CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – At last night’s monthly meeting of the Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen Mayor Bobby Stooksbury announced to the board that work is nearing completion on the mountain. Stooksbury was referencing the road construction between exit 134 and exit 141, he told the board milling and paving on the southbound side of the interstate should be completed by the end of the week.

The mayor also announced that the Caryville Cares Playground received a $10,000 donation from Peoples Bank of the South.

Four ordinances had a second reading beginning with Ordinance 2022-01 amending the annual operating budget for the fiscal year 2021-22. Ordinance 2022-02 adopting by reference state traffic offenses and rules of the road. The law was recently amended pertaining to the adoption of state laws by municipalities by reference changing the statue under which such adoption is made and by further specifying that only Class C misdemeanors may be adopted by municipalities and enforced as municipal ordinance violations. This changes which court the citation may be heard in as well, changing from general sessions court to municipal court. Ordinance 2022-03 amending Title 3, Chapter 2, Section 3-202 establishing reasonable court costs, this will change court costs. The cost is currently $55, making The Town of Caryville the second lowest court cost in the state. The new fee will be $110 and Ordinance 2022-04 amending Title 3, Chapter 2 of the Municipal Code to adopt electronic citation regulations and fees. This will allow the town to collect $5 per citation that results in a conviction.

Resolution 2022-03 for ARPA funds was approved, Stooksbury explained the resolution puts the plan in a proper form.

In final business, the board approved a road drive fundraiser at Eagle Rock Campground on Memorial weekend, this is an annual fundraiser for the La Follette Rescue Squad. The campground is off Exit 141 on Luther Siebers Blvd. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 05/10/2022-6AM)