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County eyes Watertown High dollars

By Caitlin Rickard crickard@lebanondemocrat.com • Dec 17, 2015 at 6:39 PM

The Wilson County Commission is set to convene for its monthly meeting Monday night, with several tasks and items on the agenda.

Among new business set for the commission meeting are a few elections and appointments, including notaries, a county historian that would serve on the Public Records Commission, two members to the Wilson County Library Board and one member to the Stones River Regional Library Board, who would each serve three-year terms.

Additionally, several resolutions will be before the commission for approval.

The commission will look to approve funding for repairs to the Lebanon High School football field by getting money from the discretionary fund on the Watertown High School project. 

Previously, a certain amount of funds was set aside for “discretionary costs” for the new Watertown High School. Commissioners and the board of education agreed that any request for spending of these funds for anything other than Watertown High School must first be recommended by the Board of Education and approved by a majority vote of the commission.

The resolution calls for a transfer of $38,950 from the Watertown High School fund.

Another resolution would be for the commission to accept a grant from the 2014-15 Litter Grant Program and to authorize Mayor Randall Hutto to execute a contract between the county and the Tennessee Department of Transportation. 

Wilson County was awarded a litter grant from the Department of Transportation for $60,900, which is awarded for programs related to litter and trash collection along county, state and interstate roads and highways. 

With approval, the commission would accept the grant amount and allow Hutto to enter into and sign a contract that would provide the terms and conditions that dictate the spending of the $60,900 grant funds.

Also up for discussion will be a resolution calling for the commission to develop a master plan for radio, cell tower and telecommunication support structures.

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