Today we heard from Hugh Nystrom, Knox County Commission Chairman and also from Kevin Murphy of Knox County Planning Alliance informing us that County Commission has shifted funds from a mothballed project to help address the Bluegrass Lake flooding problem. A $500,000 line item transfer was approved by commissioners.
This will help but does not guarantee a solution to the flooding as the cost for a fix is much higher. Complicating the question is that the City of Knoxville is the owner, through annexation, of the land where a pumping station might be installed.
A community meeting to discuss the issue has been postponed due to community-wide sheltering in place guidelines.
We will keep you posted as we have more information.