Category Archives: MUNICIPAL

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 […]

$175,000 Loan, Grant Finalized for New Memphis City Sanitation truck

Written on December 7, 2016 at 12:07 am, by

Grant and loan funding for a new waste disposal truck were finalized at the December 1st meeting of the Memphis City Council with some good news for customers of the local service. Interest rates for the $150,000 loan from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) lowered during the closing period for the loan, dropping […]

City of Downing to Pursue Grant For Water System Upgrades

Written on December 6, 2016 at 2:38 pm, by

The board of the city of Downing convened at 6 p.m. on December 5, 2016 with Mayor Alan Garrett presiding. Aldermen present were Dan Buford, Bill Anderson and Rodney Newland. Also present were Larry Smith and Carol Dryden. Copies of the agenda, minutes from previous meeting, budget for 2017, water/waste-water report, deposit & disbursements and […]

City of Downing Holds Monthly Meeting

Written on November 15, 2016 at 2:39 pm, by

The board of the City of Downing convened at 6:00 p.m. on November 7, 2016 with Mayor Alan Garrett presiding.  Aldermen present were Dan Buford, Bill Anderson, Bob Garrett.  Also present were Larry Smith and Carol Dryden. Copies of the agenda, minutes from the previous meeting, budget for 2016, water/waste-water report, deposit and disbursements, and […]

Recycling Program Expansion Hits Snag With Closing of Sheltered Workshop Program

Written on October 18, 2016 at 4:35 pm, by

In the midst of a second proposed expansion of the City of Memphis recycling program, this week the venture was sent scrambling for a new outsource for many of the materials following the news that Industrial Opportunities of Kahoka would no longer be an option. On October 7th the Kahoka sheltered workshop group announced it […]

City, Rural Water Ventures Make State Drinking Water Revolving Fund Projects List for 2017

Written on August 16, 2016 at 5:55 pm, by

While the check is not in the bank, a pair of local water providers have recently been placed on the fundable project lists for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for fiscal year 2017. The intended use plan will head to the Safe Drinking Water Commission in September for final […]

City Council Approves Added Pit Bull Regulations in Animal Code Update

Written on July 12, 2016 at 6:13 pm, by

The Board of Aldermen of the City of Memphis met in regular session on Thursday, July 7, 2016 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  Supt. Roy Monroe, Utility Supt. Stacy Alexander, MPD Officer […]

City, Rural Water’s 2016 Compliance Reports Reveal Zero Violations

Written on July 6, 2016 at 10:50 am, by

Annual Water Quality Reports for both the City of Memphis and the Consolidated Public Water Supply District #1 have revealed zero violations during the 2015 reporting period. Both reports can be found in this week’s edition of the Memphis Democrat. The Quality Control Reports highlight results from required testing as monitored by the Missouri Department […]