The meeting was called to order by Mayor Stanfield, followed by roll call and the approval of last months minutes. Then opened to comments from the audience. At last weeks City Council Workshop the American Legion (Jellico’s Honor Guard) came before the Council and asked for donations to help fix their vehicles. The issue was that the city council thought they were the Campbell County Honor Guard and said they would donate and that the money would come out of discretionary funds. Tonight the Campbell County Honor Guard was present at the city meeting stating they did not ask for any kind of donation from the city council. After some discussion by Campbell County Honor Guard Commander Don Chadwick the city council decided to donate the money from discretionary funds to the Campbell County Honor Guard pending the city gets a 501C3 from them.
Some ordinances were carried (passed) by the council as well last night. They were as follows:
1. Ordinance 2019-06- Amending Ordinance2017-03 Specific permitted street use for ATV updating permittable streets.
2. Resolution 2019-22- Resolution- Administrative Services for Community Development Partners. (STP Paving Project #2) Beech Street
3. Resolution 2019-23- Resolution- Engineering Services for Cannon and Cannon. (STP Paving Project #2) Beech Street
In administration news the City Employee Insurance renewal will stay with Blue Cross Blue Shield. There was also an approval for a $500 donation to the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce for Downtown Merchants holiday event. There was a motion to suspend rules on using Twin K Construction Inc. for construction on Safe Route to School grant. Finally there was an approval to proceed using Twin K Construction Inc. for construction on Safe Route to Schools grant.
The LaFollette police department has got its approval of Memorandum of Understanding with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to have Matt Forsyth become a Task Force Officer for them. It will be a liaison type position and also means that the city of LaFollette will get a share of funds found in seizures.
Rounding out the night the Beer Board met and renewed beer licenses for the following: Campbell Tobacco & Beer
China Town Cafe
Dollar Corp/ Dollar General Store
GPM Southeast/ Bread Box
Houchens Food Group/ IGA#55
Red Roof Market
Shell Gas Station
The Back Door