Public Hearing: Sevierville to exceed
certified tax rate
This will serve as legal notice that the City of Sevierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen will conduct a public hearing on the City’s intent to exceed the certified tax rate.
The Public Hearing will be Monday August 7, 2006 at 7:00 P.M., in the Council Hall of the Sevierville Civic Center, 130 Gary Wade Boulevard, Sevierville, Tennessee 37862.
The certified tax rate as defined by T.C.A. Section 67-5-1701 is $0.3023. The City’s fiscal year 2007 budget, as adopted, requires a tax levy of $0.31 per $100 of assessed valuation.
Further information on this proposed tax rate may be obtained prior to the Public Hearing by contacting the City Recorder at Sevierville City Hall, or by calling 453-5504 during regular office hours, Monday through Friday.
Sevier Campus WSCC orientation today
A second orientation session for new students for the Sevier County Campus will be held today. That session will be from 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. The first session, scheduled from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on the same day, is full.
The Walters State Greeneville/Greene County Center for Higher Education will host an orientation from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 11.
The final orientation for this fall will be from 1-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the Morristown campus. Students may also complete online orientations at anytime.
Orientation includes a chance to meet with faculty members and advisors and register for fall semester. New students will also be given a campus tour and visit the bookstore. Fall semester begins Aug. 28
Registration is required to attend orientation. To register or to learn more, call 1-800-225-4770, ext. 4.
UT’s Homeland Security Center to Focus on Transit Safety
Using a $3 million grant awarded under the 2005 Competitive Training Grant Program from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Grants and Training, The University of Tennessee’s Center for Homeland Security Training is developing a curriculum that will be taken on the road to train transit staff, response teams and law enforcement officers nationwide about potential terrorist attacks on transit systems.Created in 2004, the Center for Homeland Security Training has helped train law enforcement officers and other officials in Tennessee with detecting, deterring, preventing and responding to acts of terrorism.The grant allows the training to go national with a focus on mass transit.UT’s Center for Homeland Security will train police, traffic security officers, firefighters, transit staff and emergency medical service providers — all considered first responders — how to deal with terrorist attacks and other incidents involving mass transit.