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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Council work session Tuesday to talk sidewalks and possible road closing changes.

The Crossville city council meets for their monthly work session Tuesday May 2 at Crossville city hall and will discuss a number of items expected on the regular agenda coming up on May 9. The meeting starts at 5 PM and will be held in the third floor conference room at city hall.

Council plans to discuss downtown sidewalks during the work session once again and will hear from Crossville resident Ed Daszkiewicz who is blind and will discuss with the council what it is like to walk around Crossville.

The City of Crossville gets so many request for road closings for events and 5K races that they are looking at setting a standard 5K route that will reduce the time by city employees and cost to the city. If organizers use that rout there would be no charge but if they choose a different route they would need to reimburse the city for expenses. The council also plans to discuss the possibility of moving the cruise ins and other events to the block behind the courthouse and around the amphitheater.

Council will also discuss action on contracts for the Local Parks and Recreation Fund grant on the redevelopment of Garrison Park. Environmental work has been completed and certified by the state. The contracts under consideration are with the grant administrator Community Development Partners and Lose and Associates for final design and bidding services. The agenda points out that a number of public meetings were held on the project and public hearings on the adoption of the recreation master plan.
Plan for Garrison Park redevelopment

Garrison Park

The lease on the Crossville depot is up for renewal later this year and the city has been notified that the C. A. T. S. group that has operated the depot for the past 3 years will not be renewing or extending the lease. Council will discuss what to do next. The lease expires August 31.

Council will discuss a request from Cumberland Co. mayor Kenneth Carey on the work on the animal shelter. Carey is requesting that the city waive permit fees and city crews install sewer line from the tap to the location of the new building along with providing a grinder pump to the contractor. All material costs would be deducted from the city share of the cost of the building.

Council will discuss the city's capital improvement plan that is required by the charter to be approved by council. A draft of the plan is available on the city website here.

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