From the Desk of
J. Michael Cross
County Executive

Just a quick update on the Roofing Project for the Fentress County Ambulance Service. Turner Roofing out of Crossville has been making very quick progress on installing new shingles on our Ambulance Service Building. The old roof had been leaking for quite some time. We are excited to get this project behind us.

And speaking about construction, we are finally seeing progress on the Pall Mall Emergency Shelter Project. The original bidder ran into financial difficulties and ask out of the project. Quality Home Construction out of Sparta has taken over the project. The project is being funded by a CDBG Grant in the amount of $315,000.00 that was written and administrated by Fentress County Grant Writer Amanda Mainord.

We are still in the middle of our THDA Housing Grant. This purpose of this $375,000.00 Home Improvement Grant is to offer help to lower income, elderly and disabled throughout our County who have serious issues with their homes that require substantial repairs. The Grant is multi-use in that it can cover roof repair, heating and cooling issues, porches, ramps and ADA compliance issues, etc. Grant Writer Amanda Mainord is working closely with home owners and contractors to see that all Federal and State regulations are met as the grant is administered.

For those that may have missed it, Saturday’s Trees and Trails Christmas Event was a huge success. With teamwork from the Rotary Club’s Christmas Parade, the Hope Foundation, the City of Jamestown, Fentress County Government and the Children’s Shopping Spree Radiothon, hundreds, if not thousands, were entertained with Games, Food, Craft Vendors, Children’s Games and especially MUSIC. Headliners Jive and Jingle, out of Nashville brought the “Feeling of Christmas” to Jamestown through beautifully arranged celebratory songs. I want to particularly thank Mayor Darlene Davis for her passion, vision, energy and drive throughout the planning and execution of the entire event. Secondly to Freddie IV and his staff for putting together a well-planned and organized venue. Thirdly, hats off to all those who volunteered their time and energy putting the event together.

We can be reached at 879-7713. Executive Assistant Amanda Hicks can also be reached at vog.n1513115235Tytnu1513115235oCsse1513115235rtneF1513115235@skci1513115235H.adn1513115235amA1513115235. County Commission Meetings are held every third Monday at 6:00 p.m. following a 5:00 o’clock work session. All meetings are open to the public.