Tag Archives: City of Memphis

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 […]

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 […]