Collegedale Commissioners debate on park plans

COLLEGEDALE, Tennessee- Collegedale Commissioners are debating on how to move forward regarding a possible Little Debbie park.

Park plans were set up between former city Manager Ted Rodgers for two years without the knowledge of commissioners.

During this week’s Commissioner meeting, commissioners debated if they should move forward with the park due to it not being previously discussed.

If the park would be built it would mostly be from a donation from Little Debbie, but commissioners feel it will cause taxes to increase due to maintenance.

“I think it’s not right for us to ask them to spend more money on the redesign of the park because of all the good faith they were acting in. If they’re open to doing a redesign at the cities cost to help it to have input from everybody could that be an option? And are we as a commission willing to fork out the money to invest ourselves,” said Collegedale Commissioner Ethan White.

The final vote was to defer the decision as more information is gathered.

When the news about the park came out in February a commissioner called for a firing or resignation due to a lack of communication.

Rodgers retired a week later. So far over 30 people have applied to be the new City manager

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