TOP PHOTO: The LaFollette City Council voted for Cherry Street to become a one-way street. (PHOTO COURTESY OF WLAF’S CHARLIE HUTSON AND EAGLE I)

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – On Tuesday afternoon, the LaFollette City Council met and began the meeting with two certificates of appreciation. Mayor Cliff Jennings presented a certificate of appreciation to La Follette Police Sgt. Danielle Gilbert for her dedication for making the 2022 DARE Toy Drive a great success.

Jennings then presented parade coordinator Kelli Jo Wright with a certificate of appreciation for her hard work and dedication for the 2022 Christmas Parade.

Two resolutions were approved. Resolution 2023-01 authorizing the City of LaFollette to participate in the PEP Risk Management Pool Cyber Security Matching Grant Program and Resolution 2023-02 amending the 2022-23 budget.

Ordinance 2023-01 abandoning a portion of unopened street located within West Elm Street of the City of LaFollette was approved on the first reading.                 

The council approved making Cherry Street a one-way street. Traffic will flow from east to west with the entrance at West Beech Street and go one-way to the west where Cherry Street meets the four lane near Logan’s Car Wash.

The city has been awarded a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for $630,000 with a local match of $47,500. The local match will be prorated as follows city primary $13,600 for the purchase of a new non-emergency rescue truck, city 911 district $33,900 (contingent on the 911 board meeting).

The council approved a monetary fee of $200 a month for most improved property clean-up over the next twelve months. Mayor Cliff Jennings feels this is an incentive and recognition to the citizens for helping clean the city up.

The purchase of the Ogg property, in the above and below photos and located within the city owned Del Rio tract in the amount of $35,000, was approved. The photos are courtesy of WLAF’s Charlie Hutson via Eagle I.

Promoting Barbara Frazier to a full-time police dispatcher supervisor at a salary of $31,200 effective Jan. 16, 2023. 

The recreation department will soon have a new truck. The purchase of a 2023 Chevrolet 1500 4×2 regular cab work truck at state contract price in the amount of $27,118.40 was approved. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 01/05/2023-6AM)

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