Governor Lee is Keynote Speaker at Veterans Treatment Court Ceremony

February 22, 2022 - MoCo Gov.

Montgomery County, TN — The first Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) Promotion Ceremony of 2022 is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 24 at 2:30 p.m. Tennessee Governor Bill Lee is the keynote speaker for the event. The Phase V promotion ceremony will take place in the County Commission Chambers at the County Historic Courthouse at 1 Millennium Plaza, Clarksville, TN 37040.

 VTC Recovery Court is a unique program for military veterans and active duty service members that provides needed treatment and services under judicial supervision in order to restore veterans and soldiers to their honored status after they find themselves involved in the criminal justice system. VTC has multiple graduations every year signifying participants’ achievement of meeting all treatment goals and court-ordered requirements. The Phase V Ceremony confirms the participant is prepared to reenter their community in recovery and independent of legal involvement.

“We are honored and thrilled to have Governor Lee join us for this meaningful occasion. His involvement in the ceremony is something we had hoped would happen for quite some time. Not only will the Governor’s presence make the graduates and VTC staff feel special, but Governor Lee’s heart will be touched when he hears the testimonies of the participants,” stated Montgomery County General Sessions Judge Kenneth R. Goble, Jr. 

The ceremony is open to the public and there is a Webex option for those who cannot attend in person. To view the meeting online go to Webex.com, type in 2456 552 9432 as the access code, and qVpyCyUf583 for the password.

RPC announces kick-off of Comprehensive Plan Community input is needed to help shape the plan

February 17, 2022 - MoCo Gov.

Last Edited: March 22, 2022 @ 3:09 pm

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Clarksville Montgomery County Regional Planning Commission (RPC) is set to kick-off the planning process for the “Clarksville-Montgomery County Comprehensive Plan: A Vision for Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond”. The plan will serve as a guide for the next 20 years regarding land use, development, and public infrastructure investment.

The foundation of The Comprehensive Plan will be based on community vision and consensus, existing conditions analysis, and future development scenarios. It will serve as a road map to guide policy decisions and land use regulations to achieve the community’s long-term objectives.

The key components of The plan will focus on:

  • Future Growth and Land Use
  • Housing and Neighborhoods
  • Economic Development
  • Transportation and Mobility
  • Infrastructure and Utilities
  • Parks, Natural Resources, and the Environment

The planning stages for The Comprehensive Plan come at a time of rapid growth in Clarksville-Montgomery County after Money Magazine named Clarksville the “Best Place to Live” in 2019, followed by other publications spotlighting the area as a top-pick for millennials, along with highlighting the low cost of living and family-centric community. Most recently, OpenDoor in 2021 named Clarksville as having the most desirable zip code in the country, further reinforcing the increase in zoning cases, subdivisions, and site reviews at the RPC over the past two years.

While community growth brings jobs, investment, and capital to the area, it also brings a unique set of challenges. Land is a finite resource that is a community’s most valuable asset; when compounded with the growth Clarksville-Montgomery County is experiencing in its 554 square miles, competing interests start to arise, and challenges become more complex. Where and how to grow, meeting the housing demand, locating commerce and employment areas, access to recreation and open spaces, and improving area mobility are some of the difficult questions in need of answers.

To help provide these answers, the RPC selected the award-winning planning firm Houseal-Lavigne (hlplanning.com) during a nationwide search for a firm to support the comprehensive planning process. Houseal-Lavigne has worked with more than 400 communities on a range of planning efforts and has delivered more than 150 comprehensive plans throughout the country. Members of their team will visit Clarksville-Montgomery County at the end of March to meet with elected officials and key stakeholders, followed by community-wide workshops and meetings taking place later this summer.

Once completed, The Comprehensive Plan will be the product of the community, with a vision and recommendations guided by valuable input received from residents, business owners, community leaders, and other stakeholders. 

Ways to get Involved: 

The RPC wants to hear from the community. Whether you are a lifelong resident or a recent transplant; a student or military member; a renter, homeowner, or landlord; retired, an employee, a small entrepreneur, or large business owner; every voice matters in this process, and the RPC is looking for everyone to participate.  

Community input is currently being gathered through the RPC’s Comprehensive Plan website at www.cmcrpc.com/compplan.

Clarksville and Montgomery County Residents are invited to,  

  • Take the Questionnaire:  This survey contains questions about the community's critical issues and opportunities that The Comprehensive Plan process should address.
  • Make a Map: Map.Social is a fun and engaging online tool that allows individuals to identify areas on a map of the issues and opportunities facing their communities.
  • Stay Informed: Join the RPC email list to receive periodic updates on The Comprehensive Plan, future community events, and publications.
  • Follow RPC on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/CMCRPC/): The RPC will regularly be posting news of events, articles, and documents relating to The Comprehensive Plan.

Montgomery County Assessor of Property Erinne Hester Elected President of the Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers

February 08, 2022 - MoCo Gov.

Montgomery County Assessor of Property Erinne Hester has been elected to serve as President of the Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers for 2022. Debbie Byrd, the 2021 President, officially presented the gavel to Hester during the Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers’ Annual Winter Meeting. On hand at the gavel passing ceremony was Executive Director Will Denami. 

“Congratulations to Erinne Hester for receiving this high honor from her colleagues across the state. Serving as president of the TNAAO is a professional achievement and a reflection of the respect she has earned over the years in this profession. Erinne has accomplished many significant achievements in mass appraisal and leading the TNAAO for 2022 is another major milestone,” said Will Denami. 

“I am truly humbled that my fellow Assessors would allow me this honor. I believe the TNAAO serves a vital role for our profession and to serve as president is a great privilege. I plan to continue the progress we have made under so many dedicated presidents before me. There is plenty of work to be done and I plan to accomplish as much as we can do in 2022,” said Erinne Hester. 

Founded in 1960, the Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers (TNAAO) is a professional organization composed of elected officials serving as Assessors of Property in Tennessee. The TNAAO's purpose is to work on behalf of the people of our great state to ensure fairness and uniformity in statutes regarding the assessment of property, as well as, to promote excellence through best practices and professionalism amongst those charged with this vital task.

All County Offices Will Open Two Hours Late

February 04, 2022 - MoCo Gov.

Montgomery County, TN — All Montgomery County Government offices will open two hours later than normal operating hours on Friday, Feb. 4 due to hazardous icy road conditions on bridges and some secondary roads. 

Montgomery County Mayor Durrett made the decision to open late after communicating with leadership from the Emergency Management Agency and the Highway Department.

The delay also allows the time for maintenance staff to ensure the public can safely access County buildings. All offices are expected to be open by 10 a.m.

Montgomery County Government Offices Closing Early Due to Potentially Hazardous Road Conditions

February 03, 2022 - MoCo Gov.

Last Edited: February 03, 2022 @ 1:12 pm

Due to inclement weather, jurors for Montgomery County who were scheduled to report on Friday, Feb. 4, have been rescheduled to Monday Feb. 7, at 7:30 a.m.

Please watch for road and weather updates on local media and Montgomery County, Tennessee social media outlets.

Montgomery County personnel will monitor the weather situation throughout the night. A call on the status of opening County offices will be made early in the morning on Friday. Feb. 4.

For online services offered through Montgomery County, visit mcgtn.org.