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Councilmember Pete Souza voted against the final reading of an ordinance revising the City beer codes to eliminate the distance requirement for beer permits. In a short special called session the Council voted 4-1 on the 3rd and final reading of the ordinance. Also approved on 3rd reading was an ordinance creating an Administrative Hearing Officer position. The position will hear cases on building and property maintenance violations. Council will consider offering the position to the recent applicants for City Judge and City Attorney. Following the special call, council met in work session to continue discussion on the budget.
Crossville police are investigating the theft and vandalism from a FNT Logging Truck. The driver of the truck reported that someone had busted out the lower passenger side window of the black 2009 Peterbilt. Taken was a Dixie Lee CB radio valued at $350. Officers found a hammer near the vehicle which may have been used to break out the window. Total loss and damages were estimated at just under $400. Police have no suspects at this time and the investigation is ongoing.
Crossville Police are investigating the theft of a red, 16 foot, tandem axle, utility trailer from the Tennessee College of Applied Technology spec house on the corner of Miller Avenue and 10th Street. The trailer was stolen between April 17th and April 20th. At the time of the theft, the trailer was loaded with scrap wood and cardboard boxes. There are no suspects at this time. Loss was estimated at $3,500.
Stone Memorial High School Mock DUI will be held Friday, April 24, at approximately 9:50 am. in the parking lot of SMHS. The drill is a joint effort conducted by the Cumberland County Health Dept., Crossville Police and Fire Dept. Cumberland County EMS, and other agencies. The mock DUI is a “simulation” of an actual accident where students have been to the prom, the driver of one of the vehicles is under the influence of drugs or alcohol and a crash occurs with injuries and fatalities. All emergency vehicles and personnel will be treating the scene like a real accident. SMHS juniors and seniors will view the drill and participate in the prom promise pledge that will be presented by the Cumberland County TAD center after the drill.
The Cumberland County Board of Education spoke at length regarding the Martin Elementary School Zoning Options during Thursday’s meeting. The Board has decided to address the issue after the TCAP tests so students can focus on their studies instead of worrying about the possibility of changing to a new school. A BOE Work Session to address zoning and overcrowding has been scheduled for May 18th at 6 p.m. at Central Services.