For the second month in a row, Crossville City Council's use of a consent agenda substantially shortened the time required to handle routine business at June's regular meeting.

The consent agenda included 11 items making up some two and one-half pages as it also included a long list of annual bids on regular purchases for the new fiscal year.

Items approved as part of the consent agenda included the reappointment of Councilman Boyd Wyatt to the floodplain board of appeals. This board has never actually met, but the council keeps appointments to the boards up as required. Also approved were several street closings for upcoming events. Closings include part of Fourth Street on Saturday June 24 for the Bread of Life Block Party, part of Main Street on July 8 for the Children's Independence Day Parade, and some additional closings for last weekend's Depot Days Celebration.

Also approved was the third and final approval of an ordinance annexing 7.16 acres of St. Raphael's Church on Sparta Highway along with the deannexation of 8.9 acres on Hwy. 70 N that is the location of Mountain Farm International. The second reading of an ordinance was approved annexing 243 acres belonging to John Donnelly on Sparta Highway near the airport and will need one additional reading before becoming final.

Six new city streets were accepted and a portion of one road was abandoned by council action. Newly accepted streets include Neal Avenue, Park Trace Drive, Windtree Trail, River Court, Sydney Court and Jackson Court. Neal Avenue is located next to China One and the other roads are in the Park Trace Subdivision on Hwy. 127 S. The abandoned street is a portion of Central Street in Camelot Subdivision. The road is only a gravel drive dividing 10 lots. All the lots are owned by one couple and the owners want to combine the properties into a single parcel. The abandonment is done by ordinance and one additional reading is still required for it to be final.

The second reading of a budget amendment for repairs of storm damage at Meadow Park Lake was approved. The amendment allows the use of $9,750 received from FEMA for the repair of damage to docks caused by recent storms.

Many of the items the city will buy over the coming fiscal year are purchased on bids approved one per year. Bids for everything from a blade holder for street signs to zinc-ortho phosphate were approved along with bids for the city's Fourth of July fireworks display ($20,000 from Pyro Shows) and $19,776 for a 4x4 extended cab pick up truck for the Codes Administration Department.

Also included in the annual bids are products the city buys in bulk each year including salt and de-icing material for streets, chemicals used at the water plant, concrete, crushed stone and various types of pipe.

The motion to approve all the items under the consent agenda was made by councilman Boyd Wyatt and seconded by councilmen Earl Dean. Five yes votes approved the motion.

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