Welcome to the City of Maryville
Maryville is located at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and has a population of more than 27,000 people. It has a small town atmosphere. The city government's goal is to continue to enhance the quality of life of our residents..
You Need to Know!
Pedestrian Safety Program
On June 11th and June 24th, police will be at the major crosswalks watching for cars that slow down and stop for pedestrians as well as those who do not pay attention and keep driving. Those who stop will be given a special reward coupons from local restaurants. Those motorists who continue through the crosswalk keeping pedestrians waiting to cross will also be stopped by the Maryville Police Department. READ RELEASE
2013 Meetings, Holidays, Events
June 4- City Council 7 p.m. AGENDA MINUTES
June 17- Maryville Regional Planning Commission 5 p.m. AGENDA
Road Project Updates
Near Maryville High School- Installation of 7 ft. sidewalks, crosswalks, and school zone. Completion by first week of July. Signs and school zone beacon will occur later this summer.
US 411/SR35 Sevierville Road- Traffic on Sevierville Road continues to be one lane (inbound only) from Wilcox Street to
Washington Street with outbound traffic detoured along U.S. 321, Cherokee St., and CrestRoad/Wilcox Street. The speed limit of this section of roadway has been lowered from 40 mph to 30 mph in an effort to help protect utility/construction crews.
Chamber of Commerce ticket holders can now pick up compost. Deadline is July 1st. Retail and commercial sale of compost will commence on June 20th. Click for pricing:
June Backflow Inspections
The city of Maryville Water Quality Control Department will continue to conduct their annual inspections of residential lawn irrigation system backflow preventers, beginning the first week of June. June inspections will begin in the areas of Turnberry, Windridge, Wimbledon, Kirkland Estates, and Royal Oaks Subdivisions. State and Federal regulations require that these devices are tested and inspected at lest annually by the water department in accordance with the city’s Cross-Connection Control Program. Residents with irrigation systems are asked to have the backflow devices installed, de-winterized and operational up to at least the number two shutoff valve of the backflow device in order that the required annual tests may be conducted. Should the system not be operational, city inspectors will have to activate the customer’s system in order to conduct the required annual inspection and test, or make return trips for those devices not installed, which will result in re-inspection fees being assessed to the customer’s utility account. Customers with questions can contact the water department at 273-3304.
Police Tips to Assist in Recognizing Scams
The Maryville Police Department announced that they are beginning to see an increase of citizen complaints regarding various types of scams throughout the community. The following are some tips and general information from MPD that will help to protect the community from becoming a victim of a scam.
·-- If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
· --Western Union is the most common method for scammers to ask for your money.
·-- Most people do not have super wealthy family members, living in another country, that they have never heard of, waiting to give them millions of dollars.
·-- If someone informs you that a family member has been arrested in another country and needs funds for a legal defense, bond, trial, etc., try contacting other family members to verify their travel plans. It is probably a SCAM.
· --The majority of these scams originate from outside of the United States from locations such as Jamaica, Nigeria, Ireland, Afghanistan, Iraq, and England.
· --If you did not enter a sweepstakes similar to “Publishers Clearing House”, you can’t possibly be the winner.
· --Relationships formed online through email, Facebook, and match making services that are international and involve people looking for “companionship”, sometimes take months to groom. If you are involved in one of these online relationships and have been asked to send money for any reason, it is a SCAM.
· --Payments for utilities or bills of any kind should never be paid by an email containing your credit card or banking information. If someone is asking you to do this, it is probably a SCAM.
·-- If someone wants to mail you a check and asks for you to cash it, keep some for yourself and send the rest back to them, it is a SCAM. You will be responsible for repaying the bank in FULL for the bad check.
· --If you have responded to a situation similar to one of these, and the representative keeps asking you for money for processing, shipping, title, legal, transfer fees, etc., there is a good chance it is a SCAM.
·-- NEVER give personal information to anyone you don’t know and NEVER send money to anyone don’t know, barely know, or have never met.
If you believe that you are being or have been scammed, or for any questions regarding scams, feel free to contact the Maryville Police Department at 865-273-3700 or visit www.ic3.gov.