Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Putnam County Commission To Meet

Putnam County Executive Kim Blaylock has named nine members of the county commission to serve on this year's budget committee -- and the full commission tonight will be voting on whether to ratify that membership. Among those nine appointments are representatives from the Monterey, Baxter and Algood areas, as well as other parts of the county. Meanwhile tonight, the county commission is expected to ratify the by-laws of the Tennessee Central Heritage Rail-Trail Authority. The ratification of those by-laws is necessary for the authority to achieve official non-profit status. And they'll consider a resolution to apply for a grant which would provide $300,000 to purchase a fire truck for the county. If the grant is awarded, the county's matching money would come to about $45,000.