Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Council To Recognize Energy Efficiency

The Cookeville city council Thursday night will be hearing the results of an "energy efficiency partnership" they entered into with Cummins Filtration. The "Cookeville Unplugged Challenge" was part of an effort to get city employees and others to turn off items at night, during the weekends and over holiday breaks. The idea was that by turning off those items that are commonly left on, the city could save money in providing energy to nearly two dozen city buildings around town. As part of the report, a proclamation will be presented to Cummins employees Tim Brown, David Lowndes and Mitchell Kemp.  Also on Thursday, the council hopes to come to a resolution on some new taxi cab regulations.  The issue is whether to exempt one of the current cab owners from new regulations which he says will put him out of business.