Local schools were a major focus of the September 13th meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council. Renovations go on at the Discovery School at Reeves-Rogers, which is receiving new energy
efficient equipment via the HVAC-Energy Efficient Schools Initiative, and the City Schools Finance and Administrative Services Director outlined what to expect in Phase 2 of additions to Hobgood Elementary, which came in over the original budget, however, the schools proved to be very resourceful in finding the additional money without requesting additional funds. The City Manager recommended naming the new Veterans Parkway bridge over the West Fork of the Stones River the “Dr. Robert Gamewell” Bridge, and also rename a portion of County Farm Road to Joe B. Jackson Parkway. One public hearing was held to grant a certificate of compliance, and three more were scheduled, to amend the zoning ordinance regarding parking for hotels and motels, zoning for Christmas tree sales, and to zone 2.4 acres along Old Lascassas Highway. Those hearings have been scheduled for October 18th. Finally, improvements to be made to Bradyville Pike, for which a vote was earlier deferred, were approved. Improvements will include road widening, the addition of sidewalks and landscaping, and additional lighting. You can listen to Mayor Bragg's Wednesday appearance on the WGNS Action Line for more details on that project, which can be found in our pod cast section.