Large events could return to tourist-starved Jonesborough in July after town leaders debated how to safely bring crowds back to downtown.
During Monday night’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting, Jonesborough officials approved a contract with Ken Ross Architects to design the town’s K-8 school with design costs capped at $1.5 million.
Jonesborough has found its next town administrator.
After trying to maintain business as usual “as much as possible,” Jonesborough has decided to alter its operations as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
In response to concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the town of Jonesborough is planning to cancel committee meetings, while still holding its scheduled Board of Mayor and Alderman meeting on March 24.
During Monday night’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting in Jonesborough, major differences between the town’s officials over the town’s direction came to the forefront — particularly when it came to allowing alcohol at downtown events.
Jonesborough is set to begin an ”aggressive” search for a new town administrator after current town administrator Bob Browning announced he would be stepping down from his position later this year at Monday night’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen
Feb 10, 2020 at 9:45 PM
JONESBOROUGH — The Jonesborough Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved the addition of two community members to the design committee for the town’s K-8 school project.
Two-and-a-half months ago Bud Gray’s life nearly came to a tragic end — but it didn’t.
After months of negotiation, Jonesborough expects its K-8 school plan to be finalized by the end of the week, possibly as early as Tuesday.
The vote came after several hours of back and forth negotiations among commissioners and the county’s attorneys, as well as discussion with Jonesborough Mayor Chuck Vest. Commissioners voted 11-3 (with Commissioners Carriger, Mike Ford and Steve Light voting “no”) to adopt amendments to the lease approved by the Jonesborough Board of Mayor and Aldermen earlier Monday.
Though there’s a few “little pieces” still being discussed, Jonesborough appears confident they’re in the final stages of finalizing the town’s K-8 school plan.
After a 2019 property assessment sent Jonesborough’s property tax to a significant drop, the town is preparing to readjust the rate at its next meeting.
Regardless of whether Jonesborough’s school plan is approved by Washington County, Director of Schools Bill Flanary is firm in his belief Jonesborough needs a new school.
The town has proposed building a new school on a site within or near its corporate limits. Jonesborough will buy the land, extend utilities to the site and construct a new K-8 school that is the same size as the new $28 million Pre-K-8 school, which opened earlier this month in Boones Creek.