Knowledgebase-Growth Plan Participation

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Title:Growth Plan Participation
Summary:The City of Monteagle has the right to participate in the development of a growth plan for Franklin County.
Original Author:Darden, Don
Product Create Date:09/04/2001
Last Reviewed on::05/22/2017
Subject:Conflict resolution; Growth management; Intergovernmental relations
Original Document: Growth Plan Participation.pdf

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Text of Document: September 4, 2001

The Honorable Monty Adams
County Executive
Franklin County Courthouse
One S. Jefferson St.
Winchester, TN 37398

Dear Mr. Adams:

The City of Monteagle has called to my attention that it is not being permitted to participate in the development of the growth plan for Franklin County.

As you know part of Monteagle is located in Franklin County. Tennessee Code Annotated 6-58-104 provides that the mayor of each city, or the mayor’s designee, shall be a member of the coordinating committee. Any growth plan for Franklin County would have to be considered by the city board in Monteagle in the same way that the plan is considered by Winchester, Cowan, Dechered, and other incorporated cities in Franklin County.

I have advised the City of Monteagle of its right to participate in the development of such a plan and to contest any growth plan to the Local Government Planning Advisory Committee in which the city was not allowed to participate in developing. Please be advised that I have discussed this matter with our senior legal consultant, and he has informed me that the City of Monteagle cannot be denied the right to participate in developing the 20-year growth plan.


Don J. Darden
Municipal Management Consultant

cc Mr. William C Killian
#1 Oak Avenue
Jasper, TN 37347