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City approves analysis of Blue Building
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A study of the Blue Building received final approval from the Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Tuesday night, but it did not receive unanimous support.The measure to allow AEI Architects out of Cookeville to perform a structural integrity and hazardous materials evaluation at a cost of $9,200 passed 5-2. Voting in favor of it were Mayor Jimmy Haley and Aldermen Ben Newman, Ken Smith, Rick Barnes and Jimmy Bonner. Voting against it were Aldermen Mike Neal and Billy Wood.Wood says city taxpayers have spoken against spending their money on the Blue Building via a referendum and a survey, both done by the city.