CITY COUNCIL DOES NOT VOTE ON THIRD READING TO PURCHASE VILLAGE INN DURING SPECIAL MEETING

The Crossville City Council met in a special called session Wednesday at noon with the intention of passing the third and final reading of the purchase of the Village Inn-the controversial low-income housing facility on Main Street.  They did not vote.  Another legal snag caused Mayor Crawford to pull the item from the agenda on the advice of the city attorney. There was no explanation of what the problem is.  The vote was delayed until a later date. This is the second time there has been a legal problem with the purchase agreement. In their last called meeting the Council conducted a “do-over” vote on the first reading.

That vote was still counted as a second reading even though there was something changed in the agreement from the first vote. It’s unclear what the change was.