Welcome to the summer 2015 edition of the KP-SHA newsletter! This is our third newsletter published in a digital format, in addition to the traditional paper version.
This digital format frees us from the space limitations forced by a paper version and allows us to include more articles and information, as well as color graphics. We can also include links to other files and even video. As we make the transition into the digital age, we expect to reduce the annual cost of the newsletter, which means we can use the funds to serve the neighborhood in other ways.
We realize that some will prefer to continue receiving a paper edition, and we will certainly accommodate this preference. However, the customary three-panel paper version (still in black and white) will not be able to include all of the articles and graphics included in the more substantial digital edition. We look forward to most people being delighted to receive the new online version of the newsletter.
One of the many charms of our Kingston Pike-Sequoyah Hills neighborhood is that its development goes back to the 1920s, though it continued throughout the 1940s and later. Its history is naturally wrapped up in the history of Knoxville and its westward development along Kingston Pike.
Don and Phil Everly lived in the Bearden/Sequoyah Hills area and attended West High School before moving to Nashvillle to begin their storied recording and songwriting career that included performances in more than 700 cities.
The annual KPSHA Labor Day Picnic is one of the highlights of the year in our neighborhood. This year, Labor Day officially falls on September 7th, and we already know we can count on games for the kids, music for everyone, plenty of great food – especially home made desserts – and time to relax with friends and get to know new neighbors. Put this on your schedule, and then watch out for reminders on our Facebook page and signs around the neighborhood.
The Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) has received a request for a "Use on Review" for a 190-foot cell phone tower to be built at 3509 Blow Drive in Lakemoor Hills.
KP-SHA has had a tremendous response to the letters sent in April inviting neighbors to renew or join the neighborhood association. Many thanks to all of you who have already sent in your dues and donations.
The Board of Zoning Appeals is comprised of five members appointed by the mayor. Their job is to approve or disapprove variances to the zoning code. A majority vote of the BZA is needed for approval.
KP-SHA maintains a closed group Facebook page and you’re invited! We are 750 members strong and continuing to grow! This is a great place to share neighborhood news, ask questions, check on security issues, and or help a lost dog find its way home!
One of the many delights of our neighborhood is that no two homes and properties are alike. We unavoidably share our lovely tree-shaded streets, however, and nothing could be more important than making sure they are safe for everyone.
To everyone who finds a receptacle for their doggie bags instead of leaving them on the Boulevard
To all our faithful Facebook page members who offer advice about subcontractors, find lost dogs, pick up a piece of trash, keep an eye out for their neighbors’ property, and do the countless other things that make this such a wonderful neighborhood
We all know life is full of the unexpected, right? We never know when disaster may strike, and sadly, our technology isn’t immune. As much as we can rely on our computers, sometimes things just go wrong!
Sequoyah Branch Library News
Even though you read that crime is down nationally, it’s hard to ignore local news of home burglaries and thefts from cars. Making your castle safe starts with being sure that your doors and windows are locked when they should be, and if you have a security system remembering to set it at night and whenever you’re not at home.