By a vote of 16-7, they denied a request from County Commissioner Fred Weston (who represents Mt. Juliet) to extend the purchase option to developer Odell Binkley. The initial 120 day option period has expired, and Binkley has not secured approval for his development from the City of Mt. Juliet. Commissioner Weston had asked for an additional 120 day option period for Binkley.
County Attorney Mike Jennings says that anyone who wishes (including Binkley) may now make an offer to purchase the property.
The County Commission then passed a resolution (also by a 16-7 vote) asking the county landfill manager (Bill Arnold) to study whether it would be economically feasible to use the site as a collection center for the landfill.
The story is not up on the Lebanon Democrat website yet, but we’ll update this post and link to it when it is posted.