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Dog Park Numbers Growing Across the Country

Posted 04-10-18.

Sevierville’s PETSafe Unleashed Dog Park, located at Sevierville City Park (1005 Park Road), officially opened last year on May 13. Although it remains the only dog park in Sevier County, dog parks are among the fastest growing park amenities across the nation, according to the Trust for Public Land (tpl.org). In the past nine years, there has been a 40% increase in the number of dog parks in the one-hundred largest U.S. cities.

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SFD Squad 13 Placed Into Service

Posted 04-06 18.

The Sevierville Fire Department recently placed a new truck into service. Squad 13’s primary role is responding to emergency medical calls in the Station 1 coverage area.

The new vehicle is staffed by two medically-trained firefighters with Advanced Emergency Medical Technician or higher certification. Squad 13 is also equipped with vehicle extrication equipment for vehicle crash response as well as a small pressurized firefighting system for extinguishing small brush fires.

“Squad 13 provides a quicker and much more cost effective response to medical emergencies,” Fire Chief Matt Henderson said. “The initial cost is almost 75% less than a new front line engine and will save wear and tear on our fire engines.”

Sevierville Names New Chief of Police

Posted 04-06-18.

The City of Sevierville Police Department announces that Chief Joe Manning from Bluffton, South Carolina has been named as the new Chief of Police. He replaces former SPD Chief Don Myers, who retired March 30 after thirty-nine years of service to the City.

Chief Manning is a career law enforcement officer who spent twenty-nine years at the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office in Florida before joining the Bluffton, South Carolina Police Department in 2013 as Deputy Chief, and ultimately rising to Chief of Police.

“My family and I have been visiting Sevierville for the past twenty-years and we have good friends in the area,” Chief Manning said. “I am honored to have been chosen as Sevierville’s next chief and am looking forward to meeting and working with the citizens of this great community.”

“Chief Manning’s extensive and diverse law enforcement experience, which includes being chief at a city with similar tourism challenges, will serve our Police Department and community well,” said City Administrator Russell Treadway. “We’re fortunate to have him as our new chief.”

Chief Manning is expected to begin working at the City on or about May 14.

Traffic Advisory: Temporary Closure of Commerce Street and Lera Court Continues

Posted 04-06-18.

Commerce Street and Lera Court in downtown Sevierville will remain closed to all traffic until 5PM Friday, April 13, 2018. The closure is necessary to allow for work on the Sevier County Courthouse clock tower.

Additional temporary closures of Commerce Street and/or Lera Court are expected as contractors continue work on the project.

Traffic Advisory: Temporary Closure of Commerce Street and Lera Court

Posted 3-29-18.

Commerce Street and Lera Court in downtown Sevierville will be closed to all traffic from 8AM Monday, April 2 – 5PM Friday, April 6, 2018. The closure is necessary to allow for work on the Sevier County Courthouse clock tower.

Additional temporary closures of Commerce Street and/or Lera Court are expected as contractors continue work on the project.

BMA Budget Workshop Scheduled For April 2

Posted 03-29-18.

The Sevierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen has scheduled a budget workshop for 3:00PM Monday, April 2 at the Sevierville Civic Center.

The purpose of the workshop will be to discuss bond refunding, the FY2019 budget, and other items of interest.

New Fire Department Headquarters Construction Update

Posted 03-27-18

Despite above average rainfall this winter, construction of Sevierville’s new Main Fire Station continues to move forward. Although contractors were forced to excavate saturated soils and backfill with gravel in the area of the building foundation, footings are now 100% complete and the building foundation (slab) should be finished the first week of April, weather permitting.

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