On October 21, 2019, Sevier County Commissioner Warren Hurst made several offensive remarks during an open commission meeting that have produced much concern and rightful indignation, within our city and beyond. Although Sevier County government is separate from Sevierville City government, we realize that these remarks still impact all of us living and working in this area.
The City of Sevierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen and City administration reject bigotry and prejudice towards any and all persons. As such, we strongly condemn the remarks of Commissioner Hurst. Mr. Hurst’s remarks do not reflect the feelings of our residents, who are friendly, caring people and neighbors. The City of Sevierville and the entire Smoky Mountain community is a welcoming place for the millions that visit our region and the thousands who live here.
The City of Sevierville does not discriminate in our business interactions, hiring, or attitudes towards our visitors or residents.
The City of Sevierville Department of Parks and Recreation has closed the large dog area located within the PetSafe Unleashed Dog Park at City Park. The closure is necessary for maintenance and repairs due to use since the park opened in May 2017.
The closure is expected to last two-three months, so the Parks and Recreation Department is asking for patience and understanding during this period.
The City of Sevierville Police Department is participating in national “No-Shave November.” And this year, the program will be extended to include October as well.
The City of Sevierville Public Works Department announces leaf collection will begin on Monday, October 14, 2019 and is scheduled to conclude January 31, 2020. This date may be adjusted if warranted by weather conditions.
Construction on the planned extension of the West Prong Greenway is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, September 3. The $250,000.00 project includes a retaining wall, observation areas, landscaping, lighting and paving. A TDEC grant has been received for $200,000.00 towards the project.
Although the extension only measures approximately seven-hundred feet in length, it poses a challenge due to soil conditions and placement of the retaining wall.
When completed, the extension will connect the existing West Prong Greenway on the west side of the river with the Parkway. The project is expected to be completed by March 1, 2020, weather and other conditions permitting.
Several improvement projects are scheduled for the City of Sevierville Community Center this year. The 37-year old recreational facility is currently undergoing a complete roof replacement that started in May of this year. The $850,000.00 project is approximately 35% complete and is expected to be finished in October.
Bob Stahlke, Public Information Officer
300 Gary Wade Blvd.
Sevierville, TN 37864-5500