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Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 @ 8:49PM

McMillan Tries to Manipulate the Budget, Burkhart Continues to Kill the Fire Station at Exit 1

                McMillan Tries to Manipulate the Budget Burkhart Continues to Kill the Fire Station at Exit 1   Downtown Urban Park Concept funding finally passes Mayor wants more money and time for an additional study on the Roxy/Performing Arts Center Mayor tries to…

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 @ 6:54PM

The Fire Station at Exit 1

Mayor McMillan’s budget would remove about 66% of the funding for a much needed Fire Station in the Exit 1 area (“Station 11”) and transfers that amount to build a Fire Station near Exit 8 (“Station 12”).   Station 11’s completion would be on indefinite hold.        Fire Station…

Monday, June 2nd, 2014 @ 2:31PM

Burkhart and McMillan’s vote kill the Urban Park Concept on the first City Budget Vote

The Clarksville City Council met on May 29, 2014 for discussion and the first of two votes needed to pass the city budget. The redevelopment and growth of downtown Clarksville has been a source of public conversation lately, and is one of my visions and goals for the future of…

Sunday, May 25th, 2014 @ 9:12PM

Why We Remember

On Monday, May 26, 2014, Memorial Day, we will take time out of our busy lives to remember, reflect and honor the men and women who gave their lives so that we can live and cherish the freedoms we have in this great country of ours. Those of us who…

Monday, May 19th, 2014 @ 7:28PM

Clarksville 2015 Budget Analysis: Debt

On May 9, 2014, I submitted the first of what will be several reports on the City of Clarksville 2015 Budget for your information. This is the second report in the series. A component of any city budget is debt. Debt normally provides the funding for capital projects such as…

Friday, May 9th, 2014 @ 4:28PM

City of Clarksville 2015 Budget

As a City Councilman, this is my eighth and final city budget negotiation. However, with your support, I look forward to future negotiations as your Mayor. As I have done on the past seven budgets, I will analyze each section and provide you, the taxpayer, with facts on items in…

Monday, May 5th, 2014 @ 10:58AM

Power of 10

On Wednesday, April 30, I attended the “Power Of 10″ Regional Summit in Nashville. The theme of the summit was “Redeveloping Middle Tennessee Communities -¬ Infill, Innovations, Investments” and showcased many successful leaders who provided the bold vision to redevelop their communities. Some of the visionaries featured were the Mayors…

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 @ 11:46AM

An Open Letter to the Mayor and City Council

Dear Mayor McMillan, With the two large scale failures of the city’s internet/telecommunications service and several other localized outages, citizens and customers from all over the city are asking me questions about CDE Lightband and looking for answers. These outages have had an incalculable cost to city government, business operations…

Monday, April 7th, 2014 @ 5:23PM

CGSA Opening Day Ceremonies

On April 5th I had the honor to speak and be part of the opening day ceremonies for the Clarksville Girls Softball Association (CGSA).  The CGSA home fields are located at Swan Lake Sports Complex and are home to teams that provide fun and recreation activity to approximately 200 girls….

Sunday, April 6th, 2014 @ 7:37PM

Clarksville Athletic Club Expansion Ceremony

It was an honor to attend the Clarksville Athletic Club Expansion Groundbreaking Ceremony on Monday, March 31st, with other city leaders, staff members from the Clarksville Athletic Club, and the architects managing the expansion project. The expansion will include a new full-sized basketball court, an indoor running track, and an…

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 @ 4:39PM

Downtown Urban Park Concept

March 26, 2014 – Clarksville, Tenn. There has been considerable discussion and talk at the “grassroots level” in recent weeks about the possibility of developing a Downtown Urban Park on the block (surrounded by 2nd, 3rd, Main and Legion Streets) now occupied by the building that was once the former…

Saturday, March 8th, 2014 @ 9:21AM

WJZM Radio Interview 3/1/14

Councilman Bill Summers in the “Meet the Candidate” segment.          

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