The full Warren County Commission has voted to authorize Warren County Memorial Airport manager Richard Crawford to make an offer to purchase a 6.16-acre parcel of property. The land is located just north of the airport on the north side of Nashville Highway east of C. Rody Road.
In 2001, Warren County Memorial Airport was awarded a Tennessee Department of Transportation grant in order to acquire a parcel of property for future development at the airport.
Under the terms of the contract, 90 percent of the funding for the project is to be provided by the state of Tennessee and 10 percent is to be provided by Warren County.
An appraisal of the property was completed in August 2013 and a review of the appraisal was completed in January 2014, which established the market value for the parcel of land to be $37,000.
Crawford was authorized to offer the family owning the property the fully appraised value.
Commissioner Gary Prater asked what would happen if the owners reject the offer.
County attorney Rick Stacy said there are procedures in place in case their offer is rejected. He said litigation might be down the road if the two parties cannot come to an agreement.
County Executive John Pelham said there has been discussion with the family who owns the property, indicating the family knew the appraised value, but a formal proposal had not yet been made.
The resolution passed 20-0. Commissioners Sally Brock, Ron Lee and Bessie Smithson were absent.
The full commission also voted to reappoint four members of the Board of Equalization. Reappointed are Mike Elam, Randall Hitchcock, Mike Weatherspoon and A.C. Witt Jr., to their second two-year terms which will expire in April 2016.
The reappointments also passed 20-0.