Rockwood Council says, “if you have no water service, you can’t live there until it is restored”

The Rockwood City Council took action on final reading last night now making it a violation of the city ordinance that if anyone who has their water turned off at their place of residence for either construction, natural disaster, or just non-payment of services, after 10 days, they would not be allowed to stay there until the water service is restored. The council voted unanimously last night, however, one council member, Steve Bryant, was absent due to sickness. Building inspector Harold Ishman explained to the council what the law would require and why it would be implemented, stating it was needed due to health-related and sanitary reasons, he also stated the police department would be required to enforce the law and it would go into effect immediately.

Ordinance 1258 First Reading, February 25, 2019.
2nd and Final Reading of Ordinance 1258, March 25, 2019.

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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  1. Well when they become with all that power to tell you that you can’t live in your home. That is crazy. Tell them you will meet them when they are going to stay if they don’t have water.and if they have water I would want to know why they have it and I don’t . that’s why I don’t live there. They want to run things they have no business to mess with.

  2. If i OWN the home? Ill stay there as long as i damn well want and they can KMA! There is this thing called the 4th Amendment to the CONSTITUTION which reads and i QUOTE “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, HOUSES, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”
    Because someone is late on a BILL owed to the GOVERNMENT which sets the rates, is NOT a REASONABLE excuse for a WARRANT.
    These localities that like passing unconstitutional ordinances need REIGNED IN AND SMACKED DOWN!

  3. Why aren’t the meeting agendas posted on the City website, like it says there are supposed to be?

  4. Another abuse of Power. They need reminded that we live in a Democratic Country. Not a Authoritarian State
    You don’t own me or my body

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