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The McMinnville Board of Mayor and Aldermen Tuesday night passed two resolutions and numerous amendment to the municipal code with regard to various building and property codes.
The board approved a resolution to authorize the city to purchase a Caterpillar Loader for the Water and Sewer Department in the amount of $89,290, and a resolution to accept the bid from Tinsley Asphalt in the amount of $103,133 to pave the back parking lot at the Civic Center.
In other business, the board was informed that last week's storm destroyed 11 traffic lights in the city, and city personnel cleared 28 trees from roads. The hardest hit areas were those around the bypass.
The Warren County Pioneers came away with a split in their doubleheader with the Cookeville Cavaliers Tuesday night at WCHS.
The Cavaliers won the first game 9-2. But the Pioneers came back in the nightcap, beating Cookeville 6-1.
The Pioneers are now 4-2 in district play. They will host Greenwood, Indiana in a doubleheader Thursday at 4pm.
A bill to prevent campaign funds from being invested in private companies is headed for Gov. Bill Haslam's desk.
The legislation was introduced following reports that expelled Rep. Jeremy Durham heavily invested campaign funds in a company owned by prominent GOP donor Andy Miller Jr.
The House on Monday voted 95-0 in favor of the bill sponsored by Rep. Gerald McCormick of Chattanooga. The Senate earlier passed its version 32-1.
The bill would limit candidate and political campaign committees' investments to banks or credit unions that are members of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. It would also require any income from campaign investments to be reported on financial disclosure reports.
Durham has until May 1 to respond to a state audit of his campaign finances.
Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to boost transportation funding is now on equal footing in the Tennessee House and Senate.
The measure that would include the state's first gas tax hike since 1989 was advanced by the House Local Government Committee on Tuesday. That means the measure is now before the finance panels of both chambers - the final standing committees before full floor votes.
Under the latest version of the bill, the state would increase the tax on each gallon of gas by 6 cents over three years, and diesel by 10 cents. The measure would also cut the sales tax on groceries, corporate taxes paid by large manufacturers and the tax on earnings from stocks and bonds.
Haslam argues that the proposal represents a net tax cut for Tennesseans.
Caney Fork Electric Cooperative is announcing a planned power outage for Wednesday afternoon for the northeast corner of Warren County just into DeKalb County.
The outage will last from 12:30 until 2:30 Wednesday afternoon and will mainly affect the area from the north end of Bluff Springs Road into the Corinth Church Road area of DeKalb County.
Caney Fork will be replacing equipment on a 3-phase line, which is necessary to ensure reliable service to customers in that area.
If you have a medical necessity, you will need to make arrangements during this time.