Tag Archives: City of Memphis

City Council Considers Utility Policy Changes

Sewer, storm water and three-phase electric service were all topics of discussion at the March meeting of the Memphis City Council as the board of aldermen discussed proposals to change municipal utility policies. Utility Superintendent Stacy Alexander presented a sample policy for mandating motor protection for three-phase electrical services. Under the policy, customers would be […]

Filing Closes for April Election With Just Two Races for Public Office

Filing closed for the local April 2019 elections without any last minute rush of candidates. As a matter of fact, January 15th came and went without a single new candidate filing, leaving just two races, both in the City of Memphis. The villages of Arbela and Granger didn’t have a single candidate file to serve […]

Scotland County Buried (Temporarily) by 12 Inches of Snow

Despite recording an estimated 10 to 12 inches of snow Friday night and Saturday, Scotland County was back to business Monday morning. Ball games were canceled Friday night and the school also postponed Saturday events and few Sunday morning church services were canceled, but by and large the region emerged from the weekend storm relatively […]

Power Problems Addressed at January Memphis City Council Meeting

After a recent power outage resulted in problems for a number of Memphis households, the board of aldermen at the January 3rd city council meeting highlighted a need for the municipal electric department to refocus efforts on upgrading the system’s reliability. The line crew members explained that the December outage was a result of high […]

Board of Aldermen Approves Surplus Vehicle Sales at December Meeting

The Board of Aldermen of the City of Memphis met in regular session on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in Memphis City Hall.  Mayor William Reckenberg called the meeting to order.  Aldermen present were:  Tom Glass, Aaron Dale, Chris Feeney, and Lucas Remley.  Others in attendance were:  City Supt. Roy Monroe; Utility Supt. […]

Added Volume Has City Seeking Another Expansion for Recycling Program

With a significant increase in aluminum and plastic bottle volume, the City of Memphis Recycling Center is once again pursuing grant funding to expand the operation. At the December 6th meeting of the Memphis City Council, the Board of Aldermen authorized a grant application to the Northeast Missouri Solid Waste Management District. The local recycling […]

Aaron Dale Appointed West Ward Alderman at November Memphis City Council Meeting

The Board of Aldermen of the City of Memphis met in regular session on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in Memphis City Hall.  Mayor William Reckenberg called the meeting to order.  Aldermen answering present were:  Tom Glass and Chris Feeney; Alderman Lucas Remley was absent.  Others in attendance were:  City Supt. Roy Monroe; […]

MDC to Dedicate New Archery Range in Memphis

Grant funds helped create new archery range at Memphis Reservoir. A partnership between the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the City of Memphis has brought a new archery range to northeast Missouri. MDC invites media and members of the public to a free ribbon cutting ceremony at the new facility on Wednesday, Oct. 31, […]

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 […]

Highway 15 Coalition Pursuing City Financing for Startup Costs

In an effort to jump start a proposed project to add shoulders to Highway 15 in Scotland County, local representatives of the Highway 15 Coalition met with the Memphis City Council on September 6th to propose a funding partnership with the city. Dr. Jeff Davis along with Derek Weber and Lucinda Clubb of Northeast Regional […]