The next time Roane County has a major construction project to undertake, it won’t be able to delay making principal payments like it did on the new jail.
The county now has a policy in place to prevent such delays. But even if it didn’t, state law might not allow it.
The Anti-Kicking the Can Act that went into effect on July 1 requires local governments to get approval from the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office before issuing balloon indebtedness.
The bill was sponsored by state Sen. Ken Yager, a Roane County resident.