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Welcome to
Norris, Tennessee!
- A National Historic City - 

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The City of Norris has been called a planned community, a model town, a garden city, and even a utopia. To its citizens, however, it is a woodland home, an oasis in the busy world of the surrounding Knoxville, Oak Ridge and Clinton communities.

 

The City of Norris enjoys all the necessary ingredients for comfortable living:

  • Great City government and City services

  • Tree lined streets and sidewalks

  • Outstanding in-town schools – elementary & middle

  • Full service community library

  • Norris-based community theater

  • Annual July 4th Norris Day celebration with evening fireworks

  • Summer-time free Concerts on the Commons

  • Quaint compact Town Center can boast of…

    • Large open grassy town commons for recreation

    • Large town pavilion for public and private events

    • Open air performance stage

    • Norris Museum

    • Numerous small businesses:  Grocery store, restaurants, post office, dental office, realty office, bank, banquet/catering facility, physical therapy center, beauty salon

  • Areas of Norris outside the town center can further boast of…

    • Churches for many faiths; civic clubs

    • Museum of Appalachia (affiliated with The Smithsonian Institute)

    • Lenoir Museum Cultural Complex

    • TVA labs

    • Numerous small businesses: Ice cream parlor, beauty solons, animal hospital, pharmacy, ethnic restaurants, craft beer brew pub; art/craft center, bed and breakfast, auto repair shops, storage facilities, nursery/florist, general store, senior living center, nursing home, music/clogging studio, tobacco shop, liquor store, light industry, physician offices, dentists, ophthalmologist, auction company.

Local recreation opportunities abound. Our 2,400 acre Norris Municipal Watershed which abuts the town border offers numerous trails for hiking, horseback riding, and biking. The Clinch River offers great trout fishing, and nearby Norris Lake offers a variety of fishing, boating and water sports activities. Norris Dam State Park encompasses over 4,000 acres of wooded landscape and abuts both sides of Norris Lake.

 

Explore our website for more detailed information on all of the above.

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City of Norris Job Openings:
Light Equipment Operator
Building Manager

 

PUBLIC NOTICE to Property Owners of 212 Oak Road

 

   

SEPTEMBER 2021 MEETING SCHEDULE

• Archives Committee: No Meeting

• Planning Commission:
   6:00 pm......................Sep 6...Monday

• Board of Zoning Appeals:
   5:00 pm.................Sep 6...Monday

• Norris City Court:
   6:00 pm ............................Sep 7...Tuesday

• Norris City Council:
   7:00 pm..........................Sep 13..Monday

• Norris Water Commission:
   5:00 pm...............Sep 20..Monday

• Animal Shelter Comm.:
   7:00 pm.....................Sep 20..Monday

• Norris Little Theatre:
   7:00 pm.........................Sep 20..Monday

• Norris Recreation Committee:
   7:00 pm...........Sep 21..Tuesday

• Conservation/Recycle Comm.:
   7:00 pm..........Sep 21 Tuesday

• Norris Watershed:
   5:00 pm..........Sep 22..Wednesday

• Community Development Board:
   6:00 pm.......Sep 23..Thurs.

• Norris Tree Commission:
   5:30 pm..................Sep 27..Monday

Workshops and Public Hearings

• Planning Comm. Standing Workshop
    – New Initiatives –
   6-7pm......................Sep 21..Tuesday

• Planning Workshop #4:
   10a – 12p..................Sep 25..Saturday

The meetings will be located at the City Office at 20 Chestnut Drive. COVID-19 including the Delta Variant is in our community with very high infection rates including those whom are vaccinated. Attendance at all city meetings should be only that necessary to conduct important business. Persons with symptoms or known positive tests shall not attend. The safety of the public requires it.

The Public is invited.

Scott Hackler
Norris City Manager

R0 8-25-21

 

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