A second budget workshop was held yesterday afternoon for the City of LaFollette.
Discussion of employee raises continued. In last week’s workshop, Councilmen Bill Archer and Fire Chief Charles Eldridge both lobbied for raises for the employees. Terry Sweat previously explained that without a raise in taxes there was not money for raises in the budget. A one-time bonus in the amount of $500 for all employees was discussed. This would be an across the board bonus for all full time and part time employees, according to Councilwoman Ann Thompson.
The police department had placed new office equipment on its wish list, but the possibility of eliminating this item was discussed.
Prior to the regular scheduled workshop on Monday (06/25), the council will meet at 4 p.m. at City Hall to continue discussing the budget. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/21/2018-6AM)