The Burns Board of Commissioners will resume its discussions on completing the first phase of its new park at tonight’s monthly meeting. Commissioners are expecting to hear from attorney Tim Potter whether a proposed turning lane on Highway 96 will be required by the Tennessee Department of Transportation and also discuss Mayor Landon Mathis’ proposal to borrow money to complete the installation of utilities, lighting of fields, construction of a concession stand and restroom facility, completion of a dog park and installation of handicapped-accessible walkways. If the commission decides to move ahead with borrowing the funds, it will have to issue a request for proposals from area banks, although the town already has an offer from TriStar Bank for a $175,000 line of credit at zero interest. TriStar’s Melissa Street, a Burns resident, reported at a work session last week that bank President Ted Williams is willing to work with the town to get the park completed, including donating the interest from a loan to the project. If it chooses to borrow the money, under new state guidelines the commission will have to submit a proposal outlining how it plans to pay the money back to the Comptroller’s office for approval. Mathis has said the town can use the remaining portion of a state grant, sales of surplus and seized vehicles, proceeds from selling off timber on the site and public donations to begin paying the loan, then hope the park can generate revenue by hosting baseball and softball tournaments. Mathis also mentioned the possibility of using the $50,000 in additional revenue created when the town doubled its tax rate specifically for the park. The park project was begun with the goal of not using taxpayers’ dollars and at his first meeting Mathis said he would like to roll back the property tax rate from 66 cents to its previous 33 cents. The commission meets at 7:00 tonight in Burns Town Hall.