Burns Commissioner Chris Holland says he contacted Dickson County School Board member Josh Lewis but denies asking him not to support the town’s request for funds for a turning lane from the school system. At Monday night’s Board of Commissioners meeting, Vice Mayor Steven Hayes questioned actions by commissioners whom he said are taking town business into their own hands in contradiction to commission votes. “Why are some of us going out and trying to diminish what we are trying to accomplish, not ever agreeing or supporting our plan for completion,” Hayes asked without identifying anyone specifically. Mayor Landon Mathis was more direct in asking who had contacted Lewis after the school board member said last week he had been called by a Burns commissioner. Commissioner Bill Allen said while each commissioner is entitled to his own opinion, he could be working against the town’s goals. “Talking to the school board is an individual’s right, but, in my mind, when you’re trying to sabotage what you’re trying to accomplish it may not be the right way to do it,” Allen said. Holland said he discussed the request with Lewis, telling him he doesn’t think Burns can afford the turning lane and the completion of the park, but denies asking him not to support the mayor’s request for funds. Holland said Lewis told him a turning lane is needed more in White Bluff because there isn’t a school yet in Burns. “I never told him anything about not voting for it,” Holland said. Burns is waiting for the school board to decide on its request for $400,000 for the turning lane project while the school board is waiting to get a timeframe from the county on when a new middle school might be built.