Thursday, June 25, 2009

Cookeville To Consider Annexation

After going a few years without expanding its boundaries, Cookeville city officials will begin discussions in the next few weeks about a proposed annexation north of town. The annexation area was taken for study this week by the city's planning commission. It encompasses nearly 50 pieces of property located between Freehill Road and N. Washington Ave., including about 20 properties on either side of Choate Cemetery Road. The annexation study area stretches north from 22nd Street to Whiteaker Springs Road, but does not currently include the subdivisions off Dale Lane and Bluebird Lane, west of Washington Avenue. The city has postponed most annexation studies for the past few years as a lawsuit between Cookeville and the Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Cooperative made its way through the court system. That litigation was ultimately settled last year.