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Sep 26, 2016

Functional Fitness Fridays start Oct. 7

Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will offer Functional Fitness Fridays from 8:30-9:30 a.m. on Oct. 7, 14, 21, and 28. Classes will focus on developing muscles to make it easier and safer to perform everyday activities. Participants will increase stability and strength using various exercise tools such as fitness balls, kettle bells, stability ball and weights.
Cost is $2 per class. Pre-registration is not required. Participants will need to sign in and pay before each class at the Senior Services desk and should wear exercise-appropriate clothing and shoes. For more information, please call (423)434-6237.

CONTACT:
Debbie Fogle, program coordinator
Senior Services 
(423)434-6231


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Sep 23, 2016

JCFD hiring new firefighters

The Johnson City Fire Department is currently accepting registrations for the Firefighter Examination. The exam is the first step in the department’s hiring process.
“Firefighting is a rewarding career,” noted Chief Mark Scott. “The opportunity to save lives in your community is an extreme honor, and we are looking for dedicated men and women who are ready to take on the responsibility that comes with that.”
The Johnson City Fire Department is one of just three departments in Tennessee and 132 nationwide with an ISO Class 1 rating. It offers many professional development and educational opportunities, including training and certifications in Basic Life Support, Arson Investigation, Technical Rescue, Hazardous Materials, Confined Space and Vehicle Extrication.
“Our department is comprised of four diverse divisions – Administration, Suppression, Prevention and Training,” Chief Scott said. “We offer many career growth opportunities to facilitate professional success.”
The City of Johnson City offers group health insurance, paid group life insurance, 10 paid holidays per year, and tuition reimbursement among other benefits.
Exam registration will be open through Friday, Sept. 30. Registration requirements are as follows:

Requirements for registering: 21 years of age by 10/18/16, high school graduate or GED, physically able to perform the duties of a firefighter trainee as defined by the City of Johnson City, and not have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude other than a minor traffic violation.
To register, present the following to the Human Resources Department, 601 E. Main Street, Johnson City, TN 37601:
? $18 non-refundable examination fee;
? City of Johnson City Application for Employment;
? Release & Waiver Form (print from johnsoncitytn.org);
Copies of the following (Copies will not be made for applicants)
? Birth Certificate;
? High School Diploma/GED or Transcript with Graduation Date;
? Drivers’ License;
? Social Security Card;
? College/University Diploma (if applicable);
? Certification from TN State Fire School (if applicable);
? DD-214 for Veterans Credit (if applicable).
When registering, a test date and time for the firefighter exam and physical agility will be scheduled. For more information, please call (423)434-6020.
EEO/AA

CONTACT:
Kaitlin Asbury, firefighter
Johnson City Fire Department
(865)441-4273


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Sep 20, 2016

Registration now open for MPCC tumbling classes

Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will offer the following tumbling classes starting Nov. 1. Each session is six weeks.
• Mommy and Me (ages 18 months-3 years): Tuesdays, 3:30-4 p.m., $10
• Preschool (ages 3-5): Wednesdays, 11-11:45 a.m., $15
• Beginner (ages 4-7): Tuesdays, 4:15-5 p.m. or 5:15-6 p.m., $15
Participants will learn new techniques and execution of basics including rolls, splits, and backbends. Register in person at MPCC, Monday-Friday (7 a.m.-9 p.m.) and Saturday (9 a.m.-5 p.m.).
For more information, please call (423)434-5749.

CONTACT:
Rachel Bowers, program manager
Memorial Park Community Center 
(423)434-6224


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Sep 20, 2016

Parks and Rec adult basketball registration now open

Registration for Johnson City Parks and Recreation adult basketball is now open. Leagues include men’s church, men’s open and women’s open. Men are allowed to play on one team with a 14-game schedule. Women will play an eight-game schedule. Games will be at Johnson City schools and Carver Recreation Center.
Participants must be 16 and older; 16- to 18-year-olds must have a signed release form from a parent or guardian. Registration is open through Nov. 14. Fee is $400 for men’s teams and $200 for women’s teams, with a $5 fee for each non-city resident on a team’s roster. Teams may pick up rosters at the Winged Deer Athletic Tower Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Entry fee, team roster, and photo IDs of each player must be submitted at registration.
For more information, please call (423)283-5822.

CONTACT:
David Carmichel, athletics manager
Parks and Recreation
(423)283-5825


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Sep 20, 2016

Registration for Parks and Rec youth basketball now open

Registration for Johnson City Parks and Recreation youth basketball is now open. Boys and girls ages 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13 and 14-15 will play a 10-game schedule with a post-season tournament. Practices begin the week of Nov. 7; games will take place Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays starting Dec. 5.
Participants may register at the Winged Deer Park Athletic Office from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday or online at www.myjcparks/parksrec. Cost is $25 for city residents and $30 for non-city residents. Registration deadline is Oct. 23; a $20 late fee will be assessed as of Oct. 24.
For more information, please call (423)283-5822.

CONTACT:
David Carmichel, athletics manager
Parks and Recreation
(423)283-5825


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Sep 20, 2016

MPCC to offer Junior Lifeguarding class

Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will offer a Junior Lifeguarding class for ages 11-16 from 6:30-8 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning Oct. 25. Fee is $10 for the six-week program.
Junior Lifeguarding has a strong focus on developing swimming skills to help participants meet the Lifeguarding course prerequisite. The course also introduces participants to lifesaving skills, such as in-water rescues, use of a rescue tube, and first aid, CPR and AED.
Participants should be able to swim and bring a swimsuit to each class.
Please register by Oct. 25 at MPCC Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Program is limited to 20 participants.
For more information, please call (423)434-5749.

CONTACT:
Rachel Bowers, program manager
Memorial Park Community Center
(423)434-6224

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Sep 20, 2016

Golf Advisory Board to meet Sept. 28

The Johnson City Golf Advisory Board will meet at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at Pine Oaks Golf Course, 1709 Buffalo Road.

CONTACT:
Jim Hughes, Golf director
(423)483-5838


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Sep 19, 2016

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES for week of Sept. 19

Public Works projects:
• Roan Street (between Market and Water streets) – roadway improvements. Road closed. One lane of Water Street/Buffalo Street closed at times.
• Legion Street (State of Franklin Road to Alabama Street) – trail extension and improvements. Expect lane shifts and lane closures. Motorists are advised to use caution in this area.
• Boone and West Market streets – installation of box culvert. Intersection closed. Multiple lane and sidewalk closures in place over course of project.

Water/Sewer projects:
• Weaver Hill Road – water line replacement; lane closures
• Oak Park area at East Lakeview Drive – sewer rehab; flaggers present
• Snyder Drive – water line replacement; lane closures
• SR 326 interchange/East Poplar Street between Grover and Clairborne streets – move sewer line, install manholes; road closed
• Oak Grove area – water line replacement; flaggers present
• East Holston Avenue – water line replacement; flaggers present
• VA Access Road at West Market Street – water, sewer line replacement
• Poplar Ridge Road (Piney Flats) – water line installation; lane closures

Special events:

• The Science Hill High School Homecoming Parade will take place from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23. A portion of Liberty Bell Boulevard will be closed during the parade.

All work is weather permitting.

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Sep 16, 2016

Applications being accepted for Civil Service Commission

The Johnson City Board of Commissioners will consider three appointments to the Civil Service Commission. The Civil Service Commission addresses Police and Fire employees’ civil service grievances and meets quarterly. Each term is two years.

Applications may be picked up at the Municipal and Safety Building, 601 E. Main St., or may be mailed or faxed by calling (423)434-6009. To complete an application online, visit www.johnsoncitytn.org/boards. Deadline for submitting an application is Monday, Oct. 31. Applications are kept on file for current year only.

For more information regarding Civil Service Commission functions, please contact Richard Lockner at (423)434-6018.

CONTACT:
Sheri Keenan, administrative coordinator
Administration
(423)434-6009

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Sep 16, 2016

BZA Oct. 4 meeting canceled

The Johnson City Board of Zoning Appeals will not meet in October. The next BZA meeting will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. at the Municipal and Safety Building, 601 E. Main St.

CONTACT:
Steve Neilson, development coordinator
Development Services
(423)434-6053

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