County bridge to honor Clyde Lynch for service


The Williamson County Highway Commission has approved up to $780,000 in capital funds for the 2014-2015 highway department budget and $50,000 more for paving expenses.

The Williamson County Highway Commission has approved up to $780,000 in capital funds for the 2014-2015 highway department budget and $50,000 more for paving expenses.

Commissioners on Wednesday also approved an interlocal agreement between the county and the City of Fairview for work on municipal roads, for which Fairview will reimburse the county. The county has similar agreements with the towns of Nolensville and Thompson’s Station.

A bridge-naming ceremony scheduled for Aug. 5 will commemorate the late longtime County Commissioner Clyde Lynch for his years of public service to the county. The bridge is at Arno Road and Carothers Road and crosses the Harpeth River, not far from his College Grove farm.

Lynch served the county commission for 37 years, was selected as Citizen of the Year by Civitan International and honored by the Franklin Chamber of Commerce. He died at age 84 in February 2014.

The commission also approved Patterson Company to connect an existing stub at the end of Lorena Court for proposed subdivision Watkins Creek in Franklin.

A street closing for a Silver Stream subdivision block party on July 5 received commission authorization on several conditions.

Resident Tim Hicks requested street closure between Grand Street and Nolita Court from noon-10 p.m. that day in the county subdivision, which is in the Nolensville community.

Because the annual event features food trucks, the commission insisted insurance be secured prior to the party. Other conditions require the neighborhood to create a barricade to rope off traffic as well as notify emergency services.

Hicks said the street closures will only affect about 10 percent of the subdivision.

Chad Collier of Collier Engineering updated the commission on the progress of Old Natchez Trace improvements.

“We’re working on the retaining wall and speaking to a property owner about easements,†Collier said, referring to Moran Road where a bridge is underway.

Jessica Pace covers Williamson County, Williamson County Schools and the Town of Nolensville for BrentWord Communications. Contact her at jess@brentwoodhomepage.com or follow her on Twitter @Jess_Marie_Pace.

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