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Addresses - Physical

If you do not have a home physical address, contact:
Union County Property Assessor
901 Main Street, Ste 106
Maynardville, TN 37807

Airport - Closest to Sunset Bay

The nearest airport is McGhee Tyson in Knoxville, TN.
Claiborne County has a local airport in Tazewell.

American Red Cross Services in Union County

Union County Red Cross volunteers provide:
  • 9 Disaster Action Teams (DAT). Each team is on call 24/7 for a month and is paged by 911 Dispatch for any fire, flood, etc. DAT teams have been able to provide immediate food, new clothing, new prescription glasses/medications as well as other services.
  • Volunteers trained to open and manage a shelter, provide mass care and family service to victims of any community-wide disaster.
Networking with other Union County groups and agencies 
Union County Red Cross needs people to train in disaster preparedness so that the response to disaster in this county won’t become another disaster. We need churches and their congregations to volunteer to provide disaster shelters.  We need YOU! CONTACT:

Association Annual Assessment - Penalties, Interest and Liens

Sunset Bay Association Assessment
2024 - $463 for vacant lots and completed homes.
2023 - $463 (5% increase) for vacant lots and completed homes. Voted on by board at special board meeting September 10, 2022.
2022, 2021 - $441 (5% increase) for vacant lots and completed homes.
2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 - $420 for vacant lots and completed homes.
2009 - No changes to annual assessments.  However, the BOD voted to eliminate the discount for completed homes beginning in January of 2010.
2008 - Sunset Bay Homeowners Association Annual Assessment - $315 for completed house; $420 for vacant lots. The BOD voted at its December 17 meeting NOT to raise dues for 2008.
2007 - Sunset Bay Homeowners Association Annual Assessment - $315 for completed house; $420 for vacant lots; Special Assessment $50 (One-time Special Assessment voted on and passed by a majority of the votes cast at the Association Meeting in October 2006).
The following steps, at a minimum, will be taken when a lot owner's annual assessment becomes 30 days delinquent:
Privileges to use the clubhouse, pool, tennis court and boat launch will be suspended.
  • Voting rights will be suspended.
  • A late charge of 15% of the unpaid annual assessment will be accrued on all assessments that are 30 days past due.  In addition, a 10% finance charge will accrue until the annual assessment is paid. 
  • A lien for the delinquent dues, penalty, and interest WILL be filed after the 30-day delinquency period.

Book Station

Sharps Chapel Book Station, 412 Oak Grove Rd (in the old Oak Grove School building near the Convenience Center/dump), Sharps Chapel TN, 37866. Book Stations hours are Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9 a.m. -2 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. when school is in session. Closed Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. MWF hours will change when school is out of session for the summer to 1 – 6pm. Library card holders may check out and return books from both Sharps Chapel Book Station and the Maynardville Library. Free Wi-Fi is offered during library hours and computers are available, or you can bring your own. For more information see their Facebook page or call the Maynardville Public Library 865-992-7106.

May 26, 2007, the Sharps Chapel Book Station opened and was located next to the Sharps Chapel Senior/Community Center on Sharps Chapel Road. As of October 31, 2010, there were 319 registered borrowers. The term “book station” is sometimes misunderstood. It cannot be called a ‘library” because it does not meet the standards set by the State for a library.  It does have books and they may be checked out. The book station does not swap or sell books. Sherry Medina is the attendant and has been since the facility first opened. The books on the shelves come from donations. The book station can always use newer fiction and any children’s books. Since space is limited, only one copy of a title is kept. Duplicates are traded at McKay’s for other titles that can be used. Up to 10 books or videos at a time may be checked out for 3 weeks and may be renewed for 3 more weeks. There is a charge of 5 cents per day for each overdue book up to a maximum of 1 dollar per book. Overdue charges on videos are 25 cents per day with no limit on maximum amount. Internet access was available to the public on the book station computer.
March 10, 2018 - Grand Opening of the New Sharps Chapel Book Station, 412 Oak Grove Rd, Sharps Chapel TN, 37866. 

Building Permits

Building Permits are obtained from the 
Union County Tax Assessor
901 Main Street #106
Maynardville, TN 37807
Phone: 865-992-3211

Burn Permits/Fire Safety (updated on 5/25/2024)

The Board would like to remind everyone that Burn Permits are required from October 15 - May 15 of each year for any open-air fires, and to be extra cautious when burning.  With all of our grassy fields, just a little wind can pick up embers and start another fire elsewhere. 
It is the Home/Lot owner’s responsibility to take extra precautions with or without a burn permit - if conditions are dry or windy avoid burning or using your firepit. If you see a fire unattended or out of control CALL 911 - provide dispatch with the location of where the fire is burning within Sunset Bay.
  • Controlled burns, check with local authorities to make sure there are no local restrictions on burning currently in place, especially in cities and towns that have their own burning permit system.
  • NOTICE:  Construction Burn Ban has been implemented May 16, 2024 in Sunset Bay.
  • Statewide burn permits are required from the Tennessee Division of Forestry between October 15 to May 15 and then local restrictions supersede after that date.
  • Notify your local fire department and neighbors to let them know your plans to burn.
  • Do not burn on windy days with or without a burn permit.
  • Always monitor and attend fires.
  • Keep children and animals away from controlled burns.
  • Stay abreast of changing weather conditions - if the wind picks up smother the fire.
  • Do not use accelerants (gasoline, lighter fluid, or kerosene) on fires.
  • Flames, during controlled burns or firepits - if flames become larger than 2 feet, take measures to lower the flame. Do not add additional fuel (wood or debris) to the fire.
  • Do not burn material that is harmful to the environment such as plastics.
  • Fire breaks and clearing surrounding area - establish wide control lines down to bare mineral soil at least five feet wide around burn piles.
  • Keep fire containment equipment on hand during the fire (e.g. rake, shovel, water, and fire extinguisher).
  • After controlled burns or fires in pits cinders/coals will remain hot and capable of reigniting. Stay with the fire until it is completely out.
Burn Permits are free of charge and may be obtained by calling the Tennessee Division of Forestry, Union County office, at 865-278-3348 or visiting
If you are unable to contact the Tennessee Division of Forestry, call the Sharps Chapel Volunteer Fire Department at 865-278-3231. Burn Permits are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except on holidays. Burn Permits may be obtained in advance for weekends and holidays.
  • You may apply online for a Burn Permit at:    
  • Go to Fire Weather Forecasting to check the current weather conditions.
  • Grills do not need a Burn Permit; however, it is requested that you remain near them and have water readily available.
To report illegal burning, call 1-888-891-8332.  Improper burning can lead to jail time and/or a fine.  You are responsible for your fire.    

Car Registration, Passport Applications & Driver's License

Current registration and title are required to get your Tennessee registration. They can be obtained at:
Union County County Clerk's Office
825 Main Street
Maynardville, TN 37807
Phone: 865-992-8043
See for more information.
A Tennessee driver's license can be obtained at the Union County Court Clerk's Office located at:
825 Main Street
Maynardville, TN 37807
Phone: 865-992-8043
See for more information.


For local charity information, see and select Charitable Donations.


681 Sharps Chapel Road
Sharps Chapel, TN 37866
Phone: 865-279-1279
Mailing address: PO Box 35, Sharps Chapel, TN 37866
Sunday worship is at 10:30 a.m. and is approximately one hour in length. Holy Communion is celebrated in all worship services. Meet and greet coffee fellowship follows the services. Neighborhood Bible Study is Tuesdays 10-11:30 a.m.  The church is served by the Rev. Paul Kritsch, Pastor.
Members: Paul & Dorothy Kritsch
Christ the King Catholic Church
816 Blue Top Road
Tazewell, TN 37879
Phone: 423-562-0312 
Turn right on Blue Top Road (across from McDonalds); turn left at stop sign; Church is approx. 500 feet on the right. 
Mass is at 12:00 noon on Sunday but is worth the wait!
Christ United Methodist Church
7535 Maynardville Highway
Knoxville, TN 37938
Phone: 865-922-1412
This church is 45 minutes from Sunset Bay.  Although large, the congregation is friendly and nice.
Regular Worship Schedule:
Early Service                              8:45 a.m. 
Sunday School for all ages         10:00 a.m.
Traditional Worship                    11:00 a.m.
Crosswalk Contemporary           11:00 a.m. 
"If It's Two -- It's Blue!" - Bluegrass in worship at the 8:45 a.m. service each 2nd Sunday of the month.
Members: Gary & Terry Reinitz
Clear Springs Baptist Church 
8518 Thompson School Road 
Corryton, TN 37721 
Phone: 865-688-7674
Fountain City United Methodist Church
212 Hotel Road (just off Broadway, near the duck pond in Fountain City) 
Knoxville, TN 37918
Phone: 865-689-5175
If you are interested in a big city church with a small church feel, try Fountain City United Methodist Church. Travel time to FCUMC is about 45 minutes. There is an early service on Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m., later church at 11:00 a.m., and Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. The dynamics of the pastors offer a wonderful experience on Sunday morning, as well as the music program which is very inspirational.
Irwin’s Chapel United Methodist Church
358 Old Valley Road
Sharps Chapel, TN 37866
Phone: 865-278-1009
Pastor: Kathy Chesney
Lay Minister: Tom Harness
Worship: Sunday 9:45 a.m.
Women's Bible: Tuesday 10 a.m.
From Sunset Bay take Big Valley Rd to Old Valley (next to Sunset Bay Realty) turn right, take the left fork in the road and the church is on the left about a quarter mile down the road. 
Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. And leave the rest to God.
Members: Sue Shick, Jeff & Ellen Ashwood, Ken & Sally McFetridge
New Tazewell United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 36
965 Old Knoxville Road
New Tazewell, TN 37824
Phone: 423-419-5028
Dr. Laurence Hester, Pastor
Members: Jen Rugg, David McIntosh
St. Teresa of Kolkata Parish (formerly Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Mission)
3445 Maynardville Hwy (Highway 33), across from Food City and sits way back off road.
Maynardville, TN 37807
Phone: 865-992-7222
Sunday Mass in English is at 9 a.m., and the Wednesday bilingual service (followed by faith formation) is at 6:30 p.m. For the daily Mass Schedule or other information on the Blessed Teresa community, mail P.O. Box 1076, Maynardville, TN 37807 or call 865-992-7222.
Members: Bill & MayPo Kramer, Bob & Rena Scott, Pat & Penny Westrick, Rich & Emily Lemming

Covenants & Restrictions

We strongly encourage you, our fellow property owners, to read the Governing Documents of Sunset Bay such as the Covenants and Restrictions last updated 10/2022 and the Architectural Guidelines (10/2022) that we agreed to when we purchased our lots. 


The only option is:
Powell Valley Electric Cooperative
420 Straight Creek Rd.
New Tazewell, TN 37825
Phone: 423-626-5204
A few homeowners have experienced water getting into their circuit breaker panel when the electric meter is installed at a lower level than the feed coming from the box at the road. If the electric box is placed on the outside wall and installed high enough, it seems to correct the problem.

Farmers Markets

The Union County Farmers Market provides a seasonal marketplace featuring vegetables, fruits, herbs, meat, eggs, nursery plants, hand-made crafts and more.
A Union County Farmers Market is typically open May to October on Saturday mornings 10 a.m. -1 p.m. at the Farmers Market Pavilion in Heritage Park (115 Durham Drive, Maynardville) next to Union County High School, where the community meets. Get to know producers and buy local produce, meats, baked goods, honey, and handcrafted items! Make the market a regular part of your weekly shopping. Close by Wilson Park has a large playground for the kids, a walking trail and picnic tables for you to enjoy the day. Visit this Facebook page for information on weekly special events.
Other Farmers Markets:
  • North side of Tazewell on 25E 7 am - ?, Weekends May - Thanksgiving
  • Harrogate - parking lot between FSG Bank & Hardees on 25E 7 am - 5 pm, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, May - Thanksgiving
Both have fresh vegetables, fruits, plants, etc. The Tazewell market is more of a 'flea market' with some items that a farmer would grow.   :-}

Fire Department

Sharps Chapel Volunteer Fire Department (SCVFD)
1520 Sharps Chapel Rd (Physical Address)
P.O. Box 83 (Mailing Address)
Sharps Chapel, TN 37866
Emergency Phone:911
Non-Emergency Phone: 865-278-3231
Sharps Chapel Volunteer Fire Department is within 5 miles of the entrance to Sunset Bay. Many insurance companies give discounts to homeowners who are close to a fire department. Make sure that you let your company know our proximity to SCVFD so that you can benefit from these discounts.
Chris Upton – Chief 
H: 865-278-3606 
P: 865-748-3662 
Kevin Brantley – Assistant Chief 
H: 865-278-3558 
C: 865-924-7909 

Tennessee Fire Prevention -

Fishing & Hunting in Tennessee

Resident Fishing Licenses can be purchased via the On The Go APP, GoOutDoorsTennessee, at a TWRA Licensed Agent or at a Regional Office,   Most licenses, except the Lifetime Sportsman License and specialty licenses, such as Wheelchair, Disabled Veteran, SSI (Supplemental Security Income) and Blind Fishing licenses, are available from most sporting goods stores, hardware stores, marinas, county clerks, the On The Go APP, GoOutDoorsTennessee, at a TWRA Licensed Agent or at a Regional Office
Fishing licenses are valid from the date of purchase until 365 days after purchase for most license types.  NOTE: Giving false information to obtain a license is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine and/or loss of license. Licenses are not transferable.
Senior Citizen Hunt/Fish/Trap Licenses are available to residents ages 65 and over.  Check out these very affordable Permanent Senior Citizen licenses.

Garbage Dump/Trash

Updated 4/7/2023
Household Waste:  The nearest place to deposit garbage is the Sharps Chapel Convenience Center (dump), 410 Brantley Rd., Sharps Chapel. This is located on the road past the Sharps Chapel Post Office.  The dump is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Saturday 8 a.m. - 12 noon.
Dumpster Use: Builder's dumpsters are NOT for the use of our residents or their guests.  This behavior will not be tolerated and any offending party will be fined and required to remove their trash from the dumpster. The small trash dumpster in the pool parking lot at the top of the walkway to the pool/marina is meant only for disposal of trash accumulated during our members' daily use of their boats and the pool.  In addition, clubhouse trash is also placed in this dumpster for weekly pickup.  Owners/guests should never use this dumpster for disposal of their household trash. Violators will be fined and required to remove their trash from the dumpster.
Waste Away Sanitation:  If interested in this service, please contact them directly at 423-869-9937 to determine if you live on a street within their service area.  
Trash Pick Up is a Personal Responsibility
We all need to watch for violators and suspicious vehicles when they enter communities especially ones with a truck bed full of "stuff." If you see anyone dumping or littering, write down their license plate immediately and call law enforcement.
When you see suspicious activity, you can help law enforcement by getting as much information as possible about the subject; whether you see someone throwing litter from their motor vehicle or dumping, it is all illegal activity. 
Write down license plate and tag number. 
Write down a good description of the vehicle (model, make, year, color). 
Write down the location of offense and the time and date offense occurred. 
Contact Union County Dispatch at 865-992-4062.
If you see litter on a State Road, fill out the TDOT Maintenance Request Form (found at 


For you golf enthusiasts, don't despair! While it may take some time to get there, there are a number of golf courses in the area and quite a few Sunset Bay residents that golf as well. You needn't worry about finding other residents here with whom to play and carpool.  
The closest course is Woodlake Golf Club in Tazewell, TN (423-626-6010). This is the course Sunset Bay residents play most frequently and is about 30 to 40 minutes from Sunset Bay. Woodlake has a driving range, putting green and a chip shot and bunker practice area. It sports a 25 room hotel, condos for rent, a small swimming pool, a steakhouse type of restaurant, and a grille open daily for burgers, hoagies, hot dogs and sandwiches. 
Other courses further away include Clinchview Golf Course in Bean Station, TN  (865-993-2892) and Willow Creek Golf Club in Knoxville (865-675-0100) to name just a few. These two are just over an hours drive from Sunset Bay.


The closest hospital to Sunset Bay is:

Claiborne Medical Center
1850 Old Knoxville Road
Tazewell, TN 37879

If you have a serious medical condition, you should consider heading to Knoxville!
Tennova Healthcare has various locations around the region. For example:
7565 Dannaher Way 
Powell, TN 37849 
10820 Parkside Drive
Knoxville, TN 37922
University of Tennessee Medical Center
1924 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, TN 37920-6969 
Fort Saunders Regional Medical Center
1901 Clinch Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37916
9352 Park West Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37923

Household Hazardous Waste

Any Tennessee resident can participate in the Mobile Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Service.  To learn more, please see TN Department of Environment and Conservation Household Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule

Key Fobs & Cards

Key Fobs / Key  Cards are available to property owners only.  Up to 4 key fobs per lot owner are available through the office.  The key fobs will gain you access to the clubhouse (after hours), the lower level women's restroom, the lower level gym and the marina parking lot gate.  The cost is $20 per key fob or key card.

Lake Cleanups

Norris Lake Cleanups
The Norris Lake Project ( schedules lake cleanups.  Please consider participating.

Lawn & Dock Care

Please see the attached document for best practices for caring for lawns and docks to mitigate a negative impact on the lake.   


Library - Sunset Bay Clubhouse
There is a growing library of donated books at the clubhouse for the use of the residents. Books are downstairs in bookcase in the conference room.  There are hundreds of books. Authors include: Robert James Waller, Danielle Steele, Nora Roberts, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, James Patterson, John Grisham, Patricia Cornwell, and many more. There are also some biographies and non-fiction works. 
Please feel free to come in and take the book of your choosing, but please return it in the box on the bottom shelf for refilling before taking another. If you have any books to contribute, please bring them to the clubhouse and place in the return box. Volunteer Librarians stamp new books with a Sunset Bay stamp and file. Periodically, duplicates or older books will be donated to the Sharps Chapel Book Station, Maynardville Public Library, etc. 
Sharps Chapel Book Station
412 Oak Grove Rd (in the old Oak Grove School building near the Convenience Center/dump), Sharps Chapel, TN 37866.
Sharps Chapel Book Station Hours
Monday Wednesday & Friday  9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday CLOSED
Saturday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sunday  CLOSED
Maynardville Public Library
296 Main Street
Maynardville, TN 37807
Phone: 865-992-7106
Fax: 865-992-0202
Maynardville Library Hours
Monday         9:00 - 6:00
Tuesday        CLOSED
Wednesday    9:00 - 6:00
Thursday       9:00 - 6:00
Friday           9:00 - 6:00
Saturday       9:00 -1:00
Sunday         CLOSED
Sunset Bay is in Union County and Knoxville is in Knox County. If you are not a Knox County resident or property owner (Sharps Chapel is in Union County), you and your household members may obtain a Knox County Library card for an annual fee of $40. See Knox County Library Hours & Locations.
Knox County Library branches periodically have used books sales.  Contact the library for details.

Mail Delivery

Residents have a choice of getting mail delivered to their home mailbox or using a post office box at:
111 Dr. Davis Road
Sharps Chapel, TN 37866
(865) 278-3333 
Mailbox Standards via USPS
For Federal Express locations, see
Fed Ex packages may be dropped off at the local Walgreens, 2710 Maynardville Hwy, Maynardville, TN 37807, 800-463-3339 or 865-992-8581.
For UPS locations, see
UPS packages may be dropped off at:
  • Advance Auto Parts Store 6614, 3449 Maynardville Hwy, Maynardville, TN 37807, 865-992-3173
  • American Business Equipment, 1800 Maynardville Hwy, Maynardville, TN 37807,865-992-7741


A notary is a lawyer or person with legal training who is licensed by the government to perform acts in legal affairs, in particular witnessing signatures on documents.  In Union County, Tennessee, to become a new notary or to renew a notary, go to the Union County Clerk's Office in Maynardville, TN, complete the forms and pay the fee.   Most local banks have several notaries.  Our Office Administrator is a licensed notary.

Post Office

Sharps Chapel Post Office: 865-278-3333
The Sharps Chapel Post Office hours are as follows:
Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Saturday 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Closed

Propane Gas

These propane retailers service our area and are members of the Tennessee Propane Gas Association:
  • Bi-County Propane - 423-626-1123
  • Empiregas - 423-626-5491
  • Ferrellgas (Maynardville) - 423-377-0064
  • Heritage Propane Company - 423-626-4882

Property Taxes

Union County Trustee (tax collector) - Gina B. Gilbert
901 Main Street, Suite 102
Maynardville, TN 37807-3557
Phone: 865-992-5943
Fax: 865-992-8137 
Be sure that this office has your current mailing address. Taxes are due and payable the first of October and must be paid by the end of February the following year to avoid interest. 


Links revised & updated 10/19/2023
Recycling: Many items are commonly recycled in Tennessee. See  Scroll down to "Know Your Facility" and click on the Earth 911 link.  Enter the search terms and your zip code. Knoxville Recycling Centers
There are numerous Convenience Centers nearby.  See convenience centers near me
As of July 2023, the Wolfe Road Convenience Center in Union County recycles the following items:  Cardboard, Aluminums, Oil Filters, Antifreeze, Tires, Batteries, Appliances, and Mixed Metals.    
Visit the Keep Union County Beautiful Facebook page for Events in Union County.  See
You can recycle plastic shopping bags at most grocery stores. 
At Kroger, you can recycle additional plastics. 
Kroger has partnered with TerraCycle to recycle plastic packaging used for their store brands.  
If you need to recycle electronic equipment, please visit this website Scott Recycling.


Union County Superintendent of Roads  
County Government Office
Address: 707 TN-61, Maynardville, TN 37807
Phone: 865-992-5286


The community provides roving security guard service.
Guard on duty & on call: 865-585-1892 (good during the hours worked) 
Hours are 6 p.m. - 4 a.m. 
Cody Carter, owner Union Security & Dave Whaley
(Please contact Security if you are leaving your home for an extended period of time.)
The clubhouse has a security card entry system. The card access will allow property owners to enter the lower level of the clubhouse from 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. to use the exercise equipment and the restrooms. The lock on the front door is programmable to allow a specific individual access on a specified date for a specified time period to facilitate access for reserved functions.
Every time an access card is used in ANY door, the time of entry, and the specific identity of the card holder, will be logged on the clubhouse computer. Initial cards are free and can be picked up at the clubhouse office. Additional cards can be purchased for a nominal fee.
There is also an infrared camera system for the inside of the clubhouse and the pool area. There is continuous monitoring in all area of the clubhouse (except restrooms). Moves are logged into the clubhouse computers. In addition, certain members of the Board of Directors have access to live pictures on their home computers.
Please note that Sunset Bay is not a gated community. The general public has access to our community by way of the fourteen miles of Union County roadways within the confines of our community. However, our facilities are meant for use by resident members, visiting members, guests of members, and visitors. Controlling access and use of association buildings and grounds requires active policing by us all. If you see someone you don't know, ask if they are a property owner and what lot they own. If they cannot answer these questions, suggest they leave the area.


The Sheriff of Union County is Billy Breeding.
Union County Sheriffs Dept.
130 Veterans St Ste B
Maynardville, TN 37807
Call: 865-992-5212

Sunset Bay Lot Statistics

Sunset Bay lots
262    Lake front (33%)
521    View (lake view & interior) (67%)
783    Total lots
324    Lots permitting log home construction (41%)
458    Lots restricted to conventional construction (59%)
    1    Lot permitting commercial use (lot 900A1)
262    Lake front (waterfront) lots with minimum home size 2,000 square feet (33%)
321    Lakeview Lots – above or on lakeside of Russell Brothers Rd. minimum 1,800 sf. (41%)
200    Interior lots with minimum home size 1,600 square feet (26%)
250    Lake front (waterfront) lots with dock permitted by TVA
 12     Lake front lots – non dockable [due to conflict with SSB Marina + lot 565]
165    Lots on private roads (21%)
618    Lots on county roads (79%)
Norris Lake water levels (elevation)
1020   Normal Summer water level
1000   Normal Winter water level [Summer – Winter: change = 20 feet)
1020   TVA owns property below this elevation
1034   Norris Dam crest (top of gates)
1032   100 year flood elevation
1035   500 year flood elevation

Surge Protection

Several residents have experienced lightning power surges in the month of July that have caused damage to computers, televisions, DVRs, satellite receivers, phones, thermostats, ceiling fans, garage door openers, etc.

Powell Valley Electric Coop has a lightning arrestor that they can install on your electrical feed line. The cost is $25. There are local electricians who can install other similar devices. After thoroughly researching this problem on the Internet, the following can be used as a guideline: Whole house surge protection should be for a minimum of a 40,000 amp surge and include thermal fuses, lights and/or alarms.

Plug-in surge protectors (power strips) should be UL approved, should have clamping voltage capability of less than 400 volts and be able to protect to a minimum 600 joules.

Cable/satellite connections and telephone line protection should also be added.

Telephone, Internet, TV, Cellular, and Wireless Internet Service

(This information was compiled with the help of Patrick Westrick.  Last updated October 26, 2020)
1.     Telephone Service
Brightspeed is the local Telephone, Internet (DSL) and TV provider (DIRECTV).
Telephone landline service is available with options for free long distance offered with some packages, for products, service and billing call 833-692-7773.
Another option for telephone service is Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). This is a telephone service utilizing the Internet. A quick internet search will deliver several options for VoIP.
2.     Internet service is available from these providers at present:
Brightspeed provides Digital Subscriber Line (DSL). 833-692-7773
Viasat is an Internet Service Provider via Satellite.  855-932-1152
Starlink is High Speed Internet via Satellite. Order online.
3.     TV Service
Satellite service - there are two that provide TV service in Sunset Bay along with several streaming options:
DIRECTV Customer Service                 1-800-531-5000
DISH Network Customer Service      1-800-333-3474
Check with your neighbors to determine quality of service as geographical features affect satellite reception.
4.     Cellular Service
There is a Verizon tower on the lake west of Sunset Bay. Some residents have good connections in the community, but not on Sharps Chapel road and the immediate surrounding area. Since geographical features affect service it is best to ask your neighbor about their experiences.
U. S. Cellular
U. S. Cellular has improved their service. The reception is good in the whole community as well as Sharps Chapel Road all the way to Knoxville and Middlesboro, KY. U S Cellular has two towers, one located near Big Ridge State Park and a second located at Waterside Marina.
At the present, Verizon and U. S. Cellular have a reciprocity agreement to provide service on shared networks, but keep in mind calls are prioritized. This agreement can be terminated at any time.
5.     Wireless Internet Connection
The Association provides wireless Internet access at the clubhouse to property owners as a convenience to the Sunset Bay community. The wireless networks are Sunset Bay Clubhouse and Sunset Bay Pool. The Association expects that users to make no effort to interfere with the operations and integrity of its systems and may develop appropriate procedures to ensure their ongoing efficiency, reliability, and security. 
The Association does not filter the content of wireless Internet access. Internet sites and other graphic material that could be defined as harmful to minors, or inappropriate for viewing in a public setting should not be accessed while using the wireless connection. If such sites are accessed, users may be asked to terminate their Internet session. If accessing inappropriate sites is seen as an ongoing problem, users may be banned from using the wireless Internet connection on the property.

The wireless network is not secure. Wireless users transmit credit card information, passwords, or any other sensitive personal information at their own risk. Anti-virus and security protection are the responsibility of the user. Users observed attempting to hack into another user’s computer or using their computer in a manner deemed inappropriate may be asked to terminate their Internet session. If such inappropriate use is seen as an ongoing problem, users may be banned from using the wireless Internet connection on the property.

The Association is not responsible for any loss of data, identity theft, or for theft or damage to personal equipment or software.

Printing is not available over the wireless network.

The Association cannot provide technical assistance to users using the wireless network.
6.     Email on Broadband Internet for Sunset Bay
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
To: Sunset Bay Property Owners
From: Sunset Bay Owners Association
Subject: Broadband Internet for Sunset Bay
Dear Property Owner,
As you may know, we have been trying to get high speed internet to Sunset Bay for some time.  Powell Valley Electric Coop and Scott County Telephone Coop have a partnership to provide broadband to Union County.  In recent conversations with Bo Goodin, from Powell Valley Electric, he has requested that we provide him with information as to who is interested in receiving the service.  He will then put us on the list to receive services when it becomes available.  You can do one of two things.  Either call Bo with your contact information or provide Jenny at our office with your name, phone, and 911 address and we will send Bo a list.  
Bo Goodin contact information is as follows:
Charles “Bo” Goodin
Assistant General Manager
Powell Valley Electric Coop
Phone:   423-626-0738
Sandra Devery, Sunset Bay President

Union County Tennessee Government

Union County Tennessee Government
Union County Election Office
Elected officials (as of August 17, 2022):
Mayor Jason Bailey
901 Main Street, Suite 124
Maynardville, TN 37807
5th District County Commissioners:
  • Greg Dyer
  • Eddie Simpson
5th District County Constable
John Dennis
5th District Road Commissioner
Harold H. Brantley
5th District School Board
Danny Wayne Collins


Harrogate Hospital for Animals
6664 Cumberland Gap Parkway
PO Box 340 
Harrogate, TN 37752 
Powell Animal Hospital
205 Star Mountain Way
Powell, TN 37849
1210 Highway 33 South
New Tazewell, TN 37825
Russell Veterinary Services
Dr. J. Mark Russell
Amanda Ramsey
142 Westmoreland Street
Harrogate, TN 37752
Dr. Timothy Williams
1545 Maynardvill Hwy
Maynardville, TN 37807



Information regarding Election Results, candidates for upcoming elections, district maps can be found at:

Water & Sewer

Hallsdale-Powell Utility District (HPUD)
3745 Cunningham Rd.
P.O. Box 5199
Knoxville, TN 37928-0199
Office Phone: 865-922-7547
Fax: 865-922-8428
Office Hours 8am-4pm Monday- Friday
Angel Miniard
Customer Account Specialist for Sunset Bay
Ph. 865-925-3943
When ready to install the Advantex sewer system, go to the HPUD Office and pay for the unit and sewer tap fee. They will give you a packet of information that contains details about the system and how to operate the system.  2022 Sunset Bay HPUD Welcome Packet  Note: The homeowner service agreement and all bill requirements (minimum bill) transfers with the deed when a home is sold.
Once your system is installed, contact HPUD for an inspection before discharging sewage into the unit.  HPUD will not warranty or cover the Advantex unit if it is not inspected.  HPUD only takes responsibility for the Advantex unit. All gravity sewer piping to the unit and discharge piping away from the unit are the Homeowner’s responsibility. 
Orenco (Advantex manufacturer)
Phone: 800-348-9843
Fax: 541-459-2884
Water Meter for New Construction
When you are ready to have a water meter installed, contact Hallsdale Powell to request service.  HPUD will invoice Sunset Bay which will have it paid by the original developer. Please allow 10-15 business days for this transaction to take place.
One of our homeowners recently discovered the water pressure coming from the street to their home was extremely high (200 psi) greater than the lines running from the meter to our home (as is used for most residential service) was rated for (160 psi).  
A local Hallsdale Powell crew suggested they call and request HP install a Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) at no cost to them. Fortunately, HP did just that and the crew has since tested quite a few other homes in SSB and have scheduled installs for them as well. 
At some point in the last several years all new service included installation of these PRVs but older service most likely does not have them. 
If you have an older home, it may be wise to contact Hallsdale Powell and make this request.
Water Only Meter
If you currently have a water account with HPUD, you can have a water-only meter (irrigation meter) installed for $400 (price quoted May 2020). This meter will allow you to use water outside your home and not be billed for sewer.
Sewer Backup
If you have a sewer back up in your home, call HPUD at 865-922-7547. All calls are investigated promptly and HPUD will determine whether the problem is the responsibility of the homeowner or HPUD.
Advantex Alarm
If you hear an Advantex alarm, please contact HPUD as soon as possible. The number is 865-922-7547. After hours, this will roll to an answering service; they will contact a technician for you.
*Sunset Bay asks that you attempt to contact the homeowner before reporting an alarm; please do not contact the Sunset Bay office to report an alarm, the delay could possibly cause problems for the homeowner.*