Dec. 16, 2009 – Though one commissioner said he was “intrigued” with the idea and called for discussion, Mt. Juliet City Commissions turned down a church’s offer of $2 million to purchase Mundy Park in a 4-1 vote Monday night.
On Dec. 7, Hermitage Hills Baptist Church sent commissioners a non-binding letter of intent to purchase Mundy Park off Belinda Parkway for $2 million with “intentions to include structures, fixtures or other permanent installations.”
On Dec. 8, Mt. Juliet Mayor Linda Elam sent a letter to HHBC trustee Donald Kohanski stating while “we appreciate the interest … the commission … respectfully declined the offer.”
Something in the dates is not quite right. The MJ News article says the Mayor received the letter on December 7th and sent a reply on the 8th, declining the offer in the name of the City Commission. But the Commission didn’t have it on their agenda until the 14th.
Anybody know if the Commission actually discussed it at their meeting on the 7th? Or was the Mayor freelancing (again)? Or did they (say it ain’t so) violate the open meetings law by discussing this outside of a meeting?