New date for the crematorium workshop. And Walmart. And guns too.


Rescheduled Knoxville City Council Workshop, zoning ordinance regulations for crematories and zoning ordinance amendment to permit courtyard development in some residential districts

5:30 p.m., Thursday, February 28, 2013

Main Assembly Room, City-County Building

(back to your previously scheduled blogging)

Yesterday I posted that a workshop would be held this month on crematoriums and courtyards – with possible amendments to the city’s codes that would follow.

Yeah, that’s not gonna happen. An email from the city, moments after the first workshop’s reschedule date was announced:

Please disregard the notice you received earlier regarding a City Council Workshop to be held on January 31 at 5:30 pm.  The Metropolitan Planning Commission will have no one available to address the issue on the 31st; therefore, the meeting will be scheduled on a different date.

So stay tuned here for the reschedule of the cancelled workshop on crematoriums and courtyards in the city of Knoxville.

The discussion on crematoriums came up from the public outcry over the opening of one in Fountain City.

Lessee … what else from the Council meeting last night?

  • The city wants a legit bridge down to the Walmart/Publix shopping complex. And Marshall Stair is sticking to his guns on the $1.5 million issue. The horse appears to have left the barn on that one, though.
  • There were no Internets available over the wifi in the City County Building, so Tweetin’ the meetin’ was harder than usual. So was Pinteristing. (Kidding! Pinterest is for moms. Which is just fine. I tried it, but didn’t get hooked.)
  • Knoxville police will get bigger bullets, too.

In light of that, here’s some Skynyrd, man.

Speaking of guns, expect to see a report soon on some national conversations regarding gun violence. They’re already talking about some of that over here.


About Gerald

A journalist in Knoxville, TN. Work (mostly) inside and play (mostly) outside. I'm a part of the X or the Y generation. None of us claim the other.
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