The new formula will decrease the county’s annual contributions over the next nine years of the TIF agreement with the city of Johnson City and the Johnson City Development Authority.
The county’s Budget Committee is also asking commissioners to approve a separate resolution to change the debt ceiling in the TIF district from a fixed amount of $11 million to “an excess of 10% of the value of real property“ in the district.
Members of the county’s Budget Committee are faced with cutting as much as $6 million in expenses from its new budget proposal. Washington County Mayor Joe Grandy has said the committee will have to take some “draconian measures” to balance the county’s budget this year.
Davidson was also involved in a precedent-setting 1983 Tennessee Supreme Court decision (Davison v. Carr) that determined elected officials in Tennessee “could not be ousted for arbitrary and capricious reasons.”
“Getting everyone counted is absolutely critical,” Johnson City Mayor Jenny Brock said Thursday.
Minnick also told commissioners, meeting electronically for their weekly COVID-19 update, that the department’s primary care providers are also now seeing patients, “but not as many as usual.”
The executive order keeps the county eligible to receive reimbursements for COVID-19 costs from state and federal sources.
He told senators Tennessee — which is among the first states in the nation to reopen businesses — has tested 4% of its population. Alexander said the governor hopes to increase that to 7% by the end of May.
Roddy Bird said Mother’s Day is usually among the two busiest holidays annually for florists, but this year’s demand is unlike any he has witnessed in his 43 years in the business.
School board members set June 19-20 and July 24-25 as tentative dates for ceremonies likely to be held in the football stadiums at David Crockett and Daniel Boone high schools.