Category Archives: MUNICIPAL

Price Tag Growing for City Manhole Rehabilitation

Written on November 11, 2019 at 8:30 pm, by

Less than a fourth of the way into a project to rehabilitate some of the most deteriorated manholes in the municipal sewer system, the City of Memphis is seeing the price tag for the project dramatically increase. “The manholes are in worse shape than we anticipated,” said City Administrator Allen Creek. “Seven of the eight […]

Series of Claims Result in Premium Hike for City’s Insurance Coverage

Written on November 11, 2019 at 8:03 pm, by

After a series of claims in the past decade, the City of Memphis is anticipating a roughly 12% premium increase from liability and equipment insurance. Representatives from Hawkins/Harrison Insurance met with the Board of Alderman at the November 7th city council meeting to discuss options. Initial premium estimates from MOPERM came it at just shy […]

City Moving Forward With Purchase of New Safety Equipment for Work Crews

Written on October 11, 2019 at 11:24 am, by

The Board of Aldermen of the City of Memphis met in regular session on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in Memphis City Hall.  Mayor William Reckenberg called the meeting to order.  Aldermen present were:  Tom Glass, Jobe Justice, Chris Feeney, and Jenny Aldridge.  Others in attendance were:  City Administrator Allen Creek; Utility Supt. […]

Switch to Stainless Steel Clear Wells Will Expedite City Water Plant Upgrades

Written on October 11, 2019 at 11:23 am, by

In an effort to expedite installation and avoid higher maintenance costs in the future, the Memphis City Council authorized a work order change on the $3.5 water system upgrades project to allow for the purchase of two new stainless steel clear wells. At the October 3rd meeting, the council unanimously approved the roughly $78,000 change […]

Switch to Stainless Steel Clear Wells Will Expedite City Water Plant Upgrades

Written on October 8, 2019 at 3:29 pm, by

In an effort to expedite installation and avoid higher maintenance costs in the future, the Memphis City Council authorized a work order change on the $3.5 water system upgrades project to allow for the purchase of two new stainless steel clear wells. At the October 3rd meeting, the council unanimously approved the roughly $78,000 change […]

Missouri DNR Awards $3,613,841 to City of Memphis for Water System Improvements

Written on October 4, 2019 at 12:32 pm, by

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded $3,613,841 in financial assistance to the city of Memphis for upgrades to the city’s water treatment plant. The assistance package is expected to cover the entire cost of the project, which is scheduled to be completed by November 2020. The project funding consists of a $1,882,841 grant […]

Engineer Offers Downing Board Ideas to Improve Water Pressure

Written on September 20, 2019 at 9:16 am, by

The Board of the City of Downing convened at 6:00 p.m. on September 9, 2019 with Mayor Alan Garrett presiding. Present were Aldermen Ray Bange, Bill Anderson, Gene Bruner and Dena Petary. City Clerk Carol Dryden, Water/Waste Water Operator John Petary and Contract Operator Eric Bowens. Copies of the Agenda, Minutes of the last meeting, […]

City Council Approves Water Rate Increases to Help Fund $3.5 Million System Upgrade

Written on September 13, 2019 at 10:29 am, by

The Board of Aldermen of the City of Memphis, Missouri, met in regular session at the Memphis City Hall, on September 5, 2019 at 6:30 p.m., and the following officials were present: William Reckenberg, Mayor, Tom Glass, Alderman, Jenny Aldridge, Alderman, Chris Feeney, Alderman, Jobe Justice, Alderman, and Angela Newman, City Clerk. MINUTES Alderman Justice […]

Council Addresses Public Comments Regarding Utility Bills

Written on August 15, 2019 at 10:29 am, by

After many Memphis residents dealt with higher utility bills during the recent payment cycle, a number of complaints were aired through social media and other platforms and one citizen even took upon themselves to attend the August 1st City Council meeting. The board of aldermen addressed concerns related to the utility costs as well as  […]

Memphis Police Department Looking to Add Body Cameras, Update Tasers

Written on August 15, 2019 at 10:23 am, by

Memphis Marshal Jeremy Head presented a trio of budget proposals to the Memphis Board of Aldermen at the August 1st city council meeting related to upgrading equipment for his force. Head presented quotes on six separate body camera providers that would provide four units for the MPD. The systems would record audio and video related […]