Recent News

Aug 29, 2014

Civil Service Commission to meet Thursday

The Civil Service Commission will meet Thursday (Sept. 4) at 9 a.m. in the Commission Chambers of the Municipal and Safety Building, 601 E. Main St.

CONTACT:
Richard Lockner, HR generalist
Human Resources
(423)434-6195

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Aug 29, 2014

Food co-op survey now available

The Livable Communities Committee of the Community Partnerships Initiative of Johnson City/Jonesborough/Washington County is exploring interest in and support for a food co-op in the Johnson City area. Citizens are encouraged to visit www.johnsoncitytn.org and click on “Johnson City Food Cooperative Survey” under “Most Popular” to provide vital feedback on this endeavor. Participants will have the option to provide contact information so they can be kept up-to-date on potential development of a co-op.

CONTACT:
Steve Baldwin, Community Development coordinator
Development Services
(423)434-6291

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Aug 29, 2014

East Main Street work to resume Wednesday

Public Works crews will resume work on the road improvements to East Main Street next week. To allow for construction of new curbs on the north side of the street, the westbound lane will be closed between South Broadway Street and Bert Street starting Wednesday morning (Sept. 3). Traffic coming from the direction of Elizabethton will be detoured at the intersection of Broadway. Traffic going toward Elizabethton will be able to travel eastbound as usual. This closure is expected to be in place for approximately three weeks.

CONTACT:
Mike Arsenault, assistant director
Public Works
(423)975-2707
 

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Aug 29, 2014

MPCC to offer Wiffle-Waffle Breakfast and Game

In honor of National Waffle Week, Senior Services will offer a Wiffle ball game and waffle breakfast on Tuesday (Sept. 2) at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St. Game starts at 9 a.m.; breakfast will be served to participants from 9:30-11 a.m. Entry fee is $2 per person.
For more information and registration, please call 434-6237.

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

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Aug 29, 2014

Senior Olympics entry form now available at MPCC

First District Tennessee Senior Olympics entry forms are now available at the Senior Services desk at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St. Entry deadline is Sept. 12 (no late registrations will be accepted). Entry fee is $25; extra fees apply to golf and bowling. The Olympic Games will be held Oct. 11-22 at various locations throughout the Tri-Cities.
For more information and registration, please call 434-6237.

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

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Aug 29, 2014

Line dance party set for Sept. 13

In honor of National Line Dance Week, Senior Services will offer a line dance party on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 2-5 p.m. at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St. The party will include a Cutest Western Outfit contest with prizes, corn hole, refreshments, a photo booth, and beginner line dances for the first hour. Admission is $3 per person. The event is open to all ages.
For more information and registration, please call 434-6237.

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

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Aug 27, 2014

FYI: 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over'

The Johnson City Police Department will be placing additional officers on the streets this Labor Day weekend on the lookout for impaired drivers. These high visibility patrols will be conducted in partnership with the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. The Governor’s Highway Safety Office is providing grant overtime funding for Johnson City officers to conduct these DUI enforcement patrols aimed at removing impaired drivers from the road during this busy holiday weekend.
The Johnson City Police Department reminds everyone that buzzed driving is drunk driving. Getting behind the wheel after even just one too many drinks can lead to disaster. Preliminary figures indicate there have been 3,981 crashes involving alcohol-impaired drivers on Tennessee roadways from January 1 through August 15, 2014. That is 339 fewer (down 7.8%) than the 4,320 crashes during those same time period in 2013.
During the 2013 Labor Day holiday, 16 motorists died in 15 fatal traffic crashes across Tennessee, six of which were alcohol-related (38%). That is an increase from the 13 people killed (23.1%) in vehicle crashes during the 2012 holiday weekend. Seat belt usage is another contributing factor in crashes across the state. So far in 2014, 50% of all motor vehicle occupants killed in traffic crashes were not wearing a safety restraint. 

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Aug 27, 2014

Senior Services announces vacation photo contest

Senior Services wants to see your best shot! Beginning next Tuesday (Sept. 2), residents are encouraged to submit up to five vacation photos to the Senior Services desk at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St. Name, address and phone number must be placed on the back of each submitted photo. Senior Services members and staff will select Best Photo and Runner-up, Funniest Photo and Staff Favorite. Prizes will be awarded Sept. 24.
Only 3x5 and 4x6 photos will be accepted. Deadline for entry is Sept. 5; photos will be on display in the lobby through Sept. 19.
For more information, please call (423)434-6237.

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

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Aug 26, 2014

Customers advised of temporary water/sewer emergency number

Johnson City Water and Sewer customers are advised that from 6:30 until 8:30 tonight (Tuesday, Aug. 26), the published Water and Sewer Services emergency number will not be available. This line also will be down for about 10 minutes overnight.
Any water/sewer emergency or outage during these times should be reported to 218-7634. 

CONTACT:
Tom Witherspoon, director
Water and Sewer Services
(423)434-6061
 

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Aug 26, 2014

Agenda review moved to Wednesday

Due to the Labor Day holiday, next week’s Board of Commissioners agenda review meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday (Sept. 3) at 6 p.m.

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

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