A Dickson County School Board member says he has been asked by members of the Burns Board of Commissioners not to support Mayor Landon Mathis’ request for school funds to build a turning lane at the new park on Highway 96. The school board postponed for another month a decision on the request for $400,000 to build the turning lane while it continues to review a proposed agreement and seeks some kind of commitment from the county on when a new middle school might be built. Mathis has asked the school board for the funds to build the turning lane, which would also serve the proposed middle school, so the town can use a $308,000 Tennessee Department of Transportation reimbursement grant to help pay for finishing the park, including building a football field that would be used by the school. But school board member Josh Lewis said Thursday night Burns commissioners have asked him not to support the mayor’s request. “I know it’s some concern there in Burns whether they can even finish this or not because I’ve actually had some city councilmen call me and ask me not to support it,” Lewis said. Lewis did not identify which of the four Burns commissioners he was contacted by. School board Chairman Tim Potter said a turning lane is going to be necessary if a middle school is built on the proposed site behind Stuart-Burns Elementary School. Mathis has told the board that if the school system does not pay for the turning lane construction, Burns officials will consider not building a football field and look to include more softball and baseball fields in the new park because they will generate more revenue. Potter said that would leave the school system to determine whether it has enough property to build a school and athletic facilities at the location. The board delayed a decision on the request for funding until its Dec. 19 meeting.