Scouts learn safety on land and in air
County receives recycling grant from TDEC
City Council meeting held Monday night
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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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.
"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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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
The second reading of the sewer pretreatment program
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
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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Overton County News
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P.O. Box 479
Livingston, Tennessee 38570