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NEWS FROM CROSSVILLE CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION – MARCH 2, 2021

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The Crossville City Council held a work session late yesterday. Here are items discussed and approved to be placed on the regular meeting agenda for Tuesday, March 9, 2021:

EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT FOR GARRISON PARK

An Eagle scout project should see additional benches soon for Garrison Park. The plan is for two to be placed near the splash pad and two more next to the playground. A grant will be applied for to cover the costs and the city council will have to give permission to use the city name in the request for the funds. Crossville City Manager Greg Wood said they definitely need more seating at the park. The council will vote on the matter in their meeting this Tuesday night (March 9, 2021).

PURCHASE OF NEW DUMP TRUCK FOR CITY

The council reviewed a request to purchase a 2021 Ford F-750 dump truck at a total cost of just over $85,000. Crossville Mayor James Mayberry wanted to see a comparison of the purchase to leasing the truck. The two options will be presented to the council for their consideration in the meeting Tuesday night.

In other matters entertained at the work session and will not appear for a vote at the next city council meeting:

MUSIC/ART FESTIVAL PROPOSAL

The council reviewed a proposal for the “At The Crossroads” Arts Festival. The plan calls for a 3 day even with 670 vendor, 130 food, 300 craft and 240 fine arts booths. It would be held in the downtown area. The vision of the proposal is a community centric partnership working to establish a sustainable managed growth for the community that leverages natural, historic and talent. First estimates of crowd attendance was set at nearly 10,000 in the meeting last night. The proposal will be shown to other entities in the city and county to see if support can be obtained for such a project in the future.


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