Recent News

Jan 29, 2015

Parks and Rec accepting name proposals for King Springs property

Johnson City Parks and Recreation will be accepting proposed names for the park property located on King Springs Road, across from the old King Springs Elementary School.

Proposals must be in writing and include an explanation of the name’s significance to the property or overall park system. If the proposal is that of an individual’s name, a biography must be included. Proposals may be mailed to Johnson City Parks and Recreation Department, 4137 Bristol Highway, Johnson City, TN 37601; or emailed to mhollifield@johnsoncitytn.org. Proposals must be received by Feb. 27.

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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Jan 28, 2015

Grant workshop scheduled for Feb. 3

An application workshop for the FY 15-16 THDA Emergency Solutions Grant will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 3) in the Administrative Conference Room of the Municipal and Safety Building, 601 E. Main St. The Emergency Solutions Grant Program awards funds to eligible non-profit agencies that provide services to the homeless and those at risk of being homeless in Johnson City. If your agency is interested in applying for this funding, please plan to send a representative to this meeting.



For more information, contact Diane Bradley, Community Development program manager, at (423)434-6293 or dbradley@johnsoncitytn.org.

CONTACT:

Diane Bradley, program manager

Community Development

(423)434-6293


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Jan 28, 2015

Applications being accepted for Board of Dwelling Standards and Review

The Johnson City Board of Commissioners will be considering three, three-year appointments to the Board of Dwelling Standards and Review. This board, which meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m., determines action regarding substandard housing and/or commercial structures within the city limits. The board responds to complaints submitted by citizens, the Codes Enforcement staff, and/or a board member.

Potential appointees must live within the city limits of Johnson City. Applications are available online at www.johnsoncitytn.org/boards and at the Municipal and Safety Building, 601 E. Main St. Please call 434-6021 for an application to be mailed or faxed. Applications will be accepted through Feb. 11.

For additional information regarding the Board of Dwelling Standards and Review, please contact the Codes Enforcement Division at (423)434-6048.

CONTACT:

Becky Buchanan, director

Community Relations

(423)434-6021


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Jan 27, 2015

Senior Services heading to Jonesborough for Singin’ in the Rain

On Saturday, Feb. 7, Johnson City Senior Services will host an outing to Jonesborough Reperatory Theatre to experience Singin’ in the Rain. The Senior Services bus will depart from Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., at 1:15 p.m. Cost is $11 per person.

Singin’ in the Rain is adapted by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green from the award-winning screenplay. Every original scene, song, and dance will be seen, including the show-stopping title number complete with an onstage rainstorm.

Call 434-6237 to register today.

CONTACT:

Kamela Easlic, program development supervisor

Senior Services

(423)434-6233


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Jan 27, 2015

Mommy and Me Yoga instructor needed

Memorial Park Community Center is currently in search of certified instructor to teach a Mommy and Me Yoga class.

Anyone interested should contact Program Coordinator Sarah Jennings at 461-4852.

CONTACT:

Sarah Jennings, program coordinator

Memorial Park Community Center

(423)461-4852


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Jan 27, 2015

Senior Services offers Aging Without Fear support group

The Senior Services Division of Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., is offering an Aging Without Fear support group that meets bi-weekly at the center. This group discusses the changes and challenges of growing older and how to face it with confidence.

Upcoming meetings are set for Feb. 5 and 19 at 5 p.m. Please call 434-6237 for more information.

CONTACT:

Kamela Easlic, program development supervisor

Senior Services

(423)434-6233


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Jan 27, 2015

Asylum for Murder mystery dinner set for Feb. 13

Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will host Asylum for Murder, a mystery dinner presented by Murder Mystery Caravan, at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 13.

Admission is $10 (includes show and dinner), and pre-registration is required. Call 434-6237 for more information.

CONTACT:

Kamela Easlic, program development supervisor

Senior Services

(423)434-6233


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Jan 27, 2015

Learn how to line dance at MPCC

The Memorial Park Community Center Senior Services Division is calling on citizens who want to learn how to line dance. At least 10 registrations are needed to start a beginner’s class that will meet once a week for 90 minutes. Fee will be $42 for six weeks. Call Kamela Easlic at 434-6233 to sign up. Class will be scheduled after 10 participants have registered.

CONTACT:

Kamela Easlic, program development supervisor

Senior Services

(423)434-6233




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Jan 27, 2015

Applications being accepted for Industrial Development Board

The Johnson City Board of Commissioners will consider three appointments to the Industrial Development Board. The Industrial Development Board was created as a means of financing business/industrial facilities that would create employment and economic growth. The term of two of these appointments will expire February 2021, and the other term will expire February 2017.



Potential appointees must be residents of the city and should be interested in community affairs. Applications are available online at www.johnsoncitytn.org/boards and at the Municipal and Safety Building, 601 E. Main St. Please call 434-6021 for an application to be mailed or faxed. Applications will be accepted through Feb. 11.



For more information on the Industrial Development Board, please contact Mitch Miller at (423)202-3510 Ext. 105 or miller@thewcedc.com.

CONTACT:

Becky Buchanan, director

Community Relations

(423)434-6021



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Jan 26, 2015

JCPD promotes three

Johnson City Police Chief Mark Sirois announced the promotion of three officers Friday. Lt. Scotty Carrier, Sgt. Michael Adams and Sgt. Terry Hardin were selected following a promotional assessment that included a written test, interviews and other exercises.

“These officers were selected for their new roles from among a field of extremely qualified applicants,” Chief Sirois said. “I congratulate them on achieving these milestones and look forward to seeing them take our Department to the next level.”

Lt. Scotty Carrier is a 23-year veteran of the Johnson City Police Department. During his tenure, he has served as a patrol officer, field training officer, investigator, Traffic Unit sergeant, patrol sergeant, and most recently as the Community Policing sergeant. He is a traffic crash reconstructionist and defensive driving instructor. Lt. Carrier is a 1990 graduate of East Tennessee State University. He is also a graduate of the Northwestern School of Staff and Command, Tennessee Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar, Municipal Management Academy, and Southeastern Command and Leadership Academy. Lt. Carrier will be serving within the Operations Division as supervisor of specialty units, which includes the Traffic and Community Policing units.

Sgt. Mike Adams joined the Johnson City Police Department Sept. 10, 2001 as a patrol officer. He has served as a field training officer and has been a member of the SWAT team for 10 years. In 2010, Sgt. Adams was assigned to the First Judicial District Drug Task Force. Two years later, he was named DTF director, a position he held until being promoted to sergeant. He will now serve as a patrol sergeant on Platoon 1.

Sgt. Terry Hardin joined the Johnson City Police Department Sept. 25, 1987 as a patrol officer. He has served as Juvenile Court bailiff, Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) officer, Community Relations officer, and Community Policing officer. Sgt. Hardin has also been a member of the department’s SWAT team for 23 years. He will now serve as sergeant of the Community Policing Unit.

CONTACT:

Chief Mark Sirois

Johnson City Police Department

(423)434-6147


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