In less than 20 minutes and with three members missing, the Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen completed its regular monthly meeting.

With more rain in the forecast, Aldermen Beth Lawson pointed out the water issue near Hwy 63 and Bruce’s Gap Rd. “At times, the water is out in the road,” said Beth Lawson. Aldermen Lloyd Lawson said that he had met with County Road Superintendent Ron Dilbeck a couple of years ago about the issue. At that time, it was decided a tile could be put in to allow the water to drain into a nearby creek, said Lloyd Lawson. After a brief discussion Lloyd Lawson said he would follow up with Dilbeck about the issue.

Aldermen Vickie Heatherly and Beth Lawson gave an update on the proposed park project near the old Caryville School. Tentatively on Wednesday, March 6 at 10 am, an open meeting will be held to get community input on the project. The board agreed to sign a letter of intent to move forward with applying for a grant for a walking trail at the proposed park.

In the final business of the night, Aldermen Vickie Heatherly shared the praise she has received from citizens about the good job the police department is doing. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/20/2019-6AM)