JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Last night City Attorney Steve Hurst advised the Town of Jacksboro on how to proceed with issues at the old Spur gasoline station on Main Street.  The building, near First Volunteer Bank, has been torn down, tanks have been removed from the ground and excavation has been done even though a stop work order was issued.

On Aug. 6, Bert Hatmaker and Mark Hudson appeared before the planning commission concerning Hudson’s property, the former Spur station. Hatmaker presented a copy of a map of the property that the planning commission had approved in 2018 (the map was a boundary division survey map).  At this time a stop work order was issued by Codes Enforcement Officer Gary Byrd due to water problems and erosion from the construction site and the filling in of the sewer easement site, and a site plan had not been received for approval by the planning commission, according to the Jacksboro Planning Commission minutes. Hudson and Hatmaker were advised to have a site plan completed and submit to the planning commission for preliminary review.

However, as of Thursday, a site plan had not been submitted to the town.  City Attorney Steve Hurst told the Jacksboro Board of Mayor and Aldermen Thursday night that he was filing an injunction against Hatmaker and Hudson on the city’s behalf.

In administrative matters, the board agreed to have a tree cut down and removed on a city right of way at Teague Lane and Hilltop Drive at the cost of $800. The next item discussed was advertising of bid for paving of Mt. Perkins Lane.  A new computer and monitor will be purchased for the fire department.

Mayor June Forstner thanked Animal Control Officer Dewey Madison for his assistance on School Road where there had been an issue with beavers. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/04/2020-6AM)