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Commission decides against selling building

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

The Board of Commissioners rejected a bid to buy the Finance Building located near City Hall. 

“I’m more concerned about the future,” said Commissioner Art GIles, who thinks that the City might need that building at some point as the City continues to grow. 

The building sits at the corner of N. Mt. Juliet Road and East Caldwell. 

Mayor Ed Hagerty made the motion to reject a bid that was $229,000. The appraised value was $220,000. 

Commissioner Ray Justice didn’t understand why they would reject a bid that gave them more than it was appraised for. The measure passed 4-1, with Justice voting against it. 

The commissioners also voted to disallow all pawn shops and payday loan establishments except in Industrial Restrictice zoning. There are only a few spots in the city limits zoned IR, with the majority being around Industrial Drive. 

In other business, the Commission voted for the budget and design of a dual right turn lane from Providence Way onto northbound Mt. Juliet Road, and to reduce the Hotel-Motel Tax by 20 percent. 

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