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NEWS FROM THE CROSSVILLE CITY COUNCIL MEETING – OCT 8, 2019

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The Crossville City Council met last night for their regular monthly meeting. Here is a recap of what happened:

STUDENT OF THE MONTH PRESENTATION

The latest Student of the Month is Lathon Stevens. He is in Sheryl Donathan’s kindergarten classroom at Martin Elementary School. Lathon was nominated because his teacher appreciates his efforts in school. School officials say Lathon is responsible in his actions and words each day.

NATIONAL CHIROPRACTIC HEALTH MONTH PROCLAIMED

A proclamation declaring National Chiropractic Health Month was presented by Crossville Mayor James Mayberry:

WHEREAS, Chiropractors are physician-level healthcare providers who focus on the whole person as part of their hands-on, non-drug approach to pain management and health promotion, and who have special expertise in the prevention, care and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries;

WHEREAS, More than one in two adults in the United States, or about 124 million people each year, report experiencing a musculoskeletal condition;

WHEREAS, Fifty-two percent of people living with musculoskeletal disorders say that it interferes with their activities of daily living, including their ability to work. Low back pain alone contributes to 264 million lost work days each year;

WHEREAS, The direct and indirect costs of musculoskeletal conditions, which is estimated to be $200 billion annually in the U.S., puts a tremendous burden on society;

WHEREAS, Low back pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions for which opioids are prescribed, putting patients at increased risk of overuse and addiction;

WHEREAS, Chiropractic care is widely recognized as one of the safest non-drug, noninvasive therapies available for the treatment of low back pain and other musculoskeletal complaints;

WHEREAS, The American College of Physicians low-back pain treatment guidelines released in 2017 promote the use of noninvasive, non-drug approaches such as spinal manipulation as a first line of defense against back pain, and groups such as CDC, FDA and the Joint Commission also now promote the use of nonpharmacological approaches first for pain management;

WHEREAS, Noninvasive, non-drug treatments for musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions such as spinal manipulation and other chiropractic services combined with an active lifestyle, good nutrition, healthy habits, and proper ergonomics can protect and enhance MSK health over a lifetime;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, I, James Mayberry of Crossville, Tennessee officially join with the American Chiropractic Association, Tennessee Chiropractic Association, and Crossville Family Chiropractic to encourage the public as part of the “Strength. Stability. Success.” campaign to take steps toward better musculoskeletal health and to proclaim October 2019 National Chiropractic Health Month.

BUDGET AMMENDMENT FOR AIRPORT MAINTENANCE BUILDING REPAIRS

The city council approved an ordinance amending the budget for airport maintenance building repairs. The cost is broke down into three areas. The first is for asbestos abatement and hangar roof repair at a price of $79,315. The second involved interior repairs and wall protection at $32,824. The final part involves interior hangar floor improvements at $63,096.

WATER LINE EXTENSION ON BEEHIVE LANE, TREEHOUSE TO COME DOWN

The council approved a water line extension a part of Beehive Lane. It involves 139.5 acres of land formally owned by Horace Burgess, now owned by Glenn Clark. It is also the property that the famous treehouse is on that Horace Burgess built. Councilman Scot Shanks previously said in a work session that Burgess said the treehouse would have to come down eventually since the wear and tear on it has made it unsafe to occupy. In August 2012, the structure was closed to public access by state fire officials since it had become a public attraction but did not follow fire safety codes.

FENCE PURCHASE APPROVED FOR GARRISON PARK

The city council approved the purchase for fencing to go around the majority of Garrison Park. The fence would run 4’ high until it gets near the basketball court next to Miller Bypass where it will go up to 6’. Once the fence runs to the other side of the basketball court, it will go back to 4’ to the parking lot. The fencing is expected to be installed soon.

RAW WATER CAPACITY MASTER PLAN REVIEWED BY CITY COUNCIL

The Crossville City Council reviewed a raw water capacity master plan. It deals with the future of water supply in the city.

Currently, Meadow Park Lake Water Treatment Plant has a current capacity of 3.5 million gallons a day with a maximum capacity of 14 million gallons a day. Holiday Hills Water Treatment Plant has a current capacity of 4 million gallons a day with a maximum capacity of 5.5 million gallons a day. That makes a total from the two plants of a current capacity of 7.5 million gallons a day with a maximum capacity of 19.5 million gallons a day. In the reservoirs, Meadow Park Lake has a safe yield of 3.58 million gallons a day, Holliday Hills has a safe yield of 5.34 million gallons a day and Lake Tansi has 3.5 million gallons a day.

According to the water moderate usage forecast, Crossville, West Cumberland Utility District Crab Orchard Utility District and industrial growth will demand 8.06 million gallons of water a day in the year 2037. The number is projected to rise to 10.98 in the year 2067.

According to the water high usage forecast, Crossville, West Cumberland Utility District Crab Orchard Utility District and industrial growth will demand 9.19 million gallons of water a day in the year 2037. The number is projected to rise to 12.05 in the year 2067.

One project being considered is raising the Meadow Park Lake dam. Meadow Park Lake was constructed in 1938. If raised, it would increase the safe yield of water from 3.58 million gallons a day to 4.8 million gallons a day.

The plan to improve the water supply would come in three phases. Phase one calls for raising Meadow Park Lake dam and relocating the raw water intake there. That will take a projected 39 months to complete.

Phase two would expand Meadow Park Lake to 7 million gallons of water a day. That will take an estimated 2 years to complete.

Phase three has two options. Option one would further expand Meadow Park Lake to 12.25 million gallons of water a day, improve the raw water intake at Holliday Hills, install a new treated water distribution line and demolish the Holiday Hills water treatment plant.

Option two is construct a new Holiday Hills water treatment plant that can handle 5.5 million gallons of water a day. That would take two years to complete, according to the report.

Phase one would begin in 2019 and finished in 2026. Phase two would start in 2030 and Phase three in 2040.

The next steps of the massive project calls for phase one permits to be approved by the city council so work can start. Then, develop and submit a map of the permit area to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for approval. Letters would be sent to affected property owners and develop a list of alternatives for the proposed work. A outline of compensatory mitigation plan would have to be completed as well.

Last night, the Crossville City Council approved paying for the permits with a cap of $75,000.

SEVERAL TEMPORARY STREET CLOSINGS APPROVED BY CITY COUNCIL

Several street closings for events were approved by the council. The Stone Memorial Panther Dash 5K run and 1 mile fun run/walk will be held Saturday, November 2, 2019 starting at 8:30 a.m. The road closure involves Cook Road from the school east to the I-40/Cook Road overpass. The Christmas Festival held by Cumberland Fellowship will be the early evening of December 6, 2019. It will involve closing a lane of West Avenue stretching about 100 yards between the Rural King entrance to the church. The third road closure involves a block of Fourth Street next to the War Memorial and a block of Rector Street behind the memorial for Veterans Day service. The final road closure is Taylor Avenue between Main Street and Thurman Avenue from 5 to 9 p.m. October 19, 2019 for the CCHS Class of 1994 reunion.

REVENUE REPORT AND CROSSVILLE POLICE AND FIRE REPORTS REVIEWED

The latest revenue report shows the city took in $723,535 in sales taxes last month. That is the highest number for a September since fiscal year 2012-2013. In wholesale beer tax, the city received $62,827 bringing this year’s fiscal year total to $177,822. In liquor tax to date this year, the city collected $128,269.

Last month, the Crossville Police Department made 116 arrest. The highest number went to warrants served with 39 followed by 13 for public intoxication, 12 for driving with a revoked or suspended license and 9 for DUI. Juvenile arrests came in at 11 with 6 of them being assault cases. Crossville police issued 133 citations. Of that total, 44 were speeding followed by 31 for driving with no insurance and 10 for seatbelt violations. Officers responded to 117 accidents last month.

The Crossville Fire Department had an active month in September. Firefighters responded to 187 calls for emergency medical service. Crews went to 12 fires and 5 hazardous conditions. Seven percent of the calls last month were false alarms. Fire crews also responded to 10 accidents involving injuries in the city.

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