Among the issues on the town attorney’s agenda for Thursday’s Nashville Town Council meeting: a review of a proposed grass and weed ordinance, plans for a local traffic court and an unpaid $12,695 bill for last summer’s water and sewer hookup fees at the Brown County Music Center.

A sold-out Vince Gill show on Aug. 24 launched the new amphitheater. The venue was built in part to replace the Little Nashville Opry, which attracted big-name music acts before it was destroyed in a 2009 arson fire.

The 2,000-seat Brown County Music Center has revived the music culture in the town of Nashville, where tickets to an upcoming April 28 Willie Nelson concert sold out in about five minutes.

But the venue has a six-month past due bill, and the town wants to collect. Item 6 on town attorney Jim Roberts’ list of items to review with council members states that “Brown County Music Center has failed to pay the initial user fee for its water and sewer hookup. The fees are about $12,000. Sean (town utility manager Sean Cassiday) has made a demand for payment, but has had no direct response. There are remedies available including disconnect.”

Roberts said he just recently learned of the outstanding bill, and said the town has not pushed hard for payment. But that may change. “Everybody wanted the music center to succeed, so maybe it’s partly the town’s fault,” he said Monday, adding, “they should have gotten a disconnect notice.”
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