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Metro Council meets Monday; Issue of proposed crosswalk in front of JD Visitors Center to be revisited

Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 3:01 pm

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — The Metropolitan Moore County council will meet on Monday, March 21 for its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the American Legion building.

Among the items on this month’s agenda is a Litter Grant Resolution for 2016-17 as well as the addition of new Ag Board Members Arvis Bobo and Jerry Ray.

The Council will hear the first reading on rezoning a parcel of land (Map 004, Parcel 007.00); discuss tax write-offs from the 2013-14 FY; and hear information regarding a 5K Memorial Run for Project Graduation, which will take place during Spring in the Hollow if approved.

In old business, the Council will revisit discussion of a proposed cross walk from the Jack Daniel Visitors Center to the distillery’s new parking lot, which is under construction across the street from the Visitors Center on state Route 55 just north of the traffic light.

Representatives from Jack Daniel were on hand at last month’s meeting to discuss the project with county officials.

Representatives from Jack Daniel have proposed placing a flashing yellow caution light at the cross walk. Council members discussed last month whether or not the proposed light would remain on all night or just through certain hours each day and to what extent the light and cross walk would cost the county.

Three council members, Glenn Searcy, Anthony Brandon and Tommy Brown voted against a motion having the crosswalk in place with flashing yellow lights, but with 12 ‘yes’ votes, the motion carried nonetheless.

The Council will also here a second reading on the rezoning of two pieces of property (Map 042P Group A, Parcell 005.00 and Map 037, Parcel 049.03)

Reports from the Budget Committee, as well as any other committee with pertinent information, is expected as well.

During last month’s regular meeting, Brown, the Budget Committee chairman, said there was nothing to report, but did tell the Council that the Budget Committee would soon be looking at dates to begin working on the budget for FY2016-17.