Knoxville Neighborhood Advisory – Vol. 9, No. 10 – Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Knoxville Neighborhood Advisory – Vol. 9, No. 10 – Tuesday, March 8, 2016

 

PDF Version: http://bit.ly/NeighborhoodAdvisory2016-03-08

 

  1. Dandridge Avenue Names New Officers
  2. Fourth & Gill Elects Officers, Board Members

 

Neighborhood Luncheon

  1. Neighborhood Luncheon Draws 450 for Awards, Networking
  2. David Gillette Named Good Neighbor of the Year
  3. Seven Neighborhoods Receive Achievement Awards
  4. Volunteers Were Key to Luncheon Success
  5. One More Round of Applause for Door Prize Donors

 

Other News & Events

  1. This Friday: Learn How to Help Neighbors with Energy Makeover
  2. Meet Your Farmer Friday
  3. Fair Housing Conference Set for April 1
  4. Second “Open Streets” Event Set for May 15
  5. Use Saturday Hotline to Report Possible Codes Violations
  6. Neighborhood and Government Calendar

 

Published by the City of Knoxville’s Office of Neighborhoods to report news important to Knoxville’s residential neighborhoods. News & calendar deadline: 9 a.m. Tuesdays.

 

  1. Dandridge Avenue Names New Officers

 

Angela Bourne has been elected president of Dandridge Avenue Neighborhood Watch, replacing Lawrence Washington, who became vice president. In addition, Sarah Bounse was elected secretary, replacing Stephen Scruggs.

 

  1. Fourth & Gill Elects Officers, Board Members

 

Jenny Wright has been elected to serve as president of the Fourth & Gill Neighborhood Organization in recent elections for the board and for board officers. She replaces Liz Upchurch, who cycled off the board.

 

Jackson Whetsel, son of two former presidents of the organization (Bob and Melynda), was elected vice president. Nina Martyris and Nina Phalen were elected secretary and treasurer, respectively.

 

Other board members and their duties are Dustin Boruff, Codes; April Ellis, Communications; Ben Auerbach, Finance & Development; Diana Rogers, Neighborhood Center; Gerry Moll, Parks & Beautification; Shannon Parks Denton, Social; and Mary Anne Hoskins, Welcome.

 

Martyris, Boruff, Rogers, and Parks Denton are new board members. In addition to Upchurch, those cycling off the board were Daniel Sanders, Laurie Meschke, and Bill Murrah.

 

  1. Neighborhood Luncheon Draws 450 for Awards, Networking

 

Approximately 450 neighborhood leaders, city and county officials, and other citizens participated in the Neighborhood Awards and Networking Luncheon last Saturday.

 

Over 100 city neighborhoods were represented, along with over 22 city and county departments and community agencies.

 

Keynote speaker Daryl Arnold — pastor of Overcoming Believers Church and a member of the advisory team for Mayor Madeline Rogero’s Save Our Sons initiative — addressed the epidemic of gun violence among African American men and boys, challenging both individuals and neighborhood organizations to get involved.

 

He pointed out that the tragic shooting death of Zaevion Dobson last December — while remarkable for the young Fulton High School student’s bravery and sacrifice — was one of many, many senseless deaths in the African American Community over the last decade.

 

Noting that all young people need a sense of purpose and the comfort of a safe place, he urged everyone to seek out existing youth service organizations and to support them with volunteer time, talent and monetary donations. He also challenged employers large and small to take a chance on youth and young adults to help them get started on a career path.

 

The multi-faceted event also included the “Bringing It All Back Home” Community Showcase, information booths and presentation of the Neighborhood Achievement and Good Neighbor of the Year awards.

 

Community Television filmed the event. The slideshow presentations and the luncheon program will air on CTV starting at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 10, and again at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 12. CTV is available on Xfinity (Comcast) Channel 12, Charter Channel 193, WOW! (Knology) Channel 6, and AT&T U-verse Channel 99.

 

  1. David Gillette Named Good Neighbor of the Year

 

David Gillette of Mechanicsville was named the Diana Conn Good Neighbor of the Year in a ceremony at the Neighborhood Awards & Networking Luncheon this past Saturday at the Knoxville Convention Center.

 

Gillette, born and raised in Mechanicsville, was honored for his leading roles in putting on the Mechanicsville Homecoming, engaging in community outreach and obtaining funding for and making arrangements to create and install a neighborhood entrance sign. He also went beyond the call of duty helping a neighbor care for her ill husband and sister, and then taking her into his own home after their subsequent deaths to make certain she would not be alone.

 

Gillette was chosen from a field of 11 individuals who were nominated by their neighbors for the award, which is given annually by the Neighborhood Advisory Council. All 11 were recognized and honored for their acts of kindness toward neighbors and their involvement in their neighborhood organizations and/or communities.

 

The other 2016 nominees and their neighborhoods were:

 

— Kirk Anderson (Timbercrest)

— Calvin Chappelle (Parkridge)

— Brian and Debra Douglas (Island Home Park)

— Jewell Garren (Moss Creek)

— Stuart Hall (West Haven)

— Lloyd King (North Hills)

— Patrick McInturff (Fourth & Gill)

— Nancy Smith (Inskip and The Highlands)

— Charles “Monte” Stanley (Old Sevier)

 

The award, named for the late Diana Conn of the Old Sevier Community, is presented annually to a Knoxville resident who — in a spirit of cooperation and with commitment to inclusive community — has devoted time and talent in service to his or her neighbors and neighborhood.

 

  1. Seven Neighborhoods Receive Achievement Awards

 

Seven city neighborhood organizations were honored Saturday at the Neighborhood Awards & Networking Luncheon for the work that they do creating and sustaining their organizations, making neighborhood improvements, and building community.

 

The seven groups that received Neighborhood Achievement Awards were:

 

Edgewood Park Neighborhood Association, for its perseverance and the creative energy it has devoted to bringing neighbors together to foster a sense of community;

 

Fountain City Town Hall, for a highly successful, 40-year run of “Honor Fountain City Day” and the thousands of hours of community service that have made it a Memorial Day tradition in Knoxville;

 

Lake Forest Neighborhood Association, for deploying its creative energy and volunteer spirit to boost neighborhood pride and enhancing the positive image of South Knoxville;

 

Lindbergh Forest Neighborhood Association, for reviving the organization and for embracing diversity, confronting adversity and building community;

 

Mechanicsville Community Association, for ten successful years of the Mechanicsville Homecoming and for its representation of the issues and concerns of Mechanicsville residents;

 

RiverHill Gateway Neighborhood Association, for giving voice to the residents and institutions on Knoxville’s downtown riverfront; and

 

West Haven Village Neighborhood Community, for bringing residents together for a stronger, friendlier and more enjoyable neighborhood.

 

  1. Volunteers Were Key to Luncheon Success

 

The Office of Neighborhoods extends its deep appreciation to the 100-plus individuals who helped make the Neighborhood Luncheon a great success.

 

We are particularly grateful to those who assembled photographs and shared their experiences to present neighborhood and community projects in the “Bringing It all Back Home” Community Showcase. They were Mildred Westfield, Meet Me at the Curb; Lauren Rider, Solar Gazebo; Chris Martin and Cal Gill, Jr.; Flenniken Landing; Jackie Clay, Save Our Sons; Rosie Noriega, Lonsdale International Market; Kelley Segars, Open Streets; and Chris Widener, Knoxville SOUP.

 

Greeters, registrars, ticket-takers and other volunteers included Sarah Anderson, Robbie Arrington, Brandon Atkins, Quientin Barfield, Trevon Barfield, Chanta Barfield, De’Aries Batmon, Alexander Burke, Kimon Casby, Victoria Clements, Dewayne Cotner, Michael  Darden, Christine Doka,

 

Kanye Harris, Kameron Harrison, Bryson Hartsell, Kerissa Hicks, Kylan Hollingsworth, Mari Jasa, Kalen Jones, Phil Kehoe, Joyce Kuribayashi, Tina Liang, Bryce Logan, Mikayla Mangrum, Jaeland Marsh, Miles Massey, Patty McIver, Sierra Motiee-Moore, Hannah Nelsen, Zion Olum,

 

Quincy Pannell, Himisha Patel, Jevonte Porter, Julian Posey, Caroline Rogers, Tyler Shrive, Tre Simmons, Andrea Simmons, Eden Slater, Shamel Talley, Jonathan Thomas, Jakobi Troutman, Eunique Valentine, Mark Vance, Dominic Vance, Zane Vance, Javonna Vance, Nora Washington, Amari Washington, Alyssa Watson, Joshua Whitington, and Reggie Woodruff.

 

An extra special note of appreciation goes to:

 

*** Rick Staples, Andre Canty and other mentors and parents in 100 Black Men of Knoxville for involving young people in this city-wide neighborhood event each year;

 

*** Danny Gray, Patricia Robledo, Lauren Rider, and Travetta Johnson for their work on the “Bringing It All Back Home” Community Showcase;

 

*** Amy Midis, Anna Compton, Emma Ellis-Cosigua and Lola Alapo for their focused efforts on the Good Neighbor of the Year and Neighborhood Achievement awards.

 

*** Sue Stephens, Kelley DeLuca and David Gillette for securing door prizes;

 

*** Alexander Burke for running the “Pixels in the Hood Photo Booth and taking photos that will be posted on the Office of Neighborhoods Facebook page.

 

*** Debbie Taylor-Allen, Jerri Reed and Jamie Harris for their involvement with event logistics;

 

*** Matthew Estes, a senior at Bearden High School, for his invaluable help leading up to the Luncheon and helping staff the Office of Neighborhoods booth.

 

*** City, county and agency staff who set up and staffed information booths; and

 

*** The Mayor’s Neighborhood Advisory Council for their advice and counsel.

 

  1. One More Round of Applause for Door Prize Donors

 

A bicycle, performance tickets, historic home tours, a Christmas ornament, Girl Scout cookies, memberships, food, acrobatic lessons…

 

The variety of door prizes at last week’s neighborhood luncheon was truly amazing, thanks to the 45 businesses and organizations who supported neighborhoods with their donations.

 

A huge thank you goes out to the following donors:

 

Aubrey’s Restaurant, Bailey Fiber Art Studio, Beck Cultural Exchange Center, Billy Lush Board Shop, Bliss, Bluetique, Bula, Central Flats and Taps, Dragonfly Aeriel Arts Studio, Fountain City Town Hall, The Glowing Body Yoga Studio, Good Golly Tamale, Greenlee’s Bike Shop, The Happy Envelope,

 

Historic Homes of Knoxville, Holly’s Gourmet Market and Café, Hops and Hollers, Ijams Nature Center, International Biscuit Festival, Kickstand Bike Collective, Knox Whiskey Works, Knox Heritage, Knoxville Arts and Fine Crafts Center, Knoxville Ice Bears, Knoxville Neurology Clinic, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Litton’s Market and Restaurant, Lox Salon, Magpies Bakery, Mast General Store, Nothing Too Fancy, Old City Java, Old North Knoxville, Inc., Pioneer House,

 

Rare Breyd Kreations, Regal Cinema, Scrappin’ in the City, Sugarbuzz, Sweet P’s BBQ, Tennessee Theatre, Three Rivers Market, The Tree and the Vine, Visit Knoxville, Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, and the YMCA.

 

Visit each of the websites for these donors by first visiting this web page.

 

  1. This Friday: Learn How to Help Neighbors with Energy Makeover

 

Here is a great way for a neighborhood organization — or just one neighbor — to help neighbors who may be struggling with high energy bills.

 

The Knoxville Extreme Energy Makeover program (KEEM) is looking for committed volunteer Neighborhood Ambassadors to help spread the word about saving energy and money through energy efficiency and KEEM.

 

If you would like to be trained to share this valuable information with your neighborhood, church, business or community organization, please attend an information session and lunch at the Regas Building, 318 North Gay St., on Friday, March 11, at 11:30 a.m.

 

RSVPs are required as space is limited and lunch is provided.  Contact Jennifer Alldredge at jalldredge@ase.org.

 

This luncheon will be the first of many Neighborhood Ambassadors meetings. Ambassadors will receive training to communicate basic information about Savings in the House and the KEEM project. All ambassadors will be given fliers and print materials to hand out, an online Savings in the House Webinar, and a PowerPoint to use for presentations as needed.

 

KEEM is a TVA-funded program to provide energy upgrades for 1,200 homes in Knoxville.  It is a $15 million program that will conclude in the fall of 2017. Eligible homes will receive upgrades that will reduce energy consumption and increase in-home comfort.

 

  1. Meet Your Farmer Friday

 

The Knox County Health Department (KCHD) and Nourish Knoxville are providing an opportunity for consumers to meet more than 10 local farmers and learn how to buy produce directly from them.

 

The Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.  Friday, March 11, in the Community Room at the health department, 140 Dameron Avenue. This event is free and open to the public.

 

CSA programs provide a way for consumers to buy a weekly box of produce directly from a farmer during the growing season. Many of the farms accept SNAP EBT for their CSA shares. The participating farms include Abbey Fields, Care of the Earth Community Farm, Colvin Family Farm, Crooked Road Farm, Garden Delivery CSA, JEM Organic Farm, Lacewing Farms, Mountain Meadows Farm, So. Kno Food Co-op, Spring Creek Farm, Terraced Gardens Farm and others.

 

More information is available by contacting KCHD Public Health Educator Katheryne Nix at Katheryne.nix@knoxcounty.org or 865-215-5170.

 

  1. Fair Housing Conference Set for April 1

 

Registration is now open for the 2016 Fair Housing Conference to be held Friday, April 1, at the Foundry in downtown Knoxville from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

 

Sponsored by the Equality Coalition for Housing Opportunities (ECHO), the event this year is named “Building a Vision of Equality: One Day at a Time” and covers topics such as Hoarding and Reasonable Accommodations, Evictions Related to Domestic Violence, and Health Risks Associated with Discrimination.

 

Seminars will be led by housing and health professionals from the Tennessee Human Rights Commission, Legal Aid of East Tennessee, Tennessee Fair Housing Council, and Pellissippi State Community College.

 

The cost is $65.00 per person and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Scholarships — available to low- and moderate- income residents — cover the cost of the registration fee and, if requested, transportation. Contact Jennifer Bell (see below) if you are interested in applying for the scholarship.

 

Submit your online registration and payment at http://echoknoxville.com, where you can also learn more details. Contact Jennifer Bell at 865-403-1234 or jbell@kcdc.org, or Thomas Boehm at 865-974-1723 or tboehm@utk.edu.

 

Dress is casual. Wear comfortable shoes for an afternoon walking tour.

 

  1. Second “Open Streets” Event Set for May 15

 

With support from the City of Knoxville and the Transportation Planning Organization, Bike Walk Knoxville will seek to build on the success of last fall’s Open Streets event on North Central Avenue.

 

The second “Open Streets” — also on North Central — will be held from 1-6 p.m. Sunday, May 15.

 

If you or your organization would like to provide a game, class, or activity, you can apply to do so here. Direct inquiries to this email address.

 

Learn more about and see pictures of last October’s event on this Inside-of-Knoxville blog post.

 

  1. Use Saturday Hotline to Report Possible Codes Violations

 

Call the City of Knoxville’s Saturday Inspections Hotline – 865-755-2531 – if you wish to report possible zoning violations, non-permitted construction, parking in front yards and other matters that cannot wait until a Monday call to 311.

 

Between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays, a City inspector answers calls and visit sites of concern. Please do not use the hotline for matters that can wait until a week day. This is not a general complaint or help line. It is intended solely to report zoning violations and non-permitted construction that is occurring only on the weekends, when inspectors are not normally available to check out a complaint.

 

Property owners unsure about commercial construction permitting can call 311 during weekday business hours to speak with Plans Review and Inspections office staff. Business owners also can contact Patricia Robledo, the City’s Business Liaison in the Office of Business Support, at 865-215-3155.

 

For residential construction projects, citizens can check a list of items that require permitting by visiting www.knoxvilletn.gov/plansreview or by calling 311 during regular business hours.

 

 

  1. Neighborhood and Government Calendar

 

Include your neighborhood-related event or meeting in this space. Call 215-4382.

 

Visit http://knoxvilletn.gov/calendar for a complete list of meetings of various city boards and commissions.

 

If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to attend a City of Knoxville public meeting, please contact Stephanie Brewer Cook at scook@knoxvilletn.gov or 215-2034 no less than 72 hours prior to the meeting you wish to attend. For an English interpreter, contact David Massey at 215-3232 or dmassey@knoxvilletn.gov.

 

Wednesday, March 9 — 9 a.m.-Noon

Public Meeting

Proposed Changes to City and County Subdivision Regulations

Small Assembly Room, City County Building

Metropolitan Planning Commission

Draft amendments available at www.knoxmpc.org

 

Wednesday, March 9 — 11:30 a.m.

Community Forum (Second Wednesdays)

Bearden Branch Library, 100 Golf Club Road

Sue Mauer, 690-0269

 

Wednesday, March 9 — 4:30 p.m.

Neighborhood Advisory Council, City of Knoxville

(Second Wednesdays except December)

Cansler YMCA, 616 Jessamine St.

http://www.knoxvilletn.gov/neighborhoods

David Massey, 215-3232

 

Thursday, March 10 — 1:30 p.m.

Metropolitan Planning Commission (Second Thursdays)

Large Assembly Room, City County Building

http://www.knoxmpc.org

Agenda: http://agenda.knoxmpc.org

 

Thursday, March 10 — 6 p.m.

Lonsdale Homes Resident Association (Second Thursdays)

Community Building, 1956 Goins Dr.

Phyllis Patrick, 323-7224

 

Thursday, March 10 — 7-8 p.m.

Colonial Village Neighborhood Association

(Second Thursdays except December and January)

South Knoxville Church of God, 5623 Magazine Road

Terry Caruthers, 579-5702, t_caruthers@hotmail.com

 

Friday, March 11 — 7:45 a.m. and 8 a.m.

North Knoxville Business & Professional Association (Second Fridays)

Breakfast at 7:45 am, Meeting at 8 a.m.

Open to North Knoxville Residents, Neighborhood Groups, Business Owners

Meeting location varies. Check Website for location. http://northknoxvillebpa.org/

Becky Dodson, becky.dodson@hma.com, 545-6750.

 

Friday, March 11 — 6 p.m.

Beaumont Community Organization (Second Fridays)

Community Room, Solid Waste Transfer Station, 1033 Elm St.

Natasha Murphy, 936-0139

 

Saturday, March 12 — 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

East Knoxville Communitywide Clean-up

Meet at Harvest Center Plaza parking lot

2410 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave

Sarah Bounse, 215-5187

 

Monday, March 14 — 1:30 p.m.

Montgomery Village Residents Association (Second Mondays)

4600 Joe Lewis Rd. #175

Ronnie Thompson, 583-9221

 

Monday, March 14 — 3 p.m.

Northgate Resident Association (Second Mondays)

Social Hall, 4301 Whittle Springs Rd.

David Wildsmith, 219-0417

 

Monday, March 14 — 5-6 p.m.

Cold Springs Neighborhood Watch (Second Mondays)

Michael Meadowview Neighborhood Watch (Second Mondays)

CAC East Neighborhood Center, 4200 Asheville Hwy.

Michael Meadowview:  Marian Bailey, 525-5625

Cold Springs: Terrell Patrick, 525-4833

 

Monday, March 14 — 6 p.m.

Fountain City Town Hall Board Meeting (Second Mondays)

Board Meetings: 6 p.m. Monthly

General Membership Meetings: 7 p.m., February, April, September, November

Church of the Good Shepherd, 5337 Jacksboro Pike

Jamie Rowe, 688-9525, ombroligo@aol.com

 

Monday, March 14 — 6 p.m.

Lyons View Community Club (Second Mondays)

Lyons View Community Center, 114 Sprankle Ave.

Mary Brewster, 454-2390

 

Monday, March 14 — 6 p.m.

Vestal Community Organization (Second Mondays)

South Knoxville Community Center, 522 Old Maryville Pike

Katherine Russell, 566-1198

 

Monday, March 14 — 6:30 p.m.

Community Potluck

Historic Fourth & Gill Neighborhood Organization (Second Mondays)

Central United Methodist Church, 210 Third Ave.

Liz Upchurch, 898-1809, lizupchurch1@gmail.com

 

Monday, March 14 — 6:30 p.m.

Historic Old North Knoxville (Second Mondays)

St. James Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 1101 N. Broadway

Donna Spencer, donnspen@gmail.com, 304-673-9697

 

Monday, March 14 — 7 p.m.

Belle Morris Community Action Group (Second Mondays)

City View Baptist Church, 2311 Fine Ave.

http://www.neighborhoodlink.com/Belle_Morris

Rick Wilen, 524-5008

 

Monday, March 14 — 7 p.m.

            Town Hall East

(Second Mondays in September, November, January, March and May)

Fellowship Hall, Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 409 Asheville Highway

Eston Williams, 406-5412

 

Tuesday, March 15 — 6 p.m.

Delrose Drive Neighborhood Watch

(Third Tuesdays in January, March, May, July, September and November)

Riverview Baptist Church, 3618 Delrose Dr.             Corina and John Buffalow, 523-0102

 

Tuesday, March 15 — 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Women’s Pay Equity Forum: Why It Matters to You

Panel Discussion

Sponsors: American Assn. of University Women, League of Women Voters,

YWCA of Knoxville, and East Tenn. Women’s Leadership Council

Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike

Anne Loy, anneloy@comcast.net, 865-281-9689

Linda Murawski, murawskil@aol.com, 865-607-8032

www.Knoxville-tn.aauw.net

 

Tuesday, March 15 — 7 p.m.

Edgewood Park Neighborhood Association (Third Tuesdays, except December)

Larry Cox Senior Center, 3109 Ocoee Trail

Peter Pallesen, 200-8311, http://edgewoodpark.us/

 

Tuesday, March 15 — 7 p.m.

City Council (every other Tuesday)

Main Assembly Room, City County Building

http://www.knoxvilletn.gov/citycouncil

Agenda: http://knoxvillecitytn.iqm2.com

 

Wednesday, March 16 — 12 Noon

Eastport/Lee Williams Neighborhood Watch (Third Wednesdays)

Appreciation Ceremony for Emergency Services Personnel

Lee Williams Senior Center, 2240 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.

Sylvia Cook, 206-3433, sylviacook5901@comcast.net

 

Wednesday, March 16 — 6:30 p.m.

Lindbergh Forest Neighborhood Association (Third Wednesdays)

Graystone Presbyterian Church, 139 Woodlawn Pike

Kelley DeLuca, 660-4728, kelleydeluca@gmail.com

 

Thursday, March 17— Breakfast – 7:30 a.m. Meeting – 8 a.m.

East Knoxville Business & Professional Association (Third Thursdays)

Open to Neighborhood Residents and Leaders

Meeting location varies

Doug Minter, Dminter@knoxvillechamber.com, Knoxville Chamber, 637-4550

http://www.eastknox.org/

 

Thursday, March 17 — 8:30 a.m.

Historic Zoning Commission (Third Thursdays)

http://knoxvilletn.gov/government/boards_commissions/historic_zoning_commission/        Kaye Graybeal, 215-3795, kaye.graybeal@knoxmpc.org

 

Thursday, March 17 — 12 noon

KUB Board of Commissioners (Third Thursdays, except July)

Historic Miller’s Building, 445 S. Gay St.

See www.kub.org. Click on “About Us” at top of the page.

 

Thursday, March 17 — 4 p.m.

City Board of Zoning Appeals (Third Thursdays)

Small Assembly Room, City County Building

Pre-Agenda Meeting: 3 p.m. in Room 511

http://knoxvilletn.gov/government/boards_commissions/board_of_zoning_appeals/

 

Thursday, March 17 — 4:30 p.m.

Pond Gap Area Neighborhood Association (Third Thursdays)

            Coop Café, 3701 Sutherland Ave.

David Williams, dawill64@yahoo.com

 

Thursday, March 17 — 4:30 p.m.

RiverHill Gateway Neighborhood Association (Third Thursdays)

Outdoor Knoxville, 900 Volunteer Landing

Kaye Bultemeier, 504-940-8952, kayebultemeier@gmail.com

 

Thursday, March 17 — 7 p.m.

Old Sevier Community Group

(Third Thursdays, January-November)

South Knoxville Elementary School Library, 801 Sevier Avenue

Gary Deitsch, 573-7355, garyedeitsch@bellsouth.net

 

Saturday, March 19 — 10 a.m.

South Haven Neighborhood Association (Third Saturdays)

Hillcrest United Methodist Church, 1615 Price Ave.

Linda Rust, 679-9924, rstyldy1965@yahoo.com

 

Monday, March 21 — 6:30 p.m.

Historic Fourth & Gill Neighborhood Organization

Board Meeting (Third Mondays except January)

“Birdhouse”/Fourth & Gill Center, 800 North Fourth Avenue

Liz Upchurch, 898-1809, lizupchurch1@gmail.com

 

Monday, March 21 — 7 p.m.

Alice Bell Spring Hill Neighborhood Association

(Third Mondays except June, July, December)

All are welcome to attend.

New Harvest Park, 4775 New Harvest Lane

Ronnie Collins, 637-9630

 

Tuesday, March 22 — 6 p.m.

Inskip Community Association / Asociación Comunidad Inskip (ACI)

(Fourth Tuesdays)

Inskip Baptist Church, 4810 Rowan Rd

Betty Jo Mahan, 679-2748

 

Wednesday, March 23 — 9 a.m.

Infill Housing Design Review Committee (Fourth Wednesdays)

Re: infill housing in central city neighborhoods with IH-1 overlay

http://www.knoxmpc.org/zoning/infill.htm

Jeff Archer, 215-3821, jeff.archer@knoxmpc.org

 

Wednesday, March 23 — 9 a.m.

Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) Executive Committee

(Fourth Wednesdays, Jan.-Oct., and Third Wednesdays, Nov.-Dec.)

Small Assembly Room, City County Building

Agenda: http://www.knoxtrans.org/meetings/execagen.htm

Dori Caron, 215-2694, dori.caron@knoxmpc.org

 

Wednesday, March 23 — 5 p.m.

Knox County Board of Education— Mid-month Work Session

(Usually held on the Monday before the regular meeting and

third Mondays, except holidays or holiday weeks.)

First Floor Board Room, Andrew Johnson Building, 912 South Gay St.

For agenda, work sessions, and other items:

Visit http://knoxschools.org. Click on “Board of Education.”

 

Thursday, March 24 — 9 a.m.

Special Events Community Meeting (Fourth Thursdays, January-October)

“Meet with city services that may assist in planning your event.”

Civic Coliseum Ballroom, Third Floor

Free Parking available at Civic Coliseum Parking Garage

Office of Special Events, 215-4248

 

Thursday, March 24 — 5:30 p.m.

Knoxville City Council Workshop

Topic: Proposed Food Truck Ordinance

Large Assembly Room, City County Building

 

Saturday, March 26 — 9 a.m. until last person is heard

“Coffee with the Councilman”

(Usually the Last Saturday of Each Quarter)

First District City Council Member Nick Pavlis

Bring your concerns or stop by to chat; open to all city residents.

Roundup Restaurant, 3643 Sevierville Pike

Nick Pavlis, 851-6671

 

Monday, March 28 — 11:30 a.m.

Central Business Improvement District (CBID) Board Meeting

Knoxville Chamber, 17 Market Square

http://www.downtownknoxville.org/about/cbid-meetings/

Michele Hummel, 246-2654, mhummel@downtownknoxville.org

 

Monday, March 28 — 5 p.m.

Broadway Corridor Task Force (Fourth Mondays except December)

Focusing on enhancements to the corridor south of I-640

KCDC, 901 North Broadway

Lauren Rider, 964-3905, laurenellent@yahoo.com

 

Monday, March 28 — 5 p.m. (zoning matters heard beginning at 7 p.m.)

Knox County Commission

(Fourth Mondays, January-October. Third Mondays, November-December)

www.knoxcounty.org/commission

Agenda: Click on “Information” and then “Commission Agendas”

Public Forum held at start & end of meeting

 

Monday, March 28 — 7- 8:30 p.m.

South Woodlawn Neighborhood Association

Bi-Monthly Meeting (Fourth Mondays, odd months, except holidays)

Woodlawn Christian Church, 4339 Woodlawn Pike

Shelley Conklin, 686-6789

 

Tuesday, March 29 — 6:30 p.m.

Chilhowee Park Neighborhood Association (Last Tuesdays)

Chilhowee Park Office, 3301 Magnolia at Beaman Street

Enter park at Beaman & E. Fifth Ave. Park at picnic shelter.

Take sidewalk to upper entrance of the Chilhowee Park office.

Paul Ruff, 696-6584

 

Tuesday, March 29 — 7 p.m.

City Council (every other Tuesday)

Main Assembly Room, City County Building

http://www.knoxvilletn.gov/citycouncil

Agenda: http://knoxvillecitytn.iqm2.com

 

Thursday, March 31 — 3:30 p.m.

Better Building Board

(Last Thursday, January-October. First Thursday, December)

Small Assembly Room, City-County Building

http://www.knoxvilletn.gov/government/boards_commissions/better_building_board/

Cheri Hollifield, 215-2119, chollifield@knoxvilletn.gov

 

Friday, April 1 — 9:30 p.m.

Public Officer Hearing – Neighborhood Codes Enforcement

(Usually held on the Friday following Better Building Board meetings)

The PO considers action on violations of city’s building codes.

Small Assembly Room, City County Building

http://www.knoxvilletn.gov/government/boards_commissions/better_building_board/

Cheri Hollifield, 215-2119, chollifield@knoxvilletn.gov

 

Friday, April 1 — 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Fair Housing Conference: “Building a Vision of Equality: One Day at a Time”

The Foundry, 747 World’s Fair Park Drive

$65 fee includes continental breakfast and lunch; scholarships available

Dress: Casual + walking shoes for 1.5-hour walking tour

Details and registration at http://echoknoxville.com

Equality Coalition for Housing Opportunities (ECHO)

Jennifer Bell, 403-1234, jbell@kcdc.org or Thomas Boehm, 974-1723, tboehm@utk.edu

 

Monday, April 4 — 1 p.m.

East Knoxville Community Meeting (First Mondays)

Burlington Branch Library, 4614 Asheville Highway

Michael Covington, 274-7958, mdcov@hotmail.com

 

Monday, April 4 — 4 p.m.

Love Towers Fellowship Association (First Mondays except holidays)

Love Towers Community Room; 1171 Armstrong St.

Bill Jackson, 221-4402

 

Monday, April 4 — 5 p.m.

Knox County Board of Education—Work Session

(Usually held on the Monday before the regular meeting and

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