Recent News

Jul 16, 2018

Sesquicentennial Commission meeting canceled

The Johnson City Sesquicentennial Commission will not meet Wednesday (July 18). The next meeting is set for 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 25 in the Administrative Conference Room of the Municipal and Safety Building, 601 E. Main St. 

CONTACT: Rebecca Henderson, chairwoman
Sesquicentennial Commission
423-929-3515

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Jul 13, 2018

Volunteers needed for Public Art Committee

The Johnson City Board of Commissioners will consider three appointments to the Public Art Committee. All matters concerning public art including monuments, murals and other creative efforts of individuals or groups are first referred to the Public Art Committee for consideration and recommendation to the Board of Commissioners. Each term is three years.
Any potential appointee should be interested in community affairs and must be a resident of the city. Interested citizens may submit an application online at www.johnsoncitytn.org/boards; may pick up an application at the Municipal and Safety Building, 601 E. Main St.; or may call 423-434-6009 for an application to be mailed or faxed. The deadline for submitting an application is Aug. 17. Applications are kept on file for current year only.
For more information, contact Public Works Director Phil Pindzola at 434-6080. 

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

 

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Jul 11, 2018

MPCC offers Microsoft PowerPoint series

Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., and instructor Morgen Marshall will guide participants through how to create compelling Microsoft PowerPoint presentations in a four-part series from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in July. Class schedule is as follows:
July 10: Making and embedding video
July 17: Presentation of Week One PowerPoint
July 24: Preparing and inserting outside documents, tables and graphs
July 31: Presentation of Final PowerPoint
Cost is $5 per class. Ages 18 and older are welcome. Some computer knowledge is necessary. Participants will need to bring a “thumb” or USB drive. Please register in person at the Senior Services desk.
For more information, call 423-434-6237.

CONTACT: John Harrell, program coordinator
Memorial Park Community Center
423-434-6229

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Jul 09, 2018

Boones Creek water outage planned

Johnson City water customers in and around Highland Church Road may experience low pressure and/or outages late Wednesday and early Thursday while work is performed for the new Boones Creek K-8 school. The following areas may be affected from 10 p.m. Wednesday until 5:30 a.m. Thursday:
• Michael’s Ridge Boulevard
• Laurel Canyon
• Sunset Ridge Court
• Sunset Meadows Court
• Hales Chapel Road
• Highland Parc
• The Ridges
• Garland Farms
• Keeland Drive
• Trotter Land
• Paul Saylor Road
• AA Deakins Road
• Highland Church Road
• Olde Oaks Drive
• Magnolia Ridge Drive
• Chestnut Ridge Drive
• Hairetown Road
• Shadden Road
• Sulfur Springs

Residents in these areas are advised not to irrigate while work takes place.
The City apologizes for any inconvenience. For more information, please call 461-1645. 

CONTACT: Michael Manuel, assistant water/wastewater maintenance superintendent
Water and Sewer Services
423-975-2638

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Jul 09, 2018

Registration begins for adult fall softball; umpires, scorekeepers needed

Johnson City Parks and Recreation league fees for adult softball are now being accepted at the Winged Deer Park Athletic Office, 4137 Bristol Highway. League play begins Aug. 20. Men’s, women’s, and coed (church, industrial and open) leagues have a 10-game schedule. An eight-game schedule is offered for the 50 and older league. Players in this league must be at least 50 during the 2018 calendar year.
The deadline to register and pay fees is Aug. 3. Entry fee is $300 for men’s, women’s and coed teams; $200 for the 50+ age division. An additional $5 will be charged for each non-resident. Teams must provide roster and photo IDs at the time of registration. Please make checks payable to the City of Johnson City. Church teams must pay with a church check, and industrial teams must pay by a company check.
Once fees are paid, practices are permitted once per week during daylight hours. Teams will be charged for practices under the lights. Practices officially begin July 23 and are scheduled once the team entry fees are paid. ASA-registered umpires and paid scorekeepers will be scheduled for each game.
Those interested in becoming umpires or scorekeepers can fill out application at the Winged Deer Park Athletic Office. Applicants must be at least 16, be knowledgeable about the sport and pass a background check.

For information, call 423-283-5822. 

CONTACT: David Carmichel, athletics manager 
Parks and Recreation 
423-283-5825

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Jul 06, 2018

Youth soccer registration to begin; volunteer coaches, officials needed

Johnson City Parks and Recreation’s youth soccer registration will take place July 9-Aug. 12. Boys and girls ages 3-15 as of Aug. 15 are eligible to participate.
Practices begin Aug. 18, and the season begins Sept. 8. Age divisions 3-5, 6-7 and 8-9 will play at Civitan Park; 10-11 and 12-Up teams will play at Winged Deer Park.
Register in person at the Winged Deer Park Athletic Office from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday or 8 a.m.-noon on Saturdays. Special registration times for Aug. 11 will be 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Aug. 12 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Registration forms must be returned to the Athletics Office. Registration fee is $25 for city residents, $30 for non-city residents. Checks should be made payable to the City of Johnson City. A late fee of $20 will be applied after Aug. 12. To register online, go to www.myjcparks.org.
Volunteer coaches also are needed. A coaches meeting will be held at the Athletics Office on Aug. 7 at 5:30 p.m. League materials will be distributed and the upcoming season’s rules/regulations will be discussed.
Anyone interested in becoming a soccer official can fill out an application at the Winged Deer Athletics Office. Officials must be at least 16, knowledgeable about the sport, and able to pass a background check. An officials meeting will be held at the Athletics Office at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 15.
For more information, call 423-283-5822. 

CONTACT: David Carmichel, athletics manager
Parks and Recreation
423-283-5825

CONTACT: David Carmichel, athletics manager
Parks and Recreation
423-283-5825

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Jul 06, 2018

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES for week of July 9

Public Works projects:
• East Ninth Avenue (Oakland Avenue to Lester Harris Road) – closed to thru traffic for improvements. Motorists are asked to use caution in this area.
• Forest Avenue (Between Lester Harris Road and Ridgeway Drive) – sidewalk and curb installation. Road closures possible. Detours will be in place. Motorists are asked to use caution in this area.
• Lester Harris Road (between Forest Avenue and Woodland Avenue) – curb installation. Road closures possible. Detours will be in place. Motorists are asked to use caution in this area.
• Carter Crossing Subdivision – preparation for resurfacing. No on-street parking will be allowed from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Motorists should expect lane closures and delays and should use caution in this area.

Water/Sewer projects:
• Chamber Drive and Dennis Drive – tank construction; road closed at construction site
• Austin Springs Road (200-300 block) – water line replacement; lane closures
• Ford Creek Road (east of Douglas Shed Road) – water line construction; lane closures
• Allison Road (300-400 block) – sewer line installation; lane closures
• Guaranda Drive – water line replacement; lane closures
• Highland Church Road – water line replacement; lane closures

All work is weather permitting.

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Jul 05, 2018

Next lakeside concert to feature the Beach Nite Band




Carolina beach music featuring soul, R&B, disco, blues, boogie, and memorable oldies will fill the air at Winged Deer Park’s Goulding Amphitheatre Thursday, July 12 when the Beach Nite Band takes the stage. Based out of the western Virginia/southern West Virginia region, the Beach Nite Band includes three vocalists, two keyboards, two brass instruments, drums and a highly qualified sound engineer. The group has been providing live entertainment for decades; all band members previously performed with doo-wop group The Collegians for more than 20 years.
This free concert takes place from 7-9 p.m. Lawn chairs are encouraged, and concessions will be available. Winged Deer Park is located at 4137 Bristol Highway, and the lakefront amphitheater is off Carroll Creek Road. For more information, call 423-283-5815, email jcparksinfo@johnsoncitytn.org, or go to www.facebook.com/jcparkstn.
The remainder of this year’s concert schedule is as follows:
• Thursday, July 12, 7-9 p.m. – Beach Nite Band
• Thursday, July 19, 7-9 p.m. – CrossRoad Band
• Thursday, July 26, 7-9 p.m. – Kids Our Age
• Thursday, Aug. 2, 7-9 p.m. – Heavy Country
• Thursday, Aug. 9, 7-9 p.m. – Shellem Cline

The Lakeside Concert Series is sponsored by The News & Neighbor and 101.5 WQUT, Tri-Cities’ Classic Rock. 

CONTACT: Mary Ann Kinch, marketing and events manager
Parks and Recreation
423-283-5827
 

CONTACT: Mary Ann Kinch, marketing and events manager
Parks and Recreation
423-283-5827 

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Jul 02, 2018

Senior Services offers free healthful tips, tests and services

Throughout July, Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will offer free classes, presentations and screenings to improve health and well-being.
• Safe Nail Salon Services Revealed: Monday, July 16, 10:30-11:30 a.m., all ages. Learn what a nail salon professional should and shouldn’t be doing as well as tips to stay safe and healthy with beautiful nails and sandal-ready toes. Preregister by calling 423-434-6237. For more information, call 423-434-6230.
• Nutrition and Supplements for Seniors: Monday, July 23, 10:30-11:30 a.m., ages 50+. Join ETSU Associate Dean of Research Dr. Andrew Clark as he discusses the unique dietary needs of seniors and the latest research on supplements. Which ones are most beneficial and why? Preregister by calling 423-434-6237.
• Diabetes: Stop it Before it Starts: Wednesday, July 25, 7:30-9:30 a.m., all ages. Participants can have their blood sugar tested and will learn about an upcoming series known to help prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes in at-risk individuals. Please fast eight to 12 hours before test. No registration required.
• Chair Massages: Relax and Recharge: Thursday, July 26, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., ages 50+. Enjoy a free 15-minute chair massage to relax and relieve muscle tension provided by Reflections of Health School of Massage. Call 423-434-6237 to schedule an appointment.

For more information about these or other offerings and/or programs, call Senior Services at 423-434-6237. 

CONTACT: Deb Fogle, manager
Senior Services 
423-434-6231

CONTACT: Deb Fogle, manager
Senior Services 
423-434-6231



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Jun 28, 2018

Section of New Street closed Friday

The 400 block of New Street (between East Watauga and East Myrtle avenues) will be closed from 8:15 a.m. until approximately 3:30 p.m. Friday (June 29) while sewer line repair takes place. Drivers are asked to avoid the area if possible. 

CONTACT: Michael Manuel, assistant water/wastewater maintenance superintendent
Water and Sewer Services
423-975-2638


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