The City of LaFollette Council made quick work of last night’s agenda.  WATCH the 20-minute meeting HERE.

Council member Ann Thompson invited the public to attend the Habitat for Humanity groundbreaking on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Thompson said this would be the first habitat house built in the city in 10 years. The groundbreaking will be held at South Cumberland Avenue and East Fir Street.

Mayor Mike Stanfield reminded the council of the upcoming ATV festival on Oct. 13.  Stanfield hopes to have 5,000 – 7,000 people in attendance.

Resolution 2018-23 amending the 2018/19 budget in the amount of $91,274 for revenue and expenditures was approved.

Council agreed to purchase a bush hog attachment for the mini excavator for $3,900 from Stowers.  Public Works Director Jim Mullens said he called five different businesses and Stowers was the only one who could supply the attachment.

The fire department will be getting a new side by side ATV with LaFollette Motorsports came in with the low bid of $18,943. Mayor Mike Stanfield told LFD Fire Chief Charles Eldridge that he wanted the unit in service by the upcoming ATV festival.

Katina Chapman was promoted to clerk supervisor in the police department at a salary of $29,198.05. She is replacing Brenda Moses who recently retired.

The Beer Board approved an application for Barnyard Grill (in the former Kyoto building at Woodson Mall) owned by Darryl White. Stanfield asked what the timeline was for opening. White projects three to four weeks; no later than Nov. 1. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 10/03/2018-6AM)