Metro School Board meets tonight at 6 p.m.

PUBLIC MEETINGS — The Metro Moore County Board of Education will meet tonight in a regular session meeting at the Moore County High School Theater beginning at 6 p.m. To view the full agenda, click here.

In new business, the board will hear the results of the 2021-22 Instructional Calendar Public Survey and consider bids for a new school system playground at Lynchburg Elementary. They will also discuss alternative MCHS senior trip locations based on the current COVID 19 pandemic.

Director of Schools Chad Moorehead will also present the resignation of Moore County Schools Supervisor of Special Programs Jennifer Penn who will be leaving the school system to work with the UT Extension Office.

The board will discuss the Tennessee State Board of Education Hold Harmless Resolution, which holds school systems harmless from BEP funding reductions in 2021-22 based on school enrollment numbers from 2020-21 due to COVID-19 absences.

The board will also discuss security improvements at LES and the Moore Department of Education Building including a door access control system, an improved visitor check in station, and adding window tint to all DoE windows.

Rules and safety regulations for use of facilities for the upcoming Moore County Jr. Pro season at the LES Gym will also be addressed.

All Metro School Board meeting are open to the general public. To have your item added to an agenda, contact Director of School Chad Moorehead’s office at 931-759-7303. •

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Metro Council meets tonight

LYNCHBURG — The Metro Council will meet tonight in a regular session meeting. The Highway Advisory Board will meet at 6 p.m. just prior to the Metro Council meeting at 6:30 p.m.

In new business, the council will consider a couple of recommendations from Metro Sheriff Tyler Hatfield and the Highway Advisory Board. The council will also consider procedural changes to Metro’s purchasing process. Lastly, the council will consider revision’s to Moore County’s cell tower ordinance.

All Metro Council meetings are open to the general public and take place at the Lynchburg Legion Building located on the Booneville Highway. If you have questions or concerns, contact Metro Mayor Bonnie Lewis’s office at 931-759-7076. •

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Metro Council meets tonight

LYNCHBURG — The Metro Council will meet in person for the first time since Governor Bill Lee issued the Safer at Home Order back in March. Both the April and May Metro Council meetings limited in person attendance to 10 people. All others attended virtually.

Prior to the June 15 meeting, there will be an unprecedented five public hearings. Two will deal with the upcoming fiscal budget and the other three will be an attempt to clarify language in the Metro Ordinances.

The first, at 6:05 p.m., will be to hear public comment regarding folding the Urban Services District (the former Lynchburg city limits) fund into the Metro General fund. The second, at 6:10 p.m., will be to hear public input on the Metro Budget for fiscal year 2020-21.

At 6:15 p.m., there will be a public hearing regarding the Metro Council’s intent to clarify wording on Metro Zoning Ordinance 7.7.100 regarding fines for violations of zoning ordinances. The Mayor requested clarified language to give the Sheriff’s Department and Codes Enforcer “teeth” when dealing with violations. At 6:20 p.m., there will be a public hearing regarding the Metro Council’s intent to clarify language of Metro Zonig Ordinance 7.7.030 regarding required building permits. According to Mayor Lewis, they’ll just be cleaning up the language. The final public hearing, at 6:25 p.m., will seek public input on the council’s intent to correct duplicate numbering in ordinances 6.4. 140-160.

The regular meeting will begin t 6:30 p.m. In new business, the council will consider new planning commission members, Metro Budget amendments, appropriations for non-profits, and adjusting the tax levy for fiscal 2020-21 to $2.38 and $2.40 for the Urban Services District.

The June 15 meeting takes place at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Building off Highway 129. There will be a special session meeting on June 22 to hear the second and third readings of the 2020-21 Metro Budget. All Metro Council meetings are open to the general public. •

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Metro Utility Board meets on June 9

LYNCHBURG — The Metro Utility Department Board will meet in a regular session meeting on Tuesday, June 9 at 6 p.m. All meetings are open to the general public however due to COVID-19 precautions members of the general public will need to attend virtually.

Tuesdays agenda includes an engineer’s report, a review of the Metro Utilities Department handbook, and a manager’s report.

If you would like to attend the meeting, call the MUD offices at 931-759-4297 and someone there will provide you with a link and virtual access code for the meeting. The MUD offices are located at 705 Fayetteville Highway. The lobby doors remain locked to the general public due to COVID-19 precautions. They are available weekdays by phone and payments can be made at the night drop. If you need to meet with a specific staff member, you may do so by appointment. •

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School Board meets Monday … virtually

LYNCHBURG — The Moore County School Board will resume business on Monday night but not as usual. April’s regular session meeting will be held online. To listen, click here.

On the agenda for the April 27 meeting, the Board will review policies based on TSBA recommendations, as well as vote on as Board resolution to suspend some policies due to COVID-19.

Director Moorehead will present a request from the annual Bike to Jack and Back fund-raising ride to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The group requested the use of the LES campus for camping during their October 17-18 event. October’s set to be a busy month for Lynchburg. The second annual Lynchburg Music Fest will take place at a yet undisclosed location on Oct. 2-3 and the Jack Daniel World Championship Invitational BBQ will take place in Wiseman Park on a new date this year, Oct. 10. The Oak Barrel Half Marathon – which normally takes place in April – will happen on October 24.

Director Moorehead will present a letter of resignation from varsity boys head basketball coach Heath Hardin. He will also discuss with the Board how refunds for this year’s senior trip – which was cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns – will be allocated. Varsity cheer sponsor Erin Rutledge will also request permission for the 2020-21 squad to attend cheer camp at Tennessee Tech University.

Driector Moorehead will give a report on the construction progress at MCHS, graduation plans, prom, and the LES Gym floor replacement.

To view a full agenda, click here. The online meeting is available to the public beginning at 6 p.m. For more information, visit the Moore County Schools website. •

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Metro School Board meet March 9

LOCAL NEWS — The Metro School Board will meet Monday night in regular session beginning at 6 p.m. New business on the agenda includes policy reviews, field trip to be presented of board approval, and an update on teacher resignations. Director of Schools Chad Moorehead will also give a MCHS and MCMS construction update, discuss budget priorities for the 2020-21 budget, and present system maternity leave. To view the complete agenda, click here.

All Metro School Board meeting take place at the Central Office located behind Lynchburg Elementary School. All meetings are open to the general public. To have your item added to an upcoming meeting or for questions, call 931.759.7303. •

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Metro Utilities Board meets March 10

LOCAL NEWS — The Metro Utilities Board will meet in a regular session meeting on Tuesday, March 10 at 6 p.m. Meetings take place at the Metro Utilities Department (MUD) Building located at 705 Fayetteville Highway.

There are two new items to be discussed: 1) a system-wide meter replacement program, and 2) the rehabilitation of the wastewater treatment plant head works. Both items will require financing and thus will be presented for approval to the Metro Council at a later date.

For more information, contact the Metro Utility Department offices at 931-759-4297 or learn more at their website by clicking here. •

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Metro Council names 2020 boards and committee members

LOCAL NEWS — The Metro Moore County Council named and approved committee member for 2020 on Monday night. They are as follows:

Budget Committee: Amy Cashion (Chair), John Taylor, Gordon Millsaps, David Boyce, and Gerald Burnett

Finance Committee: Lynn Harrison (Chair), Sandy Lewis, Wayne Hawkins, Keith Moses, and Shawn Adams

Industrial Board: Tommy Brown (chair), Sunny Rae Moorehead, Wayne Hawkins, Keith Moses, and Arvis Bobo

Policy and Procedures Committee: Arvis Bobo (chair), Sunny Rae Moorehead, Meghan Bailey, Houston Lindsey, and Gerald Burnett

Ambulance, Jail and Fire Committee: David Boyce (chair), Amy Cashion, John Taylor, Houston Lindsey, and Denning Harder

Building and Grounds Committee: Sandy Lewis (chair), Meghan Bailey, Houston Lindsey, Shawn Adams, and Denning Harder

Highway Advisory Board: Wayne Hawkins (chair), Sandy Lewis, Gordon Millsaps, Arvis Bobo, and Denning Harder

The Metro Council meets on the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Building. To have your item added to the agenda, contact Mayor Lewis’s office at 931-759-7076.•

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Metro Council meets Feb. 17

LOCAL NEWS — The Metro Council will meet on Monday, February 17 at 6:30 p.m. in a regular session meeting. There will be a public hearing at 6:20 p.m. to consider the rezoning of the Eakins property in the second district from agricultural to industrial.

In new business the Highway Department will submit the 2020 Roads Improvements List. Metro Public Safety Director Jason Deal will also give an Emergency Management Agency report.

Mayor Bonnie Lewis will also make public announcements about the Moore County Health Department and announce that Moore COunty will receive a Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Traffic Signal Modernization Program Grant.

All Metro County meetings are open to the general public and take place at the American Legion Building beginning at 6:30 p.m. •

{The Lynchburg Times is an independently owned and operated newspaper that publishes new stories every morning. Covering Metro Moore County government, Jack Daniel’s Distillery, Nearest Green Distillery, Tims Ford State Park, Motlow State Community College, Moore County High School, Moore County Middle School, Lynchburg Elementary, Raider Sports, plus regional and state news.}

Metro Council meets on Monday

LOCAL NEWS — The Metro Moore County Council will meet on Monday, January 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Building. There will be a Public Zoning Hearing regarding the Davis Property at 6:20 p.m.

The public hearing will address the rezoning of 1.74 acres of land in Moore County’s District 2. The requested rezoning would allow the owner to change the current zoning from agricultural to residential. The Metro Planning Commission recommended this rezoning on Dec. 17. Any interested parties should attend the public hearing.

In new business, the Council will be presented with a rezoning request from Donald Eakins in the Second District. He’d like his property rezoned from agricultural to residential. If approved, this would be the first reading. The measure would then need a public hearing and two more readings before it receives final approval.

The council will also discuss a $3 million bond to complete renovations at Moore County High School. This bond was originally approved in the fall of 2018, according to Mayor Lewis. In similar business, Director of Schools Chad Moorehead will present his final budget amendments for 2019-2020.

According to Director Moorehead during the Jan. 13 Metro School Board meeting, only minor changes will be made. The school system added a $19,000 school safety grant to the budget. That money will be allocated to School Resource Officer (SRO) line item as well as fund upgrades for the visitor check in system at both schools. That new system will scan visitor driver’s license and instantly run background checks.

Metro Schools will also add $8,000 in insurance recovery money to the budget. This covered a lawn mower that was stolen from this school system last year. The cost to replace that mower was $15,000, according to Director Moorehead.

All Metro Council meeting are open to the general public. The American Legion Building is located at 119 Booneville Highway. •

{The Lynchburg Times is an independently owned and operated newspaper that publishes new stories every morning. Covering Metro Moore County government, Jack Daniel’s Distillery, Nearest Green Distillery, Tims Ford State Park, Motlow State Community College, Moore County High School, Moore County Middle School, Lynchburg Elementary, Raider Sports, plus regional and state news.}