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One injured in bypass collision
Livingston Academy Prom held last Saturday night

City Council meeting held Monday night

 

One injured in bypass collision

Dewain E. Peek/OCN staff

A Byrdstown woman was transported to Livingston Regional Hospital after a collision on the Livingston Bypass around 2 p.m. Friday, April 28.

According to the Livingston Police Department report, Christopher Handy, 18, of Livingston, was driving a 1987 Toyota truck north on Hi-Tech Drive when he attempted to cross the bypass.

The Toyota crossed into the path of a 1998 Jeep Cherokee driven by Janice Cook, 58, of Byrdstown. The collision caused the Toyota truck to overturn in the roadway, and it struck a 1991 Chevrolet pickup driven by Lowell Hunter, of Allons, who had pulled up to the stop sign on Airport Road.

Cook was injured in the collision and Livingston Fire Department personnel used the "jaws of life" Hurst tool to extricate her from the Jeep. She was transported to LRH for treatment of cuts and abrasions.

Hunter and Handy were apparently uninjured in the crash.

Handy was cited for Failure to Yield to Oncoming Traffic and for the Violation of Proof of Liability Insurance law.

Patrol Officer Ray Smith of Livingston Police Dept. investigated the crash.

 

 

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Livingston Academy Prom held last Saturday night

Dewain E. Peek/OCN staff
LA students and their dates filled the dance floor at Cookeville's Leslie Town Centre during the 2006 Livingston Academy Prom held Saturday night, April 29.

 

City Council meeting held Monday night

Livingston City Council held the regular monthly meeting Monday, May 1, with all aldermen present.

Mayor Frank Martin gave an update on upgrades at the water plant.

"The completion date that I've got now is sometime in August," he said.

Mayor Martin then mentioned the upgrades at Livingston Airport.

"The city does not owe one penny on the airport," he said.

Alderman Johnny Halfacre mentioned two upgrades planned for this year.

"We will get $50,000 a year for fencing until we have a new security fence all the way around the airport."

The other project for this year is an asphalt overlay to finish the runway. The overlay will be paid for through a matching grant.

Mayor Martin said, "That overlay is $750,000. The city will have to come up with $37,500, and the county will have to come up with $37,500."

The bid from Overton Farmers Co-op for a Woods brand "batwing" 15-foot bush hog was approved at $8,800.

Mountain Farm Equipment submitted the lowest bid, $8,500, for a Rhino brand bush hog, but the Co-op bid was preferred because of the close proximity of acquiring replacement parts.

Before the choice was made, Supervisor Wayne Peek said, "Woods is about the best cutter anymore because they've got such a deep cut."

In making the motion, Alderman James "Pug" Lee said, "We'll be buying it local. We can drive down here to the Co-op and get parts for it anytime. With the other one, we'd have to go to Crossville to get them.

The City Council accepted the resignation of Bobby Dan McCoin as parts supervisor, effective June 1, and approved hiring his son, Danny McCoin, to fill the position when it becomes open.

Pool personnel were hired, with those who live in the city given first priority for full-time. Bryan Aldridge was hired as a supervisor, at full-time.

"All but one have worked at the pool before as lifeguards," Mayor Martin said.

The Holly Hills sewer project was approved.

The Council voted to leave the charitable giving at the same amount as last year.

In bringing up the item, Mayor Martin said, "Last year, what we donated to all organizations, everything combined, was $33,389."

Mayor Martin proposed allowing the heads of seven city departments, designated as "emergency personnel", to drive city vehicles home. The departments involved are police, fire, street, gas, water, and sewer.

The Council agreed.

The Planning Commission was reappointed as follows: Allan Terry through August 2007; Linda Riser and Charles Maynord through August 2008; Phillip McCormick and Budd Bishop through August 2009; and Mayor Martin and Adlerman Lee through the end of their terms of office.

In response to a request by Cingular to place three 8-foot-tall wireless communication towers on top of the city's water tank on Skyline Drive, the City Council gave Mayor Martin the authority to negotiate a deal. The contract is expected to be worth more than $1,000 a month to the town.

Mayor Martin assured the aldermen that Cingular would be responsible for carrying insurance and that the towers would not interfere with the water tank.

Police Chief Roger Phillips addressed the Council to make a request.

"It's a common practice across the state in a lot of departments, and about all state departments, that when an officer retires due to reaching the age of retirement, or due to disability, the agency he works for presents his sidearm and his badge at the time of retirement," he said.

He also asked that the practice be made retroactive to the time of the recent retirement of Johnny Stover.

"He's the first one we've had retire in many years," Chief Phillips said.

Livingston Police Department does not pay an excise tax on weapons purchased for department use, so that was also addressed.

"If that weapon is given to the officer, he will be required to pay that federal excise tax," Chief Phillips said.

The Council granted the request.

A request by Jerry Lancaster for the city to help him build a 25-acre lake, which he would in-turn help provide water to the city if needed, was effectively denied by the City Council.

Mayor Martin said, "I don't think it would be legal for us to go on somebody else's property, out of the city limits, and do anything with our equipment or our tax dollars."

When asked if it would be legal, City Attorney Kelly Williams said, "No."

Mayor Martin announced that the city will hold a surplus property sale at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 17 at the city garage.

The meeting adjourned.

 

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