JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) –    The Joint Economic Community Development Board (JECDB) discussed its budget online via Zoom on Thursday evening.

The board approved its budget of $101,790 for the upcoming fiscal year.

Items on the agenda included a request for $5,000 from the Spay Campbell County organization. After discussion, board members recalled that they had previously decided to direct these types of non-profit requests to the Campbell County Enhancement Fund that is a non-profit foundation working under the guidance of the East Tennessee Foundation.  “Doing it this way takes care of our community development part of the mission,” JECDB member Jay Willoughby said. “We are to enhance the economic growth of the county, but we need to direct them to the Campbell County Enhancement Fund. That is the type of grants that they do,” said Kenny Baird, JECDB member.

The board approved to appropriate $10,000 to go to the Campbell County Enhancement Fund.  Spay Campbell County was directed to seek those funds from that organization.

Board members also discussed the Celebrate Campbell County fireworks display that took place last Friday.  According to Mayor E.L. Morton, Lansden Hill of Pyro Shows, who sponsored the show, has offered to make it a yearly event if the county and local municipalities want to match costs.  This item will be on the agenda for more discussion and a vote at the next meeting.

Other items that will be carried over to the agenda for the next meeting will include discussion on the Campbell County fishing tournament invoice, replacing the Erschell Collins Industrial Park sign and a permanent sign at the Jacksboro city limits. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/12/2020-6AM)