The Water and Sewer Department will have Woodlawn Ave. from Sunnyside Street to Cumberland Street closed all day today, Thursday, May 17th for a water main extension. They will have Forest Ave. at Sunnyside Street closed today to repair a water leak.
The Maryville Water and Sewer Department will have Willow Drive closed from Melrose Street to South Cedar Street until 1:00 p.m. today.
They will also close South Cedar Street from Mountain View Ave. to Karrow Street on Saturday, May 12, 2018 beginning at 7 a.m. The road will remain closed until approximately 5 p.m. while crews work to tie in a sewer main. Thru traffic will be detoured to Best Road until the work is complete, however residents will have access to their homes. Please use extra caution if you are traveling in the area.
Maryville Water & Sewer Department will have Wright Road closed from Madison Avenue to Lincoln Road all day today to install a water tap.
A section of Foothills Mall Dr. will be reduced to one lane traffic today while repairs are being made to a water line. Please be extra cautious if you are traveling through the area.
The Standard and Poor’s (S&P) credit rating for the City’s general obligation (GO) debt has been increased from AA to AA+ as of April 25, 2018. Chief Financial Officer Mike Swift announced the rating improvement to City Council at their May meeting. Swift also reported that the S&P has assigned the AA+ rating to the upcoming 2018 GO bonds to be sold in May.
The improved rating reflects the City’s long-term strategy of improved financial management policies and procedures.
Higher credit ratings are associated with lower risk of default and result in lower interest rates on municipal bonds (the money cities borrow for capital projects). The rating improvement is a favorable change for City tax and rate payers.
According to the S&P Global RatingsDirect® summary dated April 25, 2018, “The change is based on the formalization and implementation of several comprehensive management practices and policies.” The report continues to outline key factors in the rating including “very strong management, with ‘strong’ financial policies and practices, strong budgetary performance, very strong budgetary flexibility and very strong liquidity” among others. The S&P assessment of City management was raised to “very strong” from the previous “adequate” which was based on the “formalization of a long-term financial plan and reporting practices, as well as comprehensive updates to the long-term capital improvement plan and debt management policy.”
To read the report, click here.
Water Department to Conduct 2018 Annual Inspections of Residential Irrigation System Backflow Devices
Beginning May 1st, city of Maryville Water and Sewer Department will conduct annual inspections of residential lawn irrigation system backflow preventers. Inspection areas include Brantley Park, Northfield Subdivision, Havenwood Drive, Whittenburg Subdivision, Sweet Grass Subdivision, Davis Acres, River Run Subdivision, Grandview Drive, Holland Springs Subdivision, Windsor Manor and Windsor Park Subdivision, Ross Springs, Hunter’s Hills Subdivision, Cochran Road, Whittington Place, Treymont Subdivision, Timbercreek and West Wood. State and federal regulations require these devices be tested and inspected annually by the water department in accordance with the City’s cross-connection control program. These systems must be de-winterized and operational up to the number two shutoff valve of the backflow device prior to testing. Devices not installed or not in service will result in return trips and return inspection fees charged to the customer’s utility account. For more information call 273-3304.
City of Maryville Stormwater will have a section of Candora Road closed until approximately 1:00 p.m. today while crews replace a storm drain pipe. Asbury Drive and Candora Crossroad will remain open during this time so residents will have access to their homes.
April 9 Update - Candora Road closure begins on Wednesday, April 11 at 1 p.m.
Previously - Maryville Water and Sewer Department will have a section of Candora Road closed on Thursday, April 12, beginning at 8 a.m. through Friday, April 13th until work is complete, while crews replace a storm drain pipe. Asbury Drive and Candora Crossroad will remain open during this time so residents will have access to their homes. Motorists should be extra cautious in the area while workers are present and during the overnight hours when visibility is reduced.
April 9 Update - Valemont sewer work continues Monday, April 9.
Previously - City of Maryville Water & Sewer will have all of Valemont Dr closed all day Thursday, April 5 to install a sewer tap. The Arthur Walker Road side will be accessible to local traffic only.
The City’s ongoing streambank stabilization project along the Greenway trail will resume Monday, April 9 and is expected to continue for up to three weeks.
The repair work will span approximately 500 feet from the parking lot at Pearson Springs pavilion to the footbridge on the section of trail leading to Montgomery Lane. There will be fencing along the streambank, and construction equipment will be staged in a small section of the parking lot. While brief closures and restricted access may be required during the process, the greenway will remain open through this area during the project.
The work will fortify the land surrounding the creek and help keep sediment out of the creek, improving the aquatic environment. Stormwater Program Manager Dale Jayne said, “Natural stream channel design techniques will be used to redirect the water to reduce erosion. It’s basically a wall made out of natural material which will maintain the area’s natural look.”
D.R. Phillips Contracting will perform the work under the supervision of Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc., the designer and engineer for this project.
Another 500 feet of streambank is expected to be repaired in November. With the already completed section near Sandy Springs, the total project spans approximately 2,200 feet.
For information on the streambank stabilization project, contact Stormwater Program Manager Dale Jayne at 273-3512.
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