Commission votes to appeal ruling on Murfreesboro mosque

Rutherford County Planning Commissioners voted Monday night to fight a judge’s recent ruling saying they didn’t give residents enough warning about the building request for the Islamic Center in Murfreesboro.

Construction on the building on Veals Road and Bradyville Pike is still ongoing, but opponents have filed a stop work order. A judge is expected to rule on that issue Wednesday.

Rutherford County Chancellor Robert Corlew ruled May 29 that county officials violated the state’s Sunshine Law by not providing adequate notice of the meeting where the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro was approved. The order prohibits further meetings on the mosque without proper notice.

News Channel 5, 12 June 2012