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Posted on: July 17, 2020

CTS employee tests positive for COVID-19

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Clarksville Transit System was notified Thursday that an employee has tested positive for COVID-19.

In compliance with City policy, the City’s Health and Safety Manager began contact tracing, which indicated there were no cl...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

City offices to close Friday to observe Independence Day

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  City of Clarksville offices will close Friday, July 3 to observe Independence Day.

City Public Safety departments will be on duty as usual and all essential City services will continue.

Clarksville Transit System wil...

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

Committee invites input on legislative agenda

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Mayor Joe Pitts has formed a committee of City Council members to work on a City legislative agenda to present to state lawmakers who represent Clarksville and Montgomery County.

Ward 12 Councilman Jeff Burkhart wil...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

City celebrates first-quarter safety record

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – City of Clarksville employees in several departments  were treated to lunch Tuesday to celebrate a significant health and safety milestone.

During the first quarter of 2020, employees in Parks & Recreation, Parks...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

City Court to provide video conferencing

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Clarksville City Court will allow citizens to address City Court matters and citations online using Zoom  conferencing.

Most matters with the exception of actual trials can be re...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Clarksville wins ‘Most Patriotic Cities’ award

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  For the third year in a row, Clarksville is the recipient of an Insurify Most Patriotic Cities Award, which is based on a nationwide analysis of the residency of current and former military service members...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Downtown Market to open Saturday

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CLARKSVILLE, Tennessee. – Clarksville Downtown Market will open Saturday, May 16 at a new home on the banks of the Cumberland River. 

McGregor Park North Extension, behind O’Charley’s on Riverside Drive, will be the s...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

CTS gets $5.3 million federal grant

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The Federal Transit Administration announced a $5.3 million grant award to the Clarksville Transit System as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

CTS applied for the CARES funding ...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Fox named Director of Internal Audit

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Stephanie Fox has been chosen for promotion to Director of Internal Audit for the City of Clarksville.

Fox has worked in the City’s Department of Internal Audit for five years and has been Interim Director...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Fleet Manager Randy Reese to retire

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Randy Reese, the City’s Fleet Manager since the position was created in 2015, has announced he will retire May 31.

“It’s been an honor to head up the City Garage and take care of the Ci...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

Mayor’s Youth Council extends application deadline

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Do you know a junior or senior high school student who is interested in the political system? Do they want to work directly with the Mayor and City officials as a representative of City youth? If so, encourage them ...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

Council OKs new zoning hearing procedures

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Clarksville City Council has established comment procedures for public hearings on zoning matters to be used during the ongoing COVID-19 state of emergency.

The Council approved a resolution April 21 to allow peo...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

FUEL has urgent need for donations

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The FUEL Program provides take-home meals to thousands of Clarksville-Montgomery County School System students who may not otherwise have access to food at home. Since the schools closed March 12 because of the COVID-19 cris...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

CTS recommends face masks for passengers

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville Transit System  is recommending that all passengers wear a mask or face covering while riding any CTS vehicle.

This measures aligns with guidance from the federal Centers for Disease Control des...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

MAYORS’ ‘SHELTER AT HOME’ ORDERS EXTENDED

UPDATE, APRIL 27: Gov. Bill Lee issued an executive order April 24 that allows dine-in restaurants and some retail stores to resume operations in Clarksville and Montgomery County.

The governor’s action preempts local orders issued previ...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

MAYORS ISSUE ‘SHELTER AT HOME’ ORDERS

UPDATE, APRIL 27: Gov. Bill Lee issued an executive order April 24 that allows dine-in restaurants and some retail stores to resume operations in Clarksville and Montgomery County.

The governor’s action preempts local orders issued previ...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

MAYORS TO ANSWER COVID-19 QUESTIONS

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett and City of Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts are eager to answer citizens’ questions related to COVID-19 and the current public health emergency.

Residents are urged to submit question...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Recreation centers to get repairs

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Clarksville City Council approved a budget amendment Tuesday to spend money to repair the Crow and Burt Cobb recreation centers and to build a new retaining wall for Riverview Cemetery.

The Crow Recreation Center on Richv...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

CTS to begin rear-door-only boarding

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville Transit System will implement on Wednesday, April 8 a rear-door-only boarding and exiting policy for most passengers. The only exceptions will be riders who use the bus kneel -- the fr...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Stuffed animals spotted!

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  As people are directed to “shelter at home,” teddy bears are filling the windows of Clarksville-Montgomery County homes and businesses to spread cheer.

The global trend for the “Teddy B...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

City firefighter tests positive for COVID-19

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – A firefighter with Clarksville Fire Rescue who has  tested positive for COVID-19 is self-isolating at home under a doctor’s care and doing well. 

CFR has consulted with the Montgomery County Health...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Summary of the Mayors’ new orders

UPDATE, APRIL 27: Gov. Bill Lee issued an executive order April 24 that allows dine-in restaurants and some retail stores to resume operations in Clarksville and Montgomery County.

The governor’s action preempts local orders issued previ...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Mayors to issue ‘shelter at home’ orders

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UPDATE: Gov. Bill Lee issued an executive order April 24 that allows dine-in restaurants and some retail stores to resume operations in Clarksville and Montgomery County.

The governor’s action preempts local orders issued previously issu...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Clarksville YMCA offers critical childcare

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and to support healthcare workers and first responders on the frontline, the Y is transitioning several wellness centers into temporary childcare locations. The Clarksville Fam...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

City’s mosquito control efforts begin April 1

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The annual battle to reduce the number of mosquitos in Clarksville will begin this week. 

Of course, mosquitos are annoying, and they can interfere with outdoor work and spoil leisure time. More seriously, some mosqu...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

CARES Act extends help to small businesses

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –   The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act enacted March 27 provides assistance to small businesses during this public health emergency.

Programs and initiatives in the CARES Act are inte...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

City Hall initiates screening process

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Beginning Monday, March 30, all City Hall employees and visitors will report to the Loss Prevention desk on the main floor for a health screening. Screening is only required once for those who go in and out of City...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Delinquent tax deadline looms

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Property owners who owe delinquent 2018 property taxes to the City of Clarksville have just a few days to make payment and avoid additional penalties and costs.

As required by state law, the City will file lawsuits on Tuesday...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

City Court extends in-person activity ban

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville City Court has suspended all in-person judicial proceedings through April 30 in line with an updated order by the Tennessee Supreme Court.

On March 13, Chief Justice Jeff Bivins declared a state of emerg...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Police monitor compliance with executive orders

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville Police have begun enforcing the state and local executive orders prohibiting customers from gathering inside restaurants, bars, nightclubs and similar food establishments.

The  orders expand ear...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

City Council meetings move online

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Clarksville City Council is making adjustments to public meetings to maintain its commitment to open government during a time of social distancing and the COVID-19 emergency.

On Monday, the Council met via livestream vide...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Mayors issue orders limiting activity

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett and Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts announced Monday coordinated executive orders directing residents in Clarksville-Montgomery County to limit the size of social gatherings and rest...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

More work planned on downtown parking lot

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Repair work will continue this week on the City of Clarksville’s Cumberland Plaza parking lot on Second Street across from the Montgomery County Courts Complex.

The work will require the surface lot and one entrance...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Mayors urge residents to avoid gatherings

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  County Mayor Jim Durrett and Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts are urging residents to shelter in place as much as possible, practice social distancing and avoid gathering in groups of more than 10 people as the...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

MAYOR, COUNCIL DECLARE STATE OF EMERGENCY

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Mayor Joe Pitts, unanimously backed by the City Council, declared a state of emergency in the City of Clarksville on Wednesday to facilitate an effective local response to the worldwide coronavirus outbreak and pre...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

An Order Establishing a Local State of Emergency

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AN ORDER DECLARING A LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY DUE TO THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS IN ORDER TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF AND TO FACILITATE THE CONTAINMENT OF COVID-19  

WHEREAS, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory disease c...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Parking Commission OKs pickup parking

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The City of Clarksville Parking Commission voted Tuesday, March 17 to create six spots throughout downtown Clarksville that will serve as curbside pickup for local businesses.

Two parking meters along Strawberry All...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

CTS suspends fare collections during emergency

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville Transit System will suspend fare collections for all riders to protect the health and safety of passengers and staff during the coronavirus emergency.

“I believe it would be in the best interes...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

UPDATED: Guide to doing business with City Departments during COVID-19 emergency

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Citizens are urged to communicate with City of Clarksville Departments and offices by using online services, email,  telephones, mail and drive-up windows to limit social contact during the coronavirus emergency.

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Mayor Pitts to declare state of emergency

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Mayor Joe Pitts will declare a state of emergency in the City of Clarksville on Wednesday to facilitate an effective local response to the worldwide coronavirus outbreak and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

CTS takes precautions to limit coronavirus

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Transit System is taking extra precautions to prevent the possible spread of coronavirus.

CTS has increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting of its vehicles and facilities. Buses and vans normally are cl...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Urban Ministries sets stage for special operations

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. —  Clarksville Area Urban Ministries will be closed on Monday to prepare for special operations to provide food and other assistance in a safe manner beginning on Tuesday.

“Our goal is to meet the most urgent...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

City Court to suspend March sessions

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  As ordered by the Tennessee Supreme Court on Friday, Clarksville City Court has suspended all in-person judicial proceedings until April 1.

Chief Justice Jeff Bivins declared a state of emergency for the judicial br...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Gas & Water takes steps to lower risk of exposure to coronavirus

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Gas & Water is implementing measures within its facilities to lower the risk to employees and the public of exposure to acute respiratory illnesses such as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

City moves to flat fee for plumbing permits

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville has adopted a single flat fee of $140 for its residential new construction plumbing permits. 

The change comes at the request of local plumbers, who convinced Clarksville Building & Codes and the City...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Mayor Pitts issues coronavirus directives

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Mayor Joe Pitts issued several directives on Thursday designed to mitigate the potential spread of the coronavirus outbreak, maintain necessary municipal services and protect the health and safety of citizens and t...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Councilman Norris honored with Volunteer Stars Award

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Two Montgomery County residents -- Clarksville City Councilman Gary Norris and youth leader Taylor Genee Albertia --  have been recognized as recipients of the Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards.

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

Downtown parking lot to get ADA upgrade

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – A contractor will begin work soon to add another accessible parking space and resurface an existing accessible space in the City of Clarksville’s Cumberland Plaza parking lot on Second Street across from the Montgo...

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

Mayor's Shining Stars and Rising Stars

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Mayor Joe Pitts honored 90 City of Clarksville employees for outstanding job performance in the inaugural “Cause for Applause” program. 

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

City debuts ‘Cause for Applause’ for staff

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Mayor Joe Pitts honored 90 City of Clarksville employees for outstanding job performance in the inaugural “Cause for Applause” program. 

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