Not So Clear

I don't mean to keep beating a dead horse but I do think it's necessary to follow up on what was a pretty big story. I'm talking about the Tellico Village, POA delinquent property issue. As far as I'm concerned, it's now a dead issue. But...

Back at the time, POA director, Winston Blazer, was quoted in several news outlets as saying he/they, the POA never intended to force the county to have to pay the half million dollars per year in POA dues if the county ended up with the vacant properties. That begs the question, then why did Mr. Blazer and the POA go to court twice in one week to try to force the county to run the vacant lots through the tax sale? They lost on both accounts but had they won in their legal attempts, the tax payers of Loudon County would now be on the hook for the half million per year payment to the POA.

It's just not clear to me how the POA can say one thing while at the same time doing everything in their power to do just the opposite. Maybe they thought we might not notice.

And by the way, the POA's legal maneuvering in court, of course, required the county to respond. The county legal fees just for that were $7,872.00. I guess the POA didn't really want to cost the county that money either.

Oh well, case closed.