Monday, April 19, 2010

Putnam County Commission Has Full Agenda

The Putnam County Commission meets tonight to consider approval of an increase in the county's contribution to the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System. The changes would mean that the employer contribution would go up to 10.51 percent. At least one county commissioner has suggested that the county explore other options when it comes to offering a retirement benefit for employees, but nothing is being proposed tonight. Also this evening, the commission will vote on a recommendation that would have all elected officials and department heads receiving a letter reminding them of the official policy as it relates to county-owned vehicles. Commissioner Marson McCormick says he doesn't believe the policy is being followed by all office holders, but did not specify which ones he had issue with. Also on the agenda are appointments of members to the county's tax equalization board and the appointment of a county medical examiner. The commission is also scheduled to discuss budget amendments, the re-naming of a road, a resolution opposing a state law being considered by the legislature, and the transfer of a vehicle from the ambulance service to the fire department. The meeting begins tonight at six on the third floor of the courthouse.