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Metro Council meeting postponed until Feb. 23

Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 3:12 pm

LYNCHBURG — Monday’s Metro Lynchburg Moore County Council Meeting was postponed due to icy road conditions. The meeting, scheduled for 6:30 p.m., has been reset for Monday Feb. 23.

According to the monthly agenda, a budget meeting is scheduled for 5:15 p.m. and a policy meeting is scheduled for after the council meeting.

Also on this month’s agenda is a report from the Budget Committee, as well as any other committee reports.

The Council will also move to approve the NACO U.S. Purchasing Agreement, approve the road list for 2015 and approve the roads to be paved during this fiscal year.

• During its January meeting, the Council approved both the Audit Committee and the Library Board.

Tommy Brown, Gordon Millsaps, Wayne Hawkins, Coleman March and David Boyce are on the Audit Committee.

• Also in January, Metro Fire Chief Mark Neal asked permission to surplus a 1963 Ford American France fire truck and give the truck to Jack Daniel Distillery. The truck, which is housed in Station No. 2 below Lois, was originally purchased for $17,000 by Grady Richard at the distillery and given to the community.

“The stipulation was that if he gave this fire truck to the city of Lynchburg, they had to come to the distillery’s aid if there was a fire,” said Neal, adding that the distillery was not in the city limits at the time.

Neal indicated that the truck is not in use, “only housed at the (Lois) location.” Neal said the hope was that the council could gift the vehicle back to the distillery, which would then restore it and use it in its marketing programs.

Arvis Bobo made the motion to approve declaring the truck as surplus and giving it back to the distillery. Patrick Maynard seconded the motion, which carried by acclamation.