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New Providence Tomorrow Community Meeting results in lively discourse


The Clarksville Office of Housing and Community DevelopmentThe City of Clarksville Office of Housing and Community Development conducted a community meeting focused on redevelopment of the New Providence Community. Residents, business and property owners had been notified of the meeting and asked to attend to give input as to how the community could be revitalized and what its residents wanted to see in their community. Approximately forty-five people were in attendance.

New Providence comprises a major portion of City Ward 6, which is represented on the City Council by Councilman Marc Harris, who was, himself, in attendance. Mayor John E. Piper was in attendance for the start of the meeting. Councilwoman Deanna McLaughlin, Ward 2 and James Lewis, Ward 3 were also sat in. Rita Arancibia, director of the city’s Office of Housing and Community Development lead the meeting. She was assisted by members of her staff. Officer Roger Carroll, a crime prevention officer of the CPD’s Crime Stoppers Unit was also on hand. Pastor Jimmy Terry of Tabernacle Missionary Baptist School was among the attendants. Each attendant was given a three question survey to guide their deliberation and answer in turn during the meeting. «Read the rest of this article»

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