Thursday, January 21, 2010

Council To Discuss Sinkholes, Adult Businesses

The Cookeville city council meets in regular session this evening to receive a report on the sinkholes in town and how well they drain stormwater during periods of heavy rain. The report has been prepared with the cooperation of Dr. Evan Hart in the Earth Sciences Department at Tech. While the city of Cookeville has several large storm drains along various roads, officials have long relied on an underground cave system and the sinkholes that feed those caves to disperse water. The council is not expected to take any action on the sinkhole report this evening. Meanwhile, they WILL be taking action on some revisions to the city ordinances related to adult-oriented businesses. They plan to repeal an entire section of the city code and replace with a newly written chapter that takes much of its wording from state law.