|Published: 9:28 AM, 01/14/2013
Author: Jessica Cross
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
MADISONVILLE-Monroe County Director of
Economic Development Shan Harris spoke to the Monroe County Board of
Education on Thursday night about a request from someone asking to amend the covenants for
Niles Ferry Industrial Park.
Vonore Middle School sits right by the
Scott Mason met with the Niles Ferry
Design Review Committee in October to discuss his business, Mason
Recycling, and its presence in the park. However, the park's
covenants specifically prohibit lots within the property be used for "wreck, junk or salvage yards and similar activities."
"We can't just take things out," explained Harris. "We have to do what the covenants say."
Mason sent letters to all 19 property
owners in the park to request they sign a petition to amend the
covenant so that it will include the type of work his business wants
The industrial park's covenants were
created on Feb. 29, 1980, and were updated and approved by all
property owners in 2010, to ensure proper use and appropriate
development and improvement of the property within each lot.
"I'm not trying to keep jobs from
coming to Monroe County," said Harris. "My job is to make jobs."
See full story in the Sunday, Jan. 13, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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