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Coolin' Off
City tax rate set at 1.16

State receives Homeland Security grants

Coolin' Off



Beth Underwood/OCN Staff
Barbara Nigro and Kristen Bailey jump into the water at Livingston City Pool. on Tuesday, Aug. 7. Below, Connor Dillon has the wading pool all to himself.

Overton Countians continue to search for ways to cool off in this week's dangerously high temperatures. But those planning to hit the city pool, will need to go this week. The pool closes for the season on Saturday, Aug. 11, with the only exceptions being for pool parties already scheduled through Labor Day.


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City tax rate set at 1.16

By DEWAIN E. PEEK,
OCN staff
Livingston City Council set the city tax rate at 1.16 during the Monday, Aug. 6 regular monthly meeting. The rate, which is lower than last year’s, will bring in the same amount of taxes as last year, according to Mayor Curtis Hayes.

The aldermen approved the purchase of a leaf vacuum from the lowest bidder, ODB, at $17,000.

Mayor Hayes informed the Council about a community awareness program in which fourth and fifth graders at Livingston Middle School will be given “scratch and sniff” paper to let them and their parents know what natural gas smells like.

Mayor Hayes asked Director of Schools Mike Gilpatrick, who was in attendance, if the program was acceptable, and he said it was.
“We have a number of safety programs in place and this will fit right in,” Director Gilpatrick said.

The program was approved.

The aldermen voted to apply for a Parks and Recreation Grant. The grant would require matching funds, which could be given as in-kind service, according to Mayor Hayes.

The aldermen approved the first reading on Ordinance 2007-8-1 to rezone Michael Davidson’s property at 190 School Mountain Road from R-1 to C-1. He plans to turn the home into a real estate office, according to Codes Inspector Darius Sims.

The City Council approved Water Supervisor Tim Coffee’s request to begin a sewer line addition that will provide service to 15 houses. The cost is estimated at $8,394.

The low bid from Communications Evolutions for a maintenance contract for the console and the repeater for the police and fire departments was approved at $130 per month.

A resident on Hilham Highway whose driveway is located in a curve asked help with possibly rebuilding a road that used to connect Hilham Highway with Hawkins Road. The area between the driveway and Hawkins Road has been filled in at some time and would require large amounts of dirt to be removed. Ownership of that area was also questioned. The City Council took the matter under advisement to see what can be done.

Ronnie Maynord addressed the Board of Aldermen on behalf of Middle Tennessee Marketing to propose providing natural gas to the city. Natural gas providers will be considered at the next monthly meeting.

Mayor Hayes announced that because of the Labor Day holiday, the next monthly meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10 instead of the usual first Monday of the month.

The meeting adjourned.

 

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State receives Homeland Security grants

Tennessee has received more than $20 million in grants from U.S. Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2007, according to U.S. Senator Bob Corker.

“Nothing is more important than the safety and security of our citizens,” Sen. Corker said. “This is a significant amount of funding to help Tennessee communities work to prevent, prepare, and respond to any potential terrorist attacks or natural disasters.”

Tennessee will receive $20,034,000 in grants from the following five U.S. Department of Homeland Security programs:

•$8.25 million from the State Homeland Security Program, which funds activities to build capability to prevent, protect against, respond to and recover from acts of terrorism and other catastrophic events.

•$5.89 million from the Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program, which focuses on law enforcement and public safety activities to prevent terrorist attacks through such activities as intelligence gathering, information sharing, and target hardening.

•$4.58 million from the Urban Areas Security Initiative, which is designed to fund designated high-threat, high-density urban areas against acts of terrorism.

•$1.032 million from the Metropolitan Medical Response System, which plans and prepares for a large-scale medical response.

•$282,236 from the Citizens Corps Program, which promotes citizen preparedness and engages citizens in all-hazards prevention, protection, response, and recovery.


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