CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – The Town of Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen met Monday night and worked through a lengthy agenda.

Two proposals for the 2022-23 fiscal year were received from auditing firms. The first firm HHM quoted a cost of $11,500, the second firm Mitchell, Emert and Hill quoted a cost of $21,300. After some discussion of services offered, the board decided to move forward with Mitchell, Emert and Hill.

Ordinance 2023-04 amending the annual operating budget for the fiscal year 2022-23 was passed on the second reading. One bid was received for paving for $410,088 from Rogers Group. The board agreed to have the city recorder to start the loan process for paving.

Discussion of the legal service agreement with the town’s attorney Adam Bullock was tabled until September due to Mayor Bobby Stooksbury and Aldermen Lloyd Lawson being absent.

Public works director David Muse would like for the town to have a garbage ordinance. The board agreed to setting a workshop to discuss an ordinance. The date will be announced once it’s confirmed with all members of the board.

Advertising for bids for the police department was approved. The department is requesting to advertise for bids for equipment for a new 2023 Dodge Durango and the Violent Crime Grant items, crime scene trailer and equipment; stop sticks; Axon tasers; ballistic helmets and plate vest and fuming chamber. The next item for the police department was purchasing duty weapons and radars through a state contract. The weapons would cost $3,888 with a trade in of $2,650 leaving the department $1,238 to pay out of pocket.

One bid was received for the fire department bay doors. The bid was from Overhead Door Company for $20,910, and the bid was approved.

The board approved a $1,000 donation to the Imagination Library. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED-08/15/2023-6AM)