Caryville’s Mayor and Board of Aldermen met in its regular monthly meeting Monday evening at Caryville City Hall.  WATCH HERE.The Town of Caryville has a thriving library program. With recent upgrades and programs at the library, space is becoming an issue.    Logan Birdsong, interim library director, spoke to the board about the possibility of purchasing a storage building to house extra items used in the programs. The board discussed what size building would be needed and the availability of funds for the project. After the discussion, it was decided that given the amount of the anticipated purchase, Birdsong could get two quotes on the building and bring them back to the board for approval. In other library business, the board voted to hire Birdsong as library director. She has been filling the position temporarily.

First reading of Ordinance 2019-01 to amend Title 8 of the Town of the Caryville Municipal Code Book was held.  The ordinance allows for beer to be sold starting at 10 am on Sunday, instead of noon. Resolution 2019-01, allowing the town to accept a surplus police car from the Town of Jacksboro, was completed. Caryville will sell the car to Constable Dewey Madison for $1 for his use as constable. Ordinance 2019-02, amending the annual operating budget for fiscal year 2018-19, was completed. The amendment added a line item of professional services to the budget.

Police Chief Brian Keeton asked the board to declare the department’s 2007 Ford Explorer as surplus property, so it could be sold. Keeton requested approval of a road drive at the Elkins Road red light with proceeds benefiting Sheriff’s Deputy Billy White who is battling Leukemia.

Mayor Bobby Stooksbury praised all of the city departments for their hard work and diligence during the recent flooding. We only had one really bad spot at Elkins Road, continued Stooksbury. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 03/12/2019-6AM)