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Airport Project to be Rebid After Lone Proposal Comes in Over Budget  

Airport Project to be Rebid After Lone Proposal Comes in Over Budget  

A proposed project at the Briggs-Smith Memorial Airport near Memphis has been placed on hold after the lone construction bid received by the Memphis City Council came in at nearly 200% of the estimated costs. The council voted 4-0 to reject the bid from Emery Sapp & Sons of Columbia. The bid total of $732,997.25 […]

City Tax Levy to Increase Four Cents

City Tax Levy to Increase Four Cents

With a decrease of nearly half a million in assessed valuation on the tax role, the Memphis City Council agreed on Thursday night to a four-cent increase in the municipal tax levy, the first change in the rate in more than a decade. A decline of more than $350,000 in personal property assessment in the […]

Council Addresses Zoning Issues, Approves Bank Bids at August Meeting

Council Addresses Zoning Issues, Approves Bank Bids at August Meeting

A series of zoning issues were resolved on Thursday evening as the Memphis City Council handled a relatively light work load for the regular August monthly meeting. The council voted 3-0 to approve two applications to rezone properties from commercial to residential. The board of aldermen approved the change for the Theodore and Donna Peterson […]

Land Purchase Finalized For Johnson Park Expansion

Land Purchase Finalized For Johnson Park Expansion

At the May 1st Memphis City Council meeting the board of aldermen finalized a contract for a land purchase that will expand Johnson Park. The city has agreed to purchase 0.66 acres at the south edge of the park from Jessica Sevier for a purchase price of $15,000. The closing date for the deal will […]

Voters Approve County, City Use Taxes, Gorin R-III Annexation

Voters Approve County, City Use Taxes, Gorin R-III Annexation

Nearly one out of every four registered voters in Scotland County went to the polls on Tuesday to help decide a number of local issues. The Scotland County R-I School Board election topped the ballot, with a race between four candidates for three open seats. Newcomer Jamie Triplett was the leading vote getter, earning 498 […]

Voters to Decide Fate of City, County Use Tax Issues

Voters to Decide Fate of City, County Use Tax Issues

Voters will decide the fate of a pair of local use tax issues on the April 8th ballot. Like every county in the state, Scotland County has a sales tax. Like every city in the state, Memphis has a sales tax. While the rates differ from county to county and city to city, the taxes […]

CDBG Demolition Grant Deadline Approaching

CDBG Demolition Grant Deadline Approaching

Property owners interested in receiving funding to demolish vacant, dilapidated buildings need to apply by March 31. March has spring clean-up on the minds of many area residents. The City of Memphis and the Northeast Missouri Regional Planning Commission are hoping to find out how many residents might have clean-up of a much larger scale […]

City of Memphis to Host Spring Residential Clean-Up

City of Memphis to Host Spring Residential Clean-Up

The City of Memphis will host a spring clean-up April 2-9 with expanded trash collection services being offered by the city sanitation department. Residential customers may place bulk items at the curb on the following dates: Tuesday residential customers – Wednesday, April 2, 2014; Friday residential customers – Wednesday, April 9, 2014. A roll-off dumpster will […]

City ‘Thinking Outside the Box’ With Cardboard Recycling Grant

City ‘Thinking Outside the Box’ With Cardboard Recycling Grant

In the inaugural stages of developing a city sanitation service, Memphis will be adding to the tasks of the  recently formed trash department after word was received earlier this year that the city’s grant application for a recycling project had received approval by the Northeast Missouri Solid Waste Management District. The city is in line […]

County, City Meet To Discuss Use Tax Ballot Issue

County, City Meet To Discuss Use Tax Ballot Issue

The Scotland County Commission and the Memphis City Council met January 16th at Memphis City Hall to discuss the possibility of placing a use tax on an upcoming ballot for a vote of the public. The local use tax is applied, in lieu of the local sales tax, on transactions that individuals and businesses conduct […]

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