The City of Sevierville has discontinued facial covering requirements for entry into government facilities effective immediately.
The facial covering requirement to enter City facilities has been in place to help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus during the pandemic. Considering recent CDC and White House guidelines, along with a significant reduction in COVID-19 cases and the widespread availability of vaccines, the city is discontinuing the requirement.
In accordance with CDC guidelines, the City encourages the wearing of facial coverings indoors by unvaccinated persons and others who may feel safer doing so.
Facility and service schedule changes for the City of Sevierville in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 31, 2021 are as follows:
• The Sevierville Golf Club will be open normal operating hours.
• The outdoor Family Aquatic Center at City Park will be open normal operating hours.
• Commercial dumpster collection regularly scheduled for pick-up
on Monday, May 31 will be collected on Tuesday, June 1.
• City Hall will be closed.
• The Civic Center will be closed.
• The Community Center will be closed.
• The Police Department records division will be closed.
• Water and Sewer Department offices will be closed. For emergency assistance please call 865-453-5522.
• The Sevierville Convention Center administrative offices will be closed.
The City of Sevierville Department of Parks and Recreation announces the opening of the outdoor Family Aquatic Center (outdoor pool, slide and splash play area) at City Park on Saturday, May 29.
The operating hours for the season are 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. The center will be closed on Sundays for rental parties. (The Family Aquatic Center will close at 3:30 p.m. due to swim meets on June 15, 17, 29 and July 1.)
Daily admission is $5.00 for adults (13 years old and up), and $4.00 for children and senior adults. Children 3-years old and under are admitted free.
For additional information, please call 453-5441.
A suspect peacefully surrendered to police officers after a two-hour standoff yesterday, May 4, 2021.
Sevierville Police Department officers responded to the home on Retreat Street at about 2:40 p.m. after a Sevier County Sheriff’s Office deputy requested assistance. The deputy was reportedly serving a civil process on 32-year old Matthew Dyke at the residence, when it was determined he had several sealed indictments against him. When the deputy attempted to place him under arrest, he went back into the residence and refused to surrender, whereupon SPD was called.
Repeated efforts by SPD officers to have the suspect surrender were unsuccessful, resulting in SPD SWAT and Crisis Negotiators responding to the scene. It was also learned that Mr. Dyke was in possession of a rifle.
Contact was made with a woman who was also inside the residence, who eventually exited and surrendered to police. She was identified as 34-year old Lauren Baker. Ms. Baker was arrested on the following sealed indictment: manufacture/delivery/sale/possession of a Schedule III substance.
After conversations with SPD crisis negotiators, Mr. Dyke exited the residence and surrendered to officers at approximately 4:40 p.m. He was arrested on the following sealed indictments: three charges of manufacture/delivery/sale or possession of methamphetamine, and three charges of manufacture/delivery/sale/possession of a Schedule III substance. He was also charged with possession of a prohibited weapon and felon in possession of a weapon.
Both persons were transported to the Sevier County Jail for booking.
SPD thanks the Sevierville Fire Department and Sevier County EMS for their assistance during this incident.
Sevierville Parks and Recreation Department employees have been busy placing new hanging pots and ground planters in the downtown area as part of the Downtown Streetscape Project.
Fifty-four new poles were placed downtown, and each has a new hanging basket with self-watering technology. These baskets are expected to save approximately $6,700 annually in labor and materials costs.
All of the flowers used in the baskets and planters were grown by the Parks and Recreation Department in greenhouses located at City Park. Along with the ground planters, the hanging baskets will provide beautiful flowers downtown from April to October each year.
The Sevierville Regional Planning Commission regular meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 6, 2021 has been rescheduled to Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. in Council Hall at the Sevierville Civic Center, 130 Gary Wade Boulevard. The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) meeting will be held immediately following the Planning Commission meeting.
The meeting has been changed due to the municipal election being held on May 6. For additional information, please contact the Development Department at City Hall by calling (865) 453-5504 during regular business hours.
The Sevierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen has scheduled a workshop on Monday, May 3, 2021. The workshop will begin at 3:30 p.m. at the Sevierville Civic Center, 130 Gary Wade Boulevard, Sevierville, TN. The purpose of this meeting will be for budget discussion and other items as needed.