Thursday, November 5, 2009

Council Rejects Fountain Bids; Approves Pilot Project

As expected, the Cookeville city council Thursday night rejected all of the bids that had come in for the construction of a "fountain plaza" at Dogwood Park. The action came at the recommendation of Leisure Services Director Rick Woods. The project will be re-bid within the next two weeks. Meanwhile, the council approved a proposal by the Cookeville electric department to offer homeowners in town the chance to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. It will take place through a pilot program being offered by the city and the Tennessee Valley Authority. Electric Department Director Tony Peek says a certified inspector will do the evaluation, and the homeowner will be re-imbursed up to $500 if he makes the recommended energy-efficient changes. Anyone interested in the program can call the electric department.