City work crews will be making needed wastewater system repairs along Stratford Road on Friday, May 29th from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM.

During this time, the northbound lane of Stratford Road will be closed to thru traffic from Summit Drive to Memorial Boulevard with detours in effect.  Southbound traffic will not be impaired.

Motorists are urged to slow down, obey all warnings, detours and road closed signs while also using extreme caution when traveling in this area.  If you have any questions, please call (423) 229-9454.

Stratford Rd map

Kingsport Board of Mayor and Aldermen

SPECIAL CALLED BUSINESS MEETING

May 28, 2020

WHEREAS, pursuant to Article III, Section 7 of the Kingsport City Charter, whenever, in the opinion of the mayor, or city manager, or of a majority of the aldermen, the welfare of the city demands it, the mayor or the recorder shall call a special meeting of the board of mayor and aldermen upon at least twelve (12) hours written notice to the mayor, each alderman, the city manager, city recorder, and city attorney, served personally or left at their usual place of residence; and

WHEREAS, it is the opinion of the city manager of the City of Kingsport, Tennessee, that the welfare of the city demands the call of a special called meeting, therefore,

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all citizens of the City of Kingsport, Tennessee, to all persons interested, and the public at large, that the Kingsport Board of Mayor and Aldermen of Kingsport, Tennessee, will electronically conduct a special called business meeting on Thursday, May 28, 2020, commencing at 3:00 p.m., and the purpose of the special called business meeting is to make a determination that meeting electronically is necessary to protect the health, safety, and welfare of Tennesseans in light of the COVID-19 pandemic; and to consider a Resolution approving a proclamation of emergency set forth in Executive Order 20-09; and approving future Executive Orders issued by the Mayor and City Manager during the period in which the Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s Executive Order 38 Remains in effect.

FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all citizens of the City of Kingsport, Tennessee, to all persons interested, and the public at large that pursuant to Executive Order Number 16 issued by Governor Bill Lee on March 20, 2020, the Kingsport Board of Mayor and Aldermen will conduct the special called business meeting so that members of the board may attend the meeting electronically, including, but not limited to, telephonically. The physical location of the meeting is the City Hall Building, 225 West Center Street, Kingsport, Tennessee.

In light of COVID 19 and to help prevent its spread and in order to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public there will be no physical access permitted by the public at the physical location of the meeting. The meeting will be conducted electronically, and members of the public can attend and listen to the meeting through access of the video at www.kingsporttn.gov and clicking on the ‘Livestream Video’ box. Alternatively, the audio recording of the meeting will also be available within two business days of the meeting at www.kingsporttn.gov and clicking on the ‘Livestream Video’ box within two business days of the meeting and then clicking on May 28, 2020 Called BMA Audio.

A copy of the agenda is available at www.kingsporttn.gov/government/agendas-minutes/ and clicking on May 28, 2020.

Board members are not required to be physically present together. Board members attending the meeting by electronic means will be counted in the quorum and will be entitled to vote. All votes will be taken by roll call.

City of Kingsport

Angie Marshall, City Clerk

P1T, May 27, 2020

AWP (AEP contractor) will be closing Warpath Drive on both sides of Fort Henry drive on Tuesday, May 26, between the hours of 8am-4pm to complete overhead power line relocation. Motorists are urged to use caution, obey all signage and closures in area. Plan could be modified to follow day with inclement weather.

warpath rd map

Starting May 26, the City of Kingsport will be paving in the Eastern Star area, specifically portions of Mitchell Road, Pickens Road and Fordtown Road will be paved.

This paving project is expected to last about 3 weeks, but is weather dependent. There will be flaggers present to help keep the roadways open as much as possible.

Drivers are asked to use caution in the area during this time. If you have any questions, please contact Public Works art 423-229-9451.

Thank you for your cooperation during this improvement project.

City crews will be making waterline repairs along Netherland Terrace on Thursday, May 21 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. During this time, customers at the following locations will experience a temporary disruption in their water service:  2248 & 2250 Netherland Inn Road, 2205-2244 Netherland Terrace, and 2335 Rivermont Drive.

During times of water service disruption, the city recommend that customers make any necessary precautions to protect their water system (such as turning off their water heater).  If you have any questions, please call (423) 229-9454.

Water Outage Notification: Netherland Terrace (Thursday, May 21)

City work crews will be making critical wastewater system repairs along Crescent Drive between Sandalwood Drive and Ardmore Place from Tuesday, May 26th until Thursday, May 28th.

During this time, Crescent Drive will be closed to thru traffic from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily with detours in effect.

Motorists are urged to slow down, obey all warnings, detours and road closed signs while also using extreme caution when traveling in this area.  If you have any questions, please call (423) 229-9454.

The City of Kingsport is currently making critical wastewater system repairs to the West Kingsport Pump Station and force main on Netherland Inn Road.  Part of the nearly $6 million project is to excavate, install and backfill a new, larger force main from the pump station at the Ridgefields Bridge to the Waste Water Treatment Plant on Industry Drive.

During the next two months, portions of the Greenbelt will be closed in stages near Boatyard Riverfront Park to support this construction as follows:

Stage 1:  Closure of the Greenbelt to all foot and bike traffic from just West of the I-26 overpass to the walking bridge over Dry Hollow from May 26, 2020 to June 26, 2020.  Areas of the Greenbelt to the east and west of this area will remain open for use.

Stage 2: Closure of the Greenbelt northern path to all foot and bike traffic from just west of the foot bridge over Dry Hollow to the Ridgefield Bridge from June 29, 2020 to July 28, 2020.  During this time the Greenbelt, via the southern path at Boatyard Riverfront Park, will be fully open for east to west travel.

Automobile access to the parking area at Boatyard Riverfront Park will remain open throughout Stage 1 and Stage 2, except when the contractor is actually installing the force main across the entrance (1-2 days max).

Motorists, bicyclists, runners and walkers are urged to slow down, obey all warnings, detours and path closed signs, while also using extreme caution when traveling in this area.  If you have any questions, please call (423) 229-9454.

Greenbelt Stage 1

Greenbelt Stage 2

Atmos Energy has a right lane closure along Fort Henry Drive between Cypress Street and Memorial Boulevard starting Wednesday, May 20 at 8:00 am and lasting until Friday, May 22 at noon. They also will add a lane closure on Memorial Boulevard near Fort Henry Drive for a short work section.

For questions, please call 423-224-2757.

ft henry drive map

A contractor for the City of Kingsport will begin painting and landscaping the CSX railroad bridge over Wilcox Drive.  The work is scheduled to start May 18.

While required, lane closures will be on going with at least one lane closed at all times. Motorists are urged to use alternate routes as much as possible. The work is expected to take close to two months.

Drivers are asked to use caution in the area during this time. If you have any questions, please contact Public Works at 423-229-9451.

Thank you for your cooperation during this improvement project.

Summers-Taylor will be paving along Fort Henry Drive, between Midland Drive and East Center Street, starting Monday, May 18.

There will be a single lane closure during 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and motorists are urged to use alternate routes as much as possible. The work is expected to take two weeks.

Drivers are asked to use caution in the area during this time. If you have any questions, please contact Public Works at 423-229-9451.

Thank you for your cooperation during this improvement project.