Topic: Clarksville City Charter
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville City Council met in its usual first Thursday of the month regular session – Thursday, March 6th, 2014. A couple of items of interest were covered at the meeting.
The council met in an early session starting at 6:30pm to have a presentation of a “potential” new athletic complex. This presentation provided a few more details of the project that the mayor first exposed at the “State of The City” several weeks ago. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville City Council met in its first regular session of the New Year on Thursday, January 2nd, 2014. Not much was going on, as it was again a very light agenda.
There are a couple of items of interest and an update that I will provide. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Here are the rest of the items of note regarding Thursday’s (August 1st) regular council session.
Ordinance 6 (Transferring the funding of the director position of the Two Rivers Company (TRC) from control of the TRC to the city)
There was discussion as to why the TRC would want to give up full control of the position at the time when the city had fully funded the requirement and provided funding up to the amount of $350,000 for programs and projects. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – I hope everyone had an enjoyable and safe start to the New Year. The city council cranked-up 2013 with two meetings on Thursday evening.
A special session was held to swear-in elected members and confirm the mayor’s choice for pro tem. Then a couple of hours later, the usual first Thursday of the month regular voting session was conducted. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – I have been working on improvements and stoplights for the Exit 11 and Sango Road area since 2000. This was long before I got on the council for Ward 10. After being elected to the council, in 2007 I tried again as well as in 2009. In the past year, we finally had some success. So persistence, help from Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson and others has finally paid off.
I have been informed by our Street Engineers that the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) selected a contractor to carry out the construction project a few weeks ago. There are likely several more weeks of work to finalize any issues and construction requirements. It is possible that work could begin within a couple of months. The project is scheduled to be complete not later than June 2013. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – A recent issue concerning the city council email system has surfaced and I want to address some issues that were raised. The main issue relates to the request by local attorney Mark Rassas to gain email addresses of constituents and what has resulted since.
You may have already received some emails related to this or read a story in the Sunday “Leaf-Chronicle”, which did not address or fully disclose all the details. «Read the rest of this article»
Recently, a public records request made by local attorney Mark Rassas, got a lot of people’s attention, when he asked the city of Clarksville for the e-mails of all city councilmen. Everybody wondered the same thing; “What’s he looking for?”
Well, the picture is getting clearer.
I speculated that it had something to do with the recent failure of the Charter Revision, and lo and behold, that seems to be the case. «Read the rest of this article»
It was not a heavy agenda, but it did take over 2.5 hours to get through it. A couple of items took considerable time. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Just a reminder of my Town Hall meeting on Monday, July 30th at 6:30pm at the Gas and Water Department building at 2215 Madison Street.
I need to get your input on an item that is up for vote next week. If you cannot attend, please send me an email at email@example.com and also cc to firstname.lastname@example.org. It is important that other Council Members know how different Wards feel about subjects even if they don’t actually represent them. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Embattled Ward 1 Clarksville City Councilman, and state legislative candidate Nick Steward, admitted to stealing from the Army while serving in Afghanistan, and receiving a “general discharge” for his crime.
In an exclusive interview on Clarksville news talk radio station, WJZM, Steward said that he took some computer parts for his personal use while ordering supplies for his unit. Steward said he was caught “by my chain of command” and eventually discharged from service. This is the first time that Steward has admitted to his indiscretion publicly. «Read the rest of this article»
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