TOP PHOTO: The County Commission held its monthly workshop on Monday, discussing upcoming agenda items, including the sale of property owned by the county, as well as a resolution regarding an adventure tourism designation; other business.

By Charlotte Underwood

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – The Campbell County Commission held its monthly workshop on Monday, discussing upcoming agenda items, including the sale of property owned by the county, as well as a resolution regarding an adventure tourism designation for the Wildlife Management Area.

County Mayor Jack Lynch spoke to commissioners about a resolution to reapply for the Wildlife Management Area to be recognized as an adventure tourism area by the state. The designation was previously in place but did not get re- applied for in 2020.

“We need a resolution from this body authorizing adventure tourism in the district, as well as a parcel map of the proposed district,” Lynch said.

Commissioner Dewayne Baird said he would carry the resolution to be voted on at next Monday’s meeting.

The County Mayor also announced an upcoming Job Fair Thursday, November 2, at Woodson’s Mall. 

At next Monday’s meeting, Commissioner Rusty Orick will once again be discussing Building and Grounds issues about the PTF building sale and the property it sits on.

Previously, the Building and Grounds committee decided to split the property into two parcels. The parcel containing the building is 4.2 acres and was declared as surplus. The county will retain the remaining 3.8 acres on top of the hill. The PTF building and property are located across from the National Guard Armory in the very back of the McGhee Industrial Park and owned by the county. The name PTF comes from a former tenant’s business name.

Also on next week’s agenda will be discussion on other properties that the county may have for sale from the delinquent tax sale.

“Whenever they have these delinquent tax sales, the county is required to put in a bid to cover the taxes. Not often, but sometimes if no one else bids on them the county ends up with those properties. For those properties, it is a different method of selling them. There is a process; they have to go through the county mayor’s office,” said County Attorney Joe Coker, who said there were about five properties that will need to be sold.

Insurance and Personnel issues may be discussed at next week’s meeting as well.

Other matters that will be on next week’s agenda include EMA services and the surplus of a 2006 Ford Crown Vic, 911 road additions and changes as well as a contract for East Tennesee Development District local planning advisory services.

Final business that will be voted on next week will be a contract with Coca-Cola for the Campbell County School Board. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 10/10/2023-6AM)