Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Area News

July 29, 2013

County OKs property easements for city's downtown project

County commissioners approved a resolution granting easements for the city of Crossville's Downtown Economic Development Project in an 13-3 vote during this month's meeting.

Although it was approved, some of the commissioners voted against the resolution because the agreement was brought forward the day of the meeting and county attorney Randal Boston had not yet reviewed the agreement.

Commissioners on the building and grounds had also approved a construction easement agreement, but it was not enough to satisfy the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) or federal requirements for some of the grant funding, according to Harry Sabine, 1st District commissioner.

Sabine moved to approve the agreement and 2nd District commissioner Caroline Knight supported the motion.

"I would recommend the vote contingent on ample opportunity (for legal) review," Boston said.

Commissioners also voted to suspend county commission rules to add the item on the agenda prior to voting on the resolution agreement.

According to resolution 07-2013-6, "The city was informed on Friday, July 12, 2013, that all easements and right-of-way deeds must be signed and recorded within the next two weeks to meet the legal requirements of the United States Economic Development Administration..."

In June, the county gave approval for County Mayor Kenneth Carey Jr. to sign the initial contact and entry forms to donate the necessary easements and right-of-way deeds on properties owned by Cumberland County.

Sonya Rimmer, 8th District commissioner, asked if the agreement had anything to do with the aesthetics of the project.

"It's my understanding this has nothing to do with the beautification of the project and only with the easements of county property," Carey said.

The resolution was approved pending legal OK by county attorney Boston.

Voting in favor were commissioners Sabine and Brian Houston, 1st District; Knight, 2nd district; Dave Hassler, 3rd District; Charles Seiber and Allen Foster, 4th District; Joe Koester and Jan McNeil, 5th District; Larry Allen and Terry Carter, 6th District; Jeff Brown, 8th District; and Carmin Lynch and John Kinnunen, 9th District.

Voting against the resolution were commissioners Johnny Presley, 3rd District; Mike Harvel, 7th District; and Rimmer, 8th District.

Commissioners Nancy Hyder, 2nd District; and Roy Turner, 7th District, did not attend the meeting.

In other areas, the county commission approved a license agreement between the state of Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) and the county to provide office space at the Cumberland County Courthouse from April 15, 2013, through June 30, 2014, at a rate of $350 per month.

Either party can opt out of the agreement with a 90-day advanced notice, according to resolution 07-2013-2. Carey is authorized to execute the agreement. The resolution was unanimously approved.

County commissioners also approved the sale of tax delinquent property owned by the county.

Resolution 07-2013-3 is a resolution to accept an offer of $200 from Doris Tollett for a parcel of property owned by Cumberland County at 5229 Cheyenne Dr. in Lake Tansi. It was approved after a motion to accept by Rimmer and supported by Hassler. Carter voted no.

Resolution 07-2013-4 is a resolution to accept an offer of $100 from Jason Sitton, Sonya M. Rimmer and James Stewart for a parcel of property owned by Cumberland County at 559 Snead Dr. in Fairfiled Glade. It was approved after a motion to accept by Harvel and supported by Allen. Rimmer abstained from the vote and Carter voted no.

Resolution 07-2013-1 was unanimously approved, appointing 9th District Commissioner Kinnunen and Carla French to the Crossville-Cumberland County Convention and Visitor's Bureau for terms to expire June 30, 2016.

1
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
Parade
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