Rockwood gets new utility board, welcomes new utility manager

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By Cindy Simpson

Rockwood City Council is no longer sitting as the Rockwood Water Sewer and Gas Board.
During a Monday special-called meeting, the board approved re-establishing the utility board and appointed  members to that board.
They include Capstan General Manager Loren Bone, Councilman Dudley Evans, former councilman Darryl Meadows, nuclear engineer Tim Couch and businessman Eddie Lee.
Those board members got to know the new manager, Kimberly Ramsey, a civil engineer that will begin work on Monday.
“I’m excited about it. I think it will be a challenge, and I look forward to it,” Ramsey said.
Ramsey said she wants to make sure the utility “moves forward from some of the problems they’ve had in the past and hopefully prevent them from happening in the future.”
“I think she’s going to be terrific,” Mayor James Watts said.
Ramsey hopes her engineering experience will help them in the upcoming upgrading projects and planning ahead for future project needs.
The board’s first meeting will be this Tuesday, April 26.The board plans on going on a tour in the near future.
Members of the council expressed appreciation for all interim manager Ron Berry did to help.