LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The carnival is coming to LaFollette. The Campbell County Lions Club Carnival will be held the first week of May in the parking lot behind the police station. Watch the meeting HERE on demand.

Stan Foust has been serving the city in multiple capacities since early January.

Last night, the LaFollette City Council voted unanimously to ratify Interim City Administrator Stan Foust’s salary to $67,258 effective Feb. 27, 2021. On Jan. 11, Foust was appointed interim city administrator taking over for Jimmy Jeffries after Jeffries was not retained as city administrator. Previously city officials voted to pay Foust $1,000 a month in compensation for his extra duties on top of already being city recorder and human resource coordinator/risk manager.

Jami Hall was promoted to a full-time post on Monday afternoon and will serve in a dual role capacity as full- time animal control/level II patrol police officer.

Jeff Duncan was hired as codes enforcement officer with a salary of $33,000, and current part-time LPD patrol officer Jami Hall was promoted to full- time animal control/level II patrol officer effective April 10, 2021 at a salary of $32,457.40. At a previous meeting, the council agreed to divide the codes enforcement/animal control position from a single position to two. That decision came after Daniel Foster was relieved of his duties serving in both capacities. The council voted to purchase an animal control truck and equipment totaling $41,591.

Jeff Duncan takes over as codes enforcement officer.

The council declared April as fix up clean up month in the city. A dumpster will be placed behind city hall for residents to use during the month. The council agreed to pay $3,700 for this summer’s Celebrate Campbell County fireworks show. The event will feature two seven-minute shows on different ends of the city. In other administrative matters, council agreed to painting the back canopy of the post office building at a cost of $1,500. Core drilling at a cost of $2,500 for exploration of rock on the approximately 19 acres of property on Jacksboro Pike along with a $2,500 topographic survey, by Crutchfield Surveys on that property were approved.  This is the prime property that faces the four lane between Bojangles and the UT Medical building.

Cannon and Cannon and Studio Four Designs were hired for architectural and engineering services for the planned indoor recreation facility. The two services will cost the city $10,000. The 10,000 square foot facility will be built next to Liberty Park. Related story.

Two ordinances had a first reading. Those are Ordinance 2021-01 abandoning a portion of an unopened street located within the North 14th Street of the city and Ordinance 2021-02 adopting and enacting a comprehensive codification and revision of the ordinance of the City of LaFollette municipal code.

In final business, council approved the use of property agreement between Indiana Avenue Baptist Church and the City of LaFollette. The property will be used for baseball practice. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 04/07/2021-6AM)