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Scouts learn safety on land and in air
County receives recycling grant from TDEC
City Council meeting held Monday night

 

 

 

Scouts learn safety on land and in air

Lyndon Johnson/OCN staff
AirEvac pilot Jon Edwards shows helicopter controls to one of the boys in attendance at the recent Safety Day held at Overton County Ambulance Service. The event was held Saturday, Feb. 28 for Boy Scout Troops 72 and 354, Cub Scout Pack 133, and Girl Scout Troop 551. Also teaching safety techniques were personnel from Overton County EMS, Livingston Police Department, Livingston Fire Department, Project Child Safe, and Overton County Sheriff's Department.

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County receives recycling grant from TDEC

Overton County is designated to receive a grant from the Tennessee Solid Waste Management Fund, according to Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Betsy L. Child.

"We are pleased to be able to support this effort to increase recycling in Tennessee communities and reduce the amount of waste entering our landfills," Child said.

Overton County will receive $139,500 for paving, to build a storage building, and to purchase a baler. The grant requires $15,500 in local matching funds.

The grant programs are supported by the Tennessee Solid Waste Management Fund, which is administered by TDEC's Division of Community Assistance. The Tennessee Solid Waste Management Fund receives its revenues from a state surcharge fee on every ton of solid waste disposed in landfills and from a fee on new tires sold in the state.

Any local government, solid waste authority, or non-profit organization interested in the grant programs should contact the Division of Community Assistance, 8th Floor, L&C Tower, 401 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37243-1533, or call (615) 532-0086. Information about the recycling equipment and waste reduction grants may be found online at www.tennessee.gov/environment/dca/grants.

 

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City Council meeting held Monday night

By DEWAIN E. PEEK, OCN staff
Livingston City Council held the regular monthly meeting Monday, March 1, with Alderman Thurman Langford absent.

The low bid from Fences of Excellence was approved for a backstop at Livingston City Park at a cost of $5,740 installed.

The City Council approved the low bid of Livingston Co-op on a 22 horsepower, 40 inch cut lawn mower for the sewer plant at a cost of $1,599.99.

The alderman approved a loan of $50,000 at 2 percent interest to a local business. The business asked for the loan to expand.

The second reading of the sewer pretreatment program was approved.

Jerry D. Kenney was hired at the water and sewer department to fill the position vacated by another employee who quit.

Malcom Dulworth was hired to work at Livingston City Park.

The aldermen voted to turn the city election over to Overton County Election Committee so the process for this year's city election can begin.

A request by three former employees to buy back time in the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System was again taken under advisement. The aldermen expressed a desire to allow the former employees to buy their time in the system, but at no cost to the city. The last information the city received indicated an increase in cost to the city of approximately $12,000 per year.

A resolution concerning Logic Insurance Company was adopted. The aldermen voted to publish another annexation notice. The last one published contained an incorrect map. The preliminary hearing is now set for 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, March 22.

The meeting adjourned.

 

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