City Manager Rob Lyons showed just how caring city government can be at the January 31st meeting of the Murfreesboro city council, offering up the city’s highly qualified staff to assist in the American Red Cross PARTNER Program, which outsources volunteers and help from other entities in times of an emergency. The Street & Sign Department purchased three new pickup trucks, Parks & Recreation will soon undertake renovations on the tennis courts at Patterson Park, and after announcing the results of last year’s only a few weeks ago, a contract was approved with Jobe, Hastings and Associates for the coming year’s Annual Audit. Two public hearings were held, the first to consider rezoning approximately 8 acres located along Memorial Boulevard north of Cedar View Drive, and the second to amend a section of the Zoning Ordinance regarding flag signs. Two more public hearings were also scheduled, one to consider annexation of 3.27 acres adjacent to Sinking Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant, as sought by the Murfreesboro Water & Sewer Department, and the other to consider adoption of the Greenways, Blueways and Bikeways Master Plan. Both of those hearings will take place at the council’s March 7th meeting.