Knoxville Neighborhood News

Knoxville Neighborhood Advisory – Vol. 8, No. 26 – Tuesday July 28, 2015


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  1. Lindbergh Forest Forms a New Neighborhood Association
  2. Edgewood Park Elects Pallesen as President
  3. Neighborhood Directory Updated: Please Check Your Listing
  4. Testify on Blighted Properties at Meeting This Week
  5. 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: 5 p.m. Mondays.


  1. Lindbergh Forest Forms a New Neighborhood Association


Residents in the Lindbergh Forest neighborhood in South Knoxville have formed a new neighborhood association, formalized their neighborhood watch, and elected officers.


In addition, the boundaries have been expanded beyond those adopted by a previous neighborhood group in the area. In the past, residents defined the neighborhood boundaries as the triangle formed by Chapman Highway, East Moody Avenue, and the portion of Woodlawn Pike north of Moody.


This included the Lindbergh Forest Historic District, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. (See


Under the new Lindbergh Forest Neighborhood Association, the boundaries take in the triangle as well as Tipton Avenue and adjacent streets around Dogwood Elementary School.


The new officers are Kelley DeLuca, president; Amanda Morse, vice president; Heather Ream, secretary; Stephanie Greene, treasurer; and Jewell Minnich, neighborhood watch coordinator.


The group is working to install neighborhood watch signs and a neighborhood entrance sign, is planning holiday socials for Halloween and Christmas, and is hoping to get approval for a “Paint the Pavement” project as well.


Lindbergh Forest meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at Graystone Presbyterian Church, 139 Woodlawn Pike. For more information, contact Kelley DeLuca at 660-4728 or



  1. Edgewood Park Elects Pallesen as President


Peter Pallesen has been elected president of Edgewood Park Neighborhood Association, succeeding Maggie Davidson, who agreed to become vice president.


Julie Taylor was elected secretary, replacing Melissa Brenneman, and Carol Zimmerman remains the treasurer by group consent.


The Edgewood Park neighborhood is located north of Washington Pike, between Broadway and Whittle Springs. The group meets at 7 p.m.on the third Tuesday of each month at the Larry Cox Senior Center, 3109 Ocoee Trail.



  1. Neighborhood Directory Updated: Please Check Your Listing


The Office of Neighborhoods has updated the Knoxville Neighborhood Directory, which

lists 121 resident-led, resident-controlled neighborhood organizations inside Knoxville city limits, including watch groups, tenant organizations, neighborhood associations and traditional HOA’s (home owner associations).


Please check your group’s listing. If the information is not correct, let us know. If your group is not listed, or if you know of a group that should be included, please contact Debbie Sharp at 215-4382.


A listing in this directory ensures that your neighborhood organization can be contacted as necessary. The Office of Neighborhoods often gets requests asking if a particular neighborhood has a formal organization. These requests come from neighborhood residents (potential new members for your organization), city departments, other neighborhoods, developers, businesses, Metropolitan Planning Commission, members of City Council, and others.


In addition to listing contact information for each group, the directory lists all of the groups by City Council district and by MPC planning sector, and also separately lists organizations that are affiliated with neighborhood groups in some way.


If you are unable to access, call Debbie Sharp at 215-4382 to obtain a hard copy. Alternative formats are available upon request for persons with a disability.



  1. Testify on Blighted Properties at Meeting This Week


Twenty properties are on the agenda for the City’s next Public Officer Hearing at 9:30 a.m. Friday, July 31, in the small assembly room at the City County Building.


The Public Officer — David Brace, director of the Public Service Department — will hear testimony on buildings that inspectors contend are in violation of the city’s building codes. Testimony can also be made by the property owners and other stakeholders, such as lien holders,


The Public Officer then decides whether to issue an order requiring that the violations be addressed in a certain period of time. Failure by the owner to cure the problem may result in the boarding or demolition of a structure, or the cleanup of a dirty or overgrown lot, with costs billed to the owner. A property owner may appeal the Public Officer’s decision to the Better Building Board and, ultimately, to Chancery Court.


The properties to be heard for repair/demolition orders are: 2021 Brown Avenue, 2827 Carson Avenue (including accessory structure), 2024 Fair Drive (including accessory structure), 1704 Jourolman Avenue (including accessory structure), 1708 Jourolman Avenue, 2115 Linden Avenue, 2441 Linden Avenue (including accessory structure), 1211 Louisiana Avenue, 1118 Maryland Avenue, 2243 McClung Avenue (including accessory structure), 1306 Memory Lane, 338 East Moody Avenue, 2945 Orchard Avenue (Accessory structure only), 1911 Riverside Drive, 2715 Selma Avenue, 4601Sims Road, 2315 Sutherland Avenue (Commercial), and 2308 Washington Avenue.


4530 Holston Drive (all lots) and 3212 Linden Avenue will be considered for confirmation of emergency repair/demolition order.


If any of these properties are in your neighborhood, then you or a representative of your organization may wish to attend the meeting to submit testimony about the impact of the property on the neighborhood.


In addition, the Neighborhood Codes Enforcement office is requesting formal approval for the emergency boarding of these properties: 805 Beaman Lake Road, 2021 Brown Avenue, 2827 Carson Avenue, 220 Connex Street, 2024 Fair Drive, 2814 East Fifth Avenue, 4020 Gap Road, 434 Hiawassee Avenue, 1708 Jourolman Avenue, 2115 Linden Avenue, 2441 Linden Avenue, 2822 Linden Avenue, 3212 Linden Avenue, 2243 McClung Avenue, 106 McDaniel Avenue, 1306 Memory Lane, 1316 Minnesota Avenue, 338 East Moody Avenue, 2945 Orchard Avenue, 4848 Scheel Road, 2715 Selma Avenue, and 2308 Washington Avenue.


The full July 31 agenda, with details on each property, can be found at


Meanwhile, the Better Building Board will meet at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 30, to confirm an emergency repair/demolition order that the board approved in mid-June for the property at 314/322 Church Avenue — the Pryor Brown Garage. The order was issued on an emergency basis following a collapse of part of the roof at the garage. Such emergency orders, whether issued by the BBB or the Public Officer, are always formally confirmed at the next formal hearing date.


The BBB will also consider appeals from residents at 616 Goldfinch Avenue and 4310 High School Road for orders regarding inoperable vehicles.



  1. Neighborhood and Government Calendar


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


Visit 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 or 215-2034 no less than 72 hours prior to the meeting you wish to attend.
Thursday, July 303:30 p.m.

Better Building Board

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

Small Assembly Room, City-County Building

Cheri Hollifield, 215-2119,


Thursday, July 306:00 p.m.

Fairmont-Emoriland Neighborhood Association

New Life Ministries, 1928 Fairmont Blvd.

Joe Rader, 689-7618


Thursday, July 30 — 6 p.m.

MPC Workshop on Cell Phone Tower Regulations

Open to the public but designed for MPC commissioners

Small Assembly Room, City County Building

Metropolitan Planning Commission

Tom Brechko, 215-2500 or


Friday, July 319:30 a.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

Cheri Hollifield, 215-2119,


Friday, July 31 through Sunday, August 2

29th Annual Lonsdale Homecoming

Grounds of Sam E. Hill School

Parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 1

Ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday

Old-Timers Luncheon, 2 p.m. Sunday, August 2

Lonsdale Homecoming Committee

Cecelia McDowell at 237-6755 or Kim Stinson at 360-5603.


Monday, August 31:00 p.m.

East Knoxville Community Meeting (First Mondays)

Burlington Branch Library, 4614 Asheville Highway

Michael Covington, 865-274-7958,


Monday, August 34 p.m.

Love Towers Fellowship Association (First Mondays except holidays)

Love Towers Community Room; 1171 Armstrong St.

Bill Jackson, 221-4402


Monday, August 3 — 6-8 p.m.

Wesley Neighbors Community Association

(First Mondays, even-numbered months)

West Knoxville Branch Library, 100 Golf Club Rd.

John Heins, 297-7045


Monday, August 3 — 6:30 p.m.

Parkridge Community Organization (First Mondays except holidays)

Cansler YMCA, 616 Jessamine St.

David Anderson, (803) 259-6289,


Monday, August 37 p.m.

Oakwood Lincoln Park Neighborhood Association (First Mondays)

Community Club House, 916 Shamrock Ave. at Henegar St.

Bill Hutton, 773-5228,


Tuesday, August 44:30 p.m.

Dandridge Avenue Neighborhood Watch (First Tuesdays)

Beck Cultural Exchange Center, 1927 Dandridge Ave.

Lawrence Washington, 524-4498


Tuesday, August 4 — 6 p.m.

            Mechanicsville Community Association (First Tuesdays)

Fairview Recreation Center, 1628 Dora St.

Charles Wright, 637-1802


Tuesday, August 4 — 7 p.m.

City Council (Every Other Tuesday)



Wednesday, August 5 — Breakfast – 7:30 a.m.  Meeting – 8 a.m.

East Towne Area Business & Professional Association (First Wednesdays)

Neighborhood Residents and Leaders encouraged to attend

New Harvest Park Community Building

Chair, Justin Sterling,


Wednesday, August 53 p.m.

Public Meeting

Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA)

            Give your comments on the Knoxville Police Department’s policies and procedures,

            administration, operations, and support services.

Overcoming Believers Church, 211 Harriet Tubman Street

With “KPD” in the subject line, comments may also be sent to:

CALEA, or Suite 320, 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Gainesville VA 20155

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