Construction underway to improve drainage
Flags flown half-mast to honor astronauts
New water tap fee increase approved by City
underway to improve drainage
Dewain E. Peek/OCN staff
Barriers direct traffic around road work at the junction
of West Main Street and Broad Street while a convoy of tractor-trailers
wait to unload huge concrete box culverts.
Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is replacing
old drainage structure beneath the road to improve the drainage
and meet all codes, according to Frank Campbell, operations specialist
supervisor 1 with TDOT. Mid-State Construction is the sub-contractor.
The new box culverts are 4 feet tall and 10 feet wide
inside and will be 126 feet long when all are connected. The old
culverts are 2 feet tall and 10 feet wide.
All drainage pipes in that area will be tied into
the new structure. Work is scheduled to be finished in four to six
weeks, depending on the weather, according to Campbell.
Motorists are advised to exercise caution when driving
through the construction area.
Two more construction phases are planned, at which
time traffic will be shifted to the inside to accommodate construction
on the outside.
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flown half-mast to honor astronauts
Carson Oliver/OCN staff
Businesses, organizations, schools, and government
offices all across the nation are lowering their American flags
at half-mast in respect of those who lost their lives when space
shuttle Columbia exploded Saturday morning, killing the seven persons
aboard. The NASA astronauts who lost their lives were commander
Rick Husband, pilot William McCool, payload commander Michael Anderson,
mission specialists David Brown, Laurel Clark and Kalpana Chawla,
and IsraelŐs first astronaut, Ilan Ramon.
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tap fee increase approved by City Council
By DEWAIN E. PEEK, OCN staff
Higher water tap fees were approved by Livingston
City Council in the regular monthly meeting held Monday, Feb. 3,
with Alderman Thurman Langford absent.
Though Alderman James "Pug" Lee suggested
leaving the residential fees unchanged, the new fees call for $300
for 3/4-inch residential taps inside the city and $500 for 3/4-inch
taps outside the city. Alderman Lee voted against the measure.
The Council approved the purchase of a vehicle for
the gas department. The vehicle is a 1-ton 4-wheel drive truck with
a utility bed. Cost of the truck is $10,000.
First reading was approved on rezoning the old KMA
building from I-1 to C-1.
First reading was also approved for an amendment to
the zoning ordinance.
A public hearing for both of these measures is scheduled
for 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21.
Daniel M. Clayton was hired at Livingston Police Department
to replace Calvin Anderson, who was hired at Cookeville Police Department.
According to LPD Chief Roger Phillips, Clayton is already police
certified, and has served in the police reserve program.
Chief Phillips informed the Council that Livingston
Police Department has received grant money to purchase seven radar
The Council adopted a sidewalk grant resolution. The
grant will enable the city to build sidewalks from Oak Street to
Fair Street. The grant is a 90/10 grant, meaning the town will pay
10 percent of the cost. Mayor Hosea Winningham said, "Out of
$25,000, we pay $250."
Ronnie England was placed in the position of meter
reader to replace Gary Heady, who is changing to another position.
The Council approved a request for $500 to be used
in the Overton County Bluegrass Festival, which is planned for July
Applications for a lifeguard supervisor will be taken
until March 3.
Mayor Hosea Winningham informed the Council that an
I.S.O. representative recommended the city purchase a ladder truck,
hire a full-time fire chief, and schedule three-hour meetings each
The meeting adjourned.
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