A section of Monroe Avenue from North Everett High Road to 3rd Street will be closed for most of the day to repair a water main break. For more information, contact 273-3304.
Residents can recycle real Christmas trees from December 26 - January 5 by placing them at the Sandy Springs Park parking lot in the designated area (marked with signage). Alcoa residents can drop their trees off at the Springbrook pool parking lot. Lights, decorations, wires, nails, etc must be removed from the tree prior to drop off.
The trees will be used for fish and wildlife sanctuaries and mulch for our area parks.
For more information on our tree recycling program, contact Parks and Recreation at 865-983-9244.
All city offices will be closed for Christmas on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 24 and 25, 2019 and will reopen at 8 a.m. on Dec. 26.
Residential garbage pickup will remain the same for Tuesday, December 24.
The following changes will be made for the remainder of the week:
• Residential waste normally picked up on Wednesday, Dec. 25 will be picked up on Thursday, Dec. 26
• Thursday routes will be picked up on Friday, Dec. 27
• Friday routes will be moved to Monday, Dec. 30
The Recycling Centers will close early on Christmas Eve and remain closed until Dec. 26.
The following week, all offices and the Recycling Centers will be closed for New Year’s Day on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, and will reopen on Thursday, Jan. 2.
• Wednesday’s residential waste pickup will be moved to Thursday
• Thursday's routes will be moved to Friday
• Friday’s routes will be moved to Monday, Jan. 6, 2020.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) has added Maryville’s Greenbelt Lake/ Pistol Creek to its winter trout stocking program. Fish will be stocked in the Greenbelt Lake – near the Blount County Public Library. Additionally, trout will be stocked upstream to the Jack Green amphitheater area near U.S. 321. With the appropriate state-issued license, anglers will be able to fish from the banks of the lake and stream throughout this area.
Sally Petre, TWRA biologist explained that rainbow trout will be stocked three times over the winter months when water temperatures are ideal for the species. The first round will take place Friday, December 20. Four hundred fish will be stocked in the area in December. Additional stockings of 400 will be added in January and February. Petre said, “We are very excited about this partnership and being able to bring rainbow trout into the community for new and seasoned anglers.”
Maryville City Council has been very interested in partnering with TWRA on the stocking program. City Council member Joe Swann said, “Fishing has always been part of my life and I hope many in our community are able to get out and fish with their kids and make some lasting memories.”
Adding the greenbelt lake to the stocking program has been an ongoing effort for Little River Chapter Trout Unlimited. Members of the club will dedicate their volunteer efforts to their adopted area of the greenway where the fish will be stocked. “The greenway is such a beautiful public property and we are excited about this added attraction for the area,” said club president Ernie Frey. Club members picked up more than 100 pounds of litter last week in preparation for the stocking. “We want to ensure the area remains a beautiful, safe resource for its wildlife and the community,” said Frey.
It is important to note that people who take advantage of this opportunity also need to take responsibility to clean up after themselves and not leave trash or hooks and lines behind. Fishing must occur from the banks since floating vessels are not allowed in the lake.
A state fishing license with a trout stamp is required for any person age 13 or older. There are many types of fishing licenses available – and can be obtained at sporting goods stores or on the TWRA website. Petre also explained, “You can also buy your license on the ‘TWRA on the go’ app which provides a convenient way to get a license on demand.” Limits on daily catch and other information is available through the TWRA website tnwildlife.org or by phone at 615-781-6500.
Councilman Swann also offered some advice on how to catch the “beautiful, tasty fish known to be fierce fighters.” He explained, “Stocked trout are proven to like small spinners, corn or worms on a standard spinning rod. If a fly rod is your preferred tool, dry flies are best used on warmer days when insects are active.”
For licensing and other TWRA information, visit the website tnwildlife.org or phone 615-781-6500.
For information about Trout Unlimited visit lrctu.org.
For city of Maryville Engineering and Public Works contact 273-3302.
City of Maryville Engineering and Public Works crews will be working with contractors to install the new bridges at Sandy Springs Park and at Parkside Drive/ Cardinal Street. The work is expected to take 4 hours at each location.
Beginning around 8:30 a.m., Parkside Drive/ Cardinal Street will be closed to through traffic from Best Street to Belleville Avenue. During the installation on the Sandy Springs bridge, portions of the trail may be closed. All work is expected to be finished Tuesday.
For more information, contact Engineering and Public Works at 273-3302.
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