Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Cookeville To Consider Mandatory Retirement

The Cookeville city council will consider a resolution Thursday night that could force police officers and firefighters into retirement. Under the resolution, the city would establish a mandatory retirement age for all police officers and firefighters on the city payroll. They would have to take retirement at the age of 62. City manager Jim Shipley will speak to the issue when the council meets at 6 pm Thursday. Meanwhile, the council is expected to approve a resolution providing for what's called a "pass-through" of a TVA wholesale rate increase. The city buys its power from the Tennessee Valley Authority, and any rate increase from TVA is normally passed along to customers.