting if we knew how many times this magnificent music has been performed in the past 272 years?

    April 22, 2014

  • Joe Goodwin.JPG Warden Joe Goodwin remains a true original

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency celebrates its 65th anniversary this year, and Crossville's Joe Goodwin is part of that living history.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fleeing shoplifter causes $30,000 in damage

    A Morgan County man fleeing from the scene of a $4.99 shoplifting incident allegedly backed his vehicle into a light pole, destroying a solar power system and causing nearly $30,000 in damage.

    April 21, 2014

  • Policy looks at e-cig use

    A new nicotine delivery method has the Cumberland County Board of Education looking at changes to its tobacco-free schools policy to ensure a loop-hole doesn't exist.

    April 21, 2014

  • rendezvous.jpg TSRA starts spring off with paddling trips

    About 150 members of the Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association (TSRA) recently gathered April 2-6 in Crossville at Camp Nakanawa for the Annual TWRA Rendezvous.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Panel recommends using third-party billing for old EMS bills

    The budget committee approved hiring the same third party billing company to help go through older EMS ambulance service bills to resubmit them to help the EMS department get caught up with billing collections.

    April 19, 2014

Marketplace Marquee
Must Read
Section Teases
Seasonal Content
AP Video
Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-income Housing in Philly Pipeline Opponents Protest on National Mall Hagel Gets Preview of New High-tech Projects S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart New Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Named 'Piles' of Bodies in South Sudan Slaughter New Yorkers Celebrate Cherry Blossom Blooms SCOTUS Hears Tv-over-Internet Case Justice Dept. Broadening Criteria for Clemency Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers 'Miss Meadows' Takes Holmes Back to Her Roots Biden: Russia Must Stop Talking, Start Acting David Moyes Out As Manchester United Manager Raw: Leopard Bites Man in India Iowa College Finds Beauty in Bulldogs High Court to Hear Dispute of TV Over Internet Stowaway Teen Forces Review of Airport Security
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Weather Radar
2014 Readers' Choice