Nashville and Development – For the Record

Who Benefits and How?

Stakeholders – Who are they? What are their needs and expectations?  Stakeholders include: County and Nashville residents and taxpayers, business owners, private developers,  tourists, potential new residents, non-profits, other?

  • The Brown County Leader Network (BCLN) has developed several tools to support decision-making and stakeholder analysis. A stakeholder analysis precedes the development of plans.

Oct 27, 2021. Nashville’s Municipal Consultant Dax Norton on tourism, ‘whole life’ residents By JOE HREN

  • From a sustainability perspective, you’re not sprawling out, and then if you could put 194 units on three acres, police and fire don’t have to spread, water and sewer – it’s really the sewer that’s missing. And so to get sanitary sewer there and get people off septic, obviously is an EPA mandate. I’d love to see that.
  • Obviously always a negative when you look at the planning process, traffic going to a busy highway. There’s floodplain issues on the site. But it’s better than what it is now, which is a weed infested asphalt lot.

Oct 20, 2021. RDC moving forward with residential TIF, BCD.

Little Opry Land – Proposed Apartment Project

Sep 7, 2021. BUSINESS BRIEFS: Multiple requests approved by development review commission; update on residential tax-increment financing (TIF)

June 22, 2021 GUEST OPINION: More evidence needed that sewers necessary

  •  Illustrates the links between septic systems, development, and sewer service.

Mar 19, 2021Brown County Matters – FB Post – Purchase of the Little Opry Property

  • Interesting regarding development potential. Nashville has identified its intent to be a “driver” of regional tourism. Nashville’s Town Council approved a Wastewater Master Plan to improve existing infrastructure and expand sewer service to the State Park and to residences.
  • The concept for sewer expansion includes Bean Blossom which will make it difficult to justify federal funding for a new plant in Bean Blossom. Further, no land for a new plant has been acquired nor is there evidence of support from a majority of the potential customers.
  • The wastewater plan alleges support for sewer expansion by potential customers but not need. This impacts the costs associated with loans, hook-up fees, and monthly rates.
  • The Nashville Redevelopment Commission has also developed a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District that may help fund (via bonds) infrastructure upgrades that they hope can be paid for by taxes from new developments.
  • The Council also identified that they will be developing a new comprehensive plan to guide their vision.
  • The missing (optional) piece for Nashville is making an economic case for the kind of development that will not result in more costs than benefits to all county taxpayers and not just serve the interests of the few.
  • Nashville has had the lowest increase in assessed values (basis for property taxes) in the county.

Mar 16, 2021. Little Nashville Opry property has new owner By Suzannah Couch

  • William Jacob Capital LLC is the new owner of the empty 6.5-acre lot. Andrew Tilton of Brown County is the registered agent for that LLC, according to Indiana Company Directory.
    • Tilton and his brother Jimmy own the Foxfire parking lot in Nashville and the kettle corn food truck there.   … The Tilton brothers bought the Hidden Valley Inn property last year with plans to update and renovate the hotel.
    • The brothers also own several pieces of land in the county, some with the potential to be turned into housing or retail.  Andrew Tilton purchased two Nashville parking lots at the Andy Rogers estate auction in the fall of 2019.
  • The Opry property does not have a sewer hookup, though a wastewater treatment plant sits about a mile from it. Having to figure out wastewater treatment could raise the cost of development depending on what the new owner wants to put there.

Mar 2, 2021. Town starting process of creating a comprehensive plan by Sara Clifford –

  • The Nashville Town Council has talked about several matters at recent meetings that intersect on a common question: What we want Nashville to be in the future, and what we need to do now to get it there?
  • “Based on the assumption that the Redevelopment Commission could receive $4,000,000 in increment over the life of the Tax Increment Financing area, the Commission could spend approximately $4,000,000 on infrastructure in or serving the area.” (pg 30)

Oct 15, 2020 – Final. Nashville Sanitary Sewer Master Plan.  Intent includes an expansion to expand service within a 2.5 miles area of Nashville.  The plan does not include documentation of need in the areas targeted for expansion. Includes my comments on the July 2021 draft. 

Town of Nashville, Utility Services Board (NEW). Town Council hereby establishes a Utility Service Board for the town pursuant to I. C. 8- 1. 5- 3;  and hereby establishes the organization and administrative arrangements under which the town will exercise its authority and discharge its responsibility for utility service (water and wastewater services).

  • President Roger Kelso (term ends 12-31-2024)

  • Vice-President Bob Willsey (term ends 12-31-2022)

  • Secretary Alyn Brown (term ends 12-31-2023)

  • Bob Kirlin (term ends 12-31-2023)  

  • Pam (Tilton) Gould (term ends 12-31-2022). Owner Cornerstone Inn and several properties that would benefit from an expansion of sewer service.

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