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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Change in Time for the Historic Douglass/V.O. Dobbins Renovation Vote!

The countdown continues to the decision on the Historic Douglass High School Renovation, but the time it comes up before the Kingsport Board of Mayor and Aldermen has now been moved back 90 minutes from its original time.

We just received this note from Chris McCartt, the assistant to the Kingsport City Manager:

"Please note that Monday's BMA Worksession has been moved up to 3:00 pm in
order to allow time at the end of the meeting for budget discussions."

The Kingsport BMA will be deciding whether to fund about eight million dollars to renovate the building, also known as the V.O. Dobbins, Sr. Community Center.

I have put together a short video DVD presentation of the historic Douglass building from a Riverview point of view relating what the building means to the community, that will be shown to the Board of Mayor and Alderman during their work/discussion session before the vote. The BMA will also hear from interested citizens and potential building tenants at that time.

Please spread the word and make plans to be there this coming Monday, May 19th at 3 PM in the City Hall Council Room, located on the Second Floor of City Hall on Center Street for this historic discussion and vote.