Murray City Council

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Murray city officials are moving forward with plans to modify one of Murray's busiest thoroughfares after months of speculation about the future of the project.

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Twelve people, including ten incumbents, have filed to run for the Murray City Council this year.

Because there are twelve spots on the council, both of the newcomers should be elected in November, barring write-in campaigns. 

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The Murray City Council will soon consider a draft ordinance discouraging begging or panhandling in the city.

Mayor Jack Rose instructed city attorney Warren Hopkins at Thursday night’s meeting to draft the ordinance,  after examples from the cities of Paducah, Hopkinsville and Bowling Green were presented to the council.

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A former director of finance for the city of Murray will take on the same role in an interim capacity following Alan Lanier's resignation last week.

Don Leet served as finance director from 1990 to 2007 under four different mayors. Leet retired only last month from his position as finance officer at Murray engineering firm Bacon Farmer Workman. Mayor Jack Rose, accounting manager Kim Wyatt and human resources director Cathy Morris are handling the job’s duties until Leet’s retirement paperwork is sorted out in Frankfort.

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The city of Murray and Calloway County have moved closer to a new deal to make the Murray-Calloway County Hospital's paramedics the primary provider of extrication services in the event of a vehicle accident within or outside the city. 

Thursday night, the City Council approved 8-4 the transferring of the Murray Fire Department’s rescue and vehicle extrication equipment to the Hospital’s EMS unit.  

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Tomorrow night, a resolution to approve a new deal between the city of Murray and Calloway County over emergency extrication services goes before the city council.  

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

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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