Monday, October 19, 2009

Putnam County Commission Faces Busy Agenda

A number of issues will be facing the Putnam County commission when they meet Monday night -- including a resolution which would request that the local political parties forego having primary elections on the local level. State and federal elections are controlled by state and federal law, but officials say Putnam County Democrats and Republicans can make their own decision as to whether they want to nominate individuals for offices like sheriff, county executive and road supervisor. Also tonight, the commission will be deciding which county commissioners should serve on the fair board and whether or not to approve the certificate of incorporation for the Tennessee Central Heritage Rail Trail Authority. They're also scheduled to hear from a representative of the Chamber of Commerce on the Highlands Initiative.