Headlines – Mt. Juliet News – January 9, 2008

Mayor reveals goals for term’s last year; mum about re-bid
Her goals fall into three broad categories: 1) roads; 2) long-term planning; 3) “life-style” issues. In the category of roads, she mentioned the new I-40 ramp [already under construction by TDOT, really nothing left for the city to do], Mt. Juliet Road, phase 2, and the Curd Road upgrade. Under long-term planning she wants an update to the city’s zoning and a comprehensive checklist for developers. Under “life-style” issues, she’s looking for more parks, recreation, a new senior citizen center, and a new teen center. The most interesting quote of the article, though is the one where she complains about how “unsubstantiated allegations were allowed to divert so much time, energy, and attention.” [Readers who wish to evaluate whether the ethics complaint which led to the censure of Mayor Elam was unsubstantiated are invited to read through the documents released by the City found here – Ethics complaint against Mayor Linda Elam.]

First Baptist Church plans for dramatic renovation, expansion
[the familiar “dome” will disappear behind a new facade]

MJ juvenile traffic cases plummet

Developer plans to break ground for 294-unit luxury apartment complex in a few weeks
[in Providence, of course. When finished, this will add 800-1000 people to the population of Mt. Juliet]

– Publius

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2 responses to “Headlines – Mt. Juliet News – January 9, 2008

  1. Butch Huber

    I challenge everyone reading this post to explore all the evidence that is available on this site regarding the mayor’s activities. Go through all the depositions, one by one. Read every line. Listen to the videos. As you read and listen, I challenge you to consider what you are reading. Observe the evidence as though you were a juror. Observe the evidence as though you were a prosecutor. Then, having truly observed the facts, draw your own conclusion. I would like to hear your conclusion.

    I would like to hear whether you too believe that the charges are unsubstantiated.

    Butch

  2. Curious

    Does anyone know what the plans are for the “Village” district of Mount Juliet? I keep hearing about the plans to continue to widening N.Mount Juliet Road but I havent seen them begin on this. I read the plans for the Town Center off the Mount Juliet website and sent an email to the mayor several months back wondering if she had any idea on when that should start to occur but I have yet to hear back from her.

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