Unable to come to an agreement on what to do about its unfinished new park Monday night, the Burns Board of Commissioners will have another special session in two weeks to continue discussions. The discussion on how to come up with the money to finish the park’s first phase Monday night turned into finger-pointing at the town’s past administration while the current commissioners even discussed the possibility of abandoning the project. Mayor Landon Mathis said not completing the first phase of the park could hurt the town’s chances of getting any future grants because it would assess points against Burns for being in default on its current Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation grant for the park. “It’s either pay now or pay from now on,” Mathis said. Vice Mayor Steven Hayes said every citizen in the town of Burns has been lied to when the previous administration said the park project would not cost a dime of taxpayers’ money and the town would not be obligated to complete the project. “It’s time to pull our big boy britches up and do something,” Hayes said. Commissioner Ed “Shot” Grove said the town doesn’t need the park and he will not support spending a penny of taxpayers’ money on the project. Commissioner Chris Holland, the only remaining commissioner who supported the park project from the beginning, showed he is still in disagreement with the board’s decision to close its skatepark. “Y’all gave away the skatepark, I’m going to stay out of it,” Holland said when Mathis asked for recommendations on how to proceed with finishing the new park. Parks Director Chris Ward presented an estimate of $225,000 to finish the elements of the first phase, including lighting two ballfields. But Mathis said if four fields are not completed, the park will not be viable for softball and baseball tournaments, which would produce revenue the town needs to finish the project. “You might as well not fool with it,” Mathis said. Because of the agreement with TDEC for the grant, the site only can be used for recreational purposes, according to town attorney Tim Potter. “We’re stuck with it,” Mathis said. Potter told the board Monday night that the most efficient way to finish the project is to contract with a professional service to evaluate the park’s needs and make a recommendation of what needs to be done, then borrow the money to finish the park. Unable to generate any meaningful discussion toward a solution, Mathis suggested the commission table its discussion until a called session of the commission in two weeks. No specific time or date for that meeting was announced Monday night.