Topic: CDE Power Board
Clarksville, TN – Charles Dickens wrote, “It was the best of times…it was the age of wisdom…it was the epoch of belief…it was the season of Light…it was the spring of hope…”
It is with great adoration and sadness, CDE Lightband said farewell to Chairman Wayne Wilkinson at the Power Board Meeting Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020.
Broadband division tops 20,000 customers
Clarksville, TN – CDE Lightband celebrated a pair of service milestones this week, announcing at a reception for government and business leaders that it had reached 20,000 broadband customers and 70,000 electric customers.
CDE Lightband is the City of Clarksville’s electric power utility with a fiber optic network that enables it to offer broadband services including digital TV, internet and phone service to homes and businesses in Clarksville.
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»
Clarksville, TN – I remember when the controversial CDE referendum passed. It was a heated debate. Should our electric utility get into the cable business?
We hired the guy we thought was going to take us there. The captain of the ship.
This week, a grand jury indicted Mr Ingram on 36 counts of fraud. If you read the indictment, it will make your head spin. This was a busy little beaver.
It makes us aware that while we THINK we’re doing the right thing, and making the right choice, you never know. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – I had mentioned that I had a couple of comments on some topics to provide for your info and consideration. The first topic is Resolution 29.
The resolution basically calls for “A Resolution Requesting The Tennessee General Assembly To Enact Legislation To Amend The Official Charter Of The City Of Clarksville Relative To Conflict Of Interest”. The section in question is to be deleted.
The part of the Charter being referred to is Part I; Article IV Organization and Personnel; Section 12 – Officers and employees not to profit from connections with the city. It states: «Read the rest of this article»
In the latest of what’s expected will be more resignations surrounding a controversial state law governing conflict of interest, local attorney Larry Rocconi Jr has submitted his resignation to Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan. Rocconi serviced on the Public Building Authority, Regional Planning Commission and Clarksville/Montgomery County Sports Authority. He was appointed to the Planning Commission by McMillan, but was already serving on the other boards when McMillan took office. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – I wanted to pass along a couple of items that are underway or coming to the council.
This ordinance has been brought before the council at the request of citizens concerned with the operating hours that refuse disposal trucks are maintaining. At issue are the 4:00am (maybe earlier) start times where trucks are out in the neighborhoods and businesses (by neighborhoods) picking up trash. The proposed ordinance would require operators to wait until 6:00am to start their routes. «Read the rest of this article»
Written by Councilman Bill Summers
Clarksville, TN – The city council met in its usual first of the month session, January 6th. The council was gathered for almost four hours that evening.
Here is the final installment of what went on at the council meeting Thursday and the CDE event of last week. «Read the rest of this article»
Because of numerous rumors and speculation in the community linking Mayor-elect Kim McMillan to the possibility Clarksville Department of Electricity Power Board members will hire current city Mayor Johnny Piper as the next superintendent of the public utility, she wants to express her opinion to the public on the matter.
“I don’t think it’s a good idea,” she said. “The issue isn’t about whether Johnny Piper is qualified to run the day-to-day operations of CDE, that’s a decision for the Power Board. It’s about good government, which I’ve promoted, and will continue to advocate, as an elected official. Such action would be counter to the spirit of a city ordinance that prohibits elected city officials from becoming city department heads immediately after leaving office. My problem with this situation is a former mayor would be leaving office and going directly into a city leadership position without a break in service, or a ‘cooling-off period,’ as some call it.” «Read the rest of this article»
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