Bulletin: Norris Council appoints new member, passes first reading of budget

Monday night, the Norris City Council voted to appoint Ron Hill to the vacant seat on the Council that came open when Jessica Ogburn had to resign earlier this year. The Norris Bulletin reports that the vote to appoint Hill was 3 to 1, and that he was sworn in immediately and took his seat on the Council.

The Bulletin also reports that the Council passed, on first reading, its budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1st. That budget contains cost-of-living raises for municipal employees and an 11-cent property tax increase. That vote was unanimous, as the Bulletin reports that several members of the audience said that a modest tax increase was “reasonable and necessary” to maintain city services.

A public hearing in the budget is scheduled for Thursday, May 30th at 6 pm and the second and final vote on the proposal is set for the regular June Council meeting.

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, 25, Chandler 21, and Naomi 11. 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 9 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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