The Roane County Commission is the Legislative Body for Roane County, Tennessee.
It meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 o’clock p.m. in the Qualls Commission Room on the 2nd floor of the Courthouse in Kingston, TN, unless otherwise announced.
The next meeting of the Roane County Commission will be
Monday, August 14, 2017.
The Roane County Commission is made up of fifteen (15) Commissioners representing seven (7) Commission Districts in Roane County. The Commission meets the 2nd Monday of each month unless otherwise announced (if a holiday falls on that Monday, the meeting date will be changed for that month) and may hold Special Called Meetings or Work Sessions with the notice of same being published in the local newspaper as well as on this website. Commission meetings are open to the public and are held in the Frank Qualls Commission Room on the 2nd floor of the Courthouse in Kingston.
The Roane County Clerk has a close relationship with the county legislative body as the county clerk serves as the clerk to this body, performing duties such as calling the roll, recording votes, and taking minutes.
The county legislative body as a whole, or a committee selected by the county legislative body, serves as the county beer board, and the county clerk often assists the beer board in taking applications for permits to sell beer, recording the actions of the beer board and issuing permits.
Similarly, the county clerk handles applications for notaries public and presents the applications to the county legislative body for approval. And of course, the county clerk’s budget is approved by the county legislative body. Further, the county legislative body determines whether or not the county clerk’s office operates under the “fee” system, whereby the county clerk pays the salaries of the clerk and deputies and office expenses out of the fee account, or whether all fees are paid over to the general fund monthly, with all salaries and expenses being budgeted.