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Crossville tax revenue remains above previous years
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday December 10, 2014

The Crossville City Manager reports that sales tax collections remain above previous years. For the fiscal year to date collections were at just over $3 million, ahead of last year by $46,000. Wholesale beer taxes are remaining steady, topping last year by $440. City Manager David Rutherford also reported that income from liquor sales is up by $6000 and revenue from building permits is at just over $133,000 for the fiscal year.


No Christmas raise for City employees
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday December 10, 2014

The Crossville City Council tabled any action on a Classification and Compensation Plan presented by the City Manager that would have given raises to City employees, while also bringing police and fire employee salaries in line with other municipalities. The plan, first brought to the Council during a work session earlier this month was tabled until the January meeting at the suggestion of Councilmember Pamala Harris who wanted more time to study the financial impact. Councilmember Danny Wyatt was concerned about the end of year budget, saying that it looked like the budget would be around $900,000 upside down by the end of the year. The plan would require $150,000 for the remainder of the fiscal year and approximately $300,000 for a full year.


Crossville City Council met in regular session
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday December 10, 2014

With one Councilmember absent in last nights regular meeting of the Crossville City Council, a motion to approve the Citys funding of the Crossville Team Championship golf tournament failed to gather a majority vote. Pete Sousa said he was unwilling to commit the $10,000 for the tourney scheduled for next fiscal year, this far in advance. A motion to approve failed in a 2-2 vote. Council unanimously approved the election of Councilmember Pamala Harris to the position of Mayor Pro-Tem. Pete Sousa originally nominated Councilmember Jesse Kerley to the post, but his nomination failed to receive a second. Danny Wyatt nominated Harris, and with a second from Sousa, was approved in a 4-0 vote. Harris was also appointed to fill George Marlow's seat on the Planning Commission.


Sex Offenders Must Pay Additional $50 a year.
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday December 10, 2014

The Roane County Commission voted unanimously Monday to charge sex offenders and additional $50 a year. Thats on top of the $150 sex offenders must pay to the state each year. State lawmakers passed legislation earlier this year that allows municipalities to also charge such offenders who reside in their county. Roane County says the extra money will go to notify residents when sex offenders move into the area and also to maintain the sex offender website.


TennCare Could Junk $38 Million Computer System
News Channel 5 Wednesday December 10, 2014

The Department of Human Services is considering scrapping a $38 million computer system, News Channel 5 reports. The system, which was supposed to determine Medicaid eligibility, should have been operational more than a year ago, but its been delayed with design defects. TennCare spent $1 million to hire a consulting firm to recommend a course of action. They hope to reach a decision by the end of the year.


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