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Oct 16, 2018

Smoke testing now under way

CONTACT: Jonathan Lane, P.E. engineer
Water and Sewer Services
(423)461-1646


As part of the Water and Sewer Services Department’s comprehensive maintenance program, crews will begin smoke testing of sanitary sewer lines in the Brush Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant collection system next week. Smoke testing helps the City determine points where, during rain events, extra water can enter the system.
• Crews will begin near Miami Drive from King Springs Road to Daytona Drive

Testing will then continue in the areas of:
• Sunrise Terrace
• Daytona Court
• Daytona Drive
• East Maple Street from East Highland Road to Grande Avenue
• Grand Avenue
• Grand Avenue Extension
• Baker Street
• Young Street
• Circle Road
• Southview Drive
• Hiwassee Hill Drive
• Hiwassee Hill Extension
• Edgehill Circle
• Ridgefield Drive
• Ravine Drive
• Hiwassee Heights Drive
• Milligan Highway near Twin Oaks Drive to Hiwassee Heights Drive
• Twin Oaks Drive
• Quarry Road
• South Roan Street from University Parkway to Plymouth Road
• Lafe Cox Drive
• University Parkway from Cherokee Road to near South Roan Street
• Hoover Street
• West Magnolia Avenue
• Knox Street
• Holly Street
• Holly Hill Subdivision
• Buffalo Street from Holly Street to University Parkway
• Linden Avenue
• Sinking Creek Road from Elizabethton Highway to near Weaver Hill Road
• King Springs Road
• Ferrell Drive
• Preston Road
• Stoneybrook Subdivision
• Meadow View Addition
• The Village at King Springs
• Bell Ridge Road
• East Ridge Subdivision
• Preservation Pointe
• Ocala Drive
• Dave Buck Road from King Springs Road to Greenlee Road
• Fox Road
• Pearman Road
• John Exum Parkway from near North Roan Street to West Market Street
• Science Hill High School
• Gilmer Park
• Highland Heights
• West Park Addition
• Big Springs Addition
• Gardenview Subdivision
• Dunbar Development
• Carver Park
• HH Carr Addition


Smoke testing is expected to continue through the end of November.
During the test, City crews will send white smoke designed for this type of testing into the sanitary sewer system by blowing it into a manhole. It is then forced out through lines and cracks, openings, or plumbing vents on or near roof tops. The smoke is safe, odorless, non-toxic and non-staining.

Testing can provide a service to homeowners. If home plumbing systems are correctly installed and well-vented with working water traps, smoke should not enter the home. If smoke enters your home, there are deficiencies in your plumbing system. Please call 461-1646 for more information.

CONTACT:     Jonathan Lane, P.E. engineer
                        Water and Sewer Services
                        (423)461-1646


CONTACT: Jonathan Lane, P.E. engineer
Water and Sewer Services
(423)461-1646

CONTACT:     Jonathan Lane, P.E. engineer
                        Water and Sewer Services
                        (423)461-1646


CONTACT: Jonathan Lane, P.E. engineer
Water and Sewer Services
(423)461-1646

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Oct 15, 2018

BOC applicant interviews to be held tonight

In conjunction with tonight’s Board of Commissioners agenda review meeting, commissioners will conduct interviews with applicants for the board’s vacant seat.

CONTACT:

Beth Greene, executive assistant

Administration
423-434-6002



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Oct 15, 2018

Johnson City Parks and Recreation to hold job fair Oct. 23

Job seekers looking for part-time or seasonal work should mark Tuesday, Oct. 23 on their calendars. The Johnson City Parks and Recreation Job Fair will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. at Keystone Community Center, 601 Bert St.

Available positions include:
• Maintenance – Seasonal maintenance employees will be responsible for but not limited to: mowing, edging, ball field preparation, limited equipment operation and event setup. Knowledge of basic work etiquette and manual labor is required. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license to apply.
• Programming – Program assistants will supervise and facilitate activities for children ages 6-16 in a recreational setting. All applicants must be able to communicate effectively, have general knowledge of recreational activities and be able to work uninterrupted.
• Lifeguards – Lifeguards conduct safety surveillance of all pools and slides. Lifeguards are also responsible for the upkeep of pools and slides including vacuuming, sanitizing and general janitorial duties. All candidates should be lifeguard certified by the American Red Cross to apply. If a qualified lifeguard applicant is not certified, Parks and Recreation will certify the candidate upon completion of a proficiency swim test.
• Athletics – Positions available include basketball referees and scorekeepers for youth and adult programs. General knowledge of sports rules are required. Some training will be provided.

All applicants must be 16 years of age or older and be able to pass a background check. Johnson City Parks and Recreation is an equal opportunity employer.

For more information, call 423-283-5815.


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Oct 12, 2018

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES for week of Oct. 15

Public Works projects:
• 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.
• Ridgeway Road (Forest Avenue to Woodland Avenue) - curb installation. Road closures possible. Detours will be in place. Motorists are asked to use caution in this area.
• Broyles Drive (East Mountcastle Drive to North Roan Street) – preparing for resurfacing. Northbound lane closed to all traffic. Broyles Drive closed at East Mountcastle Drive – all traffic wanting to enter from Mountcastle will be detoured to North Roan Street. Traffic accessing Broyles Drive from Princeton Road will have one lane only to travel. Please avoid the area if possible. This work should last approximately one week.
• Dennis Drive – road widening. Road closures possible. Motorists are asked to use caution in this area.

Water/Sewer projects:
• Austin Springs Road (200-500 block) – water line replacement; lane closures
• Ford Creek Road and Gentry Hamilton Road – water line construction; lane closures
• West Locust Street (from University Parkway to Cherokee Road) – water line replacement; lane closures
• East Market Street (700 block) – water line replacement
• Carroll Creek Road (2000 block) – sewer line installation; lane closures
• Hicks Acres Drive at Highway 75 – water line extension

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Oct 12, 2018

MPCC offers family friendly Transportation Station

Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will host Transportation Station at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25. The entire family will have a chance to check out cool vehicles while collecting Halloween candy in costume.
The event includes hands-on opportunities for children to see and/or climb on trucks, emergency response vehicles, heavy machinery, and more. Please bring your own bag for candy collection.
Kid-friendly concessions will be sold. Registration is not required.

For more information, call 423-434-5749. 

CONTACT: Kelly Finney, center supervisor
Memorial Park Community Center
423-434-5758

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Oct 10, 2018

Children invited to create mummies, monsters at MPCC

Youth are invited to participate in hauntingly creative events on Friday, Oct. 26 at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St.
Dummy Mummies: 10-11 a.m. Ages: 3-5. Cost: $4 per child. Make a dummy mummy family with recycled materials, and fill your tummy with yummy snacks.
Thrilling Monsters: 4-5 p.m. Ages: 6-11. Cost $4 per child. Design thrilling monsters with spooky supplies.

Please preregister by Monday, Oct. 22 in person at MPCC or by calling 423-434-5749. 

CONTACT: Mary Lee Baker, program coordinator 
Memorial Park Community Center
423-434-5725

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Oct 08, 2018

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES for week of Oct. 8

Public Works projects:
• 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.
• Broyles Drive (East Mountcastle Drive to North Roan Street) – preparing for resurfacing. Northbound lane closed to all traffic. Broyles Drive closed at East Mountcastle Drive – all traffic wanting to enter from Mountcastle will be detoured to North Roan Street. Traffic accessing Broyles Drive from Princeton Road will have one lane only to travel. Please avoid the area if possible. This work should last approximately one week.
• Dennis Drive – road widening. Road closures possible. Motorists are asked to use caution in this area.

Water/Sewer projects:
• Chamber Drive – tank construction; road closed at construction site
• Austin Springs Road (200-500 block) – water line replacement; lane closures
• Ford Creek Road and Gentry Hamilton Road – water line construction; lane closures
• Highland Church Road (100-200 block) – water line replacement; lane closures
• East Market Street (700 block) – water line replacement
• Carroll Creek Road (2000 block) – sewer line installation; lane closures
• Hicks Acres Drive at Highway 75 – water line extension

All work is weather permitting.

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Oct 08, 2018

Volunteers needed for senior boards

The Johnson City Board of Commissioners soon will consider appointments to two senior boards
• The Johnson City Senior Center Foundation Board is responsible for supporting and participating in special events and assisting in fundraising efforts to benefit Senior Center operations, services and/or capital improvements. This board has five vacancies; each term is three years.
• The Senior Services Advisory Council makes recommendations to the Parks and Recreation director and the City of Johnson City on matters affecting planning, support and programming. The council provides direction and guidance for long-range planning that will improve the quality of life for older citizens of the area. This board has nine vacancies; each term is three years.

Applications may be submitted online at www.johnsoncitytn.org/boards or at the Municipal and Safety Building, 601 E. Main St. For an application to be mailed or faxed, please call 434-6009. The deadline for submitting an application is Oct. 26. Applications are kept on file for current year only. 

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

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

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Oct 08, 2018

Volunteer needed for Board of Zoning Appeals

The Johnson City Board of Commissioners will consider one appointment to the Board of Zoning Appeals. This board is responsible for hearing and deciding appeals from the provisions of the Zoning Code. The board also considers applications for special exceptions and decides questions of code interpretation. Each term is three years.
Applications may be submitted online at www.johnsoncitytn.org/boards or at the Municipal and Safety Building, 601 E. Main St. For an application to be mailed or faxed, please call 434-6009. The deadline for submitting an application is Nov. 9. Applications are kept on file for current year only.

For more information regarding the Board of Zoning Appeals functions, please call Nicole Lawrence at 434-6071. 

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

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Oct 08, 2018

Senior Center offers Community Input Day

The Johnson City Senior Center at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will host a Community Input Day on Friday, Oct. 26. Staff will gather comments from those age 18 and older about the center and its operations as part of its reaccreditation process.
Participants are invited to offer feedback at either a breakfast (8-10 a.m.) or lunch (noon-2 p.m.) session. Please register by Monday, Oct. 22 for one of the two meetings.
For more information, call 423-434-6237.

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


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