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Veterans Plaza is Looking Good from the Inside Out

January 13, 2023 - MoCo Gov.

The beautification project at Veterans Plaza is complete

 

Montgomery County, TN – A beautification project for Veterans Plaza was completed in December 2022 that included painting the exterior, new outdoor lighting, and improving interior signage. 

 

Shortly after taking office, Montgomery County Mayor Wes Golden approved a beautification project on the plaza, which began as a proposed idea from Brad Heflin, Assistant Facilities & Maintenance Director, to repaint the exterior. A more modern paint scheme to update the 2005 colors was selected, and the team moved forward.

 

“We loved the idea of repainting the plaza! Many county services are centrally located there, with people in and out conducting business. Veterans Plaza may be the only county government location some residents see, and we want it to look as good as possible,” said Mayor Golden.

 

Once the painting was completed, Facilities & Maintenance added LED lighting to the exterior around the entire perimeter of the plaza for added safety and improved aesthetics. 

 

On the inside of the plaza, known as the property unit, where Archives, the Assessor of Property Office, Register of Deeds, Purchasing, the Trustee’s Office, and Common Ground Café are housed, patrons can now easily navigate their way around because of new signage installed in December. Facilities & Maintenance spearheaded the project, and the Engineering Department helped with locations and design. 

 

“We noticed it right when we walked in, and it’s a welcome addition. We used to have people come into our office regularly asking where different offices were located. The new signage is an eye-catcher and beneficial to the public, said Stephanie Morlock, Director of Purchasing.

 

“The previous layout was a maze for people to locate the correct offices. The new signage is now self-explanatory,” said Marc Harris, Director of Facilities and Maintenance.

 

Mayor Golden added, “I appreciate how quickly and well our team pulled together to make the updates. They did a fantastic job!”

 

Public services available at Veterans Plaza include Archives, the Assessor of Property Office, Building & Codes, the County Clerk’s Office, the Election Commission, the Health Department, the Library, the Register of Deeds, the Trustee’s Office and Veterans Service Office. 

 

For a listing of all services offered by Montgomery County, visit the Gov tab at mcgtn.org.

                                                                                             

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Montgomery County Government Offices Closed in Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 11, 2023 - MoCo Gov.

Montgomery County, TN — Montgomery County Government offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday. All County offices will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 17, during normal operating hours.

This year’s MLK Unity Service, which is open to the community, will be held at Christ The Healer Church at 1295 Paradise Hill Road.

For online options available through Montgomery County Government, visit the GOV tab at mcgtn.org.

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Bi-County Operations Closed

December 23, 2022 - MoCo Gov.

Montgomery County, TN — Due to inclement weather, all Bi-County operations are closed today. If weather conditions are conducive for services, the convenience centers and main landfill site off Dover Road will be open Saturday, Dec. 24 until noon.

If temperatures and weather conditions do not improve, adjustments will be made and posted accordingly. For more information about Bi-County Solid Waste Management visit mcgtn.net.

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Montgomery County, TN — Due to inclement weather, all Bi-County operations are closed today. If weather conditions are conducive for services, the convenience centers and main landfill site off Dover Road will be open Saturday, Dec. 24 until noon.

If temperatures and weather conditions do not improve, adjustments will be made and posted accordingly. For more information about Bi-County Solid Waste Management visit mcgtn.net.

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Montgomery County Government Upcoming Holiday Closures

December 16, 2022 - MoCo Gov.

Montgomery County, TN  - Montgomery County Government offices will be closed Friday, Dec. 23, Monday, Dec. 26, and Monday, Jan. 2, 2023, in observance of the Christmas and New Year holidays. Please remember our friends in health and public safety who are working to keep us safe through the holidays.

For information on Montgomery County Government and the services offered online, visit mcgtn.org.

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New Crossover on I-24 Could Save Lives

December 12, 2022 - MoCo Gov.

Montgomery County, TN — In November 2022, a new crossover was completed for emergency vehicles on I-24 at mile marker 12.6. The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) project resulted from concerns brought to the Clarksville-Montgomery County Traffic Safety Task Force in 2021 by Montgomery County Emergency Services (EMS) Operations Chief Chris Proctor and Clarksville Fire Rescue (CFR) Deputy Chief Steve Batten.

The Task Force celebrated the completion of the project at their monthly meeting in December at Montgomery County's Emergency Management Agency.

"Before this crossover, we drove to mile marker 17 for calls between exits 11 and 19. We've had to make the tough call to go against traffic and have had an ambulance stuck in the ditch attempting to cross instead of losing time with the extra 10 miles. Getting to an accident scene faster can make all the difference," said Proctor.

"There was a fatal accident on I-24 from the 90s that has stayed in my head. It's almost always about how fast we can get there to make a difference in saving someone's life. We're growing and need all the additional safety measures we can get," said Batten.

Kevin Smith, lieutenant of Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP), added, "This crossover has made a world of difference to us in making it to a crash scene quicker. We're thankful it's in place."

Lisa McClain, driver's safety administrator with Montgomery County, was credited from the team for continuing communication and coordination with representatives from TDOT, the State of Tennessee, and local public safety officials from the time it was brought up through the end of the project.

McClain stated, "This results from a great team effort for the community. We appreciate TDOT and all of the safety personnel who shared what a high sense of urgency there was in adding this crossover. We will continue working to make our roads safer."

The Clarksville-Montgomery County Safety Task Force is a team of public safety professionals who meet to collaborate on efforts to improve safety for the community's residents and those traveling through. Task Force members include representatives from TDOT, THP, Tennessee Highway Safety Office, Tennessee District Attorney General Conference, Montgomery County EMS, Driver Safety, Emergency Management Agency, E911, Highway Department, Mayor’s Office, Sheriff's Office, Clarksville Fire, Police and Street Departments, Fort Campbell CID/Provost Marshal’s Office, 19th District Attorney’s Office, Austin Peay State University (APSU) Campus Police, APSU Student Government, MADD Volunteers and AAA Insurance.

To learn more about the Clarksville-Montgomery County Safety Task Force, visit their Facebook page and/or contact Lt. Vincent Lewis, CPD, at 931-648-0656 or Lisa McClain, Montgomery County Driver Safety, at 931-553-5186.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Traffic Safety Task Force participating Task Force Team members with the Interstate 24, Mile Marker 12.6 Crossover completion pictured from left to right: 

Chris Proctor, EMS; Steve Batten, CFR; Kevin Smith, THP, Nashville District - Troop C – Houston, Montgomery and Stewart Counties; Lisa McClain, Administrator, Montgomery County Driver Safety; Adam Perez, Help Truck Program Manager, TDOT; Gary Western, Help Truck Program Supervisor, TDOT; Amy Fiscor, Traffic Engineering Manager, TDOT; Jordan Burress, Regional Traffic Engineer, TDOT and Wayne Epley, Highway Response Supervisor 2, TDOT. Not pictured: Nathan Vatter, State Traffic Engineer, TDOT and Sammy Tucker, Floating Maintenance South Supervisor, TDOT.