TOP PHOTO: County Commissioner Dewayne Baird proposed the use of the opioid settlement funds to be used for recreational development which passed by a 12 to 1 vote. Tyler King cast the lone no vote with Lisa Lester and Whit Goins not in attendance.
By Lindsey Hutson
JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – The March Campbell County Commission meeting began with a moment of silence in memory of recently lost loved ones in the Vanover and Lester families. Daniel Vanover, son of Deputy Mayor John Vanover, died March 15, and the mother of Commissioner Lisa Lester, Vinnie Stanfield, died March 16. Watch the meeting HERE on demand from WLAF.
The meeting on Monday night was cut and dried, quick meeting with only five commissioners bringing forth motions. The motion everyone was in suspense about, however, was from Dewayne Baird.
At the last meeting, Commissioner Dewayne Baird proposed spending $780,000 for undeveloped property to be used for recreational purposes and using funds from the opioid settlement to pay for recreational development. HERE is a related story surrounding Baird’s motion.
Baird proposed delaying the purchase of the land until a TDEC (Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation) opinion can be obtained.
His second proposal was for the use of the opioid settlement funds to be used for recreational development which passed by a 12 to 1 vote. Tyler King cast the lone no vote with Lisa Lester and Whit Goins not in attendance. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 03/22/2022-6AM)