Murray City Council

5:10 pm
Fri May 8, 2015

Murray City Council Passes First Reading of Wastewater, Water Rate Increase

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Murray City Council has passed the first reading of a proposal that would, over three years, nearly double  water and wastewater rates.

City Finance Director Alan Lanier says average water bills run at about $7 and wastewater at nearly $13.50.

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5:16 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Murray City Coucil to Vote Tonight on New Human Rights Ordinance

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The Murray City Council will vote tonight whether to advance an updated human rights ordinance that would protect people of different sexual orientations and gender identities.

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3:33 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Murray Park Referendum Petition Hits Halfway Mark

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  The petition for the Murray Park referendum has gained nearly 1,700 signatures since it first circulated in February.  

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8:50 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Murray City Council Passes $42.2M Budget for FY 2015

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.

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9:23 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Calloway County Judge Executive Says It’s Unlikely Fiscal Court Will Endorse Local Park Tax

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The Calloway County Judge Executive says it’s unlikely the Fiscal Court will endorse a local park tax that the Murray City Council unanimously supported last week.

Larry Elkins says the tax would give area parks 5 cents on every $100 of assessed property. That would total around $1.2 million dollars each year, which is 800,000 dollars more than the parks’ current annual budget. 

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4:46 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Murray City Council Endorses Tax To Benefit Local Parks


The Murray City Council has unanimously endorsed a tax that would raise funds for local parks.

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11:00 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Murray City Council Talks Changes to City Gov't, Gentry House

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.

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9:45 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Murray City Council Mulls Approaches to Keeping Gentry House Open

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The Murray City Council is asking the board of a non-profit that provides homeless housing to rescind its decision to close at the end of January.

The Gentry House, which houses four homeless families, decided to close last year due to lack of funding and staffing difficulties - four executive directors in six years.

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9:20 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Murray City Council Looks to Revise Tavern Operating Hours


Taverns in Murray may stay open a little longer as part of a city effort to keep liquor business within city limits and cut down on public intoxication charges.

The Murray City Council Thursday night passed the amendment's first reading on a 5 to 6 vote to extend operating hours from midnight to 1:30 a.m. for the four taverns within city limits. 

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11:49 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Murray Hires Architect, Committees Consider Facilities Relocation Project


Murray has hired a design company to plan for potentially relocating two fire stations, the police station and/or city hall.

The company’s hiring comes as the city’s finance and public safety committees consider the project’s feasibility and cost. RBS Design Group met with the committees Tuesday. 

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