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Wed October 6, 2010
Clarksville Mayoral Candidates Differ on Smart Growth
By Chris Taylor
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville's mayoral candidates differ on how the city should cope with burgeoning population forecasts. Montgomery County's population is predicted to breach a quarter-million people by 2035 and to grow, the city will need an east-west corridor connecting Jack Miller Boulevard to the Governor's Square Mall area. The Clarksville Leaf Chronicle reports former House Majority Leader Kim McMillan would support a moratorium to preserve such a route, while Ward 12 Councilman Jeff Burkhart opposes the proposed corridor, citing its impact on area farmers and residents. Burkhart and candidate Gabe Segovia both say they would prefer improving existing roads rather than building a new route.