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Jun 22, 2016

Golf courses to honor veterans with free golf, cart

Pine Oaks and Buffalo Valley golf courses will offer veterans and current military a free round of golf plus cart on Monday, July 4, from noon until closing. Participants must provide their military ID.
“This is the third year we’ve offered free golf as a thank you to our veterans, and it’s just a small token of our appreciation for their service to our country and the sacrifices they have made for our freedom,” said Golf Director Jim Hughes.
Veterans will be accommodated on a first-come, first-serve basis and may be placed in groups as is necessary for efficient play.
For more information, please call 434-6250.

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

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Jun 22, 2016

Youth soccer registration deadline Sunday

The deadline for Johnson City Parks and Recreation youth soccer registration is quickly approaching. Sunday (June 26) is the last day to sign up for youth soccer without a $20 late registration fee. Practices will begin the week of July 18; games begin the week of Aug. 8 (one weekday and one Saturday game). Ages 3-5 will be on coed teams, and ages 6-15 will be divided into boys and girls teams.
Cost is $25 for city residents and $30 for non-city residents. Registration is available online at www.myjcparks.com and at the Winged Deer Park Athletic Office, 4137 Bristol Highway. In person registration hours are 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8-3 p.m. Saturday, and 9-4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, please call 283-5822.

CONTACT:
David Carmichel, athletics manager
Parks and Recreation
(423)434-5825

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Jun 20, 2016

MPCC to offer Tai Chi for Arthritis and QiGong classes

Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will offer two fitness classes for ages 50 and older July 6 through Aug. 29. Each class is $64 for 16 sessions or $5 a class ($32 or $2.50 a class for Silver Sneakers® eligible participants.) Pre-registration and payment are required in person at MPCC by July 6. All 16 sessions are recommended for optimum results. 

• Tai Chi for Arthritis: 11 a.m.-noon, Mondays and Wednesdays. This is a low-impact class modified for seniors and is recommended by the Arthritis Foundation and CDC for arthritis relief and fall prevention.
• QiGong: noon-1 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays. QiGong is an ancient Chinese system of self-healing exercises using proper body alignment with slow, controlled movement.
For more information, please call (423)434-6237.

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

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Jun 20, 2016

MPCC to offer Beach Mania fitness classes

Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will offer Beach Mania fitness classes at 8:30 a.m. on Fridays, July 1-22. These classes are open to adults and will include workouts (on land, not water) with beach balls. Cost is $2 per class.
For more information, call (423)434-6237.

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


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Jun 20, 2016

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES for week of June 20

Public Works projects:
• Towne Acres Subdivision – resurfacing preparations. Motorists advised to use caution in this area.
• North Hills 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.
• West Market Street (at Knob Creek Road northwest corner) – intersection improvements. No access to turn lane onto Market during construction.
• Seminole Drive (between Ashley Road and Forestdale Lane) – drainage improvements. Lane closures possible. Detours will be in place.
• Creek Drive (between Ashley Road and Forestdale Lane) – drainage improvements. Closures possible. Detours will be in place.

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
• 334 Roland Drive – sewer line maintenance
• Glass Road at Lake Meadows – water line replacement; lane closures
• King Street – water/sewer line replacement; closed between Roan and Boone streets
• Oak Park area at East Lakeview Drive – sewer rehabilitation project; flaggers present
• Circle Drive and Dogwood Street – water line replacement; flaggers present

 All work is weather permitting.

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Jun 20, 2016

BOC special called meeting set for Thursday

The Johnson City Board of Commissioners will hold a special called meeting at 8 a.m. Thursday (June 23) in the Commission Chambers of the Municipal and Safety Building, 601 E. Main St., to consider the following:
• Third Reading of Ordinance 4602-16, to establish the property tax rates, appropriate funds, and adopt a budget for fiscal year July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. Copies of these items are available for review at the City Recorder’s Office.

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



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Jun 15, 2016

MPCC to host outing to Sherrod Library/Archives of Appalachia

Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will host an outing for all ages to East Tennessee State University’s Sherrod Library/Archives of Appalachia on Friday, July 15. Participants will use the Archives to research genealogy and Appalachian history.
The Senior Services bus will leave from Memorial Park Community Center at 9:45 a.m. Cost is $1 per person, and space is limited. Pre-registration and payment at the Senior Services front desk is required by Thursday, July 14.
For more information, please call (423)434-6229.

CONTACT: 
Chryl McLaughlin, program coordinator
Senior Services
(423)434-6226

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Jun 15, 2016

Registration deadline extended for women’s fast-pitch league

Registration for the Johnson City Parks and Recreation women’s fast-pitch softball league has been extended through Monday (June 20). Games begin the week of June 27 at Metro-Kiwanis Park and will be played on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning at 6:30 p.m. Teams will play a 10-game schedule with a single-elimination tournament at the end of the season. This is the only women’s fast-pitch league in the Tri-Cities and Western North Carolina region.
The league is open to adult women but 16- and 17-year-olds may play with guardian’s permission. Cost is $300 per team plus a $5 fee for non-City residents. Registrations will be accepted at the Winged Deer Park Athletic Office, 4137 Bristol Highway. Office hours are 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Entry fees, roster and photo IDs must be submitted with registration.
For more information, please call (423)283-5822.

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


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Jun 14, 2016

Volunteer needed for Board of Building Codes

The Johnson City Board of Commissioners soon will consider an appointment for a general contractor who builds residential homes (residential building representative) to the Board of Building Codes. Applicants must be City residents.
This board is responsible for hearing and deciding appeals and variances to the Johnson City Building Code. The board also decides questions of code interpretation and recommends any code changes to the Board of Commissioners. Each term is three years. The board meets on an as-needed basis on the first Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m.
Any citizen who is interested in serving as a member of the Board of Building Codes may submit an application online at www.johnsoncitytn.org/boards or may obtain one by calling the Community Relations Department at (423)434-6021. For more information regarding this board, please call the Codes Enforcement Office at (423)434-6048. Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, June 29.

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


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Jun 13, 2016

Volunteers needed for kids triathlon

Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., is in need of volunteers for the fourth annual Dive, Ride & Stride Kids Triathlon on Saturday, Aug. 20. Assistance will be needed for water stations, safety patrol, award distribution, and transition areas. Most volunteers will be asked to report to Legion Street Pool by 7:30 a.m. on race day.
For more information or to sign up, please contact Kelly Finney at (423)434-5758 or kfinney@johnsoncitytn.org.

CONTACT:
Kelly Finney, center supervisor
Memorial Park Community Center 
(423)434-5758

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