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Posted on: March 22, 2017

City Court services discontinued March 27-31 for software implementation

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The City of Murfreesboro Judicial Department (City Court) will be closed the week of March 27-31 for in-person payments of citations and court fines due to the implementation of new citation processing software.  No court will be conducted March ...Read on...

Posted on: March 24, 2017

Greenway System and Stones River National Battlefield seek volunteers for Park Day April 1

park day-8494.jpg On Saturday, April 1, 2017, history buffs, community leaders and preservationists will team up with the Civil War Trust at more than 130 sites in 30 states to answer the call  to service on Park Day. Celebrating over 20 successful years, Park Da...Read on...
Posted on: March 24, 2017

Power Board appoints P.D. Mynatt as MED General Manager

The Murfreesboro Electric Department Board of Directors have appointed P.D. Mynatt as the new general manager of the utility. “We are pleased to have Mr. Mynatt in this position,” said Rick Hardesty, board chairman. “This app...Read on...

Posted on: March 20, 2017

Oil-based paint collected for proper disposal Saturday, March 25

Oil-based paint only will be collected and properly disposed of on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Rutherford County Recycle Center, 1140 Haley Road, Murfreesboro, TN 37130. This collection is for households only. Pa...Read on...
Posted on: March 23, 2017

City names Russell A. Brashear as Assistant Transportation Director

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Russell A. Brashear has been named assistant transportation director by Director Jim Kerr. Brashear’s major responsibility will include operation of the City’s Rover public transit system with 23,500 riders per month. He began his duti...

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

Reminder: Food Truck Permit Required in Murfreesboro

Vendors interested in operating a food truck within Murfreesboro City limits are required to have a Mobile Food Service Vehicle permit.  The annual permit is $50.00. A downloadable PDF of The Permit Application for Mobile Food Service Vehicle is...Read on... Mobile Food Service Vehicle Permit
Posted on: March 17, 2017

Murfreesboro Planning Commission Public Hearing, March 22

On Wednesday, March 22, 2017, the Murfreesboro Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. to hold important public hearings on two key downtown-area studies. The City has been studying “North Highlands Avenue” and the “Historic ...Read on...

Murfreesboro Planning Commission
Posted on: March 10, 2017

Recycling with ‘All In One Recycling’ and Scrappy Raider in ‘Adventures in Murphry’s Burrow’

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Recycling is one way residents can do their share to keep solid waste from piling-up at the Middle Point landfill.  Murph learns all about trash and recycling from Stephanie Roach, the educational director for All In One Recycling.  The ...Read on...

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Posted on: February 23, 2017

CityTV available in High Definition on Roku device

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<_o3a_p>The City of Murfreesboro is pleased to announce that CityTV is available on Roku in High Definition (HD).  Roku is a device that allows people to easily watch internet streaming video content on their television. Watch this CityTV promo on YouTub...

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Posted on: March 9, 2017

West Park, Bridge Over Broad, Free Tax Assistance, and more featured ‘In the City’

Listen as residents provide input on West Park, see changes unfolding on Bridge Over Broad, and take advantage of free tax assistance in this month’s edition of “In the City.” The March video magazine show showcases renovat...Read on... Watch 'In the City'
Posted on: March 8, 2017

Construction of Jones Blvd. Improvement Project to Begin in 2017

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Jones Boulevard, a narrow 2-lane roadway that stretches in the center of neighborhoods between Broad Street and Memorial Blvd, will be undergoing a major improvement beginning in late 2017.  To watch a 2-minute CityTV YouTube video of th...Read on...

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

MFRD’s annual Hydrant Testing begins this month

Flow Testing 2017.jpg In March of every year, Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department takes on the task of flow testing all of the hydrants in the city of Murfreesboro.   Over the next six months, MFRD personnel will test and perform minor maintenance on over 5,500 hydra...Read on...
Posted on: March 3, 2017

Search for solid waste solutions featured in ‘Murfreesboro Storytellers’

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Middle Point landfill is expected to reach capacity in no more than 8 years. At that time, taxpayers will lose free use of the landfill – worth at least $4 million annually – and the county will lose about $900,000 a year paid by other...Read on...

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Posted on: March 1, 2017

Cultural Arts Murfreesboro announces the launch of the Cultural Arts Laureate Program

Cultural Arts Murfreesboro is excited to announce the launch of Murfreesboro’s first artist Laureate program, a distinguished honor for local artists that will give chosen recipients the opportunity to educate and engage the community in their f...Read on...

Posted on: March 1, 2017

Advisory council looks at wide range of possible solid waste solutions

Solid Waste Council.jpg Members of the Rutherford County Solid Waste Advisory/Steering Council met last night and heard about a broad range of options for dealing with solid waste when the Middle Point landfill reaches capacity. The options discussed ranged from keeping a landf...Read on... Watch Video
Posted on: February 27, 2017

CDBG Block Grant Notice of Public Hearing March 8 at Patterson Park Community Center

The City of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, expects to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development because of its standing as a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) city for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017. The public he...Read on... Community Development Block Grant
Posted on: January 5, 2017

City of Murfreesboro prepared to handle winter ice and snow

Ice Snow Slow.JPG The City of Murfreesboro is stocked and ready to clear streets of ice and snow again this winter season. The City Street Division currently has a total stockpile of 800 tons of salt and have readied snow plows and trucks for the winter season. ...Read on... Murfreesboro Streets Division Brine Sysem
Posted on: February 23, 2017

Kimley-Horn Associates presents preliminary West Park options

Option 1B.jpg The Murfreesboro City Council and the Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Commission heard the latest information Thursday on preliminary concept options for development of a West Park at I-840 and Veterans Parkway in the Blackman community. Kimley-Horn...Read on...
Posted on: February 21, 2017

Solid waste advisory committee to hold second meeting Feb. 27

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Members of the Rutherford County Solid Waste/Advisory Steering Council will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Murfreesboro City Council Chamber, as they continue to consider options for solid waste after the Middle Point landfill closes.

Middle Point is expect...

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

City earns National Distinguished Budget Award for sixth straight year

FY17 Budget Cover.jpg For the sixth consecutive year the national Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded the City of Murfreesboro with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. The award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting. &am...Read on... FY 2017 Budget
Posted on: February 6, 2017

City’s Old Fort Golf Club announces Golf Genius Software for scoring

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The City of Murfreesboro Golf Department is proud to announce the addition of Golf Genius Software technology to enhance the golf experience at Old Fort Golf Club.  The Club is one of only a few municipal courses in Tennessee to offer the new tec...Read on...

Golf Genius
Posted on: January 31, 2017

Notice of Funding Available for Public Service and Emergency Solutions Grants

The City of Murfreesboro expects to fund Community Development Public Service Grants for the 2017-18 Program Year. The projects funded by the Public Service Grants must benefit low- and moderate-income residents of Murfreesboro. Qualified nonprofit agen...Read on... Public Service Grant
Posted on: January 26, 2017

TDOT Project Update: New Interchange at Broad Street and Memorial Boulevard

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The last quarter of 2016 has come and gone, and the Bridge over Broad projectcontinues to evolve.

The biggest change is the shifting of west bound traffic on SR-96 to the new northwest ramp in early December. In addition to the traffic shift, Bell & A...

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Posted on: January 12, 2017

Renew Your Driver’s License at Linebaugh Public Library

Kiosk 0112-driver license-5781 Large.jpg The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security is partnering with Linebaugh Public Library to provide a Driver’s License Renewal Kiosk for Rutherford County residents. The kiosk was secured for this central, downtown location at the ...Read on... Linebaugh Library System
Posted on: January 12, 2017

City Council adopts resolution requesting City Charter change

Doug Young.jpg The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday to adopt a resolution requesting the Tennessee General Assembly pass a Private Act amending the Murfreesboro Charter in order to fill the vacancy left by the late Vice Mayor Doug Young. If the Tennessee Gener...Read on...
Posted on: January 3, 2017

City announces ‘Vendor Registry’ for online vendor management

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The City of Murfreesboro Purchasing Department has partnered with Knoxville-based Vendor Registry to streamline the purchasing process for vendors and suppliers. Vendors can access Vendor Registry at https://vendorregistry.com/.

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Vendor Registry
Posted on: January 4, 2017

City Launches Online City Code and Charter

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The City of Murfreesboro has launched an electronic City Code and Charter through Municode, an online legal code hosting website that connects citizens to the City’s Code of Ordinances and Charter. Citizens can access the Murfreesboro Code at https://www...Read on...

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Fire & Rescue

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Posted on: March 24, 2017

MFRD Responds to Fire at Chariot Point Apartments

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MFRD's Districts 1, 3, 6, 7, 8 and Engine 1 responded to a fire at 1710 E Northfield Blvd (Chariot Point Apartments) just before 4:30 Thursday evening.

Crews located the fire in two units of building Q, but were able to contain the fire to those two units. One other unit received minor smoke damage.

The two families that were displaced were assisted by the American Red Cross.

It appears that the fire start...

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Transportation

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