The Church Hill board of Mayor and Aldermen opened its May meeting by welcoming a new member of the police department, who also holds the distinction of being the first full-time female officer in the 62-year-history of the city.
“I've said this many times and I'll say it again. The city of Church Hill has really been blessed by the Good Lord. It's not me. It's not the board. He blessed this city and I just want to thank Him for that.” — Mayor Dennis Deal
While progress continues on major improvements at Church Hill’s Derrick Park, the development of a new 65-acre park off Holliston Mills Road will be delayed until the city finds a better option for crossing the railroad tracks onto the property.
The summer of 2020 just got a little bit hotter for youngsters in Church Hill, but some relief will hopefully arrive in August.
Derrick Park is in the midst of a massive improvement project with new attractions like a splash pad and amphitheater that will draw a bigger crowd, but until now it wasn't certain where that crowd was going to park its vehicles.
Church Hill Mayor Dennis Deal announced during Tuesday's Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting that the city's Senior Center and adjacent Fitness Center would be closed as of Wednesday.
Mother Nature has been providing an all natural Splash Pad for the past couple of weeks, but this spring Church Hill will be putting a man-made splash pad in Derrick Park help keep youngsters cool when the summer heat returns.
The Church Hill Board of Mayor and Aldermen discussed upgrades to Derrick Park at its Dec. 17 meeting, and a workshop will be scheduled in early January after more concrete cost estimates for the splash pad are available.
There are some changes coming to Church Hill's Derrick park including new ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) playground equipment, and possibly some other amenities that should be popular with the community.
John Mills is alive today because two Church Hill police officers and a family friend pulled him out of a burning house on Aug. 24.
The Board of Mayor and Aldermen plans to purchase handicapped accessible playground equipment for Derrick Park, but the board postponed approval at its Sept. 17 meeting to take a closer look at its options.
Church Hill’s oldest house will be hosting a new event in December featuring Christmas caroling, gingerbread houses, and other fun activities on the same day as the Church Hill Christmas Parade.
Despite a complaint last week, the Church Hill Board of Mayor and Aldermen won't change its fireworks ordinance for the fourth of July, although the mayor said he'd consider changing the Christmas schedule.
The $244,913 project was approved for state funding through the Kingsport Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), which coordinates long-range transportation planning for a regional area.
The city is projecting $6.114 million in revenue in 2019-20; and $5.336 million expenditures, which leaves an estimated surplus of $528,010 for the next fiscal year.