Legal Notices

Here, the City publishes public notices related to the official business of the Bristol City Council, other Boards and Commissions, and any other notices as required by law. When required, specific legal public notices are also published in the Bristol Herald Courier.

Public Notice

Tenneva Appeal Hearing

The date for the appeal hearing has been set for February 6, 2024 at 10:00 AM at 104 8th Street in the Municipal Annex Building Conference room. There will be a business meeting to discuss process and elect officers. This will be on February 1st at 2:00 PM.

November 13, 2023

BTPD Enrolled in Federal 1033 Program

The Bristol Tennessee Police Department is currently enrolled in the Federal 1033 Program, which allows the transfer of excess Department of Defense property to law enforcement agencies across the United States and its territories. These items are procured at no cost to the City of Bristol Tennessee, except for any shipping or transportation costs. Certain types of this equipment is categorized as “controlled” property, which includes items such as small arms/personal weapons, demilitarized vehicles and aircraft, and night-vision equipment. Controlled property always remains the property of and is accountable to the Department of Defense. When a law enforcement agency no longer wants the property, it must be returned to the federal agency for proper disposition. Please be aware that this notice does not ensure the acquisition of items, as all property is on a first-come, first-served basis. The City of Bristol Tennessee welcomes input regarding the acquisition and use of controlled property. Please contact the BTPD at (423) 989-5600 for additional information.

The list of items being requested during FY 2024, includes: 

  • First Aid Kits
  • Rifle Optics
  • EOD Robot
  • Safety Glasses
  • UTV
  • Batteries
  • Night Vision
  • IR lasers
  • Vehicles

PUBLIC NOTICE

A number of firearms currently in the custody of the Bristol Tennessee Police Department will be available for purchase through the GovDeals.com website, beginning on Dec. 1.

All firearms included in the auction have been abandoned/unclaimed for a period of time or have been relinquished to the BTPD. Winning bidders must schedule an appointment for pickup and present a Federal Firearms License (FFL) and identification to claim their purchase. No firearms will be shipped.

Several different auctions will be posted. Some will include a single firearm, while others may contain several guns. Those interested in bidding should register at www.govdeals.com and review the guidelines and payment options available prior to bidding.

NOTICE

BRISTOL, TN CITY COUNCIL MEETING 

NOTICE OF MEETING CHANGE OF THE BRISTOL TENNESSEE CITY COUNCIL The Bristol Tennessee City Council has rescheduled their regular February work session to Thursday, February 29, 2024, at 5:00 p.m., in the Expedition Room of The Summitt, 1227 Volunteer Parkway, Bristol, Tennessee.

BRISTOL, TN CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION CANCELLED The Bristol, TN City Council regular work session scheduled for Tuesday, December 19, 2023 has been cancelled.

The Bristol, TN City Council will have their regular business meeting on December 5, 2023 at 7:00 P.M. at the Slater Community Center. 

The Bristol, TN City Council will have their regular business meeting on November 7, 2023 at 7:00 P.M. at the Slater Community Center. 

The Bristol, TN City Council will have their regular business meeting on October 3, 2023 at 7:00 P.M. at the Slater Community Center.

 Opportunities for Public Comment During City Council Meetings 

There are several opportunities for public comment during City Council’s Meetings. During the Appearance of Citizens portion of the Agenda, the public may address City Council on any matter that is not on the agenda for formal consideration, or is on the Consent Agenda. A sign-up sheet is provided at the entrance to the Slater Center Auditorium, and those wishing to speak during the Appearance of Citizens are asked to sign up.

City Council holds Public Hearings on certain Agenda Items. Any member of the public may address Council during a Public Hearing on the Agenda item to which the Public Hearing pertains. Anyone wishing to address City Council during a Public Hearing should approach the lectern when the public hearing is opened by the Mayor, or indicate their desire to speak by raising their hand or responding affirmatively. 

During City Council’s consideration of individual ordinances and resolutions that do not have a public hearing associated with them, the Mayor will ask the audience if any member wishes to address City Council on that item. Those wishing to speak should approach the lectern at that time, or indicate their desire to speak by raising their hand or responding affirmatively.

NOTICE 

BRISTOL, TN CITY COUNCIL CALLED WORK SESSION 

BRISTOL, TN CITY COUNCIL CALLED MEETING

INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT BOARD CALLED MEETING
The IDB will hold a called meeting on Wednesday December 20, 2023 at noon in the City Hall Annex conference room.

Tennessee Stopping Addiction and Fostering Excellence Act

PURSUANT TO TENNESSEE CODE ANNOTATED, § 33-2-405, IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A PERSON, PARTNERSHIP, ASSOCIATION, OR CORPORATION TO OWN OR OPERATE A SERVICE OR FACILITY THAT PROVIDES ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION AND/OR TREATMENT WITHIN THE MEANING OF TITLE 33 OF THE TENNESSEE CODE ANNOTATED WITHOUT HAVING OBTAINED A LICENSE. A VIOLATION OF THIS REQUIREMENT IS A CLASS B MISDEMEANOR. EACH DAY OF OPERATION WITHOUT A LICENSE CONSTITUTES A SEPARATE OFFENSE. REPORT ANY SUSPECTED UNLICENSED ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION AND/OR TREATMENT SERVICES TO THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES' OFFICE OF LICENSURE BY DIALING (865) 594-6551.