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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Agenda released for Friday's special called Crossville city council meeting

The agenda for the special called meeting originally set for Monday September 19 but moved to Friday September 16, has been released and includes an item requesting action by the District Attorney.

The agenda, pictured below, includes a number of routine items covered under a consent agenda and 5 additional items.  One additional item placed on the agenda by Councilman Jesse Kerley seeks action by the DA and that is expected to be about allegations of extortion against councilman Pete Souza over derogatory items that had been in interim city manager Steve Hill's personnel file but have since removed from his file by Mr. Hill.

An item on a salary increase to the city judge, currently Ivy Gardener is up for consideration.  A judge will be appointed once the new council is sworn in in December and any raise would go into effect at that time.  A raise can not be granted during a judge's term but must take affect at the start of a new term.  This item was placed on the agenda at the request of councilman Jesse Kerley.

A 5 percent raise is also proposed for interim police chief Mark Rosser.  This was briefly discussed at the regular September meeting by manager Hill because the position of major formerly held by Rosser has not been filled yet and places more administrative burden on chief Rosser.

Council will discuss the renewal of the city's health policy plan with Blue Cross Blue Shield.  The increase for the upcoming year has been determined to be 6 percent.  The agenda sates that this is the lowest increase in 5 years to the city.

Council will discuss and consider action on the request for qualifications on the proposed splash pad for Centennial park. Several engineering firms have submitted information and the council will select one to do the design work.

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