Category Archives: MUNICIPAL

City Looking to Crack Down on Traffic Violations

Written on June 20, 2017 at 10:02 pm, by

With an increasing number of citizens voicing complaints regarding traffic concerns, the Memphis City Council recently agreed to move forward with an increased police presence while also encouraging a lower tolerance level for infractions. Complaints have centered around speeding, stop sign adherence and non-traditional vehicle usage such as ATVs and golf carts. “The City of […]

Poe Sworn In as New Downing Alderwoman

Written on June 6, 2017 at 1:45 pm, by

The Board of the City of Downing convened at 6:00 p.m. on June 5, 2017 with Mayor Alan Garrett presiding. Present were Aldermen Bill Anderson, Ray Bange, Gene Bruner, and Hannah Poe.  Also present were City Clerk Carol Dryden and Water/Waste Water Operator Larry Smith. Copies of the agenda, minutes from previous meeting, water/waste water […]

New Aldermen Sworn in at Downing City Council Meeting

Written on May 2, 2017 at 4:44 pm, by

The Board of the City of Downing convened at 6:00 p.m. on May 1, 2017 with Mayor Alan Garrett presiding. Present were Aldermen Bill Anderson, Ray Bange, and Gene Bruner; City Clerk, Carol Dryden; and Water/Waste Water operator Larry Smith. Copies of the agenda, minutes from the previous meeting, water/waste water report, deposits & disbursements […]

USDA Officials Visit Memphis to Announce $4.6 Million Loan for Wastewater System Upgrades

Written on April 26, 2017 at 10:53 am, by

USDA Rural Development Acting Area Director Leann Gleason today announced a Water & Waste Disposal Loan of $4,641,500 to the City of Memphis. The funds are being used to upgrade the existing wastewater treatment system from a discharge to a no-discharge, land application system in order to comply with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, […]

City of Downing Raises Water Deposits at April Meeting

Written on April 11, 2017 at 2:20 pm, by

The Board of the City of Downing convened at 6:00 p.m. on April 3, 2017 with Mayor Alan Garrett presiding.  Present were Aldermen Dan Buford, Bill Anderson, and Rodney Newland.  City Clerk, Carol Dyrden, and Water/Waste Water Operator, Larry Smith, were also present. Copies of the agenda, minutes from the previous meeting, water/waste water report, […]

City Moving Forward With Levee Project to Protect Municipal Electric, Water Facilities

Written on March 15, 2017 at 3:56 pm, by

With initial estimates for a dirt levee that would protect much more of the city’s power and water sources, coming in much lower than a proposal to build a cement containment for the municipal substation, the Memphis City Council on Thursday voted to proceed with seeking proposals and bids for the project. The council met […]

City Council Approves Land Purchase Contract for Sewer Project

Written on March 15, 2017 at 3:42 pm, by

The Board of Aldermen of the City of Memphis met in regular session on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in Memphis City Hall.  Mayor William Reckenberg called the meeting to order.  Aldermen present were:  Lucas Remley, Chris Feeney, Jobe Justice, and Tom Glass.  Others in attendance were:  City Supt. Roy Monroe; Utility Supt. […]

City Council Receives Update on Demolition Grant Progress at January Meeting

Written on January 12, 2017 at 2:47 pm, by

The final hurdle in moving forward with the demolition of several dilapidated buildings in Memphis appears set to be removed allowing the long-awaited project to finally get underway, possibly yet this winter. Dave Davidson of the Northeast Missouri Regional Planning Commission informed the Memphis City Council on January 5th that the following day was the […]

Lake Show-Me to Receive Upgrades As Part of New Municipal Agreement With Conservation Department

Written on January 12, 2017 at 2:45 pm, by

A new 25-year cooperative management agreement between the Missouri Department of Conservation and the City of Memphis will come with several improvements at Lake Show-Me. The two entities will renew a quarter-century deal to govern the 225 acre impoundment that serves at the main water source for the city as well as a top recreational […]

Downing Board Discusses Tube Replacement at January Meeting

Written on January 10, 2017 at 1:42 pm, by

The board of the city of Downing convened at 6:00 p.m. on January 9, 2017 with Mayor Alan Garrett presiding. Present were Aldermen Dan Buford, Bill Anderson and Rodney Newland, and City Clerk Carol Dryden. Also present was Water/Waste water Operator Larry Smith. Copies of the agenda, minutes from previous meeting, water/waste water report, deposits […]