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Airport Taxiway Bids Expected to Top $500,000

Airport Taxiway Bids Expected to Top $500,000

After coming in nearly 200% of budgeted costs last year, a proposal to  update the Briggs-Smith Memorial Airport taxiway went back to the drawing board. The City of Memphis will seek construction bids for the plan engineered by Crawford, Murphy & Tilly to meet state and federal guidelines that are calling for removal of the […]

City Completes Park Expansion Land Purchase

An agreement to purchase approximately 0.66 acres of property at the south edge of Johnson Park to add to the recreational property was finalized at a April 16th special meeting of the Memphis City Council. Poole Forge Properties, L.L.C. had recently purchased a residential property on Jefferson Street on the south side of the park. […]

Time Limits to be Placed on Truck Parking

Time Limits to be Placed on Truck Parking

The City of Memphis will be adjusting regulations on the truck parking area located east of the Highway 136 and Highway 15 North junction. The lot was opened on city property to allow over-the-road truckers a place to park their tractor trailers when off duty, in an effort to save wear and tear on city […]

Spring Cleaning Underway in Memphis

Spring Cleaning Underway in Memphis

The annual spring cleaning project is underway in the City of Memphis. The Memphis City Sanitation annual spring residential clean-up kicked off April 8th. Residential customers may place bulk items at the curb  for pickup. Tuesday residential customers will have special curbside bulk pickup scheduled for  Wednesday, April 8th, while Friday residential customers will have […]

City Pursuing Grant Funding for $120,000 Upgrade of Park Shelters, Restrooms

City Pursuing Grant Funding for $120,000 Upgrade of Park Shelters, Restrooms

The City of Memphis will be pursuing a grant through the Land & Water Conservation Fund to help fund a proposed $123,000 project to overhaul the shelter and restrooms in Johnson Park. On March 5th, the Memphis City Council voted 3-0 to pursue the grant for the project, which has an estimated price tag of […]

City to Receive $15,000 Fluoridation Grant From DHSS

City to Receive $15,000 Fluoridation Grant From DHSS

Memphis residents will benefit from a Department of Health and Senior Services effort to expand fluoridation in the state’s drinking water after it was announced last week that the City of Memphis has been approved for nearly $16,000 in grant funding. The grant will help the city purchase new chemical feed pumps, a transfer pump, […]

City Raises Sidewalk Reimbursement Rates at February Meeting

City Raises Sidewalk Reimbursement Rates at February Meeting

To reflect the rising cost of materials, the Memphis City Council unanimously approved a change in the city’s policy for reimbursement made to private land owners making sidewalk improvements. At the February 4th council meeting, the board of aldermen voted 4-0 to raise the reimbursement rate to $3 per square foot. The city reimburses property […]

City of Memphis to Host Water Systems Meeting

City of Memphis to Host Water Systems Meeting

The Board of Aldermen of the City of Memphis met in regular session on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in Memphis City Hall.  Alderman Allen Creek called the meeting to order in the absence of Mayor William Reckenberg and Mayor Pro-Tem Chris Feeney, with Aldermen Lucas Remley and Tom Glass present. Others in […]

MoDOT to Resurface Highway 136, Replace Sidewalks Next Summer

MoDOT to Resurface Highway 136, Replace Sidewalks Next Summer

In addition to a fresh new driving surface through the City of Memphis, pedestrian travelers will also be receiving an upgrade next summer when the Missouri Department of Transportation undertakes a project to resurface Highway 136. MoDOT project engineer Amy Crawford met with the Memphis City Council on Wednesday, November 19th to discuss the project. […]

Parks Program Proposing Switch to Commissioner System to Head Various Sports Programs

Parks Program Proposing Switch to Commissioner System to Head Various Sports Programs

  With major upgrades ongoing at the Johnson Park ball diamond, the Memphis City Council recently unveiled plans to overhaul the parks program. Heading into 2015, what once had predominantly been a one-person show, will be branching out to include various directors for what the council hopes will be an ever-increasing number of offerings available […]

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