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City Council meets in regular session
Peg Broadcasting News Friday October 9, 2015

A motion by councilman Pete Souza to conduct an audit of fuel sales at the Crossville airport died for lack of second during the regular monthly meeting of the Crossville City Council. The City is to get 5 cents per gallon of fuel sold, however, according to Souza there has never been an audit since contracting with Crossville Aero in 2008. Souza claims in his recently released business plan of the airport, that a discrepancy of 50,000 gallons was found in 2012. Souza also added that he isn’t implying any wrongdoing by Chris Bennett, doing business as Crossville Aero, but the audit is about oversight and accounting procedures. His motion failed as there was no second. Continuing his review of the airport, Souza was successful in a motion to have the city manager put together a security plan. The plan is to be presented to council in January. That motion was passed in a 3-2 vote with Danny Wyatt and Pam Harris voting against.

 


City Manager reports revenue continues to grow
Peg Broadcasting News Friday October 9, 2015

Crossville City Manager David Rutherford, in his report to Council Thursday, reports that revenue from sales tax collections continue to outpace previous years. For the year to date collections are at $1.9 million. Income from the wholesale beer tax for the year to date remains flat at $180,000 while income from liquor inspection fees continue to grow with almost $75,000 being collected for the year.

 


City Council to reinstate Christmas parade entry fees
Peg Broadcasting News Friday October 9, 2015

In recent years there was no monetary entry fee to place an entry in the annual Crossville Christmas parade. However, that move was only temporary according to minutes of the January, 2010 council meeting. At that time, approval was given to require no entry fee, but the City would donate $15 for each entry to the Rescue Squad. Council voted Thursday to reinstate the $15 entry fee, but would still make the contribution to the Rescue Squad.

 


Councilman Pete Souza alleges bias by Mayor Pro-Tem
Peg Broadcasting News Friday October 9, 2015

During a recent work session of the Crossville City Council, Pete Souza alleges that he was cut short in discussions about the airport and felt that Mayor Pro-Tem Pamala Harris presided over the session in a biased manner. Souza brought up the matter in the regular session Thursday night. Harris responded by saying that she conducted the meeting in accordance with rules for informal meetings and further stated that she was tired of the council being distracted unnecessarily noting that it was an embarrassment to the city and deters economic development opportunities. She encouraged the council to join with her to do more positive things for the city. Audio from the questionable meeting of October 1st is available in its entirety at crossvilletn.gov under the category of “Council Calendar”.

 


Ben Carson and Jeb Bush Campaigning in Knoxville This Weekend
Peg Broadcasting News Friday October 9, 2015

Presidential Candidates Ben Carson and Jeb Bush will be campaigning in Knoxville this weekend. Bush will host a “SEC Tailgating” tailgate party this Saturday as the Vols host the Georgia Bulldogs. Carson will hold a book signing at Books-a-Million on Sunday night beginning at 7 p.m. ET.

 

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