Jacksboro makes plans for budget planning

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By Natasha LaFayette



The Jacksboro Board of Mayor and Aldermen has scheduled multiple workshops and special called meetings for budget approval.

While revenues were lower this year with the closing of Goody’s Department store, Jacksboro Mayor Jack Cannon said the board made preparations in the budget to decrease expenses.

Tonight, starting at 5:30 p.m. the board will meet to review a proposed budget. A meeting following the workshop will be held to approve the budget in its first and second reading.

“It should be approved but it doesn’t have to be,” said Cannon about the budget approval before the June 30 deadline.

The final reading of the budget is planned for June 30, according to Cannon.

While the budget seems to be looming on every municipality’s agendas, Jacksboro has plans of reviewing several personnel policies in the coming weeks as well.

According to the board, both the drug policy and policy on door-to-door solicitation will be reviewed in the coming workshop meetings. In addition to the two policies set for discussion, town attorney Steve Hurst also suggested review of the town’s policy on protesting

In other business, the board of mayor and aldermen approved spending about $280 for two small air conditioners for the fire department at last Thursday’s meeting.

Carville-Jacksboro Utility Commission General Manager Frank Wallace addressed the board about the approval of a resolution to implement a phase II in the wastewater plant project. The board approved the resolution during the meeting.

Another item approved by the board was the request by the rescue squad to hold a fundraiser roadblock in August in downtown Jacksboro.