Thursday, November 19, 2009

Road Construction Contract OK'd

Highways, Incorporated has gotten the bid to do a road construction project in south Cookeville. They'll be expanding West Cemetery Road, and Cookeville public works director Greg Brown says he hopes the work can be done quickly. The new Prescott South Elementary and Middle schools plan to use the road as an access point. Also Thursday night, the council OK'd an amendment to its municipal code as it relates to the collection of business tax. Taxes will now be paid directly to the state of Tennessee, although business licenses must still be purchased through the city or county. The council also gave approval to an ordinance which city officials say they hope to use to encourage the development of owner-occupied townhouses in Cookeville.