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

Picture by Keith Haverkamp

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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DRAFT COPY of City of Norris Personnel Policy

DRAFT COPY OF Ordinance 624 - Short Term Rentals



20 Chestnut Drive, Norris

January 2022

Meeting Schedule

• Archives Committee:
   No Meeting

• Planning Commission: 6:00 pm
   Jan 3...Monday

• Board of Zoning Appeals: 5:00 pm
   No Meeting

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

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

• Norris Water Commission: 5:00 pm
   Jan 18..Tuesday

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

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

• Norris Recreation Committee: 7:00 pm
   Jan 18..Tuesday

• Norris Watershed: 5:00 pm
   Jan 20..Thurs

• Community Development Board: 6:00 pm
   Jan 27..Thurs

• Norris Tree Commission: 5:30 pm
   Jan 31..Monday

Workshops and Public Hearings Schedule

• Short Term Rental Public Opinion Meeting, Saturday, January 8, 10:00a

• City Personnel Policy Workshop, Monday January 10; 6:00p to 7:00p


Water Workshop (Stragegic Planning), Saturday, January 22 at 10:00a
 • Budget Workshop (FY 21-22), Friday January 14; 6:00p to 7:00p
• Planning Workshop – (Communications), Saturday January 22; at 10:00a
 • Short Term Rental Workshop, Monday, January 24 at 5:30p

  The Public is invited.

BOARD/COMMISSION VACANCIES – Submit letters of interest to the Mayor and City Manager

➢ Water Commission

➢ Planning Commission

➢ Recreation Commission

➢ Archives Committee

➢ Community Development Board

➢ Tree Commission

➢ Animal Commission

➢ Little Theatre Board

Scott Hackler
Norris City Manager

R1 12-21-2021


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