Crossville City Race For Councilman, ...

Since: Oct 12

Crossville, TN

#225 Oct 12, 2012
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Bennett's proposal was approved by council vote.

As reported by the Crossville Chronicle:

http://crossville-chronicle.com/local/x563620...

Since: Oct 12

Crossville, TN

#226 Oct 12, 2012
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On the city's office rental, Chadwell said that it was true Wyatt had a lease with Bennett in the building and that technically gave Wyatt an ownership interest in the building, but he said that leasehold was not the subject of debate or vote and there was no reason to disclose it. Even so, Chadwell added that Wyatt did disclose the fact prior to the vote. In addition, Wyatt pays a higher cost per square foot than the city does.

As reported in the Crossville Chronicle:

http://crossville-chronicle.com/local/x563620...

Since: Oct 12

Crossville, TN

#227 Oct 12, 2012
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The Hatch Act of 1939, officially An Act to Prevent Pernicious Political Activities

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatch_Act_of_193...

Since: Oct 12

Crossville, TN

#228 Oct 12, 2012
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Aug 12, 2010
At the Crossville city council's August meeting finance director Fred Houston explained what the $6 million line of credit needed by the city will be used for....

Since: Oct 12

Crossville, TN

#229 Oct 12, 2012
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May 14, 2010
Airport contract on city agenda
By Jim Young

local businessman Dean Bennett, a friend of Wyatt's. While no accusations of wrongdoing have been made..

http://crossville-chronicle.com/local/x112362...

Since: Oct 12

Crossville, TN

#230 Oct 12, 2012
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May 14, 2010
Airport contract on city agenda

Crossville Aero is run by Bennett's son, Chris Bennett, who also acts as airport manager.

http://crossville-chronicle.com/local/x112362...

Since: Oct 12

Crossville, TN

#231 Oct 12, 2012
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May 14, 2010
Airport contract on city agenda

The five-acre property is offered to the city for $320,000 and the owner is not willing to negotiate any further on the price. The cost of the land can be financed through the grant loan being received from USDA Rural Development.

THAT'S $64,000.00 PER ACRE---YOU BE THE JUDGE
(It takes a person making minimal wage 8,533 hours to make that kind of money to buy just one of those acres of land! Before tax. You be the judge

http://crossville-chronicle.com/local/x112362...

Since: Oct 12

Crossville, TN

#232 Oct 12, 2012
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Councilman Boyd Wyatt made a $1000 political donation to Curtis Adams' re-election campaign.

As reported by the Crossville Chronicle May 14, 2010

http://crossville-chronicle.com/local/x112362...

Since: Oct 12

Crossville, TN

#233 Oct 12, 2012
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Adams is a friend of Hamilton County Property Assessor Bill Bennett whose brother is local businessman Dean Bennett, a friend of Wyatt's. While no accusations of wrongdoing have been made, the revelations have made some headlines for the Chattanooga paper.

http://crossville-chronicle.com/local/x112362...
Well

Crossville, TN

#234 Oct 12, 2012
I know that a deal was crushed with the Catapillar Company, the Stout man that owns the tractor place had the land sold where Stowers is now located. Officials were afraid that if they came in and paid higher wages it would cause other plants to have to do the same. The Catapillar company back years ago was going to start employees off at $18.00 an hour. The Stout man had to buy the land back from Catapillar. The Pepsi Company would not come here due to a water shortage on the mountain.
Again

Crossville, TN

#235 Oct 13, 2012
I keep seeing references to the city not paying teachers and subs well. That is NOT a city function. Schools are governed by the Board of Education and the COUNTY sets the funding for them. The city provides SRO officers in the schools Located in the city limits because he county would not provide funds to either the sheriff or the school system to do that. There are two SROs - one for CCHS and Martin and one for SMHS and Stone. I think Jesse Kerley recommended the city provide those officers, BTW.
Again

Crossville, TN

#236 Oct 13, 2012
If you're going to attack the man, at least know what he is actually responsible for. BTW - if you think city employees are underpaid, you should look at what the county pays its people. It's even worse and the insurance sucks and is really expensive. But Boyd Wyatt isn't responsible for that because, and read closely here, the city doesn't operate the county or the schools, or the ambulance service.
Dem and Proud

United States

#237 Oct 13, 2012
Well wrote:
I know that a deal was crushed with the Catapillar Company, the Stout man that owns the tractor place had the land sold where Stowers is now located. Officials were afraid that if they came in and paid higher wages it would cause other plants to have to do the same. The Catapillar company back years ago was going to start employees off at $18.00 an hour. The Stout man had to buy the land back from Catapillar. The Pepsi Company would not come here due to a water shortage on the mountain.
All BS and lies! Coke plants in Cookeville and Rockwood mean coke never need a plant here. It also seems no one wants to have more water.

And no plant has ever "not been allowed to locate here due to paying too much." That is simply a bald face lie! Got it? A lie. No more-no less.

The lies people tell amaze me. Sad people actually post these lies.
Again

Crossville, TN

#238 Oct 13, 2012
I've often heard these rumors of collusion among business leaders and the city officials regarding chasing off companies that were going to pay well. I haven't lived here since the dawn of tune, so I can't speak for previous officials, but I don't see the current bunch at the city, chamber, county or industrial development boards shying away from businesses that want to be here and pay their people well. Remember the stink Crossville Ceramics raised when they recruited StonePeak? Seems that if your theory was right, that deal would never have happened. Business deals fall apart all the time for a number of reasons that may never be fully explained. That could be what happened to the Caterpillar deal - or it's yet another baseless rumor.
Dem and Proud

United States

#239 Oct 13, 2012
Again wrote:
I keep seeing references to the city not paying teachers and subs well. That is NOT a city function. Schools are governed by the Board of Education and the COUNTY sets the funding for them. The city provides SRO officers in the schools Located in the city limits because he county would not provide funds to either the sheriff or the school system to do that. There are two SROs - one for CCHS and Martin and one for SMHS and Stone. I think Jesse Kerley recommended the city provide those officers, BTW.
Not Kerley at all. SROs have been around much longer than Kerley has been on council.
What I Know

Crossville, TN

#240 Oct 13, 2012
I AM the judge and plutos is full of it!
What I Know

Crossville, TN

#241 Oct 13, 2012
Kerley probably was in CCHS with an SRO.

Since: Oct 12

Crossville, TN

#243 Oct 13, 2012
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This is the skinny, A 20 acre property behind the airport, was purchased. It was once owned by John Turner and purchased for $34,000.00 per acre. Out of the 20 acres only 6 of the acres is not a swamp. That leaves 14 acres considered by the State Of Tennessee to be called wetlands. Basically a swamp. The property in the neighborhood is going for $14,000.00 per acre when it was purchased. A property just 300 yards away was listed for $14,000 per acre.

This is when the story gets tricky. If the city purchased the property for much less they could justify the deal and would call it a barrier for the airport. But at this price the property has to be used for something needed in the near future. So what can we use this for. Oh, I know. How about another airport expansion. Hey maybe we can compete against Mcghee Tyson Airport in Knoxville and have Jumbo Jets fling over own homes. Na, that wouldn't work. I got it, how about just an expansion that the cost of filing in a swamp would create so much money spending all our friends could make tons of money. You see by buying up a property that is nearly all swampland is a windfall! Not to you the tax payers, but to whoever holds a long term contract. If our newspaper was to do a little investigating into what we are facing here in our little town, the little "Piggy Bank Community we call Crossville" would would have seen this long ago. The future big money is in wet dirt to dry dirt. See we are looking at dirt again. Just like the vanishing dirt at 84 Wyatt Court.

Much Much More to come.

PLOUTOS
Dem and Proud

Mooresville, NC

#244 Oct 13, 2012
So if all you are doing is posting old news stories and onfo that has been in the public domain for years, what is the point? You are not connecting any dots that I can see. And the question is simply, "So?"

Since: Oct 12

Crossville, TN

#245 Oct 13, 2012
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AIRPORT AND THE STORY OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS
"Little pig, little pig, let me come in."
"No, no, not by the hair on my chinny chin chin."
"Then I'll huff, and I'll puff, and I'll blow your house down."

20 acres at a cost of $680,000.00 in which only 6 acres can be built on. Sounds like a bad idea to me.

The real action will be when they decide to excavate. Between piping out the water to make it dry. Figure the cost will be $7.6 million plus to get the land ready to use for the next phase of the airport addition/renovation.(2-4 years from now).

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