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Council Votes to Forgo Beacon Project, Return 2016 Airport Grant Funds 

After discussing a proposal to allocate federal grant monies to relocate and enhance the beacon light at the Briggs-Smith Memorial Airport, the Memphis City Council ultimately decided to return the funds to the government. The federal Airport Improvement Program annually allocated $150,000 in grant funds for the Memphis airport. However the funds must be used […]

Briggs Smith Memorial Airport Pursuing Runway Reconstruction Project for 2020

With deteriorating surface conditions on the existing runway, a new landing surface has become a top priority for the Briggs Smith Memorial Airport west of Memphis. The City of Memphis is currently working to secure federal funding that would allow the construction of a new runway at the facility, possibly as soon as 2020. Through […]

Construction Projects Lead Agenda at February City Council Meeting

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 […]

Memphis Returns $271,142 in Unused Federal Aviation Funds

The City of Memphis has officially agreed to return  more than $270,000 in unused federal grant funds. The city council voted 4-0 at the September 3rd meeting to sign a pair of agreements with the Missouri Department of Transportation to transfer entitlement funds previously allocated for use at Briggs-Smith Memorial Airport. The city will return […]

City Council Appoints New Members to Planning and Zoning Committee at June Meeting

The Board of Aldermen of the City of Memphis met in special session at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 4, 2015 in Memphis City Hall.  Mayor William Reckenberg called the meeting to order.  Aldermen present were:  Tom Glass, Mike Gundy, and Lucas Remley; Alderman Chris Feeney was absent.  City Clerk Angela Newman was also in […]

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 […]