Rockwood Council passes no tax increase budget on first reading Tuesday following budget workshop

Rockwood City Council members, city staff and Mayor Miller, met Tuesday afternoon and into the early evening in a budget work session followed by a special called session, to pass the 2020 – ’21 budget on first reading. According to City administrator Becky Ruppe, there is no proposed tax increase for Rockwood property owners this year. She did say they are awaiting the re-appraisals final numbers later in the year and Depending on how much revenue is either lost or gained in property tax appraisal values, then the city would have to look into how to address that financially. Department heads have also been asked to keep their budgets without any new requests at this time. The 2020-21 budget for Rockwood as presented with no tax increase, was passed unanimously by the council. They will look at passing it on second and final reading when the council has their next regularly scheduled meeting June 22nd at 6 p.m.

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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