Category Archives: MUNICIPAL

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 […]

City Set for Test Run for Curbside Recycling

Written on April 12, 2016 at 7:17 pm, by

With cardboard recycling in full swing, Memphis City Sanitation is set to kick off a test run for curbside recycling as part of an attempt to secure grant funding to support the future program. City Superintendent Roy Monroe indicated that the city’s trash collection service will begin offering curbside recycling pickups for paper, cans and […]

City Sanitation Offering Annual Spring Cleanup

Written on April 5, 2016 at 9:54 pm, by

Lawn mowers running, garage sale signs appearing and warmer weather gradually appearing. With the signs of the season change here, thoughts are turning toward the traditional spring cleaning season. Memphis City Sanitation will be pitching in with its annual spring residential bulk pick-up. Residential customers of the City of Memphis may place bulk items at […]

Voters to Decide Tax Issues, Local Boards at April 5th Election

Written on March 29, 2016 at 3:52 pm, by

A pair of tax levy issues with big price tags will highlight the April 5th general municipal election ballot in Scotland County. Voters in the city of Memphis will decide the fate of a proposed $7.9 million waterworks and sewer system revenue bond issue to help fund proposed improvements to the city’s water and sewer […]

April 5th Election to Decide Fate of City of Memphis’s $7.9 Million Water/Sewer Bond Issue

Written on March 22, 2016 at 11:11 pm, by

Aged infrastructure and increasing governmental regulations have placed a daunting number before Memphis voters heading to the April 5th polls. The City of Memphis is asking for approval to issue water and sewer system revenue bonds for up to $7.9 million in value. The City of Memphis will hold an informational public meeting on Thursday, […]

Memphis Voters Once Again to Decide Fate of Use Tax on Out-of-State Vehicle Purchases

Written on March 15, 2016 at 10:50 pm, by

Should local sales tax be collected on out-of-state vehicle purchases? That has been a confusing legal question that has resonated across Missouri since the January 31, 2012 Missouri Supreme Court Case Street vs. Director of Revenue. Once again local voters are going to be asked to decide the fate of this tricky subject. Proposition No. […]

Columbaria, Mapping Among Upgrades Being Considered at Memphis Cemetery

Written on February 9, 2016 at 6:37 pm, by

Improvements and upgrades for the municipal cemetery were a focus point of the February 4th meeting of the Memphis City Council. The board of aldermen reviewed a preliminary proposal for the addition of a columbaria, a structure or building that includes niches to house funeral urns for cremation remains. A proposal is being considered to […]

Construction Projects Lead Agenda at February City Council Meeting

Written on February 9, 2016 at 4:48 pm, by

While the current cold spell may not make it seem like it, the Memphis City Council worked the through its February 4th meeting agenda under the premise that spring is just around the corner. And with the improving weather comes the start of construction season. The board of aldermen discussed a number of proposed projects […]