The Burns Board of Commissioners voted Monday night to increase the rental fee for special events at the Old Burns Elementary School gym to $500 and to seek bids for needed roof repairs. The Dickson County School Board gave the former school to the town several years ago and it is used as a community center and for other events. Vice Mayor Steven Hayes brought back up a previous discussion about restructuring the fee schedule for use of the gymnasium, saying “special events” should be charged more to help pay for upkeep of the facility. As an example, Hayes cited the professional wrestling events held regularly in the gym that attract 400-500 people. Hayes said the town’s previous administration had discussed but never taken action on changing the $100 rental fee. Hayes said there is a lot of work needing to be done on the building and the town needs to start making money on events to help pay for it. In determining what qualifies as a “special event,” attorney Tim Potter suggested including any event that charges an admission. Commissioner Chris Holland said there are several leak problems in the gym, but so far they are not affecting the gymnasium floor. Hayes said part of the problem is the building’s flat roof and suggested that a gabled roof be installed to help keep water from pooling. Mayor Landon Mathis said the gym roof is “something else among a list of things that we’re going to have to address.” Mathis asked the board last month to begin looking at establishing activities for senior citizens in the old school. The commissioners voted unanimously to seek bids on fixing the gym roof and Potter said he would present a resolution next month on setting the new rental fee schedule. Holland said he would talk with officials of the South Dickson County Basketball League to see if it can help with funding the roof repairs.