Commission weighs in on drainage problem

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By Jennifer Caldwell

Campbell County Planning Commissioners proved they are available to serve the public, when they acted as a sounding board for a concerned citizen on Monday evening.

Jacksboro resident Amy Morris appeared before the planning commission to voice concerns about drainage on her Island Ford Road property.

Morris, who owns eight acres across from Ali Lane, said she noticed the problem shortly after she purchased and cleaned up the property.

According to Morris heavy rains bring gushing waters to her land via a pipe that runs beside her driveway.

“There is a problem with the drainage coming to my field,” Morris said.

The massive volume of water, Morris said often stands in her field for several days after a substantial rainfall and creates problems for the horses and other pets on the property.

 While the group was uncertain who has jurisdiction over the area, it was determined that the planning commission would attempt to help Morris get some relief by contacting Road Superintendent Dennis Potter and Caryville-Jacksboro Utilities Commission Manger Frank Wallace to explore possible solutions.