Wilson County, Tennessee

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Wilson County is one of 95 counties in Tennessee. In 2009, the population estimate was 112,377. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated that the growth rate since the last census was 26.5%, compared to 10.7% for the state of Tennessee as a whole.[1]

Wilson County was established by an act of the Third General Assembly of the State of Tennessee on October 26, 1799, three years after the organization of the state itself and consists of 583.27 square miles. The county was named in honor of Major David Wilson, a native of Pennsylvania, who came to Sumner County while it was yet a part of North Carolina. He was the first Speaker of the Territorial Assembly.[2]

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Tennessee county websites

This website was most recently evaluated on 24 October 2012.

The good

  • Budget
    • The current budget is posted[3]
    • The budget is archived for three years[3]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting schedule is posted[4]
    • The most recent meeting agenda is available[5]
    • Three years of agendas are posted[6]
    • The most recent meeting minutes are available[7]
    • Three years of minutes are posted[8]
    • Three years of audits are provided by link to state site[9]
  • Administrative Officials
    • Administrative officials are listed with names, physical addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses[10]
  • Building Permits and Zoning
    • Building code is posted[11]
    • Zoning ordinances are posted[12]
    • Building permit applications are online.[13]
  • Audits
    • The most current audit is posted[3]
    • Audits are archived for three years[3]
  • Contracts
    • Contracts are not available but are "under construction"[14]
  • Lobbying
    • Discloses membership in government sector lobbying associations[14]
    • Discloses money spent on lobbying[14]
  • Public Records
  • Taxes
    • Local tax information provided.[16]
    • Tax revenues are listed in the budget[17]

The bad

  • Contracts
    • Approved contract statements are not available for vendors above $10,000.

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