JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Last night the Town of Jacksboro met in regular monthly session. Mayor June Forstner reported to the board how garbage pick up has been affected since COVID began.

The volume of garbage being picked up on Monday has increased substantially leaving some homes not serviced on pick up day and rolling into the next day. The town is looking at a way to resolve the issue. Forstner told the board residents on Mt. Perkins and Hilltop drive continue to deal with bear issues. The board approved the installation of a streetlight on Hilltop drive.

Shop with a Cop will host a roadblock on Sat., Nov. 21. Shop with a Cop will be held on three nights this year, Dec. 9, 10 and 11.

Employee’s will receive a Christmas bonus/longevity pay. Full time employees will receive $300 plus $25 for each year they have been employed; part time employees will receive $150 and employees working less than 1000 hours will receive $75. 

The police department had several items on the agenda. The department sold a 2012 Dodge Charger on Govdeals for $5,900. Next up was the hiring of Alan Bumgartner as a full-time officer. Lastly, the department has received a grant from the Tennessee Highway Safety Office and will purchase a desktop computer.

Discussion of possibly purchasing a metal building to store equipment for the street department rounded out the agenda. The purchase will need to be bid out should the town decide to move forward with the building. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 11/06/2020-6AM)

One Reply to “Garbage issues plague Town of Jacksboro”

  1. The garbage issue in the Town of Jacksboro has nothing to do with Covid19. There have been garbage issues for a long time before we ever heard of Covid19. I have emailed the mayor and called the town office several times. Their excuse is always someone was out sick or somebody quit. We pay for garbage pickup and residential pickup day is on Mondays. It’s no fun to wake up on Tuesday morning and your garbage is strewn all over the driveway. If they can’t pick up less than 3 square miles of garbage in 8 hours, well something ain’t right. I would suggest a couple of options. Pay the men overtime to get the job done the designated day or if it takes a day and a half to pick it up, then adjust the pickup schedule.

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