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Clarksville City Budget Session Highlights Continued

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Transportation – City Bus Service – The Transportation Department has a proposed FY 2012 budget of $5,227,826.  Of that amount, $682,150,00 would come from fares and other revenue.  Federal input is around $1.9 million, state input around $792K and a Jobs Access grant of $400K.  The remaining money would come from the city in the amount of $1.43 million.

In general, the Transportation budget is funded 47% Federal, 19% State and 34% Local.  Transportation is asking for about a $334,000 increase from last year.  Ridership is at record levels and the last fare increase was in 2007.  Ridership should be at or over 800,000 before the current budget year is out.  In May 2011 ridership was 66,262 versus 51,951 in May 2010.  Based on great ridership and that the last fare increase was almost 5 years ago, I believed that fares should be increased to offset the cost increase. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan’s letter regarding the FY2012 Budget

 

Clarksville Office of the Mayor - Kim McMillan

June 9, 2011

 

Dear Council Members and Citizens of Clarksville:

 The budget process provides an annual opportunity to examine the City’s performance and our community’s economic health.  Through the budget process, we have the ability to review what we did right and wrong in the current budget, assess our strengths and weaknesses, and plan for future opportunities and challenges that face the community of Clarksville.  As your new Mayor, I have stated that my Administration will be transparent and open about our priorities and goals and that I will keep both the City Council and our citizens apprised of the City’s ongoing projects and our financial condition.  Despite serving 12 years on the Tennessee House Finance, Ways and Means Committee and having a good understanding of governmental accounting, I think you can appreciate that with an overall City budget in excess of $418 million in one of the fastest growing Cities in Tennessee, that it has taken a few months for me to review all the areas included in the City’s budget.  Therefore this budget will serve not only as the annual budget, but as my first update on the status of City projects and City finances. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville City Departments to switch Phone Systems

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – The primary telephone numbers for the city’s Building and Codes Department and the Parks and Recreation Department will be switched to a new system Wednesday morning, which could temporarily cause calls to not be completed to those departments.

Technicians from Information Systems will start the switch at 9:30am on Wednesday. In the past, such changeovers have taken less than 10 minutes, but the process might require as much as 30 minutes. Also some numbers for the Police Department’s Professional Integrity Unit and Domestic Violence units

Residents should be aware that calls to these two departments may not reach their destination on Wednesday morning, and they should continue trying until their calls are answered.

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City of Clarksville Rolls Out New Tool To Fight Vandalism

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN– LOOK out graffiti vandals. Thanks to the dedication of the Clarksville City Council and Building and Codes department, a new weapon has been developed to put a halt to community vandalism.

It’s a ‘graffiti’ trailer equipped with a ladder, pressure washer, sandblaster, chemicals and several other tools to accomplish the removal. The graffiti trailer will be an effective way of acting quickly to clear a wall or building that has been defaced and in turn preventing vandals from attracting the attention they seek. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Street Department update

 

Over $125,000 in materials and supplies have been spent to perform repairs as of today.  About $30,000 has been spent in overtime pay.  Considering the areas being flooded this seems remarkable at this time.  Additional costs will occur as some pipes and other water carrying structures suffered damage and must be replaced.  Sinkholes have formed in many areas.  By combining Codes inspections and Street Department site visits, maps are being constructed that show where flooding took place, sink holes opened, and areas where flooding has occurred many times in the past. «Read the rest of this article»

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City of Clarksville storm debris pick up service will end soon

 

 The City of Clarksville is placing a deadline on storm debris pickup services provided by the Clarksville Street Department, free of charge.

No requests will be taken after the dates and times listed below:

  • Business and commercial properties must make a request by 4:30 pm on Friday, May 14th to be eligible to have storm debris removed.
  • Residential properties must make a request by 4:30 pm on Friday, May 21st to be eligible to have storm debris removed.
  • Debris removal for Woodstock subdivision will remain open until further notice.

To request this free service, call the Building and Codes Department at (931) 645-7426.

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Building permit procedures for flood damaged properties

 

The City of Clarksville has released the following building permit procedures.

Due to recent events the following guidelines for flood damaged properties will apply. «Read the rest of this article»

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