TOP PHOTO: Caryville City Recorder Trecia Kindred swears in Freddie Stagnolia as the new chief of police for the Town of Caryville.

CARYVILLE, YN (WLAF) – The Town of Caryville has a new police chief. Last night at the regular monthly meeting of the Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen, the board voted to hire Freddie Stagnolia as police chief. The second candidate for the position was Assistant Chief Michael Owens. Aldermen Patrick Pebley said “Both candidates had impeccable resumes and gave impeccable interviews.”

Bids for police vehicle equipment and installation on a 2022 Dodge Durango and 2020 F150 vehicle were discussed. The bid was awarded to On Duty Depot for $11,016. A second bid was discussed for a salt spreader and spinner/chute assembly. The bid was awarded to Douglas J. Gieser doing business as Geiser Services for $7,849. The board also discussed getting quotes on a new fire truck, and Aldermen Eric Jones was given the green light for seeking quotes. Jones explained the funds from the fire protection fund could be used to pay for the fire truck.

Resolution 2022-07 was approved. The resolution transfers $848,535 state designated ARP allocation to the Town of Jacksboro on behalf of the Caryville Jacksboro Utilities Commission to be used for needed improvements to the undersized force main from Elkins Road to the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

In final business of the night, the board discussed ARPA funds. Jones requested the town utilize the funds to add an additional bay to the fire station located at the municipal building in Caryville.  After a brief discussion it was decided the board would continue the discussion at a later date. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/13/2022-6AM)