(MURFREESBORO) Rutherford County commissioners and County Mayor Joe Carr certainly did not quietly accept the General Assembly's voting down HB 1206 earlier that day, and when the steering committee met (3/22/2023) a new proposal was passed unanimously.
Instead of a development tax of $1,500, the vote was to place it at $5,000.
County Mayor Joe Carr stated . . .
Carr stressed, "The two groups against it are Homebuilders and the Realtors Association."
Tennessee 113th General Assembly records show that HB 1206 failed by a vote of 3 YES votes (1 Democrat, 2 Republicans) and 5 NO votes (3 Republican, 1 Democrat, 2 independent). One of those against it was Tim Rudd (R) from the Rutherford County delegation.
The motion created by the Steering Committee (3/22/23) then passed unanimously.
Rutherford County Attorney Nick Christiensen explained what needed to happen:
- The Steering Committee would pass the motion (it passed unanimously on 3/22/23)
- It needed to pass on the County Commission level by two-thirds vote.
- Goes to Nashville for the General Assembly to pass.
- Then it must be on the next local election referendum. If approved by the voters, you can then start levying the $5,000 Adequate Facilities Tax immediately on new developments.
Since the action of the March 22, 2023 Steering Committee could have a major impact on this county's future, a recording of the meeting is LISTED BELOW. Listen at your convenience.
Public Has Opportunity To Talk One-On-One With Elected Officials
County Mayor Joe Carr will be on WGNS this coming Wednesday morning (3/29/2023) from 8:10-9:00AM.
Members of the Rutherford County Delegation to the 113th General Assembly will be on to interact with constituents on Friday morning (3/31/2023) from 8:10-9:00AM.
You can either talk on the broadcast or text a question, both at 615-893-1450.