Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Putnam County May Benefit From Cookeville Grant

The Putnam County commission will be voting Monday on whether or not to enter into an agreement with the city of Cookeville to pave Lee Seminary Road. Officials learned this week that the city has received a $1.9 million dollar grant to re-surface that road, which will serve the area of a proposed new business park. But -- because part of the road is in the county, rather than the city -- the county commission must agree to the terms of the grant as well and to what's called an "interlocal agreement" between the parties and the Tennessee Department of Transportation. The county's planning committee has recommended approval of the agreement, pending review by the county attorney.