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City Recycling Program Open For Business

City Recycling Program Open For Business

The first stage in a possible city recycling program is currently underway. At the July 2nd Memphis City Council meeting, Superintendent Roy Monroe reported that new cardboard-only collection centers are now in place and open for use at several sites in the city. Three of the city’s four new large collection centers are in place. […]

Rezoning Request Denied for Proposed Storage Facility

Rezoning Request Denied for Proposed Storage Facility

A proposal to rezone the southwest corner of Missouri Avenue and Forest Avenue in Memphis to allow construction of a new storage locker facility, was shot down by the Memphis City Council. By a 4-0 vote, the council voted to deny the rezoning request during the July 2nd Memphis City Council meeting. The council heard […]

CPWSD #1, City Report No Violations in Latest Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Reports

CPWSD #1, City Report No Violations in Latest Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Reports

For most, a turn of the faucet tap is about all the thought that goes into drinking a glass of water. Countless individuals are working behind the scenes to insure that H20 is safe for consumption. Each year, by July 1, community water supplies are required to make Consumer Confidence Reports available to their customers. […]

City Council Says No to $500,000 Taxiway Project at Airport

City Council Says No to $500,000 Taxiway Project at Airport

With a price tag of more than half a million dollars, a proposed taxilane pavement project at Briggs-Smith Memorial Airport in Scotland County has once again been voted down by the Memphis City Council. On June 11th the board of aldermen voted 4-0 not to proceed with the project that would have constructed new taxiways […]

City Council Appoints New Members to Planning and Zoning Committee at June Meeting

City Council Appoints New Members to Planning and Zoning Committee at June Meeting

The Board of Aldermen of the City of Memphis met in special session at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 4, 2015 in Memphis City Hall.  Mayor William Reckenberg called the meeting to order.  Aldermen present were:  Tom Glass, Mike Gundy, and Lucas Remley; Alderman Chris Feeney was absent.  City Clerk Angela Newman was also in […]

Airport Taxiway Bids Expected to Top $500,000

Airport Taxiway Bids Expected to Top $500,000

After coming in nearly 200% of budgeted costs last year, a proposal to  update the Briggs-Smith Memorial Airport taxiway went back to the drawing board. The City of Memphis will seek construction bids for the plan engineered by Crawford, Murphy & Tilly to meet state and federal guidelines that are calling for removal of the […]

City Completes Park Expansion Land Purchase

An agreement to purchase approximately 0.66 acres of property at the south edge of Johnson Park to add to the recreational property was finalized at a April 16th special meeting of the Memphis City Council. Poole Forge Properties, L.L.C. had recently purchased a residential property on Jefferson Street on the south side of the park. […]

Time Limits to be Placed on Truck Parking

Time Limits to be Placed on Truck Parking

The City of Memphis will be adjusting regulations on the truck parking area located east of the Highway 136 and Highway 15 North junction. The lot was opened on city property to allow over-the-road truckers a place to park their tractor trailers when off duty, in an effort to save wear and tear on city […]

Spring Cleaning Underway in Memphis

Spring Cleaning Underway in Memphis

The annual spring cleaning project is underway in the City of Memphis. The Memphis City Sanitation annual spring residential clean-up kicked off April 8th. Residential customers may place bulk items at the curb  for pickup. Tuesday residential customers will have special curbside bulk pickup scheduled for  Wednesday, April 8th, while Friday residential customers will have […]

City Pursuing Grant Funding for $120,000 Upgrade of Park Shelters, Restrooms

City Pursuing Grant Funding for $120,000 Upgrade of Park Shelters, Restrooms

The City of Memphis will be pursuing a grant through the Land & Water Conservation Fund to help fund a proposed $123,000 project to overhaul the shelter and restrooms in Johnson Park. On March 5th, the Memphis City Council voted 3-0 to pursue the grant for the project, which has an estimated price tag of […]

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