Category Archives: MUNICIPAL

Columbaria, Mapping Among Upgrades Being Considered at Memphis Cemetery

Written on February 9, 2016 at 6:37 pm, by

Improvements and upgrades for the municipal cemetery were a focus point of the February 4th meeting of the Memphis City Council. The board of aldermen reviewed a preliminary proposal for the addition of a columbaria, a structure or building that includes niches to house funeral urns for cremation remains. A proposal is being considered to […]

Construction Projects Lead Agenda at February City Council Meeting

Written on February 9, 2016 at 4:48 pm, by

While the current cold spell may not make it seem like it, the Memphis City Council worked the through its February 4th meeting agenda under the premise that spring is just around the corner. And with the improving weather comes the start of construction season. The board of aldermen discussed a number of proposed projects […]

City Council Approves $7.9 Million Levy Issue for April Ballot

Written on January 14, 2016 at 9:49 am, by

With high-dollar upgrades to the city’s sewer and water systems looming, the Memphis City Council on January 7th took the first step in the financial process, voting 3-0 to place a $7.9 million levy issue on the April 5th election ballot. Voters will be asked to authorize the issuance of combined waterworks and sewage system […]

City Continuing Pursuit of Grant Funding for Building Demolitions

Written on December 22, 2015 at 9:01 pm, by

The City of Memphis will be entering its third attempt to secure federal funding through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to help fund the demolition and removal of dilapidated buildings in the community. The City of Memphis will be submitting an application in February 2016 to the CDBG Demolition program to obtain funds […]

City, Fire Department Considering Funding Options to Replace Truck

Written on December 22, 2015 at 1:44 pm, by

Representatives of the joint Memphis and Scotland County volunteer fire departments met with the Memphis City Council on December 3rd to address the need to replace the city’s fire truck. Fire Chief Jim Winn informed the council that the department has for several years been seeking grant funding to replace the pumper truck, which is […]

Alderman’s Resignation Adds to List of Openings for April Election

Written on December 22, 2015 at 11:46 am, by

Four of the five Memphis city council offices will be up for election on the April ballot after the board of aldermen received a resignation at a special December 10th meeting. West Ward Alderman Mike Gundy announced he would be leaving his post after taking a job in the Kansas City area. The council will […]

USDA Talks Funding Options With City Council for Wastewater System Overhaul

Written on December 8, 2015 at 9:00 pm, by

With looming changes in the Missouri Department of Natural Resource’s (DNR) permitting process for municipal wastewater treatment systems, the Memphis City Council met Thursday with a representative of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to discuss funding options for public works. Area Specialist Cheryl Elliott met with the council to discuss USDA water and […]

Board of Aldermen Approve Equipment Purchases at November Meeting

Written on November 11, 2015 at 12:20 pm, by

A number of bid openings highlighted the agenda for a brief Memphis City Council meeting on November 5th. The board of aldermen voted 3-0 to approve the purchase of a number of pieces of equipment. The city will spend $16,695.60 for a new affluent pump for the duplex sewage pump station located in the southwest […]

Construction Weather Allowing for Pool, Sewer Projects to Move Forward

Written on November 9, 2015 at 9:12 pm, by

Exceptional weather for November has allowed city utility crews to perform a significant underground project while laying the ground work to start a second. City Superintendent Roy Monroe indicated that a new drain valve was recently installed at the city swimming pool. The project required significant excavation at the south end of the pool, where […]

City Contracts With Midland GIS Solutions for GPS Mapping Off Utility Systems

Written on October 27, 2015 at 9:29 am, by

The City of Memphis isn’t digging for treasure, but the utility departments are hoping an extensive list of minor excavation projects will pay big dividends in years to come. Motorists may have noticed a few more bumps in the road, as the city street and sewer departments have been working in the past several months […]