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Feb 10, 2016

FYI: JCPD accepting applications for Citizen's Police Academy

The Johnson City Police Department is accepting applications for the 45th session of the Citizen’s Police Academy. The first session is scheduled for Monday, April 25, 2016.

The nine-week academy is designed to develop a better understanding and awareness of the police role in the community through a hands-on approach.

Participants must be at least 21 years old, physically able to meet training requirements, available to attend nine three-hour weekly sessions and one eight-hour Saturday session, available to ride with a patrol officer for two eight-hour shifts, sign required waivers and agreements, and have no criminal history.

Applications may be obtained from the Johnson City Police Department Community Services, 601 East Main Street. After 5 p.m., applications may be obtained from Johnson City Police Records at the same address. Applications can also be accessed on Johnson City’s website at www.johnsoncitytn.org/police.

Deadline for registration is April 15, 2016. Applications must be returned by that date for processing.

For more information, call Glenda Aschenback at 434-6170.

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Feb 10, 2016

BOC workshop canceled

The Johnson City Board of Commissioners workshop that was scheduled for 5:30 p.m. today (Wednesday, Feb. 10) has been canceled.

CONTACT:
Beth Greene, executive assistant
Administration
(423)434-6002


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Feb 10, 2016

Adult softball registration under way

Johnson City Parks and Recreation is currently accepting registrations for spring adult softball. Leagues include: Men’s Open and Church; Coed Open and Church.
Men’s leagues play a 14-game schedule (Tuesdays and Thursdays) with a single-elimination tournament. Men’s entry fees are $400 plus $5 for every non-City resident.
Coed leagues play a 10-game schedule (Mondays and Wednesdays) with a single-elimination tournament. Coed and Women’s fees are $300 plus $5 for every non-City resident.
Entry fee, roster, and photo identification for each player must be turned in at the time of registration. Deadline for entries is April 4. League play will begin the week of April 18. The coaches meeting will be held March 31 at 5:30 p.m. at the Winged Deer Park Athletic Tower.
Registrations can be completed online at www.johnsoncitytn.org/parksrec and at the Winged Deer Park Athletic Office, 4137 Bristol Highway. Office hours are 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For further information, please call 283-5822.

CONTACT:
David Carmichel, athletics manager
Parks and Recreation
(423)283-5822


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Feb 10, 2016

MPCC to hold Irish Dance Class

Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will offer a four-week Irish Dance Class from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Fridays beginning Feb. 26. Participants ages 8 and older will learn Irish dance steps and sequences like those seen on River Dance and Lord of the Dance. Please dress in comfortable clothing. Shoes can be Irish ghillies, ballet slippers, jazz shoes or tennis shoes.
Class fee for the four-week session is $35. Pre-registration is not required.
For more information, call (423)434-5749.

CONTACT:
Sarah Jennings, program coordinator
Memorial Park Community Center 
(423)461-4852

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Feb 09, 2016

New traffic signals begin flashing operation Wednesday

New traffic signals at the intersections of Princeton Road/East Oakland Avenue and Southwest Avenue/University Parkway will be activated at 10 a.m. Wednesday (Feb. 10). These signals will have a flashing operation only until Feb. 23, to help drivers become accustomed to their presence. The main roads will have a flashing yellow signal to advise motorists to use caution proceeding through the intersection. The side streets will have a flashing red signal to show that drivers are still required to stop and not proceed until traffic clears.

These two signals are a part of a project that includes new installations and upgrades to existing signals. The project – which is financed with federal funds – is a collaboration between Johnson City and the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

CONTACT:
Anthony Todd, engineer
Public Works – Traffic 
(423)975-2733


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Feb 08, 2016

Lane closure on North Roan planned for overnight Thursday

Water and Sewer Services will be performing sewer line maintenance on North Roan Street between Boones Creek Road and Old Gray Station Road from 8 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 11) until 5 a.m. Friday (Feb. 12), weather permitting. One northbound lane will be closed while work takes place.
For more information, please call 461-1643.

CONTACT:
Michael Manuel, assistant water/wastewater maintenance superintendent
Water and Sewer Services
(423)975-2638


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Feb 08, 2016

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES for week of Feb. 8

Public Works projects:
• State of Franklin Road (at Med Tech corridor) – turn lane closed until further notice.

Water/Sewer projects:
• Pine Grove Street (off Unaka Avenue) – water line replacement; lane closures
• Amoyee Drive – water line replacement; lane closures
• Douglas Chapel Road – water line installation; lane closures
• 4524 N. Roan St. – sewer line repair; lane closures (overnight Thursday only)
• Bristol Highway (5000 block) – water line replacement
• Boone Avenue, Brightridge Drive, Roseview Drive – water line replacement; lane closures
• 902 Mountainview Road – sewer line repair

TDOT projects:
• SR 36 between SR 354 and SR 75: Motorists can expect intermittent lane closures throughout the project. These closures should not last more than a few minutes. Traffic has been shifted on SR36 to the inside lanes from Boone Avenue up to Oak Grove. Transitions for these lane shifts are designated by pavement markings and construction barrels. Browns Road is closed but can be accessed via Boones Creek Road. Orchard Avenue is closed. Traffic is still shifted at Spurgeon Island Road. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use caution in this area.
All work is weather permitting.

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Feb 05, 2016

BOC to hold workshop Wednesday

The Johnson City Board of Commissioners will hold a workshop at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 10) at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., to discuss long-range planning.

CONTACT:
Beth Greene, executive assistant
Administration
(423)434-6002


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Feb 05, 2016

Grant workshop scheduled for Feb. 11

An application workshop for the FY 16-17 THDA Emergency Solutions Grant will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 11) in the Administrative Conference Room of the Municipal and Safety Building, 601 E. Main St. The Emergency Solutions Grant Program awards funds to eligible non-profit agencies that provide services to the homeless and those at risk of being homeless in Johnson City. If your agency is interested in applying for this funding, please plan to send a representative to this meeting.

For more information, contact Diane Bradley, Community Development program manager, at (423)434-6293 or dbradley@johnsoncitytn.org.

CONTACT:
Diane Bradley, Program Manager
Community Development
(423)434-6293


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Feb 03, 2016

Who Killed Mimsy murder mystery at MPCC Feb. 12

Citizens are invited to a whodunit at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Friday, Feb. 12. Who Killed Mimsy will be presented by Murder Mystery Caravan. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.; show starts at 7 p.m. You don’t want to miss this hilarious murder mystery!

Admission is $10, which includes a dessert buffet. Pre-registration and payment are required in advance. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Register in person at the MPCC Senior Services desk. For more information, call (423)434-6237.

CONTACT:

Amy Otto, program coordinator

Senior Services

(423)434-6229


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