Jonesborough Planning Commission Meeting

The Jonesborough Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals will meet in regular session at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 21, 2021, in the Board Room at the Town Hall, 123 Boone Street, Jonesborough, TN.

Meeting agenda can be found HERE

Jonesborough Board of Mayor and Aldermen

The Jonesborough Board of Mayor and Aldermen’s next regularly scheduled meeting will be Monday, October 11, 2021 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.

Click HERE to view the Livestream.

Town of Jonesborough, Tennessee

Utility Billing Update – Town of Jonesborough Water Administration Billing

The Town of Jonesborough Water Administration is experiencing some backlog and delays in billing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the billing delays are approximately 2 weeks, however we are striving to resolve delay issues. There will be no penalties posted until billing is back on schedule. We thank you in advance for your patience.

Town of Jonesborough, Tennessee

Town of Jonesborough Water Administration Temporarily Closed

Town of Jonesborough, Tennessee

Jonesborough, Tenn. (August 31, 2021) –The Town of Jonesborough has temporarily closed the Water Administration Office at Town Hall to the general public as of Tuesday, August 31 and will remain closed until further notice. The general public can access the public safety dispatcher area located in the front of Town Hall for other Town business.

We continue to encourage citizens that desire to make payments without having to visit town hall to pay online by visiting the Town website at  www.JonesboroughTN.org, including bank auto-draft; or by mail (123 Boone Street), or drop boxes (available at the back of the Post Office parking lot, and the side entrance to Town Hall at the covered connection with the Post Office). Police fines issued by the Jonesborough Police Department (not red-light camera tickets) can be mailed to Town Hall or left in one of the drop boxes.

For more information regarding payments call 423.753.1040. For other general Town information call 423.753.1030, or visit our website at JonesboroughTN.org

Jonesborough UMC Live Dessert Auction

WHEN 

Sept 19, 2021 

6pm, Silent Auction ends @ 7:30 

LIVE DESSERT AUCTION 

WHERE 

Jonesborough UMC 

211 W. Main St Jonesborough, TN 

423-753-3942 

ALL ARE WELCOME! PROCEEDS GO TO THE 

RENOVATIONS ON THE CENTER ON 2ND 

COMMUNITY BUILDING. THERE WILL BE FREE DESSERTS FOR THOSE ATTENDING.

 

ENTERTAINMENT PROVIDED BY 

“TALL COUNTRY” 

Town of Jonesborough Proclamation Suicide Prevention Awareness Month September 2021

WHEREAS, suicide is one of the most disruptive and tragic events a family and a community can experience, with more than 1100 lives lost in Tennessee each year and an estimated 25 attempted suicides for each suicide death; and   

WHEREAS, suicide is the 9th-leading cause of all deaths in Tennessee, the second-leading cause of death among youth ages of 10 to 14 as well as young adults ages 25-34 and the third leading cause for children ages 15-24; and

WHEREAS, more than three lives a day are lost to suicide in Tennessee, which means we lose 21 Tennesseans each week and 97 people per month; and

WHEREAS, Tennessee veterans, active-duty military, and National Guardsmen face a disproportionate risk as compared to the general population, with more dying from suicide than combat; and

WHEREAS, public awareness of this tragic problem is the key to preventing further suffering and loss of life; and the risk for human self-destruction can be reduced through awareness, education and treatment as the highest risk for suicide is among the survivors of those who died by suicide or those who have attempted suicide; and 

WHEREAS, suicide prevention has been declared a state priority by the Governor; and the Tennessee Legislature has declared teen suicide prevention as a state priority in partnership with the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network to implement the Tennessee Strategy for Suicide Prevention; and 

WHEREAS, Tennessee is a national leader in the effort to prevent suicide, being one of the first states to develop a suicide prevention and evaluation plan covering the lifespan; and 

WHEREAS, the Governor of Tennessee has appointed a Suicide Prevention Network Advisory Council to coordinate the implementation of the Tennessee Strategy for Suicide Prevention; and 

WHEREAS, the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network is a grassroots collaboration of Tennesseans and organizations working to eliminate the stigma of suicide, educate the community about the warning signs of suicide, and ultimately reduce the rate of suicide in our state; and 

WHEREAS, every member of our community should understand that throughout life’s struggles we all need occasional reminder that we are all silently fighting our own battles; and

WHEREAS, we encourage all Tennesseans to take the time to inquire as to the wellbeing of their family, friends, and to genuinely convey their appreciation for their existence by any gesture they deem appropriate.  A simple phone call, message, handshake, or hug can go a long way towards helping someone realize that suicide is not the answer; and

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Chuck Vest, Mayor, in behalf of the Jonesborough Board of Mayor and Aldermen do hereby proclaim September 2021 as SUICIDE PREVENTION AWARENESS MONTH in Jonesborough, Tennessee, and do urge all citizens to work to prevent suicide and to raise awareness and tolerance around all people affected by this tragedy.

July Employee of The Month – William Russell

As we all know, Jonesborough Parks and Recreation is typically hard at work during the spring and summer months.  With the athletic programs, water park and miles of green spaces and parks we are tasked with attending to, it is an extremely tough task to keep all things in the shape we expect here in Jonesborough.  It is with this in mind that I would like to recognize Beebo and his hard work and dedication.  His work ethic and drive are second to none.  He puts in countless extra hours to ensure our town has the best possible aesthetic. When you factor in our department is responsible for the upkeep of, 9 parks, the grounds downtown and the multiple outlying green spaces, it really makes you appreciate what a valuable asset Beebo is to our town. Over the last two weeks, we have been focused on the long and difficult task of cleaning up the 11E medians, which are visible to all who visit Jonesborough.  Beebo was the driving force in getting these 13 medians back in shape and ready for the crowds we are expecting for Jonesborough Days.  Without his presence, we would not have been able to complete this important project to level at which it sits.  Beebo is without a doubt one of the hardest working individuals I have ever had the pleasure of working with.  Plus, when you factor in his willingness to interact as an ambassador for Jonesborough with passersby, coworkers and the public in general, you can easily see why our department holds him in such high regard. It is for the reasons, and the countless others that I proudly nominate William Beebo Russell as Employee of The Month for the Town of Jonesborough. 

Thank you, William “Beebo” Russell! You are appreciated!

Parks and Recreation Community Input Survey

The Town of Jonesborough’s Parks and Recreation Department needs your input.  They are compiling information from residents for the department’s Five Year Work Plan to outline the department’s initiatives and goals for the next five years.  The Plan will provide direction to the Department in order to meet the current and future park and recreation needs of the community. Share your opinion by completing our survey.

here: https://forms.gle/ZBePjLK8FVaheEtg8.

 

New Water Line

The Jonesborough Water Department will be installing a new water line from Oak Grove Road to 3rd Avenue down Main Street starting Monday, July 12. Main Street will be open for traffic, however there will be lane changes from Oak Grove to 3rd Avenue. Traffic will be held for short periods. The work will hopefully be completed by Monday, August 2.

Thank you for your patience.

For additional information please call Jonesborough Town Hall at 423.753.1040.

WCJCAS Not Accepting Cats At This Time

As of noon today, the WCJCAS informed the Jonesborough’s Animal Control Department, that they are full on cats, and could no longer accept any trapped cats that were brought to their facility. If you find or trap a cat that need to be taken to a shelter, please contact the other local shelters in the area to see if they can take the animal in. We will make a follow up announcement as soon as they start accepting cats again.