CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – Monday night, the Town of Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen met with a light agenda.  Watch the meeting HERE on demand.

Codes Enforcement Officer Lisa Crumpley  shared with the board what she has been working on recently.  Ten violations have been issued mostly in the commercial area on Main Street. The aldermen thanked her for her work and being present at last night’s meeting.

Vehicles for the police department and street department sparked a lot of discussion. The police department requested to purchase a patrol car using money from the general fund. Police Chief Brian Keeton brought three options before the board ranging in price from $33,000 to $40,000 equipped  Before the board voted on a car, it opened the discussion on purchasing a recycling truck for the street department at a purchase price of $24,270 for the truck. After some discussion, it was decided the board would fund both purchases. The police department will purchase a 2021 Ford Explorer equipped with a price of tag of $40,000. However, the police department will only receive $24,270 from the general fund with the remaining balance coming out of the drug fund.

Ordinance 2020-02 amending the annual operating budget for fiscal year 2019-2020 had its second reading.

Mayor Bobby Stooksbury reminded citizens that census takers will be going door to door beginning Tuesday (today). Stooksbury explained that all workers will be maintaining a six-foot distance, wear masks and have appropriate identification with them.  He encouraged everyone to participate in the census.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/11/2020-6AM)