Paving projects in the Town of Jacksboro were put on hold at last night’s meeting. Mayor June Forstner told the board that currently there’s $75,000 in the budget for paving, but paving projects will total about $125,000.

Forstner updated the board on the status of the mower they recently agreed to purchase under state contract. At the time of purchase, delivery was promised in October. Forstner said she had been contacted by the hauling company who estimates delivery by Tuesday.

Street department employees could soon have rented uniforms. Forstner said she had talked with the National Joint Powers Alliance about the uniforms. City Attorney Steve Hurst requested before the mayor sign a contract, he be allowed to look at it first.

The fire department is selling surplus equipment. The board discussed with Fire Chief Jason Shetterly the current offer they have of $1,500 from the Ridgewood Fire Department. The equipment is valued at $2,500.  Shetterly said he would like to go ahead with the offer from Ridgewood. The board agreed to purchase batteries, lights and other needed supplies for the fire department for $1,500.

Police Officer Justin Crabtree’s resignation was accepted.  Forstner said Chief Danny Chapman was looking for a replacement.

The second reading of Ordinance 118 was Thursday night.  That finalized an amendment to the Fireworks Ordinance. Ordinance 118 changes the retail fireworks permit to $750.

In the final business of the evening, the board decided employee Christmas bonuses will follow the same structure as last year. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 11/02/2018-6AM)