Recent News

May 26, 2016

West Walnut taskforce to meet Wednesday

The West Walnut Street Corridor Taskforce will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday (June 1) in the Administrative Conference Room of the Municipal and Safety Building, 601 E. Main St. All interested parties are encouraged to attend.

CONTACT:
Joe Wise, chairman
Planning Commission
(423)202-2509

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May 25, 2016

Senior Services to offer Friday Night Dance June 3

Citizens are invited to put on their dancing shoes and join Senior Services from 7-10 p.m. on June 3 for a Friday Night Dance. Jerry Pierce and the Nightlife Band will provide musical entertainment for the dance, which will be held at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St.
Participants are asked to bring a finger food to share. Cost is $5 in advance (at MPCC Senior Services desk by noon day of dance) or $7 at the door.
For more information, call (423)434-6237.

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


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May 23, 2016

BOC budget work session set for Thursday

The Johnson City Board of Commissioners will hold a budget work session at 4 p.m. Thursday (May 26) in the Administrative Conference Room of the Municipal and Safety Building, 601 E. Main St.

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

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May 23, 2016

City seeking input on website

The City of Johnson City is calling on citizens to offer feedback on the City’s website, www.johnsoncitytn.gov. The City’s web design team will collect input from the short, 10-question survey and use it to make enhancements that reflect the community’s use of the site.
The survey is available through June 30 under the Most Popular section of the City’s homepage or via direct link at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/cojcwebsurvey.

CONTACT: Lisa Sagona, director
Information Technology
(423)232-1789

Wendy Graham, communications specialist
Information Technology
(423)434-6076


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May 23, 2016

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES for week of May 23

Public Works projects:
• Antioch Road (Beechwood Drive to Bank Saylor Road) – finishing trail installation (backfilling).
• Towne Acres and Camelot Subdivision – resurfacing preparations. Motorists advised to use caution in this area.
• King Street (between Roan Street and Boone Street) – conduit installation. Road will be closed. Detours will be in place.
• Legion Street (State of Franklin Road to Orleans Street) – conduit installation. Lane closures. Detours will be in place.
• Walnut Street (between State of Franklin Road and McKinley Road) – intersection improvements. One lane closed periodically. Motorists advised to use caution in this area.
• Holston Avenue (between Stuart Street and New Street) – traffic calming device installation. One lane closed periodically. Motorists advised to use caution in this area.

Water/Sewer projects:
• SR 75 (between Cash Avenue and Muddy Creek Road) – water line replacement
• Roan Street (between Market and Water streets) – water/sewer line replacement; road closed
• 1700 block of Skyline Drive – sewer tap installation; flaggers present
• Glass Road at Lake Meadows – water line replacement; lane closures
• 602 Highway 75 – water line installation

All work is weather permitting.


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May 20, 2016

Home Sweet Homicide murder mystery at MPCC June 10

Citizens are invited to a whodunit at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., on Friday, June 10. Home Sweet Homicide will be presented by Murder Mystery Caravan. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the 1890s Sherlock Holmes spoof starts at 7 p.m.
Admission is $10, which includes dinner. Pre-registration and payment are required by Tuesday, June 7. 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:
Debbie Fogle, program coordinator
Senior Services
(423)434-6231


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May 17, 2016

Volunteers needed to serve on JCDA board

The Johnson City Board of Commissioners soon will consider five appointments to the Johnson City Development Authority Board. Each appointee’s term is three years. This board is charged with promoting economic redevelopment, reinvestment with land uses, raising capital, generating revenue, and acting to promote the general health, safety, and welfare of Johnson City with an emphasis on downtown.

Applications are available at the Municipal and Safety Building, 601 E. Main St., and can be faxed or mailed by calling (423)434-6002. To complete an application online, please visit www.johnsoncitytn.org/boards. The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, June 3. Applications are kept on file for current year only.

For more information regarding the Johnson City Development Authority, please contact Dianna Cantler at 202-3510 or cantler@thewcedc.com.

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

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May 17, 2016

MPCC pool closed

The Memorial Park Community Center pool, 510 Bert St., will be closed for the remainder of the day due to a maintenance issue.

CONTACT:
Sam Miller, recreation services manager
Parks and Recreation
(423)283-5820


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May 16, 2016

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES for week of May 16

Public Works projects:
• Antioch Road (Beechwood Drive to Bank Saylor Road) – finishing trail installation (backfilling).
• Towne Acres and Camelot Subdivision – resurfacing preparations. Motorists advised to use caution in this area.
• King Street (between Roan Street and Boone Street) – conduit installation. Road will be closed between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Detours will be in place.
• Legion Street (State of Franklin Road to Orleans Street) – conduit installation. Lane closures. Detours will be in place.
• Walnut Street (at Antioch Road) – sidewalk installation. One lane closed periodically. Motorists advised to use caution in this area.

Water/Sewer projects:

• SR 75 (between Cash Avenue and Muddy Creek Road) – water line replacement
• Roan Street (between Market and Water streets) – water/sewer line replacement; road closed
• 1838 Bristol Highway – water line maintenance
• 606 N. Roan St. (Watauga Avenue-Myrtle Avenue alley) – water tap; flaggers present at times
• Glass Road at Lake Meadows – water line replacement; lane closures
• Boone Avenue, Brightridge Drive, Roseview Drive – water line replacement; lane closures

 All work is weather permitting.

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May 16, 2016

Applications being accepted for EMS board

The Johnson City Board of Commissioners soon will consider one appointment to the Washington County/Johnson City Emergency Medical Services Board of Directors. This board meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. Board members are responsible for the oversight of Washington County/Johnson City EMS, which includes ambulance transport, first responder medical response, and rescue services. Each term is three years.
Any citizen who is interested in serving may apply online at www.johnsoncitytn.org/boards; may pick up an application at the Municipal and Safety Building, 601 E. Main St.; or may call 434-6002 for an application to be mailed or faxed. Application deadline is June 3.
For more information regarding EMS, please contact Dan Wheeley at 975-5500 or dwheeley@wcjcems.org.

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


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