By ECHO DAY
Covington alderman Ed Timberlake is looking forward to a vintage automobile museum proposed for the city's north end.
"It's really going to be outstanding," he said Tuesday night during a meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.
An ordinance to change the zoning of the former curtain factory was approved on its first reading this week and a public hearing will soon be held. The property is owned by Donald and Catherine Baskin.
"He has two service stations inside," continued Timberlake, a classic car enthusiast. "It's really going to be something to see and will draw a lot of people here."
In other news:
• The city's planning commission recommended approval of a site plan submitted by Unilever for a new frozen distribution center adjacent to its facility at 2000 Hwy. 51 North.
• Though absent, Mayor David Gordon requested permission to apply for a Tennessee Department of Transportation grant to fund a multi-modal access project, linking Cobb-Parr Park and Dyersburg State Community College with sidewalks and bike paths. The requested grant, which will fund 95 percent of the project and require the city to pay five percent of the cost, will be between $500,000-$750,000.
• Tax collections for August showed a 5.8 percent increase and have brought year-to-date collections to a 4 percent increase over the same period of last year.
Covington’s meetings of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen take place at 5:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at City Hall. The next meeting will be on Nov. 26.