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Annual Arbor Day and Tree City USA Celebrations

Posted 04-16-21.

The annual City of Sevierville Arbor Day and Tree City Celebrations are scheduled for Friday, April 23, 2021. The event will begin at 12:00 p.m. at the Municipal Campus (corner of Dolly Parton Parkway and Gary Wade Boulevard). In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held indoors at the Civic Center.

Reservations are required for attendance. The City will be following State of Tennessee guidelines pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please rsvp to Kristin Volentine at 865-868-1895 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This event will celebrate the accomplishments of being named a Tree City USA for both 2019 and 2020. The ceremony will include speakers Diane Warwick from Tennessee Division of Forestry, Sevierville Mayor Robbie Fox, and an invocation from Pastor Tim Parton. There will be a reading of the names of individuals with a tree memorial or honorary tree in the past two years. Over 250 trees have been planted in support of the city’s urban forestry program.

The Sevier County Electric System will also receive a Tree Line USA Award. SCES will donate and plant a tree to memorialize those Sevier County residents that have passed away due to the COVID-19 virus.

The City of Sevierville continues to make efforts to improve urban tree care and benefits to the citizens of Sevierville. For additional information on the Memorial Tree Program, please visit www.seviervilleparksandrec.com.

The Tree City USA program is a national program administered by the Arbor Day Foundation that provides the framework for community forestry management for cities and towns across America. Communities achieve Tree City USA status by meeting four core standards of sound urban forestry management: maintaining a tree board or department, having a community tree ordinance, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry and celebrating Arbor Day. Participating communities have demonstrated a commitment to caring for and managing their public trees. Together the more than 3,400 Tree City USA communities serve as home to more than 135 million Americans. For additional information on the Tree City USA program or the Arbor Day Foundation, visit www.arborday.org.

BMA Workshop Scheduled

Posted 04-15-21.

The Sevierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen has scheduled a workshop on Monday, April 19, 2021. The workshop will begin at 3:00 p.m. at the Sevierville Civic Center, 130 Gary Wade Boulevard. The purpose of this meeting will be for pre-budget discussion and other items as needed.

Sevier County Facial Covering Mandate Will Not Be Extended

Posted 04-14-21.

NOTE: the following information was provided by Sevier County Government

Sevier County Executive Order 65, which extended the face-covering mandate, will expire at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 15, and not be renewed.

“Based on our decreasing positivity rate and the increase in vaccine availability, I feel it is an appropriate time to allow the executive order to expire,” said Sevier County Mayor Larry Waters. “However, people do have to make responsible decisions to keep themselves and others as safe as possible. I encourage everyone to continue wearing face coverings when social distancing is not possible.”

Businesses can still have regulations regarding face coverings. The Tennessee Supreme Court’s order to wear face coverings in certain government buildings will continue to apply, including public areas in the Sevier County Courthouse. Public areas of Sevier County government buildings, including the Sheriff’s office, libraries, and public works, will continue to have a face-covering requirement.

“While the mandate appears to have had a positive impact on COVID-19 in Sevier County, I said from the beginning this was a temporary order,” Waters said. “We urge our citizens and visitors to follow the Tennessee Pledge and CDC guidelines to keep our COVID-19 numbers low.”

“I appreciate the business community, our employees, citizens, and visitors for following the mandate. There are no further restrictions or closures on our local businesses from the state, and Sevier County continues to see excellent tourism numbers.”

The intent of the original mandate, Sevier County Executive Order 23, was to increase the wearing of face coverings to protect the health of residents, visitors, and employees and to ensure the state did not take further measures to disrupt local businesses and the economy.

Sevierville Continues COVID-19 Pandemic Practices at City Government Facilities

Posted 04-14-21.

Sevier County government has announced that the county-wide indoor facial covering mandate will expire at 11:59 p.m. tomorrow, April 15. Facial coverings will no longer be required to be worn in businesses. However, businesses may still choose to require facial coverings be worn by customers and employees if desired.

All City facilities are open to the public. The City of Sevierville plans to continue the COVID-19 practices pertaining to City facilities that have been in place since last year. Facial coverings are required to enter all City operated facilities. Temperature checks are also required at some facilities, such as the Community Center and Civic Center. Social distancing is recommended at all facilities as well. City employees will wear facial coverings in public areas.

Additional protocols are in place when participating in activities at the Community Center, including advance reservation requirements and reduced capacities in many programs. Visit seviervilletn.org and choose the Parks and Recreation page/Facilities tab to get more information.

For general pandemic information and current City news and information, visit the City COVID-19 resource page at http://www.seviervilletn.org/covid-19.

City Hosts Vendor and Craft Show This Saturday, April 17

Posted 04-13-21.

The City of Sevierville will be hosting a Vendor and Craft Show this Saturday, April 17 at the Sevierville Civic Center, in the Municipal Campus at the corner of Dolly Parton Parkway and Gary Wade Boulevard. Admission is free and the event will take place from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Numerous vendors will be onsite displaying their products for sale, including Paparazzi Jewelry, Scentsy, Norwex, and more. Spring crafts and wreaths, children’s books, and even baked goods will be available.

Vendors for the event are still be accepted. Please call or email Nicole Sutton at 865-868-1893, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to apply.

Intersection Striping Planned During Evening and Early Morning

Posted 04-13-21.

Contractors will be striping various intersections in the city during the evening and early morning hours beginning tonight, Tuesday, April 13. Weather and other conditions permitting, this work will be completed early Monday morning, April 19.

The work will occur between 8:00 p.m.-6:00 a.m. as scheduled below.

• Parkway @ Five Oaks, Parkway @ New Era Road, Parkway @ Walnut Road/Hicks Drive: Tuesday, 4/13 evening-Wednesday, 4/14 morning.
• Parkway @ Forks of the River Parkway, Parkway @ Prince Street: Wednesday, 4/14 evening-Thursday, 4/15 morning.
• Winfield Dunn Parkway (Hwy. 66) @ West Main Street, Winfield Dunn Parkway (Hwy. 66) @ North Parkway: Thursday, 4/15 evening-Friday, 4/16 morning.
• Veterans Boulevard @ London Lane/Blanton Drive, Veterans Boulevard @ Middle Ridge Road, Veterans Boulevard @ Collier Drive: Sunday, 4/18 evening-Monday, 4/19 morning.

Traffic will be maintained however short term delays are expected.

SPD Recognizes National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

Posted 04-08-21.

The City of Sevierville Police Department is celebrating National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, April 11-17. This week is celebrated annually to honor the thousands of men and women who respond to emergency calls, dispatch emergency professionals and equipment, and render life-saving assistance to citizens.

SPD employs ten full-time dispatchers whose main duties include dispatching officers to assist the public, answering emergency and non-emergency telephone calls, monitoring police radio channels and entering important information into state and national police databases.

“Our dispatchers are an indispensable component of our agency,” said SPD Chief Joseph Manning. “They provide important information to officers that allows them to perform their jobs well and they are often the first point of contact with people who need immediate help. Put simply, dispatchers are critical to the overall success of delivering quality police services to our residents and visitors.”