A public involvement meeting involving the Phase 2 Greenway and Multimodal Grant will be held at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday to notify the community of city official’s intent to apply for a 2021 Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Multimodal Access Grant. The public is invited to attend and make comments on the proposed project. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting will start at 5 p.m. in the auditorium of the Municipal Building.
The Greenway Phase I connects the square with Stone Bridge Park via the walkway and bridge. Phase II of the Greenway Project, which will connect Phase I with Camp Blount Historic Site via a large pedestrian bridge over the Elk River, has been on hold awaiting the Federal Highway Administration to approve the release of funding to TDOT.
TDOT sets aside state funds to create the Multimodal Access Grant in order to support the transportation needs of pedestrians, bicyclists and transit-users along state routes, while meeting ADA and Proposed Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities in the Public Right-of-Way standards, as stated in the 2021 guidelines.
During the Aug. 10 BOMA meeting, a public hearing to rezone 615 Maple St. West from R-2 to C-3 was held. Since no one came forward to object to the rezoning, Mayor Michael Whisenant closed the hearing. Later in the meeting, a motion was made to approve the rezoning by ordinance. It was later discovered the board didn’t properly adopt the ordinance. Therefore, the vote will be rescinded during the Tuesday, Sept. 14 meeting and a new rezoning ordinance is expected to be approved.
Tuesday’s agenda will include the recognition of firefighters who “provided a great service to the community,” and Tony Kimbrough will take the Oath of Office as the new Fayetteville Fire Department Chief.
The board is expected to approve allocating $5,940.83 to MH Outdoor Media for advertising on two billboards located on I-65 for one years. Another $13,261 for care of the LPRF Soccer Field is also on the agenda.
Allocating up to $10,000 for new soccer goals and benches for the soccer field took place following a lengthy and heated discussion of Fayetteville Parks & Recreation Facility User Agreement during last week’s Work Session. The agreement allows the Fayetteville School System use of the soccer field for games only.
Permits were approved for following: the Lincoln County High School Homecoming Parade starting at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24. The parade route begins at the high school to the down square and back to the school; annual First Nation Trail of Tears Walk from Adams Street to the square on Saturday, October 30; Bella’s Snowball 5K Run from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, November 14; and the annual Fayetteville Christmas Parade at 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4.