By Jim Young
Crossville city council moved forward with hiring an enviromental attorney to help deal with a recent report from Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) and Army Corps of Engineers alleging possible wetlands damage from the construction of the Duer Soccer Complex.
The council met in a private closed session with city attorney Ken Chadwell and Nashville attorney Michael Stagg to hear about the legal issue. According to Chadwell, the initial report indicated there may have been violations but TDEC is asking for additional information.
The council met in private for over 30 minutes with the two attorneys and the meeting returned to regular session. Upon the return, the council approved the letter of engagement with Mr. Stagg and in addition, the council approved authorizing the city manager to further engage a soils expert to work with Mr. Stagg.
Before the closed session, the council approved several items under the consent agenda including the second reading of the indoor shooting range ordinance and readings on two budget amendments.
Council also approved the two year certificates of compliance for the three liquor stores currently operating in Crossville.