By JOHN B. BRYAN, The Wilson Post
Another chapter has been written in an ongoing saga involving the proposed Lebanon residential development Chestnut Ridge.
Wednesday, April 1, the State Court of Appeals affirmed an earlier decision of the Wilson County Chancery Court which will allow the development to be constructed on property on the west side of town.
The City of Lebanon appealed the local court’s earlier ruling in February 2008 that overturned the Lebanon City Council’s action to deny Cost Enterprises, LLC, approval of a Planned Unit Development (PUD) known as Chestnut Ridge on 116 acres of land in Lebanon.
"We had hoped that the Court would affirm the decision of the trial court (which reversed the Council’s denial of the application). The planning commission had recommended approval, as had the planning staff. Chestnut Ridge complied with all of the city requirements," said George Dean, attorney for the developers of Chestnut Ridge.
Greg Quinn to address Chamber lunch
Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Membership Luncheon at noon, Wednesday, April 8 at Lebanon Golf & Country Club.
Guest speaker will be Greg Quinn, president of CoreTech Industries, which has proposed a research and development park dedicated to green technology to be built in Lebanon.
Questions have arisen in recent weeks concerning the company’s plans and personnel involved. The company is proposing to move its headquarters to Lebanon from Canada.
Cost to attend the luncheon is $10 per person. Reservations are required and you may RSVP by Monday, April 6 by calling the Chamber at 444-5503 or visiting firstname.lastname@example.org.
By JENNIFER HORTON, The Wilson Post
Crews continue to search for the body of a man who reportedly jumped from the Nathan Harsh Bridge on Highway 231 North into the Cumberland River on Wednesday.
John Jewell, director of Wilson Emergency Management Agency, said the body of Timothy Fields, 44, had not been recovered late last week when search crews were pulled off the river because of the threatening weather conditions.
"We had a crew, SO (Wilson County Sheriff’s Office) and a crew from Trousdale" searching the river on Thursday, he said.
The crews dragged the river and also used dogs to pick up a scent. Jewell said the water was swift and muddy and had been lowered 12-18 inches, possibly in anticipation of a large amount of rainfall.
"It’s a very difficult area. We will continue to work the banks. I certainly don’t want to put divers in the water. It’s too dangerous," Jewell said.