LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – A light agenda awaits the LaFollette City Council at the next regular scheduled meeting; Tue., July 5. At yesterday afternoon’s workshop, City Administrator Stan Foust welcomed LaFollette Police Captain Steve Wallen back to work after being off on administrative leave. Foust reported that Wallen was cleared of any criminal act. The full story on Captain Wallen is found HERE.

Foust had two announcements for the workshop as well. The first was announcing the date of the 4th of July fireworks show on Sat., July 2 at dark; the next announcement was The City of LaFollette will host a 125th anniversary celebration on Sat., July 9 from 10 am – 10 pm.

Hank Hamblin came to the workshop seeking a solution to an encroachment problem at his property located at 201 West Central Avenue. Hamblin described to the council that two tracts of land are encroaching on his property. Councilman Mark Hoskins told Hamblin this would be an issue for City Attorney Reid Troutman who was not present at the meeting. He suggested Hamblin speak with Troutman about the issue.

Councilman Brian St. John requested the council to look at giving department heads and the city administrator contracts. He stated it wasn’t fair that when election time came around, the department heads had to worry about their jobs. Hoskins requested to have Troutman look at this and discuss it at the August workshop.

The beer board will have two beer license requests at the regular monthly meeting. The first license request is for Family Dollar at 1211 Jacksboro Pike. The second license is for Main Street Tobacco and Beer at 303 East Central Avenue. The business owner, the wife of the former owner, appeared at last month’s meeting but was denied. Her husband held the license at the then Red Roof Market, and recently had his license revoked.

The council will meet to finalize the 2022-2023 budget on Tuesday in a 4 pm at City Hall. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/28/2022-6AM)