A sparse gathering and a sparse agenda at the May 16th meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council, where only 4 of the 7 council members could make it. Improvements to the Rover system could be coming soon; the Assistant Transportation Director took bids for the purchase and installation of passenger waiting shelters along various routes. The Murfreesboro City Code was amended dealing with minimum monthly water charges and minimum monthly sewer charges, which the Water and Sewer Department say, as a rule of thumb, should not exceed more than 4% of a person’s monthly income. There were seven public hearings held with little fanfare, and the Assistant Fire Chief requested purchase of one heavy rescue truck and one medium rescue truck for the department. The Assistant Chief of Police discussed renovations to begin soon on the 3rd floor of the Main Police Building, which will soon house additional interrogation rooms with enhanced soundproofing, and council officially started setting the wheels of finance in motion for that new elementary school on the west side of Murfreesboro, which might be here sooner than we think, as bids are already coming in for construction.