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.
For the first time in two decades the Murfreesboro City Council is considering an increase in property taxes.
What are those brown boxes that are being placed on many utility poles in Murfreesboro?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Answer to listener's question about a pile of dirt at the intersection of February and West Main Streets.
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).
The Murfreesboro City Council met in special session Monday (12/18/2017) afternoon and approved a $95,810.39 Separation Agreement with Rob Lyons.
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.
Perhaps you've passed the building being renovated at 423 North Maple Street, and wondered who would be moving there?
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.
The Tennessee Municipal League wrapped up their conference in Murfreesboro this week.
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.
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.
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.
City Council met on Thursday night before being off for the holidays.
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.
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.
The new Sprouts Farmers Market at 143 Wendlewood Drive is now open. This is just off Memorial and next to Adams Place.
Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland told WGNS that transportation will be a major issue as our area continues to grow.
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."
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.
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.
City leaders are awaiting a valuation of Murfreesboro Electric before moving forward with any decisions on the power company.
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.
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."
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."
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.
At 7:30 pm Thursday night, Susan McGannon sat in the Murfreesboro City Attorney chair one final time.
The Murfreesboro 2015-2016 Budget Plan will give over $291,000 to local non-profits.
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