Tag: Clarksville City Council
The Town Hall will be held at the Kleeman Community Center, 166 Cunningham Lane, 6 to 7 p.m. Residents should come to the Kleeman Community Center Meeting Room.
The Town Hall is free and open to the public.
Topics of Discussion:
City Council Agenda Items for the May 2, 2013 City Council Voting Session
The Ward 2 Town Hall will be held in the Meeting Room at the Kleeman Community Center, 166 Cunningham Lane. The Town Hall will be 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. The town hall is open to the public.
Topics of discussion are: Neighborhood Watches; City Council Agenda Items for May 2 City Council Voting Session; and an Open Discussion Session.
Contact Council Member McLaughlin at: Deanna.email@example.com or call 931-645-0315.
The contents of any e-mails sent to Council Members are public record according to the Tennessee Public Records Act, TCA Code 10-7-501. You can access the full law at: www.comptroller.tn.gov/openrecords/forms.asp.
City Council representatives Geno Grubbs (City Ward 7) and Joel Wallace (City Ward 9) are hosting a town hall meeting on January 28. The town hall will be held the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library, 350 Pageant Lane. The meeting will be from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Constituents in Wards 7 and 9 are encouraged to attend. The town hall is free and open to the public.
Councilman Grubbs can be reached at (931) 320-0774.
Mayor Kim McMillan has called a special session of the CIty Council for the administering the oath of office of newly-elected member Valerie Guzman (Ward 5) and re-elected members James Lewis (Ward 3), Wallace Redd Ward 4), David Allen (Ward 8), Joel Wallace (Ward 9) and Jeff Burkhart (Ward 12).
The Special Session will be held on Thursday, January 3 at 5:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. The Chambers are located at 106 Public Square in Clarksville. All members of the public are invited and encouraged to attend.
Immediately following the swearing-in ceremony, a reception will be held in the City Hall Conference Room on the 4 th Floor of City Hall.
The January regular session of the City Council will follow at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.
Clarksville’s City Code provides for specific times during the year in which fireworks are permitted.
During the Independence Day holiday, the use of all fireworks was banned due to the dangerous conditions caused by extreme heat and dry weather. The City Council voted at the August meeting to allow residents to use the fireworks they have already purchased during the Labor Day holiday.
The Clarksville City Council passed the proposed 2012-2013 budget on the first reading in a Special Session on the evening of June 7. The public hearing and second reading of the budget will be held on June 18, at 5:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.
“As I have said before, my goal is to make the budget process as open, transparent and informational as possible. “We have made the budget information available in several ways so that members of the public can access it,” said Mayor Kim McMillan.
On the City’s website, citizens can access the full budget of each Department, including Power Point and video presentations, a Departmental expenditure line item summary, a Departmental expenditure budget detail, budget summaries and the Mayor’s letter to the citizens which provides an overview. To see this information, log on to http://www.cityofclarksville.com/2012-13BudgetProcess.php.
Additionally, the budget was published in the newspaper today for easier access for those people who may not have access to a computer.
As with the previous hearings and working sessions, the June 18 hearing is open to all members of the public
City Council representatives Deanna MacLaughlin and James Lewis, (Ward 2 & 3) will hold their next town hall meeting on June 5. The town hall meeting will be held at Park Lane Church of Nazarene on Cunningham Lane.
The meeting will begin at 6pm and end at 7pm. Parking is on the west side of the church activities building.
The meeting’s guest speaker will be Pete Reed, Director Bi-County Waste Management.
At our last town hall meeting there were several questions regarding the pending deal for Bi-County to accept waste from Franklin, Tennessee. Mr. Reed will be in attendance to answer your questions.
The Mayor’s Office is advising the public that the City Council budget working session scheduled for May 17 has been rescheduled. The rescheduling was necessitated by a majority of council members’ inability to meet Thursday.
The Council’s final budget working session will now be held on May 31 after the City’s Council’s monthly Executive Session which begins at 4:30. Both the budget session and the council executive session are free and open to the public.
On Monday, June 4, at 7:00, the City Council will meet in a special called session for the first reading of the budget. The agenda for the City Council’s regular session on June 7 at 7:00 p.m. will begin with the formal public hearing and include the second reading of the budget.
The Clarksville City Council will meet in executive session November 28 at 4:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 106 Public Square.
The Agenda is as follows:
1) PLANNING COMMISSION: PUBLIC HEARING
1. ORDINANCE 42-2011-12 (First Reading) Amending the Zoning Ordinance and Map of the City of Clarksville, application of James Goodridge, Bill Mace- Agent, for zone change on property at East Boy Scout Road & Needmore Road from AG Agricultural District to R-2A Single Family Residential District
2. ORDINANCE 43-2011-12 (First Reading) Amending the Zoning Ordinance and Map of the City of Clarksville, application of Kurt Brogger, et al, Deborah Toothman-Agent, for zone change on property at Old Ashland City Road & Circle Drive from R-2 Single Family Residential District to R-4 Multiple Family Residential District
2) CONSENT AGENDA
All items in this portion of the agenda are considered to be routine and non-controversial by the Council and may be approved by one motion; however, a member of the Council may request that an item be removed for separate consideration under the appropriate committee report:
1. ORDINANCE 37-2011-12 (Second Reading) Authorizing purchase of property from Marvin Pitts for the HSC sewer pump station
2. ORDINANCE 39-2011-12 (Second Reading) Accepting donation of property at 380 Liberty Parkway for Community Development
3. Approval of Board Appointments:
Economic Development Council: Jeff Burkhart (replace David Allen-term expired) – December 2011 through June 2013 Museum Board: Scott Donellan, Ray Runyon (reappointments), Sollie Fott (replace Tom Ely-term expired), Dr. Carmen Reagan (replace Bill Orgain-term expired) – January 2012 through December 2014
4. Approval of Minutes: October 27th, November 3rd
3) COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE. Marc Harris, Chair
4) FINANCE COMMITTEE. Joel Wallace, Chair
1. ORDINANCE 40-2011-12 (First Reading Revised; Postponed by City Council November 3) Establishing a cell phone usage policy (Finance Committee: Approval)
2. RESOLUTION 29-2011-12 Requesting an amendment to the Official Charter relative to conflict of interest (Finance Committee: Approval)
5) GAS & WATER COMMITTEE. Jeff Burkhart, Chair
1. ORDINANCE 41-2011-12 (First Reading) Authorizing extension of utility services for Rollow Lane; request of Weakley Brothers Engineering/Arthur Reynolds) (Gas & Water Committee: to be considered Nov. 28th)
6) PARKS & RECREATION. Deanna McLaughlin, Chair
(Parks, Recreation, General Services)
7) PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE. Geno Grubbs, Chair
(Building & Codes, Fire, Police)
8) STREETS & TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE. James Lewis, Chair
9) NEW BUSINESS
1. Discussion regarding funding for Exit 11 traffic improvements (Councilman Summers)
10) MAYOR AND STAFF REPORTS
12) PUBLIC COMMENTS
The City Council will weigh in the issue of barge port development in Clarksville today with a first-reading Council vote on Winn Marine LLC’s $40 million Cumberland River barge port expansion plan.Winn Marine, faced with community opposition in the are of the proposed development of Dover and Barge Point Roads, has been actively promoting its plan.
Facing public complaint and concern on both environmental issues and and river traffic, both the Clarksville City Council and the Montgomery County Commission, deferred votes on Winn Marine’s zoning requests, citing a need for further study.The Council will now hold the first of two readings today, with the second coming up in October. The County Commission will not revisit the issue until November, and then only if the city votes in favor of the plan.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation has gone on record citing a need to reduce traffic on I-24, and a barge port could take some commercial traffic off that highway. Mayor Carolyn Bowers has voiced support for the port.
The UT Center for Transportation Research views Clarksville barge ports as a benefit in terms of the traffic impact on both Clarksville and Nashville. Barge traffic is already a constant on the Cumberland in Clarksville, but those barges cannot unload in the city. Instead,cargo unloaded in Nashville must be trucked back to Clarksville.
Currently, two private barge ports operate in the city, including one already running on Barge Point Road.
In addition, R.J. Corman has a pending request for an expanded barge port in Cumberland Heights, and the team of Richard Tucker and Gary Matthews — whose 41-A Bypass barge port request was voted down — could revisit that planned development.
The proposed Winn marine facility will be privately funded, and Winn Marine tallied its potential benefit:
- $1M in new tax revenue
- 371 jobs (during construction)
- $20M+ in economic impact to the city/county
In addition, the operational port will fuel related business development in the area.