TOP PHOTO: The former Red Roof Market, now Main Street Tobacco and Beer, needs to obtain a business license before it can apply for a beer permit according to LaFollette City Officials.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The City of LaFollette Mayor and Council met yesterday afternoon with a light agenda.

Up first on the agenda was Resolution 2022-16 amending the 2021-22 budget to add a $6,100 overage for paving behind city hall and funds recently received from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for a one-time bonus to city employees. Next was Ordinance 2022-23 approving the 2022-23 budget had a first reading. Both items were approved.

Council agreed to the appointment of Janice Walker to the LaFollette Utility Board. This will be her last term to serve on the board based on LUB guidelines. Terms run five years.

Policeman Aaron Adkins was promoted to full- time level II patrol officer at a salary of $32,457.40 effective June 20.

The beer board had one applicant to be approved, Main Street Tobacco and Beer (the former Red Roof Market). City Administrator Stan Foust told the board that Main Street Tobacco did not have a city business license and would need one before they can approve a beer permit. The business will need to appear before the planning commission before they can apply for a beer permit. After some brief conversation, it was discovered that the former owner who was cited recently for a violation and had his beer permit suspended for a year, had transferred the business to his wife with a business name change. Councilman Mark Hoskins requested council wait on the permit until they can talk with the city attorney about the issue. The permit was denied. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/08/2022-6AM)