By DALE GRAHAM
The Kingston Springs City Commission met in regular session last Thursday night. All members were present.
Senior class students over the years have found different ways to leave their mark on their high school before they graduate. Harpeth Seniors are no different. Sometimes that final ‘prank’ ends up being costly, even criminal, not the sort of memory the students were really looking for. This year the Class of 2014 has set their sights on a Senior Project that will live on for years, and “leave a lasting impact on not only Harpeth High School, but the entire Kingston Springs community,” according to the fundraising handout presented to the Kingston Springs City Commission last Thursday night.
Senior Class President Will Clayton, and Valedictorian Beau Johnson attended the meeting Thursday night “looking for a small donation” to accomplish their project, “to bury a time capsule in front of the school to preserve an image of not only our graduating class, but the entire community for future generations.” The project is estimated to cost $1500, and thanks to a unanimous vote on a motion by Tony Gross, seconded by Gary Corlew the class is $500 closer to their goal.
In the coming months City Attorney Larry Craig and the commission will begin sifting through the recently passed “Wine in Grocery Store Law”. As of July 1st, 2014 that law will come into effect, and will “vastly expand the merchandise package stores may sell and services they may offer.” Things like food, cigarettes, mixers, corkscrews, beer kegs and ‘growlers’ and many other supplies can be made available in liquor stores. At the same time, “retail food stores”, or businesses that derive at least 20% of its sales from the retail sale of food and food ingredients and has floor space of at least 1200 sq. ft.” will be able to sell wine.
City Manager reported to the commission that representatives from Dollar General attended the Planning Commission meeting and received approvals to move forward on their new location planned for Kingston Springs. Construction will begin soon, and planned finish is end of summer, 2014.
Lance Smith and Cindy Sinclair were re-appointed to the Town’s Sign Appeals Board.
The Kingston Springs City Commission meets the third Thursday of each month at 7p.m. in the Beck Town Meeting Hall in downtown Kingston Springs.