Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Area News

October 17, 2012

Council to apply for fast track infrastructure development grant

CROSSVILLE — The Crossville City Council approved the city applying to the state of Tennessee Department of Economic Development for a fast track infrastructure development grant in support of a local industrial concern.

The company is planning a substantial expansion and because the property is currently owned by the local industrial development board and leased to the company, the necessary infrastructure improvements are eligible for the fast track funding from the state. The application will be submitted once all the necessary information is received and a copy of the application will be presented to the council for review.

The final contract on the project will also come before the council for final approval.

The Crossville Police Department has again been recognized for excellence in operation by two law enforcement organizations including the Tennessee Governor's Highway Safety Office competition in September where the department won first place in occupant protection. The department was also recognized by the International Organization of Chiefs of Police for their efforts in protecting the public. Police Lieutenant Fred Sherrill presented the plaques to the council and mayor during the meeting.

Acceptance of several grants to the Crossville Police Department were also approved as part of the council's consent agenda. Grants include $25,000 for alcohol saturation roadside checkpoints along with another $5,000 for high visibility law enforcement campaigns. Neither of these grants require a local match.

An additional grant for a part time network coordinator was also approved. The grant totals $15,020 and again no match of local taxpayer funds are required.

The third and final ordinance annexing 26.54 acres on Woodlawn Road was approved along with the final reading of a budget ordinance for $62,000 additional match funds for the raw water supply study under way by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Council approved the second readings of several budget amendment ordinances during the consent agenda including additional $16,000 for the Chamber of Commerce, amendments to the budget of the Northwest Connector for $10,000 and an amendment to the water and sewer depreciation budget.

The final change order was approved for the water line construction on Highway 70-N. The project came in under the original estimate by $34,260. Council approved the final amount of actual quantities used in the work.

For the third month in a row a beer license application for the After Shock Bar and Nite Club came before the Crossville Beer Board. Previously it was reported that a legal dispute between the building owner and the building's occupant had not been settled but this time the item was deferred indefinitely as the building in question, the old Mr. Edd's Bar, burned down prior to the meeting.

The council, meeting as the beer board, did approve a beer license for Romo's Mexican Restaurant going in at the intersection of N. Main Street and Northside Drive.

Council approved a new financial control and credit card policy after the action was recommended by the city's insurance carrier Tennessee Municipal League (TML). The policy is designed to safeguard public funds and put adequate controls on spending of public money with necessary controls to make sure funds are spent as approved. Topics covered including receipts and deposit of funds, check writing and disbursements including credit and debit cards and petty cash.

It was reported that sales tax revenues were down slightly over last year for September after being on an increase for several months in a row. It was also pointed out that for the first three months of the new fiscal year combined, revenues were ahead of the previous years so far. Funds collected in September were down some $13,000.

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