CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – Monday night at the monthly meeting of the Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen, three life-saving awards were presented. The first award was presented to Caryville Police Officer James Coffey. Next was Campbell County Sheriff’s Sgt. Tosha Owens receiving her award, and the final award was presented to Cove Lake State Park Ranger Jordan Cross.

The board decided the Santa Tour will be held Sun., Dec. 17, beginning at 1:30pm. The Christmas light contest entries must be received by Fri., Dec. 15, by 5pm. To enter, call 423.562.9478. The first place winner receives $300 while second place gets $200, and third place will receive $100.

Two ordinances had a second reading. They are Ordinance No. 2023-05 to adopt by reference state traffic offenses and rules of the road and Ordinance No. 2023-06 amending the personnel policy. Four ordinances had a first reading beginning with Ordinance No. 2023-07 amending the code of ordinances Title 17 Chapter 1, Refuse and Trash Disposal, next was Ordinance No. 2023-08 amending zoning ordinance reducing lot size from 15,000 to 12,000 square feet, Ordinance No. 2023-09 amending zoning map by changing the zoning for property along Park Rd, Spruce Lane and Falin Lane from R-1 low density residential and MH-1 mobile home park to R-2 medium density residential and Ordinance No. 2023-10 amending the annual operating budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2023, and Ending June 30, 2024.

The board discussed Fire Engine 2 that is for sale. The truck is a 1991 GMC and sold for $7,256 on The board approved applying for the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Volunteer Firefighter Grant.

Michael Baird was hired full-time in the street department. The board approved selling a 2014 Explorer police vehicle on