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Archives 08-06-2003




Fair enjoyed by county's kids
Annexation approved for east end
Phone survey to help city apply for funds



Fair enjoyed by county's kids


Kevin Burmeister/OCN staff

The big boys weren't the only motorcycle riders tearing up the track at the 65th Annual Overton County Agricultural Fair held last week.

Droves of pint-sized carnival patrons chose their favorite method of excitement, which included a selection of colorful motorcycles on this popular midway attraction.

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Annexation approved for east end


Annexation of an area on the east end of Livingston was made final after the approval of the second reading during the Monday, Aug. 4 regular monthly meeting of Livingston City Council.

All aldermen present voted for the annexation. Alderman Thurman Langford was absent.

A decision on where to build a water plant was put on hold for further consideration.

Alderman Johnny Halfacre said, "This is one of the biggest decisions this board's ever made."

He said this will be the most debt the city has ever taken on.

"We're sitting here with five people to make this decision, and I think we need to study this thing, because we're making a decision for people, for 4,500 water customers," Alderman Haflacre said.

"This is a several million dollar project. I think we need to do this thing as cheap as we can to get a never ending source of water."

Alderman Halfacre suggested forming a committee and include private citizens and representatives of each of the county's water districts.

He went on to urge the board to take time in making a decision on where to take water from.

Alderman Robert Jolley agreed, saying, "We can't make a decision because we don't have all the numbers. You know, when I first came on this board we were talking about a $10 million project, now we're up to $17 million. And every time we turn around there's another option pops up, or another fee we have to pay."

Vice Mayor Bill Winningham also agreed, reminding everyone that this will be a 40-year deal.

While on the subject of water, Water Department Supervisor Tim Coffee informed the City Council that the town's water rehabilitation project is now underway.

"We've started our water project in town," he said. "We're digging in people's yards. There's going to be some broke lines; there's going to be some inconveniences."

Alderman James "Pug" Lee made a motion to prohibit employees who are not supervisors from driving city vehicles home.

"In my opinion, stop them all except the supervisors" he said.

The motion was seconded by Alderman Curtis Hayes.

As discussion of the motion progressed, names were added to the list of who would be allowed to drive city vehicles home, until Alderman Lee, frustrated by the number of people who would still be driving them home, decided to rescind his motion. Alderman Hayes also retracted his second.

Second reading of an OSHA workforce development ordinance was approved.

Angela Hunter's resignation as the secretary at Livingston Police Department was accepted. Melissa Barnes, of Hilham, was hired to take her place. Police Chief Roger Phillips informed the City Council that Barnes has five years of experience in the circuit court clerk's office.

Tim Porter was hired as a patrolman at Livingston Police Department to take the place of Kenny Cherry, who has accepted a position as a policeman in Crossville. Porter is 24 years-old, according to Chief Phillips.

A resolution to apply for a development grant concerning the water plant was adopted.

A public hearing date was set for August 25 for zoning of the annexed property on the east end and for a preliminary hearing on the proposed west end annexation.

The meeting adjourned.


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Phone survey to help city apply for funds

Employees of Upper Cumberland Development District are conducting a phone survey that will assist the City of Livingston with an application for Community Development Block Grant funds.

Livingston proposes to apply for grant monies to fund an extensive water project that will meet the water supply needs of all their customers without future worries.

Surveys require the number of household residents, number of elderly or disabled individuals residing in the household, and yearly income among several other areas. All citizens who are served by the City of Livingston Water Utility are subject to receiving survey calls. For more information call Upper Cumberland Development District at (931) 432-4111.




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