Council Vote Could Pose Risk for Historical Home

A typically mundane agenda item became a central focus of the February 7th meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council, when the city sought to annex and zone land along Highway 231 at Cherry Lane, that happened to lay adjacent to a historical home, to commercial districting.  The home, constructed in 1822, had housed Confederate soldiers, and been visited by James K. Polk, and General Patton.  Councilman Smotherman found this proposal to be simply too risky, but despite two votes against, the zoning was passed through.   Also, finally some answers about the vanishing lake at Gateway Island; seismic testing revealed highly weathered bedrock with deep and open soil seams beneath the lake, for which solutions are being considered for repair.