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Council Meets 11:30AM Wednesday Re: FY 2020
Council Meets 11:30AM Wednesday Re: FY 2020

Changes in how much Murfreesboro businesses and residents pay in property taxes will come into focus at 11:30 this coming Wednesday morning as the Council convenes in regular session at the Murfreesboro City Hall to review and consider the proposed FY20 Budget ordinance on 'First Reading. Mayor McFarland on WGNS Action Line 8:10-9:00AM Wednesday morning.

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Murfreesboro City Council Considering Tax Increase!
Murfreesboro City Council Considering Tax Increase!

For the first time in two decades the Murfreesboro City Council is considering an increase in property taxes.

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Murfreesboro's Getting Better Cell Service + 5G
Murfreesboro's Getting Better Cell Service + 5G

What are those brown boxes that are being placed on many utility poles in Murfreesboro?

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New Year's Day 5K
New Year's Day 5K

The Old Fort Park was the site of the Mayor's NEW YEAR'S DAY 5k here in Murfreesboro. The 11:00 o'clock morning start time may have also helped to encourage a good turnout.

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Answers from Mayor McFarland
Answers from Mayor McFarland

Every second Wednesday, Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland is on the WGNS' Action Line (8:10-9:00AM). It's an opportunity for local residents to talk one-on-one with the mayor about issues that concern them.

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Mayor and City Council Members Sworn In
Mayor and City Council Members Sworn In

The full room had a noticeable energy similar to the excitement you might remember from the first day of school, and it is like the first day of school in some respects. A new year of opportunities and challenges to manage a nearly un-harnessed rate of growth in a community is a blessing but also presents a special set of challenges to meet the needs and expectations of the residents of Murfreesboro.

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Changes Coming to Square Parking Limits
Changes Coming to Square Parking Limits

Since the new Judicial Center and new Rutherford County parking garage opened, citizens have raised concerns over parking regulations on the downtown square. The city has taken a step that will lessen those parking restrictions.

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Whose Dirt Pile Is it?
Whose Dirt Pile Is it?

Answer to listener's question about a pile of dirt at the intersection of February and West Main Streets.

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How Do We Solve Landfill Issue? Talks Continue.
How Do We Solve Landfill Issue? Talks Continue.

What is this community going to do when the Walter Hill Landfill reaches capacity? The Rutherford County Solid Waste/Advisory Steering Council met Tuesday evening in the historic Rutherford County Courthouse to continue plans of the course of action. NOTE: County Mayor Burgess gave details on the WGNS Action Line (click to hear show).

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City Mgr. Lyons Separation: $95,810.39 + Benefits
City Mgr. Lyons Separation: $95,810.39 + Benefits

The Murfreesboro City Council met in special session Monday (12/18/2017) afternoon and approved a $95,810.39 Separation Agreement with Rob Lyons.

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Start The NEW YEAR With A 5K Run!
Start The NEW YEAR With A 5K Run!

Registration for the City of Murfreesboro New Year's Day 5k is now available. Open to all ages and abilities, the 3.1-mile race begins at 11:00 o'clock Monday morning, January 1, 2018 at Barfield Crescent Park.

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Mayor McFarland Opens 423 N. Maple St. Complex
Mayor McFarland Opens 423 N. Maple St. Complex

Perhaps you've passed the building being renovated at 423 North Maple Street, and wondered who would be moving there?

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Mayor McFarland Answers Your Questions
Mayor McFarland Answers Your Questions

On the mayor's radio show, whenever a listener phones-in a question that needs research, Mayor Shane McFarland searches for the answer. Here are the mayor's responses to questions received on July 12, 2017.

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Murfreesboro Mayor Talks About Recent TML Conference
Murfreesboro Mayor Talks About Recent TML Conference

The Tennessee Municipal League wrapped up their conference in Murfreesboro this week.

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Mayor McFarland Answers Your Questions
Mayor McFarland Answers Your Questions

As in the past, Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland researches answers for the questions that residents phone to him on his WGNS' radio broadcast. He received two questions dealing with traffic issues on Thompson Lane.

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Old Fort Pavilions Torn Down
Old Fort Pavilions Torn Down

Pavilions in Old Fort Park have been torn down. It's where many families gathered for a picnic. It was also where homeless advocates fed thousands of the community's less fortunate.

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Mayor McFarland Responds To WGNS' Listener Questions
Mayor McFarland Responds To WGNS' Listener Questions

Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland participated in his popular "Talk To The Mayor" broadcast over WGNS. As always, the city leader received constant questions from local residents. There were several questions that required research.

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A Look Ahead in 2017 for the City of Murfreesboro
A Look Ahead in 2017 for the City of Murfreesboro

City Council met on Thursday night before being off for the holidays.

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Mayor McFarland In New York Marathon
Mayor McFarland In New York Marathon

Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland leads by example. He is a strong advocate for healthy living, and encourages events and activities here that promote fitness. This past weekend the mayor was a runner in the New York Marathon.

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WGNS' Listener Asked Mayor About Traffic Signal
WGNS' Listener Asked Mayor About Traffic Signal

On the WGNS' Action Line, a listener asked Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland about placing a traffic signal at the intersection of the Old Lascassas Pike and Rutherford Boulevard.

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Mayor McFarland Begged For Sprouts
Mayor McFarland Begged For Sprouts

The new Sprouts Farmers Market at 143 Wendlewood Drive is now open. This is just off Memorial and next to Adams Place.

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Traffic Woes Continue in Murfreesboro
Traffic Woes Continue in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland told WGNS that transportation will be a major issue as our area continues to grow.

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Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue adding
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue adding "Advanced Life Services" to Five Engine Companies

By the end of this fiscal year, five fire engine companies will be equipped with "Advanced Life Services." In the past, Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue have been outfitted with only "Basic Life Services."

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Mayor McFarland
Mayor McFarland "Leaning" Toward "NO" on Selling MED

As the Murfreesboro City Council and the Power Board prepares to hold a special joint public meeting Thursday to consider selling Murfreesboro Electric to Middle Tennessee Electric, the mayor is closer to a personal decision.

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City Council Holds Special Meeting about West Side of Murfreesboro
City Council Holds Special Meeting about West Side of Murfreesboro

City council met Thursday night for a special meeting to discuss issues related to the selection and purchase of property for a park on the west side of Murfreesboro.

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MED / MTEMC Consolidation Talks: Expecting Valuation Soon
MED / MTEMC Consolidation Talks: Expecting Valuation Soon

City leaders are awaiting a valuation of Murfreesboro Electric before moving forward with any decisions on the power company.

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Underground Utilities Helps Revitalize Downtown Murfreesboro
Underground Utilities Helps Revitalize Downtown Murfreesboro

A continued effort to put utility lines underground around the downtown Murfreesboro area are part of the efforts to bring more business and revitalization to the area.

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City recognizes Solid Waste employee Jason Reed with STARS Award
City recognizes Solid Waste employee Jason Reed with STARS Award

Jason Reed, a driver for the Murfreesboro Solid Waste Department, has been named STARS award recipient for March 2016. Mayor Shane McFarland recognized Reed during the March 10, 2016, meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council with the STARS award for Outstanding Performance: "Succeeding Through Attitudes Reflecting Service Excellence."

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Bridge Over Broad Construction Moving Along
Bridge Over Broad Construction Moving Along

If you've driven in the area where Broad Street, Old Fort Parkway and Memorial come together, you've obviously noticed the road construction known as the "Bridge Over Broad."

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City Council Discusses Opportunities for West Side Park
City Council Discusses Opportunities for West Side Park

Murfreesboro City Council met for a special meeting discussing options for building a park on the west side of the city. County Mayor Burgess' 522-acre farm is among the 19 parcels being considered.

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City Attorney Susan McGannon Says Goodbye
City Attorney Susan McGannon Says Goodbye

At 7:30 pm Thursday night, Susan McGannon sat in the Murfreesboro City Attorney chair one final time.

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2015-2016 Budget Plan to Help Non-Profit Organizations
2015-2016 Budget Plan to Help Non-Profit Organizations

The Murfreesboro 2015-2016 Budget Plan will give over $291,000 to local non-profits.

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Mayor Proclaims
Mayor Proclaims "CHRISTINE HUDDLESTON DAY"

In Thursday night's Murfreesboro City Council Meeting, Mayor Shane McFarland proclaimed this "Christine Huddleston Day".

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