When Councilwoman Betty Lou Alsobrooks changed her vote on a proposal to buy 60 acres next to Buckner Park, it forced Dickson Mayor Don Weiss Jr. to break a tie in favor of the purchase. Alsobrooks had voted for the purchase on the first of two required readings last month, but on the second vote at Monday night’s council meeting, Alsobrooks joined Bird Armstrong, Dwight Haynes and Mike Outlaw in voting against the proposal, forging a 4-4 tie. Weiss, who said last month this could be the city’s last chance to acquire more park property at a reasonable price, cast the tie-breaking vote to approve the purchase. The city will buy 61.5 acres west of Buckner Park from the Neal Tidwell Estate at a price not to exceed $93,000. Councilman Scott England said last month the 120-acre Buckner Park is about “built out” for ballfields without having to do expensive excavation work to create more level space. He said the Tidwell property will provide space for the park to grow with new fields to meet the demand for playing space. The last expansion of the park came in 1990 with the purchase of the 60-acre Peeler property for $125,000. In casting the deciding vote, Weiss said the proposal is “a good purchase for the city and good planning for parks.” Weiss said the money to pay for the property will come from the city’s contingency fund, which was budgeted with $300,000 this year. The property is currently located outside the city limits but will be annexed following completion of the transaction.