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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 for Summer Recreation Co-Director

PUBLIC NOTICE to Property Owners of 212 Oak Road

Notice of Volunteer Vacancies in City Commissions & Boards

 

   

MAY 2021 MEETING SCHEDULE

• Library Commission: No May Meeting

• Archives Committee: No May Meeting

• Planning Commission: 5:00 pm
    May 3...Monday

• Board of Zoning Appeals: 6:30 pm
    May 3...Monday

• Norris City Court: 6:00 pm
    May 4...Tuesday

• Norris Water Comm. Spec. Mtg: 5:00pm
    May 6..Thursday

• Norris Water Commission: 5:00 pm
    May 10..Monday

• Public Hearing – Ordinance 621: 6:45pm
    May 10..Monday

• Norris City Council: 7:00 pm
    May 10...Monday

• Norris Recreation Committee: 7:00 pm
    May 11...Tuesday

• Animal Shelter Comm.: 7:00 pm
    May 17..Monday

• Norris Little Theatre: 7:00 pm
    May 17...Monday

• Conservation/Recycle Comm.: 7:00 pm
    May 18...Tuesday

• Norris Watershed: 5:00 pm
    May 20..Thursday

• Norris Tree Commission: 5:30 pm
    May 24..Monday

• Community Development Board: 7:00 pm
    May 27..Thursday

Workshops and Public Hearings

  City Budget Workshop: 6:00 pm
    April 30...Friday

Public Hearing – Ordinance 621 – Zoning
    Change S-1 to C-2
   
 
Monday 10 May at 6:45pm.

• Norris Creamery Park
    Planning Meeting 6:00pm
    
May 13, Thurs

The meetings will be located at the City Office at 20 Chestnut Drive. Social Distancing Rules still apply. Masks will be required when closer than 6’ for more than 15 minutes inside the building. Those with COVID-19 symptoms should not attend. The public safety requires it.

The Public is invited.

Scott Hackler

Norris City Manager

 

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