Topic: Clarksville City Council
Clarksville, TN – The FY 2014 budget process is underway. This year’s theme is supposedly things would be tight, as opposed to last year theme, which was spend today and don’t worried about FY 2014. The mayor held initial public city department budget presentations the week of April 22nd, 2013.
I had not sent any budget info out because these early presentations change (which they have). Costs details and more unannounced changes are usually found only when the full line-by-line budget is provided (which they were). «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville City Council met in its usual first Thursday of the month regular voting session on May 2nd, 2013. The agenda was one of the lightest I believe I have seen in 6 ½ years of being on the council.
More and more often some of our assigned council committees do not to meet on any regular schedule. A normal schedule would be once a month.
However, there were a couple agenda items that may be of interest to readers. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville city council met in its usual first Thursday of the month, April 4th, regular session. It was a short, but potent agenda that lasted for a couple of hours.
Ordinance 67 (Ethics) – This was the second and final vote on this long and drawn out process. I proposed three amendments with one being approved. The successful amendment added a section to the Ethics Commission process requiring nominees fill out a questionnaire. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Qualified nonprofit charitable or civic organizations in Clarksville have an opportunity to seek the City’s financial support on a limited basis.
Applications for these funds are due by noon on Friday, April 12th, 2013. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville City Council met in its usual first Thursday of the month session on March 7th. It was a long meeting lasting until 11:00pm. Here is Part II on the results of some important decisions.
Ordinance 67 (Ethics): You know the history, the delays and now the moment of truth. This ordinance would create an Ethics Commission that would review ethics complaints. Basically Mayor Kim McMillan wants a 5-member commission she would appoint with council approval. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville City Council met in a special session last evening (March 11th) at the direction of Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan. The purpose was to conduct the second (all ordinances require two votes for passage) vote on a spending ordinance 72-2012-13.
As a brief background, the ordinance would have increased an approved spending request of $190,000 for a new chiller (AC Unit) for Clarksville City Hall. The increase would have raised the total expense to over one million dollars. This increase was due to buying a more efficient chiller (cost: $384,000) and replacing lighting fixtures in eight buildings for more efficient units at a cost of over $610,000. The initial vote of approval on this ordinance was held last Thursday (March 7th) and ended in a 6 – 6 tie that Mayor McMillan voted yes to provide passage of the ordinance. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville City Council met in its usual first Thursday of the month session on March 7th. It was a long meeting lasting until 11:00pm. Here is Part I on the results of some important decisions.
Ordinance 73 (Councilman Burkhart Rezoning Request) – This was the second time this request has come before the council as the initial review was denied by the council last year. The main issue and reason for that denial was the property is next to Trenton Road. «Read the rest of this article»
“I was speechless when Nick told me he was even thinking about being tested”, Wiley Bird said, “It was the kindest thing anyone has ever said to me.” «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Beyond the usual council reports I write, I usually try to provide information on other happenings in our city. It has been a while since I have done this so I want to catch you up on what is going on.
Topics include: Clarksville Fire Rescue, Clarksville Police Department, Building and Codes Department, East West Corridor and more. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan announces the formation of the Access Management Ordinance Task Force as a result of a public meeting to discuss the proposal to revise Clarksville’s access ordinance.
“Part of what we discussed during the public meeting a couple of weeks ago is that as far back as 2001, at least two committees were formed to draft and review the first access management ordinance. A request was made that I create a similar group to review the revisions being proposed by the Street Department and to make recommendations to the Street Committee and the City Council,” said Mayor McMillan. «Read the rest of this article»
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