City of Oak Ridge Newsletter                                                                               October 9, 2015 Vol I No. 1
City of Oak Ridge Satisfies Environmental Protection Agency Administrative Order
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Manhattan Project National Historical Park Event
Thursday, November 12, 2015

Save the Date! On November 12th the National Park Service, U.S. Dept of Energy, and other special guests will join City officals to celebrate the  establishment of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park. Details regarding this special event will be forthcoming. Click here to get additional information about the National Historical Park.
8th Rowing Lane for Melton Lake 
The City would like to thank our State Representative John Ragan and Senator Randy McNally for assisting in the award of a $250,000 grant to construct an 8th rowing lane for the Melton Lake Rowing Course. A final design is being prepared and geotechnical testing for the installation process of the lane is scheduled to begin October 12. There may be some disruption of the Greenway during the week of the 12th. Please use caution.

The Special Events Task Force Finalizes Report and City Council Takes Action
The Special Events Advisory Task Force and City Council agree to expand the scope of the Secret City Festival into a celebration, occurring within a timeframe that is to be determined by the Board of Directors, with a minimum duration of one week which will include the Secret City Festival. 
Housing Success
This house is being constructed on a lot that was purchased by the City with Community Development Block Grant funds. The previous structure was demolished and transferred to the Oak Ridge Land Bank. The Oak Ridge Community Development Department issued a building permit and soon a young family will own and occupy this house, which will contribute to the fabric of this neighborhood.
Animal Shelter News
Every Friday is Furtastic Friday at the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter and every available animal that is solid black has half off their adoption fees. 

Adoptable animals are available at Pet Supplies Plus every Friday and Saturday. 

For more information and pictures of available animals, please click here .
Oak Ridge Public Library Art Show Featuring Wayne Nobles

The art exhibit for October at the Oak Ridge Public Library is a look into the career of photojournalist, Wayne Nobles.

This exhibit is divided into three sections.  One section portrays Mr. Nobles' photojournalism career with images of Martin Luther King, John F. Kennedy and Harry Truman.  T he second section includes fun vacations and relaxing images.  The third section is a retrospective of his career in commercial photography and volunteer work with Project Healing Waters.
Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks League Standings
Fall 2015 Co-Ed Kickball Standings 
Team Name Win  Loss  Percentage
Eckert Chiropractic 7 0 1.00
FUMC Plagues 4 2 0.67
Tara Hills 2 4 0.33
Nuclear Disasters 0 7 0.00
Fall 2015 Co-Ed Softball Standings
Team Name Win  Loss  Percentage
A Division
Atomic Sealcoating 9 0 1.00
Tailgaters 5 4 0.56
Gallo Loco 3 6 0.33
Volunteer Case & Container 1 8 0.11
B Division
Red (2-1 vs. ORTAS, 1-1 vs. Holy Molars w/ +2 run differential) 6 3 0.67
ORTAS (2-1 vs. Holy Molars, 1-2 vs. Red) 6 3 0.67
Holy Molars (1-1 vs. Red w/ -2 run differential, 1-2 vs. ORTAS) 5 4 0.56
Bombers 1 8 0.11
C Division
Eagle Bend Divison Champion 10 0 1.00
TN Dogs 8 2 0.80
ORUUC (2-1 vs. ORNL FCU) 3 7 0.30
ORNL FCU (1-2 vs.ORUUC) 3 7 0.30
Highland View Church  1 9 0.10

Also don't forget our new Dodgeball League, for information click here.
Retirement News: Gary Cinder, Public Works Director, worked for the City nearly 24 years. Alan Massengill, Deputy Chief of Police, worked for the City just over 37 years. George Staffney, Police Officer, worked for the City for 32 years. These employees will be greatly missed. The City thanks them for their service to our community and wishes each of them a very happy, healthy retirement.
Current Job Openings
  • Public Works Director
  • Fire Marshal
  • Senior Information Systems Technician (Networking)
  • Library Clerk (Children's Room)
  • School Crossing Guard
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