Recent News

Apr 17, 2014

May BZA meeting canceled

The regularly scheduled May 6 meeting of the Johnson City Board of Zoning Appeals has been canceled. The next meeting is set for Tuesday, June 3 at 6 p.m. in the Commission Chambers of the Municipal and Safety Building, 601 E. Main St.

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

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Apr 17, 2014

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES for April 18-27

Public Works projects
• Broadway Street and East Main Street – intersection upgrades. Motorists are asked to use caution in this area.
• Antioch Road (from Justus Drive to Willow Springs Park entrance) – prep work for sidewalk installation. One lane closed periodically. Flagmen will be present. Motorists are asked to use caution in this area.
• West State of Franklin Road (from Buffalo to South Roan Streets) – curb and gutter installation. Eastbound lane will be closed until further notice. Motorists are asked to use caution in this area. 

Water and Sewer Services projects
• Boone Ridge Drive – sewer line extension
• Jays Drive – water line replacement; lane closures
• Cherry Street – sewer line maintenance
• 236 E. Main St. – fire line tap
• McKinley Road, South Barton Street, Burleson Street, South Center Street, First Street and South Beech Street – galvanized water line replacements 

TDOT projects
• State Route 36 (Kingsport Highway) – sewer and water 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)
• Interstate 26 (at State Route 75/Bobby Hicks Highway) – water replacement

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Apr 16, 2014

Music at Memorial Park starts April 26

Pack a picnic and head to the amphitheater at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., for the kickoff of Music at Memorial Park, Saturday, April 26 from 3-6 p.m. Rain date will be May 3.
This free concert, presented by DOTHERT Recording Studios and the Recreation and Senior Services divisions of Parks and Recreation, will feature winners from JC’s Got Talent and Kingsport Idol in addition to other area talent. The series will continue through the summer and will feature jazz, gospel, swing, and bluegrass.
For more information, please call (423)283-5820.

CONTACT:
Robin DiMona, recreation services manager
Parks and Recreation
(423)283-5820

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Apr 16, 2014

Memorial Park Community Center to host Princess Ball

Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., invites girls of all ages to put on their prettiest dresses and be princesses for the day on Saturday, May 3. The Princess Ball will be held from 1-3 p.m., and light refreshments will be served while the girls watch “Frozen.” For a special treat, participants can have their hair and makeup done. Cost is $3 per person. For more information, contact Sarah Whitted at (423)461-4852.

CONTACT:
Kelly Finney, center supervisor
Memorial Park Community Center
(423)434-5749

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Apr 15, 2014

JCPD offers tips bear safety tips

With the weather getting warmer, bears are coming out of hibernation and searching for food. This may lead bears into residential neighborhoods, where food and trash are readily available. Bears should not be fed by humans, either intentionally or by accident. For the safety of bears and people, please take the following safety tips under advisement:
• Never approach a bear.
• Do not leave food inside a car.
• Do not leave pet food outside and accessible to bears.
• Do not put trash outside in plastic bags. Secure it in a trash can and do not place the trash can at the curb the night before trash pickup. Put it out the day of trash pickup.
• Do not leave birdseed out this time of year. Birds do not need seeds right now, and it will attract bears instead.
• Clean grills and smokers well. Bears can be attracted to the smell if these are not cleaned.
According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA), bears will typically move through areas looking for food. Notifying the TWRA is only necessary if a bear continually lingers around a house or neighborhood. Residents are advised to call 911 if a bear is sighted in a populated area.
A TWRA representative will provide further information at the May 1 City Commission meeting, which will begin at 6 p.m. in the Commission Chambers of the Municipal and Safety Building, 601 E. Main St.
To contact the TWRA, call 1-800-332-0900 or (423)587-7037, or visit http://tn.gov/twra/bearmain.html to learn more.

CONTACT:
Maj. Karl Turner
Johnson City Police Department
(423)434-6149

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Apr 14, 2014

BOC to meet Saturday

The Board of Commissioners will meet at 8 a.m. Saturday (April 19) to discuss strategic planning. This work session will take place in the Administrative Conference Room of the Municipal and Safety Building, 601 E. Main St.

CONTACT:
Becky Hilbert, director
Community Relations
(423)434-6021 

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Apr 11, 2014

MPCC to offer line dancing workshop

Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will offer a line dancing workshop from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, April 26. This program is open to adults and youth ages 5-12 (all youth must be accompanied by an adult).
Instructor Rachel Pearson will offer instruction for all levels, from beginner to advanced, using a variety of contemporary dance moves to various musical genres. Light refreshments will be served.
Fee is $8 for adults and $5 for youth. Please call 434-5749 for more information.

CONTACT:
Kelly Finney, center supervisor
Memorial Park Community Center
(423)434-5749

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Apr 11, 2014

MPCC to offer Special Day for Special Kids

Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will offer a “Special Day for Special Kids,” designed for children with physical and developmental disabilities and their families, on Saturday, April 26. From 1-3 p.m., the entire family is invited for lunch, holiday-themed crafts and other surprises. This is a free event. Please call 434-5749 by Friday, April 25 to register.

CONTACT:
Kelly Finney, center supervisor
Memorial Park Community Center
(423)434-5750

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Apr 11, 2014

Bobby Horton to perform at MPCC Monday

Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will host famed historian and instrumentalist Bobby Horton from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Monday (April 14). The program is free and open to the public.
Horton will perform tales of riverboat culture and the music that influenced Mark Twain’s childhood and shaped his memorable characters.
The program is presented by the ETSU Mary B. Martin School of the Arts and the Senior Services Division.
For more information, please call 434-6237.

CONTACT:
Kamela Easlic, program development supervisor
Senior Services
(423)434-6233

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Apr 09, 2014

Senior Center Foundation Board to meet next Thursday

The Senior Center Foundation Board will hold a called meeting at 8 a.m. on Thursday, April 17 at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St. For more information, contact Sue Orr at 434-6232.

CONTACT:
Sue Orr, director
Senior Services
(423)434-6232

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