By PATRICK HALL, The Wilson Post
Lebanon City Council is expected to consider passing on third reading a 2011-2012 budget and also approve rezoning of a large area of land for the proposed Village at Bel Air Providence development at tonights regular meeting.
The citys budget has passed two readings so far and a public hearing was to be held at 5:55 p.m., prior to the meeting on Tuesday.
The $19.95 million budget must be approved on a final third reading and includes an amendment to give all full-time city employees who have been working with the city at least12 monthsa $300 bonus.
Also on the agenda is a rezoning of 136 acres of land south of Posey Hill Road to fit the Village of Bel Air Providence specific plan, changing the land from Highway Business and Restricted Business.
The Village is a portion of the Bel Air at Providence development that will include commercial, mixed-use and residential areas. Designs for the development show retail stores, commercial office space and possible headquarters buildings as well as single-family dwellings and apartment buildings.
The development is south Interstate 40 at the Beckwith Road interchange and would connect to Beckwith Road by a proposed Opera Boulevard to run through the development. The design also points out a paved trail connecting the development with Providence MarketPlace in Mt. Juliet.
Staff Writer Patrick Hall may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Editors Note: Due to an early deadline, a complete report from Tuesday nights Lebanon City Council meeting can be found on www.wilsonpost.com Wednesday.