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Mar 04, 2015

Real estate, property taxes to be filed in Chancery Court April 1

On Wednesday, April 1, all unpaid 2013 real estate taxes and 2014 personal property taxes will be filed in Chancery Court for collection. To avoid having taxes filed in Chancery Court, payments – including penalty and interest charges – must be submitted to the City of Johnson City’s Finance Department by 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 31. Postmarks will not be honored. All payments made after Friday, March 13 must be in the form of a cashier’s check or cash due to a high volume of returned checks. Payments may be made in person at the Municipal and Safety Building, 601 E. Main St.

CONTACT:

Janet Jennings, director

Finance

(423)434-6033


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Mar 03, 2015

Bricks 4 Kidz® Gadgets and Gizmos coming to PAC

Princeton Arts Center, 2516 E. Oakland Ave., will offer the LEGO® Bricks 4 Kidz® afterschool program on Tuesdays in March. Bricks 4 Kidz® encourages children ages 5-12 to use curiosity and creativity in building models designed by engineers and architects. The theme of the March session is Gadgets and Gizmos. Whether its spinning tops or spin art, kids will love playing with their creations.

Bricks 4 Kidz® will be held from 3:45-4:45 p.m. on March 17, March 24, March 31 and April 7. Fee is $50.

For more information about the program, visit www.bricks4kidz.com. To register, call 283-5800 or email mlbaker@johnsoncitytn.org.

CONTACT:

Mary Lee Baker, center supervisor

Princeton Arts Center

(423)283-5800


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Mar 03, 2015

Public forums set to discuss name of King Springs property

Johnson City Parks and Recreation accepted proposed names for the park property located on King Springs Road, across from the old King Springs Elementary School, for a 30-day period. The proposed name is Jacob’s Nature Park at Sinking Creek.

Two public input forums will be held to discuss the proposed name, at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 16 and at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 26. Both meetings will take place at Winged Deer Park, 4137 Bristol Highway.

For additional information, please contact Missy Hollifield at (423)283-5815 or mhollifield@johnsoncitytn.org.

CONTACT:

Missy Hollifield, office manager

Parks and Recreation

(423)283-5815


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Mar 03, 2015

Transit text alerts now available

Johnson City Transit patrons can now sign up to receive mobile text alerts. Text alerts are the quickest way to receive information regarding weather-related schedule changes, holiday hours, free ride weeks and more.

To sign up on a mobile device, simply send “JCTS” to 77948.

• Open a new text message

• In the “To:” field, enter 77948

• In the “Message:” field, enter JCTS

• Press “Send.”

To enroll via website, go to www.johnsoncitytransit.org and find the “Join JCTs Mobile Alert List” form on the home page. Enter your name and mobile number, agree to privacy policy terms and conditions, and click “Submit.” A confirmation text will be sent to the user’s device, and the user must reply “Yes” to begin receiving alerts.

For more information regarding text alerts, visit www.johnsoncitytransit.org.

CONTACT:

Jeff Rawles, assistant director

Johnson City Transit

(423)434-6270


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Mar 03, 2015

Transit text alerts now available

Johnson City Transit patrons can now sign up to receive mobile text alerts. Text alerts are the quickest way to receive information regarding weather-related schedule changes, holiday hours, free ride weeks and more.

To sign up on a mobile device, simply send “JCTS” to 77948.

• Open a new text message

• In the “To:” field, enter 77948

• In the “Message:” field, enter JCTS

• Press “Send.”

To enroll via website, go to www.johnsoncitytransit.org and find the “Join JCTs Mobile Alert List” form on the home page. Enter your name and mobile number, agree to privacy policy terms and conditions, and click “Submit.” A confirmation text will be sent to the user’s device, and the user must reply “Yes” to begin receiving alerts.

For more information regarding text alerts, visit www.johnsoncitytransit.org.

CONTACT:

Jeff Rawles, assistant director

Johnson City Transit

(423)434-6270


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Mar 03, 2015

Potential Johnson City lifeguards could earn all-fees-paid certification

Johnson City Parks and Recreation is offering potential lifeguards a one-time-only opportunity to earn certification at no charge – that’s a $200 savings!

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification classes will be held next Monday through Friday (March 9-13) from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Freedom Hall Pool, 1320 Pactolas Road. Classes will begin Monday with a pre-test that will include a 300-meter nonstop swim, a 20-meter 10-pound brick dive with no goggles, and participants must be able to tread water for two minutes without the use of their hands.

Parks and Recreation will cover the cost of the lifeguard certification class and associated fees for participants ages 16 and older who agree to work for the City and pass the pre-test and final exam. Qualified participants must meet all other employment requirements for the City of Johnson City.

Employment will be available through the summer and possibly beyond for qualified participants. Rate of pay is $7.85 hour.

CONTACT:

Sam Miller, aquatics supervisor

Parks and Recreation

(423)434-5754


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Mar 02, 2015

BOC agenda review canceled

Tonight’s Board of Commissioners agenda review meeting has been canceled.

CONTACT:

Beth Greene, executive assistant

Administration

(423)434-6002


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Mar 02, 2015

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES for week of March 2

Public Works projects:

• State of Franklin Road (from Knob Creek Road to Med-Tech Parkway) – roadway improvements. Motorists are asked to use caution in this area.

• Skyline Drive (from Knob Creek Road to State of Franklin Road) – road improvements. Periodic closures from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Detours will be in place. Expect delays. Motorists are asked to avoid this area when possible.

• State of Franklin (from Buffalo Street to Roan Street) – crosswalk/median installation. One lane closed periodically. Motorists are asked to use caution in this area.



Water/Sewer projects:

• Judson Road – waterline/water lateral replacement

• Sunset Drive and State of Franklin Road (Food City) – sewer line extension

• Allan and Dyer streets – waterline extension

• 4504 Bristol Highway – water/sewer work

• Weaver Hill/Lillers Chapel – waterline replacement

• Old Gray Station Road and Delmar Salts Road – sewer line extension; lane closures

• State of Franklin Road and Buffalo Street – water tap installation; lane closures



TDOT projects:

• SR 36 (Kingsport Highway) – water/sewer 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)



All work is weather permitting.





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Mar 02, 2015

Line dancing classes start Thursday at MPCC

The Memorial Park Community Center Senior Services Division is calling on citizens who want to learn how to line dance. A six-week course for beginners will be held from 5:15-7 p.m. on Thursdays starting this week (March 5). Fee is $42 and must be paid by Wednesday (March 4). Please call 434-6237 for more information.

CONTACT:

Kamela Easlic, program development supervisor

Senior Services

(423)434-6233


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Feb 27, 2015

Carver Rec hosting Spring Break Fun Adventure Week

Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., will offer a Spring Break Fun Adventure Week from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. March 9-13. Students in grades K-12 will enjoy swimming, miniature golf, go-carts, and movies. Lunch and snacks will be served daily. Cost is $25 per student or free for students registered in the after-school program. Early drop-off (7:30 a.m.) and late pick-up (5:30 p.m.) will be available.

Please call 461-8830 to register or for more information.

CONTACT:

Herb Greenlee, center supervisor

Carver Recreation Center

(423)461-8830


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