Concerned citizens were present for last night’s Jacksboro Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting again.    Last month, Travis Shelton read a prepared statement to the board that requested opening streets inside the town to ATVs. He also had a petition he presented to the board with signatures of citizens who were in agreement with him.

Shelton returned Thursday night for an update on the issue. Mayor June Forstner told a packed audience the board was working on the issue. Forstner has contacted MTAS about opening the roads and is currently waiting on an answer.

Another concerned citizen made a return trip to the board, after waiting 16 months for a resolution. Terry Heatherly wanted a progress update on the intersection at Sharp Acres.  Forstner said the town was waiting on the weather before they could start working on the matter.  Heatherly said, “It appeared the town wasn’t making citizens safety a priority.”

In other business, Forstner read a letter from Police Chief Danny Chapman that promoted Franklin Ayers to sergeant. The letter praised Ayers for his hard work with the department. The board approved making some old monitors from the library, a police car and a tractor that cannot be repaired as surplus property. Ordinance #119 was approved changing the fee for a parking ticket from $3 to $25 per offense. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/08/2019-6AM)