Category Archives: MUNICIPAL

City Council Considers Utility Policy Changes

Written on March 13, 2019 at 3:22 pm, by

Sewer, storm water and three-phase electric service were all topics of discussion at the March meeting of the Memphis City Council as the board of aldermen discussed proposals to change municipal utility policies. Utility Superintendent Stacy Alexander presented a sample policy for mandating motor protection for three-phase electrical services. Under the policy, customers would be […]

Downing Board Approves Lead Ban, Cross Connection Ordinances

Written on March 13, 2019 at 3:17 pm, by

The Board of the City of Downing convened at 6 p.m. on March 4, 2019 with Mayor Alan Garrett presiding. Present were Aldermen Bill Anderson, Ray Bange, Gene Bruner, and Hannah Reed. City Clerk Carol Dryden, Water/Waste Water Operator John Petary and Contract Operator Eric Bowens. Copies of the Agenda, Minutes of the last meeting, […]

City Water System Upgrade to Begin This Summer

Written on February 21, 2019 at 8:23 am, by

The Board of Aldermen of the City of Memphis met in regular session on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.  Alderman Lucas Remley called the meeting to order in the absence of Mayor William Reckenberg and Mayor Pro-Tem Chris Feeney.  Aldermen present were:  Tom Glass and Aaron Dale.  Others in attendance were:  City Supt. […]

Downing City Board Hosts February Meeting

Written on February 5, 2019 at 4:57 pm, by

The Board of the City of Downing convened at 6:00 p.m. on February 4, 2019 with Mayor Alan Garrett presiding. Present were Aldermen Bill Anderson, Ray Bange, Gene Bruner, and Hannah Reed. City Clerk Carol Dryden, Water/Waste Water Operator John Petary and Contract Operator Eric Bowens also were present.. Copies of the Agenda, minutes of […]

City Council Approves Purchase of New Fire Department Gear at January Meeting

Written on January 19, 2019 at 4:36 pm, by

The Board of Aldermen of the City of Memphis met in regular session on Thursday, January 3, 2019 in Memphis City Hall.  Mayor William Reckenberg called the meeting to order.  Aldermen present were:  Tom Glass, Chris Feeney, and Lucas Remley; Alderman Aaron Dale was absent.  Others in attendance were City Supt. Roy Monroe; Utility Supt. […]

Downing Board Addresses Low Water Pressure Issues at January Meeting

Written on January 19, 2019 at 4:33 pm, by

The Board of the City of Downing convened at 6:00 pm on January 7, 2019 with Mayor Alan Garrett presiding. Present were Aldermen Bill Anderson, Ray Bange, Gene Bruner, Hannah Reed. City Clerk Carol Dryden and water/waste water Operator John Petary, and contract Operator Eric Bowens. Copies of the Agenda, minutes of the last meeting, […]

Council Votes to Forgo Beacon Project, Return 2016 Airport Grant Funds 

Written on January 12, 2019 at 4:41 pm, by

After discussing a proposal to allocate federal grant monies to relocate and enhance the beacon light at the Briggs-Smith Memorial Airport, the Memphis City Council ultimately decided to return the funds to the government. The federal Airport Improvement Program annually allocated $150,000 in grant funds for the Memphis airport. However the funds must be used […]

Power Problems Addressed at January Memphis City Council Meeting

Written on January 12, 2019 at 4:38 pm, by

After a recent power outage resulted in problems for a number of Memphis households, the board of aldermen at the January 3rd city council meeting highlighted a need for the municipal electric department to refocus efforts on upgrading the system’s reliability. The line crew members explained that the December outage was a result of high […]

Board of Aldermen Approves Surplus Vehicle Sales at December Meeting

Written on December 21, 2018 at 10:35 am, by

The Board of Aldermen of the City of Memphis met in regular session on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in Memphis City Hall.  Mayor William Reckenberg called the meeting to order.  Aldermen present were:  Tom Glass, Aaron Dale, Chris Feeney, and Lucas Remley.  Others in attendance were:  City Supt. Roy Monroe; Utility Supt. […]

Airport Hangar Rent Likely to Increase in Advanced of Proposed Upgrades

Written on December 21, 2018 at 10:32 am, by

The price tag for a proposed new 12-unit T hangar complete at Briggs Smith Memorial Airport in Memphis has the City Council considering an immediate price hike for rental fees for the existing plane storage buildings. Project Manager Brian Garkie of Crawford, Murphy & Tilly Engineers and Consults, estimated the city’s match portion of a […]