Pittman Center, Tennessee
A Community Dedicated To Preserving Our Mountain Heritage
To create and perpetuate a quality living environment and to encourage quality development that supports that end. To encourage development that supports a tourist-oriented economic base that relates to and magnifies our unique relationship to and with the Great Smoky Mountains.
About Pittman Center, Tennessee
Just minutes away from downtown Gatlinburg nestled in the mountains of Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the quaint community of Pittman Center. Pittman Center provides a unique blend of history, culture and natural scenic beauty that captures the imagination. Proud of their mountain heritage, residents work hard to preserve the historic landscape and mountain culture that beckons visitors to come and stay awhile. Time seems to stand still as one ventures forth to rediscover the beauty of the natural surroundings and rich history that defines the Pittman Center experience.
While staying in Pittman Center there is much to do and see including fishing, hiking, swimming, golfing, bird watching, wildlife viewing, visiting the historic City Hall, and strolling across the covered bridge – a little something for everyone. The Greenbrier entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is within city limits and provides additional recreational opportunities for the entire family.
To read all Executive Orders from Governor Bill Lee go to sos.tn.gov and if you do not see after the page opens, then type in your site search bar: Executive Orders Governor Bill Lee
EXPLANATION OF TENNESSEE PLEDGE AND REOPENING ORDERS ON SEVIER COUNTY
As Sevier County and the cities of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Pittman Center begin the reopening process via Governor Lee’s Tennessee Pledge, there is some confusion on how that process will work and why there may be differences between some counties in Tennessee.
In late March, the county and cities consulted with legal advisors and state associations on the authority of local governments to implement COVID-19 regulations. It was the opinion of the county and cities that only the State of Tennessee had the power to close businesses and quarantine individuals during a pandemic. On Monday, the state Attorney General released an opinion that confirmed our position.
The Tennessee Pledge dictates the reopening procedures for the State of Tennessee and its ninety-five (95) counties. Governor Lee signed Executive Order 30 on April 28, laying the framework for the state’s reopening strategy. Within this order is the ability of the six counties that have their own locally run health departments and health officers to set directives separate from the Tennessee Pledge. These six counties are Davidson, Hamilton, Knox, Madison, Shelby, and Sullivan Counties. Sevier County does not manage the local health department; therefore, our reopening orders are set within the Tennessee Pledge and are consistent with eighty-nine (89) other counties across the state. Thus, Knox County may reopen types of businesses on a different schedule than Sevier County.
The governor’s most recent order, Executive Order 30, dictates many of the basic components of the Tennessee Pledge. It prohibits the opening of some businesses such as barbershops, hair salons, bars, live performance venues, bowling alleys, theatres, race tracks, amusement parks, senior centers, and others. Also, it provides further guidance on returning to work, social gatherings, places of worship, etc. Although this order, including closures, are currently slated to last until May 29, the Governor has stated future guidance may allow the opening of currently closed businesses prior to that date. For example, the Governor is expected to announce in the coming days guidance allowing the reopening of barbershops and salons. Currently, Executive Orders 29 and 30 allow the reopening of restaurants, retail establishments, and gyms with additional state health guidelines. You can view all executive orders here: https://sos.tn.gov/products/division-publications/executive-orders-governor-bill-lee. Also, you can find more information on the Tennessee Pledge by going to www.tn.gov/governor/covid-19/economic-recovery.
Given our tourism-based economy, the county and the cities, along with our tourism and economic development departments, will be issuing further best practice guidance to our local businesses and organizations. We ask all companies to follow this additional guidance to enhance the protection of our citizens and visitors.
Pittman Center Firewise now has a Facebook page:
PITTMAN CENTER PLAYGROUND AND PAVILION CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO CDC GUIDELINES
PUBLIC ACCESS TO CITY HALL and PAVILION/PARK:
Following Tennessee Governor Lee’s decision to not extend the stay at home executive order, the Town of Pittman Center is opening and providing limited access to City Hall. Please note the Pavilion and Park will remain closed until further notice.
- We ask that if possible you conduct business with City Hall either over the phone (865) 436-5499, by email email@example.com, or by mail: Town of Pittman Center, 2839 Webb Creek Rd., Sevierville, TN 37876.
- We ask that you please wear a mask when entering the building to help us keep our employees safe.
- Social distancing will be enforced.
- Only one individual from couple/group to enter building at one time in order to conduct business. Please await your turn outdoors if there is someone ahead of you being helped.
- There are no public restrooms at this time.
- If you are visibly sick you will be asked to leave.
As we work together to reduce the transmission of the COVID-19 virus and protect those we love, our local officials have reactivated the Mountain Tough website to share up-to-date information to assist Sevier County’s citizens, employees and businesses. Check out these resources at: www.MountainTough.org .
Town of Pittman Center Citizens,
The Town of Pittman Center has partnered with Hills Creek Baptist Church, Burnett Memorial United Methodist Church, and the Church at Pittman Center to provide services for those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you know of another community organization that would like to partner with us please reach out to us!
Who is it for?
If you, a resident of the Town of Pittman Center, are in a higher risk population (as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) for the COVID-19 virus and have no one that can assist you in obtaining essential items such as food, hygiene products, or medicine (if it is a medicine that can be picked up by another individual) during this pandemic.
If you, a resident of the Town of Pittman Center, have become unemployed or suffered a loss of income due to the COVID-19 virus and need assistance to obtain food and hygiene products during this pandemic.
How does it work?
- Call Pittman Center City Hall at (865) 436-5499 8am-4pm Monday-Friday or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- You will give us your name, address, contact information, general needs, and give us permission to share this information with our partnered Community Organizations.
- Town of Pittman Center Staff will provide this information to Community Organizations.
- A member of these Community Organizations will contact you and discuss how they can assist you in obtaining these products.
- Community Organizations will drop the products off at your residence (on your porch or in another way to avoid contact) and disinfect the products.
It’s that simple!
Please remember this program is only for those who are in a higher risk population as defined by the CDC for the COVID-19 virus and have no other way (family, friends, etc.) to obtain essentials or for those, of any population, who have suffered unemployment and loss of income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and can no longer provide essential items for themselves or their family.
Thank you for being a part of the Pittman Center community and coming together during this pandemic!
-The Town of Pittman Center Board of Mayor and Aldermen and Town Staff