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Ferry Road Convenience Center Gets an Upgrade

November 08, 2023 - MoCo Gov.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Tenn. – Bi-County Solid Waste Management’s Ferry Road Convenience Center, located at 2351 Ferry Road, underwent a major paving upgrade last week. The improvement was completed through a TDEC Convenience Center 50/50 matching grant applied for by Bi-County staff. 
The estimated cost of paving the center was $71,545.00. The TDEC grant covers half the cost and Bi-County will cover the remaining balance. 

“It was important to minimize the downtime at the Center for the residents. To do that, our staff worked long hours to remove all equipment, assist the paving crew, and replace equipment, resulting in only a one-day operation shutdown with a reopen date of November 3,” said Mark Neblett, Bi-County Solid Waste Director.

The Montgomery County Highway Department worked with Bi-County to complete the Ferry Road paving project. 

“I’m grateful to work with a board that understands the need for improvements. Although we do not own all the convenience center properties, our goal is to pave at the centers that we own. We truly appreciate the Montgomery County Highway Department Staff assisting us with the project.”

Bi-County applies for the Convenience Center Grant and other TDEC grants as they become available to improve services to customers in Montgomery and Stewart counties. 

For information about Bi-County and its services, visit or call 931-648-5751.

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Bi-County Solid Waste Makes Agreement with CAPTIS ENERGY for Improved Services

November 08, 2023 - MoCo Gov.

Partnership will assist with landfill odors and gas collection

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Tenn. – Bi-County Solid Waste Management has signed an agreement with long-time gas company partner CAPTIS ENERGY to begin a new wellfield expansion project this month to reduce the landfill odor, increase gas collection, and provide better gas revenues and carbon credits. The project will place a gas collection system (gas wells) in the most recently completed 14-acre section of the landfill that has no gas collection wells. Without a gas collection system, the capture of methane for energy is lost along with the ability to effectively manage odors. 

“We had $200,000 budgeted based on the initial estimated cost. When the bids came back, they were all over one million dollars so we needed to look at doing the project differently,” said Mark Neblett, Director of the Bi-County Landfill.

Bi-County and CAPTIS ENERGY reviewed the possibility of completing the project in phases. However, after analyzing that possibility with an engineering firm, they chose to work on the entire project for long-term savings and efficiency.

Neblett negotiated a 40/60 split on cost with the Bi-County Solid Waste Management Board approving an additional $200,000 for a total contribution of $400,000. CAPTIS ENERGY will contribute $600,000 and supervise the expansion to be carried out by an experienced industry contractor. 

The energy collected through the wellfield by CAPTIS ENERGY will be sold on the market and a stipend from the proceeds will be returned to Bi-County. 

CAPTIS ENERGY has eight facilities across five states. According to their website, the company provides local communities with sustainable renewable power by capturing Landfill Gas (LFG) emitted by landfills, reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions, and providing an alternative to fossil fuel energy sources.

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County Offices Closed in Observance of Veterans Day

November 07, 2023 - MoCo Gov.

Montgomery County, TN — Montgomery County Government offices will close Friday, Nov. 10 in observance of the Veterans Day federal holiday. All Montgomery County offices will reopen on Monday, Nov. 13 during normal operating hours. 

The Veterans Day Parade will take place on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m., preceded by a pre-parade ceremony at 9 a.m. on the Third Street side of the County Historic Courthouse. This year’s parade theme is ‘Salute to Veterans in Law Enforcement.’ The parade route proceeds from College left onto University Avenue, right onto Main Street, left onto 3rd Street, left onto Commerce Street, left onto University Avenue, right onto Franklin Street, left onto 8th Street, and back to the APSU parking area.

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Fall Festival at Rotary Park

October 26, 2023 - MoCo Gov.

Montgomery County Parks and Recreation to host Fall Festival on October 28

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Tenn. – Montgomery County Parks and Recreation is hosting its third annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rotary Park. They will have free pumpkins for pumpkin painting, 15 Trick-or-Treat vendors set up inside the Nature Adventure Trail, Touch-a-Truck with first responders, free crafts for kids of all ages, creepy crawlers to view, a photo booth, food trucks, and much more! Additionally, there will be a ‘Best Carved Pumpkin’ contest during the Fall Festival. To enter the contest, drop off a carved pumpkin at the Wade Bourne Nature Center anytime between Oct. 26 and Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Voting will take place during the festival.

Parking is available at Rotary Park and Community of Hope First Nazarene located at 150 Richview Road. If you park at Rotary Park you will have the option to take a hayride to the Nature Center or take the ‘Blue Bird Trail’ from the small pavilion to the Nature Center. No walking will be permitted on the road from the entrance of Rotary Park to the Nature Center, for the safety of park patrons and the staff operating the hayrides. Overflow parking will be located at Community of Hope First Nazarene, where Clarksville-Montgomery County School System buses will shuttle attendees to and from Rotary Park regularly from 11 a.m. until 3:15 p.m.

A special thank you to Fortera Credit Union for sponsoring this event which is free and open to the public.

Any additional details about the Fall Festival will be posted on the Montgomery County Parks and Recreation Facebook page.

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Archives Reading Room Dedicated to Former County Historian

October 24, 2023 - MoCo Gov.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Tenn. – On Saturday, October 21, the Montgomery County Archives Department dedicated a reading room to former 30-year County Historian and Author Eleanor Williams who passed away in August 2023.  

County Director of Archives Sarah Fry, along with Mayor Wes Golden, talked about William’s contributions and the importance of preserving our local history. Grandsons Wade and Jacob Williams, and great-granddaughter Sydney Williams were there to honor Eleanor Williams' legacy. 

Wade Williams said he felt confident his grandmother's legacy and collection would be well cared for by Montgomery County Archives.

Also attending were current County Historian Carolyn Ferrell, Deputy Historian Shana Thorton and husband Terry Morris, County Director of Continuous Improvement Andrew Kester and wife Deb Kester, the Archives staff, and friends of Eleanor Williams.

Eleanor Williams was a published author, accomplished historian, and world traveler devoted to her family and church. Williams also served as secretary to Brigadier General Michael Paulick in the 1960s.

Those who attended the ceremony were escorted on a tour where historical gems like glass plate negatives from the 1850s – 1880s were shared.

To learn more about the Montgomery County Archives Department and the contributions of Eleanor Williams, visit

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Sarah Fry describes some of the historical items in Montgomery County Archives.
Group listens as Mayor Golden and Sarah Fry talk about Eleanor Williams’ contributions to Clarksville, Montgomery County history.
Display of books authored, co-authored, and contributed to by Eleanor Williams.
Pictured from left to right are: Mayor Wes Golden, Wade Williams, Sydney Williams, Sarah Fry and Jacob Williams.