By Linda Thurston

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Water lines, paving and electric work led the list of items approved by the Campbell County Commission on Tuesday night.

The commission voted to close the list of roads to be considered for water lines in the next round of American Rescue Plan Act funding totaling $1.2 million. The projects expected to be included are Mattie Randolph to Pine Hollow; Big Four Road; Melvin Hollow; Pinecrest Road to Reed Lane; Spring View Drive to Haven Lane and Haven Lane/Haven Lane 2; Knox Hollow Road/Old Highway 63 to Haven Lane; Water Street to Flat Hollow Road; Chaska-Stinking Creek Road to Chaska Road-Highway 25 to Chaska Bridge. These funds will be held until the first round of ARPA projects is completed. The first district projects have been delayed, in part, because easements need to be obtained from more than 40 pieces of private property.

The commission also approved the issuance of a $425,000 capital outlay note to fund paving at the solid waste transfer station at a cost of $275,000 and the paving of additional parking at the Lonas Young-White Bridge Park at a cost of  $150,000. The funding will come from a loan from the county general fund to the capital projects fund to be repaid by May 15. Unexpectedly high sales tax revenue will help fund the project.

Also approved was a $12,500 bid from High Point Electric to reroute the 1600-amp electrical entrance out of the roof of the Protect The Force Manufacturing building in Caryville. This building is owned by the county and is leased to Protect The Force.

In other action the commission:

*Voted to support the prisoner board support from the state to at least $47 a day.

*Voted to tie all county mileage reimbursement to the state rate. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/22/2023-6AM)