By Lindsey Hutson-Suttles

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The La Follette Regional Planning commission held its monthly meeting Thursday evening at city hall.

The agenda was  packed.

Up first, a final review of a lot subdivision for owner Tony Johnson. Johnson wants to split his property with Eagle Tire Pros being on one lot and the storage units on the other. The motion passed.

Next, West LaFollette Baptist Church requested a portion of West Avenue to be used as a parking easement. LaFollette City Administrator Stan Foust consulted with the city attorney and recommended writing a lease. It would then need to be presented to the city council.

Eric Robbins presented the commission with an industrial site plan for property located on East Central Avenue between DeRoyal and Food Lion. The property would share a right of way with LaFollette Veterinary Services. The lot will house a metal spec building. The owner is aware of the flooding that occurs on the property and knows the city is not responsible for any flood damage. Flood insurance was recommended by the commission. The motion passed.

There was an informal consultation with the owner of Martin-Wilson Funeral Home regarding the alley behind the business. There have been problems with people speeding through causing concern for people’s safety. There were two poles with a chain that stood at the end of the funeral home’s property line that were removed during some work. It was recommended the structure be put back into place to help solve this problem.

Hank Hamblin came before the commission with a site plan review to remove sidewalk on Depot Street and replace the ingress/degrees with greenery. Foust said the plan looks great but is missing a hydrology report. To protect everyone involved, the commission passed the motion contingent on good results from a hydrology report.

Finally, Johnna Kitts was in attendance with a special exception request to perform mental health counseling at the Campbell County Children’s Center. No medication will be prescribed. The motion passed. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/26/2023-6AM)