Category Archives: MUNICIPAL

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. […]

Downing Board Considering Grant Application for Property Demolitions

Written on August 7, 2018 at 5:04 pm, by

The Board of the City of Downing convened at 6:00 p.m. on August 6, 2018 with Mayor Alan Garrett presiding. Present were Aldermen Ray Bange, Bill Anderson, Gene Bruner, 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 […]

Municipal Parks Gain Pair of Playground Sets at Bargain Price

Written on August 7, 2018 at 3:10 pm, by

A chance opportunity of bargain shopping by one city official and a lengthy road trip by two others has led to some new playground equipment for the City of Memphis. For several years the city has been seeking to add playground equipment at the Lake Show-Me campgrounds. Unfortunately cost estimates in the $30,000 – $40,000 […]

City Council Receives Update on Drinking Water Project

Written on July 16, 2018 at 11:12 am, by

The Board of Aldermen of the City of Memphis met in regular session on Thursday, July 5, 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. […]

Downing City Board Addresses Abandoned Vehicles on Right-of-Way

Written on July 10, 2018 at 1:56 pm, by

The Board of the City of Downing convened at 6:00 p.m. on July 2, 2018 with Mayor Alan Garrett presiding. Present were Aldermen Ray Bange, Bill Anderson, Hannah Poe, Gene Bruner. City Clerk Carol Dryden and Water/Waste Water Operator John Petary. Copies of the agenda, minutes of the last meeting, deposits & disbursements, monthly water […]

Boom Truck Accident Causes Power Outage in Memphis

Written on June 21, 2018 at 12:41 pm, by

A utilities service accident Friday morning knocked out power in a portion of the City of Memphis for approximately five hours. According to city officials, municipal utilities workers were working at a commercial site on the north edge of town at around 10:30 a.m. when the city’s boom truck make contact with one phase of […]

City Council Approves Software Purchase for Asset Management, Work Force Administration

Written on June 21, 2018 at 11:05 am, by

The Board of Aldermen of the City of Memphis met in regular session on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in Memphis City Hall in a meeting rescheduled from June 7th.  Mayor Pro-Tem Chris Feeney called the meeting to order in the absence of Mayor William Reckenberg.  Aldermen present were:  Andrea Brassfield and Lucas […]