The PUBLIC HEARING for the 2013-2014 Metro Budget will be held this coming
Tuesday, May 21st.
This will be our only chance to speak out in support of the Fairgrounds.
It is imperative that we have a large number of red shirted Fairgrounds
supporters on hand
SaveOurFairgrounds.com urges everyone to get out their red shirts and fill the
Council Chambers in support of the Fairgrounds.
Fair Board Meeting: April 2 at 8:00 a.m. in the Administration Office Board Room.
Save Our Fairgrounds is nearing our one-year anniversary. Over the past year, concerned citizens have been meeting twice a month to promote the Fairgrounds and work to preserve the long lasting history of the property.
To the masses, it may not appear as if much has been going on with the Fairgrounds. Behind the scenes, a great deal has happened. We have worked closely with the Fair Board on the… plan for a Request for Information or RFI. The RFI is designed to identify private sources who are interested in preserving the Fairgrounds and the current events, Fair, Flea Market, Expo Center Events, and Motorsports as mandated in the Referendum of 2011. The property has a long history of being self-sustaining and not taking taxpayer subsidy.
We have also stood strong and worked to make sure whom ever rents the property for the Fair …
Special Joint Council Committee Meeting concerning the Fairgrounds property on February 26, 2013
The fair goes on for now, after the Metro Board of Fair Commissioners gave final approval Tuesday morning to the terms of a lease agreement for the 2013 Tennessee State Fair.
The board ratified an agreement on terms for the 2013 fair that had been reached in principle between the board, which oversees the Metro-owned state fairgrounds, and the Tennessee State Fair Association that was selected by a new state commission to operate the event.
In addition to those terms, the TSFA had offered to commit to a three-year lease, contingent upon the nonprofit receiving subsequent contracts from the state to run the fair in 2014 and 2015. However, in a separate vote, the fair board decided against a multi-year contract, after several members expressed concerns about locking in a multi-year deal without further consideration.
The Fairgrounds Master Plan has been completed, as directed by Metro Council Ordinance BL2010-820. During the past week, final reports from the two-part study were presented to the Metro Council Budget & Finance Committee and the Codes, Fa…ir & Farmers Market Committee.