How slow? We’re glad you asked.
So slow that the front page story in the May 7, 2008 Mt. Juliet News reported the passage (on first reading) of an “anti-crusing” ordinance. This action took place on Monday, April 28th – news was over a week old when printed by the paper. BTW, the vote was 3-1 with Commissioner Justice opposed and Mayor Elam absent due to illness. Perhaps Commissioner Justice would care to elaborate on his reasons for voting no?
The Chronicle’s top political story was headlined, MJ reps no-show for county tax meeting. The County Mayor claims he invited representatives from Mt. Juliet at the last County Commission meeting. Commission Justice insists no one from Mt. Juliet was invited. Anyway, a meeting was held. Representatives from the City of Lebanon and Wilson County attended. There was much talk over building a new fire station in the Eastgate Business Park (which is in Lebanon), but which would provide fire protection (they say) to parts of Mt. Juliet. And of course, Lebanon and Wilson County would like Mt. Juliet to help pay for it. You can read the whole story by browsing TheChronicleofMtJuliet web site and then clicking on the button for “View current issue.”
There will be more news next week.
The City Commission meets next Monday night, and the last item on the agenda is the FY08-09 Budget, sponsored by the city manager. The $64,000 question is: Will it propose a property tax?