Category Archives: MUNICIPAL

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 […]

$102,333 CDBG Grant to Help Memphis Demolish 11 Vacant Properties

Written on July 6, 2016 at 10:46 am, by

A total of 11 dilapidated properties in Memphis will be coming down later this year thanks to a federal grant. The City of Memphis recently learned it has been awarded a Community Development Block Grant through the Missouri Department of Economic Development. The grant for $102,333 comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban […]

SUMMER ‘ROAD TRIP’ – Electrons On The Move, From The Generator To Your Outlet

Written on July 6, 2016 at 10:26 am, by

Summer has come, with its long days of sun and fun. For many, it means long lazy weekends, every kind of outdoor recreation, gardening, backyard cookouts, and of course, that classic American adventure, the summer road trip. When you flip on a fan or air conditioner, or reach into the fridge or cooler for a […]

Man’s Best Friend or Neighbors’ Worst Nightmare?

Written on May 10, 2016 at 3:11 pm, by

Dog Debates Continue to Dominate City Council Meetings Man’s best friends sometimes can be the neighbors’ worst nightmare. According to the American Veterinary Medicine Association, 36.5% of American households own dogs, making canines the top pet of choice for U.S. families. But while they may be popular with owners, dogs are not always at the […]

City of Memphis Marks Earth Day With Tree Plantings

Written on April 28, 2016 at 9:06 am, by

An estimated one billion or more people in 192 countries commemorated Earth Day on Friday, April 22nd, including the City of Memphis. Superintendent Roy Monroe reported a pair of trees were planted in Johnson Park as part of the celebration that fosters environmental awareness while promoting such activities as community clean ups, and like this […]

Memphis Celebrates Arbor Day With Cedar Planting

Written on April 12, 2016 at 7:18 pm, by

To promote tree planting, Memphis recently celebrated Arbor Day with the planting of some native conifers.  The Cedar also called “true” cedar is a coniferous genus and species of trees in the plant family Pinaceae.  They are most closely related to the Firs, sharing a very similar cone structure.  Most true, old-world cedars seen in […]