LaFollette City Council approved a number of resolutions, ordinances and job promotions at Monday night’s regular monthly council meeting.
First there was a public hearing on Ordinance 2012-02 which amends zoning to include the regulation of pain clinics. The ordinance sets rules on how to operate pain clinics in the city and establishes safeguards and proivides oversight. It is not the intention of the ordinance to interfere with legitimate clinics or with the legal distribution of prescription drugs to patients. There was no public comment made and the public hearing was adjourned for the regular council meeting.
Council approved the recent audit of the city’s finances by Pugh & Company.
The second item on the agenda was the approval of Daniel Smith’s promotion to sergeant in the city’s police department with a $1500 increase in salary to become effective May 5th as well as the hiring of Jimmy Albertini as a full time officer with benefits, also effective May 5th.
The recreation department received approval for the hiring of a full time maintenance position for the East LaFollette School building with costs to be split 50-50 with the county’s Board of Education to take effect July 1st after approval by the county.
In public works, Darian Foust was approved for full time work with benefits effective May 5th. Approval was also given to spending $187,000 for paving work in the city.
Finally, Resolution 2012-09 received a vote of approval. It amends the budget for the city’s walking trail. And the thrid and final reading of Ordinance 2012-02, the pain clinic amendment, was approved.
A workshop session was scheduled for May 29th at 6:00pm.
Council then adjourned.