Friday, April 15, 2011

April 19th Update

University of Tennessee Master Plan

The University of Tennessee at Knoxville announced on Friday, April 15th that they will hold a public meeting about the campus Master Plan. The public meeting will be for the community to review the draft master plan for the Knoxville and agricultural campuses. The meeting is set for 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at the UT Visitors’ Center. The UT Visitors’ Center is located at 2712 Neyland Drive, Knoxville, Tenn., 37996. Parking is available at the center.

This community meeting is part of a series of meetings to get feedback on the draft plan. Once finalized, it will be a guide that helps the university pursue its overall goals and make decisions on land usage, placement of buildings and investments in infrastructure.

This new (2011) draft plan is an update to a previous version created in 1994 and updated in 2001.

A key element to moving UT Knoxville from a Top 50 public research university to the ranks of the Top 25 involves having the resources to improve and supplement campus facilities in order to support first-rate academic and research programs, along with student housing and services.

For more information about the master plan, visit or click here.

KUB Update

In a letter dated April 14, 2011 KUB announced that, "As part of ongoing efforts to provide improved utility services to our customers, KUB will soon begin a project to replace commercial/industrial electric meters throughout portions of the University of Tennessee campus and Fort Sanders neighborhood with advanced metering infrastructure that will allow for automated meter reading. KUB will also be placing communication devices on existing natural gas and water meters in the area at the same time".

This project is scheduled to being in the next two (2) weeks. KUB representatives will be contacting impacted companies at least three (3) days in advance of work on their property to coordinate meter exchange. There will be no extra charge on your bill as a result of the meter exchange and it will enhance KUB's meter reading efficiencies, reduce access issues, and help keep rates as low as possible.

If you have any questions regarding this process, feel free to contact a Customer Service Representative at 865.524.2911.

Thanks for your continued interest in all things connected to Cumberland Avenue, I hope to see many of you at the Master Plan Public meeting on Thursday. Have a great week.

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