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Council approves Oak Barrel Marathon; next meeting is Monday, Jan. 20

Posted on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 9:00 am

The Metropolitan Moore County Council will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday, Jan. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Building.

Prior to the meeting, there will be a public hearing concerning the rezoning of property located at Lot 1 Cumberland Oaks Subdivision. The parcel of land is set to be rezoned from R1 to A1.

The January meeting will follow the public hearing with what appears to be a light agenda.

Scheduled is a Budget Committee report; the board will look to approve its Audit Committee Resolution; and there are two notaries scheduled to be approved.

In old business, there will be a second reading to approve rezoning of McKenzie property from R1 to A1. In new business, there will be a first reading on the approval of the rezoning of the Joe Crawford property from C1 to R1.

Also in new business, the council will look at approving the road list for 2014.

During the council’s December meeting, the council approved the annual Oak Barrel Marathon, which is scheduled for Saturday, April 4 this year. According to event coordinator Melissa Miller, this will be the fifth year for the marathon here in Lynchburg.

Metro Mayor Sloan Stewart informed the council that the race was “well organized” and that the event organizers “make sure a lot of the money comes back to the county in various ways.”

“They donate back to organizations and buy all they can locally for the race,” added Stewart.

Miller said this year’s event will host approximately 1,500 runners as the popular race continues to expand. A motion to approve the event carried by acclamation.

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