JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – A Neighborhood Watch could be on the horizon for the Town of Jacksboro. Last night Mike Copeland came before the Jacksboro Board of Mayor and Aldermen to express his concerns about the number of people who are roaming the neighborhood around the municipal building at all hours of the night.
Copeland alleged that the individuals were primarily from the “homeless shelter” on Main Street. He also alleged drug and theft activity within the area. He did praise the police department for the work they do, but feels they are understaffed and offered a solution to the issue. Copeland came to the meeting requesting the town establish a Neighborhood Watch to help the police. Mayor Shayne Green requested Police Chief Jeremy Goins check into how to establish a Neighborhood Watch.
Resolution No. 362, the resolution adopts the Campbell County Multi-jurisdictional, All Hazards Mitigation Plan and Resolution No. 363 amending the 2020-21 budget were approved.
The board approved two new hires, Jesse Ferguson as a full-time police officer at an hourly rate of $14.50 and Dylan Leach as a full-time fire fighter at an hourly rate of $10.50.
Green requested permission from the board to get a cost estimate of paving South Street, Spring Street and East Street and to purchase tires for the ton dump truck from Doyle’s Tire Shop for $1,056, the board approved.
Fire Chief Jason Shetterly told the board he planned to test the early warning system on July 15 at 10 am. In case of inclement weather the test will be postponed. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/02/2021-6AM)