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Jun 23, 2017

Section of West Mountainview to be closed starting Monday

West Mountainview Road will be closed between North Roan Street and Browns Mill Road for approximately two weeks starting at 8:30 a.m. Monday (June 26). Homes and businesses will be accessible via North Roan. This closure is to facilitate the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Browns Mill and West Mountainview.

CONTACT:
Anthony Todd, engineer
Public Works – Traffic
(423)975-2733


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Jun 23, 2017

Fall adult softball league registration to open July 1

Registration for Johnson City Parks and Recreation fall adult softball will begin July 1. Leagues include Women’s Open, Men’s Open and Church, and Coed Open and Church.
All leagues will play a 10-game schedule with a single-elimination tournament. Entry fee per team is $300 plus $5 for every non-City resident. Teams will play twice a week.
Entry fee, roster, and photo identification for each player must be submitted at the time of registration. Ages 16-18 must have parental consent. Registration deadline is Aug. 4. League play will begin Aug. 21 at Winged Deer Park.
Registrations will be accepted at the Winged Deer Park Athletic Office, 4137 Bristol Highway, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, please call (423)283-5822.

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


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Jun 22, 2017

July 14 last day to take brush to Cash Hollow

Citizens and contractors are advised that Friday, July 14 will be the last day that brush will be accepted at the Cash Hollow Brush Collection Site. Brush deposited there is ground into mulch – and the facility’s mulch storage is overcapacity.
“We’re just out of room for now,” said Public Works Director Phil Pindzola. “The City is working to find a sufficient outlet for mulch, and when one is located, we anticipate accepting outside brush again.”
He noted that the ban will not affect curbside brush collection services for City residents and businesses.
The Brush Collection Site, located at 191 Cash Hollow Road, is open 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Friday.
For more information, please call the Public Works Street Division at 975-2700.

CONTACT: Phil Pindzola, director
Public Works
(423)434-6080

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Jun 22, 2017

BOC to meet Friday morning

The Johnson City Board of Commissioners will hold a special called meeting at 7 a.m. Friday (June 23) in the Commission Chambers of the Municipal and Safety Building, 601 E. Main St., to consider approval of two temporary occasion licenses for the Rotary Club to sell beer at Founders After 5 on June 23 and June 30. 

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

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

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Jun 22, 2017

BOC to meet Monday morning

The Johnson City Board of Commissioners will hold a special called meeting at 7 a.m. Monday (June 26) in the Commission Chambers of the Municipal and Safety Building, 601 E. Main St., to consider:
• Third Reading of Ordinance 4637-17, to establish the property tax rates, appropriate funds, and adopt a budget for fiscal year July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. Copies of these items are available for review at the City Recorder’s Office.
• Adoption of Public Records Policy

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


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Jun 20, 2017

Citizen input needed for transportation planning

The Johnson City Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (MTPO) is seeking input from citizens to help shape the Long Range Transportation Plan for our region. This plan includes Johnson City, Jonesborough, Bluff City, Elizabethton, Unicoi and Watauga as well as portions of Washington, Carter, Sullivan and Unicoi counties. It covers not only needed roadway improvements but also walking, biking and transit opportunities.
“This plan is the foundation for projects like the much needed improvements at the Boones Creek Exit on Interstate 26,” said Glenn Berry, transportation planning coordinator for the Johnson City MTPO. “I get calls throughout the year about transportation issues from trails to bridges. I look at a lot of issues, but I don’t always see them all. So this is the community’s opportunity to have input on the future of transportation in our region. After all, without a plan for the future, we’re just maintaining what we have in the present.”
Citizens can provide valuable feedback through a brief, five-minute online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2045MTPlan through July 31. The MTPO also will host two public input sessions on Monday (June 26):
• Elizabethton City Council Chambers
136 S. Sycamore St.
Elizabethton, TN 37643
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
• Johnson City Commission Chambers
601 E. Main St.
Johnson City, TN 37601
4-6 p.m.
Additionally, comments are welcome in writing via email to jcmpo@jcmpo.org or mail to MTPO Coordinator, 137 W. Market St., Johnson City, TN 37604.
For more information, please visit www.jcmpo.org.

CONTACT:
Glenn Berry, transportation planning coordinator
Johnson City Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization
(423)434-6272


CONTACT: Glenn Berry, transportation planning coordinator
Johnson City Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization
(423)434-6272

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Jun 20, 2017

Volunteers needed for Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

The Johnson City Board of Commissioners will consider two appointments to the Johnson City Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. This board makes policy recommendations to the Board of Commissioners regarding the provision of recreation services and the use of facilities, including acquisition and disposal of property related to the City’s Parks and Recreation program.
A potential appointee should be interested in parks and recreation and be a resident of the city. Any citizen who is interested in serving 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 Tuesday, July 18. Applications are kept on file for current year only.
For more information regarding the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, please contact Missy Hollifield at (423)283-5815 or mhollifield@johnsoncitytn.org. 

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

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Jun 19, 2017

PAC to offer decluttering workshop

Princeton Arts Center, 2516 E. Oakland Ave., will offer “Transform Your Nest: A Workshop on Decluttering and Organizing Your Home” from 11 a.m.-noon on Saturdays, July 8-29.
Workshop topics include:
• What Kind of Home Do You Want?
• Cherished or Cluttered?
• Arranging Your Rooms and Belongings to Fit Your Lifestyle
• Keeping Your Home in Order
Cost is $50 for all four sessions. Please register in person at Princeton Arts Center by Wednesday, July 5. For more information, call (423)283-5800.

CONTACT:
Mary Lee Baker, center supervisor
Princeton Arts Center
(423)283-5801


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Jun 19, 2017

Asylum Suite to rock Lakeside Concert Series Thursday

East Tennessee-based rock band Asylum Suite – led by vocalist Buddy Capps and guitarist Terry McCoy – will take the stage at Winged Deer Park’s Goulding Amphitheatre from 7-9 p.m. Thursday (June 22).
Asylum Suite has been the opening act for numerous rock greats including Quiet Riot, Great White, Cheap Trick, Pat Travers, Foghat, Firehouse, Blue Oyster Cult, and Jackyl. The band – also featuring Mark White on drums and Mark Spivey on bass – performs tunes from their past albums, mixed with covers from the ‘70s and ‘80s.
The remainder of this year’s concert schedule includes:
• Thursday, June 22, 7-9 p.m. – Asylum Suite
• Thursday, June 29, 7-9 p.m. – Beach Nite Band
• Thursday, July 6, 7-9 p.m. – Model City Wrecking Crew
• Thursday, July 13, 7-9 p.m. – Jerry Pierce and the Nightlife Band
• Sunday, Sept. 10, 6-8 p.m. – Johnson City Symphony

For more information, call (423)283-5815 or email jcparksinfo@johnsoncitytn.org.
This year’s Lakeside Concert Series is sponsored by News and Neighbor and 101.5 WQUT, Tri-Cities’ Classic Rock.

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


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Jun 19, 2017

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES for week of June 19

Public Works projects:
• Commerce Street (between Market and Roan streets) – drainage improvements. One lane closed periodically. Motorists are urged to use caution in this area.
• Knob Creek Road and Market Street – installation of wheelchair-accessible ramps at all corners of intersection. One lane closed periodically. Motorists are urged to use caution in this area.
• Downtown Square Parking Lot – resurfacing. Closed in sections. Cars parked in closed section will be subject to towing.
• Browns Mill Road and Mountainview Road – installation of roundabout. Possible lane closures with flaggers present. Motorists are urged to use caution in this area.

Water/Sewer projects:
• Orleans Street (300-400 block) – water line replacement; lane closures
• 1751 Todd Drive – excavation work
• 2400 Aspen Drive – water line replacement; lane closures
• Douglas Chapel Road (200 block) – water line replacement; lane closures
• Chadwick Road (100 block) – sewer line installation; lane closures
• Commerce Street (between West Market and Roan streets) – water line maintenance; lane closures
• Carroll Creek Road (500-700 block) – sewer line installation; lane closures
• East Lakeview Drive (200 block) – sewer line installation; lane closures
• Chamber Drive and Dennis Drive – tank construction; road closed at construction site

All work is weather permitting.

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