TOP PHOTO: County Commissioner Dewayne “Mailman” Kitts looks on while a guest speaker addresses the commission at Monday’s workshop.

By Charlotte Underwood

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – The Campbell County Budget and Finance Committee approved budget amendments 1-1 through 1-7 on Monday evening.

Budget amendments included two for the Campbell County School Board. Both were for the realignment of funds, one to cover a portion of the cost for security camera upgrades at Caryville Elementary School and the other realignment was to cover additional medical insurance requirements.

Another amendment was regarding the county receiving funds from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Dangerous Drugs Task Force’s Anti-Heroin Task Force. The funds are to be used for overtime wages for law enforcement up to $13,200 per employee.

Also approved was the re-allocation of $500,000 in ARPA funds to water line projects. The funds had been allocated for the purchase of ambulances, but due to the fact that production of ambulances has once again been delayed, the ARPA funds have to be spent or returned to the federal government by a certain time. To keep from losing the money, the county will redirect the funds for waterline projects with the LaFollette Utility Board.

Other amendments included one for the highway department for proceeds that the county received from the sale of the asphalt paver to Morgan County, as well as an amendment regarding an environmental impact review for the runway approach clearing being considered at the airport. The amendment will be to utilize $1,250 of airport improvement grant funds for this review. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 01/09/2024-6AM)