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Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts celebrates Americans with Disabilities Act’s 30th Anniversary

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts and the Tennessee Disability Coalition are excited to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

This important civil rights legislation, signed by President George H.W. Bush in July 1990, prohibits discrimination and ensures people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as other Americans.

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts

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City of Clarksville reports more work planned on Downtown Parking Lot

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – On Monday, March 23rd, 2020 the City of Clarksville announced repair work will continue this week on the Cumberland Plaza parking lot on Second Street across from the Montgomery County Courts Complex.

Cumberland Plaza surface lot to be closed for two days.

Cumberland Plaza surface lot to be closed for two days.

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Clarksville Downtown parking lot to get ADA upgrade

 

City of Clarksville will add an accessible space to Cumberland Plaza

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – A contractor will begin work soon to add another accessible parking space and resurface an existing accessible space in the City of Clarksville’s Cumberland Plaza parking lot on Second Street across from the Montgomery County Courts Complex.

The City of Clarksville will transform the parking space on the right into another accessible parking space and resurface the existing accessible space, above left, in the Cumberland Plaza parking lot on Second Street. The work will require the spaces to be closed for about three weeks.

The City of Clarksville will transform the parking space on the right into another accessible parking space and resurface the existing accessible space, above left, in the Cumberland Plaza parking lot on Second Street. The work will require the spaces to be closed for about three weeks.

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Jeff Bryant is running for Montgomery County Highway Supervisor

 

Election 2020Clarksville, TN – Jeff Bryant, a Montgomery County native, has announced his candidacy for Montgomery County Highway Supervisor, where he will be running as a Republican against Kevin Griffy in the March 3rd Primary.

Bryant is a graduate of Montgomery Central High School, and attended the University of Tennessee at Martin where he walked on as a member of the Skyhawk Football team. He graduated in 2005 with his Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering and immediately secured employment with Clarksville’s own DBS and Associates Engineering.

Jeff Bryant, candidate for Montgomery County Highway Supervisor.

Jeff Bryant, candidate for Montgomery County Highway Supervisor.

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Clarksville Transit System adds Bus Shelters, Map of Stops

 

Clarksville Transit SystemClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Transit System (CTS) continues to drive forward in its efforts to update or replace bus shelters throughout Clarksville.

“We understand the need for updating or replacing current shelters and continue to make that a priority for the community,” said Paul Nelson, CTS Interim Director.

The Clarksville Transit System continues to add new bus shelters throughout Clarksville. The shelters include a bench, solar powered LED lights, a trash receptacle and space for wheelchair access.

The Clarksville Transit System continues to add new bus shelters throughout Clarksville. The shelters include a bench, solar powered LED lights, a trash receptacle and space for wheelchair access.

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Montgomery County Government to hold Public Comment Period, Public Input meeting on Americans with Disabilities Act Transition Plan

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Government is completing an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan. A public comment period will be held September 17th, 2019, to October 18th, 2019.

If you are interested or have an organization representing individuals with disabilities, you are requested to participate in the review of these documents which will be available beginning September 17th, online at www.mcgtn.net

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City of Clarksville and Rotary Clubs sign agreement for Playgrounds in Heritage Park

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville and the presidents of the Sunrise Rotary Club, the Noon Rotary Club and the Sunset Rotary Club signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the construction of a new splash pad and playground areas in Heritage Park.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan signs Memorandum of Understanding for the construction of a new splash pad and playground areas in Heritage Park.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan signs Memorandum of Understanding for the construction of a new splash pad and playground areas in Heritage Park.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Signs ABLE Legislation to Help Families and Individuals with Disabilities Save with Tax-free Earnings

 

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Families of those with disabilities are now one step closer to saving more money for medical costs with tax-free earnings.

Yesterday, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed the Tennessee ABLE Act into Law, giving State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. the authority to create and offer tax-advantaged investment plans to help families of those with disabilities save money for a variety of qualifying expenses.

The legislation, passed unanimously by the 109th General Assembly, establishes an Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program in accordance with federal legislation.

(L to R) Whitney Goetz, LaKesha Page, Sen. Becky Duncan Massey, Steve Summerall, Governor Bill Haslam, Treasurer David H. Lillard Jr., Rep. Kevin Brooks, Carol Westlake, and Melanie  Bull. (Jed Dekalb, Chief State Photographer)

(L to R) Whitney Goetz, LaKesha Page, Sen. Becky Duncan Massey, Steve Summerall, Governor Bill Haslam, Treasurer David H. Lillard Jr., Rep. Kevin Brooks, Carol Westlake, and Melanie Bull. (Jed Dekalb, Chief State Photographer)

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Austin Peay State University Growth rate brings need for Crosswalks, APSU Physical Plant finds Solar Solution

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Most people don’t think in terms of solar power when it comes to campus traffic issues, but APSU Physical Plant Director, Tom Hutchins was thinking solar was a perfect solution to remedy a growing traffic related issue around campus — pedestrian safety.

As the campus has grown, nearly doubling in size during the last decade, and the paths people took from classroom to classroom changed, so did the places where pedestrians cross streets.

New crosswalk sign in front of APSU Foy Center. (Photo by Linnea Rainey - Austin Peay State University)

New crosswalk sign in front of APSU Foy Center. (Photo by Linnea Rainey – Austin Peay State University)

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Mayor McMillan Gives State of the City Address

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan gave her State of the City address at the Customs House Museum today. The Mayor started out speaking about the challenges she has faced since taking office in January 2011, the economic growth of the city, and new programs that are being planned to improve the quality of life for all Clarksville residents.

New programs include:  a new parking facility located in downtown Clarksville, along with refurbishments to the existing parking garages; public transit services from Clarksville to Nashville for commuters, bringing a riverboat back to Clarksville; a Summer Night Lights Program keeping Clarksville Parks open after dark to provide safe places for Clarksville Teens; along with a public-private partnership to bring a new convention center to Clarksville. For full details continue reading as a transcript of her speech is included below.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan addressing the attendees

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan addressing the attendees

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