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Metro Council meets Monday night

The Metro Council meets tonight at 6:30 p.m. There will be a Budget Committee meeting and two public hearings prior to the regular meeting.

LOCAL NEWS — The Metro Council will meet tonight in a regular session meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Lynchburg Legion Building. There will be a Budge Committee Meeting at 6 p.m. and two public hearings prior to the regular meeting. At 6:20 p.m., the Council will hear public comments regarding the Metro Utility Board Amended Ordinances and a 6:25 p.m., they will hear public feedback regarding the MUD SRF Loan for the $2.5 million sewer rehab project. To read more about that project, click here.

Metro Mayor Bonnie Lewis will also ask the Metro Council to approve Moore County Public Library Board members: Meghan Bailey (chair), Tammy Owens, Larry Luzader, Mary Thompson, Debbie Hart, Tim Moses, and Shelly Maynard.

In new business, the Metro Highway Department will present its annual inventory list for approval. The zoning committee will present a rezoning request from Seth Smith to change property near Skyview Lane from industrial to agricultural.

Several Metro Codes items will be discusses including a discussion of grandfathering in recreational vehicles and a new fees schedule.

Council member Sunny Rae Moorehead has asked to address the Metro Council regarding the Urban Services District (the former Lynchburg city limits footprint).

Mayor Lewis will also present a new $192,330 CARES Act grant to help Monster Broadband provide fiber Internet to 162 additional houses and/or business along Goosebranch and Goodbranch roads in Moore County. Monster previously won a $1.1 million grant to expand 26 miles of fiber in Moore County on August 21. (To read more about that fiber grant, click here.)

The Council will also consider a resolution from the Tennessee Department of Transportation to install a turning lane on Highway 55 at Moore County High School.

All Metro Council meeting are open to the general public and take place at the Lynchburg Legion Building just off Highway 129. For questions, or to have your agenda item added to the November Metro Council meeting, contact Mayor Lewis’s office at 931-759-7076. •

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