Fair enjoyed by county's kids
Annexation approved for east end
Phone survey to help city apply for funds
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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approved for east end
By DEWAIN E. PEEK, OCN staff
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
"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
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
"In my opinion, stop them all except the supervisors"
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
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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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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