Bonnaroo UGB.jpg

The city of Manchester filed an answer on July 12 to the amended complaint from the county that asks to be held harmless for tax revenue from Bonnaroo, monies that the suit said could amount to nearly $1 million annually.

The 22- page response offered 10 defenses, ranging from saying the complaint fails to state a claim to alleging that the recovery against the city is barred by Sovereign Immunity.

The tenth defense asserts that the city cannot cede entitlement to revenue, while the fourth defense calls the lawsuit outright moot in that the growth plan that regulates growth in the county is not a contract as the county asserts and even if it were, the city says, the statute was to apply for 20 years and has since expired.

The city’s response also claims in the eighth defense, that the county lacks standing to seek tax revenue beyond what the state legislature provides in code limited to annexation date review.

The city contends that the annexation date review, determined by the Commissioner of Revenue, is the sole remedy available to the county. 

 

John has been with the Manchester Times since May 2011. John has won Tennessee Press Association awards for Best News Photo and placed in numerous other categories. John is a 1994 graduate of Tullahoma High School, a graduate of Motlow State Community College and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Middle Tennessee State University. He lives in Tullahoma, enjoys painting, dancing and exploring the outdoors.

Staff Writer

Download the free Manchester Times mobile app at the app store. John has won Tennessee Press Association awards for Best News Photo and placed in numerous other categories.

Sign A Guestbook

Offer a personal message of congratulations...

You'll find individual Guest Books on the page with each announcement. By sharing a positive thought you add happiness to the lives of those who are reaching a new life milestone. If you have an existing account with this site, you may log in with that below. Otherwise, you can create an account by clicking on the Log in button below, and then register to create your account.