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Jacksboro meeting is full of bull talk

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Jacksboro meeting is full of bull talk

By Nancy Bright, TYPESETTER

 

      Last Thursday night the Jacksboro Board of Mayor and Aldermen had to discuss a rather meaty subject- the escape of a bull. Before the meeting began Mayor Jack Cannon summoned town attorney Steve Hurst and the board members to discuss a legal matter. Waiting until the final business of the night Cannon then revealed the legal matter. Cannon opened a discussion about a bull that had been running loose in Jacksboro recently causing damage. An individual was able to catch the bull and has been caring for the bull; he would like to keep the animal if the owner does not come forward, according to Cannon. Hurst advised the board that at this time the animal belongs to the caretaker until the owner comes forward. He also advised the board that the original owner, if found, would be responsible for the damage the animal had done as well as the feed bill to the caretaker. “We will run a notice in the newspaper about the bull to attempt to discover who the owner is” said Cannon. Other business included approving an application for ARAP by the CJUC on Griffith Lane to alleviate a water problem for a property owner. Cannon also announced the board would hold a budget workshop on June 15 at 5:30 p.m. followed by a budget meeting and first reading, the second reading will be held at the regular July meeting. Cannon introduced estimates received from Lky-Nu for $2,908.55 and Jacksboro Body Shop for $2,817.10 for repairs on police vehicle that was damaged in a recent accident. The board awarded the bid to Jacksboro Body Shop with Councilman Avery Burden, owner of Jacksboro Body Shop, abstaining from the vote.