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City Offices Closed Sept. 1
City offices will be closed on Sept. 1 for the Labor Day holiday. Waste Connections, the city's household garbage and recycling collector, will be closed on Monday, Sept. 1, in observance of Labor Day. There will be no garbage or recycling collection on Monday. Collections will resume on Tuesday and pick-ups will be one day behind the regular schedule. Waste Connections will run Friday routes on Saturday, Sept. 6.

City Crews Rerouting Flood-Prone Section of Third Creek Greenway
If you see underbrush being cleared along a section of Third Creek Greenway, don't be startled. The work by City of Knoxville Public Service Department crews is part of a greenway maintenance project designed to reroute a section of the trail that's prone to frequent flooding.

Sept. 4 Public Hearing on Cumberland Ave. Redevelopment Area Plan
Knoxville's Community Development Corp. (KCDC), acting on behalf of the City of Knoxville and City Council, is seeking public input on a proposal to establish a redevelopment area around Cumberland Avenue as a step toward financing public infrastructure. The public meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 4 at UT Federal Credit Union, 2100 White Ave.

Mayor Rogero Proposes Demolition Delay for Historic Properties
Mayor Madeline Rogero today announced proposed changes in City of Knoxville building and zoning codes that would provide a delay of up to 60 days before a demolition permit is issued on historically significant buildings. A resolution on the issue will go to City Council at its meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. If approved, the resolution will refer the proposed changes to the Metropolitan Planning Commission for review. They will then come back to City Council for final approval.

Pre-Submittal Conference Creates One-Stop Shopping for Developers, Contractors
The City of Knoxville's Plans Review and Inspections Department wants to help eliminate anxiety and confusion when you are building or restoring a home or building. Starting Sept. 8, the department is scheduling free, voluntary and informal monthly meetings with property owners, developers, architects, contractors and engineers who want to ask questions and iron out details about their property-improvement projects.

Mayor Rogero Joins Mayors for the Freedom to Marry
Mayor Madeline Rogero today joined Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, a national organization of mayors who support marriage equality for same-sex couples. More than 500 mayors in 45 states have already joined the organization. Mayor Rogero is the second mayor in Tennessee to join, after Mayor Karl Dean of Nashville.

South Knox Is Open!Henley Bridge is OPEN!
The Henley Bridge is now open with four lanes of traffic and businesses on the south side of the Tennessee River are waiting for you! To find info on your favorite businesses in the Downtown South Business District or Henley Bridge project updates visit

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U.T. Football Games
UT FBThe U.T. football season starts this weekend! The Vols are set for a 7 p.m. kickoff vs Utah State on Sunday, Aug. 31. There will be increased traffic and some roads downtown will be affected during game days.

Tennessee Valley Fair Sept. 5-14
TN Valley FairThe annual Tennessee Valley Fair, Sept. 5-14, is one of the states largest multi-day events attracting nearly 140,000 people each year. Known for its innovative exhibits, livestock shows, concert series, action sports, exciting rides and a variety of unique fun foods, the Tennessee Valley Fair offers tremendous family entertainment! The Fair is located at 3301 E. Magnolia Ave.

Knoxville, Knox County Commemorate Anniversary of 9/11
Sept. 11 Ceremony On Thursday, Sept. 11, the City of Knoxville and Knox County will hold a joint 9/11 Memorial Service to honor those who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The observance will be held at 8:40 a.m. on Thursday, September 11, in front of the City County Building, 400 Main St.

Movies on Market Square
Movies on Market Square
Knox County Public Library's Movies on Market Square is coming back for its 11th year. On September 12, the Library will launch its 2014 season of family-friendly outdoor movies. Every Friday night from September 12-October 17, the public is invited to bring the whole family, including their favorite, well behaved four-pawed, tail-wagging companion, to see a free movie presented by Lusid Media.


Parks and Recreation Challenge Grant Applications Available
The City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department is accepting applications for its 2014-15 Challenge Grant Program, which offers grants to nonprofit projects associated with public parks or recreation facilities within the City limits.

Design Professionals Invited to City's Oct. 3 Accessibility Symposium
East TN Accessibility Symposium

Pre-registration is under way for the City of Knoxville's third annual Accessibility Symposium, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3, at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr. Ave. The symposium aims to help professionals in the design industry - architects, engineers, interior designers, landscape architects, facility managers, construction project managers, plans reviewers, inspectors and others - to better understand what true site and facility accessibility means to people with disabilities and seniors.

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