That state audit finding is actually related to theft and misconduct criminal charges pending against the former Rogersville water superintendent Shawn Hatchett, and was not the result of anything the school system did wrong.
The first step toward bringing the Rogersville Water Department back into state compliance regarding its levels of disinfectant byproduct will be a study of the water system that will cost at least $49,725.
"It has happened before, and we've extended the late fee deadline that time. We more or less set a precedent that we're going to have to extend the late fee (deadline)." — Alderman Mark DeWitte