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Board of Mayor and Aldermen may appoint new JRT director

Members of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen were expected to take action on the appointment of a new artistic director for the Jonesborough Repertory Theatre during their Sept. 12 meeting.
Following the resignation of Jonathan McCarter who relocated to North Carolina, the JRT Board conducted a search and is unanimous in its recommendation of one of the candidates interviewed.
The BMS was also expected to consider the creation of a part-time interim educational director for the Mary B. Martin Program for the Arts, who would also help develop and enhance programs at the JRT.
If approved, the recommendation of a candidate will be considered.
Another item on the agenda was the first reading of an ordinance establishing a Jonesborough Property Tax Relief program for individuals over 65 years of age of who have been declared permanently disabled.
The program, if approved, will supplement the tax relief program established by the State of Tennessee.
Two recommendations from the Traffic Advisory Committee regarding a no-parking zone along Second Avenue and a 20-minute parking zone in front of the Chester Inn were also on the agenda for discussion and possible action.