LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Monday afternoon, the City of LaFollette Council met with a light agenda in its monthly workshop.

At the top of the agenda was administration. The first item to be voted on next week is promoting Marie Asher to full time administrative assistant at a salary of $31,200. She replaces Joy Chapman who recently resigned. Karen Cumorich and JoAnne Myers were in attendance on behalf of Postmark LaFollette. The ladies requested to be put on next week’s meeting agenda to update council on current projects. The council will vote next week on opening an additional checking account for special funds the city is slated to receive.

The fire department will have two promotions for approval by council. Edward Goins to full-time entry-level fire fighter at a salary of $30,657.74 effective 10/9/2021 and Eric Matthias to full-time entry-level fire fighter at a salary of $30,657.74 effective 10/9/2021. Station #2 needs an HVAC unit that will cost around $6,500. The current unit is 27 years old and cannot be repaired. The unit will require three quotes since the amount is more than $4,000.

Resolution 2021-16 amending the 2021/22 budget to purchase land on Del Rio Lane, near the hospital, will be on the agenda as well.

Police Chief Bill Roehl spoke with the council about the National Faith in Blue Weekend. Rhoel said this in an initiative between law enforcement and the faith based community to build stronger relations between police and the community. This year, the LaFollette Police Department is partnering with Woodlake Baptist Church to host a pancake breakfast on Fri., Oct. 8 from 7 am to 11 am, inside the old West LaFollette School. There is a $5 charge per serving and take out orders are available. More information is available through the police department’s Facebook page.

The City of La Follette’s regular monthly meeting is Tue., Oct. 5, at 5:30pm at city hall. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/28/2021-6AM)