Town Operations Altered For Safety

Editor's note: The COVID-19 pandemic is a constantly changing situation. This article reflects our initial closures, many of which are still in place. For the latest updates, please return to "News & Announcements" and read the article on our Reopening Plan.

     All Greeneville Parks & Recreation facilities, including Hardin Park, are closed effective April 1 in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the “Coronavirus.”

     The closings follow back-to-back press conferences in which two-week stay-at-home orders were announced by Gov. Bill Lee and then jointly by Greene County Mayor Kevin Morrison and Greeneville Mayor W.T. Daniels. Those orders have been extended to April 30.

     Essential services in the Town of Greeneville’s Police, Fire, Public Works, and Finance departments are continuing with extra measures in compliance with CDC guidelines.

     According to Butch Patterson, Parks & Recreation Director, closings in his department include: parks, playgrounds, courts, fields, pavilions, restrooms, and EastView Recreation Center.

     The Parks & Recreation office will remain open but will only take phone calls at 423-638-3144, emails and faxes to communicate with citizens at this time, Patterson said.

     He can be reached via email at

     Baseball and softball registration has been suspended, and the start of spring youth volleyball is being delayed. The popular Spring Fling Easter Egg Hunt has been cancelled.

     The Parks & Recreation Maintenance Staff continues to maintain facilities, which includes mowing, Patterson said.

     “We’re trying to get everything ready for when, hopefully, we can open everything back up,” he said.

     The Town’s only other significant change effective April 1 is the decision to not issue any burn permits. Fire Chief Alan Shipley recommends that no one burn items on their property during the stay at home order. 


     Greeneville Police and Fire departments are continuing to serve the public and can be reached at 423-639-7111 and 423-638-4243, respectively. For true emergencies, please call 911.

     Greeneville Public Works continues to collect garbage, but the business office and back lot are closed to the public. For more information, please call 423-638-6152 and select extensions 1 or 4 through 8, depending on the service needed. 


     Services are continuing at Town Hall, but citizens are asked to call 423-639-7105, option 3, before entering the building.

     Property taxes may be paid online at Garbage service invoices, landfill invoices, and other payments may be made by phone, mail, or in the drop box located outside the entrance to Town Hall.

     Susong can be reached via email at

     To make an appointment with the Building/Planning Department in Town Hall, please call 423-787-6182. All Building Code regulations and related inspections still apply as usual during this time.

     Chief Building Official Bert Seay can be reached via email at 


     The Roby Fitzgerald Adult Center continues to provide meal service for citizens over age 60. Pickup time is being limited to the hours of 8 to 10 a.m. For more information, call the Roby Center at 423-639-3128.

     The Town of Greeneville offers a variety of online services at its website,, and frequent updates on its social media sites: and @GreenevilleTown on