Metro Council meets Monday

The Metro Moore County Council meets on Monday, November 16 at 6:30 p.m. All Metro Council meetings are open to the general public. (File Art)

LOCAL NEWS — The Metro Council will meet on Monday at 6:30 p.m. in a regular session meeting. Prior to the start of the regular meeting, there will be a Highway Advisory Committee meeting at 5:30 p.m. and a Budget Committee meeting at 6 p.m. There will also be two public hearings. At 6:20 p.m. the Council will here public input concerning rezoning property belonging to Seth Smith from industrial to agricultural. There will also be a public hearing at 6:25 p.m. to hear public input regarding the new turning lane at MCHS.

At the November meeting, the Council will elect and approval all council committee appointments. They will also consider members for the Historical Zoning Commission for approval.

In new business, the Council will consider a change to local zoning ordinances concerning the number of employees allowed for Type II Home Occupation. Currently, the ordinance limits in home businesses to one additional employee other than family members. The zoning committee would like to change that language to “no more than 10 employees per five acres of land.”

They will also vote on whether or not to grant permission for Christmas in Lynchburg to block off the public square on December 5.

All Metro Council meetings are held at the Lynchburg Legion Building (formerly the American Legion Building) near the Moore County Pool and located off Booneville Highway. For questions, contact Mayor Lewis’s office at 931-759-7076. •

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