In a 4-1 vote, the Jefferson City Council agreed Monday night to purchase 3.5 acres from Jerry Fields and Shirley Pethel as part of the town’s reservoir project. The council agreed to pay the “appraised value,” $54,000, for the property.
Councilman Bosie Griffith voted against this motion, which was discussed in a 20-minute closed session.
“Multiple alternatives have been explored and the acquisition and restoration of just 250 feet of creek on the Fields property is by far the most cost efficient use of taxpayer’s money due to it being adjacent to our mitigation project site and the adjacent wetland bank,” city manager John Ward said.
For the full story, see the April 27 issue of The Jackson Herald.
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