LOCAL NEWS | They’ve been working for weeks checking and considering every line item. Tonight, the Metro Budget Committee will present the proposed 2022-23 budget for a first reading vote. The meeting takes place at MCHS at 6:30 p.m.
LOCAL NEWS | It’s a big problem for Metro and one that costs Moore County quality employees. On Monday night, all Metro Council members except one voted in favor of a resolution to allow the state to study expanding pension benefits to all Metro Moore County employees.
LOCAL NEWS | The Metro Council will meet on Monday to discuss a rezoning at 65 Farm Bureau Street, a surplus ambulance, and Metro pension plans.
LOCAL NEWS | Storm drain issues frequently cause flooding near the Moore County Jail and along Elm Street. The Metro Council voted to move forward with a project to correct the issue on Monday.
After nearly a year, the Metro Zoning Ordinances now contain a category for medium to high density developments in the county. The Metro Council passed its third reading at their most recent meeting.
Mayor Lewis and the Metro Council are now seeking candidates to fill the vacancy created by the death of fifth district Council Member Tommy Brown.
On Monday, the Metro Council passed the second reading of a Brown-Forman rezoning request to make way for a new hotel on land the distillery owns just off Motlow Barns Road.
Old business will be the business tonight during the Metro Council’s regular January meeting as they reconsider the R3A zoning category as well as a Brown-Forman rezoning request delayed from December’s meeting.
Metro Council member Tommy Brown died on Sunday at the age of 72. Funeral services will be held on Friday in Lynchburg.
Two zoning-related items on the Metro Council’s December agenda could pave the way for more overnight stays in Lynchburg. With five members absent, they delayed taking action on those items until January.