CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – Monday night the Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen met and approved a $10,000 donation for fencing at the Caryville Cares Playground.  

Alderman Patrick Pebley reported the playground ribbon cutting should be in early May.

Shane Carney with East Tennessee Development District was present to discuss Resolution No. 2023-01 authorizing the submission of a 2023 Community Development Block Grant Program application to fund community revitalization. The grant could bring the city up to $630,000 with an 11 percent match. The board approved applying for the grant. The grant application will be submitted in April, and the town should receive an answer in October.

Caryville Police Officer Albert Kidwell is sworn in on Monday by Chief Freddie Stagnolia.

Police Officer Albert Kidwell and Det. Raymond Surber were hired full- time after fulfilling their 90 day probation period with the Caryville Police Department. Chief Freddie Stagnolia recommended both men.

Caryville Chief of Police Freddie Stagnolia swears in Det. Raymond Surber to the CPD.

Purchasing two sets of turn out gear for the fire department for $4,715.20 was approved.

In the fall of 2022, the board discussed the benefits of paying off some debts and decided to revisit the topic at another time. Last night was that time. The board agreed to pay off $203,537 for paving and a boom mower for the street department. The board also discussed future paving projects that would encompass Butter and Egg Rd, Elkins Rd and Bruce Gap Rd. Paying off the debt will enable the board to pursue the paving projects.

Mayor Bobby Stooksbury reminded those in attendance of the upcoming emergency siren testing on Wed., Feb. 22 at 10:30 am.

The beer board approved a new sublease agreement for Minaben Patel for a beverage permit-on premises consumption and retail carry-out at Quick Stop Market and Deli, 267 John McGhee Blvd. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/14/2023-6AM)