Planners consider new vote on Murfreesboro mosque

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) -- Planning commission members are exploring a new vote on construction of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro while they appeal a court ruling that stopped occupancy of the nearly finished mosque.

Rutherford County Regional Planning Commissioner Mike Kusch sought a lawyer's advice during a meeting Monday. Kusch told the Daily News Journal the lawyer said the 11-member board can revisit the matter any time as long as public notice is adequate.

A judge in May overturned the commission's 2010 approval of the mosque because public notice wasn't sufficient. Attorneys say the appeal could take six months or longer.

Kusch said he wants the board to do the right thing. In June, Planning Commissioner Rhonda Allen also suggested the board vote again to approve the mosque while the appeal continues.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 161952885 - local8now.com/a?a=161952885
Gray Television, Inc.