from The Chronicle:
Concerned citizen claims City staffer attacked
inside headline: Citizen concerns prompt investigation
‘Falsified documents, unreported crimes’ surround alleged attack on city employee
RFMJ frequent commenter Chris Sorey took the microphone during citizen comments on two topics (he had to have the rules suspended so he could take up the second one when he ran over his alloted three minutes). “Chris Sorey alleged retaliation had been used against a former employee in the storm water department.” We don’t think you mean “former” did you Chris? Chris’s second charge concerned an alleged assault against a city building inspector by a building contractor. It’s not clear what his concern is from the story, but we’re sure he’ll let us know.
Another “hot topic” on the agenda was whether to require sprinkler systems in new residential construction. [the bad puns are killing us!]
Tempers flared at the commission table when the issue of the City purchase of the old MJ Elementary School property resurfaced.
Commissioner Jim Bradshaw asked if anyone on the commission had a “conflict of interest.” Bradshaw would not elaborate on what he meant, but Commissioner Will Sellers took offense, his face reddening.
The ordinance to use the proceeds of the hotel/motel tax to purchase the MJES property failed to pass on a 2-2 tie (commissioner Justice had to leave for work)
The Mayor’s ordinance to begin planning a new police station on the Paddocks property failed for lack of a second – much to the annoyance of the Mayor.
Curd Road improvements could start in 45 days
[but it won’t be open for traffic for at least a year. The new high school opens in five months.]
MJ welcomes new planner at commission meeting
[and says goodbye to planning attorney Louis Oliver]
from the Mt. Juliet News:
Proposed sprinklers in new homes sparks debate
[nobody can resist the bad puns, it seems]
It’s morning in Mt. Juliet, says Elam
[but it’s a cold bitter morning!]
Crews to break ground on safe passage to MJHS
Officials scramble to put together a traffic plan until road is complete
[whole lot of scrambling going on!]
MJ Commissioners adopt Vision Statement for city
[we can’t bring ourselves to print it. Apparently the vision statement doesn’t include making the vision statement available on the City’s web site]
Commissioners ‘redo’ vote to buy old school site; officers concerned issue of new police precinct might be ‘political pawn’
[best lines: “The commissioners continued snipping at each other over the issue..” and “Ray Justice’s ire was raised,” and “With all the bickering, are there any plans for a new police station?” asked police commander Michael Mullins.]