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City of Clarksville sets times for City Council to Vote on 2014 Budget

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan has set the times for the City Council to vote on Clarksville’s FY 2014 budget.

The Public Hearing and First Reading will be held on June 6th, 2013 at the regularly scheduled council meeting at 7:00pm. The Second Reading will be held on June 27th, 2013 at a Special Called Session immediately following the regularly scheduled Executive Session at 4:30pm. «Read the rest of this article»

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City Council Session Recap – June 9th

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – A number of things have been happening or underway and I thought I would pass on some info to keep you up to date.

International Council of Shopping Centers (ISCS) – A couple of weeks ago city and chamber representatives went to Las Vegas to promote the city for new business opportunities. As with every promotion effort, only time will tell how successful things were. «Read the rest of this article»

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Interview with Clarksville’s Mayor Kim McMillan

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – On Saturday, March 19th, Mayor Kim McMillan sat down with Clarksville Online, Discover Clarksville, and WJZM’s Hank Bonecutter to answer some questions on the top topics in Clarksville.

Some of the topics covered include the Marina, the City Budget, Clarksville Department of Electricity, Hemlock Semiconductor, growing infrastucture needs and several others. «Read the rest of this article»

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Proposed 2011 City Budget – Amendments

 

By Councilman Bill Summers

The council met in another marathon round.  A number of changes that added and deleted budget items took place, and while I don’t have the final exact numbers, we kept our 20% reserve with around a half-million plus.

I tried to take good notes for you, but I may have missed an item or two.  Here is what was accomplished: «Read the rest of this article»

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2011 City Budget Continued

 

By Councilman Bill Summers

Here is some additional proposed city budget information.

Major City Capital Projects:

ADA Sidewalk repairs and upgrades: $3,000,000 (required by federal court order…that is a chunk of the budget each year)

Pettus Park upgrades: $50,000

Airport Terminal Construction: $1,750,000  (County will match and this will allow the  new terminal to be built.  We have grabbed every grant left and none remain to help pay for the project.  The current terminal is over 50-years old and is falling apart.) «Read the rest of this article»

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More information on the 2011 City Budget

 

By Councilman Bill Summers

The council met again this evening to go over more of the mayor’s proposed 2011 budget.  It was another long evening. Here is some more information on items being proposed. «Read the rest of this article»

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2011 City Budget Preparation

 

By Councilman Bill Summers

The new proposed city budget review is underway.  I thought I would pass on a few highlights thus far.

It is not uncommon for it to take 12 to 18 months or longer to close out a fiscal year.  Part of this due to the city being repaid for work it does by the state or federal government due to grant payments or reimbursements.  Often the city is promised a future payment if it goes ahead and does the work today.  While this means the city has to take the financial burden upon itself to get projects done, it does eventually get paid back.  Also, the city does not always get the property taxes it should within the normal budget year.  Late payments, with interest or settlement of delinquent taxes come after the regular budget cycle is closed.  In other cases the city may be competing for a grant that requires the city to provide a partial match that may be 10-20% or more to compete.  The city will budget that money, but in the end may not win/receive the grant.  The unused money from the grant effort returns to the city fund at the end of the year or after official notification that the grant will not be received.  However, this adds or reduces the budget projections and expectations. «Read the rest of this article»

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Concerns for Edith Pettus Park

 
Candy Johnson, City Council Member for Ward 5

Candy Johnson, City Council Member for Ward 5

For several years the condition of this Park originally funded through a grant for the low-income area has been overlooked for repairs. The city owns and is responsible for this park, but has failed to upkeep the proper lighting, ball field and pool. The residents haven’t had full access to this park in over 4 years.

I have noticed that several other parks in poor condition receiving preventative maintenance measures such as lighting in amounts of of $80,000 to $125,000 have been allocated funds for improvements in this budget. I have supported the Heritage park improvements in my Ward and also some others in other Wards.  I agree that parks are about a good quality of life for our citizens but I am confused as to why we never consider fixing this particular park after several request to do so?

The responses I have received are as follows;

  1. We don’t make any money off the pool.
  2. It would not be a wise management decision to reopen the pool in that area.
  3. The usage of this park is low.
  4. Little league teams do not want to play there.

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