Clinton budget passes on first reading, county to hold special session later in month

Photographed By Tom Bosse, January 28, 2023

Meeting last month, the Clinton City Council approved the new budget for the Fiscal Year that begins July 1st on first reading. The new budget comes in at $14.6 million and includes minimum eight-cent pay raises for city employees while leaving property taxes in the city unchanged at just under eighty-five cents per $100 of assessed value. The Council will hold a public hearing and vote on the second and final reading later this month.

Meanwhile, the Anderson County Commission will meet in a special called session on Thursday, June 22nd, following a public hearing on the budget that will begin at 6 pm. The lone item on the agenda for the special-called session is to deliberate and finalize the new budget. Both meetings will be held in room 312 of the Courthouse in Clinton.

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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