CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Clarksville City Council approved a budget amendment Tuesday to spend money to repair the Crow and Burt Cobb recreation centers and to build a new retaining wall for Riverview Cemetery.
The Crow Recreation Center on Richview Road will get $250,000 in work done to the exterior and
interior walls to eliminate moisture seepage. Burt Cobb Recreation on Franklin Street will get a roof replacement costing $200,000. The capital project additional funds will be provided from prior debt issuances for a total of $450,000, and no new debt will be issued.
The Riverview Cemetery Retaining Wall will cost $180,000. The cemetery is on Spring Street. The expense will be covered by a fire maintenance facility construction services decrease of $180,000.
“These projects are necessary investments to protect these valuable city assets,” Mayor Joe Pitts said.
Meanwhile, in the same budget amendment, the Council returned $75,000 to the general fund that had been targeted for now unnecessary roof repairs at Burt Cobb, and $250,000 in reduced part-time salaries, for a total of $325,000 added to the fund balance.