and LAUGHED at them. County Commissioners watching the deliberations were visibly smirking.
At tonight’s meeting, the City Commission voted 4-0 to have the COUNTY raise property taxes in Mt. Juliet by $0.20 and use the money for enhanced fire protection in Mt. Juliet. The West Wilson County citizens who don’t live in the city limits will enjoy enhanced fire protection for free. The citizens of Mt. Juliet who live north of I-40 will be paying for enhanced fire protection that they will probably never see.
The City also agreed to pay for the construction of a new fire hall south of the Interstate.
And finally, the City Commission voted to impose a new $1,000 impact fee on all new residential and commercial construction and turn the proceeds over to the County. This last provision will require action by the state legislature to grant the city authority via a private act. The legislature declared a moratorium on these private acts two years ago – but that doesn’t appear to concern the Mt. Juliet City Commission.
We’ve been trying to think of how Mt. Juliet could have gotten a worse deal, but we’re stumped.
Oh, and the City Commission appointed Art Giles to fill the remainder of Ed Hagerty’s term as D3 Commissioner.