Fairgrounds hearing slated for BCS title game night as planned

Friday, December 17, 2010 at 5:06pm

Even though college football fans will be glued to the Bowl Championship Series title game on Jan. 10, the Metro Council still intends to hold a public hearing on the future of the much-disputed fairgrounds that same evening.

Earlier in the week, the date had been changed to accommodate college football’s biggest event, but organizers are moving the hearing back to Jan. 10. The hearing will now begin at 5 p.m., 30 minutes earlier than previously scheduled.

“Based on the feedback we received, we have decided to go back to the originally planned date,” council members Megan Barry and Vivian Wilhoite wrote in a letter sent Friday morning to council colleagues.

Barry chairs the council’s Budget and Finance Committee, and Wilhoite chairs the council’s Codes, Fair and Farmers Market Committee.

Those wishing to speak at the hearing are to weigh in on two competing ordinances.

One bill, sponsored by nine council members, would keep the expo center and state fair at the fairgrounds property for another year, but would go ahead with the demolition of the racetrack to make way for a 40-acre park. The other, sponsored by Councilman Duane Dominy, would essentially keep the status quo at the fairgrounds, including the racetrack.

 

5 Comments on this post:

By: hottrodd on 12/17/10 at 4:41

voice of nashvie that karl dean refuses to hear

LOOKS LIKE CARL DEANS PUPPETS ARE AT WORK AGAIN !
WHEN ARE THEY GOING TO LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE OF NASHVILLE THE ELECTONS ARE NOT FAR OFF REMEMBER TO VOTE AND REMIND OUR CURRENT MAYOR & COUNCIL THEY DIDNT LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE THAT PUT THEM IN OFFICE

SAVE THE FAIRGROUNDS AND THE HISTORICAL RACE TRACK !!!!

By: rdavid on 12/17/10 at 5:45

WOW! Can you people not make up your minds!?!? It just goes to show what kind of city officials we have in Nashville now!

Decide once and for all how best to the deceit factor in your favor and STICK TO IT!

I have always lived in Nashville and NEVER seen such a blatant effort as Karl Dean and this council to shove an issue down the peoples throats AGAINST THEIR WILL. The Fairgrounds has NEVER been a problem before, so I guess a huge monetary offer was made to people in this current administration to FORCE this issue through. At least with former administrations of the "Good-Ole-Boy" days, we knew there was corruption, you people can't even do it without stirring up your own problems!!!

How about working on REAL problems such as who is making all the money repaiving roads every year (without providing repairs for faulty work), gang issues, a police chief replacement for a good man who has been gone for 7months, stopping all the graffitti criminals, etc.????

I guess no one is offering you council and Mayor enough money to work on these problems, so you are causing a rediculous uproar over a small piece of property that has worked perfectly well for so many years.

Do you not have enough common sense to see you have already killed the state fair and flea market attendance by keeping people so mis-informed as to where it is, or isn't? GET IT TOGETHER, ELECTIONS ARE COMING UP SOOOONNNNN!!!!!

By: hottrodd on 12/17/10 at 9:26

voice of nashvie that karl dean refuses to hear

THANK YOU, YOU SAID A MOUTH FULL , KARL DEAN AND HIS PUPPETS NEED TO GO !!!
WE THE VOTERS ARE THE ONES THAT CAN SEE TO THAT VOTE VOTE VOTE !
GET SOME PEOPLE IN THERE THAT MONEY CANT BUY !

By: FleaFlam on 12/18/10 at 5:09

Well (let's see) - first there was a metro Council Meeting on Jan. 10, then it was moved to Jan. 13, then to Jan 18, and now back to Jan 10 (but the time has changed from 5:30 to 5:00). By the time anyone reads this, Metro Council members Barry and Wilhoit will probably have changed the date (and or time) again (possibly more than once).

If this is a bit confusing please take note of the following mathematical equation; More confusion (about metro council meeting date) = fewer fairground supporters at meeting = fewer fashion faux-pas, (RED) "Save My Fairgrounds" shirts in gallery = fewer mayor cronies (oops-supporters) who "see red" = lower collective blood pressure among those on whose gullibility (oops - loyalty) the mayor depends in order to get the important work ( i.e.; the destruction of historic speedways etc.) of the city accomplished.
There! Isn't it uplifting to know that if you miss the Jan. 10th,13th,18th/10th meeting you've still done something positive for Nashville and the public health?!?

P.S. Don't forget the Metro Council Meeting on Dec. 21st!

By: localboy on 12/21/10 at 12:57

Never was an Auburn fan, anyway...