Rotary Park Scheduled for Temporary Closure on April 18

April 04, 2022 - MoCo Gov.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Tenn. – Rotary Park will be closed beyond the creek side parking lot from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, April 18 to address a pending safety concern that will impact the park amenities. The closure will include the playgrounds, the fitness equipment, the McGregor and Holleman Pavilion and all the parking areas surrounding these amenities. 

"Park patron safety is the top concern when addressing any maintenance issues in the parks, therefore we will not allow any through traffic during this time. We appreciate the public's patience and understanding with this temporary closure," said Parks Director, Sally Burchett. 

The Parks and Recreation office will be closed for in-person visits April 18 but will be fully operational and available by phone or email. For information about the Rotary Park amenities, which includes the Wade Bourne Nature Center, visit mcgtn.org.

County Hosts Meeting for Public Input on Rossview Road Project

April 02, 2022 - MoCo Gov.

Last Edited: April 02, 2022 @ 9:56 am

Approximately 80 Montgomery County residents attended the Rossview Road Preliminary Design Public Meeting held by the Montgomery County Government Engineering Team on March 29 at Rossview Middle School. The purpose of the meeting was to share the preliminary design for the widening of Rossview Road from International Boulevard to East of Kirkwood Road and gain public input about the draft plan. Sharing the preliminary design package was the first public step of many steps within the plan development process. The next steps are to evaluate public comments and make the necessary adjustments that can be made

In advance of the meeting, the engineering project team worked to reach out to all property owners that surrounded the project via a notification letter in the mail three weeks prior to the meeting and used multiple news and social media outlets with the intention of notifying as many people as possible. The extra effort that went into reaching out to those who might be impacted by the expanded roadway resulted in an above-average turnout for a public hearing of this type. 

There are approximately 70 individual properties that will be impacted in some way by this widening project. Under the current preliminary design, three houses would be impacted enough to require a full purchase of the homes. The entire project is scheduled to need approximately 15.6 acres of new right of way and permanent drainage easements to complete the widening. These are preliminary plans that the design team is already reviewing in relation to the public comments that were received from the first public input meeting. The team will continue to work on the plan for the next few weeks and will be in further communication with the property owners who will potentially be affected. 

Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett stated, “This is a complex project. We have the need for more schools in that area of the County but we also know that once the new high school opens, Rossview Road will reach capacity in its current state. The new middle school is opening this August. As part of the school construction, we had to bring utilities to the site. We have a roadway project that is turning a two-lane road into a four-lane road with a center turn lane in preliminary design. There are multiple things happening at the same time. We do not want to spend the time and cost to install a utility this month and turn around in a year to relocate it.”

The Rossview Road widening project is in the unincorporated area of Montgomery County and is a joint effort and responsibility between Montgomery County Government and the Tennessee Department of Transportation. 

“There were concerns from some property owners at the public hearing regarding their property. The County’s Chief Engineer and I have engaged with those property owners through phone calls and emails and we have a meeting set up with them next week,” added Mayor Durrett.

The planning process will take at least until the end of this year to complete with updated plans and more public meetings planned throughout that timeframe.

 

Montgomery County Hosts Women’s History Month Event

March 29, 2022 - MoCo Gov.

Montgomery County, TN — On Friday, March 18, the Montgomery County Diversity and Inclusion Office held its first Women's Panel named #SheMeansBusiness, at the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library. 

This event provided an opportunity to educate, motivate, and inspire the attendees with personal stories shared by women in County Government. The discussion led with an introduction of each panelist followed by a poignant message about women empowering women from guest speaker Dr. Rashidah Leverett who also serves as a Montgomery County Commissioner. Each panelist touched on some of the obstacles and challenges they have overcome.

The room was filled with attendees who were eager to hear and ask questions of the panelists as they shared their knowledge and experiences. Six guest panelists participated in the discussion: Purchasing Agent Stephanie Morlock, VSO Assistant Director Stacey Hopwood, General Sessions and Juvenile Court Judge Sharon Massey Grimes, Chief Deputy County Clerk Teresa Cottrell, Chief Deputy Trustee Sydney Green, and County Commissioner Rashidah Leverett. The event was moderated by Diversity and Inclusion Training Officer Zoyie Jackson.

“It was an honor to celebrate our women in government by hosting Montgomery County’s Inaugural Women’s History discussion panel. I am grateful to our Title VI Team for helping to make this event a success. We are already excited about next year’s event,” stated Jackson.

To follow the events happening with the County Diversity and Inclusion Office, visit Montgomery County Government’s social media sites and the County News section of mcgtn.org.

Rossview Road Public Input Meeting

March 18, 2022 - MoCo Gov.

Last Edited: March 18, 2022 @ 4:14 pm

Montgomery County to host public meeting about widening Rossview Road

What: Meeting to discuss the widening of SR-237 (Rossview Road), from east of International Boulevard to east of Kirkwood Road to reconstruct and widen approximately 3.1 miles of Rossview Road to a five-lane curb and gutter section. 

Why: To provide a presentation as well as a public question, answer, and comment period.

When:  6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.,  March 29, 2022

Where:  Rossview Middle School located at 2265 Cardinal Lane, Clarksville, TN 37043

Who:  Nicholas Powell, Chief Engineer of Montgomery County Government and HDR Engineering Inc.

 

 

Household Hazardous Waste Day Coming up March 19

March 11, 2022 - MoCo Gov.

Montgomery County, TN — Bi-County Solid Waste Management will host a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Day event on Saturday, March 19 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 350 Pageant Lane in the back parking lot of Veterans Plaza. The event is sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.

HHW Day provides residents of Clarksville, Montgomery County with an opportunity to properly dispose of leftover household chemicals, lawn and garden products, and automotive materials without causing harm to the environment.

“It’s important to note that this will be the only HHW event this year in Montgomery County. I hope everyone will gather the hazardous waste that has been sitting in their garages or elsewhere and bring it to us next Saturday,” encouraged Mark Neblett, Director of the Bi-County Solid Waste Landfill.

Batteries, oil, paint, antifreeze, and electronics are accepted daily at Bi-County Solid Waste at 3212 Dover Road, Woodlawn, TN 37191. 

For questions or additional info, call 931-648-5751.