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Clarksville Police Department adds Seven New Officers

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department is happy to welcome seven new officers to their ranks yesterday. Commissioner of Finance, Mr. Ben Griffin, administered the Oath of Office to the Police Department’s newest additions.

They will attend the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy from August 5th – October 12th, 2012.

(Left side from front of room) Brandy Marley, Tony Dillard, Robert Blamer, Deana Valarezo, Center-Mr Ben Griffin, (Right Side from front of room) Leroy Johnson, Chris Bailey, Adam Bagwell. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

(Left side from front of room) Brandy Marley, Tony Dillard, Robert Blamer, Deana Valarezo, Center-Mr Ben Griffin, (Right Side from front of room) Leroy Johnson, Chris Bailey, Adam Bagwell. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan pushing forward, despite criticism

 
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Hank Bonecutter

Clarksville, TN – One thing is certain in Clarksville.  Being mayor is a thankless job.  You’re damned if you do, damned if you don’t.  It seems that no matter who the mayor is, there’s always this “climate” of discontent.   I guess it comes with the job.

I remember a visit to my morning show several years ago when my co-host and I first urged Kim McMillan to run for mayor.  We were just getting a good dose of Piper/Trotter politics at the time, and Kim was climbing the political ladder in Nashville, and we said, “Kim, you should run for mayor.”

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City of Clarksville to pay Airport Authority

 
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Hank Bonecutter

Clarksville, TN – After weeks of miscommunication, and misunderstanding over invoices related to the construction of the new airport terminal, it appears that the Airport Authority is going to get it’s money from the City of Clarksville.

Accusations had been running rampant on all sides of the issue, concerning unpaid bills, causing some city and county leaders to question what was going on at Outlaw Field.  Further questions about cost over-runs, and “change orders” were of concern.

The accusations had reached a fever pitch, and last Friday, board chairman Dr. Ron Whitford met with Clarksville mayor Kim McMillan to come to an understanding of the problem.  It appears that the city is following through with its promise. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan assures Airport Authority money will be paid to complete project

 
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Hank Bonecutter

Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan met with Airport Authority board member Dr. Ron Whitford today to settle financial questions related to the new airport terminal project.  Claims and counter claims have been made in recent weeks concerning the project, with some board members accusing the City of Clarksville of “malfeasance.”

Issues arose when the city did not make payments allocated for the new terminal, that were tied to federal grants provided for the project.  Accusations were running rampant that there was “over charges” tied to change orders that were not a part of the project, something that board members vehemently denied. “Our books are open for anyone to see.” said Jerry Clark, the project manager. “Any change orders related to this project were well within the acceptable limits of any project of this nature, and the implication that there has been mismanagement is absurd.” Clark said.

Outlaw Field

Outlaw Field

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Three New Clarksville Police Officers Take Oath of Office

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department welcomed three new officers to its ranks today, December 1st, 2011. 

Commissioner of Finance Ben Griffin administered the Oath of Office to the new officers in a ceremony at City Hall.

(L-R) Adam Post, Jordan Parnell, Justin Steward, and Clarksville Police Chief Al Ansley. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

(L-R) Adam Post, Jordan Parnell, Justin Steward, and Clarksville Police Chief Al Ansley. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

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City of Clarksville Revenue Collections Office extends hours and accepts local utility bill payments

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Beginning Monday, October 3rd, 2011 the City of Clarksville Finance and Revenue Department will have extended office hours of 7:30am to 5:00pm in their Revenue Collections Office in order to better serve its citizens and make it more convenient for them to pay their property taxes and utility bills.

The Revenue Collections Office is located in the first floor of the City Hall building at One Public Square. The office collects revenue for property tax, personal property tax, general billings and parking tickets. «Read the rest of this article»

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City Budgeting Process

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – In conjunction with Sunshine Week, Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan announces details of an open budgeting process that will include the public and will help residents better understand what goes into building a budget.

The Mayor and finance staff will have budget hearings for city departments and city-funded entities beginning April 11th at City Council Chambers. All hearings, workshops and meetings regarding the 2011-2012 Budget will be open to the public, and the proceedings will be digitally recorded and posted on the City’s website for those unable to attend. A copy of the proposed hearing dates is available on the City’s website and is attached. «Read the rest of this article»

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Questions and answers on city taxes

 

Clarksville, TN – As the Feb. 28 deadline for city taxes draws near, most residents don’t realize the city Finance Department has a program that can help ease their tax burden next year.

Unfortunately, help isn’t available for current due taxes, but partial tax payments can be made throughout the year to the Finance Department, somewhat like an escrow account on a mortgage.

“Our accounting system allows us to take partial payments and track those for our citizens,” said Commissioner of Finance Ben Griffin. “There are no contracts to sign and no minimum payment to be made. «Read the rest of this article»

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Certified Municipal Finance Officers Awards

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Clarksville Finance Commissioner Ben Griffin and Senior Accountant Deborah K. Johnson were among the more than 90 municipal finance officers to be awarded the Certified Municipal Finance Officers (CMFO) certificate on January 27th in Nashville, TN.

Comptroller of the Treasury Justin Wilson, left, and UT Vice President of Public Service Mary Jinks, present a Certified Municipal Finance Officers certificate to City of Clarksville Finance Commissioner Ben Griffin.

Comptroller of the Treasury Justin Wilson, left, and UT Vice President of Public Service Mary Jinks, present a Certified Municipal Finance Officers certificate to City of Clarksville Finance Commissioner Ben Griffin.

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