Tag Archives: City of Memphis

City Enters Four-Year Contract With Visu-Sewer for Camera Work, Cleaning of System

Lights, camera, action. It might not be a high-budget film per Hollywood standards, but the City of Memphis is set to  spend more than $180,000 over the next four years for video work related to the municipal sewer system. On October 3rd, the City Council unanimously approved a contract with Visu-Sewer of St. Louis to […]

Citizens Attend Council Meeting To Discuss Right of Way Fees

Just days after a letter mailed by NEMR Telecommunications to its Memphis customers created quite a stir on social media, just three residents turned out for the Memphis City Council meeting to ask questions about the recent city code adjustment that established right of way (ROW) fees for the area phone, internet and cable service […]

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

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 […]

Police Investigating Rash of Thefts From Vehicles

The Memphis Police Department is investigating a series of thefts from motor vehicles that occurred overnight on August 21st. The incidents occurred in the 600 block of West Mety, 600 block of West Missouri and the 400 block of Forrest Avenue. Investigators indicated that cash, wallets, checkbooks and a wide range of personal items were […]

Council Addresses Public Comments Regarding Utility Bills

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  […]

City Council Approves Code Changes to Help Regulate Wireless Communication Facilities

In an effort to regulate the placement, construction, and modification of wireless communications facilities to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public, the City of Memphis has approved ordinances amending Chapter 405 of the municipal code. On July 11th, the Memphis City Council voted to implement the ordinance changes to provide for the […]

City Council Approves $3,135,000 Bid For Water Treatment Plant Upgrades

The Board of Aldermen of the City of Memphis met in regular session on Wednesday, July 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, and Jenny Aldridge; Alderman Chris Feeney was absent.  Others in attendance were:  City Administrator Allen […]

New Officials Sworn in At May Memphis City Council Meeting

The Board of Aldermen of the City of Memphis met in regular session on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in Memphis City Hall. Mayor William Reckenberg called the meeting to order.  Aldermen present were:  Tom Glass, Chris Feeney, and Lucas Remley; Alderman Aaron Dale was absent. Others in attendance were: City Administrator Allen […]

PSC Decision on Grain Belt Express Will Mean Lower Power Costs for Memphis

The Missouri Public Service Commission PSC) has approved a request filed by Grain Belt Express Clean Line LLC (Grain Belt) which sought Commission authority and a certificate of convenience and necessity (CCN) to construct, own, operate, control, manage and maintain a high voltage, direct current transmission line and associated facilities within eight Missouri counties (Buchanan, […]

Light Voter Turnout Expected for April 2nd Election

With a limited number of issues on the ballot, voter turnout is expected to be light in Scotland County for the April 2nd election. The City of Memphis will feature a pair of contested races. Voters in the West Ward will select an alderman. Aaron Dale, who was appointed to fill the unexpired term of […]