In less than 20 minutes, the LaFollette City Council completed its agenda last night during two Public Hearings and the regular monthly meeting.

Daniel Smith was moved to a full-time patrolman position effective March 16 at a salary of $33,437. All of the councilmembers were in agreement with the move, except Councilman Ann Thompson, who voted no. Smith previously held the position of codes enforcement officer. Council voted to promote Jillian Webb to full time data clerk in the police department, effective March 16 at a salary of $21,840. Webb has been working part time for the past four months.

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The final reading of two ordinances were completed and passed. Ordinance 2019-01 abandoning a portion of unopened street located within W. Kentucky Ave. The city declared the property as surplus with no value and conveyed to the property owners adjoining. Ordinance 2019-02 amended the city’s personnel policy definition of safety-sensitive position. The ordinance defines the position as involving emergency operations, safety of the public, operating machinery that would involve the safety of fellow employees, the collection, processing and/or distribution of monies and positions that have a key and direct role in an operation where impaired performance could result in significant error, incident, or accident affecting the health or safety of employees, and/or negatively impact the public, property or finances. These positions include, but are not necessarily limited to fire, police, emergency dispatchers, utility workers, sanitation workers and limited administration. Ordinance 2019-01 amending the original 2018-19 budget in the amount of $61,890 for revenue and expenditures was passed.

City Administrator Jimmy Jeffries announced the annual city egg hunt will be held Saturday, April 13, the time will be announced at a later date. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 03/06/2019-6AM)