The Neighborly Notice - Tuesday, October 18, 2022

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Debbie Helsley

Oct 18, 2022, 4:57:35 PM10/18/22

Knoxville Neighborhood Advisory - Vol. 15, No. 38 -

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

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1.  Longtime Neighborhood Advocate Mae Moody Dies
2.  City Celebrates Arbor Day
3.  Historic Zoning Commission Meets Thursday
4.  Do You Know About the Knoxville Black Business Directory?
5.  KKB Hosts Fourth Annual Summit
6.  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, Longtime Neighborhood Advocate Mae Moody Dies
Mae Moody, a longtime member and president of Murray Drive / Wilkerson Road Neighborhood Watch, passed away on Monday, Oct. 17. 
Mae was an advocate of neighborhoods, a community builder, a supporter of our first responders, and so much more. 
She served on the Neighborhood Advisory Council from 2009-2014 and helped shape some of the work that the Office of Neighborhood Empowerment is doing today. 
She and her husband, Jack Moody, were regular volunteers at Safety City. 
The most recent event she planned was a National Night Out event on Tuesday, Oct. 4, celebrating Knoxville Police Department, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Knoxville Fire Department, Rural Metro, and the State Troopers. 
She will be greatly missed!
2.  City Celebrates Arbor Day
The City of Knoxville will celebrate Arbor Day on Friday, Nov. 4, at 11 a.m., at Sam Duff Park, 4060 Chapman Hwy.
Join us to see the awards that the City receives, hear the Mayor present a proclamation, visit Certified Wildlife Habitats neighborhood booths, and help us plant trees.
Nationally Arbor Day is celebrated on April 28. However, the best time to plant trees in Knoxville is in the fall.  Mark your calendars to join us for this kid-friendly event.

3.  Historic Zoning Commission Meets Thursday
The Historic Zoning Commission meets this Thursday, Oct. 20, at 8:30 a.m. at the City County Building, Small Assembly Room. 
Properties being discussed will be the following:
Historic Fourth and Gill – 630 Eleanor St.
Historic Fort Sanders – 1315 Forest Ave., 1401 Forest Ave., and 1310 Forest Ave.,
James White Fort – 205 E Hill Ave.
Old North Knoxville, Inc. – 217 E. Scott Ave and 1017 Thompson Place
If you are interested in watching the meeting remotely, you may go to Knoxville Community Media, formerly CTV, to watch it live.
The Historic Zoning Commission works with property owners and developers to encourage the preservation of historic sites and areas and to integrate historic facilities into other plans. The commission reviews applications for building permits for construction or demolition within a designated historic zone. The commission also acts as an advocate for changes in various state, local and federal laws that affect historic sites.
4.  Do You Know About the Knoxville Black Business Directory?
Damon Rawls started the Knoxville Black Business Directory to create a central location for people to find and support local, Black-owned businesses.
Not only can you find products and services provided by Black-owned businesses, but you are also able to read reviews from other customers and learn more about the local companies and their visions.
Check it out!
5.  KKB Hosts Fourth Annual Summit
Keep Knoxville Beautiful (KKB) will host the Fourth Annual Summit on Thursday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the East Tennessee Historical Society on Gay Street.
Under the theme of Urban Reconnection to Nature, the daylong event will showcase sustainable developments in three cities: Greenville, SC, Birmingham, AL, and Baltimore, MD. Experts in the field will share about equitable and sustainable parks, tree equity, urban canopy, and the renewal of communities. A local panel will bring these topics home to our city and region.
Doors open at 10:30 a.m., and presentations begin at 11 a.m. Attendees are required to pre-register at this link. An optional lunch is available for pre-purchase from the Tootsie Truck.
6.  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 Community Empowerment Director Charles F. Lomax Jr at or 865-215-2536. 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:
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