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A Laurel Circle man told authorities that he got a call from a man with a funny accent who identified himself as David Clark. The victim said “Clark” told him that he had won a new car from Publishers Clearing House and gave him a number to call to claim the prize. The victim called the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department instead to report the scam.
Construction times in residential areas will be extended into the weekend if the City Council approves changes to the Municipal Code next week. Council members discussed the changes during a work session on Tuesday. The code currently states that construction in residential areas can only take place Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 6 PM. The revision will allow construction 7 days a week during the same hours. The matter will be on the agenda for the regular meeting next Tuesday.
The City will be looking at a 9 percent increase health insurance premiums for the next calendar year. Council reviewed recently received bids for health insurance during a work session this week. Despite the increase, the City fared better than others who had reported increases of up to 20 percent. Acceptance of the bid for health and dental insurance will be on the agenda for the regular meeting next Tuesday at 6 pm in City Hall.
The Crossville City Council, in work session this week, heard a proposal from the City Manager to address complaints from residents regarding brush collection. Previously, Cumberland Waste Disposal, the City’s trash collection contractor, would pick up brush twice a year for each route. Under a proposal presented to the Council, brush would be picked up on normal pickup days provided the brush is securely tied in a bundle, and the bundles weigh no more than 35 pounds, be no longer than 4 feet in length and 3 feet in diameter. Pickup would be limited to 2 bundles per week. This proposal is in addition to the twice yearly pick up with the grapple truck. The Council expects to take action during next week’s regular meeting.
Changes to the Payroll Procedure were discussed during Wednesday night’s meeting of the Cumberland County Schools Policy Committee. To help ease the workload on Payroll, the committee recommended that new employees of the Cumberland County School system be paid in 24 installments per year and not be offered the option of 20 installments. There are 13 current school employees who will grandfathered in at 20 installments per year.