|Neighborhood Conference Mar. 7
Make plans now to attend The Neighborhood Conference on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the Knoxville Convention Center. If you are interested in the quality of life in Knoxville and Knox County neighborhoods, this is an event you will not want to miss. Over 30 workshops are planned on a wide variety of topics important to residential neighborhoods in both the city and the county. Five hundred people participated in this same conference in 2013.
[CONFERENCE BROCHURE - PDF]
New KPD Patch to Highlight Knoxville Landmarks
Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today unveiled a new shoulder patch for Knoxville Police Department uniforms. This marks only the fourth time in the department's 166-year history that a new design has been adopted and the first since the 1970's.
Mardi Growl Dog Parade & Festival Mar. 7
Mardi Growl attracts hundreds of spectators along the streets of downtown Knoxville and is a great way to raise awareness for Young-Williams Animal Center as well as the Most Pet Friendly Community efforts in Knoxville. The event features a pet-friendly parade at 11 a.m. that starts at the Downtown Dog Park, goes through the Old City, down Gay Street and ends in Market Square where there is festival from noon-2 p.m. You can register online at www.mardigrowl.org or in person at Young-Williams Animal Center, 3201 Division Street, Knoxville, TN 37919. If you have any questions, please call 865-215-6599 or email firstname.lastname@example.org!
City's Storm Cleanup Costs Top $536,000; Weather Response Part of Current Operating Budget
It started with a fairly routine winter storm pre-treatment - the City's Public Service Department crews on Feb. 15 spreading 23 tons of brine on 470 lane miles, in anticipation of a forecasted ice storm.
Then the notorious Feb. 16 ice storm hit. Then a follow-up ice storm. And then two more major snowfalls the week of Feb. 23.
Over a two-week period, the successive waves of winter weather were relentless. But so were City workers, who plowed and re-plowed streets, spread 3,200 tons of salt, and cleared sidewalks downtown, around schools and on Market Square.
February KTA Meeting/Public Hearing Rescheduled
Due to the recent snow event, and the closure of the City of Knoxville offices, the February 26 KTA meeting and public hearing were postponed.
The new date has been set for Thursday, March 5 at 11 a.m. in the Small Assembly Room of the City County Building, 400 Main Street.
The public hearing will be for the purpose of considering comments regarding KAT's proposed route changes. These changes would affect Route 10 Sequoyah Hills, Route 34 Burlington, Route 40 South Knoxville and Route 45 Vestal.
If approved, these changes would take effect in May 2015.
Full details about the proposed changes are available at www.katbus.com.
Bicycle Plan Prioritizes More than 100 Projects
Knoxville bicyclists last year identified roads where they think improved riding conditions would create better connections for bicycle transportation, and a planning committee and professional design consultants teamed to study 220 potential projects in an 80-mile network. City of Knoxville officials will present that plan - the finalized Bicycle Facilities Plan - at a public meeting that is being scheduled. The meeting time and location will be announced when finalized.
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City Receives Final Report from Urban Land Institute Panel
The City of Knoxville has received the final report from an Urban Land Institute advisory panel that visited the city last October to study several public properties in and around downtown.
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City to Host 10th Annual Teen Step Show in Civic Auditorium Mar. 7
On Saturday, March 7, 2015, at 6 p.m., City Parks and Recreation will host the 10th Annual Teen Step Show at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium.
Every year, teens from Tennessee and surrounding states showcase their moves in an entertaining competition for the chance to take home cash prizes.
Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 day of show. To order a ticket in advance, call the Civic Auditorium at 865-656-4444 or visit www.knoxvilletickets.com.
March Across Gay Street Bridge Kicks Off Event to Mark 50th Anniversary of Selma's 'Bloody Sunday'
A march across the Gay Street Bridge and a program of music and theatrical performance Sunday, March 8, 2015 will mark the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march in Selma, Ala., that came to be known as "Bloody Sunday."
The event, sponsored by the City of Knoxville as part of an ongoing celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, is free and open to the public.
City Seeks Nominations to the Business Advisory Council
The Office of Business Support for the City of Knoxville is seeking nominations for its Business Advisory Council (BAC). Nominations are due by April 1, 2015.
City Tree Board Meeting Rescheduled
The City Tree Board has rescheduled its meeting from Thursday, March 5, to Thursday, March 12, due to the potential for inclement weather tomorrow.
Some members of the Tree Board work for tree-care companies or public utilities and may be needed to respond to tree-related emergencies in the event of a Thursday ice storm, which is forecast as a possibility.
The Tree Board will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 12, at Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave.
City Council Changes Meeting Date
Due to Election Day being September 29, City Council has moved its September 29th meeting to Wednesday, September 30 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Assembly Room.
For additional information, please contact the City Council Office at 865-215-2075.
Business Opportunity Breakfast Mar. 12
Blaine Construction Corporation, on behalf of The Public Building Authority of the County of Knox and the City of Knoxville, Tennessee, is hosting a "BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY BREAKFAST" for the City of Knoxville's Public Works Complex Construction Project.
The breakfast will be held at the AGC located at 3306 Ragsdale Avenue Northwest, Knoxville, TN 37909 on March 12, 2015 at 8:00 A.M.
South Waterfront Newsletter
A new edition of the South Waterfront newsletter is now available online. If you would like to be added to the South Waterfront Newsletter email list, send email to email@example.com.
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Please visit www.VisitKnoxville.com to see a list of events in the Knoxville area.
Enjoy free live in studio performances at 12 noon on Mondays thru Saturdays at the WDVX 89.9 FM studio in Downtown Knoxville at 301 South Gay Street.