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Deadline to apply for County Commission seat is January 5th
Peg Broadcasting News Friday December 11, 2015

The Cumberland County Commission is accepting applications to replace 1st District Commissioner Jeff Dyer, who will be stepping down from his seat on December 31st. Dyer made the announcement during the November commission meeting that he would be moving out of district and would therefore be resigning. Persons interested in filling the seat have until 4PM on January 5th, 2016 to submit their intention to the County Mayor.

 


City of Crossville on track for record year
Peg Broadcasting News Friday December 11, 2015

Sales tax revenue remains at its highest peak for the year at $3.2 million. So far for the fiscal year, collections are up by over $230,000 over last year. Collections for wholesale beer taxes are also up slightly at $292,000, while income from liquor inspection fees spiked for the latest reporting period and a total of $155,000 for the year to date.

 


Funding vote for upcoming golf tournaments fails
Peg Broadcasting News Friday December 11, 2015

During the regular monthly meeting of the Crossville City Council, a motion to approve funding for 3 golf tournaments scheduled for next year, failed in a tie vote. The tournaments in question include the City of Crossville Team Championship scheduled for May, 2016 at a cost of $6,000; the Women’s Open, scheduled for July, 2016 at a cost of $25,000; and the Tennessee High School Invitational at a cost of $6,000. Council member Pete Souza noted that there was no proof of any return on the tournaments and that sales tax is not significantly affected by them. Council member Danny Wyatt, however, countered that the tournaments were one of the things that allowed the City to have such a low property tax rate when compared to other cities. The motion to approve funding was voted down in a 2-2 vote.

 


Public comment at city council meeting to remain unchanged
Peg Broadcasting News Friday December 11, 2015

A proposal to move public comment from the end of the meeting to the beginning failed in a tie vote during Crossville City Council’s regular monthly meeting. Some council members feel that the public should be allowed to speak prior to any votes by council, however, Mayor James Mayberry noted that the public has been allowed to speak if they so choose, during any portion of the meeting and felt the end of the meeting was better suited for general public comment. With one council member absent, a motion to approve the change failed in a 2-2 vote.

 


Crossville City Council approves renewal of airport contract
Peg Broadcasting News Friday December 11, 2015

Despite an agenda item sponsored by council member Pete Souza asking for discussion on re-bidding of the airport contract, a motion was eventually made during the regular monthly meeting of the Crossville City Council to not re-bid and to accept the auto-renewal of the contract for another 2 years. Souza originally attempt to defer the item until he received a legal opinion regarding the contracts validity from MTAS. However, council member Danny Wyatt proposed a motion that would renew the contract in April. Council was cautioned by the City Attorney that there was the possibility that adequate notice had not been given as to the matter about to be voted on. And after a point of order request by Souza was denied by Mayor Mayberry, council member Pamala Harris seconded Wyatt’s motion which passed in a 3-1 vote with council member Jesse Kerley absent. The contract, which is a binding contract, could cost $400,000 to buy out.

 

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