Public Works Week Events Announced

Friday, May 17, 2013

Public Works Week, May 19-25, is an awareness campaign, educational opportunity and celebration of Public Works Departments in communities nationwide.  In Chattanooga, during the week of May 19, the public is encouraged to attend two special events:

A “Touch a Truck” activity is geared toward kids of all ages who would like to see and learn about some of the impressive Public Works vehicles (vacuum truck, hook lift with mini excavator, paint truck, derrick digger, etc). Children will be invited to paint a snowplow. That display will be at the River Street cul de sac at Coolidge Park on Sunday, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.   

A Community Outreach Day consisting of Public Works vehicles and educational displays for all of the responsibilities that the Public Works Department holds (brush collection, road design and repair, water quality, code enforcement, parking lot design, sight obstruction, waste disposal, guardrail installation & repair, etc) is scheduled for the Waterhouse Pavilion in Miller Plaza on Wednesday, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 

 


Lane Closure On North Market Street Scheduled For Monday

There will be a lane closure on North Market Street between West Kent Street and Bell Avenue on  Monday, from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. , weather permitting. Delays may occur. In order to view a map of this closure, visit  http://www.chattanooga. gov/transportation/traffic- engineering-a-operations/ special-events-a-street- closures . (click for more)

Fire Department Advises Be Safe When Heating Your Home

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Downtown Chattanooga Apartment Complex That Brought $3 Million Profit Exempt From Most Taxes Until 2022 Under PILOT

A downtown Chattanooga apartment complex that recently was sold at a $3 million profit is exempt from most property taxes through 2022 under a PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) agreement.   No payment of school taxes was included in the deal for Walnut Commons at Walnut Street and Aquarium Way.   The only taxes due on the property for the next eight ... (click for more)

Cold, Wet Front To Make For Chilly And Damp Trick Or Treating; Snow Showers Possible Saturday

A surge of cold, moist air will make for less-than-ideal trick or treat conditions on Halloween night. Temperatures are expected to dip below freezing this weekend. There is a possibility of snow showers in Chattanooga on Saturday. Here is the latest forecast: Today Showers likely, mainly after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58. Calm wind becoming northwest ... (click for more)

Thanks For Publishing The Stokes Photo Book

I pre-ordered the Stokes Photo Book and picked it up Wednesday . The covers and content are very high quality and contain photos you will not see anywhere else.  This book of photos is worth much more than $35.  I have seen many historic photos of my hometown Chattanooga, but this collection is amazing. My favorites are National Cemetery, Confederate Cemetery near ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Saban: ‘Ratings Don’t Matter’

When the first College Football Playoff rankings were released earlier this week, Alabama football coach Nick Saban got it right on the button when he shrugged, “I don't even care, to be honest with you." "To me, none of it matters, What does it matter?” he laughed at the Tide’s No. 6 ranking. “I mean, it only matters where you end up at the end. So what matters to us is how ... (click for more)