May 2, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger
The Pegram Board of Mayor and Aldermen reviewed the proposed fire and emergency services contracts for both the Pegram rural and city fire districts at last week's monthly meeting.
The town of Pegram is/has contracted with Cheatham County to provide fire services to itself....an illegal act but no one is willing to challenge the issue. Pegram is a Municipality. The Town of Pegram took over the Pegram Volunteer Fire Department in 1986 because of illegal acts....
Cheatham County has adopted a questionable "County-Wide Fire Department and has assessed and collected a Fire Tax on the Town residents as well as the County residents outside the Town but IN the Pegram Fire Districtof the county. Pegram has never adopted a property tax but the County still assesses a tax on Town residents for County purposes, The County Mayor, David McCullough, used to be a Pegram Alderman when all this took place but he moved to Kingston Springs when HIS decisions became "HOT" issues. Now he has the former Pegram Town Attorney, William Bush Herbert IV as HIS County Attorney. William B. Herbert III owns 10% of Pegram and is now an "appointed" Alderman and running for an elective term. Pegram has been embroiled in several expensive and questionable lawsuits on the Herbert watch. Pegram is a tiny town in a tiny county adjacent to the Capitol County of Tennessee and needs close scrutiny of its Town dealings- especially with the late "Saturday Night Coup" which ended with ALL the female Aldermen being removed under sufficient pressure to cause " resignation," A late Tennessean reporter stated: " I thought Fairview was the last place to get rid of the blacks and women...." Pegram has a lawsuit pending in the Court of Appeals where the Town chose the builder for their Town Hall and Fire Hall instead of the low bidder at a cost of $500,000. The Town chose the sub-contractors and cut every corner as they did under their "dinky" sewer which serves a few newer homes in th flooded plain. The filled Town hall parking lot was minimally paved by "friends" of the Mayor and Board of Alderman rolled up and rutted on the first few days of completion and now the Town has spent more than $500,000 plus 300,000 plus in engineering fees for their own $10,000 mistake! Many Pegram streets have not been paved in 30 years while only the Town Lawyers get well on idiotic policies. You wonder why Washington bails out Wall Street? Go figure the Pegram model!@
The Tennessee Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the Defendants (Cornerstone and others) in the matter of the Pegram Town Hall parking lot fiasco.
The Court pointed out that the Town of Pegram never showed nor proved the cost of "repairing" the parking lot and pointed out that the Town Engineer made clear that the pavement would not support the fire equipment. The Town Board and Attorney have tried to make a mockery of the Court with lawsuits with NO MERIT. The sad part is that $800,000 has been "wasted" instead of being used for needed public infrastructure. Even worse, The Town sued the Town's young Architect who was little more than a volunteer. The Town sued the Town Engineer who did all that they asked and cut corners for them- When the Town Engineer was served, he had a heart attack and died. What a travesty.... THINK what kind of mentally unbalanced people are in charge of the Town of Pegram, Tennessee.
you did not mention the actual cost of repairs of the pavement. The actual damage was only a few thousand dollars and the Architect gave back or settled for the $8000 fee he charged for a $500,000 contract and the Engineers gave back the $14,000 they charged the Town of Pegram. I am ashamed to admit that I live in the Town. The deceased Engineer left a widow and handicapped child behind.... What a sad,sad bunch now running for re-election with no opposition.
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