In less than 30 minutes, the City of LaFollette started and finished the monthly workshop on Monday afternoon.  On the agenda for next week’s regular council meeting are three ordinances and resolutions. Ordinance 2018-06 amending the City of LaFollette code regarding fireworks will be given a final reading. The amendment will allow for the sale of fireworks inside the city.  Resolution 2018-20 authorizing the City of LaFollette to participate in the TML Risk Management Pool Drivers Safety Matching Grant.  This is done a yearly basis. Resolution 2018-21 amending the original 2018-19 budget for additional paving on Towe String Road (railroad crossing) in the amount of $27,000.

The police department now has a different officer, Matthew Sandifer, on patrol at the LaFollette Housing Authority. Council will discuss the new contract next week.

Johnny Byrge with the recreation department updated council on the ATV park. He said that so far, the park has generated $800 and is booking up quickly.

Karen Cumorich with Campbell Culture Coalition spoke to council about the installation of the new HVAC system in the old post office on North Tennessee Avenue. Cumorich expressed concern over the noise level of the unit inside the building.  The building has had water in the basement and other locations in the building since June. Mayor Mike Stanfield said that he would check with Mike Malicoat at Dixie Roofing for an estimated start date for the roof.

Stanfield updated council on the 11th Street Bridge project. The project is slated to start in October and last about seven to eight months.  The bridge is behind the big Riggs.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/28/2018-6AM)