CARYVIKLLE, TN (WLAF) – Last night at the Caryville Board of Mayor Aldermen monthly meeting, Mayor Bobby Stooksbury followed up on a discussion from six months ago.  WATCH the meeting here on demand.

During budget time, Stooksbury discussed the wages and benefits for employees, but the Board of Aldermen did not act at that time. Stooksbury proposed a 50 cents on the hour raise and to pay health insurance at 100 percent. Currently the town pays for 90 percent of the health insurance premium. After a brief discussion, the board agreed to the 50 cent raise and to pay 100 percent of the employee health insurance. Employees who have a family plan will be responsible for paying the difference. The change will be effective Jan. 1, 2021.

The board declared several items as surplus. The first item is fire department equipment the town will donate to Stoney Fork Fire Department and the Campbell County Emergency Management Agency. A tractor and arm mower will be sold on Gov Deals for parts along with a backhoe that needs approximately $10,000 in repairs.  The police department has a 2011 Crown Victoria that it wants to sell for $1 to Johnny Jones. The lettering will need to be removed from the car before Jones takes possession of the vehicle.

Anthony Branam was hired as a full-time police officer. Chief Brian Keeton reported that Branam has done well, has attended some classes and training already. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/15/2020-6AM)