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Event center vote delayed

By Sara McManamy-Johnson sjohnson@lebanondemocrat.com • Dec 17, 2015 at 5:55 PM

Lebanon City Council delayed two key votes during its regular meeting Tuesday.

Councilors were due to vote for the proposed Cumberland Center Development District and a separate measure seeking a referendum for a sales tax increase.

Councilor Lanny Jewell, however, was absent due to a family emergency, so Mayor Philip Craighead pulled the item related to the Cumberland Center Development District. 

Council members also opted to defer a vote on the proposed sales tax increase referendum until the full council can be present.

In other business, council took the following actions:

• waived fees for the construction of the new Wilson County Veterans Memorial Plaza;

• line item transfers for the meter reader department for overtime plus benefits due to meter change outs and adjustments needed with the new meter reading system;

• approved bids for one CNG truck for the mayor’s office;

• amended the city’s personnel rules and regulations to provide specific definitions for full-time employee, part-time employee and seasonal employee;

• adjusted the city’s utility connection, reconnections and tampering fees and establishing a transfer fee;

• approved entering into an agreement with Wilson County Planning, Wilson County Emergency Communications District E-911, Wilson County GIS Sinking Fund and the City of Mt. Juliet for sharing the cost of Pictometry Aerial Imagery;

• adjusted the budget to cover sanitation truck maintenance;

• adjusted the budget by $29,800 to cover expenses related to refunding bonds for the sewer plant;

• amended the city’s Future Land Use Plan by changing part of the land at 2072 Old Murfreesboro Road from commercial office to industrial commercial;

• rezoned property at 2072 Old Murfreesboro Road from agricultural to highway business and industrial subdivision;

• approved a Certificate of Compliance for a retail package store, All American Wine and Spirits, located at 703C South Cumberland;

• accepted THW Insurance Services, LLC as the city’s broker for obtaining health insurance quotes and other support services;

• requested a Private Act from the state legislature to amend the city’s charter in order to increase the city’s purchasing limits;

• requested state lawmakers to change proposed legislation concerning the Wastewater Authority in Wilson County and to allow the City of Lebanon authority to provide sanitary sewer service within the current or future city limits of each city. 

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