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Jellico does business; sets budget workshop

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By Charlotte Underwood

Business of all aspects was discussed at Thursday night’s mayor and aldermen meeting in Jellico.

Aldermen Alvin Evans began the meeting by reporting on the status of the sidewalk cave-in and the prospect of repairs to it.

“Hopefully by next week Mitch Loomis and the engineer will get started,” Evans said.

Evans also asked the board ask for bids on the Walker Road and Green Lee Lane paving project. “Those places are in rough shape,” Evans said.

Town attorney Terry Basista also reported on the Taylor Machine building foreclosure process.

“We’re now able to foreclose on the Taylor Machine building property. We’ll pick a foreclosure date and have a sale,” said Basista to the board.

No date was set at the meeting.

Mayor Forster Baird appointed Joe Coker as the town’s delinquent tax attorney for the 2007 year.

In an attempt to stay ahead on finances, Vice Mayor Mike Johnson asked the board to set an early budget workshop.

“I think we need to go ahead and start working on our budget so we’re not working on it in October; so we’re operating on our new budget,” said Johnson. The budget workshop has been tentatively set for May 14 at 6 p.m.