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Matt Stell & Dalton Dover Downtown @ Sundown May 5

May 01, 2023 - MoCo Gov.

Last Edited: June 13, 2023 @ 7:49 am

This Friday, May 5, Downtown @ Sundown is returning for the sixth year with Matt Stell and special guest Dalton Dover beginning at 7:00 pm! Matt Stell is an American country music singer, guitarist, and songwriter. His song ‘Prayed for You’ and ‘Everywhere But On’ landed him in the top 10 of Billboard’s Country Airplay charts in 2019 and 2020. Special guest and opener, Dalton Dover appeared on season 16 of ‘The Voice’ and most recently had his Grand Ole Opry Debut in December of 2022. Dover’s top songs include ‘Baby I Am’ ‘You Got a Small Town’ and ‘Giving Up On That.’ 

Local food trucks will also be set up before and during the shows. Burgasm, Heather’s Homemade Ice Cream, Kadi’s Tacos and More, and Johnny & June’s Italian Ice are all expected to be on site. Beer and other beverages will be for sale, with all proceeds benefiting, United Way of the Greater Clarksville Region, Clarksville Ajax Turner 50+ Center.

Main Street will be blocked off between Second Street and Third Street at 4:30 p.m. to make room for the food trucks. Downtown @ Sundown Concerts are free and open to the public and take place on the first and third Fridays of each month through October. Chairs and blankets are welcome; however, pets, coolers, smoking/vaping, or outside alcohol will not be allowed on site.

Downtown @ Sundown is the title sponsored by TriStar Beverage and F&M Bank and sponsored in part by Waste Connections of Clarksville. 

To stay up to date with events happening at the Downtown Commons, visit our Facebook page at Downtown Commons and our Instagram page.


Tax Relief Deadline is Approaching

March 27, 2023 - MoCo Gov.

Last Edited: June 13, 2023 @ 7:49 am

Applications available at County and City Offices 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Tenn. – April 5, 2023, is the due date submit property tax relief applications and vouchers through the Montgomery County Trustee's Office and the City of Clarksville Finance and Revenue Department. To be considered for the program, supporting documents must be filed before the deadline and applications can be provided at either office. 

The Montgomery County Trustee's Office and the City of Clarksville Finance and Revenue Department administer a state-funded Tax Relief and Tax Freeze Program to help homeowners 65 and older, disabled homeowners, and disabled military veterans pay their property taxes. 

To qualify for Elderly or Disabled tax relief, you must be a homeowner, 65 and older, or disabled. The combined 2022 income of all owners and married couples, even if they are not on the deed, cannot exceed $31,600. For disabled homeowners to qualify for a tax freeze, the homeowner must be 65 by December 31, 2022, and the combined 2022 income of all owners and married couples, even if they are not on the deed, cannot exceed $40,500. 

Veterans qualify based on their service-connected disability rating and are encouraged to apply for the program.  There is no income requirement for disabled veterans.
"Montgomery County has one of the most robust programs in the state with over 7,000 homeowners on the Tax Relief Program. As of today, we have 499 participants who've not returned their vouchers, and I want to ensure that they remain on the program and that those who need to apply to have access. Our diligent team stands ready to serve you," said Montgomery County Trustee Kimberly Wiggins.

The Trustee’s Office is in Suite 101-B, in Veteran’s Plaza. To see available services, including paying taxes online through the County Trustee office, visit or call 931-648-5717 with questions. To see the services offered through the City Finance & Revenue Department, visit or call 931-645-7437.


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Montgomery County Government Now Accepting Mayor’s Emerging Leaders Applications

March 22, 2023 - MoCo Gov.

Last Edited: June 13, 2023 @ 7:47 am

Montgomery County, TN – Applications for the 2023-2024 Montgomery County Mayor’s Emerging Leaders (MEL) Program will be accepted through May 16, 2023.

MEL is for local high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors interested in learning how local government works through their attendance and participation in various committee meetings. Meetings begin in August 2023 and end in May 2024. 

“We enjoy having students in our meetings; they are interested, engaged, and ask great questions. It is good to know we have young people interested in local government and what’s happening in our community,” said Montgomery County Mayor Wes Golden.

MEL provides high students with a fundamental understanding of how different aspects of county government work. Students interested in the program are asked to select their first and second choices for committees, and all students are encouraged to attend budget committee meetings. Committee choices include Airport Authority, Animal Care and Control, Emergency Medical Services, Parks and Recreation, Jail and Juvenile, School Liaison, Audit, Fire Protection, and E-911. 

Applications for the Mayor’s 2023-2024 Emerging Leaders Program can be viewed and downloaded on the county’s website at or by emailing Michelle Newell at [email protected] to request an application.

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Mayors Warn Homeowners to Beware of Predatory Storm Chasers

March 09, 2023 - MoCo Gov.

Last Edited: June 13, 2023 @ 7:47 am

CLARKSVILLE, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TENN – In the wake of last Friday’s intense wind storm in the region, predatory, fly-by-night storm chasers are descending on the area with the intent of victimizing home and property owners, and Clarksville, Montgomery County, is already seeing its share.

Montgomery County Mayor Wes Golden and Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts are appealing to the community, asking that residents not be deceived by them.

Mayor Golden said, “It’s unfortunate there are people who pose as friendly and helpful to take advantage of those who are in the middle of difficult situations, but it is real. We encourage homeowners to exercise due diligence by researching the company. If an offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is. If you know of a neighbor or senior who may be targeted, please share this information and warn them.” 

"As our community continues to recover from another historic storm and the damage left behind, let me caution property owners to be wary about companies that move into town when these storms hit. Called "storm chasers," they often prey on low to moderate-income neighborhoods and our vulnerable senior citizens with promises of repairs and clean up, as long as money is given upfront. Once they get their money, they often leave town with jobs undone or half done,” said Mayor Pitts.

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) offers good information at to help make the right decision. Advice includes not paying for services that have not been completed, researching companies, having contracts reviewed, asking for references and contacting those references, and avoiding cash-only deals and upfront payments.

“Always do business with reputable local companies. The yard signs popping up on the street right of ways and intersections should serve as warning signs to avoid some of these firms. Protect yourself and don't be scammed." added Mayor Pitts.

Homeowners who meet income eligibility may qualify for assistance with their home repairs. To find out, call Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) at 931-245-2988 to report significant damage to your home. For roof damage, the City of Clarksville Neighborhood and Community Services may be able to help pay for the repairs if you live within the city limits. To find out, call 931-648-6133.

To contact the BBB of Middle Tennessee, call 615-242-4222.

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Assistance for Clarksville, Montgomery County Residents Affected by March 3, Storm Event

March 08, 2023 - MoCo Gov.

Last Edited: June 13, 2023 @ 7:47 am

CLARKSVILLE, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TENN – An informal “unmet needs committee” met this morning to identify resources available to those impacted by the storm and who meet the eligibility criteria for assistance. They covered resources for home repairs, help with electric bills, food replacement, damage assessment, and other services.

Home repairs and debris removal

Call Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) at 931-245-2988 to report significant damage to your home. Volunteers are onsite to answer calls from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Leave a message if someone does not pick up.

If your owner-occupied home has weatherhead or roof damage and you meet the income qualifications, the City of Clarksville’s Neighborhood and Community Services may be able to help pay for the repairs if you live within the city limits. Call 931-648-6133 for more information.

Food replacement

If you were without power for more than 48 hours because of the weather event, community agencies are helping to fill in the gap to replace grocery items for those who meet the income criteria.

First Presbyterian has 40 food boxes available that are donated by Loaves and Fishes. To get a box, call Crisis 211 at 931-648-1000. The boxes will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Operation Stand Down at 115 2nd Street has food resources available for military veterans. Call (931) 896-2184 for more information.

Urban Ministries, located at 217 S. 3rd Street, will provide food and other resources. They can also assist in connecting with SNAP for replacement food stamps and families who may need SNAP services temporarily. Call 931-648-9090 for details.

Family Outreach Ministries is offering food for those affected by the storms. Call 931-444-7205 for details.

Electric bills

Those without power for more than 72 hours in the City limits can contact Neighborhood and Community Services at 931-648-6133 to check on eligibility for financial assistance. Residents who live in Montgomery County outside the City limits can call the United Way to check on eligibility for financial assistance at 931-647-4291.

Assessment team

Members of Team Rubicon, an independent organization made up mostly of military veterans, who specialize in clean-up efforts in communities following weather events, will be in the community taking photos and assessing possible needs for Clarksville, Montgomery County.

Additional Services

The American Red Cross offers various services following weather events and can be reached at 800-733-2767.

YAIPak is loaning generators and equipment to assist with clean-up efforts. Call 615-559-7710 for details.

Manna Café has small household appliances and other household goods for those affected by the storm. Call 931-933-0970 for info.

Please check for updates on the Montgomery County, Tennessee, and City of Clarksville social media pages.