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City offices closing in observance of Memorial Day holiday May 27
In observance of Memorial Day, City Hall and most other City offices will be closed Monday, May 27, 2019. Some recreational facilities and St. Clair Street Senior Center will be closed Saturday May 25 and Memorial Day. Rover, the City’s public transportation system, will not run on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27.
City Council holds Budget Review Session May 23
The Murfreesboro City Council will meet in Special Session at 5:00 p.m., Thurs., May 23 in Council Chambers at City Hall to review the proposed FY 2019-20 Budget with executive directors and department heads.
City hires Sign Administrator and Electrical Inspector in Building & Codes
The Murfreesboro Building & Codes Department has added two new employees. Teresa Stevens has been hired as the new Sign Administrator and William “Preston” Hunsucker has been hired as an Electrical Inspector.
43rd Annual Pioneer Days will be held April 27 at Cannonsburgh Village
The 43rd Annual Pioneer Days will be held in Cannonsburgh Village Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Live music, clogging, pottery and blacksmith demonstrations, hayrides, craft vendors, food trucks and an art exhibit are just a few of the activities planned for the day.
Learn how to help Save Our Species at the 2019 Earth Day Celebration April 27
Join Murfreesboro Electric Department April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Historic Downtown Square for the 18th Annual Earth Day Celebration. This year’s theme, “S.O.S. Save Our Species: Protect, Don’t Neglect TN Wildlife,” focuses on local species on the verge of extinction.
City Council Special Meeting on FY 2020 Budget scheduled April 25
The Murfreesboro City Council will meet in a Special Meeting Thursday, April 25, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 111 W. Vine St., to discuss the FY 2020 City Budget.
City recognizes MPD officer Matthew Rice with STARS Award
Murfreesboro Police Officer Matthew Rice has been recognized as the STARS award recipient for March 2019. Rice was honored by Mayor Shane McFarland prior to Thursday’s (April 18) meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council.
Council considering property tax increase for first time in two decades
Confronting the infrastructure and services needs of a fast-growing City, for the first time in two decades the Murfreesboro City Council is considering an increase in property taxes. The reality of a need for increased revenues through a property tax adjustment became the major topic of discussion by members of the Council during a Special Budget Meeting April 18th at City Hall. Council vote on the FY 2020 budget will come in June of this year after City staff presents the proposed budget to Council by May 15 as required by Charter.
Community Development Department Public Hearing April 25
The City of Murfreesboro Community Development Department has announced a Notice of Public Hearing, Thursday, April 25, 2019, 5:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. at the Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Boulevard. The purpose of the public hearing is to present the proposed Annual Action Plan for allocating and expending grant funds in support of the Consolidated Plan.
Council Workshop Meeting scheduled for April 10
The Murfreesboro City Council will meet in a regular workshop meeting at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at Murfreesboro Police Headquarters, Community Room, 1004 N. Highland Ave., to discuss issues with staff.
Council finalizes Cooperative Use Agreement with TSSA
The Murfreesboro City Council Thursday (April 4) approved a 20-year Cooperative Use Agreement with the Tennessee State Soccer Association (TSSA) for Richard Siegel Soccer Complex. The formal agreement comes after TSSA voted December 1, 2018, to accept the City of Murfreesboro as the site of its new facility based on a proposal to expand the Siegel Soccer Complex on Cherry Lane.
City seeks HUD Grant funding to serve homelessness
The Murfreesboro City Council Thursday (April 4) approved the acceptance and application of federal HUD grants to address homelessness. The City of Murfreesboro is eligible for possible 2019-2020 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funding to assist non-profit service providers to assist the homeless.
Affordable Housing, Solid Waste options, tourism, in April ‘In the City’
The Murfreesboro Housing Authority presents a Master Plan to redevelop Oakland Courts’ public housing and local government officials tour facilities in California in the search for Solid Waste options, this month ‘In the City.’
April 23 Public Meeting on development of ADA compliance and transition plan
The City of Murfreesboro will conduct a public informational meeting at City Hall, Tuesday, April 23, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., to provide opportunity for the public to participate in the development of the City’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance and transition plan.
Council OKs Neel Schaffer consulting on Mercury Blvd. Phase 2
The Murfreesboro City Council approved Neel Schaffer, Inc. Thursday (March 21) to provide $235,870 in professional consulting contract services for the Mercury Blvd. Sidewalk Construction Project. The services are necessary for Phase 2 of the federally funded grant project enhancing pedestrian safety along Mercury Blvd.
City opens Kingdom Drive bridge over Overall Creek
The City of Murfreesboro is set to open the new $1.5 million Kingdom Drive bridge that will cross Overall Creek to Overall Creek Elementary School on the western side of the City. The bridge extension will officially open to traffic at 11 a.m. Friday, March 15, with traffic controls in-place.
City launches user-friendly Open Finance Portal
The City of Murfreesboro announced Monday (March 11) the launching of a new government Open Finance Portal that allows easy-access to City financial data.
Council Workshop Meeting scheduled for March 13
The Murfreesboro City Council will meet in a regular workshop meeting at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday., March 13, 2019, at Murfreesboro Police Headquarters, Community Room, 1004 N. Highland Ave., to discuss issues with staff, including the FY19-20 budget.
City Street Department pothole filling and crack repair work continues
Despite not having a major snow or ice event so far this winter, heavy rains and freezing have contributed to potholes. February was the rainiest February on record, according to the National Weather Service. Rain can still freeze under the pavement and cause the surface to crack. If you see a dangerous pothole, please notify the City Street Department with information so crews can respond to the location and make repairs.
Solid Waste Department employee David Diehl receives STARS Award
Solid Waste Department Driver David Diehl has been named STARS award recipient for February 2019. Diehl was honored prior to Thursday’s (March 7) meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council.
City honors Planning Chairman Bob Lamb for 28 years of service
Planning Commission Chairman Bob Lamb has been a driving force in how the City of Murfreesboro has grown, both as a commissioner since 1991 and as Chairman since August 2000. The real estate veteran and MTSU alumnus recently announced he is stepping down from leadership of the Commission. Lamb received a key to the City of Murfreesboro March 6 from another MTSU alumnus, Mayor Shane McFarland.
Middle Tennessee Boulevard near MTSU opens northbound traffic March 6
The long-awaited opening of the Middle Tennessee Boulevard widening project near the MTSU campus is set for all northbound lanes from East Main Street to Greenland Drive beginning Wednesday, March 6.
Tour Murfreesboro’s new Fire Station #4 and more on CityTVs ‘In the City’
Take a tour inside Murfreesboro’s new state-of-the-art Fire Station #4, watch as a local WW II veteran and Golf Commission chairman is honored for his service, and learn about plans to revitalize downtown Murfreesboro ‘In the City.’
City of Murfreesboro evaluating flood-prone areas for mitigation
February’s heavy rainfall in Middle Tennessee, the wettest on record for the month dating back to 1880 according to the National Weather Service, was an extraordinary event due to accumulative rain over several days.
Community Development Department Issues Notice of Funding Availability; Public Hearing March 6
The City of Murfreesboro anticipates receiving funding for the fiscal year July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020 from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Tennessee Housing and Development Agency. Grant Amounts are estimated on prior year awards. Public Service Grants are available to eligible non-profit agencies and government agencies. Public Hearings will be held for the Annual Action Plan process.
City Council approves $58 million debt issuance
The Murfreesboro City Council Wednesday (Feb. 13) approved a Detailed Bond Resolution and Loan Agreement with SunTrust Bank to fund $58 million in 2019 Capital Improvement Projects with a 2.84 percent interest rate over a 15-year term.
Special Meeting of Murfreesboro Parks Commission March 4
The Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Commission will meet in a Special Meeting Monday, March 4, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. at Patterson Park Community Center, Meeting Room A, to review and discuss the Draft Master Plan of the Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department.
City offices and facilities closed for ‘Presidents’ Day’ holiday February 18
In observance of ‘Presidents’ Day,’ all City of Murfreesboro offices, recreational facilities and senior services at St. Clair Street Senior Center will be closed on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019.
February ‘In the City’ available on Facebook, YouTube and airing on CityTV
Learn about the City’s proposed Core Overlay Zoning District for downtown and more in the February episode of Murfreesboro’s ‘In the City.’ Watch the monthly television magazine show on Facebook and CityTV or anytime on YouTube at https://youtu.be/FDVnQpU92W4.
Council authorizes property swap for extension of W. Northfield Blvd.
The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday (Jan. 31) to authorize a property exchange agreement with New Vision Baptist Church for the extension of West Northfield Boulevard. The agreement allows the City to acquire right of way for the roadway and purchase a construction easement for $5,815.
Feb. 19 Informational Open House for update of City Core Overlay
The City of Murfreesboro Planning Department will hold an informational open house on the update and expansion of the City Core Overlay Zoning District, Tuesday, February 19, 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m. The information session will be held in the rotunda on the first floor of City Hall
Golf Department employee Chris Randolph recognized with STARS Award
Golf Department Shop Manager Christopher Randolph has been named STARS award recipient for January 2019. On Monday, December 17, 2018, Chris Randolph took immediate action in response to the sudden and life-threatening illness of an Old Fort Golf Club patron who needed emergency assistance. Randolph is another example of representing the City in a positive light, exhibiting the core values and creating a better quality of life for citizens.
Council adopts increase in Hotel/Motel Tax for Tourism
The Murfreesboro City Council adopted on first reading Thursday (Jan. 17) an increase in the Hotel/Motel occupancy tax from 2.5 percent to 5.0 percent per stay. A second reading to authorize the increase will go to Council Jan. 24 with an effective date of July 1, 2019. The tax has not been raised since May 1993.
City names broadcast veteran Larry Flowers as new Police PIO
The City of Murfreesboro announced today (Jan. 15) that Larry Flowers has agreed to become the Murfreesboro Police Department’s new Public Information Officer. He will start the position on Jan. 22 and report to Public Information Director Mike Browning within the City Manager’s Office.
Mayor McFarland is guest in January ‘Adventures in Murphry’s Burrow’
Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland shares all the exciting things happening in the growing City of Murfreesboro in this month’s episode of ‘Adventures in Murphry’s Burrow.’ It’s a brand-new year. Time for hot chocolate, fire in the fireplace, a sweater to stay cozy and starting the year off right. Mayor McFarland says, “It’s really easy to get excited when you live in such a great city.”
City offices and facilities closing in observance of MLK Jr. Day Jan. 21
In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, all City of Murfreesboro offices, most recreational facilities, and senior services at Patterson Park Community Center will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019.
Callow retires after 12 years as Community Development Director
Community Development Director John Callow, 69, has announced his retirement effective January 11, 2019. Callow, a Memphis native, became director of Community Development in September 2006 after seventeen years with the Daily News Journal as a government affairs reporter and sports writer.
Council Workshop Meeting scheduled for Feb. 13
The Murfreesboro City Council will meet in a regular workshop meeting at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday., Feb. 13, 2019, at Murfreesboro Police Headquarters, Community Room, 1004 N. Highland Ave., to discuss several issues with staff.
Council Workshop Meeting scheduled for Jan. 9
The Murfreesboro City Council will meet in a regular workshop meeting at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday., Jan. 9, 2019, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 111 West Vine Street, to discuss several issues with staff.
January ‘In the City’ available on Facebook, YouTube and airing on CityTV
A new airport terminal, TrustPoint Hospital’s ribbon-cutting and more are featured in the January episode of Murfreesboro’s ‘In the City.’ Watch Murfreesboro’s monthly television magazine show on Facebook, YouTube and CityTV.
St. Clair Street Senior Center extending operating hours in 2019
Effective Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, the St. Clair Street Senior Center, located at 325 Saint Clair Street, is pleased to announce that the Center’s hours of operation will be extended to enhance customer service. The new operating hours will be as follows:
2019 Hours 2018 Hours
Monday-Friday: 6:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Council Ok’s design contracts, ROW acquisitions for road improvements
The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday (December 20) to approve several design, maintenance and consulting contracts for roadway improvements.
City Offices closing Dec. 24-25 and Jan. 1 for holidays
In observance of the Christmas holidays, most City of Murfreesboro offices will be closed Monday, December 24, and Tuesday, December 25, 2018.
The Main Parks & Recreation Office, Cannonsburgh Village, and Bradley Academy will also be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Georgia Meshotto retires after 36 years of Service
Georgia Meshotto, 75, has seen a lot over the years, serving under four mayors and four city managers since she arrived at City Hall, November 1, 1982.
City advises Water Resources customers of $5.00 ‘Solid Waste Fee’ on water billing Jan. 1, 2019
Effective Jan. 1, 2019, all customers of the Murfreesboro Water Resources Department (MWRD) will notice a newly-assessed $5.00 Solid Waste Fee (per garbage container) that will be included in the utilities’ monthly billing. The City has budgeted for the Solid Waste Fee to be collected beginning Jan. 1, 2019. The Murfreesboro Council has approved a $5.00 per container fee as a partial recovery of the cost of handling solid waste. Watch YouTube Video at https://youtu.be/cp07BpTY3CI.
City of Murfreesboro unveils new Airport Terminal Design
The Murfreesboro City Council reviewed design plans for the new Municipal Airport during a workshop meeting, Wednesday, Dec. 12. The new $4.5 million Airport Terminal will replace the old terminal originally built in 1952 with renovations in 1986. Plans had been reviewed by the Airport Commission on Nov. 19. To watch a YouTube video on the Airport Terminal, click https://youtu.be/Fjk5yVusVNE.
Council Workshop Meeting scheduled for Dec. 12
The Murfreesboro City Council will meet in a regular workshop meeting at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday., Dec. 12, 2018, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 111 West Vine Street, to discuss several issues with staff.
December ‘In the City’ on Facebook, YouTube and airing on CityTV
The December episode of Murfreesboro’s ‘In the City’ television magazine show is available for watching on Facebook and YouTube and daily and nightly on CityTV. Join host Michael Linn White as she takes us to Winterfest at the Fountains at Gateway, on stage for Miracle on 34th Street at Center for the Arts, and to the 11th Annual Celebrity Spelling Bee at The Grove at Williamson Place. The December 2018 episode is airing on CityTV throughout the month or anytime on YouTube at https://youtu.be/LnvSc-F5Aaw.
Homeless advocates featured in December episode of 'Murfreesboro Storytellers'
Homelessness in Rutherford County is usually thought of as someone living under a bridge, but experts say the problem is broader. It includes the fastest growing homeless population—families with children living in campgrounds, motels and cars. This month, “Murfreesboro Storytellers” host John Hood interviews three compassionate leaders in our community dedicated to addressing the problem of homelessness: Dr. William Kraus, Scott Foster and Kim Snell.
City recognizes Fleet Services employee Tommy Miller with STARS Award
Fleet Services Department employee Tommy Miller has been named STARS award recipient for November 2018. On Oct. 29, Miller assisted Murfreesboro Fire Rescue units responding to a fire at the City Solid Waste Department, 4765 Florence Road. When District 7, Engine 5 and Ladder 9 arrived on the scene, a Mulcher was approximately 50 percent engulfed. Miller quickly provided City firefighters with knowledge of the Mulcher’s hydraulic lines and mulch materials so hydraulic fluids could be extinguished with foam and wood chips put out from the aerial apparatus.
Intentional oil spill contained and suspect in custody
At approximately 2:10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, Murfreesboro Fire Rescue responded to a hazardous oil spill from Volunteer Oil Services located at 129 Cannon Avenue between West Main Street and Bridge Avenue.
Parks and Recreation to hold Master Plan Open House Nov. 19
The City of Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Department will hold an open house for all citizens regarding existing and future facilities and programs of the Parks and Recreation Department from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Monday, November 19. The public input meeting will be held at Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Boulevard, Murfreesboro.
Trey Adams named Director of Golf Department
Trey Adams has been named Director of Golf for the City of Murfreesboro, appointed by Executive Director of Community Services Angela Jackson. Adams replaces Marty McCurry who had served as director since December 2016. Trey Adams is a PGA Class A Member selected as part of a recruitment process that included an 8-member interview panel made up of the Golf Commission, City Staff and the community.
City offices and facilities closing in observance of Veterans Day Nov. 12
City Hall and other City offices will be closed Monday, Nov 12, 2018, in observance of Veterans Day, a day to honor the heroism and sacrifice of our nation’s veterans. The City holiday closings include St. Clair Street Senior Center Saturday Nov. 10 and Monday, Nov. 12. Rover, the City’s public transportation system, will not run Nov. 12.
City recognizes two Street Equipment Operators with STARS Award
Street Division employees Lucas Stanley and Trenton Ferrell have been named STARS award recipients for October 2018.
City negotiates $1.8 million sale of historic downtown block for brand hotel
The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday (Oct. 18) to approve a purchase and sale agreement with developer One East College, LLC for redevelopment of the City block known as the former First United Methodist Church location.
Surprising Claudia Russell in the October episode of ‘In the City’ airing on CityTV and YouTube
Tourism spending in Rutherford County is on the rise, a Murfreesboro crossing guard is surprised on national television, plus the Back to School Dash, the Bloomfield Cup, Hometown Huddle and more featured this month on “In the City.” Join us “In the City” as host Michael Linn White takes you behind-the-scenes as Pickler and Ben and Middle Tennessee Christian honor 25-year crossing guard Claudia Russell. Watch as a community honors a woman who has touched so many lives with her caring spirit.
City’s annual Fall Leaf Collection set to get underway Oct. 15
You can start making plans for the third weekend in October that includes raking leaves and sprucing up the yard ahead of winter. Fall Leaf Collection season kicks off Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Watch a YouTube video on Leaf Collection https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vY5-X4pTQlA.
City recognizes School Safety and Education Officers with STARS Awards
A group of sixteen School Safety and Education Officers (SSEO) with the Murfreesboro Police Department received STARS Awards in September for going above and beyond in their jobs as City employees.
Joint EMS Task Force agrees on plan to enhance service countywide
A joint task force on Emergency Medical Services appointed by County Mayor Bill Ketron and Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland has committed to work together to enhance communications for coordinated emergency response in Rutherford County.
City of Murfreesboro hires Elizabeth Taylor as Assistant City Attorney
Elizabeth Taylor has been hired as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Murfreesboro. Ms. Taylor will be a dedicated attorney representing the Murfreesboro City Schools and will divide time between MCS and City Hall.
Council Workshop Meeting scheduled for September 12
The Murfreesboro City Council will meet in a regular workshop meeting at 11:30 a.m., Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 111 West Vine Street, to discuss several issues with staff.
City launches new Internal Services Division
The City of Murfreesboro launched the fifth and final new division—the Internal Services Division today (Sept. 11)—as the City reorganizes its administrative structure to enhance customer service. The Internal Services Division incorporates Human Resources, Information Technology, Communications, Purchasing, Fleet Services, and Facilities Management under the direction of Executive Director Paul Boyer.
September episode of ‘In the City’ airing on CityTV and YouTube
On “In the City” this month, Michael Linn White takes you behind-the-scenes of Murfreesboro’s popular Lip Sync Challenge video, demonstrating how our police officers and firefighters know how to rap. With over a million views on YouTube, the video featuring music artist Big Smo and his song “Workin” has gone viral.
Kraus named new Executive Director of Housing, Health and Human Services Alliance
William H. Kraus has been named the new executive director of Housing, Health and Human Services Alliance of Rutherford County (H3ARC). Dr. Kraus, who comes to Murfreesboro with a strong background in senior level management for a variety of non-profit associations, public agencies, and higher education, assumed his role as executive director on Sept. 4, 2018.
City, County Mayors’ appoint Joint Task Force on Emergency Medical Services
Newly-elected Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron and City of Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland have appointed a Joint Task Force to review and recommend best practices for the coordinated operation of Emergency Medical Services in Rutherford County.
CityTV earns six national Government Television Programming Awards
Murfreesboro’s CityTV has again been recognized nationally for quality government television programming. Murfreesboro’s government-oriented television station received national awards during the 33rd annual Government Programming Awards presented by NATOA the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA https://www.natoa.org/).
City Offices closed September 3 for Labor Day holiday
In observance of Labor Day, City of Murfreesboro offices, most Parks & Recreation facilities, and St. Clair Street Senior Center, will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3, and Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018.
72nd Annual Murfreesboro City Closed Tennis Championship Tournament, Sept. 15, accepting entries
The Murfreesboro City Closed Tennis Championship is now accepting entries for its annual tournament which will be held Saturday, September 15 through September 18 at the Adams Tennis Complex (ATC) in Old Fort Park.
City launches new Community Services Division
The City of Murfreesboro launched a fourth new division—the Community Services Division today (Aug. 27)—as the City reorganizes its administrative structure to enhance customer service. The Community Services Division incorporates the Parks and Recreation Department, Golf Department, Senior Center and Outside Agencies under the direction of Director Angela Jackson, who previously served as Parks director.
Swearing-In Ceremony of Mayor and City Council Members Sept. 6
General Sessions Judge Toby Gilley will swear-in newly elected Mayor Shane McFarland and Murfreesboro City Council members, Madelyn Scales Harris, Rick LaLance, and the newest Council member, Ronnie Martin, during a special ceremony, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, at 6 p.m. in the City Hall Rotunda.
New City permit fee increases effective August 27
The Murfreesboro Building & Codes Department is announcing the August 27 effective date of new residential construction permit fees.
City launches new Utility Enterprises Division
The City of Murfreesboro launched a third new division—the Utility Enterprises Division Friday (Aug. 17)—as part of the on-going process to reorganize the City’s administrative structure and enhance customer service. The newly created division will incorporate mostly independent enterprises—the Water Resources, Electric (MED), and Solid Waste departments, as well as the Murfreesboro Municipal Airport under the direction of Director Darren Gore, currently director of Water Resources.
City earns Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
For the twentieth consecutive year the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded the City of Murfreesboro with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting.
City of Murfreesboro hires Adam Tucker as new City Attorney
The City of Murfreesboro announced today that it has hired Adam Tucker to serve as City Attorney. Tucker had been serving as Interim City Attorney since June 5, 2018, following the promotion of Craig Tindall to City Manager.
August episode of ‘In the City’ airing this month on CityTV and YouTube
Watch Murfreesboro break ground for a new school, the Center for the Arts showcasing ‘Memphis, the Musical,’ and plans for an upgraded Bragg Bark Park on City TV in August. ‘In the City’ is hosted by Michael Linn White and produced by video producer Steve Burris.
Special Meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council August 15
The Murfreesboro City Council will meet in a special meeting on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. in the Administrative Conference Room
at City Hall, 111 West Vine Street, to interview finalists for City Attorney.
Regular Council Workshop Meeting scheduled for August 8
The Murfreesboro City Council will meet in a regular workshop meeting at 11:30 a.m., Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 111 West Vine Street, to discuss several issues with staff.
City of Murfreesboro launches new Public Works Division
The City of Murfreesboro announced Wednesday (Aug. 1) the launch of the new Public Works Division as part of the on-going process to reorganize the City’s administrative structure and enhance customer service. The newly created division will include the Engineering, Transportation and Urban Environmental departments along with the Streets Division under the direction of an Executive Director of Public Works.
Donald Anthony appointed as new Planning Director for Murfreesboro
City Manager Craig Tindall has appointed Donald Anthony as director of the City of Murfreesboro Planning Department, replacing Gary Whitaker who was recently promoted to Assistant City Manager. Anthony has served as Principal Planner for the City Planning Department since 2015. The announcement was made to staff Monday, July 30, following the recommendations of an internal and community interview panel.
Special Meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council scheduled for July 19
The Murfreesboro City Council will meet in a special meeting at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, July 19, 2018, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 111 West Vine Street, to discuss a number of issues: reorganization, building security and remodeling, economic development, and a future Council workshop.
City Building & Codes Department Schedules Stakeholders Meeting July 18
The Murfreesboro Building & Codes Department has scheduled a special Stakeholders Meeting concerning fee increases and code adoptions, Thursday, July 18, 2018. The meeting will be held at 4 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 111 W. Vine St., City Hall, Murfreesboro, 38128.
July episode of ‘In the City’ airing this month on CityTV and YouTube
Watch Murfreesboro celebrate “Juneteenth,” the Center for the Arts showcases “The Little Mermaid,” and 11-year-old Noah Gaines warms the hearts of the City in the July edition of ‘In the City.’ The July 2018 episode airs on CityTV throughout the month of July or anytime on YouTube at https://youtu.be/W_y-LcVOKaY.
City launches new Development Services Division
The City of Murfreesboro announced Tuesday (July 3) the launch of the new Development Services Division as the first major step in the process of reorganizing the City’s administrative structure for enhanced customer service.
City Manager Craig Tindall has appointed Sam Huddleston to serve as Executive Director for the newly reorganized Development Services Division. Huddleston has previously served as Assistant City Engineer for two years and seventeen years as Environmental Engineer for the City.
Special Public Input Meeting of Parks & Recreation Department July 16
The City of Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Department will hold a public input meeting regarding existing and future facilities and programs of the Parks and Recreation Department from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Monday, July 16, 2018. The public input meeting will be held at River Oaks Community Church located at 210 Rucker Lane, Murfreesboro, TN 37128.
Televised City Council and City School Board Candidate Forums set for July 16
Murfreesboro CityTV will televise and stream the City Council and City School Board candidate forums hosted by the League of Women Voters (LWV) of Murfreesboro/Rutherford County on Monday, July 16, 2018, at Murfreesboro City Hall. Full candidate participation is anticipated.
MFRD and MPD coordinate safety efforts for Fourth of July
As the Fourth of July approaches, Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department and Murfreesboro Police Department are coordinating efforts to keep our community safe. MPD will have residential patrols as well as increased traffic enforcement through the holiday. Officers will strictly enforce speeding, seat belt, DUI, and other traffic related laws as well as the City fireworks regulations.
City offices closing for Independence Day holiday July 4
In observance of Independence Day, City Hall and most other City offices will be closed Wednesday, July 4, 2018. St. Clair Street Senior Center will be closed. Rover, the City’s public transportation system, will not run on Independence Day.
Most recreational facilities will be closed July 4, except Boro Beach. Sports*Com’s outdoor pool, will be open from 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. for the July 4th ‘Rock the Pool Party.’
MPD begins operating at new Police Headquarters June 25
As of Monday, June 25, 2018, the Murfreesboro Police Department will officially operate out of the new Police Headquarters facility located at 1004 North Highland Ave. The new location will be open for public business beginning at 8 a.m. Monday. The previous headquarters located at 302 S. Church St. will no longer be accessible to the public.
City recognizes Public Safety and Water Resources Department employees with STARS Awards
A group of Public Safety and Water Resources employees received STARS Awards in June for going above and beyond in their jobs as City employees. The City recognized a group of Public Safety employees in the Police and Fire Rescue departments for demonstrating exemplary service in the rescue of a kitten at Birchwood Apartments on May 31, 2018. Three employees in the City of Murfreesboro Water Resources Department have been recognized with the STARS Award for service excellence in response to a chemical spill.
City Council OK’s Hall Group and Sevalus, LLC for Training Facility
The Murfreesboro City Council Thursday (June 21) formally approved two (architectural and engineering) firms to develop and construct the Doug Young Public Safety Training Facility. The facility is under development on Bridge Avenue at the location of the former Franklin Heights Housing Complex.
Parks & Recreation announces ‘Celebration Under the Stars’ activities for July 4
The City of Murfreesboro’s “Celebration Under the Stars” will be held at McKnight Park on Wednesday, July 4. The day’s activities begin at the outdoor pool at Sports*Com at 10 a.m. with a pool party until 4:30 p.m. The fireworks display by Pyro Shows will light up the sky at 9 p.m.
City Council approves FY19 Budget with no Property Tax Hike
$169.7 million Fiscal Year 2018-19 includes 11 new Public Safety positions
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 14, 2018
The Murfreesboro City Council Thursday (June 14) approved the $169.7 million FY19 Budget on first reading following Budget Review sessions June 5-7 and June 13. Council approved 10 percent budget reductions from most departments totaling $2.59 million along with increases in fee revenue as part of the budget process to reduce reliance on the reserve funds. The process of eliminating the City’s reliance on the reserve funds and balancing revenue and expenditures is expected to take three to five years.
The FY19 proposed budget is the 20th consecutive year without a property tax increase.
City awarded $5.58 million TDOT funding for Sazerac access road
The City of Murfreesboro has received notice of $5.58 million in State Industrial Access (SIA) funding for the Sazerac Distillery Development Public Road. The funds will reimburse the City on eligible expenses for construction of an access road from Florence Road to the Sazerac site driveway.
City Council names City Attorney Craig Tindall as the new City Manager
The Murfreesboro City Council officially named City Attorney Craig Tindall, 57, Tuesday (June 5) to serve as the new City Manager. Tindall replaces Rob Lyons who resigned in December.
June episode of ‘In the City’ airing this month on CityTV and YouTube
Watch local volunteers build a ‘Habitat for Humanity’ home and Overall Creek Elementary School students build a boat in the June edition of “In the City.” The June 2018 episode airs on CityTV throughout the month or anytime on YouTube at https://youtu.be/UTOmd1ByDg4 .
City Council Schedules Special Meetings in June on Proposed Budget
The Murfreesboro City Council has scheduled six Special Budget Review Meetings on the proposed $169.7 million Fiscal Year 2018-19 (FY 19) Budget during the month of June. Council will meet at 4 p.m., June 5, 6, and 7 and June 12, 13, and 14 in Council Chambers, 111 W. Vine St., City Hall, to review the FY2018-19 proposed City Budget.
CityTV PSA brings home national Telly Award for Promotional Video in General-Children category
The 39th Annual Telly Awards, the premier award honoring video and television across all screens, has recognized the City of Murfreesboro’s ‘Kids Recycling PSA’ as winner in the General-Children category.
Local history documentary earns prestigious Telly Awards
The 39th Annual Telly Awards, the premier award honoring video and television across all screens, has recognized the City of Murfreesboro’s local documentary ‘The House Still Standing’ as winner in two categories—General Documentary and Biography. ‘The House Still Standing’ tells the stories of Burrell Gannaway, one of Murfreesboro’s first aldermen, and King Daniel Ganaway, a descendant of a slave who became a celebrated African American photographer.
City offices closing in observance of Memorial Day holiday May 28
In observance of Memorial Day, City Hall and most other City offices will be closed Monday, May 28, 2018. Some recreational facilities and St. Clair Street Senior Center will be closed Saturday May 26 and Memorial Day. Rover, the City’s public transportation system, will not run on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28.
Council authorizes project management contract for new school
The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday (May 10) to authorize contracts with CBRE/Heery for project management services and Johnson+Bailey for architectural services of a new Murfreesboro K-6 school. The new school, to be located at Veterans Parkway and St. Andrews Drive, will be designed similar to Overall Creek Elementary. Anticipated opening is August 2019.
Portion of Stones River Greenway near Cason Trailhead to close for construction project May 7
The Stones River Greenway will be closed from the Cason Trailhead to just past the Highway 99 overpass starting Monday, May 7, 2018, for the Highway 99 (New Salem Highway) widening project.
‘Rover’ public transportation system marks 11-year anniversary
Rover, the Murfreesboro Transit System, is turning eleven. As part of the celebration Rover patrons and the public are invited to enjoy a day of free ridership all day. Hot dogs, potato chips, and soda will be available from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Friday, May 11 at the Rover Transit Hub, located at 222 W Burton.
Special Meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council scheduled May 1
The Murfreesboro City Council will meet in a special meeting on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at 1 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 111 West Vine Street, to hear an update on the recruitment for a new City Manager with consultant Strategic Government Resources. Immediately following, Council will discuss 2018-19 “Budget Review.”
Sunday, April 29 Open House for New Police Headquarters
The public is invited to a special community viewing of the new Murfreesboro Police Headquarters, from 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday, April 29, 2018, at 1004 North Highland Avenue. City Police Chief Michael Bowen and other members of the Murfreesboro Police Department will be available to provide tours and answer questions about the renovation of the new Police Department Headquarters in the existing structure at 1004 North Highland Avenue in Murfreesboro.
Murfreesboro Special Census tabulation submitted for verification
128,225 residents in the City of Murfreesboro! That’s the final Census number submitted to the Greater Nashville Regional Council (GNRC) for verification. Residents within the Murfreesboro City limits should understand that GNRC representatives will be going door-to-door to verify addresses. Verification may begin as early as next week, April 23-27. GNRC workers will have lanyard identification with the GNRC logo.
Water Resources Department demonstrates cost-saving customer portal
Many City Water Resources Department customers may not be aware that they can easily track their water usage. A new video demonstrates how customers can easily login and begin using an online or mobile customer service portal. Customers can watch the short YouTube video produced by CityTV at https://youtu.be/LUZcIaohcbg.
Phase 4 Greenway construction underway to add 2.9-mile extension
Construction of the Greenway extension near Barfield Crescent Park is well underway. Anticipated completion is September 2019. The newest 2.9-mile section of the Murfreesboro Greenway on Stones River will connect the terminus south of the Cason Trailhead to the existing trail at Barfield Road. It follows the West Fork of the Stones River. Watch a YouTube video of the Greenway extension plans at https://youtu.be/C8mE3xEFX1o.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Murfreesboro seeking new laureates for second term
The City of Murfreesboro will recognize its second inaugural Painter, Photography, and Poet Laureates in 2018, with a term beginning in July of this year and ending in June of 2019. Cultural Arts is calling on all local, professional artists specializing in poetry, photography, or painting to submit for this opportunity.
‘Gardening in the City’ features Murfree Spring wetlands and challenge of invasive Parrot feather
The Discovery Center and adjacent Murfree Spring wetlands, with a variety of fish, amphibians and birds, is a valuable environmental, cultural and educational asset to the City. The Center and Spring annually attract more than 120,000 children and families. The Spring was the City’s major water source for many years. In 1989, the water plant at the site ceased operation. In the latest edition of “Gardening in the City,” learn more about the challenges of ensuring that the Murfree Spring wetlands flourish. The Spring 2018 episode of “Gardening in the City” is available for viewing on YouTube at https://youtu.be/eNGpYrxK64s.
April episode of ‘In the City’ airing on CityTV and YouTube
The Boys of Summer are back at Oaklands Park and the lineup is announced for Uncle Dave Macon Days. Watch the nineteenth-century style of baseball and hear a taste of this summer’s musical festival as host Mike Browning delivers the latest edition of “In the City.” The April episode airs on CityTV throughout the month or anytime on YouTube at https://youtu.be/MLF4-QHCTy8.
City Receives Successful General Obligation Debt Bids from Ten Firms
The City of Murfreesboro generated successful bidding on a bond sale March 20, 2018, for $71 million in General Obligation Bonds, Series 2018. The City awarded the General Obligation Debt to Morgan Stanley & Co., LLC.
Murfreesboro laureates fortifying local arts community
Cultural Arts launched Murfreesboro’s first Laureate program last year to honor three of our local arts professionals and give them the opportunity to educate others about their craft. In June 2017 Murfreesboro’s first laureates were appointed in three categories: Painting, Poetry, and Photography. They are now over half-way through their first term and are doing some amazing things to contribute to our thriving and growing arts scene.
Bradley Museum celebrates 100th year with Willie McGowan Banquet
Willie McGowan will be remembered at a banquet in his honor, Saturday, March 24, 2018, as supporters of Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center celebrate 100 years of African-American education. The Willie McGowan Banquet will be held at the museum, 415 S. Academy St. in Murfreesboro, beginning at 6 p.m.
Special City Council Meeting on First United Methodist/Franklin Synergy Project Feb. 22
The Murfreesboro City Council will meet in a special meeting on Thursday, Feb. 22, 5:00 p.m., at City Hall, 111 West Vine Street, Murfreesboro, Tenn., 37130, to discuss the First United Methodist/Franklin Synergy property project.
City Street Division pothole repair and crack filling continues
If you see a dangerous pothole, please notify the City Street Division with information so crews can respond to the location and make repairs. Motorists are encouraged to slow down when approaching Street crews working pothole repair on busy roadways.
Solid Waste Advisory Committee to hold third meeting Feb. 27
Members of the Rutherford County Solid Waste/Advisory Steering Council will meet at 5 p.m. Feb. 27 in the County Commission chamber, as they focus on specific options for solid waste due to approaching changes in the current system.
City, MTSU Police introducing Crime Free Multi-Housing safety program
The City of Murfreesboro Police Department, in partnership with Middle Tennessee State University, is pleased to announce the first training for a Crime Free Multi-Housing Program.
City offices and facilities closed Feb. 19 for Presidents’ Day holiday
In observance of Presidents’ Day, all City of Murfreesboro offices, recreational facilities and senior services at St. Clair Street Senior Center will be closed on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018.
Planning Commission recommends PUD and PRD for multi-family zoning
The Murfreesboro Planning Commission voted unanimously Wednesday (Feb. 7) to recommend to the City Council limiting multi-family residential uses to the more restrictive Planned Unit District (PUD) and Planned Residential District (PRD) zoning districts. The Zoning Ordinance amendment, if approved by the City Council, would by default lift a moratorium the Council unanimously imposed on approving re-zoning for districts for higher density multi-family uses.
Plunge into the February episode of ‘In the City’ on CityTV and YouTube
Watch the brave and crazy plunge into the frigid, icy waters of Sports*Com pool as host Michael Linn White delivers another edition of “In the City.” The February episode airs on CityTV throughout the month or anytime on YouTube at https://youtu.be/TUm-IgdC37M.
Special City Council Work Session on Budget scheduled Feb. 9
The Murfreesboro City Council will meet in a special Work Session on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at Wilderness Station in Barfield Park, 697 Veterans Parkway, to discuss the FY2018-19 City Budget.
Special Meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council scheduled for Feb. 8
The Murfreesboro City Council will meet in a special meeting on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at 5 p.m. in Room 218 at City Hall, 111 West Vine Street, to discuss the recruitment for a City Manager.
‘Be Murfreesboro, Be Counted’: Door-to-Door Campaign Gets Underway to Complete Accurate Count
Uniformed Murfreesboro firefighters will be knocking on doors beginning this weekend as the City seeks to collect names and complete an accurate count of households who have not filled out and returned the Special Census form by mail or online.
City awarded $6 million TDOT grant for new Transit Facility
The City of Murfreesboro has been selected by TDOT to receive a $6 million IMPROVE Act Competitive Transit Capital Grant for final design and construction of a new Transit Facility. The $11.5 million full-service Rover bus facility is planned on a potential 2.89-acre site located at West Main Street and Bridge Avenue. The City hopes to open the approximately 12,700 square feet facility, including offices, by 2021.
Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation recipient of Tennessee Recreation and Parks Association awards
Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department staff and volunteers received a total of 27 awards at the 2017 Tennessee Recreation and Parks Association (TRPA) Conference held in Franklin, TN. TRPA is a non-profit professional society of approximately 1200+ individual and agency members organized in 1952 as the leader in supporting highly effective professionals to achieve healthy, livable communities. TRPA exists to strengthen and unite those committed to the benefits of parks and recreation.
City offices and facilities closing in observance of MLK Jr. Day Jan. 15
In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, all City of Murfreesboro offices, most recreational facilities, and senior services at Patterson Park Community Center will be closed on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018.
Special Meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council scheduled for Jan. 11
The Murfreesboro City Council will meet in a special meeting on Thurs., Jan.11, 2018, at 5 p.m. in Room 218 at City Hall, 111 West Vine Street, for the purpose of reviewing the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).
January episode of ‘In the City’ features 2040 Transportation Plan, more
The January 2018 episode of “In the City,” Murfreesboro’s video magazine program hosted by Michael Linn White, began airing this month on CityTV. The news magazine show airs every day at 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Channel 3 and 1094 on Comcast Xfinity, Channel 99 on AT&T Uverse, Roku, and YouTube.
Parks & Rec reopens North Greenway and Walter Hill Park
The City of Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department reopened the North Murfreesboro Greenway and Walter Hill Park today (Jan.3) following a structural assessment of Walter Hill Dam. The city properties had been temporarily closed Dec. 26, 2017- Jan. 2, 2018, pending an evaluation of the dam by engineers and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Safe Dams personnel.
City Offices and facilities closing January 1 for New Year’s Day holiday
In observance of the New Year’s Day holiday, Murfreesboro offices and some recreational facilities will be closed Monday, January 1, 2018.
Parks & Rec temporarily closes N. Greenway and Walter Hill Park
The City of Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department temporarily closed the North Murfreesboro Greenway and Walter Hill Park until further notice pending an evaluation of Walter Hill Dam. It comes after the dam apparently sustained damage from high river flows during last weekend’s heavy rainfall.
City of Murfreesboro prepared to handle winter ice and snow
Preparing for winter weather begins long before any ice or snow hits the ground. The City of Murfreesboro is stocked and ready to clear streets of ice and snow during the 2017-18 winter weather season. The City Street Division currently has a total stockpile of 1,200 tons of salt and have readied snow plows and trucks for the winter season.
City Council approves Separation Agreement with Rob Lyons
The Murfreesboro City Council agreed unanimously Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, to a Separation Agreement with Rob Lyons that includes a 6-month current salary severance and medical insurance payout totaling $95,810.39.
City Offices closing Dec 22 and Dec 25 for Christmas holidays
In observance of the Christmas holidays, most City of Murfreesboro offices will be closed Friday, December 22 and Monday, December 25, 2017.
The Parks & Recreation Office, Cannonsburgh Village, and Bradley Academy will be closed Friday, December 22 through Monday, December 25.
City Council Special Meeting Dec. 18
The Murfreesboro City Council will conduct a Special Meeting, Monday, Dec. 18, at 2:00 p.m. in Room 218, Second Floor, at City Hall, for the purpose of considering a Separation Agreement with former City Manager Rob Lyons and a Resolution appointing an Interim City Manager.
City Manager resigns after 21 years with Murfreesboro government to pursue other opportunities
City Manager Rob Lyons resigned Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, effective immediately to pursue other opportunities. Lyons made the announcement official in a meeting with Mayor Shane McFarland Friday morning and submitted his resignation to the City Council before announcing his decision to staff at 8:30 a.m.
City Council adopts resolution in support of new Design Guidelines
The Murfreesboro City Council Thursday (Dec. 14) adopted a resolution in support of new Murfreesboro Design Guidelines that provide framework and principles for the aesthetic character of future development. The document is the culmination of an 18-month process, including public input, spearheaded by Ragan-Smith Associates.
Pam Russell named Director of Human Resources
City Manager Rob Lyons has named Pam Russell as Director of Human Resources for the City of Murfreesboro. Russell has served as Assistant Human Resources Director for the City since June 21, 2010. Russell replaces Interim Director Sherry Carpenter.
City cautions homeowners against obstructing bike lanes
The City of Murfreesboro is cautioning homeowners against leaving yard debris and other obstructions in bike lanes and sidewalks. It comes after complaints from bicyclists who are forced to leave bike lanes to avoid yard debris and other obstructions, including parked automobiles.
City seeks help naming ‘Bridge Over Broad’
The City of Murfreesboro is asking citizens to share their suggestions for naming or re-naming the so-called “Bridge Over Broad” by participating in an online web survey.
TDOT Hwy 96 widening project set to get underway
The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is scheduled to begin the widening of (SR) 96 at Veterans Parkway in early 2018. Construction signs will be posted this month along with erosion control. Clearing operations are scheduled to begin the week of December 11-15, with bridge demolition over Overall Creek to begin in January 2018.
St. Clair Street Senior Center earns ‘Innovation Award’
The St. Clair Senior Center has been awarded the Tennessee Federation for Aging (TFA) “Innovation Award.” The award was presented during the TFA Conference Award Luncheon, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 at the Music Road Hotel & Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
Council Resolution supports ‘2040 Major Transportation Plan’
The Murfreesboro City Council adopted Resolution 17-R-28 Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 in acknowledgement and support of the 2040 Major Transportation Plan. The Plan is a major element of Chapter 3: Mobility (Transportation) of the Murfreesboro 2035 Comprehensive Plan, which will be adopted separately by the Planning Commission.
‘Be Murfreesboro, Be Counted’: Special Census available online
If your Murfreesboro household has not filled out and returned the Special Census form by mail or online, the City encourages you to ‘Be Murfreesboro, Be Counted.’ The City of Murfreesboro is distributing a second mailing of a Special Census form to residents who failed to respond or possibly didn’t receive the first mailing in October. To date, the City has received approximately 33 percent of household responses.
City, County tally cost of Public Safety required for Oct. 28 rally on downtown Square
The City of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County have tallied the cost of providing security and support services for the Oct. 28 rally on the historic downtown Square.
City initiates traffic study to assess downtown stop signs
The City of Murfreesboro Transportation Department will conduct a comprehensive study of the stop conditions in downtown Murfreesboro to determine whether traffic warrants additional signage at more than a dozen intersections.
Council approves construction of Fire Station 4 on Medical Center Pkwy
The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday, Nov. 9 to approve $5.68 million for construction of a new Fire Station 4 on land owned by the City. Council approval authorizes a contract with Boyce Ballard Construction, LLC to build the station from funds appropriated in the 2016 and 2017 Capital Improvement Projects.
City offices and facilities closing in recognition of Veterans Day Nov. 10
City Hall and other City offices will be closed Friday, Nov 10, 2017, for Veterans Day, a day to honor the heroism and sacrifice of our nation’s veterans. The federal holiday closings include St. Clair Street Senior Center Nov. 10 and 11. Rover, the City’s public transportation system, will not run Nov. 10.
Murfreesboro City Manager Names Michael Bowen Chief of Police
Murfreesboro City Manager Rob Lyons named Michael Bowen as the new Chief of Police effective Monday, November 6, 2017. Bowen has served as Deputy Chief since October 2016 and was appointed Interim Chief Oct.19, 2017, following the resignation of James “Karl” Durr. Bowen reports directly to the City Manager.
Gateway Island Pond Fish Likely Caused by Sudden Seasonal Change
A fish kill has occurred at the Gateway Island pond, just off Medical Center Parkway behind the new Murfreesboro Medical Clinic. A parks staff member discovered the fish kill Sunday morning during his routine morning activities at Gateway Island.
‘Be Murfreesboro, Be Counted’: Special Census available online
The City of Murfreesboro, one of the fastest growing municipalities in the country, is conducting a Special Census to certify the city’s growth in population. The census survey is available in electronic form online at www.murfreesborotn.gov/census.
No Injuries and No Damages at Rally Saturday
No injuries were reported, and no damages occurred during a rally Saturday in downtown Murfreesboro. Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh and Murfreesboro Interim Police Chief Michael Bowen said they were pleased the rally was held without major incidents.
Law Enforcement Secure Public Square in Interest of Safety
“For safety reasons, backpacks, purses and other bags will not be allowed into the rally Saturday in downtown Murfreesboro,” said Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh and Murfreesboro Interim Police Chief Michael Bowen.
Joint Statement of City of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County on Oct. 28 Rally
The City of Murfreesboro Police Department and the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office will partner with federal, state, and other local law enforcement agencies to ensure the constitutional rights and safety of citizens at an event, Saturday, October 28 in downtown Murfreesboro.
Special Edition of ‘Murfreesboro Storytellers’ documents local Gannaway/Ganaway history
Burrell Gannaway (1785-1853) was a slaveholder and Rutherford County pioneer who fought in the war of 1812 and served as one of Murfreesboro’s first alderman. King Daniel Ganaway (1884-1944) was a descendant of a slave, owned by Gannaway, who joined the early 1900s Great Migration from the South to Chicago to become a celebrated African American photographer. Their contrasting stories are told in a CityTV documentary highlighting the work of genealogists who revealed the silenced story of their ancestor while uncovering a local history. The special is available for viewing on YouTube at https://youtu.be/fbAgw9pakuE.
October episode of ‘In the City’ features Acorn Festival, MPD Time Capsule, more
The October 2017 episode of “In the City,” Murfreesboro’s video magazine program hosted by Cecilia Herrell, is airing on CityTV throughout the month of October. Take a trip back in time to 1973 Murfreesboro as a time capsule is unveiled, hear a taste of talented artists set to hit the stage at the Acorn Festival, and learn about the City’s proposed Design Guidelines.
‘Creative Movements’ presents ‘The Move: Fall Into Art’
Creative Movements will present “The Move: Fall Into Art” Friday, Oct. 13, on the City Plaza, 111 W. Vine Street in Murfreesboro, 37130, from 6-9 p.m. The free outdoor event is a celebration of the arts in Murfreesboro. Open to the community, “The Move” is an opportunity to gather for an evening of arts, entertainment and live music.
City Property Taxes due Jan. 2, 2018 without interest
Finance Director and City Recorder/Treasurer Melissa Wright reminds property owners to pay property taxes on time. City property taxes are normally due by Dec. 31 but payment can be made on or before January 2, 2018 without incurring interest charges for being late because the due date falls on a holiday weekend.
City’s annual Fall Leaf Collection set to get underway Oct. 9
You can start making plans for the second weekend in October that includes raking leaves and sprucing up the yard ahead of winter. Fall Leaf Collection season kicks off Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.
TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Motorists urged to avoid Haynes Dr.
The City of Murfreesboro is closing a half-mile section of Haynes Drive (Thompson Lane to Wiltshire Dr.) to thru traffic this weekend for removal and repaving of a deteriorated “failing section” of street surface. The closure will be in place to thru traffic from 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 to 8 p.m., Sunday, October 1.
New Richard Siegel Soccer Practice Fields Open for Practice Play
The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department is proud to announce the opening of Richard Siegel Park Fields 16-21 located at the old Jordan Farm Property, 1233 Cherry Lane in Murfreesboro.
‘2040 Major Transportation Plan’ public review meetings Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24
The City of Murfreesboro will conduct four neighborhood informational meetings in major quadrants of the city to gather public comment on the Draft 2040 Major Transportation Plan. The Major Transportation Plan is a long-range plan that will guide city traffic planning and transportation projects for the next 25 years.
CityTV completes high definition (HD) upgrade to enhance service
To increase civic engagement and continue promoting transparency, the City of Murfreesboro’s Communications Department has completed Murfreesboro CityTV’s high definition (HD) upgrade. The upgrade was made possible through a $750,000 Comcast grant.
‘Congestion Hot Spot Program’ dedicated to City traffic improvement
As the City of Murfreesboro grows, traffic congestion continues to be a major challenge for commuters and City engineers seeking to enhance traffic flow. The City Engineering Department has developed a “Congestion Hot Spot Program” for construction projects aimed at reducing traffic congestion.
CityTV earns national Awards for “Kids Recycling” and “Don’t Litter” PSAs
Murfreesboro’s CityTV has again been recognized nationally for quality government television programming. Murfreesboro’s government-oriented television station, CityTV, received a national award during the 32nd annual Government Programming Awards presented by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA ) and the 2017 Savvy Awards presented by 3CMA, the City-County & Marketing Association.
Water Resources Recovery Facility expands to 24 million gallons a day
The Water Resources Recovery Facility, formerly known as the Sinking Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant, has increased capacity 50 percent following a major expansion. The facility is located at 2032 Blanton Drive in Murfreesboro, TN 37129.
City Wins 2017 ‘Significant Achievement’ Award for UAS Program
The City of Murfreesboro has received a Significant Achievement Award from the Public Technology Institute for the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Program first initiated in 2015. The 2017 Technology Solutions Awards recognizes PTI member local governments nationwide for their use of technology to enhance public service and operations.
City launches user-friendly website after year-long redesign
The City of Murfreesboro is proud to announce the launch of an innovative design to its new city government website. The new user-friendly site can be accessed at the same location, www.murfreesborotn.gov.
2017 Greenway Art Festival at Old Fort Park Sept 16
Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual Greenway Arts Festival at Old Fort Park along the Stones River Greenway on September 16, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The 15th annual event is located at the Old Fort Park trailhead, 916 Golf Lane, Murfreesboro, TN 37129.
Spring Branch sees water quality improvement
A unique renovation project aimed at enhancing the water quality of Spring Branch in Old Fort Park is bearing fruit in measurable ways including increases in the Tennessee Macroinvertebrate Index (TMI), a water quality benchmark used to measure biological metrics in streams. Samples from Spring Branch in 2010, 2013, and 2016 show increasing improvement.
City Transportation Dept. Announces Public Meeting Sept. 18
The City of Murfreesboro will conduct a public meeting at Hobgood Elementary School, Monday, September 18, 2017 from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. to discuss the purpose, need, and proposed design of installation of sidewalks along Mercury Blvd. (U.S. 70) from Middle Tennessee Blvd. to Apollo Drive (Phase 2). Hobgood Elementary is located on 307 South Baird Lane, Murfreesboro, TN 37130.
Public Open House on Design Guidelines for Citywide Development Sept. 18
A Public Open House is scheduled Monday, Sept. 18, from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. in the City Hall Rotunda at 111 West Vine Street in Murfreesboro to receive input from the public on proposed design guidelines for Murfreesboro development citywide.
Rover public transportation seeks input to enhance system
Rover, the City’s public transportation service is seeking public input for a study on how Rover operates and service can be enhanced. The request for public comment coincides with a City of Murfreesboro Transportation Department initiative to conduct a comprehensive study of the Rover transportation service
Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Projects Enhance City Infrastructure
The Murfreesboro City Council reviewed the 2017 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) during its August 17, 2017 special meeting. Borrowing for the first-year projects totaling $68.7 million were presented to City Council for approval at a future regular meeting.
City, Family Promise invite public to participate in Community Meeting Aug. 22
The homeless population has soared across U.S. cities, including Murfreesboro, since the financial crisis and Great Recession of 2008. The City of Murfreesboro and the Homeless Alliance are considering a nationally-tested approach to reducing homelessness by inviting community-wide participation in starting a Family Promise affiliate.
August Episode of ‘In the City’ Features Uncle Dave Macon Days, Culture Arts Laureates, and more
The August 2017 episode of “In the City,” Murfreesboro’s video magazine program hosted by Cecilia Herrell, is airing on CityTV throughout the month of August. You can watch this month’s show on YouTube at https://youtu.be/t_muNALwfis.
Murfreesboro Water Resources Department reflects ‘One Water’ Future
The City of Murfreesboro Water & Sewer Department (MWSD)
is embracing a new name to reflect the future of how water is utilized. MSWD has become the Murfreesboro Water Resources Department. The concept reflects the evolving approach of “one water” to describe how water is reclaimed with emerging technologies for a variety of special uses.
Special Total Solar Eclipse edition of ‘Adventures in Murphry’s Burrow’
All anyone can talk about is the solar eclipse on Aug. 21—the first total solar eclipse to sweep across the entire United States in decades. In this month’s episode of “Adventures in Murphry’s Burrow,” Murph learns a great deal about the upcoming event. From scientists to students, Murph visits people to discuss facts and terms regarding the eclipse.
Draft ‘2040 Major Transportation Plan’ released for public review process
The City of Murfreesboro today announced the release of the draft 2040 Major Transportation Plan, an updated long-range plan that will guide city traffic planning and transportation projects for the next 25 years.
Aug 15 Local Economic Impact of the Arts Announcement
The City of Murfreesboro, along with State and County officials, will announce local results of the national Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 (AEP5) economic impact study in Murfreesboro and Rutherford County. The Tennessee Arts Commission commissioned the statewide study in 2016, joining 19 other states and 341 communities and regions across the country.
Blaze Drive improvements near Blackman H.S. ready for start of new year
An estimated $1.2 million improvement to a section of Blaze Drive between Brinkley Road and Blackman High School will be ready for traffic before the school year begins Aug. 7.
Grand Reopening: St. Clair Street Senior Center reopens remodeled facility
The St. Clair Street Senior Center, located at 325 Saint Clair Street, will celebrate its Grand Reopening, Friday, July 28, 2017, following an eight-month renovation. Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland will provide remarks at the ribbon-cutting ceremony to be held at 2 p.m. with tours to follow.
Special Meeting of the City Council on First United Methodist/ Franklin
The Murfreesboro City Council will gather in a special meeting at 4:00 p.m., Thurs., July 28, 2017, at City Hall, 111 West Vine St., Murfreesboro, Tenn., 37130, to review proposals for the First United Methodist/Franklin Synergy Project.
Single-Family Detached Permits rise in 2017 in healthy local economy
Single-family residential detached permits continue their upward trend in 2017. At the mid-way point (Jan.- June 2017), the number of single-family detached permits issued (558) was 29 units above the 529 units permitted in the first six months of 2016. Meanwhile, only 137 single-family residential attached units were permitted through the first six months of 2017, compared to 207 in the same period in 2016.
City Council to hear MTSU study on housing and services partnership
The Murfreesboro City Council will gather in a workshop session Thursday, July 13, at 4 p.m., in Council Chambers at City Hall, 111 West Vine St., to review a needs assessment study conducted by MTSU on coordinating a joint partnership response to homelessness and housing needs in Murfreesboro.
July episode of ‘In the City’ features classic cars, Habitat for Humanity houses, and more
The July 2017 episode of “In the City,” Murfreesboro’s video magazine program hosted by Cecilia Herrell, is airing on CityTV throughout the month of July. You can watch this month’s show featuring The Great Race, a classic car event, on YouTube at https://youtu.be/k04n7g4nBrc.
Community Development Department Issues Notice of Funding Availability
The City of Murfreesboro Community Development Department has announced a Notice of Funding Availability for the Acquisition of Real Property Program for FY 2017-18. The grant projects must benefit low-income residents of Murfreesboro with affordable rental property.
Planning Commission Public Hearing on Murfreesboro 2035 July 12
The Murfreesboro Planning Commission will gather to conduct a public hearing on the Murfreesboro 2035 Comprehensive Plan at 7 p.m., Wed., July 12, 2017.
City offices closing for Independence Day holiday July 4
In observance of Independence Day, City Hall and most other City offices will be closed Tuesday, July 4, 2017. St. Clair Street Senior Center is closed. Rover, the City’s public transportation system, will not run on Independence Day.
City earns Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
For the nineteenth consecutive year the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded the City of Murfreesboro with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting.
‘TN History for Kids’ featured in June ‘Murfreesboro Storytellers’
They say that those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it. In the June 2017 episode of “Murfreesboro Storytellers,” the show highlights “TN History for Kids,” a program aimed at educating students about our state’s history.
City, MTSU meet with apartment complexes to map effective safety strategy
City of Murfreesboro and Middle Tennessee State University officials met Thursday at City Hall with owners and managers of privately-owned apartment complexes to continue developing effective strategies to combat crime in areas surrounding campus.
City opts for non-renewal of lease agreement with Room in the Inn
The City of Murfreesboro notified Room in the Inn Friday, May 26, 2017, of the City’s decision to not renew its lease agreement with the homeless shelter. The current lease agreement on the building at 640 West Main Street expires June 30, 2017.
Bradley Museum showcases “Education and Empowerment” Exhibit
Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center will celebrate an interactive history exhibit recently completed by MTSU graduate students. The new exhibit, “Education and Empowerment: African American Education in Rutherford County,” will be unveiled at a reception celebration from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday May 26 at Bradley Academy Museum, 415 S. Academy St., Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Light refreshments will be provided at the free event.
City Streets Division fighting mosquitoes in known problem areas
The City of Murfreesboro is battling mosquitoes again this spring by attacking larvae with a mosquito-attacking larvicide known as Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti).
City offices closing in observance of Memorial Day holiday
In observance of Memorial Day, City Hall and most other City offices will be closed Monday, May 29, 2017. Some recreational facilities and St. Clair Street Senior Center will be closed. Rover, the City’s public transportation system, will not run on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29.
City Council holds Budget Review Sessions May 25, June 1, 6 & 8
The Murfreesboro City Council will meet in special session at 4:00 p.m., Thurs., May 25 and June; 5:15 p.m., Tues., June 6, and 4:00 p.m. Thurs., June 8, in the Council Chambers at City Hall for the purpose of reviewing the proposed FY 2017-2018 Budget.
Council approves Phase 4 Construction for 2.9 miles of added Greenway
The newest 2.9-mile section of the Murfreesboro Greenway on Stones River connecting at Barfield Road has been approved for construction. The City Council Ok’d Phase 4 of the Greenway Extension Thursday, May 18, 2017. Construction is expected to begin this summer.
City releases proposed FY 2018 Budget for Council Review
City Manager Rob Lyons, in accordance with the City Charter, has submitted the City’s Proposed $157.2 million Fiscal Year 2017-18 (FY 18) Budget for review by the City Council. The proposed General Fund expenditures increase 3.75 percent while revenues increase nearly 5 percent from FY 2016-17 budgeted amounts.
City, MTSU taking significant measures to combat campus-area crime
Privately owned apartments near the Middle Tennessee State University campus will be the focus of a strategy announced Wednesday by Murfreesboro leaders that will step up patrols and increase landlord accountability.
City invites public, non-profit organizations to participate in Family Promise
The homeless population has soared across U.S. cities, including Murfreesboro, since the financial crisis and Great Recession of 2008. The City of Murfreesboro is considering one nationally-tested approach to reducing homelessness by inviting community-wide participation in starting a Family Promise affiliate in the area.
John Pittard Elementary ‘Junior Chef Academy’ featured in ‘Adventures in Murphry’s Burrow’
Cooking opens a world beyond our immediate environment to explore how other cultures enjoy different styles of cuisine. In the May 2017 episode of “Adventures in Murphry’s Burrow,” Murph learns about fun foods from the students of Junior Chef Academy at John Pittard Elementary School.
‘Rover’ public transportation system marks 10-year anniversary
Rover, the little green bus with the snoopy-looking dog embossed on its side, is turning ten. In dog years that’s older but only the City Manager is counting since its his job to draft numbers in the annual budget. Tongue-in-cheek aside, Murfreesboro’s public transit system is celebrating ten years of operation.
‘Play Ball’: Grand Opening for Murfreesboro Miracle Field
Project One Four, a David Price Foundation, and City of Murfreesboro gathered for an official Grand Opening ceremony of the Murfreesboro Miracle Field at Sports*Com in McKnight Park, Saturday, May 6.
‘Murfreesboro Storytellers’ features White Sox Scout/Coach Jack Jolly
Baseball has long been America’s pastime and the Boys of Summer are back in action. In the May episode of “Murfreesboro Storytellers,” lifelong Murfreesboro resident and longtime high school coach Jack Jolly recalls memories of his days as a professional MLB talent scout for the Chicago White Sox.
‘Flagship Detroit,’ Bradley Academy drumming, Bess the Book Bus and more featured ‘In the City’
The May 2017 episode of “In the City,” Murfreesboro’s video magazine program hosted by Cecilia Herrell, is airing on CityTV throughout the month of May.
Council approves annexation and zoning of land for West Park
The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday to approve annexation and zoning of 120.5 acres for development of a West Park, which will include adjacent roadway widening.
Special Town Hall Meeting of City Council at Olive Branch Church May 7
The Murfreesboro City Council will hold another in a series of Town Hall Meetings with the latest at Olive Branch Church from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, May 7, 2017. Olive Branch Church is located at 1115 Minerva Dr., Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 37130.
Unique Rover-Linebaugh Partnership Provides City with Mobile Book Drop
Linebaugh Public Library System and the Transportation Department of the City of Murfreesboro are partnering to provide library patrons with a new way to return library materials. Linebaugh has placed small return tubs on each Rover bus. Riders on any route can put LPLS materials in the tub; they will get returned to the library by the end of the day.
City Council adopts proposed West Park Master Plan
The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday to approve a proposed Master Plan for development of the West Park on an area known as the McDonald farm property.
Avoid the sting of bee extinction at 2017 Earth Day Celebration April 22
‘Historic Bottoms’ past and future featured in ‘Murfreesboro Storytellers’
Engineering Division adds Michele Emerson as Project Engineer
Community Development Department Public Hearing April 12
City names Russell A. Brashear as Assistant Transportation Director
City Court services discontinued March 27-31 for software implementation
Murfreesboro Planning Commission Public Hearings, March 22
Reminder: Food Truck Permit Required in Murfreesboro
Mayor Proclaims March 12-18 Blue Raiders Basketball Week
Recycling with ‘All In One Recycling’ and Scrappy Raider in ‘Adventures in Murphry’s Burrow’
West Park, Bridge Over Broad, Free Tax Assistance, and more featured ‘In the City’
Construction of Jones Blvd. Improvement Project to Begin in 2017
Search for solid waste solutions featured in ‘Murfreesboro Storytellers’
Advisory council looks at wide range of possible solid waste solutions
Kimley-Horn Associates presents preliminary West Park options
CityTV available in High Definition on Roku device
Solid waste advisory committee to hold second meeting Feb. 27
David Price ‘Gets the Ball Rolling’ at Miracle Field, MPD HQ Beam Signing, more 'In the City'
February is filled with the sweet love of music in ‘Adventures in Murphry’s Burrow’
‘Business Education Partnership’ featured in February’s ‘Murfreesboro Storytellers’
City earns National Distinguished Budget Award for sixth straight year
City’s Old Fort Golf Club announces Golf Genius Software for scoring
Special Joint Meeting of City Council, Parks Commission Feb. 23
City Council adopts resolution requesting City Charter change
Renew Your Driver’s License at Linebaugh Public Library
‘Adventures in Murphry’s Burrow’ delivers MTSU Basketball to heat-up your January
Jan. 24 Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Seeks Public Input for West Park at Blackman High School
City offices and facilities closing in observance of MLK Jr. Day Jan. 16
Solid Waste Advisory Council, North Murfreesboro Greenway, more featured ‘In the City’
Solid Waste Advisory Council, North Murfreesboro Greenway, more featured ‘In the City’
Special Meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council scheduled January 11, 12
‘Interfaith Dental Clinic’ featured in January’s ‘Murfreesboro Storytellers’
City of Murfreesboro prepared to handle winter ice and snow
Nate Williams appointed Assistant City Parks & Recreation Director
Special Town Hall Meeting of City Council in Blackman Community Jan. 8
City Launches Online City Code and Charter
City announces ‘Vendor Registry’ for Online Vendor Managment
Angela Jackson named Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Director
TDOT Grant provides funding for Rutherford Boulevard Project
Special Meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council scheduled for Jan. 5
City Property Taxes due Jan. 3, 2017 without penalty
Marty J. McCurry named Director of Golf Department
City Offices and facilities closing January 2 for New Year’s Day holiday
City Offices closing Dec 23 and Dec 26 for Christmas holidays
Councilman Doug Young dies after long battle with cancer
City Council OKs design proposal for ‘daylighting’ Town Creek
Advisory committee begins discussion of options for solid waste disposal
December is festive and sweet in ‘Adventures in Murphry’s Burrow’
North Murfreesboro Greenway ribbon-cutting ceremony Dec. 14
John Ellington, Ann Ellington Wagner featured in December edition of ‘Murfreesboro Storytellers’
Safety Training Facility dedication, Winter Driving Tips featured ‘In the City’
Solid Waste Advisory committee to explore options for solid waste disposal Dec 12
Council OK’s $2.26 funding request for Black Fox Elementary addition
Special Joint Meeting of City Council and Parks Commission Dec 5
Public Meeting on Cherry Lane Extension Project scheduled Dec. 6
Special Joint Meeting of City Council and Parks Commission Nov. 17
City Council & Power Board schedule Joint Meeting Nov. 15
City Council authorizes contract for Athletic Lighting at Richard Siegel Soccer Park
‘In the City’ features North Murfreesboro Greenway, Firehouse Expo, more
City offices and facilities closing in recognition of Veterans Day Nov. 11
Second Harvest featured in November edition of ‘Murfreesboro Storytellers’
Design Public Meeting scheduled on Jones Blvd. Improvement Project
Public Invited to City’s ‘Historic Bottoms’ Planning Study Public Open House Nov. 10
City MWSD recognized as ‘Utility of the Future’ by water consortium
Matthew Blomeley named Assistant Director of Planning Department
City Council adopts proposed Food Truck Ordinance on First Reading
Tennessee Urbran Forestry Council certifies Oaklands arboretum
October is full of fun Fall activities in ‘Adventures in Murphry’s Burrow’
Special Meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council scheduled for Oct. 13
St. Clair Street Senior Center ‘Mind Benders’ compete in Brain Games
Stones River National Battlefield, NPS 100th Anniversary, featured in ‘Storytellers’
Two Consecutive Nights of Focus on Historic Downtown Murfreesboro Oct. 10-11
City Council approves Murfreesboro Municipal Airport tree clearing project
City holds second meeting on revised Food Truck Ordinance Sept. 21
Sept. 19 Public Meeting on Mercury Blvd. Project grant application
STARS Employee Award Luncheon honors recipients since 2012
City Offices closed September 5 for Labor Day holiday
Public Invited to City’s North Highland Avenue Planning Study Public Open House Sept. 12
Swearing-In Ceremony of Murfreesboro City Council Members Sept. 1
City earns Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
Murfreesboro City Manager cites “monthly” cost value of City services
‘Rover’ public transportation system surpasses 2 million mark in ridership
Proposed Use of Franklin Heights Housing Complex Neighborhood Meeting, Aug. 22
2016 Greenway Art Festival returns to Old Fort Park, Sept 17
Murfreesboro City Council OK’s Solid Waste Strategic Plan Consultant
Mayor McFarland serving on Major League Soccer organizing committee
City seeks input on proposed Food Truck Ordinance August 15
Main Street Murfreesboro ‘Saturday Market’ featured in August ‘Storytellers’
‘In the City’ features Highland Avenue Study, Greenway Arts Festival, more
2nd Shift 911 Communication Dispatchers honored with STARS Award
Project One Four Foundation raises $115,000 for Miracle Field
Murfreesboro Police Department receives re-accreditation from TLEA
IT Director Chris Lilly earns “Certified Government CIO” designation
Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Director Announces Plans for Retirement
Murfreesboro 2035 Public Open House, July 21
Murfreesboro Police Chief Karl Durr featured in ‘Murfreesboro Storytellers’
Mayor urges Blue Raiders fans to vote MT Basketball ‘Best Upset’
Single-Family Permits continue to rise in 2016 in healthy local economy
‘In the City’ highlights groundbreaking for new Police Headquarters, more
Mayor Shane McFarland’s State of the City for 1st Quarter FY2017 online
Paul C. Boyer named City Purchasing Director
City Offices closed July 4 for Independence Day holiday
Public Invited to City’s North Highland Avenue Planning Study Visioning Workshop July 11
City of Murfreesboro Begins Work on Design Guidelines for Citywide Development
June 17 groundbreaking ceremony for Police Headquarters
Murfreesboro City Manager Rob Lyons elected president of TCMA
WW II Vet Bill Allen featured in June episode of ‘Murfreesboro Storytellers’
‘In the City’ highlights Ultimate Frisbee, Bark Park, Boro Beach, more
Murfreesboro 2035 Public Open House, June 20, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Patterson Park Community Ctr
Section of Middle Tennessee Boulevard closed June 6 through June 26 to
Special Meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council scheduled for June 2
Artists Using Recycled Material to Open in Murfreesboro Rotunda June 7
City Golf Department invites golfers to qualify for free Ford Mustang
City steps up mosquito-fighting in known problem areas ahead of mosquito season
Council approves release of Gateway property for Alive Hospice; Lytle Street property acquisition
City releases proposed FY 2017 Budget for Council Review
City Offices closed May 30 for Memorial Day holiday
‘Better Boro Project’ unveils new website to promote health and wellness
T-Rex and ‘Earth Experience’ Natural History Museum featured in May ‘Adventures in Murphry’s Burrow
General Obligation Refunding Bonds available for public review
City engages citizens with Downtown Public Chalkboard
City Council & Power Board schedule Joint Meeting, May 12
Council approves professional services for Brinkley Road widening from Hwy 96 to Manson Pike
‘In the City’ highlights ‘Historic Bottoms’ study, MCS Art Awards, more
Rutherford County Archives featured in May episode of ‘Murfreesboro Storytellers’
Water community celebrates ‘Drinking Water Week’ with the theme “Your Water – To Know It Is To Love
Special Meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council scheduled for April 21
‘Recycle, It’s Our Future’ for 2016 Earth Day Celebration on Historic Square
‘In the City’ highlights MTSU Basketball, State of Our Streams, more
Mayor Shane McFarland’s State of the City for 4th Quarter FY2016 online
City hires Tennis Professional for Adams Indoor Tennis Complex
Moody’s upgrades to Aa1 City of Murfreesboro General Obligation debt
Special Council Workshop Meeting on Franklin Synergy property, April 7
Mayor McFarland and City urge you to make pledge for Water Conservation
City Manager names Jim Kerr, Jr. as new Transportation Director
City recognizes Solid Waste employee Jason Reed with STARS Award
‘Storytellers’ highlights Women’s History Month with local business leaders
Spring chickens and Murfree Spring featured in March ‘Adventures in Murphry’s Burrow’
City earns National Distinguished Budget Award for fifth straight year
Murfreesboro City Manager Names Karl Durr Chief of Police
City of Murfreesboro and Ragan-Smith Launch Murfreesboro Planning Study of The Historic Bottoms
City of Murfreesboro and Ragan-Smith Launch Murfreesboro North Highland Avenue Planning Study
City Water and Sewer Department earns perfect score on TDEC audit
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: City Offices closed February 15 for Presidents Day holiday
City negotiates purchase of Franklin Synergy Bank property
‘In the City’ highlights new road construction, Polar Bear Plunge, snowstorm and more on CityTV
Murfreesboro Gateway District featured in February ‘Storytellers’
2015 Year End Development Activity Report Available Online
February 4 groundbreaking ceremony for Miracle Field
UED busy with tree removal and sprucing up Downtown Square
City Offices will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Former NFL quarterback Kelly Holcomb in January ‘Adventures in Murphry’s Burrow’
Special Meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council scheduled for Jan. 14
City Manager announces promotions in Planning and Building & Codes
‘In the City’ highlights Chrisman, Richardson retirements, Bookmobile
City Council authorizes proposed acquisition of 1.87 acres downtown
Single-Family and Multi-family Permits rise significantly in 2015
MFRD South Carolina flooding response in January 2016 ‘Storytellers’
City of Murfreesboro prepared to handle winter ice and snow
Mayor Shane McFarland’s State of the City for 3rd Quarter FY2016 online
City partners with Healthways to promote SilverSneakers and Prime
UED replaces Red Maples with Princeton Elms on Medical Center Parkway
City Offices closing Jan 1, 2016 for New Year’s Day holiday
City Celebrates long list of Accomplishments in 2015
City Offices closing Dec 24 & Dec 25 for Christmas holidays
Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Projects Enhance City Infrastructure
Retiring MPD Chief Glenn Chrisman featured in December ‘Storytellers’
City Transportation Director Dana Richardson Announces Retirement
Dec. 8 Open House Seeks Public Comment on Jordan Farm Property Usage
Sign Ordinance: City Council to hold Public Hearing December 3, 2015
City recognizes MFRD Captain Robert Canterbury with STARS Award
MWSD begins city-wide installation of Advanced Meter Infrastructure
‘In the City’ features retired City Attorney Susan McGannon, more
City offices and facilities closing in recognition of Veterans Day, Nov. 11
‘Storytellers’ features American Red Cross Heart of Tennessee Chapter
Mayor advises residents not to give money to panhandlers
Planning Commission Special Meeting, Murfreesboro 2035, Tues., Oct. 27
Council OK’s $400,000 funding request for Community Technology Center
City receives operational authorization from FAA to begin UAS training
City of Murfreesboro hires Craig Tindall as new City Attorney
Fall Leaf collection set to get underway Oct. 19th
‘In the City’ features Murfreesboro 2035 draft Chapter 4, Land Use, more
MTSU ‘Band of Blue’ and Scales Elementary Band in ‘Adventures in Murphry’s Burrow’
Media Advisory: Murfreesboro 2035 Community Meeting, Tues. Oct. 27
October ‘Storytellers’ features Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department
Mayor Shane McFarland’s State of the City for 2nd Quarter FY2016 online
City Council approves effort to transfer Black Cat Cave site to MTSU
Tax freeze is now available for qualifying senior citizens
City of Murfreesboro joins participation in study of arts and culture
Media Advisory: Sept. 22 groundbreaking for Sinking Creek Plant Expansion
Media Advisory: Temporary Signs Meeting Scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 16
Airport prepares for re-opening September 4th after runway extension
2015 Greenway Art Festival attracts more artist than ever, Sept. 19
City Offices closed September 7 for Labor Day holiday
Homeless Task Force seeks to centralize services into one campus
Murfreesboro 2035 Task Force Meeting, Wednesday, Sept. 2
August ‘Adventures in Murphry’s Burrow’ showcases MPD K-9 Unit
August edition of ‘In the City’ features Adams Tennis Complex, more
Native American site discovered, secured at Black Cat Cave
Council approves transfer of historic Bradley Academy to City Parks & Rec
Mark A. Foulks joins City of Murfreesboro as new Fire & Rescue Chief
2014 Year End Building Construction Activity Report Available Online
Media Advisory: Sign Stakeholders Public Meeting Scheduled for July 28
City, MTSU unveil Adams Indoor Tennis Complex in win-win partnership
Air Methods operating from temporary location at Murfreesboro Airport
July 15 dedication ceremony for Adams Indoor Tennis Complex
Mayor Shane McFarland’s State of the City for 1st Quarter FY2016 online
City recognizes MPD K-9 Officer Holobaugh with STARS Award
July ‘Adventures in Murphry’s Burrow’ takes a trip to Batey Farms
City Water and Sewer Department 2014 Water Quality Report Online
Chapter 6, Parks & Rec, of Murfreesboro 2035 in July edition of ‘In the City’
July ‘Storytellers’ features Cannonsburgh Village, ‘Uncle Dave Macon Days’
City Launches Online Vender Registration and Solicitation Notification System (June 30, 2015)
Murfreesboro 2035 Task Force Meeting, Wednesday, June 17
City Purchasing Department Holds Supplier Forum, June 29
Murfreesboro Schools ‘CHOW Bus’ featured in June edition of ‘In the City’
June ‘Adventures in Murphy’s Burrow’ takes a trip to summer camps
City Council & Power Board schedule Joint Meeting, June 11
June ‘Storytellers’ features Convention & Visitors Bureau, TSSAA
City Golf Department Invites Golfers to ‘Swing Big’ for Junior Golf, June 26
Joe B. Jackson Parkway Extension opens to traffic
Coleman Farm location withdrawn from options for Safety Training Facility
City Council holds Budget Review Sessions, May 26 & 28
Design Public Meeting scheduled on Thompson Lane Widening Project
City Offices closed May 25 for Memorial Day holiday
City releases proposed FY 2016 Budget for Council Review
Proposed use of Coleman Farm topic of Informational Meeting, May 18
Airport prepares to begin nightly runway closures beginning May 18th
Sports*Com ready for official grand re-opening with sporty new look
City recognizes Sinking Creek Plant Operations Team with STARS Award
Solid Waste removing debris in North Murfreesboro and Thompson Lane
May ‘In the City’ features ‘Better Boro Project’, Murfreesboro 2035, more
Linebaugh Public Library System featured in May ‘Storytellers’ on CityTV (May 1, 2015)
Wilderness Station offers outdoor fun nestled in Barfield Crescent Park
City Attorney Susan Emery McGannon Announces Plans for Retirement
Dedication Ceremony for Gladys Blanton Park, April 27
Neighborhood Meeting to discuss Spence Creek Watershed Study, April 28
City Manager Rob Lyons names second Assistant City Manager
City Golf Department appoints pro to enhance game for youth and adults
City Solid Waste continues to remove debris following storm damage
City Council Holds Special Class & Comp Report Meeting, April 16
‘Do Your Part, Be Water Smart’ is theme for 2015 Earth Day Celebration
Historic Downtown Business District Tree Replacement Phase V Underway
April ‘In the City’ promotes Pioneer Days Backyard BBQ Festival, more
‘Adventures in Murphy’s Burrow’ showcases new ‘Earth Experience’
April ‘Storytellers’ Features Rutherford County EMA Director T. K. Kast
Chapter 5 of Murfreesboro 2035, ‘Housing & Neighborhoods,’ Unveiled
‘Better Boro Project’ kickoff scheduled at Cason Trailhead, April 11
City Council hears MAG Classification & Compensation Study Report (April 2, 2015)
City Council hears MAG Classification & Compensation Study Report
City Council approves Fountains at Gateway Project Contract
‘Fix a Leak Week’ promoted with help from new animated character ‘Blue’
Consultant Kennon-Calhoun MPD Headquarters Presentation, March 12
‘In the City’ features temporary Sports*Com closing, Purchasing Director
March ‘Storytellers’ Features Murfreesboro’s Historic Oaklands Mansion (March 3, 2015)
City Brush Collection Stepping-up in Response to Ice Storm Damage
St. Clair Street Senior Center Caregiver Heading to Wash., D.C. as Alzheimer’s Ambassador
Sign Stakeholders Public Meeting Scheduled for March 3
CityTV Produces Videos of Chapter 2, Growth, of Murfreesboro 2035
Council approves Hwy 96 widening and Lytle Street Project joint agreement
St. Clair Street Senior Center Closed Due to Water Flow Valve Break
Sports*Com Closing in March and April to Complete Renovations by May
City Offices closed February 16 for Presidents Day holiday
City Council approves Sinking Creek expansion and Advanced Metering
City Accepting Applications for Emergency Solutions Grant Funding (Feb. 2, 2015)
‘Storytellers’ Features Laotian Community Leader Chantho Sourinho
Community Development Seeks Help on Developing Consolidated Plan
City Wins National Distinguished Budget Award for Fourth Year
Council approves agreement with Wiser Consultants for Lytle Street design
Community Development Department Issues Notice of Funding Availability
Murfreesboro 2035 Community Meeting, Tuesday, January 27
City Offices will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
City Council approves Land Lease Agreement with Air Methods
January ‘In the City’ features City Manager’s 2014 Year-in-Review, more
Murfreesboro Single-Family Permits rise in 2014 amid economic recovery (Jan 6, 2015)
‘Storytellers’ Features Former Astronauts Living in Murfreesboro
City Offices closing Jan 1, 2015 for New Year’s Day holiday
City Lists Accomplishments in 2014 Year-in-Review
City Wins MindMixer’s ‘Most Creative Promotion’ Video Award
CityTV Produces Videos of Chapter 1 of Murfreesboro 2035
2015 Murfreesboro Citizens Academy Begins February 2, 2015
Assistant to City Manager Shannon Logan Announces Resignation
City Offices closing Dec 24 & Dec 25 for Christmas holidays
Chapter 1 of Murfreesboro 2035, ‘Planning Context,’ unveiled
December ‘In the City’ features roll out of Murfreesboro 2035 Chap. 1, more
HUD recognizes City of Murfreesboro for Consolidated Planning Programs
Fall 2014 Community Landscape Winners Announced
December ‘Storytellers’ episode features Main Street
City of Murfreesboro ready to handle ice and snow (Dec 1, 2014)
Swearing-In Ceremony of Murfreesboro City Council Member (Nov 25, 2014)
City offices closing in observance of Thanksgiving Day holiday
Public Meeting Scheduled for Rover Schedule & Route Changes
Historic Downtown Business District Tree Replacement Phase IV Resumes
City to present Chap. 1 of Murfreesboro 2035 at public meeting, Dec. 9
Design Public Meeting scheduled on Bradyville Pike Improvement Project
City officials schedule Public Meeting on Cherry Lane Extension Project
November ‘In the City’ features new Indoor Tennis Facility and more
City offices and facilities closing in recognition of Veterans Day, Nov. 11
‘Adventures in Murphy’s Burrow’ celebrates Thanksgiving (Nov 5, 2014)
‘Storytellers’ November episode features political stories in Murfreesboro (Oct 31, 2014)
City Planning Director Joseph Aydelott Announces Retirement
Historic Oaklands Mansion treescape to undergo treatment & replacement
City Council approves Regent townhomes development amendment
October ‘In the City’ features November election, Heritage Month, and more
Alzheimer’s Walk recognized by ‘Going Purple’ at Murfreesboro City Hall
City advises motorists to use caution navigating flooded streets
October ‘Adventures in Murphy’s Burrow’ features Mayor McFarland
City Planning Director Joseph Aydelott Announces Retirement
City Leaf collection set to get underway in the City Oct. 20th
CityTV Wins National Awards from NATOA
‘Storytellers’ October episode features MTSU Blue Raider Athletics
Renovations to the renamed West View Mini-Park nearing completion
City Council approves Parks & Rec plan to renovate Sports*Com
City Planning Director discloses personal property contract agreement (Oct 1, 2014)
Televised City Council Candidate Forum set for Sept. 30 (Sept 25, 2014)
City Attorney Earns Local Government Fellows Recertification
TDOT grant provides funding for Middle Tennessee Boulevard improvement project
CityTV brings home national Savvy Award for Promotional Video (Sept. 8, 2014)
Celebrate National Senior Center Month with St. Clair Street Senior Center (Aug 29, 2014)
Stones River Greenway Bridge to close for Force Main construction project (Aug 22, 2014)
Special Meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council scheduled for Aug. 27th
Planning Commission recognizes Toby Gilley for 14 years of service
Mayor McFarland urges residents to support Tennessee Promise
Murfreesboro 2035 Community Kickoff, Wednesday, Aug 20
Murfreesboro 2035 Task Force Meeting, Tuesday, Aug 19
State Election Coordinator advises on filling Council vacancy (Aug 15, 2014)
Summer 2014 Community Landscape Winners Announced
City Attorney writes letter on replacing council seat vacancy
‘Adventures in Murphy’s Burrow’ August episode on the air
Single-Family Permits rise slightly in July after code-induced dip (Aug. 7, 2014)
City-contracted company begins work on Stones River Force Main (Aug 5, 2014)
Safety Priority as Murfreesboro City Schools Open Full-Day on Election Day (Aug 5, 2014)
‘Storytellers’ August episode features TDOT Deputy & Chief Engineer (Aug 4, 2014)
August ‘In the City’ features Comprehensive Plan, FootGolf, and more (Aug 1, 2014)
City Street Renaming Dedicated to Local NFL Player and Hero (Aug. 1, 2014)
Murfreesboro 2035: Our Future Begins Now (Aug. 1, 2014)
Media Advisory: City Street to be Renamed for local NFL Player and Hero (July 30, 2014)
Mini-Park Renamed Gladys Blanton Park to Honor Retired School Crossing Guard (July 24, 2014)
City Golf Department is not just kicking around the idea of ‘FootGolf’ (July 22, 2014)
City Council adopts contract with KKC to develop 20-year blueprint (July 11, 2014)
City Council invites public to special meeting ot make comments (July 8, 2014)
‘Storytellers’ July episode features City Mayor Shane McFarland (July 7, 2014)
‘In the City’ July episode features Movies Under the Stars, Bloomfield Links (July 3, 2014)
City Parks & Recreation Commission Hears Update on New Tennis Facility (July 2, 2014)
City Parks & Recreation employee retires after 28 years (July 1, 2014)
Dr. Jean Anne Rogers Substation Dedication (June 27, 2104)
City Council Adopts FY 2015 Budget (June 26, 2014)
City Offices closed July 4 for Independence Day holiday (June 23, 2014)
City Moves to Enhanced Online Billing for Water & Sewer Services (June 20, 2014)
City Finance and Tax Department Undergoing Renovations (June 12, 2014)
Bloomfield Links Presents the Dennis Walters Golf Show (June 6, 2014)
Mike Browning named new Public Information Officer (June 5, 2014)
Bloomfield Links Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting (June 5, 2014)
City closings for Memorial Day Holiday (May 26, 2014)
City to Hold Development Meeting on May 6 (May 1, 2014)
Swearing In Ceremony of the Murfreesboro Mayor and City Council Members (April 24, 2014)
Murfreesboro’s Earth Day Celebration is Coming (April 17, 2014)
Tree Care Tip: Stop Before You Top (April 9, 2014)
Connie Rigsby named Director of St. Clair Street Senior Center (March 20, 2014)
City of Murfreesboro’s CityTV Selected a Winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards (March 19, 2014)
Murfreesboro Water and Sewer Dept. Receives High Score on its System’s Operation (March 14, 2014)
City Mayor, Council, and School Board Candidate Forums set for March 3 (Feb. 18, 2014)
Historic Downtown Business District Tree Replacement Project Phase III to Begin (Feb. 13, 2014)
City closings for President's Day Holiday (Feb. 9, 2014)
City Wins National Distinguished Budget Award (Jan. 28, 2014)
City Council adopts new Building and Fire Code (Jan. 15, 2014)
MPD 2013 Crime Statistics (Jan, 14, 2014)
City Council wants voters to decide city election date (Jan. 14, 2014)
City closings for MLK Holiday (Jan. 6, 2014)
Christmas Tree Recycling Now Available (Jan. 2, 2014)
City closings for New Year's Holiday (Dec. 26, 2013)
MPRD offers special buy one, get one free passes to recreation centers (Dec. 17, 2013)
City Seeks Request for Proposals on a Comprehensive Plan (Dec. 13, 2013)
Murfreesboro Citizens Academy Begins in February (Dec. 13, 2013)
City closings for Christmas Holiday (Dec. 13, 2013)
Senior Center Director announces retirement (Dec. 3, 2013)
City Property Taxes due Dec. 31 (Dec. 2, 2013) UPDATED
Phillips named STARS winner for October 2013 (Nov. 27, 2013)
RTA Relax and Ride really is a relaxing ride (Nov. 26, 2013)
City Property Taxes due Dec. 31 (Nov. 21, 2013)
City closings for Thanksgiving Holiday (Nov. 18, 2013)
Urban Environmental Employee becomes Certified Arborist (Nov. 8, 2013)
27th Citizens Police Academy Graduation: 466 graduates since 2000 (Nov. 6, 2013) MPD RELEASE
City offices and facilities close for Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11 (Nov. 4, 2013)
The City wishes to share Halloween Safety Information (Oct. 30, 2013)
Leaf collection now underway in the City (Oct. 28, 2013)
EV Chargers now placed at City facilities (Oct. 18, 2013)
Community Landscape Award Winners for July 2013 (Oct. 18, 2013)
Joines named STARS winner for September 2013 (Oct. 9, 2013)
Bloomfield Links Golf Course Opening Oct. 12 (Oct. 8, 2013)
Patterson center's Myrtle Lord Library studied for expansion (Oct. 4, 2013)
New shelters popping up at Rover stops (Sept. 27, 2013)
Murfreesboro Half Marathon map
Seventh Annual Murfreesboro Half Marathon (Sept. 27, 2013)
Police Online Reporting Program Begins October 1, 2013 ( Sept. 27, 2013) MPD RELEASE
Murfreesboro CityTV Wins National Awards (Sept. 26, 2013)
Sept. 24 is Voter Registration Day in Rutherford County (Sept. 19, 2013)
Oil-based paint collection planned Sept. 28 (Sept. 12, 2013)
MWSD plans meeting to update public on Storm Water program (Sept. 12, 2013)
Parks and Rec offers back country camping event Sept. 21 (Sept. 12, 2013)
Community Development releases CAPER (Sept. 6, 2013)
Three roads now named for former mayors adjacent to Amazon (Sept. 5, 2013)
Community Landscape Award Winners for June 2013 (Aug. 29, 2013)
Greenway Arts Festival (Aug. 27, 2013)
City offices, facilities, close Monday for Labor Day (Aug. 26, 2013)
Joe B. Jackson Parkway road construction continues (Aug. 23, 2013)
MPD Attains Tennessee Law Enforcement Accreditation (Aug. 22, 2013) MPD RELEASE
August 2013 STARS Recipient (Aug. 16, 2013)
Yard waste pickup delayed due to weather (Aug. 15, 2013)
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over (Aug. 14, 2013) MPD RELEASE
Public meeting on the City’s Gateway District Overlay set (Aug. 13, 2013)
Indoor tennis facility nears reality (Aug. 12, 2013)
Downtown in Motion Program Launched (Aug. 5, 2013)
July 2013 STARS Recipients (Aug. 1, 2013)
Lee Springs Branch Study explained during July 29 Neighborhood Meeting (July 24, 2013)
Tax Dept Fraud Alert (July 24, 2013)
July 19 Free ROVER rides (July 11, 2013)
Jeanne Bragg named TML Spouse of Year 2013 (July 11, 2013)
Celebration Under the Stars is on; all other activities have been cancelled (July 4, 2013)
MWSD program designed to keep groundwater out of sanitary sewer system (July 3, 2013)
Raymond Hillis named Streets Department Superintendent (June 28, 2013)
City awarded Certificate of Achievement of Excellence in Financial Reporting (June 28, 2013)
Airport Commission holds period of public comment on Draft Environmental Assessment (June 24, 2013
Fitness isn’t as difficult as you think (June 18, 2013)
Citizens can now follow City of Murfreesboro on Twitter (June 7, 2013)
Engineering develops door hangars (June 3, 2013)
EV Chargers at City Facilites (May 31, 2013)
City Unveils New Website (May 31, 2013)
Registration for 7th Annual Murfreesboro Half Marathon begins tomorrow (May 30, 2013)
City Releases Proposed FY 2014 Budget (May 23, 2013)
Mosquito Control Press Release (May 22, 2013)
Joe B. Jackson Parkway extension is underway (May 16, 2013)
STARS Award Recipient (May 16, 2013)
Murfreesboro Art League to exhibit in the Rotunda of Murfreesboro’s City Hall (May 9, 2013)
AWWA recommends protecting water quality (May 9, 2013)
Learn more about your local H2O (May 8, 2013)
Crape Myrtles Moving Project Underway (May 3, 2013)
City of Murfreesboro and Red Cross PARTNER Program (March 3, 2013)