JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – The Town of Jacksboro began Thursday night’s monthly meeting with citizen concerns about the condition of the street in Judge Asbury Court. Carmen Siraco, a resident of the neighborhood, addressed the board of mayor and aldermen with his concerns.

Siraco alleged the street was not finished by the developer and now the street was beginning to erode and pose a hazard to people living in the subdivision. He asked if the town could do anything about the deteriorating condition of the street. Mayor Shayne Greene told Siraco that the town had not received a completion order of the subdivision from the developer. He continued without the completion order the street is still considered a service road and it’s technically not a town street. Siraco reported that the last house in the subdivision was completed in 2017. Greene requested Siraco come back next month and talk with the town’s attorney.

In other business the board approved an audit contract with Mitchell, Emert and Hill, CPA and a $500 donation to the Louie Bluie Festival.

Purchasing a Dodge Durango with the equipment for $46,454 utilizing ARPA funds was approved.

The fire department will soon have two new auxiliary firemen, Shawn McGlone and Zachary Williams. Also approved for the fire department was four tires and an alignment for Unit 4.

The final business of the night was hiring Matt Owens as building inspector effective July 1. He will replace Gary Byrd who is retiring at the end of the June. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/03/2022-6AM)