Environmental Review Board

The Environmental Review Board meets regularly on the 1st Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm (Eastern) at the Roane County Courthouse.

A meeting notice is published in The Roane County News in advance of each monthly meeting.
The public is welcome to attend any of these meetings.

Next Meeting:
Thursday, March  1st, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

Roane County Environmental Review Board (RCERB) Work Plan for the Management of Non-Native Aquatic Plants (Weeds)

Aquatic Weed Coverage- Grey Scale Map 2015

Current Membership of Roane County Environmental Review Board

NameTerm Expiration
Tom Brown7/30/20
Mary Anne Koltowich, Chair7/30/20
Janice Moody 7/30/19
Dr. Tim Joseph 07/30/20
Martha Deaderick7/30/19
Shirley Stone3/30/21
John William Shaw Jr.3/30/21
Carolyn Granger- Commission representative8/31/18- coterminous with commission term
George H. Winebarger3/30/21
Scott Stout- County Executive's representative
David Wasilko- student representativecoterminous with graduation

The Roane County Environmental Review Board (ERB) was established in 1989 by Resolution #1975 and Resolution #1975 was modified in September 1991 by Resolution #2271 to increase the membership to from five (5) to seven (7).

After being inactive for a number of  years the ERB was re-activated in August 2007 by Resolution #08-07-04, increasing the membership to eight (8) general members and one (1) student member. Finally, Resolution #03-11-12 was adopted in March, 2011 amending and clarifying the creation, purpose and membership of the Environmental Review Board as follows:

  • WHEREAS from time to time activities are proposed in Roane County that need to be studied in some depth to estimate the likely environmental consequences, and
  • WHEREAS the County Executive, the County Commission, and the Planning Commission have extensive obligations that may limit their own investigations of such matters, and
  • WHEREAS it is helpful to have a committee of qualified individuals to serve as an advisory group to study matters referred to it by the County Executive and the County Commission, having the power only to make recommendations  to the County Executive and the County Commission  after studying said matters; and
  • WHEREAS, the membership of the Roane County Environmental Review Board shall consist of five (5) to seven  (7) general members, and one (1) to two (2) student member(s), which shall be appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Commission; and
  • WHEREAS, the requirement for a quorum for committee business, and for making recommendations, shall be set as a majority of the total membership of the Board; and
  • WHEREAS, the general members shall serve overlapping terms of three (3)  years with all terms expiring on the 30th day of July of the respective  term-ending year; and
  • WHEREAS, if a high school student he/she shall serve until the end of his/her senior year, or a maximum  two (2) year term, and
  • WHEREAS, if a college student  he/she shall serve until the end of his/her senior year, or a maximum  two (2) year term, and
  • WHEREAS, should the County Commission not confirm replacements for Environmental Review Board members whose terms are ending before such terms end, the terms of said incumbent members shall be automatically extended until such time as appointments are confirmed; and
  • WHEREAS, all meetings of the Environmental Review Board shall be announced and shall be open to the public, and comments from non-members shall be allowed after recognition by the Chair, with the provision that the Chair may limit such comments to permit the ERB time to deliberate; and
  • WHEREAS, the Board shall elect its own Chair as well as other needed officers; and
  • WHEREAS, the Chair may call special meetings on his own, or after being requested to do so by a majority of the members; and
  • WHEREAS, minutes showing persons attending and any actions of the Board shall be submitted to the County Executive for submission to the County Commission.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Roane County Executive and the Roane County Commission will consider recommendations from the ERB in making their judgments.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the membership of the ERB as of the date this resolution is adopted is:

Hailey Caldwell (student representative)
Riley Collins (student representative)
Mary Anne Koltowich
David Reichle
Frank Kornegay
Bruce Kimmel
Gail Okulczyk
Brian Niekerk
Robert W. Peelle (Member Emeritus)

Current RCERB Bylaws Approved 4-2-15

RCERB Presentation 2-20-15  to Rockwood Civitan by Mary Anne Koltowich

Solar Power presentation by Restoration Services, Inc- May 8, 2014

TVA Ash Spill Recovery RCERB June 2014

DOE Presentation ORR Cleanup Update 05-05-16

OREIS Fact Sheet RCERB Mtg 06-02-16

ETTP Update to ERB 8-18-16

DOE Presentation Offsite Groundwater Assessment 11-03-16

RCERB Meeting Notes 10-06-16



Meeting Minutes:

2017 Meetings

January-No Meeting

RCERB Minutes 02-02-17

RCERB 03-02-17 Minutes

RCERB Mtg Minutes 04-06-17

RCERB Mtg Minutes 05-16-17

RCERB Mtg Minutes 07-06-17


2016 Meetings

January- no meeting

RCERB 02-18-16 Minutes

RCERB 03-03-16 Minutes

RCERB 04-07-16 Minutes

RCERB 05-05-16 Minutes

July- no meeting

RCERB 08-16-16 MInutes

RCERB 09-08-16 Minutes

RCERB Minutes 11-3-16

2015 Meetings

RCERB 01-15-15 Minutes

RCERB 02-05-15 Minutes

March- no quorum

RCERB 04-02-15 Minutes

RCERB 05-07-15 Minutes

RCERB 06-04-15 Minutes

July- no meeting

RCERB 08-06-15 Minutes

RCERB 09-03-15 Minutes

RCERB 10-01-15 Minutes

RCERB 11-05-15 Minutes

RCERB 12-03-15 Minutes

2014 Meetings

RCERB 01-07-14 Minutes

February- no meeting

March- no quorum

RCERB 4-10-14 Minutes

RCERB 5-8-14 Minutes

RCERB 6-5-14 Minutes

July- no quorum

Aug- no meeting

RCERB 9-11-14 Minutes

RCERB 10-9-14 Minutes

RCERB 11-20-14 Minutes

Dec- no meeting

2013 Meetings

RCERB 01-02-13 Minutes

RCERB 02-07-13 Minutes

RCERB 03-07-13 Minutes

RCERB 04-04-13 Notes- no quorum

RCERB 06-04-13 Minutes

RCERB 07-11-13 Minutes

RCERB 08-01-13 Minutes

RCERB 09-05-13 Notes- no quorum

RCERB 10-03-13 Minutes

November 2013- no meeting

RCERB 12-05-13 Minutes

2012 Meetings

RCERB 01-04-12 Minutes

RCERB 02-09-12 Minutes

RCERB 03-01-12 Minutes

RCERB 04-06-12 Minutes

RCERB 05-03-12 Minutes

June 2012- no quorum

July 2012- no meeting

RCERB 08-13-12 Minutes

RCERB 09-06-12 Minutes

2011 Meetings

RCERB 03-03-11 Minutes

RCERB 04-07-11 Minutes

RCERB 07-07-11 Minutes

RCERB 08-04-11 Minutes

RCERB 09-01-11 Minutes

RCERB 10-06-11 Minutes

November 2011- no meeting

RCERB 12-01-11 Minutes