Murray City Council

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Update: The Calloway County Fiscal Court approved a resolution Tuesday night calling for the city council to place the proposed payroll tax on the ballot in the next general election.  (Details in a new post later tonight) 

  The Murray-Calloway Chamber of Commerce is opposing the proposed city payroll tax. The Chamber issued a release Tuesday that said the majority of their members have concerns over the implementation of the tax, privacy and the accuracy of the estimated amount that will be garnered.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The first phase of Murray’s $61 million wastewater treatment plant expansion is expected to be operation by the end of June. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The Murray City Council has authorized a big move for the city hall and police department. In a special meeting Monday night, the council ruled in favor to move city hall into the former BB&T building downtown and move the police department into the current city hall. The resolution says both agencies needed more space. City council member Linda Cherry said the plan has been “in the talks” for a while.

 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Plans for converting a busy street through Murray State's campus into a boulevard are nearing completion, though funding for the project remains uncertain. 

Rob Canning / WKMS

The Murray City Council has for now tabled discussion of a proposed payroll tax while approving the sale of alcohol on Sundays.  

John Null/WKMS

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.

City of Murray Mayor's Office/Facebook

The Murray City Council will begin hashing out details of a possible payroll tax during a work session Thursday night, and some officials hope it will clear the air around the debated issue.

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Ex-Murray city councilman Greg Taylor has launched a Change.org petition aimed at stopping an occupational tax on workers employed within city limits.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the petition has gained more 650 signatures in just three days.

John Null/WKMS

The Murray City Council has narrowly passed the first reading of an amendment to the city's alcohol ordinance that would allow sales on Sundays.

City of Murray Mayor's Office/Facebook

The Murray City Council is about to tackle some hot button issues, including a looming payroll tax and the sales of alcohol on Sundays.

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