As an effort to follow the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) recommendations to help limit potential exposure to the Coronavirus, the Town of Spring City will now be limiting public access to city facilities as well as our public parks.

UPDATE AS OF JUNE 30, 2020

The city has worked hard, over the last couple of months, to do some much needed maintenance and updates to city parks and buildings in order to slowly re-open facilities to the public in a safe and healthy manner. Last week we announced the re-opening of our tennis court, volleyball court, and basketball court in Veteran’s Park and all park pavilions to the public. We now can announce that we are able to re-open City Hall to the public starting Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Our new temporary hours will be from 8:00 am – noon. Please note – we will be closed Friday, July 3 to observe the 4th of July.

To re-open, we have had to make some slight changes in order to adhere to state and CDC guidelines. They are listed below. Currently, the park playgrounds, splash pad, and dog-park remain closed. However, we are working to sanitize the playground equipment in order to re-open them soon.

1. We have designated certain doors to enter and exit City Hall. We ask you to please ENTER through the side door (door closer to Hardee’s) and EXIT through the front main door. This helps us ensure to maintain social distancing in the building.

2. As you enter, you will notice we have added blue lines every 6 feet on the floor. We ask, if there is a line already, to please stand at the first available blue line and wait for the person ahead of you to move ahead before going to the next blue line.

3. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, in addition to social distancing, we ask that you wear your face covering as you enter the building. This helps protect you as well as other citizens and our employees. We will have hand sanitizer available throughout the building for you to use as well.

4. If you prefer to continue utilizing our drop box (next to the front door), please do. For the time being, we will also keep a supply of our most common forms on the front door for your convenience.

5. We still are not taking new park pavilion reservations at this time.

6. If you need to make a utility, property tax, or court payment, you have a choice to come inside during our new operating hours (8:00 am – noon) or use the link of below options to make payments. However, if you need additional assistance on this or anything, please contact City Hall at (423) 365-6441 from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm and we will be happy to assist you.

UPDATE AS OF JUNE 1, 2020

Friday, May 22, 2020 Governor Bill Lee introduced Executive Order 38 (repealing the previous Executive Order 30) that provided updated guidelines on returning to work for employers and employees effective until June 30, 2020.  This order increased social and recreational gatherings to no more than 50 people, as well as to continue encouraging limited exposure in the workplace.  It, also, strongly encouraged citizens to avoid unnecessary public interactions and to minimize in-person contact with people not in the same household to protect our health and safety.  We have been working hard to put safeguards in place at City Hall in order for us to be able to open to the public in a safe manner for both our citizens and employees.  We have been able to accomplish many of our set goals.  However, due to the shortage of supplies and vendor resources, we have not been able to implement everything.  So, until we are able to have all the safeguards in place, City Hall will remain closed.  Our goal is to be able to re-open to the public by July 1, if not sooner.

In the meantime, all city services are still in full operation and can assist you at any time during regular business hours.  Our after-hours number is (423) 365-5105.  Most of our common forms are located at the front door to City Hall as well as online at our website (www.townofspringcitytn.com).  However, if you have questions or need assistance of any kind, please do not hesitate to call us at (423) 365-6441.

Audrey Pack Memorial Library is open to the public Monday-Friday 9 am-3 pm (9-12 Senior Citizens) and Saturday from 9-11 am. The summer reading program is June 22 and will be done via online.  Please check with the library for more details at (423) 365-9757.

All city parks will remain open. However, playground areas, pavilions, the dog-park, tennis courts, etc. will remain closed.  The city is taking this opportunity to do some needed maintenance on facilities and will installing the benches and equipment in the dog-park soon to where we can open it as well.

We will not be taking new park pavilion reservations during this time. If you have already reserved a pavilion for a future date, and we are still following these guidelines, we will be happy to refund your money. We have also cancelled Singing at the Depot (for July) and the Spring City Friday Night Fever – Cruise In (for June) and may cancel them for the following month(s) if we are still under the social distancing mandate.

If you need to make a utility, property tax, or court payment, we encourage you to please use the below link that will help you. However, if you need additional assistance on this or any issue, please contact City Hall at (423) 365-6441 and we will be happy to help you with your needs.

We will post all COVID-19 information and changes to this protocol here on this Facebook Page and on a dedicated page on our city website (www.townofspringcitytn.com).

Stay safe everyone!

UPDATE AS OF MAY 18, 2020 

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Governor Bill Lee introduced Executive Order 30 that provided guidelines on returning to work for employers and employees effective until May 29, 2020.  Since the current guidelines still prohibit gatherings of 10 or more, as well as encouraging limited exposure in the workplace, we are going to continue to have City Hall closed to the public through May 29, 2020.

The city takes the health and safety of our citizens very seriously and takes every precaution possible to keep everyone safe.  With all of this in mind, the below protocols will be in place until Friday, May 29, 2020, unless otherwise stated.

  1. City Hall will remain closed to the public. All city operations will be stay fully in place so that if you need assistance with anything we will be available to help.  Most common forms are located at the front door to City Hall as well as online at our website (www.townofspringcitytn.com).  However, if you have questions or need assistance of any kind, please do not hesitate to call us at (423) 365-6441.
  2. Audrey Pack Memorial Library will remain closed to the public except from 9:00 am to noon on May 18-22 for individuals over the age of sixty. The library will offer curbside assistance to everyone during their normal working hours.
  3. All city parks will remain open at this time. However, playground areas, pavilions, the dog park, tennis courts, etc. will remain closed. We will not be taking new park pavilion reservations during this time. If you have already reserved a pavilion for a future date, and we are still following these guidelines, we will be happy to refund your money.  We have also cancelled Singing at the Depot (for June) and the Spring City Friday Night Fever – Cruise In (for May) and may cancel them for the following month(s) if we are still under the social distancing mandate.
  4. If you need to make a utility, property tax, or court payment, we encourage you to please use the below link that will help you. However, if you need additional assistance on this or any issue, please contact City Hall at (423) 365-6441 and we will be happy to help you with your needs.

Stay safe everyone!

HELPFUL LINKS:

SPRING CITY MUNICIPAL COURT – POSTPONED UNTIL JUNE 2, 2020

CITY HALL FREE WI-FI

UTILITY-PROPERTY TAX-COURT PAYMENT OPTIONS

MAKE A PAYMENT

ATTENTION REGARDING TRASH PICKUP

For your convenience, here are some additional resources for information regarding COVID-19.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

World Health Organization

US Small Business Administration

White House Briefings

Tennessee Department of Health

State of Tennessee COVID-19 Unified Command Hub

Rhea Medical Center