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School Closings & Delays for Friday, Feb. 12, 2016: Cumberland County Schools CLOSED for Staff Development Friday, Feb. 12 and CLOSED Monday, Feb. 15 for President's Day. -- Fentress 1 Hour Delay Fri. Feb 12 -- Putnam 1 Hour Delay Fri. Feb. 12 -- Overton 2 Hour Delay Fri. Feb. 12 --

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Cumb. Co. Schools Staff Developement Cancelled Fri., Feb. 12, 2016
Friday February 12, 2016

Cumb. Co. Schools Staff Developement Cancelled Fri., Feb. 12, 2016 due to winter weather conditions.


Sale tax revenue up from previous years
Peg Broadcasting News Friday February 12, 2016

Sales tax revenue continues to increase, according to City Manager David Rutherford. In his report to Council, Rutherford says that sales tax collections are at $4.4 million for the year to date, up by $278,000 over last year. Wholesale beer taxes are up by almost $11,000, and income from liquor sales spiked in December, bringing the year to date total to $248,000.


Council approves new rules for conducting meetings
Peg Broadcasting News Friday February 12, 2016

New standing rules for the City Council will take effect at their next meeting. Council, on Thursday, approved the revised rules that will limit the amount of time members can address or discuss issues, as well as limiting the number of public comments. Under the new rules, Council members will have 2 three minutes opportunities to debate a motion. In the debate of motions, non council members will be afforded 1 three minute session. Public comment following the meeting will be limited to 15 minutes with speakers allotted 1 three minute opportunity. Rules may be waived by a majority vote of the Council.


House moving permits to increase
Peg Broadcasting News Friday February 12, 2016

City Council members approved action on increasing permits for moving houses. The fee for house moving through the City will remain at $200, however, if the structure is to be placed within the City, the fee will increase to $1000. The fee must be approved in 2 more readings.


Crime rate decreasing in Crossville and Cumberland County
Peg Broadcasting News Friday February 12, 2016

Despite Council quarrels, positive things are happening in the City and Cumberland County. Cumberland County Sheriff Casey Cox and City Police Chief Rod Shoap, during a presentation at Thursdays City Council meeting, announced that crime rates are down and arrests are up. Chief Shoap said that according to statistics, the crime rate within the City is down by 15%, the lowest in 10 years. Shoap also added that the recent community visioning meetings have resulted in unexpected participation in law enforcement from the community. Shoap noted that in addition to a renewed enforcement effort with the Sheriff, the visioning sessions have resulted in a partnership with citizens.


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