JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Last night, Jacksboro Board of Mayor Aldermen met at the town’s municipal meeting with a light agenda.

Communications from Mayor June Forstner revealed a new neighbor is coming to Main Street near the traffic light.  Forstner read a letter from the planning commission that stated Pinnacle Resource Center had requested permission to open a Pinnacle Resource Center Campus Extension. The letter stated that services would be provided to help families and individuals by providing emergency shelter, food, clothing and social assistance to the indigent persons in the area. The center would not be a co-ed facility allowing only males and no more than 15 at a time. Parking for the center would be behind the building and tenants in the apartments above will be allowed to continue to stay.

A letter from Lansden Hill at Pyro Shows was then read thanking the town for its support and the fire department for its assistance during the June fireworks show. Hill detailed in his letter the cost for a seven-minute show next June, should the town want to participate. The cost would be $1,850 and the board agreed to move forward with the show.

In police department business, the board accepted the resignation of Police Officer Zachary Wright and approved the hiring of John Minor. Chief Jeremy Goins requested permission from the board to declare a 2014 F350 as surplus property to be sold on Gov.Deals. The truck was seized in a February drug arrest by Officer Franklin Ayers and the police department was awarded the truck by criminal court. The department has a patrol car it wanted to place on the same site, the board agreed to the sales.

Next up was the fire department business. The board accepted the resignation of full time Fireman Dylan Leach and agreed to let him work in an auxiliary position. Service work that is done every two years on the fire trucks is due, and the cost of the service is $1,600.

In the final business of the night, Resolution No. 359, budget amendments for the 2019-20 fiscal year were approved.

Forstner reminded everyone that fireworks can only be shot inside the town between July 1 and 4 between the hours of 10 am and 10:30 pm. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/03/2020-6AM)