Commission Approves Grant To Install Energy-Efficient Lighting In Courthouse

The Fentress Co. Commission met in regular monthly session on Monday, August 17, 2015 and took action on a number of items of business in a rather brief meeting.

The meeting was called to order by County Executive J. Michael Cross, followed by the presentation of Colors by the Clarkrange JROTC Color Guard, the pledge to the Flag and opening prayer by Bro. Rick Cravens.

The minutes of the July 20 session was then read and approved on a motion by Lester Gooding, seconded by Donal Williams.

Following the reading of a letter of appreciation from the Fentress County Food Bank, the commission accepted a letter of resignation from Byron Asberry, a member of the Fentress County Industrial Board.

Amanda Mainard of Grassroots Consulting then reported that Fentress County had received a 50-50 grant from the Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development to install energy-efficient lighting in the courthouse, and with the in-kind work that the county could provide, would only cost $4,266 in local matching cash funding for the $16,933 project.

Fentress Co. Attorney Leslie Ledbetter then updated the commission on a use and occupancy agreement to allow the Industrial Development Board to locate an office in the upstairs of the courthouse on the Chancery Court Landing.

Read the rest of the story in this weeks Fentress Courier.