By Sam Parsons
The Knoxville City Council met last night and approved a couple of items related to long term projects. The city’s former VA district property has been the topic of discussion for months, and the council held a public hearing for the phase 1 improvement project, approved the project itself, and then awarded a bid to Elder Corporation in the amount of just over $3 million. The city also approved a new project concept for Main Street Improvement that would aim to add more green spaces within the downtown area in addition to the road work already planned. The estimated cost for this project was roughly $1.2 million and the project concept was approved. The council also approved the 2nd reading of its new ordinance permitting golf cart and UTV operation within city limits.
The Knoxville City Council will hold its next regular meeting on November 21.