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Sewer and Stormwater Rehab Update – Week of October 20, 2014

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Morristown Police Department – Suspected Arsonist Arrested

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Sewer and Stormwater Rehab Update – Week of October 13, 2014

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Sewer and Stormwater Rehab Update – Week of October 20, 2014

We are hard at work to address concerns with both our drainage and sewer systems.  This report is intended to help you know what is happening with both systems and as a heads up for areas of town where there may be work taking place in the streets.

 STORMWATER PROJECTS

The City issued bonds to address some significant drainage issues. The following projects are currently underway.

Vantage View – This project to address a collapsed culvert has been designed. Repairs will be partially funded from State grants. We are currently awaiting review and approval from Federal and State regulators before the project can be bid.

Jaybird Road / Whitewood Circle – 85% complete.  The ditch work and pipe has been completed from Whitewood circle down Jaybird road to where the pipe crosses Jaybird road.  Remaining work includes crossing Jaybird road, the structures on both sides of Jaybird road, installing a catch basin at the intersection of Jaybird and Whitewood circle, and some ditching and landscaping south of the Jaybird road crossing.

Cub Circle – 95% complete.   All the pipe, structures, paving, and curbing are finished and it is operational.  Some landscaping remains before this project is  complete.

MLK Park – 90% complete.  All the pipe and structures are in and it is operational.  The work yet to be completed is some parking lot patching and curb in the parking lot on Donna drive and some landscaping.

SEWER PROJECTS

Significant changes are taking place with the wastewater (sewer) system. We are under order from the State of Tennessee to rehabilitate the collection system to minimize overflows and to assure smooth operation of lines and pumps. We are also investing in the treatment plant to provide for the long term needs of the community. Beginning in January 2014, the Morristown Utility System has taken over operation of the sewer system. The City and MUS continue to cooperate to assure the rehabilitation projects meet the schedule for completion by 2017.

Turkey Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant

  • Work is underway at the wastewater treatment plant. These improvements will address concerns about odor as well as improve the overall operation of the plant.

WWTP4-A Sewer Rehabilitation Project

This project is located near the center of town

  • Post TV inspection in various locations
  • Manhole rehabilitation throughout the basin
  • Pipe Bursting and service laterals on W Charles St, S Jackson St, W Louise Ave, Baird Ave, Lennie Ave, Sunrise Ave, Dice St
  • Paving on W Charles St, W Louise Ave, S Jackson St, Sunrise Ave, Pauline Rd & Baird St
  • Concrete repairs on W Charles St, W Louise Ave, S Jackson St, Sunrise Ave, Pauline Rd & Baird St

WWTP4-B Sewer Rehabilitation Project

This project is located near the center of town

  • Post TV inspection in various locations
  • Manhole rehabilitation throughout the basin
  • Pipe Bursting and service laterals on Algonquin Dr, Iroquois Ave, Brown Ave, Parker Rd, Mohawk Dr, E 1st South St, & Choctaw St
  • Pipe Lining Rehab on Algonquin Dr, Iroquois Ave, Brown Ave, Parker Rd, Mohawk Dr, E 1st South St, & Choctaw St
  • Concrete repairs on E 1st South St, Algonquin Dr, Parker Rd, Montvue Ave , E Louise Ave, & Mohawk Dr.
  • Paving on E Louise Ave, Montvue Ave, S James St, Choctaw St, E 1st South St, E 1st North St, Parker Rd, Highland St, Scenic Dr, Algonquin Rd, & Hayter Dr.

State Route  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.

Fall Creek/Barton Springs Project

  • Manhole rehab and testing at various locations

WWTP3A Project

  • Dig and lay sewer line on Reese St, New Cut Rd, George St., Old Liberty Hill Rd, & North Liberty Hill Rd.

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

Steeplechase Lane – At exit 8 25E.

 

COMPLETED PROJECTS:

The following projects have been completed and the contracts have been closed.

ETVID Phase 2 (storm) – Project complete as of October 7, 2014

Jackson Street Project (joint sewer and stormwater project)- Project complete as of June 30 2014

CCTV Project (sewer) – Complete TV inspection project – May 2014

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

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

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

Rosedale/Sulphur Springs Storm Water (storm) – Project Complete as of November, 2013

  1. Fairmont Storm Water Project (storm) – Project complete as of October, 2013

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

Spring Creek CCTV Project (sewer) – Project complete as of May 23rd, 2013

South High Street Sewer Project (sewer) – Project complete as of May 14th, 2013

Joe Carter Pump Station (sewer) – Project complete as of December 18th, 2012

Gravity Sewer Replacement Project(sewer)  – Project complete as of December 6th, 2012

Hwy 25E Gravity Sewer Line Extension (sewer) – Project complete as of June 12th, 2012

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

Fall Creek CCTV Project (sewer) – Project complete as of May 7th, 2012

Morristown Police Department – Suspected Arsonist Arrested

On October 12, 2014 at 6:45 am Morristown Police Department officers went looking for a white male who vandalized Domino’s Pizza and set fire to a hotel room at Morristown Hotel & Suites. A witness’ description and the direction of travel led officers to Waffle House on West Andrew Johnson Highway.

The man fitting the description was identified as James Conners. When officers found him at Waffle House he was bleeding from his hand and intoxicated; he was arrested for public intoxication.  Officers processed the scenes and did find DNA at the hotel room where the fire was started.

That evening Detective Mark McElhaney began interviewing Conners. McElhaney was able to get a confession of the events that occurred earlier that morning. Allegedly, around 2:15am Conners got into an argument with two employees at Domino’s over him wanting them to buy beer.  After the confrontation he went back to the hotel and drank and took Xanax. Conners alleged that he felt he would be better off in jail.  Conners allegedly broke the window at Domino’s Pizza and used a lighter to set curtains on fire in a hotel room; the window was broken from an unrelated incident.  Conners also alleges to have set fire to a  vehicle in a parking lot near the hotel, by taking papers out of the glove box and set them on fire in the seat.

Conners was charged with Public Intoxication, Aggravated Arson, Arson (vehicle), and Vandalism over $1000.00. Conners is currently awaiting arraignment on October 15, 2014 at the Hamblen County Jail.

 

Sewer and Stormwater Rehab Update – Week of October 13, 2014

We are hard at work to address concerns with both our drainage and sewer systems.  This report is intended to help you know what is happening with both systems and as a heads up for areas of town where there may be work taking place in the streets.

 STORMWATER PROJECTS

The City issued bonds to address some significant drainage issues. The following projects are currently underway.

Vantage View – This project to address a collapsed culvert has been designed. Repairs will be partially funded from State grants. We are currently awaiting review and approval from Federal and State regulators before the project can be bid.

Jaybird Road / Whitewood Circle – Pipe installation is complete on Whitewood and begun on Jaybird. Drainage structures are being relocated due to conflicts with an existing water line. Curb and paving to follow.

Cub Circle – Construction underway.

MLK Park – Pipe installed. Curb and paving work to be done.

 

SEWER PROJECTS

Significant changes are taking place with the wastewater (sewer) system. We are under order from the State of Tennessee to rehabilitate the collection system to minimize overflows and to assure smooth operation of lines and pumps. We are also investing in the treatment plant to provide for the long term needs of the community. Beginning in January 2014, the Morristown Utility System has taken over operation of the sewer system. The City and MUS continue to cooperate to assure the rehabilitation projects meet the schedule for completion by 2017.

Turkey Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant

  • Work is underway at the wastewater treatment plant. These improvements will address concerns about odor as well as improve the overall operation of the plant.

WWTP4-A Sewer Rehabilitation Project

This project is located near the center of town

  • Post TV inspection in various locations
  • Manhole rehabilitation throughout the basin
  • Pipe Bursting and service laterals on Pauline St, W Charles St, S Jackson St, W Louise Ave, Lennie Ave, Sunrise Ave, Dice St, & S Fairmont Ave
  • Pipe Lining rehab – S Henry St, & Sunrise Ave
  • Paving on Rosedale Ave, W Louise St, S Jackson St, & Pauline Ave
  • Concrete repairs on Rosedale Ave, W Louise St, S Jackson St, & Pauline Ave

WWTP4-B Sewer Rehabilitation Project

This project is located near the center of town

  • Post TV inspection in various locations
  • Manhole rehabilitation throughout the basin
  • Pipe Bursting and service laterals on Algonquin Ave, E 1st North St, & Montvue Ave
  • Pipe Lining Rehab on Algonquin Ave, E 1st North St, & Montvue Ave
  • Concrete repairs on E Louise Ave, Montvue Ave, S James St, Choctaw St, E 1st South St, E 1st North St, Parker Rd, Highland St, Scenic Dr, Algonquin Rd, & Hayter Dr
  • Paving on E Louise Ave, Montvue Ave, S James St, Choctaw St, E 1st South St, E 1st North St, Parker Rd, Highland St, Scenic Dr, Algonquin Rd, & Hayter Dr.

 State Route  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.

Fall Creek/Barton Springs Project

  • Manhole rehab and testing at various locations

WWTP3A Project

  • Dig and lay sewer line on Reese St, New Cut Rd, George St., Old Liberty Hill Rd, & North Liberty Hill Rd.

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

Steeplechase Lane – At exit 8 25E.

 

COMPLETED PROJECTS:

The following projects have been completed and the contracts have been closed.

ETVID Phase 2 (storm) – Project complete as of October 7, 2014

Jackson Street Project (joint sewer and stormwater project)- Project complete as of June 30 2014

CCTV Project (sewer) – Complete TV inspection project – May 2014

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

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

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

Rosedale/Sulphur Springs Storm Water (storm) – Project Complete as of November, 2013

  1. Fairmont Storm Water Project (storm) – Project complete as of October, 2013

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

Spring Creek CCTV Project (sewer) – Project complete as of May 23rd, 2013

South High Street Sewer Project (sewer) – Project complete as of May 14th, 2013

Joe Carter Pump Station (sewer) – Project complete as of December 18th, 2012

Gravity Sewer Replacement Project(sewer)  – Project complete as of December 6th, 2012

Hwy 25E Gravity Sewer Line Extension (sewer) – Project complete as of June 12th, 2012

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

Fall Creek CCTV Project (sewer) – Project complete as of May 7th, 2012

MEDIA RELEASE – CONSTRUCTION TRAFFIC

The Oak Hills Subdivision access roadway to Walters State Community College, which has been open for approximately one year during 25E construction, will be closed to through traffic on October 20, 2014.

The roadway was opened on a temporary basis to help alleviate traffic congestion in and around the college campus, College Square Mall, and Crockett Square shopping centers caused by the re-direction of traffic during the construction project.  As the project nears completion, new traffic patterns on 25E allow for easier access into and out of these areas.

The MPD continues to ask everyone to be alert and exercise caution when driving through this still-designated construction zone.

MPD Media Release – Under Arrest

Ignacio Constantino-Hernandez “Nacho”, 51, is in the Hamblen County Jail waiting to face charges stemming from a 2001 murder.

On October 2, 2014, officers from the Morristown Police Department’s Criminal Apprehension Unit picked him up in Delaware and brought him back to the Hamblen County Jail. On October 3rd, Ignacio Constantino-Hernandez, was arraigned and is awaiting a preliminary trial in Hamblen County General Sessions Court.  The preliminary hearing is set for Monday, October 6, 2014 at 2:00pm.

Sewer and Stormwater Rehab Update – Week of October 6, 2014

We are hard at work to address concerns with both our drainage and sewer systems.  This report is intended to help you know what is happening with both systems and as a heads up for areas of town where there may be work taking place in the streets.

 STORMWATER PROJECTS

The City issued bonds to address some significant drainage issues. The following projects are currently underway.

ETVID Phase 2 –Work is complete  along the rail line east of the East Tennessee Valley Industrial District. Final close out of the contract will be considered by City Council Tuesday.

Vantage View – This project to address a collapsed culvert has been designed. Repairs will be partially funded from State grants. We are currently awaiting review and approval from Federal and State regulators before the project can be bid.

Jaybird Road / Whitewood Circle – Pipe installation is complete on Whitewood and begun on Jaybird. Curb and paving to follow.

Cub Circle – Construction underway.

MLK Park – Pipe installed. Curb and paving work to be done.

 

SEWER PROJECTS

Significant changes are taking place with the wastewater (sewer) system. We are under order from the State of Tennessee to rehabilitate the collection system to minimize overflows and to assure smooth operation of lines and pumps. We are also investing in the treatment plant to provide for the long term needs of the community. Beginning in January 2014, the Morristown Utility System has taken over operation of the sewer system. The City and MUS continue to cooperate to assure the rehabilitation projects meet the schedule for completion by 2017.

Turkey Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant

  • Work is underway at the wastewater treatment plant. These improvements will address concerns about odor as well as improve the overall operation of the plant.

WWTP4-A Sewer Rehabilitation Project

This project is located near the center of town

  • Post TV inspection in various locations
  • Manhole rehabilitation throughout the basin
  • Pipe Bursting and service laterals on Rosedale Ave, S Jackson St, Sunrise Ave, W Louise Ave, Harrison St, Pauline Ave, & W Charles St
  • Paving on Rosedale Ave, W Louise St, S Jackson St, & Pleasant Ave
  • Concrete repairs on Rosedale Ave, W Louise St, S Jackson St, & Pleasant Ave

WWTP4-B Sewer Rehabilitation Project

This project is located near the center of town

  • Post TV inspection in various locations
  • Manhole rehabilitation throughout the basin
  • Pipe Bursting and service laterals on E 1st North St, Montuve Ave, & William St.
  • Paving on E 1st South St, Montuve Ave, Mohawk St, Scenic Dr, Highland St, Algonquin Dr, & S James St
  • Concrete repairs on E 1st South St, Montuve Ave, Mohawk St, Scenic Dr, Highland St, Algonquin Dr, & S James St

State Route  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.

Fall Creek/Barton Springs Project

  • Manhole rehab and testing at various locations

WWTP3A Project

  • Dig and lay sewer line on Reese St, New Cut Rd, George St., Old Liberty Hill Rd, & North Liberty Hill Rd.

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:

The following projects have been completed and the contracts have been closed.

Jackson Street Project (joint sewer and stormwater project)- Project complete as of June 30 2014

CCTV Project (sewer) – Complete TV inspection project – May 2014

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

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

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

Rosedale/Sulphur Springs Storm Water (storm) – Project Complete as of November, 2013

Fairmont Storm Water Project (storm) – Project complete as of October, 2013

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

Spring Creek CCTV Project (sewer) – Project complete as of May 23rd, 2013

South High Street Sewer Project (sewer) – Project complete as of May 14th, 2013

Joe Carter Pump Station (sewer) – Project complete as of December 18th, 2012

Gravity Sewer Replacement Project(sewer)  – Project complete as of December 6th, 2012

Hwy 25E Gravity Sewer Line Extension (sewer) – Project complete as of June 12th, 2012

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

Fall Creek CCTV Project (sewer) – Project complete as of May 7th, 2012

Request for Proposals – Website Redesign

The City of Morristown is currently requesting proposals from web designers for a complete redesign, development and maintenance of the City’s website. Proposal submission deadline is October 24th. Follow this link for full information: http://bit.ly/1wYffbX

October Recycling Schedule

Recycling will be collected during the following weeks in October:

East of Cumberland St. – Weeks of October 12th & 26th
West of Cumberland St. – Weeks of October 5th & 19th

Sewer and Stormwater Rehab Update – Week of September 29, 2014

We are hard at work to address concerns with both our drainage and sewer systems.  This report is intended to help you know what is happening with both systems and as a heads up for areas of town where there may be work taking place in the streets.

 

STORMWATER PROJECTS

The City issued bonds to address some significant drainage issues. The following projects are currently underway.

ETVID Phase 2 –Work is complete along the rail line east of the East Tennessee Valley Industrial District. Final close out details remain.

Vantage View – This project to address a collapsed culvert has been designed. Repairs will be partially funded from State grants. We are currently awaiting review and approval from Federal and State regulators before the project can be bid.

Jaybird Road / Whitewood Circle – Pipe installation is complete on Whitewood and begun on Jaybird. Curb and paving to follow.

Cub Circle – Construction underway.

MLK Park – Pipe installed. Curb and paving work to be done.

 

SEWER PROJECTS

Significant changes are taking place with the wastewater (sewer) system. We are under order from the State of Tennessee to rehabilitate the collection system to minimize overflows and to assure smooth operation of lines and pumps. We are also investing in the treatment plant to provide for the long term needs of the community. Beginning in January 2014, the Morristown Utility System has taken over operation of the sewer system. The City and MUS continue to cooperate to assure the rehabilitation projects meet the schedule for completion by 2017.

Turkey Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant

  • Work is underway at the wastewater treatment plant. These improvements will address concerns about odor as well as improve the overall operation of the plant.

WWTP4-A Sewer Rehabilitation Project

This project is located near the center of town

  • Post TV inspection in various locations
  • Manhole rehabilitation throughout the basin
  • Pipe Bursting and service laterals on Rosedale Ave, S Jackson St, Pleasant Ave, Sunrise Ave, Harrison St, Pauline Ave, W Charles St, &Lennie Ave
  • Paving on Rosedale Ave, W Louise St, S Jackson St, Sunrise Ave, & W Charles St
  • Concrete repairs on S Henry St, Rosedale Ave, W Louise St, & Pleasant Ave

WWTP4-B Sewer Rehabilitation Project

This project is located near the center of town

  • Post TV inspection in various locations
  • Manhole rehabilitation throughout the basin
  • Pipe Bursting and service laterals on E 1st North St, Montuve Ave, Rogers Rd, E Morris Blvd, S Hill St, S Henry St, Algonquin Dr, & William St.
  • Manhole Rehabilitation on Montvue Ave, Morris Blvd, Cumberland Ave, Cain Ave, Montrose Ave, Algonquin Dr, Iroquois Ave, Peck St, Scenic Dr, Highland Dr, Parker Rd, S Hill St, E 3rd S St, Hill St, Cave St, Choctaw St & Pinecrest Ln
  • Paving on Highland Ave, Scenic Dr, Mohawk St, S Hill St , E 3rd S St, E 1st North, Parker Rd, S Mill St, & Montvue Ave
  • Concrete repairs on Cain Ave, S Hill St, S Henry St,& E 3rd S St

State Route  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.

Fall Creek/Barton Springs Project

  • Manhole rehab and testing at various locations

WWTP3A Project

  • Dig and lay sewer line on Reese St, New Cut Rd, George St., Old Liberty Hill Rd, & North Liberty Hill Rd.

 

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:

The following projects have been completed and the contracts have been closed.

Jackson Street Project (joint sewer and stormwater project)- Project complete as of June 30 2014

CCTV Project (sewer) – Complete TV inspection project – May 2014

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

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

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

Rosedale/Sulphur Springs Storm Water (storm) – Project Complete as of November, 2013

  1. Fairmont Storm Water Project (storm) – Project complete as of October, 2013

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

Spring Creek CCTV Project (sewer) – Project complete as of May 23rd, 2013

South High Street Sewer Project (sewer) – Project complete as of May 14th, 2013

Joe Carter Pump Station (sewer) – Project complete as of December 18th, 2012

Gravity Sewer Replacement Project(sewer)  – Project complete as of December 6th, 2012

Hwy 25E Gravity Sewer Line Extension (sewer) – Project complete as of June 12th, 2012

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

Fall Creek CCTV Project (sewer) – Project complete as of May 7th, 2012

Farmer’s Market Concept Plans

On Monday, September 22nd a public meeting was held to discuss concept plans for the Morristown’s Farmers Market. Plans are underway for a permanent structure on site to enhance the marketplace. The Morristown Farmers Market has been an integral part of downtown Morristown since 1979. It is one of the oldest, continuously-operating, six-days a week Farmer’s Markets in East Tennessee. The purpose of this project is to make the marketplace a more appealing and accessible public space, to have a permanent home from which the market can operate, and to provide a shelter that will be of benefit to the farmers and customers. Restrooms and onsite utilities are part of the concept.

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