Thursday, May 21, 2009

Cookeville Council To Consider Traffic Enforcement

A new city ordinance will be considered when the Cookeville city council meets Thursday evening. As listed on the agenda, it is an ordinance "related to automated traffic enforcement." And that most likely means that the city will be going forward with discussions to put cameras on the traffic signals at some intersections in town. Traffic light cameras have been implemented in a number of towns in Tennessee this year, and proponents say they are an effective means of catching people who run red lights and issuing them tickets through the mail. Also tonight, the council will discuss a change order for the renovation underway at the Cookeville Drama Center and will talk about the Rails with Trails projects, an appointment to the city Tree Board, an agreement with the Tennessee Valley Authority and the next step in proceeding with development of a business-industrial park.