Helpful Links

Addresses - Physical

If you do not have a home physical address, contact:
 
Union County Property Assessor
901 Main Street, Ste 106
Maynardville, TN 37807
865-992-3211

Airport - Closest to Sunset Bay

The nearest airport is McGhee Tyson in Knoxville, TN.

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: http://www.redcross.org/local/tennessee/local-chapters/east-tennessee

Appliance Purchases/Repairs

March 3, 2018

I thought this might be of interest to the membership who need appliances or appliance repair.
 
Tri County Services
Ralph Queener
P.O. Box 99
Middlesboro, KY 40965
1-606-242-2540
He came the day we called and immediately diagnosed the problem. Also did repair for Dave Bridgewater.
 
Main Showroom for new appliances:
 
Patterson's Home Appliance Center
10640 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37922
865-694-4181
 
Patterson's Home Appliance Center (Scratch and dent center)
1090 Gateway Center
Rockwood, TN 37854
865-354-0061
 
Pat Clapsaddle

Association Annual Assessment - Penalties, Interest and Liens

Sunset Bay Property Association Assessment
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 currently Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9 a.m. -2 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. 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.

History:
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 2012
There have been two recent changes at the Sharps Chapel Book Station: The book station is now issuing cards to borrowers using numbers rather than names to checkout books. Because the Clinch-Powell Regional Library is no longer supplying books to book stations and Head Start centers, the book station is now receiving this service from the Maynardville Library. Sherry Medina, the book station attendant, is able to select the books to be brought to the book station on a rotating basis. If you have particular authors or genres you would like her to obtain, stop in and let her know. The book station was located next to the Sharps Chapel Senior/Community Center in Sharps Chapel, TN.
 
March 10, 2018 - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Grand Opening of the New Sharps Chapel Book Station, 412 Oak Grove Rd, Sharps Chapel TN, 37866. Sherry Medina is the Manger of the Book Station.

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

When there is high fire danger, you will need a permit for an open fire. Permits are free of charge and may be obtained by calling Sharps Chapel Division of Forestry at 865-278-3348. Burning permits are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except on holidays. Permits may be obtained in advance for weekends and holidays. Go to http://www.burnsafetn.org/ to check the current conditions.You need a burn permit for a fire pit. Grills do not need a burn permit; however, it is requested that you remain near them and have water readily available.
 
The Board would like to remind everyone that Burn Permits are usually required from October 15-May 15th, and to be extra cautious when burning due to all of our grassy fields, just a little wind can pick up embers and start another fire elsewhere. You may call the Division of Forestry for a permit. The Sharps Chapel division phone number is 865-278-3348.
 
Burn Permit Season to Start Early Due to Weather Conditions (updated 9/24/19)
Due to dry conditions, Tennessee residents are required to have burn permits starting Monday, September 23rd.
 
 

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 https://www.unioncountyclerktn.com/?page_id=71 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 https://www.tn.gov/safety/driver-services/classd.html for more information.

Charities

A Better Business Bureau list of all legitimate charities can be found at http://www.bbb.org/charity-reviews/public/Accredited.aspx?bureauID=9999.

Churches

1542 Sharps Chapel Road (Community Center)
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. The church is served by the Rev. Paul Kritsch, Pastor.
Members: Paul & Dorothy Kritsch
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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! 
Members: Ted Dreiser
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Christ United Methodist Church
7535 Maynardville Highway
Knoxville, TN 37938
Phone: 865-922-1412
Web: http://www.christumcknox.com/
 
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 service each 2nd Sunday of the month.
Members: Gary & Terry Reinitz
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Clear Springs Baptist Church 
8518 Thompson School Road 
Corryton, TN 37721 
Phone: 865-688-7674
Web: http://www.clearspringsbaptist.net/
Members: John & Earlene Leonard 
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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
Web: http://www.fountaincityumc.org/
 
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. 
Members: Becky & Bob Fretwell
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Irwin’s Chapel United Methodist Church
358 Old Valley Road
Sharps Chapel, TN 37866
Phone: 865-278-1009
Pastor: Gary Tye
Lay Minister: Tom Harness
Worship: Sunday 10:00 a.m.
Women's Bible: Tuesday 10 a.m.
 
Take Big Valley Rd to Old Valley (next to Sunset Bay Realty) turn left, 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 Ross, Ralph & Sue Shick
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New Tazewell United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 36
965 Old Knoxville Road
New Tazewell, TN 37824
Phone: 423-419-5028
Web: ntumc.com/
Dr. Laurence Hester, Pastor
Members: Jen Rugg, David McIntosh
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St. Teresa of Kolkata Parish (formerly Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Mission)
4365 Maynardville Hwy (Highway 33), across from Food City.
Maynardville, TN 37807
Phone: 865-992-7222
Web: http://stkchurch.org/
 
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

Covenants & Restrictions

We strongly encourage you, our fellow property owners, to read the Governing Documents of Sunset Bay such as the Covenants and Restrictions and the Architectural Review Committee Guidelines that we agreed to when we purchased our lots. Our ARC will be applying the rules STRICTLY, especially the provisions relating to the location of LOG homes (including log-sided).

Electricity

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.

Emergency Contact Info Template

Suggested Template/Helpful Lake List
Personalize this list and keep it handy for family/guests.
 

Farmers Markets

A Union County Farmers Market is open May through the end of October on Saturdays 9 a.m. - 12 noon at Wilson Park, 130 Wilson Lane (near Union County High School, 150 Main St.), Maynardville, TN.
 
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
Email: station51vfd@yahoo.com
Web: www.sharpschapelvfd.org
 
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 - http://www.burnsafetn.org/

Fishing & Hunting in Tennessee

Hunting and fishing licenses go on sale February 18 each year, the beginning of prime fishing, and are valid until the last day of February the following year.
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 Recycling

The nearest place to deposit garbage is the Sharps Chapel Convenience Center (dump). 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. Saturday 8 a.m. - 12 noon.
 
Dumpster Use: Builder's dumpsters are NOT for the use of our residents or their guests.  This obnoxious 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:  Beginning March 2014 they finally agreed to service Sunset Bay! The cost is $23 a month for 1 can that they provide, and pick up will be on Thursdays. If interested in this service, please contact them directly at 423-626-2199. 
 
Recycling: Many items are commonly recycled in Tennessee. See http://www.keeptnbeautiful.org/recycling/. Union County has several Convenience Centers. For a list of centers and items that can be recycled, visit the Keep Union County Beautiful Website.
 
 
Goodwill Industries
Maynardville Retail Store 
3049 Maynardville Highway
Maynardville, TN 37807
865-745-1212
 
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.
 
CITIZENS CAN HELP --- HERE'S HOW
  1. 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. 
  2. Write down license plate and tag number. 
  3. Write down a good description of the vehicle (model, make, year, color). 
  4. Write down the location of offense and the time and date offense occurred. 
  5. Contact Union County Dispatch at 865-992-4062.

Golf

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. This past year, golf was available nearly year round due to our mild winter. 
 
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 hour's drive from Sunset Bay.

Hospitals

The closest hospital to Sunset Bay is:

Claiborne Medical Center
1850 Old Knoxville Road
Tazewell, TN 37879
423-626-4211

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 
865-859-8000
 
10820 Parkside Drive
Knoxville, TN 37922
865-218-7011
 
University of Tennessee Medical Center
1924 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, TN 37920-6969 
865-305-9000
 
Fort Saunders Regional Medical Center
1901 Clinch Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37916
865-541-1111
 
Parkwest Medical Center
9352 Park West Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37923
865-373-1000
 

Internet & Television Service 

CenturyLink is the local telephone and Internet Service Provider. 
 
Satellite is an option: ViaSat 
 
Sunset Bay has underground cables, but as of January 2007, there is no service available.There are 2 satellite companies, check with your neighbors to determine quality of service as geographical features affect satellite reception.
 
Cable TV available at Sunset Bay:

Libraries

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.
 
Maynardville Public Library
296 Main Street
Maynardville, TN 37807
Phone: 865-992-7106
Fax: 865-992-0202
Email: mayna2bk@comcast.net
 
Maynardville Library Hours
Monday        8:00 -5:00
Tuesday        9:00 -6:00
Wednesday   CLOSED
Thursday      9:00 -6:00
Friday            8:00 -5:00
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. 

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
 
FedEx
For Federal Express locations, see http://www.fedex.com/us/.
Fed Ex packages may be dropped off at the local RiteAid, 2710 Maynardville Hwy, Maynardville, TN 37807, 865-992-8581.
 
For UPS locations, see https://www.ups.com/dropoff.
UPS packages may be dropped off at American Business Equipment,1800 Maynardville Hwy, Maynardville, TN 37807,865-992-7741.

Notaries at Sunset Bay

Did you know that Sunset Bay has several notaries?
 
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. 
 
There are two Sunset Bay notaries: 
 
Jenny Boggs, Sunset Bay Office Manager 
Phone Number: 865-278-3806 
Notary Expiration Date: April 13, 2021
 
Chris Browning, Union Security 
Phone Number: 865-278-3551 
Notary Expiration Date: September 18, 2019

Phone Directory

Union County Choice Directory can be picked up at the Union County Chamber of Commerce or call 800-696-3670.

For Yellow Pages, see http://www.yellowpages.com/.

Phones - Land Lines, Cellular & Satellite Service

Landline - CenturyLink
Offers dial-up and DSL Internet connection. For product, services and billing call 1-800-201-4099. As of December 2008, free long distance is offered with some packages.
Web Site: http://www.centurylink.com/
 
The only other option is satellite.  Some residents have Viasat (formerly Exede). 
 
Cellular Service
There is a Verizon tower on the lake shore 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 the service, the best bet is to ask your immediate neighbors about their experience.
 
US 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.

Pizza

Sergeant Pepperoni's Pizzeria
4618 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN    37919
Phone: 865-247-0380
Website: http://www.sergeantpepperonis.com/
Recommended by Nancy Sullivan.
 

Pool Schedule - Lincoln Memorial University

Lincoln Memorial University has a swimming pool and offers water aerobics, swimming, deep water conditioning, arthritis classes and senior aerobics. Janie Noah is an instructor who previously taught water aerobics at SSB.
 
LMU Pool Schedule

Post Office

Sharps Chapel Post Office: 865-278-3333
The Sharps Chapel Post Office hours changed in February 2015.  New 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 5 propane retailers service our area and are members of the Tennessee Propane Gas Association:

Property Taxes

Union County Trustee (tax collector) - Gina Buckner 
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. 

Roads

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

Security

The community provides roving security guard service.
Summer Hours are 7 p.m. - 5 a.m. (effective until fall Daylight Savings Time ends)
Winter Hours are 6 p.m. - 4 a.m. (effective until Daylight Savings Time begins in the spring)
Chris Browning, Security Contractor
 
Guard on Duty & on Call: 865-585-1892 (good during the hours worked) 
Union Security (Chris' Home): 865-278-3551  (use rest of the time)
Secondary Cell: 865-216-6036
 
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.

Sheriff

The Sheriff of Union County is Billy Breeding.
Union County Sheriffs Dept.
130 Veterans St Ste B
Maynardville, TN 37807
Call: 865-992-5212
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, CALL 911.

Statistics

Just the Stats
Presented by Phil Morley, August 21, 2010.
 
Sunset Bay home sites (lots)
262      Lake front lots (33%)
521      View lots (lake view & interior) (67%)
783      Total lots
 
 42       Lake front lots with TVA deed modification – construct to elevation 1036
220      Lake front lots restricted to construction above elevation 1044
262      Total lake front lots
 
324      Lots permitting log home construction (41%)
458      Lots restricted to conventional construction (59%)
    1      Lot permitting commercial use (lot 900A1)
783
 
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%)
783
 
250      Lake front (waterfront) lots with dock permitted by TVA
 12       Lake front lots – non dockable [due to conflict with SSB Marina + lot 565]
262
 
  73      Lots with homes completed (4-2010) (9%)
 18       Lots with homes under construction (4-2010) (2%)
692      Lots undeveloped (4-2010) (89%)
783
 
165      Lots on private roads (21%)
618      Lots on county roads (79%)
783
 
Norris Lake water levels (elevation)
1018    ~Water level (7-2010)
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)
 
1000    2009 low water
1023    2009 high water
1021    2010 high water
1032    100 year flood elevation
1035    500 year flood elevation
 
Just the Stats, presented by Phil Morley, August 21, 2010.

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.

Television Service

Sunset Bay has underground cables, but as of January 2007, there is no service available. There are 2 satellite companies:
Check with your neighbors to determine quality of service as geographical features affect satellite reception.

Towing

From former resident J. Erlbacher:
Here are some services that I have found useful in the area: Tow Pro is a 24-hour service for towing and recovery for vehicles. The owner is Chad Faulkner, phone 865-922-5221.  They were the most reasonable price by far.

Union County Tennessee Government

Union County Tennessee Government
 
Union County Election Office
865-992-3471
 
Elected officials whose terms start September 1, 2018:
 
Mayor Jason Bailey
901 Main Street, Suite 124
Maynardville, TN 37807
865-992-3061
 
5th District County Commissioners:
  • Mr. Jeff Brantley
2850 Sharps Chapel Road
Sharps Chapel, TN 37866
865-278-3369
Brantrans@aol.com
 
  • Mr. Kenny Hill
 
5th District County Constable
Mr. Chris Upton
2783 Sharps Chapel Rd
Sharps Chapel, TN 37866
station51vfd@yahoo.com
865-278-3231
865-748-3662
865-992-4062
 
5th District Road Commissioner
Harold H. Brantley
 
5th District School Board
Danny Wayne Collins

Upholstery

From former resident J. Erlbacher:
Here are some services that I have found useful in the area:
 
For custom boat repairs for cushions or covers:
Custom Pontoon Curtains
Eileen Brewer
423-626-8838 / cell 865-585-4480
775 Straight Creek Dock Rd.
New Tazewell, TN 37825
(She put in 2 big zippers for $100.)
 
 
Sutton's Upholstery does seat cushions carpet, etc. for boats:
Mark Sutton
423-526-9782
New Tazewell, TN 

Veterinarians

Harrogate Hospital for Animals
6664 Cumberland Gap Parkway
PO Box 340 
Harrogate, TN 37752 
423-869-3666
 
Powell Animal Hospital
205 Star Mountain Way
Powell, TN 37849
865-938-1884
 
1210 Highway 33 South
New Tazewell, TN 37825
423-626-3311
 
Russell Veterinary Services
Dr. J. Mark Russell
Amanda Ramsey
142 Westmoreland Street
Harrogate, TN 37752
423-869-5040
 
865-974-8387

 
 

Water & Sewer

Hallsdale-Powell Utility District (HPUD)
3745 Cunningham Road
P. O. Box 5199
Knoxville, TN 37928-0199
Office Phone: (865) 922-7547
Fax: (865) 922-8428
https://www.hpud.org/
Office hours - 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Friday
 
Orders can be made on the phone. Ask for Jennifer Young. You need to give at least a 2-week lead time to get your water meter hookup. The cost is $450 to install the temporary meter/service. TN Land Partners should pay this cost, then the work order will be put in. Contact information:
 
TN Land Partners
215 Centerview Drive Suite 261
Brentwood, TN 37027
615-515-5630
1-800-704-3154 
 
When you are ready to install the Advantex sewer system, typically towards the end of home construction, you will need to go to HPUD and pay for the unit and sewer tap fee. You will be given a packet when doing this by Jennifer Young – make sure to read this in detail as it contains general information about how to locate the unit as well as operate it. You will need to sign the Homeowner service agreement with HPUD before you or your builder can pick up the Advantex unit (pump). We encourage Homeowners to review the HPUD packet before calling, as it answers most common questions. This packet can be found on the HPUP Website at http://www.hpud.org/– it is located under the Operations/Engineering tab under Documents listing, Advantex Units (towards the bottom). Note: Homeowner service agreement and all bill requirements (minimum bill) transfers with the deed when a home is sold. 
 
You should contact HPUD about your septic system once it is installed to make sure that it is connected properly and working. If you do not contact HPUD for an inspection and begin to discharge sewage into the unit, HPUD will not warranty or cover the Advantex unit. In addition, this is an illicit discharge to a public sewer system breaking federal law. 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. It is up to you to ensure that gravity lines are properly installed in your house with vents and meeting all codes. HPUD does not own or inspect your home plumbing system.
 
Darren Mendenhall is the account representative for Orenco Systems, the people who make the septic systems. He assists HPUD in servicing the systems and is a technical resource for troubleshooting. The Advantex treatment system is a complicated process involving multiple pumps and level controls, but most problems are caused by improper installation. With good installation technique and an HPUD inspection, you should not have problems. Note that you should not flush excessive plastic, rags, or other items down the drain per the Advantex manual.  Doing so will void your warranty. HPUD has noticed some recurring alarms when homes are empty for long periods – they continue to work through these with Orenco. Here is his information in case you need to speak to him about any problems you may be having:

Email: dmendenhall@orenco.com
Phone: 800-348-9843 ext. 335
FAX: 541-459-2884 
Web: http://www.orenco.com/ 
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December 17, 2012
Based upon recent requests regarding billing from Hallsdale-Powell Utility District, for non-homeowners, click here for a document regarding the "service charge" for non-resident land owners. This service charge covers maintenance requests on the water supply line that crosses all properties. Once a home is built, the $9 service charge is dissolved into monthly billing for usage.
David McIntosh, SBOA President
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Water Only Meter
If you currently have a water account with HPUD, you can have a water-only meter (irrigation meter) installed for $375 (price quoted June 2012). This meter will allow you to use water outside your home and not be billed for sewer. The meter would be installed near the existing water meter for your home. For more details on this, please contact HPUD at 865-922-7547.
 
Sewer Backup
If you have a sewer backup 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 Hallsdale-Powell Utility District as soon as possible. The contact number is 865-922-7547, and they do have after hours answering service. They will ask the general location of the property. If you wait until the Sunset Bay office is open, there is a chance that it is a true system emergency and it could cause problems for your neighbor. Also, please contact your neighbor and let them know. Contact information is available on the website, or you are welcome to pick up a resident telephone directory at the clubhouse.
 

Wireless Internet Connection

The Association provides wireless Internet access at the clubhouse to property owners as a convenience to the Sunset Bay community. The Association expects that users shall 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.