CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – The Town of Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved the purchase of six body cameras for the police department at last night’s monthly meeting. The town will receive six cameras within the next 30 days, then the cameras will be updated in the next two and half years and again in two and half years. The cameras will cost the town around $6,000 yearly for five years and then decrease to $2,000 at year five. The cameras will have a live feed that can be monitored by the police chief or designee as needed. The police department will also purchase three new cameras for the police cars for $6,014.85.

The board discussed replacing the 2004 F-550 truck in the street department. The truck has begun to have mechanical issues and needs to be replaced since it is used for snow work. The new truck a 2022 F-550 will cost approximately $39,000 for the truck and chassis. The bed for the truck will need to bid out, but the expected cost is $12,000. In other street department business, the board agreed to pay off the garbage truck early for $63,000 saving the town $6,000 in interest.

Two full time hires were approved. Angelita Chapman was hired in the finance administration department. Brett Russell was hired full time in the police department.

A second reading of Ordinance 2021-07 amending the annual operating drug fund for fiscal year July 1, 2020- June 30, 2021, was approved. Resolution 2021-04 authorizing the Town of Caryville to apply for and match the 2021 TDOT Multimodal Access Grant was approved. The grant could possibly be a two phase project, the first phase would go from the Town of Caryville to Dog Creek Rd, the second phase would be start at Elkins Rd and continue to Asbury Park. The monies from the grant would pay for sidewalks that could be utilized by walkers and bicyclists. Resolution 2021-05 Public Entity Partners Driver Safety Matching Grant program was approved; this grant is done yearly.

A Stream Crossing ARAP permit for 141 Luther Seiber Blvd was approved. The Caryville Jacksboro Utilities Commission (CJUC) had requested the town grant them permission to apply for the permit. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/14/2021-6AM)