The Neighborly Notice - Tuesday, December 20, 2022

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Debbie Helsley

Dec 20, 2022, 10:04:27 PM12/20/22

Knoxville Neighborhood Advisory - Vol. 15, No. 47-

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

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1.  Happy Holidays from the Office of Neighborhood Empowerment!
2.  No Newsletter for Two Weeks
3.  City Announces Winter Holiday Schedule
4.  Knoxville Neighborhoods Calendar
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Published by the City of Knoxville’s Office of Neighborhood Empowerment, we report news important to Knoxville’s residential neighborhoods. Include your neighborhood-related event or meeting in this space. Call 215-3232. News deadline: 12 noon on Fridays.
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1.  Happy Holidays from the Office of Neighborhood Empowerment!
The Office of Neighborhood Empowerment (ONE) would like to wish you and your family a happy holiday season!
We are so thankful to work with each of you throughout the year to make Knoxville a better place.
Here is a recap of achievements in 2022:
  • Several neighborhood groups received traffic calming tools through the Neighborhood Traffic Safety Program (NTSP) including: South Haven Neighborhood Association, Parkridge Community Association, Colonial Village Neighborhood Association, Oakwood Lincoln Park Neighborhood Association, Michael Meadowview Neighborhood Watch, Morningside Heights Homeowners Association, West Hills Community Association, Burlington Residents Association, Island Home Park Neighborhood Association, and several other non-organized neighborhood groups.
  • Six neighborhoods received grant funding through the Neighborhood Small Grants Program (NSGP). The neighborhoods that participated in the program include: Historic Fourth and Gill Neighborhood Organization, Lake Forest Neighborhood Association, Lindbergh Forest Neighborhood Association, RiverHill Gateway Neighborhood Association, South Knoxville Neighborhood and Business Coalition, and the West Hills Community Association.
  • The Neighborhood Conference was held in person for the first time since the pandemic.
  • The West Hills Community Association and the Westwood Homeowners Association actively participated in the Healthy Knoxville Program!
  • ONE hosted the annual Wiffleball Tournament and crowned Westwood Homeowners Association this year’s champ!
  • ONE partnered with the Knoxville Police Department, Police Advisory and Review Committee, the Office of Community Safety, and East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers to engage neighbors in four Neighborhood Safety and Awareness workshops. These public meetings provided residents with neighborhood-specific crime data and empowered residents with simple tips for keeping their homes and belongings safer.
Let’s continue the good work in Knoxville neighborhoods in 2023.
See you then!
2.  No Newsletter for Two Weeks
Where did 2022 go?
There will be no newsletter for the next two weeks in observance of the holidays.  To stay up to date on events and other information, be sure to follow us on Facebook!
See below for City holidays and service schedule changes. If you would like to speak to anyone in the Office of Neighborhood Empowerment, please call ahead to make an appointment. Between holidays and vacations, there may not be anyone in the office if you arrive unannounced. 
We will see you next year!
3.  City Announces Winter Holiday Schedule
City of Knoxville offices, including the Office of Neighborhood Empowerment, will be closed Friday, Dec. 23; Monday, Dec. 26; and Monday, Jan. 2.
Because Christmas falls on Sunday, trash and recycling will be picked up as usual on your service days. However Waste Connections’ office will be closed.  
Between Monday, Dec. 26 and Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, waste collectors will pick up properly bagged excess holiday household trash and broken-down cardboard set next to full garbage carts.
Downtown trash and recycling, which are typically serviced on Sundays, will not be picked up on Sunday, Dec. 25.
The City's five recycling centers will be open throughout the holidays, but the Goodwill attendant will only be available for household goods donations for half the day on Saturday, Dec. 24, and unstaffed on Sunday, Dec. 25 and Sunday, Jan. 1. Please don’t leave donated items at unstaffed centers.
The City's Solid Waste Facility at 1033 Elm St. will be closed on Friday, Dec. 23 through Monday, Dec. 26, with normal hours resuming on Tuesday, Dec. 27. For the New Year’s holiday, the facility will be closed on Saturday, Dec. 31 and Monday, Jan. 2 with normal hours resuming Tuesday, Jan. 3. 
For tips on how to prevent waste by recycling or donating gently used items during this giving season, please visit
4.  Knoxville Neighborhoods Calendar (click link for online calendar)
Call 865-215-3232 to include your neighborhood event or meeting in this Google calendar.

The City of Knoxville ensures meaningful access to City programs, services, and activities to comply with Civil Rights Title VI and ADA Title II laws and reasonably provides translation, interpretation, modifications, accommodations, alternative formats, auxiliary aids and services.
To request language translation services, contact the City’s Human Resources Department at or 865-215-3100. For disability accommodations, contact City ADA Coordinator Stephanie Brewer Cook at or 865-215-2034 at least 72 hours before the meeting.
Other Calendars
Additional online calendars that cover events outside the neighborhood realm include:  
The City of Knoxville requires a permit to operate a short-term rental property. Details and a list of short-term rental permits are located on the City’s website here.
** This Advisory is produced on most Tuesdays of the year.
** Ideas and contributions are welcome. We reserve the right to edit submissions.
** Deadline for news & calendar items: 5 p.m. Mondays
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