Metro Council meets Monday

LOCAL NEWS — The Metro Council will meet tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the former American Legion Building located off Highway 129. May’s meeting is taking place a week later than normal.

Metro officials postponed the meeting because local budget officials did not yet have a new certified tax rate from the Tennessee Board of Equalization. Budget committee members could not complete fiscal year 2022 budget calculations without this rate. Metro expected to have that rate by Thursday, May 20. {To read our article on that postponement, click here.}

There will be two public hearing prior to the regular meeting tonight. At 6:20 p.m., there will be a public hearing in regards to the proposed statement of residency form for the Metro Codes Department. At 6:25 p.m., there will be a public hearing to allow public input for or against the rezoning of .38 acres from residential to commercial. This is a small parcel owned by Steven Dodd and Justin Dodd near the intersection of Highway 55 and Highway 129.

In old business, the Council will hear the second readings of the proposed Statement of Residency Form for the Codes Department and the Dodd rezoning request. They will also revisit the Travel Trailer Occupancy replacement ordinance that was tabled at the last meeting.

All Metro Council meeting are open to the general public. For questions about any item on the agenda, contact one of your district’s Metro Council members. You can find contact information of the state CTAS website or by clicking here.

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