In a special called workshop last week, Jordan Rockwell, with the East Tennessee Development District, presented annexation information to the council. The council discussed the possibility of annexing property on Old Jacksboro Pike and the subdivision behind CVS. At last night’s council meeting, Gary Rogers (pictured above) spoke to the council on behalf of the Kensington Estate residents. Rogers came with a petition signed by the residents who are objecting to the annexation.   WATCH HERE

Council members discussed at last week’s workshop compensating Mayor Mike Stanfield for the extra work he did while City Administrator Jimmy Jeffries was on leave. Last night, council continued the discussion of compensating Stanfield. Councilman Joe Bolinger suggested that the council approve a one-time payment of $1,500. After some discussion on how the payment would be handled, it was decided that the discussion would be tabled until City Attorney Reid Troutman could consult with MTAS.

Several resolutions were discussed at last night’s meeting.

Resolution 2018-06 amending the City of LaFollette code regarding fireworks was given a first reading. The amendment will allow for the sale of fireworks inside the city.

Resolution 2018-16 authorizing the City of LaFollette to participate in TML Risk Management Pool (Safety Partners) Loss Control Matching Grant Program was approved.

Resolution 2018-17 amending the 2018-19 budget in the amount of $107,842.21 and Resolution 2018-19 that provides payment in lieu of taxes on the property and operations of the electric systems owned and operated by incorporated cities was approved.

Council approved the purchase of a service truck from LUB for $1,000.

In the final business of the evening Jordan Huskey was promoted to full-time patrolman at the salary of $29,437.40 effective Aug. 18. He has been employed part-time for the past four months and has worked all shifts.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/08/2018-6AM)