Traffic + Safety Program

Dear neighbors-

Speeding and traffic safety have been on our radar for quite some time, and our Knoxville Police Department liaison has worked with us to implement speed stops on some of our busier streets. While we will continue to work with our KPD liaison, we may have an opportunity to work with the city to curb speeding on a larger scale. The City of Knoxville recently released a draft program guide for a new Neighborhood Traffic Safety Program (NTSP). The program is expected to launch this summer and the city is looking for public comment on the proposed program.

The program guide and program flow chart are available online; hard copies may be obtained by calling David Massey at 865-215-3232. The NTSP- developed jointly by the city’s Engineering Department, Police Department, and Office of Neighborhoods- will employ a three prong approach to managing neighborhood traffic concerns: education, enforcement, and engineering.

I encourage you to read the proposal and provide feedback in the following ways:

– Attend one of two public meetings: Thursday, May 12, 5:30-7:00pm, O’Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona Street -or- Monday, May 16, 7:00-8:30pm, West High School, 3300 Sutherland Avenue

– Complete the online survey

Email comments to the city’s NTSP account

Email me directly and I will communicate your feedback to appropriate individuals in the Engineering Department, Police Department, and Office of Neighborhoods

I recently attended a presentation regarding the Neighborhood Traffic Safety Program, and I believe the program provides a much needed comprehensive approach to neighborhood concerns about speeding and traffic and is one that places an emphasis on individual neighborhood needs. After the program is finalized (likely later in the summer) our neighborhood organization board will discuss problem areas within Fourth + Gill and whether we should submit an application. Please note that if we submit an application, we will have to garner signatures from Fourth + Gill residents and will reach out to and rely on you for input before submitting an application.

Please contact me if you have questions regarding the NTSP or if you have any concerns about or ideas for our great neighborhood.

Very sincerely-
Jenny from the Brownlow
Historic Fourth + Gill
Neighborhood Organization President
865-386-1170

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Save the Dates for Upcoming Events

May

  • Sunday 15th: Potluck Picnic, Fourth + Gill Park (rain location: Neighborhood Center), 5:00pm
  • Monday 16th: Board Meeting, Neighborhood Center, 6:30pm

June

  • Saturday 4th: Neighborhood Yard Sale, Locations TBD, 8:00am-2:00pm
  • Friday 10th: Porch Hop, Porches TBD, 6:00-9:00pm
  • Monday 20th: Board Meeting, Neighborhood Center, 6:30pm

July

  • Friday 15th: Ice Cream Social, Fourth + Gill Park, 7:00pm
  • Monday 18th: Board Meeting, Neighborhood Center, 6:30pm
  • Best Yard Competition 

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26th Anniversary Tour of Homes!

Make plans to attend the Fourth + Gill Tour of Homes on Sunday, April 24! The tour runs from 1-6pm and takes you through some of the most beautiful homes in the neighborhood!

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2016 Calendar

The 2016 calendar is up! Check out the great year we have planned on our calendar page!

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Pain Clinic Community Meeting: Thursday, January 7th

Many of you have heard about the pain clinic opening at 1124 N. Broadway in the old labor union building. The clinic will provide treatment for spine and neck pain and will provide medically assisted treatment for opioid addiction. The clinic will be run by Dr. Chavin who currently operates a similar clinic in Morristown. Dr. Chavin recently moved to Knoxville and will close his Morristown clinic to work exclusively at his new Knoxville clinic.
To provide the North Knoxville community with a better understanding of his clinic and his services, Dr. Chavin reached out to Fourth + Gill President Liz Upchurch asking to schedule a community meeting. Dr. Chavin agreed to meet on Thursday, January 7th at 7pm at Central United Methodist Church located at 201 E. Third Avenue; we will meet in the church’s yellow hall, which is the same room where election day voting takes place.
The meeting will provide an opportunity to hear Dr. Chavin describe his practice and the patients he serves, and we will have a Q+A session following his presentation. We hope you will attend the January 7th meeting and will help spread the word throughout your respective communities.
If you have questions or feedback, please contact us at the contacts listed below.
Jenny Wright, Communications Director
Liz Upchurch, President (lizupchurch1@gmail.com)
Laurie Meschke, Finance + Development Director (llmeschke@gmail.com)
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Board Meeting Minutes

In an effort to better-inform neighbors, the board decided to start posting minutes from its meetings. Check out the Board of Directors tab for copies of board meeting minutes.

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Fall Newsletter

Check out the Fall 2015 Newsletter for the latest Fourth + Gill happenings!

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