JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Alderman Gene Stevens presented the Jacksboro Board of Mayor and Aldermen with a proposed ordinance at last night’s regular monthly meeting. The ordinance detailed the provided use of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) within the city limits of Jacksboro. Stevens explained the intent of his ordinance was so people could enjoy what they’ve been doing for years (referring riding ATVs), and we want them to operate safely. After several minutes of discussion on the ordinance, no action was taken. Stevens asked if the board could have a workshop to discuss the issue. The board agreed, but a date was not set.
In personnel matters, Jacksboro Police Det. Pam Wright’s resignation was approved and is effective July 3. Wright told WLAF, “After 15 years of service (in law enforcement), it was time to move on, and I have to a bigger and better opportunity.”
Cody Chapman was hired as a detective sgt. at $16 an hour. Alderman Shayne Green pointed out that Franklin Ayers was recently promoted to sergeant and suggested his hourly wage be moved to $16. The board approved this unanimously. Green then requested Austin North, with the street department, have his hourly wage increased to $10. After a brief of discussion of his good work ethic, the raise was approved.
Resolution 355 amending the budget for fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, was approved. The board approved the purchase of a new police car through a state contract. The money for the police cruiser was allocated in the 2019-20 budget. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/12/2019-6AM)