One benefit of a a busy June spent trying to complete work on the city's budget means the council has a light agenda facing it for the regular July meeting set for this evening at Crossville City Hall.
The regular agenda starts at 6 p.m. with council members meeting as the audit committee meeting at 5:15 p.m. and a public hearing on annexations and a de-annexation to be held at 5:45 p.m.
The council will consider a proposal to take online payments. Crossville Finance Director Fred Houston said the water department office has had a number of requests for the service from new customers and they have researched a number of firms that provide the service.
There is a charge for the service but Houston has recommended that the city set up the service so that the customer using the service would pay for that convenience. According to Houston, the service could also be used to pay court costs and property taxes, as well as water and sewer bills.
The council will consider a request for the renaming and dedication of the current city hall building when it becomes the police department. The proposal is to name the building the Chief Robert F. Foutch Memorial Police Headquarters Building. Foutch was the long-time chief of Crossville Police prior to current Chief David Beaty. The department will have a bronze plaque made and will dedicate the building at the time they move into the building.
Under the consent agenda, the council will consider the approval of a number of items, including the third and final readings of the annexation of 5.75 acres on Short Rd. and the de-annexation of property on Northside Dr. because of a change in the design of the Northwest Connector.
Also under the consent agenda is approval of the payment of $25,000 for hosting the Tennessee Women's Open golf tournament, approval of an amendment to extend the safe routs to school project for one year and approval of an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Transportation on the relocation of Catoosa waterlines along Hwy. 127 N.
As the Meadow Park Dam repair project nears completion, the council will consider a change order that will reduce the cost of the project by almost $195,000 due to reduction in the amount of materials used.
The Crossville Housing Authority will be recognized as the Mayor's Green Partner and the city attorney and the city manager will present their regular monthly reports.