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Council sets special meetings on Project Tango

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By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post
Lebanon City Council moved through its Tuesday night regular meeting quickly and easily, passing all measures unanimously and setting further special called meetings next week.

The council approved a contract with the Water and Wastewater Authority of Wilson County, entering into the agreement to charge the county for water withdrawn by the city from the Cumberland River. According to the contract, the county is to pay the city $2.34 per 1,000 gallons of water used.

Also during the meeting, the council established a policy and procedure for public records requests, pursuant to the Tennessee Public Records Act. City Attorney Andy Wright said the city is not required to have a procedure by law, but it is recommended.

He pointed out a recent request was made for more than 3,000 pages worth of public records for use in a lawsuit. The policy adopted was a model policy created by the University of Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service.

The council scheduled two special called meetings next week, as well as a work session prior to the first meeting to discuss developments involved with Project Tango. The city and county have been recruiting a U.S. based company to locate here, and the project was recently identified to be Amazon.

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, the council will hold the work session at 5:30 p.m. and then the special meeting at 6. The second meeting will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m.

Staff Writer Patrick Hall may be contacted at phall@wilsonpost.com.

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