Topic: Montgomery County Multi-Purpose Event Center
Road projects are needed, and City taxes are not out of control
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts has proposed a 20-cent property tax increase to fund Tier 1 of the Transportation 2020+ Strategy designed to overcome Clarksville’s pressing transportation improvement needs.
Clarksville-Montgomery County, TN – Rock blasting will begin on Tuesday, May 4th, 2021, and be staged in the late morning and early afternoon each weekday at the Montgomery County multipurpose event center site.
The blasting will be done to prepare the site between First Street and Second Street and Main Street and College Street for construction of the event center, which is scheduled to be finished at the end of 2022. The blasting is expected to be finished by the end of June.
Austin Peay State University geology students get tour of Montgomery County Multi-Purpose Event Center construction site
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) faculty and staff find pride by providing students with opportunities to learn more about the careers they are pursuing. Recently, Dr. Kallina Dunkle’s environmental geology lecture and lab class got such an opportunity when students toured the new Montgomery County Multi-Purpose Event Center (MPEC) construction site in Downtown Clarksville.
New center ‘will drive investment in downtown’
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts is encouraging the City Council to move forward with the purchase and transformation of the Roxy Regional Theatre into a modern downtown performing arts center.
The Council is expected to vote Thursday, February 4th, 2021 on whether to buy the building at 100 Franklin Street from Roxy Productions Inc.
APSU, Predators, Clarksville-Montgomery County communities break ground on Montgomery County Multi-Purpose Event Center
Clarksville, TN – On Thursday, November 12th, 2020, the site of the future Montgomery County Multi-Purpose Event Center was crawling with activity. But it wasn’t construction work causing the ruckus; it was the coming together of the Smashville, Stacheville, Clarksville, and Montgomery County communities to celebrate the start of a long-awaited two-year construction project.
Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett, Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts, Austin Peay State University (APSU) Director of Athletics Gerald Harrison, and Nashville Predators Vice President Danny Butler put shovels into the dirt on a bright sunny day in Downtown Clarksville and brought the MPEC one step closer to fruition.
Nashville, TN – On Thursday, November 12th, 2020, representatives from the Nashville Predators and Montgomery County broke ground on the Montgomery County Multi-Purpose Event Center in Downtown Clarksville, Tennessee.
“We began this project more than seven years ago, and to see it all come to fruition today in Clarksville is a testament to the passion and persistence of Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett,” Predators President and CEO Sean Henry said. “I’ve never worked with anyone who loves their community more than Jim Durrett, and this project symbolizes his desire to leave a lasting legacy for all of us to enjoy for decades.”
Clarksville, TN – A long-held dream is one step closer to reality. Friday morning, October 2nd, 2020, Austin Peay State University (APSU) Interim President Danelle Whiteside and Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett signed the lease agreement for the Governors men and women’s basketball teams to become the primary tenant for Montgomery County’s Multi-Purpose Event Center (MPEC) when the facility opens in Fall 2022.
It will take Austin Peay State University basketball off-campus regularly for the first time since 1953, when the Red Barn was opened.
Letter to the Editor
Written by John Kaler MSG, USA Retired
Clarksville, TN – Literally thousands of concerned Montgomery county citizens are concerned about the Multi-Purpose Event Center not meeting operating costs and causing a tax increase to meet shortfalls.
To hold down utility costs the county should consider some combination of solar water heating, solar electrical panels, wind turbine and a green roof. Though they would add to to the initial cost the result could be money saved for the taxpayers!
Letter to the Editor
Written by Thomas W. Terry
Clarksville, TN – Friday, December 6th, 2019, was the deadline for the signature drive led by residents of Montgomery County. Those residents only wanted one thing: for their voice to be heard. They were understanding of the fact that not everyone shared their opinion and to that end they wanted the up and coming multipurpose event center at the very least put to referendum.
During the course of the MPEC debacle there have been a number of allegations and revelations brought to light, one of the most concerning of which is that there are approximately 57,000 invalid voter registrations belonging to residents who are either deceased, no longer live in the county, or who are ineligible to vote.
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