The City of LaFollette is giving some of its employees Fridays off.

At Tuesday night’s City of LaFollette council meeting, the topic of a four-day work week was discussed.  WATCH HERE

Council member Ann Thompson made a motion for the city to try the plan for six months and see if it would work.

Thompson proposed at last week’s workshop that employees alternate Fridays off. Under this suggestion, employees would work still work their allotted 80 hours. Mayor Mike Stanfield was again quick to reply this has been tried in the past, it didn’t work then, and it won’t work now. Council member Lonnie Wilson also agreed the city should try the schedule for six months and see how it works; all council members agreed. Department heads will be responsible for monitoring employees for their compliance to the new schedule.

The new work week will apply to public works employees and office personnel only.

Mike Suttles was promoted from part-time to full-time status with the public works department at a salary of $21,638.24 beginning July 7.

Resolution 2018-15 clarifying the eligibility requirements of city employee dependents for group health insurance was passed.

Stanfield told council he had gone out Monday with a representative of Rogers Group to look at the roads they have paved. Stanfield said eight of the streets that were paved, needed some work and Rogers Group agreed to come back to complete the work. Stanfield went on to say he had released the final check to Rogers Group for their work.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation will be paving from Charley’s Pizza to traffic light #10 (Cumberland Avenue) beginning in mid-August. Sidewalk repairs will be done prior to the paving, which is scheduled to be done during the overnight hours.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/05/2018-6AM)