Sunday, March 20, 2011

Full Agenda Facing Putnam Commission

A fairly full agenda faces the Putnam County Commission when they meet Monday night.  Among other things, the commission will be deciding whether or not to contribute to the cost of replacing the Elmore Town Bridge in Baxter.  Officials say they are confident that they can get a grant to pay for most of the cost of replacing that bridge, but need to come up with matching money for the grant. Putnam County's match would not exceed $17,000.  Meanwhile, the commission will consider accepting responsibility for three roads which are part of a newly developed subdivision near Algood.  Plantation View, Plantation Pointe and Plantation Circle would become official county roads once the developers make improvements to them mandated by Road Supervisor Randy Jones.  The roads are being recommended for acceptance even though they are steeper than the currently accepted standards for county roads.  And the commission will also consider a resolution asking the state legislature to repeal what's called the Tennessee Voter Confidence Act.  Local officials say they are concerned about how counties would pay for the requirements of the Act.