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Bi-County Solid Waste Management permitted Additional Air Space

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – On Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) approved 4,000,000 cubic yards of class 1 air space to Bi-County Solid Waste Management. The additional space equates to 12 years of class I airspace at the current volume of waste received.

Volume can change based upon gate rates, separate contract vehicles, or technology’s impact on what we dispose of and what we recycle or apply to other purposes.

Four Million Cubic Yards of Air Space Approved for Bi-County Solid Waste Management.

Four Million Cubic Yards of Air Space Approved for Bi-County Solid Waste Management.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Recognizes Six Tennessee Veterans

 

Six Military Veteran State Employees Honored for Exemplary Service

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam joined Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Major General Terry “Max” Haston from the Tennessee Military Department to recognize six veteran state employees and more than 474,000 Tennessee veterans of all ages and eras. 

The Governor’s Veterans Day event was held at the Tennessee Tower Plaza in downtown Nashville.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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City of Clarksville MS4 Annual Report for 2016-2017

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The 2016-2017 City of Clarksville MS4 Annual Report is posted on the Clarksville Street Department website and can be found here. If you have any questions or comments please email ashlie.farmer@cityofclarksville.com

The full report will be submitted to the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation on September 30th, 2017. 

Clarksville City Hall

Clarksville City Hall

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Nashville Sounds to Honor Memory of Jim Fyke with Special Night at First Tennessee Park, August 19th

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds will celebrate the life and service of Jim Fyke, the longtime Nashville Metro government employee and State of Tennessee official, on Saturday, August 19th, 2017, prior to the team’s 7:05pm game against the Iowa Cubs.

Fyke, who passed away on June 20 at the age of 78, spent nearly 40 years working in Nashville’s Metro Parks and Recreation department, including a quarter-century as its director. In addition, Fyke served as state commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation for four years under former Governor Phil Bredesen.

Nashville Sounds To Wear FYKE Patch On Home Jerseys Through 2018.

Nashville Sounds To Wear FYKE Patch On Home Jerseys Through 2018.

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Tennessee State Parks Offer Rewards through Healthy Parks Healthy Person Program

 

Tennessee State ParksNashville, TN – Being active outdoors is not only good for your health – it can earn you Tennessee State Parks merchandise, golf rounds, free camping or even cabin stays thanks to a new program.

Tennessee State Parks and the Tennessee Department of Health have partnered to develop a web application called Healthy Parks Healthy Person, which allows Tennesseans to log their activities at Tennessee State Parks in exchange for points that can be redeemed for rewards.

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Swan Lake improvement projects delayed due to Wet Weather

 

State of Tennessee still expects to finish projects this Summer

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – A wet summer has delayed work on two projects to improve Swan Lake at Dunbar Cave State Park in Clarksville.

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation released a conceptual plan in May that outlines the two projects. One is a water quality project to restore the lake being performed by TDEC. The second is a dam repair project in and around the Swan Lake spillway being managed by STREAM – the State of Tennessee Real Estate and Asset Management Division within the Department of General Services.

Swan Lake improvement projects still slated to be completed by end of Summer.

Swan Lake improvement projects still slated to be completed by end of Summer.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, TDEC Present APSU’s Dr. Edward Chester with Lifetime Achievement Award

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau presented Dr. Edward Chester with the Robert Sparks Walker Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards on June 16th. 2017.

“Over the past 50 years, Dr. Chester has instilled the importance of environmental conservation to his students, botanists, and nature enthusiasts across the state,” said Haslam. “Through his writings, teaching and scientific contributions, we know more about Tennessee’s flora than ever before.”

(L to R) Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau, Austin Peay's Dr. Edward Chester and Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

(L to R) Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau, Austin Peay’s Dr. Edward Chester and Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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City of Clarksville’s water system gets Perfect Score from Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation

 

State of Tennessee review affirms G&W’s commitment to quality

Clarksville Gas and Water Department - CGWClarksville, TN – Clarksville Gas and Water achieved a perfect score of 100 on its recent water system sanitary survey conducted by the State of Tennessee.

The survey, conducted by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Division of Water Resources, is the product of an unannounced onsite review by a TDEC survey team, which evaluates and inspects every facet of the water system and ensures the City of Clarksville is delivering safe and reliable drinking water to the public.

Phillip Whittinghill, Water Treatment Plant Superintendent, at the Clarksville Water Plant.

Phillip Whittinghill, Water Treatment Plant Superintendent, at the Clarksville Water Plant.

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2017 Tennessee Legislative First Session Final Report – Part 10

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – The first session of the 110th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned on May 10th, 2017, after passing major legislation that will benefit Tennesseans for generations to come. This is Part 10 of a 12 Part report.

This includes a measure making Tennessee the first state in the nation to offer all adults without a degree tuition-free access to community college; a new law rebuilding a safe and reliable transportation network, while reallocating revenues to maximize taxpayers’ return on that investment; and a bill which provides a responsible path to improve access to broadband through investment, deregulation, and education. 

Action in the General Assembly also included passage of a balanced budget which takes on no new debt, as well as legislation protecting the elderly, enhancing the state’s robust job growth, cracking down on crime, and boosting efforts as the fastest improving state in the nation in K-12 student achievement.  Following is a report on key legislation passed this year.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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CGW announces Mandatory Water Restrictions Effective Immediately for Allen Griffey Water Pressure Zone Area in North Clarksville

 

Clarksville Gas and Water Department - CGWClarksville, TN – Clarksville Gas and Water has implemented Stage 3 of its Drought Management Plan, approved by the State of Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, on June 12th, 2017 for residents in the Allen Griffey Water Pressure Zone area in North Clarksville in response to a water main leak near Garner Hills Drive and Allen Griffey Road. (See map below)

Clarksville Gas and Water - Allen Griffey Water Pressure Zone Map

Clarksville Gas and Water – Allen Griffey Water Pressure Zone Map

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