Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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August 27, 2012

City approves $62K for water study

CROSSVILLE — The Crossville City Council approved an additional $62,000 of matching funds for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers work on the raw water supply feasibility study and environmental impact study.

The funding was needed because the Corps of Engineers has an additional $186,000 of federal funds for use on the project and the action was taken in order to secure the funds for future use and lessen the possibility of them being revoked.

Currently the Corps' task 1 is complete and determines system yield, studies interconnectivity and determines unmet need. Task 2 will determine the firm yield available, screen alternatives and develop a short list of feasible measures. The third task is a detailed feasibility study and a draft environmental study. The long-term goal of the city is to supply water for the next 50 to 60 years either through raising the dam at Meadow Park Lake or other raw water supply program.

At any time should the council decide to cancel or stop the work by the Corps of Engineers, any unused funds will be returned to the city. The action and the first reading of the budget amendment was approved as part of the consent agenda during the council's August regular meeting.

During the council meeting it was announced that retiring councilman and former mayor Earl Dean will be the grand marshal of this year's Christmas parade. Former Mayor Dean is not seeking reelection and his term is up in November. Dean has served numerous terms on the city council and the committee unanimously agreed to honor him.

Council members agreed to re-establish the city's invitational golf tournament. The tournament is planed for Oct. 3 this fall and while the city carried most of the cost previously, supporters of the tournament and players have agreed to pay a higher entrance fee in order to defray the costs of the event to city taxpayers.

The council approved the first reading of the annexation of 26.54 acres on Woodlawn Rd. The property is owned by Tom and Kelly McKay.

Councilman Boyd Wyatt asked if the property owners requested the annexation. When he was told they did he commented, "The way I feel about annexation is, all they have to do is ask."

Two readings and a public hearing are required before the annexation becomes final.

Council members heard a presentation from Wendel Wilson and Rich Soenen about the local Junior Achievement (JA) program. JA is a program dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in the global economy. While the program is not in every school in Cumberland County yet, that is the goal.

There is JA curriculum for all grades from first through high school. One of the programs is a city simulation called BizTown and allows students to run their own town including government, businesses and those who work for the businesses and then buy from the businesses. Students learn about the interaction between government, business and citizens.

Currently the JA program is looking for volunteers and donations. The program is operated by the Youth Achievement Foundation of Cumberland County. They can be reached by phone at 931-335-1032 and they are on facebook as "Cumberland County Youth Achievement Foundation."

The council also approved a change in city cemetery rules to allow out of vase periods for Memorial Day between May 25 and June 15.

The Cumberland Mountain State Park was recognized as the Mayor's Green Partner for August. The Park was recognized for providing the community opportunities to enjoy and learn about nature. The city also joined in recognizing the 75th birthday of Tennessee State parks. Ranger Chip Hillis accepted the award for the state park.

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