TOP PHOTO: The Campbell County Commission met in its regular monthly meeting on Monday evening at the courthouse at Jacksboro.
By Charlotte Underwood
JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – The Campbell County Commission met Monday evening, approving multiple agenda items including an interlocal agreement between the county and Jellico regarding waste management.
Other agenda items included several payment processing agreements, as well as the realignment of TCAT funding for county EMS employees to further their education.
Commissioner David Adkins had brought the interlocal agreement with Jellico before the commission at last week’s workshop, saying currently Jellico takes its waste to Whitley County, Ky, but wanted to return to bringing it to the county landfill.
With the agreement, they have a 600 ton cap and will transport their own waste. After 600 tons, they will pay the county $45 dollar a ton.
Also approved was a merchant/debit agreement for the environmental services so that debit and credit cards can be accepted at the sanitation station.
Commissioners also approved to realign TCAT funding to be used by current EMS employees to extend their education.
According to Commissioner Rusty Orick, a couple of years ago, the county had set funding aside to entice younger people into the program; the state has since stepped in and provided funding.
Several employees with the county EMS will attend higher certification courses using these funds.
“Five of our employees are wanting to extend their education, and this will make our employees better,” Orick said.
Other items voted on by commissioners included the approval to auction surplus items for the Veteran’s Affairs office, as well as the road department.
A commercial appraisal and the sale of the PTF building was approved. The funds from sale will be placed in the industrial fund if it sells. The PTF building is a county owned building across from the National Guard Amory located in the back of the industrial park.
“This is just an intention to get the ball rolling on the sale of the building and property; there’s a lot left to be done,” said Commissioner Orick.
Final business approved was for the sheriff’s department to implement building upgrades using grant funding. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/18/2023-6AM)