CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – Last month at the Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen monthly meeting, the police department was on the agenda for a new car, but no action was taken.

Last night, the police car was on the agenda again. The new car would replace a car that was recently wrecked. The town has received funds from the insurance company to put toward the purchase of another car but would still need to finance the remaining balance. The department currently employees six officers and has seven cars, one that needs to be replaced due to the age of the vehicle.  After a brief discussion, the board voted on the purchase of the vehicle. The motion failed.

Mayor Bobby Stooksbury addressed the reopening of Asbury Park in the Spring. The board agreed unanimously to reopen the park but will post signage encouraging social distancing and masks to be worn in the dugout.

The street department received one bid for a new arm mower from Chambers American Products for $156,500. The department recently sold as surplus two tractors and a backhoe, earning $34,600 toward the purchase of the new arm mower. The board agreed to borrow $121,900 from a local bank with an interest rate of 2.9%. The loan will be repaid with monthly payments.

A second reading of Ordinance No. 2021-01 repealing ordinance 2007-01 and replacing the personnel policy for the Town of Caryville was passed. Ordinance No. 2021-02 amending the annual operating budget for the fiscal year 2019-2020 had its second reading and was also passed. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/09/2021-6AM)