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The Murray City Council hosted an overflow crowd Thursday night at its specially-called work meeting centered on the possibility of instituting a new occupational tax for city workers.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The Center for Accessible Living in Murray is launching an initiative recognizing businesses, public spaces and individuals who meet or exceed standards outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act. The two-tier 'Accessible Murray' effort was presented to a forum Wednesday evening at the Murray Calloway County Hospital as part of an ongoing effort to address disability issues and awareness.

The Murray City Council has passed its fiscal year 2015 budget, including a $250,000 capital project to finance the construction of a new fire station on the north end of town.

The action came at Thursday night’s meeting after the ordinance to adopt the budget’s second reading.

The Murray City Council is debating reducing the council's size, meeting load and number of committees.

City administrator Matt Mattingly prompted a lengthy discussion among council members at Thursday night's meeting after putting forth a proposal to reduce standing committees -  and cut city council meetings to one per month – in order to make the city more efficient.