Business & Heritage Clarksville
Local News, Business, Arts, Heritage – DAILY — Serving the Clarksville, TN region.



News

July 2, 2014

Funeral procession amendment fails to pass

More articles by »
Written by: News Staff
Tags: , , ,
procession

The City Council failed to enact a highly controversial policy on funeral possessions.

Councilor David Allen proposed an ordinance amendment that would keep police escorts for all funeral processions. It was an attempt to restore a policy that honors the dead with a safe escort to the cemetery.

Under a change by Police Chief Al Ansley, escorts are provided for the fist seven cars in a funeral procession — including the hearse –but subsequent cars must adhere to standard traffic laws. Ansley said additional escorts would be provided if officers were available. Ansley said a year ah=go that long funeral processions were a safety hazard.

Supporting Allen were Councilors Kip McNeill, Marc Harris, Joel Wallace, Kaye Jones and Jeff Burkhart. “No” votes came from council members James Lewis, Wallace Redd, Valerie Guzman and Geno Grubb with Deanna McLaughlin and Bill Summers abstaining.

 



About the Author

News Staff





 
 

 
cde_lightband

CDE Lightband franchise renewal to have second reading

The second of three special sessions that the Mayor has called for this week to approve the renewal of the franchise agreement for CDE Lightband will take place this afternoon at 4:30 p.m.
by News Staff
0

 
 
clarksville

Mayor McMillan cast tie-breaking vote for Walmart Neighborhood Market

Walmart will be coming to one city neighborhood after Mayor Kim McMillan cast the tie breaking vote in City Council in favor of the market on Whitfield Road.
by News Staff
0

 
 
clarksville

City Council to meet in regular session

The Clarksville City Council will meet in regular session on November 6 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers, 106 Public Square.
by News Staff
0

 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Facebook

Twitter