Council approves Jimmy Floyd Center purchase

The Lebanon City Council approved several items on final reading in its special called meeting Thursday morning.
Aug 8, 2014
Philip Craighead

The Lebanon City Council approved several items on final reading in its special called meeting Thursday morning.

The council agreed to allocate funds to buy the 520 Coles Ferry Pike lot for use as a Jimmy Floyd annex. Mayor Philip Craighead said the property could be used as additional parking, and the use of the 13,000 square-foot building is still undecided.

“We’ll look around and see what grants and opportunities are out there and get input from the community about what they would like to see the building become.” Craighead said.

The city would pay $300,000 for the building and land, located next to the Jimmy Floyd Center.

An ordinance to hire additional equipment operators and workers for the Street Department passed, as well. The new staff would help with street cleanup for chipper services. 

The council agreed to allocate funds in the upcoming fiscal year budget for liquor tax payments owed to Wilson County schools. The city will pay about $830,000 next July.

The council also approved:

• authorization of the US 231 N Corridor Revitalization PILOT Program.

• amending the 2012-13 street paving contract to include Indian Hills Road.

• set up of general fund revenue and expense for money received from Blue Cross-Blue Shield Insurance for the City Employee Wellness Program.

• authorizing budget amendments in the Public Safety Department’s LESO Fund for vehicle purchases, maintenance, contractual services and training.

• promotion of employees in the Recreation Department.

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