PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE - A public hearing to discuss the condemnation and demolition of a structure located at 917 Washington Avenue (Owner of Record - George Yearwood) within the corporate limits of the City of Etowah will be held on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the Commission Chamber at Etowah City Hall, 723 Ohio Avenue. At this hearing, the Etowah Building Inspector will present findings that led to the condemnation and order of demolition issued against the property. The owner or his representatives will have the right to present evidence against the findings of the City of Etowah and has the right to appeal any determinations made by the Building Inspector.
PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE - A public meeting to discuss the City of Etowah's application for a grant from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development will be held on Monday, August 22, 2016, beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Etowah Community Center, 155 Robinson Street. The grant is for facade improvements to buildings located within the Heritage Commercial District.
The Etowah Public Works Department announces delays in curbside brush/junk collection: The equipment normally used to collect brush and junk has developed a mechanical failure, but is in the process of being repaired and should be operational soon. In the interim, our crew is utilizing other equipment to perform this service. This issue has caused us to become significantly behind in our normal collection schedule, but be assured that we are working to remedy the situation. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this process. (7/27/2016)
In response to a dog bite incident that occurred in the City of Etowah on March 9, 2016 involving an animal defined by City Ordinance as a "pit bull," the City Administration will be implementing a more stringent dog registration policy. As a reminder: all dogs being kept within the city limits of Etowah must be registered at City Hall. From this point forward, all dogs which are not assigned a specific breed by the veterinarian at the time of the rabies vaccination must be brought to City Hall to be photographed at the time of registration. As a further reminder, all dogs that are of the breeds known as pit bulls, or mixed breed pit bulls, or present the appearance and characteristics of dogs classified as pit bulls and the like, are banned in the City of Etowah by Ordinance #732, passed on October 22, 2012.
In January 2015 the Etowah City Commission voted to approve Ordinance 765, thus creating the Etowah Design Review Commission. This new Commission is tasked to enforce a set of criteria called the Design Guidelines of the Heritage District of Historic Etowah. These Guidelines regulate All construction and improvements related to the exterior surfaces of buildings located within the Heritage District as described in the Guidelines. Click this link to download the Design Guidelines. CLICK HERE
An application for a Certificate of Design Compliance must be submitted before any Building Permits are issued, and any construction, renovation or demolition work may be performed to buildings in the Heritage District (Roughly the Downtown area - consult the map in the Guidelines). The application can be found after page 22 of the Guidelines, or, you may contact the Department of Community Development at: firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a copy by email.