Recent News

May 04, 2015

Water intake repaired; customers to resume normal usage Sunday a.m.

The pipe failure that occurred Saturday at the Watauga Water Treatment Plant has been resolved, and water levels are being restored. Customers may resume normal water usage Sunday morning.

The City of Johnson City thanks its customers for their cooperation and patience.

CONTACT:

Tom Witherspoon, director

Water and Sewer Services

(423)461-1645


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May 04, 2015

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES for week of May 4

Public Works projects:

• Skyline Drive (from Knob Creek Road to State of Franklin Road) – road improvements. Periodic closures from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Detours will be in place. Expect delays. Motorists are asked to avoid this area when possible.

• West Main Street (from Indian Ridge Road to Meredith Street) – roadway improvements. Road closed.

• West Market Street (100 block between Buffalo Street and Commerce Street) – sidewalk replacement. One lane closed periodically. Motorists are asked to use caution in this area.



Water/Sewer projects:

• 4504 Bristol Highway – sewer line extension

• Lillers Chapel – clean up, flushing/testing extension; lane closures

• Sunset Drive (Food City) – water line extension

• Indian Ridge Road – raising man hole frames/covers; lane closures

• Bob Fitz Road – water line extension



TDOT projects:

• SR 36 (Kingsport Highway) – water/sewer line replacement; motorists should be alert for new traffic patterns and lane shifts; temporary lane closures; motorists are asked to use extreme caution in this area and expect potential delays. (Summers-Taylor)



All work is weather permitting.







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May 02, 2015

Water intake down; customers asked to limit use

At approximately 2 p.m. today (Saturday, May 2), the City of Johnson City experienced an undetermined pipe failure at the Watauga Water Treatment Plant intake. Crews are working to determine necessary repairs. It is expected that the plant will resume treating water by 8 a.m. Sunday (May 3).

Customers are asked to delay non-essential water usages such as irrigation and washing of cars, clothes and dishes until noon Sunday. Some customers may experience low or no water pressure.

For more information, please call 461-1645.

CONTACT: Tom Witherspoon, director

Water and Sewer Services

(423)461-1645

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May 01, 2015

Senior Services announces Friday night dances

Put on your dancing shoes and join Senior Services the first and third Friday of each month to dance the night away. Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will host these Friday night dances with a live band from 7-10 p.m. May’s entertainment will be provided by Jerry Pierce (tonight) and the Barry Creek Band (May 15).

Participants are asked to bring a finger food to share. Cost is $5 in advance (by noon day of dance) or $7 at the door. Please register in person at the MPCC Senior Services desk.

For more information call (423) 434-6237.

CONTACT:

Kamela Easlic, program development supervisor

Senior Services

(423)434-6233


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May 01, 2015

Dealt a Deadly Hand murder mystery dinner at MPCC May 8

Citizens are invited to a whodunit night out Friday (May 8) at 6:30 p.m. Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will host Dealt a Deadly Hand, a mystery dinner presented by Murder Mystery Caravan. This spoof takes place at a casino where “making a killing” takes on a whole new meaning.

Admission is $10, which includes dinner. 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:

Kamela Easlic, program development supervisor

Senior Services

(423)434-6233


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May 01, 2015

Carver Rec hosting Mother’s Day crafts, reception

Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., invites youth to decorate a flower pot and create a special card for Mother’s Day. Craft sessions will take place from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Monday (May 4) for ages 6-12 and on Tuesday (May 5) for ages 13 and older.

These gifts will be presented at a Mother’s Day reception on Thursday (May 7) from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. There is no charge for the programs.

Please call 461-8830 for more information.

CONTACT:

Herb Greenlee, center supervisor

Carver Recreation Center

(423)461-8830


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Apr 29, 2015

Caregiver series offered at Senior Services

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational series designed to help family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings better, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions, and locate helpful resources.

Two experienced facilitators will conduct the six-week series, which will take place from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays starting May 12 at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St. Interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming will help participants gain valuable tools to implement in their daily lives.

Participants will receive The Caregiver Helpbook, valued at $25. While there is no cost for the program, donations to help offset the cost of books are appreciated.

For more information or to register, contact Patty Altman at Senior Services at (423)434-6235. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

For additional information on Powerful Tools for Caregivers workshops or other evidence-based programs offered locally, please contact, Tracy Buckles at the First Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability at (423)722-5109.

CONTACT:

Kamela Easlic, program development supervisor

Senior Services

(423)434-6233




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Apr 27, 2015

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES for week of April 27

Public Works projects:

• Skyline Drive (from Knob Creek Road to State of Franklin Road) – road improvements. Periodic closures from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Detours will be in place. Expect delays. Motorists are asked to avoid this area when possible.

• West Main Street (from Indian Ridge Road to Meredith Street) – roadway improvements. Road closed.

• West Market Street (100 block between Buffalo Street and Commerce Street) – sidewalk replacement. One lane closed periodically. Motorists are asked to use caution in this area.

• Indian Ridge Road (Market Street to State of Franklin) – resurfacing. Expect delays and occasional closures. Motorists are advised to use another route.



Water/Sewer projects:


• Judson Road – clean up

• 4504 Bristol Highway – sewer line extension

• Lillers Chapel – clean up

• Sunset Drive (Food City) – water line extension

• Indian Ridge Road/Skyline Drive – raising man hole frames/covers; lane closures

• Bob Fitz Road – water line extension



TDOT projects:

• SR 36 (Kingsport Highway) – water/sewer line replacement; motorists should be alert for new traffic patterns and lane shifts; temporary lane closures; motorists are asked to use extreme caution in this area and expect potential delays. (Summers-Taylor)



All work is weather permitting.



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Apr 27, 2015

Parks and Rec seeking seasonal workers

The Johnson City Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting applications for tennis instructors, camp counselors, umpires/scorekeepers, maintenance workers, lifeguards, and recreation workers for Carver Recreation Center, Memorial Park Community Center, and Princeton Arts Center.

Applications may be downloaded at www.johnsoncitytn.org/HR/ and are available in the Human Resources Office at the Municipal and Safety Building, 601 E. Main St. All applications must be returned to Human Resources.

CONTACT:

Missy Hollifield, office manager

Parks and Recreation

(423)283-5815


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Apr 27, 2015

Amateur Photographers Club reception set for May 7

Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will host the second annual Photography Display and Reception on behalf of the Amateur Photographers Club from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 7 in the Gathering Room. Admission is free.



The Senior Services Amateur Photographers Club meets the first Monday of each month from 1-3 pm. Citizens interested in photography are invited to join.



For more information, please call (423)434-6229.

CONTACT:



Amy Otto, program coordinator



Senior Services



(423)434-6229




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