Category Archives: MUNICIPAL

Downing Board Moving Forward with Plan to Improve Water Pressure

Written on November 6, 2018 at 5:09 pm, by

The Board of the City of Downing convened at 6:00 pm on November 5, 2018 with Mayor Alan Garrett presiding. Present were Aldermen Bill Anderson, Ray Bange, Gene Bruner, City Clerk Carol Dryden and Water/Waste Water Operator John Petary. Copies of the agenda, minutes of the last meeting, deposits and disbursements, monthly water report, account […]

Aaron Dale Appointed West Ward Alderman at November Memphis City Council Meeting

Written on November 6, 2018 at 5:06 pm, by

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

City Asking Voters to Again Consider Changing Elected Marshal to Hired Chief of Police

Written on November 1, 2018 at 2:18 pm, by

Residents of the City of Memphis are again being asked to consider the future of the city marshal position. After failing in April, the city council has placed a ballot issue again seeking voter approval to transition the police department leadership from an elected city marshal position to an appointed chief of police position. Proposition […]

Briggs Smith Memorial Airport Pursuing Runway Reconstruction Project for 2020

Written on October 17, 2018 at 2:58 pm, by

With deteriorating surface conditions on the existing runway, a new landing surface has become a top priority for the Briggs Smith Memorial Airport west of Memphis. The City of Memphis is currently working to secure federal funding that would allow the construction of a new runway at the facility, possibly as soon as 2020. Through […]

Board of Alderman Agree to Pursue Supplemental Grant Funding for Airport Runway Resurfacing

Written on October 9, 2018 at 5:10 pm, by

The Board of Aldermen of the City of Memphis met in regular session on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in Memphis City Hall.  Mayor William Reckenberg called the meeting to order.  Aldermen present were:  Tom Glass, Chris Feeney, and Lucas Remley.  Others in attendance were:  City Supt. Roy Monroe; citizens Maxine Cook and […]

Downing Board Pursuing City-Wide Trash Pickup Dates

Written on October 9, 2018 at 11:17 am, by

The Board of the City of Downing convened at 6 p.m. on October 1, 2018 with Mayor Alan Garrett  presiding. Present were Aldermen Ray Bange, Gene Bruner, and Hannah Poe, 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, […]

With New Archery Range Complete, City Council Considers Future Upgrades to Lake System

Written on September 12, 2018 at 1:41 pm, by

The Board of Aldermen of the City of Memphis met in regular session on Thursday, September 6, 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 and Utility […]

Downing City Board Discusses Smoke Testing Sewer System During September Meeting

Written on September 11, 2018 at 1:28 pm, by

The Board of the City of Downing convened at 6:00 p.m. on September 10, 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 John Petary. Copies of the agenda, minutes of the last meeting, deposits & disbursements, monthly […]

Alderman’s Move Will Create Vacancy on Memphis City Council

Written on September 4, 2018 at 5:05 pm, by

A recent real estate transaction will be resulting in a vacancy on the Memphis City Council. Alderman Andrea Brassfield informed the council that she had sold her home and would be moving outside of city limits in the coming month. Brassfield, who serves the West Ward, was elected in 2017. Her two-year term is set […]

Memphis City Council Approves Banking Bid, Playground Purchase at August Meeting

Written on August 7, 2018 at 9:37 pm, by

The Board of Aldermen of the City of Memphis met in regular session on Thursday, August 2, 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. […]