The John McGhee Industrial Park could have a new occupant soon.  WATCH THE MEETING HERE.

The Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen discussed at last night’s meeting a two-part waiver for Curtis Lane. Lane has purchased three acres in the John McGhee Industrial Park and wants to build a block building with three roll up bay doors. The building will house safety supplies for an Internet based business. Lane had previously voiced concerns about the additional $18,000 he will have to spend for a structural engineer. He would also need a licensed contractor to oversee the project. The board discussed granting Lane a waiver for the structural engineer and allowing him to submit his plans without the stamp of a structural engineer. The board agreed to the waiver for Lane and he can now apply for a building permit and go in front of the planning commission with his plans.

Mayor Robert Stooksbury discussed the storage buildings behind city hall. Stooksbury said some of the buildings are deteriorating and need to be replaced. He requested that staff clean out what they can and discard what items they can.

Town Attorney Kathy Parrott spoke with the board about the renewal of its agreement with Comcast to provide services inside the city. The agreement is good for 10 years.

Parrott asked the board if it was aware of any areas inside the city that did not have access to Comcast. One of the areas discussed was Bearwallow.  The board was unsure of any other areas.

A second reading of Ordinance 2018-09 amending the annual operating budget for 2018-19 in the amount of $8,000 was approved.

Stooksbury told the board Halloween will be observed county wide on Oct. 27 instead of Oct. 31, and Caryville will have trunk or treat CORRECTED at the ball field across from Shoney’s at Caryville from 5 pm to 8 pm. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/11/2018-12:28PM)