Thursday, August 26, 2010

Putnam Election Commission To Hold Special Mtg.

The Putnam County Election Commission will hold a special called meeting next Wednesday, September 1, for the purpose of discussing three referenda that may be on the ballot in November. Those include a Liquor By The Drink referendum for the city of Algood, a referendum for the city of Cookeville to consider the sale of alcoholic beverages in retail package stores, and a referendum for Putnam County to consider implementation of the 1981 Financial Management Act. The signatures necessary for the Algood referendum have already been obtained, and officials expect to confirm the validity of the signatures needed for the Cookeville petition by the time the meeting is held next week. By law, the election commission must vote to approve the placement of any referendum on the ballot. The meeting is scheduled to take place at 8:30 am at the Election Commission office on County Services Drive.