Last night’s Lafollette City Council meeting proceeded with Council Members Ann Thompson and Mark Hoskins absent.  The two members in attendance, Bill Archer and Lonnie “Hot Rod” Wilson, alongside the Mayor Mike Stanfield and City Administrator Jimmy Jeffries made quick work of the agenda.  WATCH HERE.

Three firemen were promoted to lieutenant effective April 13 at a salary of $34,525.24 each. Promotions were given to Shawn McGlone to a training lieutenant position; Dustin Davis and Andrew Carroll were promoted to lieutenants, who will each oversee a shift.

With the planned construction of the new Dossett Bridge, council members voted to name the new bridge the Elbert “Bert” Loupe Bridge. “Loupe has worked at the Campbell County Airport since sometime in the 1960’s,” according to Stanfield. “I feel this is a great way to honor him.”

The Lions Club request from last week’s workshop to hold the annual Lions Club Carnival May 13-18 was approved.

At last week’s workshop, Jeffries told the council he had been in contact with 4-H leaders, and they have asked the city to donate $1,500 for scholarships. The scholarships will be used for children in the City of LaFollette who want to attend 4-H summer camp.  Resolution No. 2019-02 amending the 2018-19 budget was approved. The resolution covers the $1,500 contribution for 4-H.

Jeffries announced the annual LaFollette City Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, April 13 at 11 am, at Seargeant Park with rain dates of April 19 and 20. The Dogwood Trail opens on Thursday, April 11. Clean-Up Week in the City of LaFollette will be April 22-26.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 04/03/2019-6AM)