October 2020 Newsletter

October 21, 2020by Matt Fitterer0

Land Purchase LOI

 

Monday evening, BOMA approved a letter of intent (LOI) to purchase 500 acres of land on Jim Warren Road, east of I-65.
Last month, we discussed the City’s need to acquire additional land in order to facilitate relocating the public works department and expansion of the water treatment plant. Additionally, the City certainly needs additional open space and parks – either active parks such as playgrounds and ball-fields or passive parks such as trails and nature preserves.
The purpose of the LOI is to allow the City time to perform the necessary diligence on the property before finalizing the purchase. Over the next several months, the City will review geotechnical evaluations, soil suitability, regulatory restraint reviews and phase 1 ESA. Additional development costs for utility expansion and conceptual layouts will be prepared. If all of the diligence material comes back favorable, the BOMA would have another vote to approve the purchase. Closing on the property would likely not occur until mid to late April 2021.
While there is still work to complete, the property looks very promising and beneficial to the City. Alderman Dan Allen deserves a lot of credit for this project as he identified the property and put in the hard work to secure the LOI terms.
Cadillac Lyric
General Motors has officially announced a new $2 Billion investment into Spring Hill.
Several months ago, I shared with you the rumors that Cadillac’s new electric vehicle, dubbed the Lyric, might be on the horizon. This week, GM confirmed the rumors were true with their announcement.
This investment certainly puts Spring Hill in play for additional electric vehicles in the future. While it’s unfortunate the GMC Acadia will be leaving Spring Hill, the introduction of an electric vehicle certainly positions Spring Hill well for decades to come.
While you won’t see his name in any news articles, know that behind the scenes recently retired UAW Chairman Mike Herron worked very hard to secure this opportunity for Middle Tennessee.
April 8, 2021
Go ahead and mark your calendar’s now – Spring Hill will elect a new Mayor and four new Alderman on April 8, 2021.
In addition to setting the election date, Spring Hill has requested the location of early voting to be moved from the Winchester building to either City Hall, the Library or Longview Rec Center.
Spring Hill has also requested two election day polling locations in both Maury and Williamson County, and that the polling locations be selected from a list of facilities that offer greater accessibility and ease of access to Spring Hill residents. The Maury County election commission will meet on December 7th to finalize locations and to approve or deny Spring Hill’s requests.
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