Thursday, March 17, 2011

Re-Districting Committee To Be Discussed

Putnam County officials say there will probably be fifteen members of a re-districting committee whose job will be to come up with a recommendation for the drawing of new county commission districts over the next several months. The new districts are supposed to reflect new population figures from the U.S. Census Bureau, and the county has until the end of the year to complete a re-drawing of the lines so that each commission district represents approximately the same number of people.  The county commission on Monday will consider approval of a plan whereby the committee would be made up of fifteen members -- including three citizens from Cookeville, one each from Algood, Baxter and Monterey, seven county commission members, the chairman of the commission, and the county's Administrator of Elections. No decisions have apparently been made yet as to the specific names of all of those who would be appointed.