What’s Happening in Morristown?

MPD – Media Release Regarding Crosswalks

The Morristown Police Department has received complaints concerning motorists not yielding to … [Read More...]

Holiday Weekend Garbage Collection

The City of Morristown will be observing the Good Friday holiday Friday, April 18th.  If your … [Read More...]

Sign Ordinance: Regulations on Temporary Signs

With the warmer weather comes the start of Yard Sale season and other outdoor events. Before posting … [Read More...]

MPD – Media Release Regarding Crosswalks

The Morristown Police Department has received complaints concerning motorists not yielding to pedestrians in crosswalks located in the West Industrial Park.  The MPD is asking that all drivers be aware of the need to comply with pedestrian crosswalk regulations.

Under Tennessee law, motorists are required to yield to pedestrians in marked crosswalks and intersections.  The MPD also urges pedestrians to look before starting across a highway, and exercise reasonable care for their own safety by watching for approaching motor vehicle traffic.

Beginning on April 24, 2014, officers will begin enhanced enforcement of laws pertaining to crosswalks.  The municipal fine for drivers’ disregarding a crosswalk is $89.75.

Holiday Weekend Garbage Collection

The City of Morristown will be observing the Good Friday holiday Friday, April 18th.  If your sanitation carts or recyclables are normally picked up on Friday, please place your carts and recyclables at curbside on Monday, April 21st by 6:00 AM.  Please leave your container and recyclables at the curbside until service is provided.

Sign Ordinance: Regulations on Temporary Signs

With the warmer weather comes the start of Yard Sale season and other outdoor events. Before posting any temporary outdoor signs for your event, please familiarize yourself with the City’s ordinance regarding temporary signs. View that document by following the link below.

Sign Ordinance

Special Use Policy & Public Input Meeting

The City of Morristown is looking to make revisions to their Special Use Policy and Permit Application. These changes would affect future public events such as parades and charity races. To review changes made to this permit, click the link below for the draft document.

Special Use Permit – Draft

There will be a Public Input Meeting at City Center regarding these changes on Tuesday, April 29th at 5pm. The City will be seeking comments and concerns regarding these potential changes.

Sewer and Stormwater Rehab Update – Week of April 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 has begun 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 – Contract awarded, easements being finalized.

Cub Circle – Contract awarded, easements being finalized.

MLK Park – Contract awarded, easements being finalized.

 SEWER PROJECTS

 SR 66

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

Howell Road Force Main Project

  • Working around E. Manley Court Circle, Sugar Hollow Road, and Norman Dr.

Spring Creek Basin

  • Working on Choctaw, Mohawk, Scenic Dr, Hall Dr, W Skyline Dr, Gaston St, Russell St, S. High, McFarland, N. Liberty Hill, New Cut,  Reese St, and George St.
  • Manhole testing at various locations

CCTV Project

  • Cleaning and TV inspection on Devault St, Willow St, Devault way, Shields Dr, Shields Ferry Rod, N Easley Ct, S Easley Ct, Ivy St, Knoll Wood Dr, Dogwood Dr, & Melrose 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

Pipe Bursting and laterals on on Brights Pike, Wagon Wheel, Lakemore , Lloyd St, Sherwood Dr, Merwin St

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:

Spring Creek  Basin 1 Contract A and Basin 3 Contract B – Project Complete March 2013

 

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

Morristown Police Dept – Media Release 4/11/2014

A Hamblen County man has been arrested for one count of Distribution of Child Pornography, one count of Receipt of Child Pornography, and one count of Possession of Child Pornography following an indictment by a Federal Grand Jury on Tuesday.

Fred Frank Whitacre, Jr., 40, of Elgin Drive Morristown was arrested by Detective Michael O’Keefe of the MPD ICAC Unit on Thursday.  Det. O’Keefe first became aware of Whitacre’s alleged illegal activity after O’Keefe was contacted by the Johnson City office of the FBI which had received information from a New York FBI office that Whitacre had transmitted child pornography via email to the New York area.

Det. O’Keefe was able to obtain a search warrant for multiple computers and other digital media in the home with the information provided by the FBI.  An extensive forensic exam of these electronics revealed 7,460 images and 308 videos depicting child pornography.

Det. O’Keefe transported Whitacre to the federal courthouse in Greeneville where he faces a sentencing range of 5-20 years for each of the felony charges.  He remains in the custody of US Marshals and is being held without bond.

MPD Chief Roger Overholt stated, “I am proud of the work our investigator has done and of the partnerships we have developed which allow us to reach beyond our jurisdiction to remove child predators from our communities”.

Sewer and Stormwater Rehab Update – Week of April 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:

 SEWER PROJECTS

 SR 66

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

Howell Road Force Main Project

  • Working around E. Manley Court Circle, Sugar Hollow Road, and Norman St.

Spring Creek Basin

  • Working on S. High, McFarland, N. Liberty Hill, New Cut,  Reese St, and George St.. Choctaw, Mohawk, Scenic Dr, Hall Dr, W Skyline Dr, Gaston St, and Russell St
  • Manhole testing at various locations

CCTV Project

  • Cleaning and TV inspection on Cardinal Bradford Fairvew St, Adams St, Jefferson St, Wilson Av, Stetzer Circle, LakeView Dr, Marguerite St, Douglas Dr, and Marion 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

Pipe Bursting and laterals on on Brights Pike, Wagon Wheel, Lakemore , Lloyd St, Sherwood Dr, Merwin St

 

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

STORMWATER PROJECTS

ETVID Phase 2 –Work has begun 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 – Contract awarded, easements being finalized.

Cub Circle – Contract awarded, easements being finalized.

MLK Park  – Contract awarded, easements being finalized.

 

COMPLETED PROJECTS:

Spring Creek  Basin 1 Contract A and Basin 3 Contract B – Project Complete March 2013

 

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 to consultant engineers regarding a request for qualifications and letters of interest

The City of Morristown, TN is issuing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from qualified firms to retain the services of professional engineering/planning firms regarding the W. Andrew Johnson Roadway Rehabilitation Project from the Walters Dr / W. Morris Blvd intersection to N. Fairmont Ave (near Crescent Center Shopping Center) Project in Morristown, Tennessee.

For more information, read the entire request by visiting this link to our Engineering Department.

Sewer and Stormwater Rehab Update – Week of March 31, 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:

 

SEWER PROJECTS

SR 66

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

Howell Road Force Main Project

  • Working around Howell Road, Merchants Greene, S. Bellwood Rd, E. Manley Court Circle, Norman St and Sugar Hollow Road

Spring Creek Basin

  • Working on N. Liberty Hill, New Cut, Reese St, George St. Choctaw, Mohawk, Scenic Dr, Hall Dr, W Skyline Dr, Gaston St, and Russell St
  • Manhole testing at various locations

CCTV Project

Cleaning and TV inspection on Cardinal Bradford Fairvew St, Adams St, Jefferson St, Wilson Av, Stetzer Circle, LakeView Dr, Marguerite St, Douglas Dr, and Marion 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

Pipe Bursting and laterals on on Brights Pike, Wagon Wheel, Lakemore , Lloyd St, Sherwood Dr, Merwin St

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

STORMWATER PROJECTS

ETVID Phase 2 –Work has begun 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 – Contract to be awarded this week; easements being signed.

Cub Circle – Contract to be awarded this week; easements being signed.

MLK Park  - Contract to be awarded this week; easements being signed.

 

 

COMPLETED PROJECTS:

Spring Creek  Basin 1 Contract A and Basin 3 Contract B – Project Complete March 2013

 

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

April Recycling Schedule

Areas East of Cumberland Ave.- Weeks of April 13th & 27th

Areas West of Cumberland Ave.- Weeks of April 6th & 20th

Morristown: Moving Forward

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