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it was odd

Greenback, TN

#22 Dec 16, 2010
I felt a big white elephant in the room , for sure.
walked away quite confused, to be honest.
it was almost like david would say something rude and the room became uncomfortably silent for a long period. they sat awfully close together to be so nasty ? tell me more...if the comm center was hutch's idea i will probably take davids side, but did all the other councilmen vote for the center ?
i presume the bb courts are inside ? but the day it is self supporting , i'll kiss my own ass !
i'm thinkin that no one there liked kim, at all!
Funny times

Morristown, TN

#23 Dec 17, 2010
Well the town got a grant for bout $170,000 for a community center and the money has to be spent very soon since they hav been sittin on the grant money for a while. The center is gonna be a huge tax drain on dandridge citizens because they havnt even figured the total costs to run this place. Estimates are around the neighborhood of $100,000 per year they are gonna have to gain from tournments to be able to afford 2 staff people, utilities, and other operational costs for the center and that doesnt include money to pay on the debt service which is gonna be around 2 million dollars. I sure hope they got a better plan that or otherwise expect to see a nice like tax increase this coming budget year for dandridge citizens and each year after that.
its still odd

Greenback, TN

#24 Dec 17, 2010
were is the rule that says just because you get a discount or a grant that you must indebt the city for 2.5 + million ?
that is right up there with zero interest bonds that end up costing more than regular bonds !
ford offered me an $8500.00 dollar discount on my new truck, but since i have to count the interest i decided i still cant afford a new truck !
we are in a terrible financial time, and by all accounts it is going to get worse soon, so why are we spending money we dont have on something we dont really need!! why dont we spend the 170K on a 3 or 400K starting portion of this project and then add more when they actually bring in some of those tournaments or another grant !
what the hell is wrong with people, especially elected ones ?
tell you the same

New Market, TN

#25 Jan 11, 2011
Jim Hutchinson called for meeting tonight be postponed until Thursday. I don't think because of weather, but because he still doesn't have figures for financing. Bids were due in October and I believe only good for 60 days, so will this unaffordable project be rebid or terminated?

Johnson City, TN

#26 Jan 14, 2011
Well still no action on community center after last night's meeting, but sounds like several council members are starting to go against building this project. It was rolled to the Feb council meeting for action.

Knoxville, TN

#27 Jan 14, 2011
Thanks for the update LOL. They rescheduled and postponed and rescheduled the meeting so much last week I missed the meeting. Just possibly their plan to confuse me is working ? Yea , probably isn't that hard to do anymore.
Jessica Treece

Morristown, TN

#28 Aug 25, 2011
I think a community center should be for the entire community and their interests, not just for some kids to play ball in! They have school gyms for that!As to tournaments bringing in motel customers: most of them would probably be between teams close by, who would just drive home after a game anyway. It's not like you are building a big convention center like Knoxville has. It is a shame that we have to go to Jefferson City to find a pool. Even the one at the high school has been destroyed and tennis courts put there instead. There are a lot of older folks in this community who would benefit from exercise in the water - less stress on joints. We can't bounce around like teen-agers anymore! If we are going to be saddled with extra taxes to pay for the thing, let it be for something everyone would use.

Morristown, TN

#29 May 21, 2012
community center will be ready in october after they fix sagging beam

Morristown, TN

#30 Aug 28, 2012
anyone hear anything about community center in dandridge lately

Jefferson City, TN

#31 Aug 29, 2012
Middle of Sept.

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