Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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July 29, 2013

County OKs property easements for city's downtown project

County commissioners approved a resolution granting easements for the city of Crossville's Downtown Economic Development Project in an 13-3 vote during this month's meeting.

Although it was approved, some of the commissioners voted against the resolution because the agreement was brought forward the day of the meeting and county attorney Randal Boston had not yet reviewed the agreement.

Commissioners on the building and grounds had also approved a construction easement agreement, but it was not enough to satisfy the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) or federal requirements for some of the grant funding, according to Harry Sabine, 1st District commissioner.

Sabine moved to approve the agreement and 2nd District commissioner Caroline Knight supported the motion.

"I would recommend the vote contingent on ample opportunity (for legal) review," Boston said.

Commissioners also voted to suspend county commission rules to add the item on the agenda prior to voting on the resolution agreement.

According to resolution 07-2013-6, "The city was informed on Friday, July 12, 2013, that all easements and right-of-way deeds must be signed and recorded within the next two weeks to meet the legal requirements of the United States Economic Development Administration..."

In June, the county gave approval for County Mayor Kenneth Carey Jr. to sign the initial contact and entry forms to donate the necessary easements and right-of-way deeds on properties owned by Cumberland County.

Sonya Rimmer, 8th District commissioner, asked if the agreement had anything to do with the aesthetics of the project.

"It's my understanding this has nothing to do with the beautification of the project and only with the easements of county property," Carey said.

The resolution was approved pending legal OK by county attorney Boston.

Voting in favor were commissioners Sabine and Brian Houston, 1st District; Knight, 2nd district; Dave Hassler, 3rd District; Charles Seiber and Allen Foster, 4th District; Joe Koester and Jan McNeil, 5th District; Larry Allen and Terry Carter, 6th District; Jeff Brown, 8th District; and Carmin Lynch and John Kinnunen, 9th District.

Voting against the resolution were commissioners Johnny Presley, 3rd District; Mike Harvel, 7th District; and Rimmer, 8th District.

Commissioners Nancy Hyder, 2nd District; and Roy Turner, 7th District, did not attend the meeting.

In other areas, the county commission approved a license agreement between the state of Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) and the county to provide office space at the Cumberland County Courthouse from April 15, 2013, through June 30, 2014, at a rate of $350 per month.

Either party can opt out of the agreement with a 90-day advanced notice, according to resolution 07-2013-2. Carey is authorized to execute the agreement. The resolution was unanimously approved.

County commissioners also approved the sale of tax delinquent property owned by the county.

Resolution 07-2013-3 is a resolution to accept an offer of $200 from Doris Tollett for a parcel of property owned by Cumberland County at 5229 Cheyenne Dr. in Lake Tansi. It was approved after a motion to accept by Rimmer and supported by Hassler. Carter voted no.

Resolution 07-2013-4 is a resolution to accept an offer of $100 from Jason Sitton, Sonya M. Rimmer and James Stewart for a parcel of property owned by Cumberland County at 559 Snead Dr. in Fairfiled Glade. It was approved after a motion to accept by Harvel and supported by Allen. Rimmer abstained from the vote and Carter voted no.

Resolution 07-2013-1 was unanimously approved, appointing 9th District Commissioner Kinnunen and Carla French to the Crossville-Cumberland County Convention and Visitor's Bureau for terms to expire June 30, 2016.

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