Thursday, May 6, 2010

Council Gives Final Approval To Rezoning

The Cookeville city council Thursday night gave final approval to the rezoning of property near McCulley Road and Springboro Road, but -- once again -- the vote was split 3-to-2. Council member Alma Anderson said she was against the idea two weeks ago and has not changed her position. Council member Ricky Shelton also voted against it. But Ryan Williams, who is the council's representative on the Cookeville planning commission, says that he has tried to reach some sort of consensus over the past couple of weeks between the residents in the area and the developer who asked for the rezoning. Williams says he was unable to get that consensus, but says -- from a planning standpoint -- he still thinks the rezoning is a good idea.