Jonesborough Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals 1/17/2023

The Jonesborough Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals will meet in Regular Session at 6:00 PM, Tuesday, January 17, 2023, in the Board Room at the Town Hall, 123 Boone Street, Jonesborough, TN.

Meeting Agenda can be found HERE

2023 Tennessee Songwriters Week

The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development will celebrate Tennessee Songwriters Week in 2023. Jonesborough will host a qualifying round at the International Storytelling Center on Friday, February 3 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Applications are now available for songwriters to sign up to perform and can be found by visiting jonesborough.com/tnsongwriters.

Select songwriters from qualifying rounds will advance to seven pre-determined showcase events in Memphis, Franklin, Gallatin, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Gatlinburg and Johnson City on February 19-25, 2023. Finalist from this round will continue to the Bluebird Café Finale in Nashville, Tennessee.

Songwriters will be judged based on song quality, lyrical originality, lack of cliches and clarity of the narrative, performance considering instrumental sound (voice or musical instrument), ability of the audience to audibly understand the lyrics, and the Entrants connection with the audience. A state statute designated the last full week of February each year as Tennessee Songwriters Week, which is traditionally a slow month for travel. The mission of the initiative is to support music venues, generate awareness of songwriters’ contributions to Tennessee, pave the way for future artists, inspire travelers to experience the state’s music stories, history and attractions and venues.

For more information about Songwriters Week Qualifying in Jonesborough visit jonesborough.com/tnsongwriters.

Jonesborough Board of Mayor and Aldermen

The Jonesborough Board of Mayor and Aldermen’s next regularly scheduled meeting will be Monday, February 13, 2023, at 7 pm.  The meeting will remain open to the public but you are encouraged to take advantage of the live stream.

If you need additional information, please call 423.753.1030.

Boil Water Advisory Lifted for All Jonesborough Utility System Customers

The Jonesborough Utility System can now lift the boil water advisory for all areas. Samples taken after the system restart indicate no restrictions on drinking water supplied by the Town of Jonesborough Utility System.

If a customer is experiencing issues or observes any leaks, they can call 753-1005 for assistance.

Board of Mayor and Alderman 2023 Regular Meeting Schedule

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the Town of Jonesborough, Tennessee shall meet in regular session in the Board Chambers of Town Hall, 123 Boone Street, Jonesborough, Tennessee, on the following dates and at the following times during the year 2023:

January 9, 2023 7:00 p.m.

February 13, 2023 7:00 p.m.

March 13, 2023 7:00 p.m.

April 10, 2023 7:00 p.m.

May 8, 2023 7:00 p.m.

June 12, 2023 7:00 p.m.

July 10, 2023 7:00 p.m.

August 14, 2023 7:00 p.m.

September 11, 2023 7:00 p.m.

October 9, 2023 7:00 p.m.

November 13, 2023 7:00 p.m.

December 11, 2023 7:00 p.m.

Holiday Solid Waste Schedule

Please be advised your garbage collection day may be changed due to the holiday schedule.

The Holiday Schedule can be found HERE

If you have any questions please call 423.753.1030. Please note that offices will be closed on holidays.

For emergencies please call 423.753.1053

Important Water Quality Report

The Jonesborough Water Department was recently found to be in violation of a federal drinking water standard. Although this situation does not require that you take any action, you as a customer, have a right to know what happened, what you should do, and what was done to correct this situation.

Read the full report HERE

Honoring The Fallen License Plate

The State of Tennessee approved a new “Specialty License Plate”  being offered for all Tennessee-registered vehicles.The official vehicle license plate is available to ALL Tennesseans, not just law enforcement. We are currently taking reservations for the “Honoring The Fallen” license plates for $35. The $35 is for the specialty plate only.

People can choose their plate number between 1 – 1,000 (provided the number is not taken). If you’d like a personalized plate, you need to secure a random plate number between 1 – 1,000. Then you would have to wait until the initial plates are finalized and sent to your county office before any personalized plates can be applied for.

Learn More HERE

Jonesborough Water Meter Project Update

Town of Jonesborough

Replacement and Automated Meter Reading (AMR) Project

(Updated 10/25/2022)

Why are our water meters being replaced?

Over time, older meters and their moving parts wear out and are more prone to maintenance issues. As a result, they are less effective at tracking the total amount of water moving through them.

The Town of Jonesborough is replacing all water meters across our entire system with meters that perform reliably and accurately throughout their projected lifespan. This project is part of our strategic planning process to provide for the long-term needs of current and future customers.

What are the existing meters being replaced with?

AMR includes automated meter reading technology that collects consumption, diagnostic, and status data from a water meter and transfers that data to a central database for billing, troubleshooting, and analyzing.

Benefits of AMR

The benefits of an automated meter reading system include convenience for both the Town and the customer. With AMR, the meter readers can collect meter readings much quicker by simply driving by meter locations. Water meter readers will have a receiver in their vehicles and as they drive by meter locations, the receiver will collect meter readings transmitted by the individual meters. The new meters will assist customers in detecting leaks and will assist utility staff in detecting malfunctioning or tampered meters. Additionally, this timely information coupled with analysis, can help both utility staff and customers better manage the Town’s potable water usage.

When is the project expected to be completed?

Water meter replacements began October 17, 2022 and are expected to be completed within one-year.

How will I access my water usage data?

Once the project is completed, you will receive a notification for a smartphone or computer application that will provide real-time data about your water usage. We will also provide instructions for online account maintenance.

BMA announces October 22, 2022 as Helen P. Conger Day in the Town of Jonesborough

TOWN OF JONESBOROUGH

A PROCLAMATION HONORING THE

100TH BIRTHDAY OF HELEN P. CONGER

WHEREAS, Helen Conger was born October 9, 1922 in Newborn, Georgia where she grew up, and

WHEREAS, she attended Georgia State College For Women in Milledgeville, Georgia, playing basketball for the college, and after graduation became a Home Economics teacher in Harlem, Georgia, and

WHEREAS, while in the city of Harlem, met her future husband Joe Conger who was working for Pet Milk after graduating from the University of Georgia in Athens, and

WHEREAS, after getting married and Joe getting transferred to Pet Milkfacilities in Abingdon, Virginia then Johnson City, Tennessee, Joe and Helen Conger moved to Jonesborough over 70 years ago, and

WHEREAS, Helen Conger worked as a homemaker raising five children inher home serving as the neighborhood recreation center with all the neighborhood children constantly over at her house, and

WHEREAS, a dedicated member of the Jonesborough United Methodist Church, for decades Helen has served as a “Prayer Warrior”, praying every day for people in need, and

WHEREAS, Jonesborough United Methodist Church is hosting a birthday celebration from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., on Saturday, October 22nd, open to all friends and family honoring Ms. Conger’s 100 years of life, most of which as a dedicated resident of the Town of Jonesborough, then

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Chuck Vest, as Mayor of the Town of Jonesborough, and in behalf of the Jonesborough Board of Mayor and Aldermen and the citizens of Jonesborough do hereby proclaim Saturday, October 22, 2022 as Helen P. Conger Day in the Town of Jonesborough, with that acknowledgement being displayed on the Visitor Center marquee and on the Town website.

BE IT FURTHER PROCLAIMED, that with her children, eight grandchildren, and sixteen great grandchildren, I encourage all citizens of the Town of Jonesborough to help Helen P. Conger celebrate her 100thbirthday and her life in Tennessee’s oldest town.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Official Seal of the Town of Jonesborough, Tennessee, to be affixed this 10th day of October, 2022.

CHUCK VEST, MAYOR