On Thursday night the Jacksboro Board of Mayor and Aldermen began its meeting on a somber note. Mayor Jack Cannon opened the meeting with a moment of silence for Ronnie Weaver a former planning commission member with the town.
The meeting moved swiftly into new business with Police Chief Danny Chapman being recognized by the mayor. After months of discussions and studies as to what could be done about the traffic issue at the intersection of Butter and Egg Road and Sharps Acres, Chapman gave his opinion on the matter. He stated that he felt “there was no feasible solution, if more stop signs were installed it would cause more accidents. Officers have been patrolling the area heavily, issuing citations as well as warnings. With the grade of the road, there is no fix.”
Mayor Cannon and the board agreed with Chapman’s information and decided to table the issue.
In other traffic issues the board discussed the installation of new school zone lights at Jacksboro Middle School. The lights will be placed overhead instead of on the side of the road as they are currently, according to Cannon.
Moving the agenda along the board approved the purchase of 60 tons of road salt at $72 per ton. The board also approved spending $600 for fire prevention badges for the fire department. Cannon opened a discussion about a street department truck that had been wrecked telling the group the frame was bent on the vehicle. The board agreed to use the $3,500 from the insurance company to replace the truck.
This discussion led Alderwoman June Forstner to request that before the next board meeting members take a look at the amount of money being spent on vehicles.
The meeting concluded with the mayor and board members agreeing to purchase a new printer for the city recorder.