What’s Happening in Morristown?

Now Hiring – Medium Equipment Operator

The City of Morristown is now accepting applications for the position of Medium Equipment Operator. … [Read More...]

MPD Press Release – Internet Crimes

The Morristown Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Unit (ICAC), a sub-grantee of … [Read More...]

Sewer and Stormwater Rehab Update – Week of July 21, 2014

Operation of the sewer system has been assumed by the Morristown Utility System, but work continues … [Read More...]

Now Hiring – Medium Equipment Operator

The City of Morristown is now accepting applications for the position of Medium Equipment Operator. Deadline to submit an application is August 1, 2014. Job requirements and qualifications can be found online on our Job Announcements page. Full Time position with benefits. Starting pay $14.18/hour. Applications can be obtained from the Human Resources Department on the second floor of City Center or on the City’s website. Send completed applications to: City of Morristown, Attn: Human Resources – Medium Equipment Operator, P.O. Box 1499, Morristown, TN 27816-1499.

MPD Press Release – Internet Crimes

The Morristown Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Unit (ICAC), a sub-grantee of the Knoxville Police Department’s ICAC Unit, and a part of the Tennessee Regional ICAC Task Force, has acquired a new Electronic Data Analysis System.  This computer is forensically optimized for internet crime investigations; it allows Detective Michael O’Keefe to perform forensic exams and extract data off of other computers in investigations of exploitation crimes against children.  The KPD secured the grant and bought the computer for the MPD, with no cost to the City of Morristown.

The purpose of each task force is threefold; they are to investigate complaints of online child sexual predators, to conduct proactive covert online operations in which investigators respond to communication from possible sexual predators and from people who traffic child pornography, and they are to act as a local resource for community education and prevention of these types of crimes.  By participating in this program, the MPD is provided with equipment and training for the investigation of internet crimes.  Detective O’Keefe has been part of the ICAC Unit since 2009.  O’Keefe is the only full-time ICAC Investigator, however; there are three more part time investigators.  The ICAC Unit completed the following extremely time consuming computer exams in 2013:  22 hard drives, 57 CD/DVD’s, 20 Flash Drives, and 20 other exams.  During 2013, the unit conducted 11 search warrants including both Federal and State and completed 14 agency assists for other surrounding agencies.

Three notable accomplishments for the ICAC Unit in 2013 are:

Detective Michael O’Keefe received information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited which resulted in the arrest of an individual charged with aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor.  Sixty-six files containing child pornography were ultimately found in possession of the suspect.

A suspect was downloading child pornography from the internet using a Peer-2-Peer network.  A search warrant was executed on his home which resulted in the discovery of 505 movies of child pornography and 1,302 images of child pornography.  The suspect was sentenced to 135 months in federal prison.

In 2013, a suspect was trading child pornography using a SkyDrive account and email accounts.  Search warrants were executed on his accounts, producing evidence of distribution of child pornography.  A forensic exam found more than 340 files of child pornography residing on his computers.  Working with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the case was presented to the Jefferson County Grand Jury on January 2, 2014.

Sewer and Stormwater Rehab Update – Week of July 21, 2014

Operation of the sewer system has been assumed by the Morristown Utility System, but work continues on both the Sewer and Stormwater utilities Watch for extensive work on utility systems in the following areas:

 STORMWATER PROJECTS

ETVID Phase 2 –Work continues along the rail line east of the East Tennessee Valley Industrial District.

Vantage View – Survey, permitting and final design work underway.

Jaybird Road / Whitewood Circle – Under construction.

Cub Circle – Equipment and materials being delivered to the site.

MLK Park – Equipment and materials being delivered to the site.

 

SEWER PROJECTS

Turkey Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant

  • Work has begun at the wastewater treatment plant.

WWTP4-B Sewer Rehabilitation Project

  • Pre TV inspection in various locations
  • Pipe Bursting and service laterals on Inman St, South Hill St, South 4th St, & East 3rd South St
  • Manhole rehabilitation throughout the basin
  • Paving on Ridge Rd, Montvue, & Inman St,

SR 66

  • Working near State Route 66 and Hwy 160 to relocate utilities near the TDOT project.

Howell Road Force Main Project

  • W Economy Rd
  • This project is working on completion of punch list items.

Spring Creek Basin

  • Working on curb replacement on 2nd St.

 

Fall Creek/Barton Springs Project

  • Manhole rehab and testing at various locations

 Jackson Street Project

  • Working on S. Jackson Street near railroad tracks

WWTP3A Project

  • Yard Repair, Belmont drive, Clancy Ave, Wagon Wheel Dr.

 

Maid 1/Willow Springs Pump Stations Project

  • Working at Maid 1 pump station on Hunter Street
  • Working on Willow Springs Pump Station on Panther Creek

 

COMPLETED PROJECTS:

JACKSON STREET PROJECT – Project complete as of June 30 2014

CCTV PROJECT – Complete TV inspection project – May 2014

Spring Creek  Basin 1 Contract A and Basin 3 Contract B - Project Complete March 2014

Fall Creek ETVID South Drainage Project – Project Complete as of December 2013.

Howell Road Pump Station – Project Complete as of November, 2013

Rosedale/Sulphur Springs Storm Water - Project Complete as of November, 2013

N. Fairmont Storm Water Project - Project complete as of October, 2013

Waste Water Treatment Plant - dewatering press at the Turkey Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant – Project complete as of July 17th, 2013

Spring Creek CCTV Project - Project complete as of May 23rd, 2013

South High Street Sewer Project - Project complete as of May 14th, 2013

Joe Carter Pump Station - Project complete as of December 18th, 2012

Gravity Sewer Replacement Project - Project complete as of December 6th, 2012

Hwy 25E Gravity Sewer Line Extension - Project complete as of June 12th, 2012

Highway 160 Sewer Force Main Tie-In - Project complete as of May 10th, 2012

Fall Creek CCTV Project - Project complete as of May 7th, 2012

Sewer and Stormwater Rehab Update – Week of July 14, 2014

Operation of the sewer system has been assumed by the Morristown Utility System, but work continues on both the Sewer and Stormwater utilities. Watch for extensive work on utility systems in the following areas:

 STORMWATER PROJECTS

ETVID Phase 2 –Work continues along the rail line east of the East Tennessee Valley Industrial District.

Vantage View – Survey, permitting and final design work underway.

Jaybird Road / Whitewood Circle – Under construction.

Cub Circle – Contract awarded, easements signed.

MLK Park – Contract awarded, easements signed.

 

SEWER PROJECTS

Turkey Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant

  • Work has begun at the wastewater treatment plant.

WWTP4-B Sewer Rehabilitation Project

  • Pre TV inspection in various locations
  • Pipe Bursting on Inman St, Montvue Ave, Cleveland Ave & Seymour St
  • Manhole rehabilitation throughout the basin

SR 66

  • Working near State Route 66 and Hwy 160 to relocate utilities near the TDOT project.

Howell Road Force Main Project

  • W Economy Rd
  • This project is working on completion of punch list items.

Spring Creek Basin

  • Working on curb replacement on 2nd St.

Fall Creek/Barton Springs Project

  • Manhole rehab and testing at various locations

 Jackson Street Project

  • Working on S. Jackson Street near railroad tracks

WWTP3A Project

  • Yard Repair, Belmont drive, Clancy Ave, Wagon Wheel Dr.

Maid 1/Willow Springs Pump Stations Project

  • Working at Maid 1 pump station on Hunter Street
  • Working on Willow Springs Pump Station on Panther Creek

 

COMPLETED PROJECTS:

CCTV PROJECT – Complete TV inspection project – May 2014

Spring Creek  Basin 1 Contract A and Basin 3 Contract B - Project Complete March 2014

Fall Creek ETVID South Drainage Project – Project Complete as of December 2013.

Howell Road Pump Station – Project Complete as of November, 2013

Rosedale/Sulphur Springs Storm Water - Project Complete as of November, 2013

N. Fairmont Storm Water Project - Project complete as of October, 2013

Waste Water Treatment Plant - dewatering press at the Turkey Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant – Project complete as of July 17th, 2013

Spring Creek CCTV Project - Project complete as of May 23rd, 2013

South High Street Sewer Project - Project complete as of May 14th, 2013

Joe Carter Pump Station - Project complete as of December 18th, 2012

Gravity Sewer Replacement Project - Project complete as of December 6th, 2012

Hwy 25E Gravity Sewer Line Extension - Project complete as of June 12th, 2012

Highway 160 Sewer Force Main Tie-In - Project complete as of May 10th, 2012

Fall Creek CCTV Project - Project complete as of May 7th, 2012

Notice: Tax Payment Date Change

Beginning this year, collection of current year taxes has changed from July 1st to August 1st. We will not be able to accept payments until August 1st for the current year taxes.

Sewer and Stormwater Rehab Update – Week of July 7, 2014

Operation of the sewer system has been assumed by the Morristown Utility System, but work continues on both the Sewer and Stormwater utilities. Watch for extensive work on utility systems in the following areas:

 STORMWATER PROJECTS

ETVID Phase 2 –Work continues along the rail line east of the East Tennessee Valley Industrial District.

Vantage View – Survey, permitting and final design work underway.

Jaybird Road / Whitewood Circle – Under construction.

Cub Circle – Contract awarded, easements signed.

MLK Park – Contract awarded, easements signed.

 

SEWER PROJECTS

Turkey Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant

  • Work has begun at the wastewater treatment plant.

WWTP4-B Sewer Rehabilitation Project

  • Pre TV inspection in various locations
  • Pipe Bursting on Seymour St, & Cleveland Ave

SR 66

  • Working near State Route 66 and Hwy 160 to relocate utilities near the TDOT project.

Howell Road Force Main Project

  • No work scheduled this week

Spring Creek Basin

  • Working on curb replacement on 2nd St.

 

Fall Creek/Barton Springs Project

  • Manhole rehab and testing at various locations

 Jackson Street Project

  • Working on S. Jackson Street near railroad tracks

WWTP3A Project

  • Yard Repair, Belmont drive, Clancy Ave, Wagon Wheel Dr.

 

Maid 1/Willow Springs Pump Stations Project

  • Working at Maid 1 pump station on Hunter Street
  • Working on Willow Springs Pump Station on Panther Creek

 

COMPLETED PROJECTS:

CCTV PROJECT – Complete TV inspection project – May 2014

Spring Creek  Basin 1 Contract A and Basin 3 Contract B - Project Complete March 2014

Fall Creek ETVID South Drainage Project – Project Complete as of December 2013.

Howell Road Pump Station – Project Complete as of November, 2013

Rosedale/Sulphur Springs Storm Water - Project Complete as of November, 2013

N. Fairmont Storm Water Project - Project complete as of October, 2013

Waste Water Treatment Plant - dewatering press at the Turkey Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant – Project complete as of July 17th, 2013

Spring Creek CCTV Project - Project complete as of May 23rd, 2013

South High Street Sewer Project - Project complete as of May 14th, 2013

Joe Carter Pump Station - Project complete as of December 18th, 2012

Gravity Sewer Replacement Project - Project complete as of December 6th, 2012

Hwy 25E Gravity Sewer Line Extension - Project complete as of June 12th, 2012

Highway 160 Sewer Force Main Tie-In - Project complete as of May 10th, 2012

Fall Creek CCTV Project - Project complete as of May 7th, 2012

MPD – PRESS RELEASE 7/6/14

The relocated automated safety enforcement systems on Highway 25E and the systems on Highway 160 are scheduled to be activated Tuesday July 8, 2014.  Officers will approve warning citations for speeding violations for a two week period.  Citations received after the warning period will carry a fine of $50.

Ten people died in vehicle crashes on Morristown city roadways during 2013.  All law enforcement should honor the oath to protect life even when the best way of doing so is not popular.  Both local and national statistics have shown that the use of automated safety enforcement systems reduces crashes and allows for redeployment of police resources.  While some individuals have indicated they are against automated safety enforcement systems; the Morristown Police Department believes that one life saved is worth the fight.

Existing systems throughout the city are scheduled to receive technology upgrades over the next several weeks.

The Morristown Police Department asks that everyone drives safely and adheres to all traffic laws.  The enforcement systems will issue citations to anyone driving 11 miles or greater over the posted speed limit.

 

July 4th – City Offices Closed

City offices will be closed Friday, July 4th. Regular business hours will resume Monday, July 7th at 8am.

Holiday Garbage/Recycling Schedule

City offices will be closed on Friday, July 4th in observation of Independence Day. Garbage and recycling pick-up typically scheduled for Fridays will be picked up on Monday, July 7th. Please put your cans out at the curb in the morning and leave until the garbage crews are able to pick it up.

Sewer and Stormwater Rehab Update – Week of June 30, 2014

Operation of the sewer system has been assumed by the Morristown Utility System, but work continues on both the Sewer and Stormwater utilities. Watch for extensive work on utility systems in the following areas:

 STORMWATER PROJECTS

ETVID Phase 2 –Work continues along the rail line east of the East Tennessee Valley Industrial District.

Vantage View – Survey, permitting and final design work underway.

Jaybird Road / Whitewood Circle – Under construction.

Cub Circle – Contract awarded, easements signed.

MLK Park – Contract awarded, easements signed.

 

SEWER PROJECTS

Turkey Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant

  • Work has begun at the wastewater treatment plant.

WWTP4-B Sewer Rehabilitation Project

  • Pre TV inspection in various locations
  • Pipe Bursting on Seymour St, & Cleveland Ave

SR 66

  • Working near SR66 and Hwy 160 to relocate utilities near the TDOT project.

Howell Road Force Main Project

  • Testing the force main along Norman Ave, and A J Hwy.
  • Paving and site cleanup in various location.

Spring Creek Basin

  • Working on yard repair on Gaston St, Morningside Dr., Russell St, Wilder St, Eastern Ave, Spruce St, Brown Ave, Ash St, & Hale Ave.

 

Fall Creek/Barton Springs Project

  • Manhole rehab and testing at various locations

 Jackson Street Project

  • Working on S. Jackson Street near railroad tracks

WWTP3A Project

  • Yard Repair, Belmont drive, Clancy Ave, Wagon Wheel Dr.

 

Maid 1/Willow Springs Pump Stations Project

  • Working at Maid 1 pump station on Hunter Street
  • Working on Willow Springs Pump Station on Panther Creek

 

COMPLETED PROJECTS:

CCTV PROJECT – Complete TV inspection project – May 2014

Spring Creek  Basin 1 Contract A and Basin 3 Contract B - Project Complete March 2014

Fall Creek ETVID South Drainage Project – Project Complete as of December 2013.

Howell Road Pump Station – Project Complete as of November, 2013

Rosedale/Sulphur Springs Storm Water - Project Complete as of November, 2013

N. Fairmont Storm Water Project - Project complete as of October, 2013

Waste Water Treatment Plant - dewatering press at the Turkey Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant – Project complete as of July 17th, 2013

Spring Creek CCTV Project - Project complete as of May 23rd, 2013

South High Street Sewer Project - Project complete as of May 14th, 2013

Joe Carter Pump Station - Project complete as of December 18th, 2012

Gravity Sewer Replacement Project - Project complete as of December 6th, 2012

Hwy 25E Gravity Sewer Line Extension - Project complete as of June 12th, 2012

Highway 160 Sewer Force Main Tie-In - Project complete as of May 10th, 2012

Fall Creek CCTV Project - Project complete as of May 7th, 2012

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