The Sevierville Fire Department has issued a temporary ban on open burning in the City. The ban is effective immediately.
According to SFD Fire Chief Matt Henderson, the current dry weather and low humidity has created a condition wherein open burning is too hazardous.
“The ban on opening burning will be in effect until significant rainfall is received,” Chief Henderson said. The public will be notified when the ban is lifted, Chief Henderson added. At this time, cooking fires (such as outdoor grills) are allowed, but should be conducted with extreme caution.
Citizens are also reminded that they are always required to obtain a permit prior to beginning any open burning, and it is always illegal to discharge fireworks in the City of Sevierville.
On Wednesday, September 25 officers from Sevierville Police Department and community members will come together in an informal setting to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.
A traffic advisory is being issued for two downtown streets for a special event. On September 18, Sevier County is celebrating their 225th Anniversary with a special event at the Sevier County Courthouse.
The event will necessitate the closure of the following streets to all traffic from 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 17 – 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, September 18.
• Court Avenue between Main Street and Bruce Street.
• Commerce Street.
The Sevierville Police Department is conducting a FREE child car safety seat inspection event Saturday, September 7 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Dairy Queen, 1179 Dolly Parton Parkway.
A certified SPD technician will perform the free safety check and answer any questions you may have. The City of Sevierville is committed to helping parents and caregivers make sure their children ride as safely as possible - every trip, every time.
Parents can also have their safety seats checked at the Sevierville Police (865-453-5506) and Fire (865-453-9276) Departments throughout the year. Please call ahead and schedule an appointment.
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.
City of Sevierville Public Works crews will be repairing a storm drain that will require the partial closure of the Rivergate Drive/Country Meadows Drive intersection to all through traffic. Traffic will not be permitted through the intersection on Rivergate Drive. Country Meadows Drive will remain open at the intersection.
The work is scheduled to take place from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 29 and Friday, August 30. The intersection will reopen overnight Thursday into Friday morning. Motorists should plan on using area roads including Snapp Road and Country Meadows Drive as alternate routes.
The Sevierville Police Department is proud to announce open registration for the annual Citizens Police Academy this fall. The purpose of the academy is to provide an opportunity for adult residents to learn about basic police work and to get to know the officers protecting and serving our community.
The academy will meet 6:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m. on Thursday evenings from September 12 - November 21, 2019. The program is free.
Bob Stahlke, Public Information Officer
300 Gary Wade Blvd.
Sevierville, TN 37864-5500