With the Dickson County School Board not including any money for a turning lane on Highway 96 in its proposed budget, Burns Mayor Landon Mathis suggested Tuesday night that the town consider building more baseball fields in its new park instead of a football field. Burns had asked the school board to fund up to $309,000 for the turning lane to serve the new park and a proposed middle school. Both sides have been discussing the need to complete a joint user agreement that would allow the park facilities to be used by the middle school, saving the cost of building the athletic fields. But when the school board did not include any funds for the turning lane, Mathis said the town would make more money off baseball and softball fields. “If it’s not going to be a partnership venture with the school board, when we move forward in other phases, I mean, football’s not profitable to the city. We may look at, in the long-term planning, you know the money’s in your diamonds out there. Maybe scrap the football deal and go with more softball and baseball diamonds,” Mathis said. The town is trying to complete four softball and t-ball fields in phase I of the park, with a baseball field and football field projected in future phases. Burns has a Tennessee Department of Transportation reimbursement grant for construction of the turning lane but must come up with the funds to pay up front. The school board has already pledged $46,000 for engineering and design of the turning lane.