CITY OF ROCKWOOD FACILITIES COVID-19 UPDATE

BEGINNING MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2020

CITY HALL WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC.

City Staff (clerks/finance, recorder/administrator, building inspector) will be present to conduct day to day business by phone, through the night drop or by email. If customers need services or have issues that must be dealt with in person, please call 865-354-0611 and you will be assisted. Staff may meet customers in parking lot if necessary.

Property Taxes, Citations and other types of payments can be made online or may be placed in the night drop. Clerks can assist customers with payments over the phone.

The Building Inspector may be contacted by phone- 865-354-0611 ext. 819, cell- 865-340-5003 or may be emailed at [email protected].

“IN PERSON” CITY COURT IS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Appearing in person for Rockwood Municipal Court is cancelled until further notice.

If a person has received a citation for violations concerning insurance, light law, registration, driver license, documentation may be provided to the court clerk prior to the court date. Any documentation may be emailed to [email protected].

Phone hearings with the judge on moving violations are being offered. If this option works for you, please call (865) 354-0611 to set up a time.  

POLICE & FIRE OFFICES ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC Calls will be taken during regular business hours. Obtaining a report or scheduling to see an officer can be arranged by calling 354-3388 during regular business hours. In case of an emergency, please dial 911.

ROCKWOOD LIBRARY WILL BE OPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS:

Due to online school needs and the needs of the public who may not have internet access, the library will remain open to the public with restrictions. The hours will remain 10-5 Monday through Friday. Social Distancing will be required. Computer use will be limited, and users are required to wear masks. Masks will be available to users who do not have them. Users must wash or sanitize hands upon entry to the library. Computers and books will be sanitized after each use.

ROCKWOOD GARAGE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC until further notice. Vendors and persons with other needs from the Public Works Department may call the office at 354-0184 to set up arrangements.

PARKS & RECREATION:

  • COMMUNITY CENTER is closed until further notice. Basketball sign ups will continue.  However, the season will most likely be delayed, with practices not starting until January and games in February.  Being able to continue basketball will be dependent upon the COVID situation after the holidays.
  • COMPLEX is open for walking.
  • ROCKWOOD FOREST TRAILS is open.
  • TENNIS COURTS/BALL COURTS- Open Currently. (Subject to change)   
  • BRICKYARD SPRINGS – Open.
  • TOM FULLER PARK- Open for fishing and boating. Social Distancing encouraged.

GOLF COURSE: OPEN WITH RULES – Numbers of persons per cart may be limited. Carts are sanitized before and after each use and social distancing is enforced.

AIRPORT– Open with Social Distancing.

GARBAGE COLLECTION (WASTE CONNECTIONS) Existing Garbage Pick Up Rules Are Being Strictly Enforced Due to Corona Outbreak and Will Be Strictly Followed in the Future. All garbage must be in bags. Garbage inside cans should also be in bags and tied up. No loose garbage will be picked up.

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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