Category Archives: MUNICIPAL

Downing City Board Addresses Abandoned Vehicles on Right-of-Way

Written on July 10, 2018 at 1:56 pm, by

The Board of the City of Downing convened at 6:00 p.m. on July 2, 2018 with Mayor Alan Garrett presiding. Present were Aldermen Ray Bange, Bill Anderson, Hannah Poe, Gene Bruner. City Clerk Carol Dryden and Water/Waste Water Operator John Petary. Copies of the agenda, minutes of the last meeting, deposits & disbursements, monthly water […]

Boom Truck Accident Causes Power Outage in Memphis

Written on June 21, 2018 at 12:41 pm, by

A utilities service accident Friday morning knocked out power in a portion of the City of Memphis for approximately five hours. According to city officials, municipal utilities workers were working at a commercial site on the north edge of town at around 10:30 a.m. when the city’s boom truck make contact with one phase of […]

City Council Approves Software Purchase for Asset Management, Work Force Administration

Written on June 21, 2018 at 11:05 am, by

The Board of Aldermen of the City of Memphis met in regular session on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in Memphis City Hall in a meeting rescheduled from June 7th.  Mayor Pro-Tem Chris Feeney called the meeting to order in the absence of Mayor William Reckenberg.  Aldermen present were:  Andrea Brassfield and Lucas […]

Board of Aldermen Open Hiring Process for New City Manager Position

Written on June 12, 2018 at 5:15 pm, by

With retirement looming for several keys member of the municipal leadership team, the City of Memphis is preparing to embark on a new administrative course. Applications are currently being accepted for a new city manager position to head the municipal team. The Memphis City Council unanimously approved the creation of the new team leader position […]

Downing Board Approves Hire of New Utilities Operator

Written on May 8, 2018 at 6:41 pm, by

The Board of the City of Downing convened at 6 p.m. on May 7, 2018 with Mayor Alan Garrett presiding. Present were Aldermen Ray Bange, Bill Anderson, and Gene Bruner, City Clerk Carol Dryden, and Water/Waste Water Operator John Petary. Copies of the agenda, minutes of the last meeting, deposits & disbursements, monthly water report, […]

City Marshal Post Remains in Question Following April Election

Written on May 3, 2018 at 9:12 am, by

Despite a narrow majority of the small April election turnout voting against a proposal to eliminate the election of a city marshal, the Memphis City Council has been forced to address the issue with the resignation of the recently elected head of the city police force. Memphis Marshal Bill Holland resigned from the post on […]

Downing City Board Accepts Resignation of Water/Street Maintenance Operator

Written on April 10, 2018 at 5:41 pm, by

The Board of the City of Downing convened at 6:00 p.m. on April 2, 2018 with Mayor Alan Garrett presiding. Present were Aldermen Ray Bange, Bill Anderson, Gene Bruner, and Hannah Poe, City Clerk Carol Dryden and Water/Waste Water Operator Larry Smith. Copies of the agenda, minutes of the last minutes, deposits and disbursements, monthly […]

Memphis City Council Approves Roofing Bids, Rezoning Application at April Meeting

Written on April 10, 2018 at 1:54 pm, by

The Board of Aldermen of the City of Memphis met in regular session on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in Memphis City Hall.  Mayor William Reckenberg called the meeting to order.  Aldermen present were:  Tom Glass, Andrea Brassfield, Chris Feeney, and Lucas Remley.  Others in attendance were:  City Supt. Roy Monroe; Utility Supt. […]

Street Issues Highlight March Downing City Board Meeting

Written on March 13, 2018 at 12:54 pm, by

The Board of the City of Downing convened at 6:00 p.m. on March 5, 2018 with Mayor Alan Garrett presiding. Present were Aldermen Ray Bange, Bill Anderson, Gene Bruner, and Hannah Poe, City Clerk Carol Dryden and Water/Waste Water Operator Larry Smith. Copies of the agenda, minutes of the last meeting, deposits and disbursements, monthly […]

City Council Approves Big Package for Roof Repairs From 2017 Hail Damage

Written on February 13, 2018 at 12:26 pm, by

The Board of Aldermen of the City of Memphis met in regular session on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in Memphis City Hall.  Mayor William Reckenberg called the meeting to order.  Aldermen present were:  Tom Glass, Andrea Brassfield, Chris Feeney, and Lucas Remley.  Others in attendance were City Supt. Roy Monroe; Utility Supt. […]