Council approves property swap with Mt. Juliet

By BEN DUDLEYThe Wilson Post

In what was most likely the shortest meeting in the history of Lebanon’s City Council lasting about 15 minutes on Tuesday, the main issue was passed unanimously with no discussion.

That issue was the so-called “property swap” with Mt. Juliet, in which 11.28 acres from Lebanon will be de-annexed and annexed by Mt. Juliet while 9.75 acres from that city will be annexed by Lebanon.

The new parcel is located between Beckwith Road and South Posey Hill Road, will be zoned as B-4 (Highway Business), and located in Ward 4, represented by Councilor Joe Hayes.

Jere McCulloch, an attorney with Rochelle, McCulloch and Aulds, PLLC, attended the public hearing prior to the meeting as he is representing the owner of the properties in question, Jones Bros. Construction. McCulloch said that he and his client approve of the swap and also informed the council that Mt. Juliet had already passed the measures.

Also passed were several line item transfers for the Maintenance Department, Street Department, Personnel, Recreation & Wastewater Plant.