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Rockwood residents still fired up over utility operation

By Cindy Simpson

Customers fired questions about the Rockwood Water, Sewer and Gas Utility to Rockwood City Council, the utility’s sitting board, during its meeting last week.

Many focused their questions to Councilman Harold Ishman, who sat on the board that was recently eliminated.

One resident asked how the utility got into the situation it did — illegally borrowing gas funds to support the water department.


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Utility bill reminder put back in place

By Cindy Simpson

Rockwood customers will still get a friendly reminder to pay their utility bills.

Rockwood Water, Sewer and Gas Board revoked a recently established policy to eliminate penalty notices.

“I have recommended we keep the present policy in effect by going ahead and mailing out the penalty notices,” Mayor James Watts said.

“Sometimes our minds need to be jogged a little bit,” Councilwoman Peggy Evans said.


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Berry up for Rockwood utilities' manager job

By Cindy Simpson

Ron Berry is no stranger to politics or Rockwood Water, Sewer and Natural Gas operations.


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Upheaval continues in Rockwood

By Cindy Simpson

Rockwood Water, Wastewater and Natural Gas Board will soon be short another leader.

Interim general manager Willard Mead, who had previously been the assistant manager for six years, announced his resignation Monday to the surprise of the Rockwood City Council.

The announcement came in special- called session to discuss the budget and two resolutions concerning borrowing and grant funds for sewer projects.

“No good news,” Mayor James Watts said after Mead had handed him a slip of paper with his resignation letter.


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Rockwood OKs settlement; King out

By Cheryl Duncan, Assistant Editor

The controversial twists surrounding three of Rockwood’s public utilities took an Election Day turn that had nothing to do with what was happening at the polls.


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Utilities controversy holding on

By Cindy Simpson

Rockwood officials may have thought the tumult in recent months over ongoing changes at the Rockwood Water, Sewer and Natural Gas Board were over now that former manager Rod King has vacated his position.

They thought wrong.

Since then there has been a police report filed naming a number of utility employees, and it appears not everyone is happy assistant manager Willard Mead was named interim manager.


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Rockwood council, water board meeting on new days

By The Staff

Those with an issue to take before Rockwood City Council or the Rockwood Water, Sewer and Natural Gas Board during this month’s meeting will need to wait a little longer.

The meeting dates and times have been shuffled around for both governmental bodies, with the permanent changes approved by ordinance in September and becoming effective in October.


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