City Services and Information

TUSCULUM MEETINGS:

BOARD OF MAYOR AND COMMISSIONERS
The BMC meets monthly on the 4th Monday at 7 pm in the City Hall.  The next scheduled meeting is on November 27, 2017.

MAYOR:  Alan Corley
         tusculummayor@comcast.net
VICE MAYOR:  Barbara Britton
COMISSIONER:  Mike Burns

TUSCULUM PLANNING COMMISSION/ BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS
The Tusculum Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals meets monthly (As required)on the 2d Tuesday at 6 pm in the City Hall.  The next meeting is scheduled for December 12, 2017.
     
CHAIRMAN:  Robert Bird
VICE-CHAIRMAN: Mike Burns
SECRETARY:  Teresa McCrary
MEMBERS:  Alan Corley
                     Dale Landers
                      


Interior of the Tusculum City Park Pavillion.
TUSCULUM CITY PARK

The Tusculum City Park is open to the public year around.  However, toilet facilities are only available from April through October. The Park is located on West Street directly behind Doak Elementary School. The Park provides a walking track, playgrounds, horseshoe pits, and one pavillion.  The pavillion has 13 picnic tables, 2 serving tables, 2 sitting benches, elecricity and 1 small grill and is available for reservation at $8 per hour for special events by calling (423) 638-6211 between 9 am and 1 pm M-F or emailing to tusculumcity@comcast.net (See application below).  In addition, the Tusculum Linear Trail begins at the Park.
The Public Works Department provides services to include maintenance of all City roads, weekly pickup of residential trash, and the pickup of  small amounts of yard waste, and limited recycle.

RESIDENTIAL TRASH PICKUP:
Tusculum will pick up residential trash weekly on Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Trash must be placed in heavy plastic bags and set by the curb no later than 7:30 am on pickup days.

CLIPPINGS, CUTTINGS, AND LEAF PICKUP:
Tusculum will  pick up small/fine hedge clippings, flower cuttings and leaves which are placed in plastic bags; weight should not exceed 35 lbs.  Limbs must be tied up in bundles no longer than 6 ft and weighing no more than 35 lbs.See below for specific information on pickup times. Please call Tusculum CIty Hall at 638-6211 to let us know if you have items above for pickup.

APPLIANCE/FURNITURE PICKUP:
When purchasing new appliance/furniture, please require that the supplier remove the old appliance/furniture as part of the transaction.  Old carpeting, rugs and building materials will not be picked up.

RECYCLE:
Recycle cans, plastic and newspaper/ magazines  are picked up every 2d and 4th Mondays of the month.  Cans and plastic should be empty and rinsed and placed in a recycle bin at the curb.   Note:  Greene County has placed cardboard, plastic and newspaper/magazine recycle dumpsters at the Tusculum City Hall for 24 hours access.

BRUSH/LIMB PICKUP:
 In the spring,Tusculum will remove small limbs no longer than 6 feet (times to be announced).  Limbs must be tied into bundles weighing no more than 35 lbs.  Tusculum will also pick up small/fine hedge clippings, flower cuttings and leaves which are placed in plastic bags.  Bundles should be placed at the curb and the City called at 638-6211 for pickup. Brush/limbs will not be picked up during the time leaf pickup is occuring.

NOTE: Removal of heavy trimmed limbs from trees and cut or fallen trees is the responsibility of the resident/owner. If you use a professional tree trimmer to trim or cut your trees, it is the responsibility of the homeowner to dispose of the tree/limbs.

LEAF PICKUP
Residents are encouraged to use their lawn mowers to chop up leaves or pile  leaves for future use as a mulch product.  Leaf pickup for the City of Tusculum occurs during the months of November and December. If you would like your leaves removed, you should rake your leaves to the edge of the street for pickup with a leaf vacuum. The leaves must be free of limbs, sticks, rocks, walnuts, etc.  If not, the leaves will not be removed.  Do not bag leaves during this time.  
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2017 Schedule for Leaf pickup will begin November 1, 2017.
The Tusculum City Court and Tusculum Police Department missions are to provide responsive, professional, and caring law enforcement services to all people in the City of Tusculum.

The Tusculum Police Department now has its own phone line: (423) 588-5546

To access the Tusculum Police website, simply click on the image above.

For Online Payment of a traffic ticket, click on the image below or go to tusculumpay.com :

The Tusculum Police Department in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration is providing a pharmaceutical disposal box at the Tusculum City Hall at 145 Alexander Street in Tusculum.  Participants may dispose of medication in its original container or by removing it from the container and disposing it directly into the disposal box.  For more information, call (423) 638-6211.

We now have a DEA Drug Drop Box for you to safely dispose of old prescription drugs.  It is located in the City Hall.
Map above is the Tusculum Major Street Plan approved by the Tusculum Planning Comission on June 14, 2016.

BUILDING PERMITS:

  "No construction, alteration, repair, removal, relocation or demolition of a building or structure shall occur within the corporate limits of the city of Tusculum until a permit has been issued by the City." ( City of Tusculum Municipal Code) If you require a building permit, please contact: Tusculum Building Inspector Jim Riley at 235-6200.