City of Oak Ridge to Host January 11 City Council Meeting Electronically

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (Jan. 5, 2021) – The City of Oak Ridge’s regular City Council meeting set for Monday, January 11, at 7 p.m. will be conducted with Councilmembers participating electronically through video and audio conferencing and will be streamed live on the city’s website and broadcast simultaneously on BBB TV Channel 12.

Due to Gov. Bill Lee’s Executive Orders limiting public gatherings to help prevent the further spread of COVID-19, residents are asked to watch the meeting through one of the methods provided above.

Meeting electronically and limiting in-person access to the meeting is necessary to protect the public health, safety, and welfare in light of COVID-19.

The livestream can be watched on the city’s website at oakridgetn.gov/streaming. The meeting will also be audio- and video-recorded and posted on the City’s website within 48 hours of the meeting’s end. To view the meeting agenda, visit oakridgetn.gov/agenda.

Citizens who wish to submit a written comment to be shared with Council may email their comments to [email protected] by Noon on Monday, January 11, 2021. The comments will be made available to Council members and entered into the meeting record. Citizens should include their name and address for the record just as they do in a normal meeting setting.

Those who would like to verbally speak on a particular agenda item or during the “Appearance of Citizens” portion of the meeting will need to register with their name, address, phone number and email at [email protected] by Noon on Monday, January 11, 2021. They will also need to specify which agenda item they would like to speak about or if they would like to address Council during “Appearance of Citizens” on a non-agenda item. A link to the meeting along with login information will be sent to them prior to the meeting.

Contact the City Clerk’s office with any questions at (865) 425-3411.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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