Sunday, October 31, 2010

UCHRA To Administer Putnam Drug Court

The Fiscal Review committee of the Putnam County commission Monday night, November 8th, will consider a request that would allow the county to enter into a contract with the Upper Cumberland Human Resources Agency to administer the county's drug court.  Local officials say the drug court is a viable alternative to jail time for some offenders, but they say the administration of the program has been an issue for the past couple of years -- in particular, a decision that was made to move the administrative office to Obion County. Contracting with the UCHRA would, apparently, keep the contacts locally-based.  Meanwhile, both the Fiscal Review and Planning Committees will be discussing recommendations about what to do at various waste collection centers around the county.  An ongoing issue at the Bangham community center was brought up last month, but some commissioners say that any issues should be prioritized by the department. And, on a related note, the Planning Committee will discuss document shredding at the Putnam County Transfer Station.