Monday, October 12, 2009

Varied Agenda Faces Putnam County committees

The standing committees of the Putnam County Commission meet tonight to discuss a variety of issues -- including some appointments to the county fair board. Appointments to the county beer board and Delinquent Property Tax Committee are also on the agenda. Meanwhile, commissioners will discuss the by-laws and Certificate of Incorporation for the Tennessee Central Heritage Rail Trail Authority. They'll also talk about alternatives to the 1981 Financial Management Act. An effort earlier this year to bring the county under that act failed to gain the number of votes needed. Finally, at the end of the night, the newly constituted membership of the county's Land and Facilities Committee will meet. Their major focus remains on finding a solution to jail overcrowding.