Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Cookeville Council To Discuss Road Expansion

The Cookeville city council Thursday night will consider a contract to expand the scope of services with the company that is designing improvements to West Cemetery Road. The city has been planning for several months to widen that road as it runs between South Willow and South Jefferson Avenues. They say the decision by the Putnam County Board of Education to construct a new school in the area played a part in the decision to prioritize the project. Officials have said that they hope to provide access to the new school off both S. Jefferson and West Cemetery. Meanwhile, the council will also be updated on the progress of renovations being done to the Cookeville Drama Center, as well as a resolution that would rename the building. Leisure Services Director Rick Woods says the new name would be the Cookeville Performing Arts Center or C-PAC, and would more accurately reflect the variety of productions that take place in the building every year.