Roane County Commissioners Pass Resolution Helping Schools and Lower Taxes

The Roane County Commission, after an amendment to the original resolution, earmarked or set aside an estimated 13 cents of the property tax rate, that will come off of the counties debt service next year in June, was passed last night at the commission meeting. The amendment by county commissioner Shannon Hester asked that 6 cents of the 13 cents, be set aside for the school board to use for a school consolidation project, and the other 7 cents be given back to the taxpayers in the form of a tax decrease. The motion passed unanimously. There were 11 commissioners present of the 15 on the Commission. If the resolution that was passed stands next year, it would be the first time in 25 years, that the Roane County property tax rate would go down foreseeing no further debts to the county. The original motion placed on the agenda, came as a request from The Roane School Board asking that the entire 13 cents be set aside for their plan.

In a recent joint work session between School Board and County Commissioners discussing the new school renovation plan, it was determined that it would cost about 44 cents of a tax increase to construct two new high schools in the county, one to Completely tear down the current Roane County High School in Kingston, and building a new facility combining both Rockwood and Harriman High Schools.

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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