Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Cookeville Council To Consider Settling Lawsuit

The Cookeville city council Thursday night will consider approval of an agreement which would settle a long-running lawsuit over property that the city and county are using to build a business park. One of the five owners of that property says that she never agreed to the sale and retained her interest in the property that other members of her family sold. Norma Faye Pyles Lynch, thereby, had owned a 20-percent interest in the more than 70 acres of business park property. Under the terms of the settlement, she will 15 acres of land outright. County attorney Jeff Jones says the agreement was approved by the Circuit Court last month. It must still be OK'd by the city council and the county commission.