At last night’s Jacksboro Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting, the fire department received approval to purchase some needed items. TOP PHOTO:  L-R Mattie Lou Nance, J.C. Miller and June Forstner  

On the list was equipment for the training room in the amount of $1,886; a 2.5-inch hydrant gate vale, $264.95; a set of turn out gear that was previously bid out. The only bid received was from Emergency Vehicle Specialty for $2,878. The department requested brush gear, but the items will need to be bid out since the cost is over $2,500.

Police Chief Danny Chapman is currently on leave and Pam Wright has been filling in for him. “The last time she filled in him for him, we gave her an extra dollar on the hour and I would like to do that again,” said Mayor June Forstner. The board was in agreement with the amount.

Forstner said we’ve been making a lot of repairs recently on the heat and air unit in the conference room and office. It would be more cost effective to replace the unit.  The board was in agreement with bidding for a new unit.

Thursday night was Mattie Lou Nance’s last board meeting.  She is not seeking reelection. Forstner thanked her for her service to the town.

In the final business of the night was a discussion about the mobile home parked in the gravel lot on Indian Mound Circle across from the Eagle Market. Codes Enforcement Officer Gary Byrd is working on identifying the owner of the trailers and the property.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 04/05/2019-6AM)