Metro Council approves multiple board members

LOCAL NEWS — Several Metro Moore County board members were approved by the Metro Council last Monday. They include:

Zoning Appeals Board: Shannon Cauble, Patrick Maynard, Keith Moses, Josh Cook, and Houston Lindsey | Meets as needed the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Building located at at 119 Booneville Highway.

Utility Board: SunnyRae Moorehead, Meghan Bailey, Keith Moses, Shawn Adams, and Gerald Burnett | The Metro Utility Board meets at 6 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the Metro Utility Department offices located at 705 Fayetteville Highway.

Beer Board: Amy Cashion, Buford Jennings, Mark Watkins, Gina Henshaw, and Nathan Buchanan|Meets as needed on the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. Location varies.

Planning Commission: Eddie Burton, Ryan Dickert, Jeff Ross, Shawn Adams, Tommy Brown, and Bobby Carroll |Meets as needed the first Tuesday of the month at 4:30 p.m. at the Moore County Building.

Historical Zoning Commission: Lynne Tolley, Ron Bradford, Emily Bedford, Hank Terjen, Meghan Bailey, and Cyndy Carroll | Meets as needed the first Tuesday of even months at 5 p.m. at the Moore County Building.

The Metro Council meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Monday of every month at the American Legion Building located at 119 Booneville Highway. All Metro Meeting are open to the general public. All public meeting items must be submitted a minimum of 10 days prior to the scheduled meeting. •

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Metro Council meets tonight

LOCAL NEWS — The Metro Council will meet tonight in a regular session meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Building. Beforehand, there will be a Budget Committee Meeting at 6 p.m. and a Public Rezoning Hearing at 6:20 p.m.

The hearing relates to the rezoning of 5.28 acres of property located at the corner of Highway 129 and Charity Road from A-1 agricultural to I-1 light industrial for a truss-building business. Anyone who lives in the area who has questions or concerns, should attend the public hearing.

In new business, the council will hear a resolution to restore 9-1-1 fees to the rate of $1.50 per month. In 1998, the General Assembly established those fees at a rate of $1.50 per month but in 2014, they were reduced to $1.16. If approved, the resolution must be forward to the State Senate and House of Representatives for final approval.

Russell Sells will also appear before the Council to define the operations of the Metro Utility Board. The Council established the board in 1990 in the resolution only clarifies its scope and responsibilities. The Metro Utility Board members will also be approved at this meeting.

The Metro Council will also consider the creation of a five member Beer Board. Previously, the Beer Board consisted of just three members. The Mayor appoints Beer Board members and the Council approves them. Each member is appointed for a one year term.

In other business, Sheriff Tyler Hatfield will appear before the board to discuss closing the Lynchburg Square on Thursday, October 31 for Halloween on the Square. The Council will also consider granting permisiion to close the public square for the annual Jack Daniel BBQ.

All meeting are open to the general public and any interested citizen. •