LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The LaFollette City Council cleared its agenda in less than 15 minutes on Tuesday afternoon during its regular monthly meeting.
The police department had five promotions that were approved beginning with promoting Chesni Orick to a full-time Police Clerk at a salary of $29,993.60, Michael Satkowski to a full time Sergeant at a salary of $38,800.11, Aaron Adkins to a full time Sergeant at a salary of $38,800.11, Noah Riggs to a full time Detective Sergeant at a salary of $39,139.08 and Jami Hall to a full time Detective Sergeant at a salary of $39,139.08. All promotions will be effective Nov. 5. The public works department had one promotion on the agenda as Angela Hughes was promoted to a full-time public works secretary effective Nov. 5 with a salary of $29,993.60.
The police department could soon have another K9, the council approved solicitation of bids for another dog.
In administrative matters, the council approved the health insurance renewal for employees. Jonathan Finley, with E.E. Hill & Son Insurance, shared at Monday’s workshop the cost of the plan has decreased. The library will no longer be open on Saturday’s due to a lack of patrons. Previously the library was opened for a trial period to see if it would be beneficial to be open on Saturday. A change order of $3,000 for the Towe String Rd intersection project that was completed in September was approved, making the final total of the project $164,958.
The public works department needs employees to have a commercial driver’s license (CDL). On Monday afternoon at the city’s roundtable discussion, Public Works Director Casey Boshears reported to the council the drivers could be trained at TCAT in Oneida. Tuesday afternoon, the council approved $6,000 for the training. Lighting/electrical in Freeman Park was also discussed at Monday’s roundtable. The park has been plagued with outlets being destroyed and other electrical issues. Upgrades to the park were approved yesterday afternoon with a price tag of $4,000.
The recreation department received approved for soliciting bids on the water park repairs and erecting a new metal building.
Resolution 2022-23 authorizing the City of LaFollette to participate in the Public Entity Partners (PEP) Risk Management Pool Property Conservation Matching Grant Program and Resolution 2022-24- Amending the 2022/2023 Budget were approved. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 11/02/2022-6AM)