CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – Alderwoman Vickie Heatherly made a motion at last night’s monthly meeting of the Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen to mark all equipment and vehicles owned by the city.

Heatherly expressed concern that the town had purchased a lot of new equipment and vehicles recently, and they needed to be marked.  The street department has marked its new tractor. The fire department has its new equipment marked except the recently purchased trailer which is waiting for the company to come out to do the lettering on it. The police department has made progress on getting its vehicles marked and equipped. However, they have experienced delays in getting the equipment delivered to complete the patrol cars. As the discussion continued, Heatherly made a motion that all police vehicles be marked including the chiefs. Alderman Eric Smith said he was opposed to marking the chief’s vehicle. The motion failed due to three aldermen voting yes and three no. The mayor was absent from the meeting.

Halloween will be observed on Sat., Oct. 30 from 5-8 pm. Caryville will host a drive thru trick or treating event this year as it did last year.

Two items on the agenda were tabled until the November meeting; sealed bids for paving were not in yet and the town is still looking for a contractor to give an estimate on the upgrades to the municipal building.

The board agreed to apply for the Public Entity Partners Property Conservation Matching Grant. The town applied for the grant last year but did not receive it. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 10/12/2021-6AM)