Thursday, June 3, 2010

Cookeville Council Delays Passage Of Budget

The Cookeville city council Thursday night delayed approval of a budget for the city for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins on July 1st. The proposed spending plan will not require any tax increase for city property owners, but does contain some cuts to a handful of non-profit agencies, and city officials say they need more time to discuss just if and where those cuts will be made. Meanwhile, the council was told that the city will be getting another law enforcement grant from the Edward F. Byrne Memorial Fund. Grants director Melinda Kiefer says the money will not require any matching funds from the city and will be used to purchase shotguns for police patrol vehicles.