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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

 

   

JUNE 2021 MEETING SCHEDULE

• Library Commission: No June Meeting

• Archives Committee: No June Meeting

• Planning Commission: 5:00 pm
    June 7...Monday

• Board of Zoning Appeals: 6:30 pm
    June 7...Monday

• Norris City Court: 6:00 pm
    June 1...Tuesday

• Norris Tree Comm. Spec. Mtg: 5:30pm
    June 10..Thursday

• Norris Water Commission: 5:00 pm
    June 14..Monday

• Public Hearing – Ordinance 622: 6:45pm
    June 14..Monday

• Norris City Council: 7:00 pm
    June 14...Monday

• Norris Recreation Committee: 7:00 pm
    June 15...Tuesday

• Animal Shelter Comm.: 7:00 pm
    June 21..Monday

• Norris Little Theatre: 7:00 pm
    June 21...Monday

• Conservation/Recycle Comm.: 7:00 pm
    June 15...Tuesday

• Norris Watershed: 5:00 pm
    May 17..Thursday

• Norris Tree Commission: 5:30 pm
    June 28..Monday

• Community Development Board: 7:00 pm
    June 24..Thursday

Workshops and Public Hearings

 • Ord 622 Budget Public Hearing: 6:45 pm
    June 14...Monday

• Tree Commission, Commons Elm Tree Planning
    Special Meeting 5:30pm
    
June 10, Thursday

The meetings will be located at the City Office at 20 Chestnut Drive. Modified Social Distancing Rules apply. Masks are not required when fully vaccinated. Masks are recommended for those whom are not vaccinated and are closer than 3' 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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