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Lebanon goes back on the air

By Kimberly Jordan kjordan@lebanondemocrat.com • Updated Jul 1, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead announced at Tuesday’s city council meeting the city would soon resume broadcasting on Charter Cable.

Portions of Tuesday’s meeting were broadcast on Charter channel 198.

“We’re getting closer on televising tonight,” Craighead said. “Channel 198 will be our new station number to televise the things that are happening in Lebanon, as well as the council meetings.

“We can run announcements; we can show the Christmas parade, work sessions, council meetings, anything we feel appropriate for the city of Lebanon. We still have a little work to do, try to get any bugs out and see how it all works.”

A request by Councilor Fred Burton was the lone ordinance that failed at the meeting. Burton wanted the city to waive sewer tap and connection fees for Leeville Pike residents. Burton and Councilor Lanny Jewell each voted in favor with councilors Joe Hayes and Tick Bryan voting no. Councilors Rob Cesternino and Kathy Warmath were absent.

A number of items were approved on final reading, including an agreement between Lebanon and the Water and Wastewater Authority regarding service areas for each entity. A budget amendment to include a new director of human resources position in the 2014-15 budget also passed.

Line-item transfers for the police department, street department, Jimmy Floyd Family Center were also approved unanimously.

Items approved on first reading included line-item transfers for the mayor and council department to cover the cost of additional public notices, as well as approval of a grant contract with the Tennessee Department of Transportation for annual maintenance at Lebanon Municipal Airport. The grant includes a 50-percent match of funds, which will be budgeted in the 2014-15 fiscal year.

The council’s next meeting will be July 15 at 6 p.m. at the Town Meeting Hall.

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