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Posted on: February 21, 2024 | Last Modified on: October 14, 2020

New black satin powder coating for downtown Clarksville furniture and lights

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The Clarksville Street Department is temporarily removing downtown Clarksville outdoor furniture beginning this week.

Street Department Director David Smith said the furniture pieces are being sent off to Powder Coat Art, in Lebanon, Tennessee, fo...

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Posted on: February 14, 2024

I-24 Exit 1 Traffic Lighting Now Operational

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Traffic lights at Exit 1 of Interstate 24 are now installed and operational, as part of an effort to improve motor vehicle traffic flows and safety in that vicinity.

The announcement from Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts and the Clarksville Street Department le...

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Street Department
Posted on: February 6, 2024

Michelle Austin named Director of Clarksville Neighborhood & Community Services

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Michelle Austin has been elevated to the permanent title of Director of Clarksville Neighborhood & Community Services (CNCS), effective immediately.

She is a lifelong resident of Clarksville, with 25 years of experience in public service at the state a...

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Street Department
Posted on: January 31, 2024

State Department of Commerce & Insurance coming to help Clarksville tornado victims

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The State of Tennessee is currently working closely with the City of Clarksville and Montgomery County to assist residents affected by the December 9, 2023, Clarksville tornado.

There are cases where some tornado victims may be struggling with their privat...

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Street Department
Posted on: January 30, 2024

Clarksville Street Department repairing potholes inside City

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The City of Clarksville Street Department is working this week to repair City streets after rounds of freezing and thawing weather have caused an abundance of potholes.

This work in the City limits is one part of a broader effort across the region to repai...

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Street Department
Posted on: January 25, 2024

City of Clarksville seeks relief, support from valued insurance industry for tornado victims

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts and the City’s Long-Term Tornado Recovery Task Force chaired by Michelle Austin, Interim Director of Clarksville Neighborhood and Community Services, are appealing to private insurance companies ...

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Street Department
Posted on: January 25, 2024

Disaster Recovery Centers in Four Tennessee Counties Will Close Soon

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.-  Disaster Recovery Centers in Cheatham, Dickson, Gibson and Sumner counties will close permanently in a few days.

The centers, with specialists from Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Admini...

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Street Department
Posted on: January 23, 2024

SBA to hold Tornado Recovery Resource Fair in Clarksville

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - In the wake of severe storms and tornadoes that impacted many counties in Tennessee on Dec. 9, a collaborative effort is underway to support survivors with resources, to help them rebuild their lives one step at a time.&n...

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Street Department
Posted on: January 19, 2024

United then, and now: Downtown Clarksville tornado, 25 years ago, remembered

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A quarter-century ago, on January 22, 1999, at 4:15 a.m., a powerful F4 tornado struck the heart of Clarksville.

It was a history-making natural disaster that caused the collapse of many treasured structures in the historic downtown area, before dissipatin...

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Street Department
Posted on: January 18, 2024

City of Clarksville offices to open at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - City of Clarksville government offices will be open at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19, to allow more time for roads to clear after additional light accumulations of wintry precipitation fell on Thursday.

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Street Department
Posted on: January 18, 2024

City of Clarksville offices closed at noon Thursday, Jan. 18

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - City of Clarksville government offices closed at noon Thursday, Jan. 18 due to a winter weather advisory issued by the National Weather Service. 

Essential city public safety personnel will be on duty as usual and all...

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Street Department
Posted on: January 12, 2024

One Month Remains to Apply for FEMA Assistance

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -  One month after the federal disaster declaration for the December tornadoes and severe storms, FEMA has provided $1.9 million to more than 500 Tennessee households to help with their recovery. Survivors who still ne...

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Street Department
Posted on: January 12, 2024

City of Clarksville prepares for potential winter weather

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - The City of Clarksville encourages residents to take appropriate precautions as they prepare for the first winter weather of 2024, which experts have predicted will occur January 14-16 (Sunday-Tuesday).

As of Friday morning,&a...

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Street Department
Posted on: January 11, 2024

Clarksville Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with inclusivity and service

Mayor Joe Pitts

The following is a commentary from the desk of Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts, at the arrival of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., federal holiday:

On Monday, January 15, our great City of Clarksville, Tennessee, will join the rest of the nation in observing a...

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Street Department
Posted on: December 21, 2023

City offices closed Dec. 25-26 for Christmas

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CLARKSVILLE, TN. –  City of Clarksville offices will close Monday, Dec. 25 and Tuesday, Dec. 26 to observe Christmas.

City Public Safety Departments will be on duty as usual and all essential City services will continue...

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Street Department
Posted on: December 19, 2023

David Smith named Director of Clarksville Street Department

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - David Smith has been elevated to the permanent title of Director of the Clarksville Street Department.

Smith has compiled a combined 18 years working for the City of Clarksville. During that time, he has held leadership positions with ...

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Street Department
Posted on: December 18, 2023

FEMA and Army Corps of Engineers share debris cleanup guidelines

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Clarksville, TN - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Army CORPS of Engineers have shared the following guide to debris cleanup following a major storm. Following these guidelines helps make the cleanup process much faster for removal t...

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Street Department
Posted on: December 16, 2023

Clarksville is united and determined in recovery, one week after tornado

Mayor Joe Pitts

The following is a statement from Joe Pitts, Mayor of the City of Clarksville, one week after the Clarksville tornado of Dec. 9, 2023.

One week ago today, a devastating tornado struck in areas of the northern part of the City of Clarksville.

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Street Department
Posted on: December 13, 2023

City of Clarksville to honor memory of veterans buried at Riverview Cemetery

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Wreaths Across America, an annual Christmas season observance honoring the contributions of veterans buried at the City of Clarksville's Riverview Cemetery, will be held Saturday, Dec. 16.

Ceremonies begin at 9 a.m. Evergreen Christmas wreaths will be plac...

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Street Department
Posted on: December 8, 2023

City of Clarksville creates webpage tracking for Accessibility Enhancements

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The City of Clarksville has launched a City Website Dashboard to track goals and progress in its aggressive and forward-thinking Accessibility Enhancement capital project. 

This capital project, created by the Clarksville City Council in 2023, all...

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Street Department
Posted on: December 6, 2023

Regional Planning Commission seeks input on Comprehensive Plan for Growth

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WHERE WILL WE BE IN THE NEXT 20 YEARS? 
The new Clarksville-Montgomery County Comprehensive Plan is the long-range policy document to guide land use, growth, and development.
The plan is the culmination of an extensive two-year process of outreach ...
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Street Department
Posted on: December 5, 2023

As City parking garage work continues, some street closures announced

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City of Clarksville Projects Manager John Hilborn announced this week that, as construction on the City’s new downtown parking garage continues at First and Commerce streets, related utility work in Spring Alley is scheduled to be completed by F...

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Street Department
Posted on: December 2, 2023

Free downtown parking Friday-Monday in December

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CLARKSVILLE, TN. – Throughout the month of December,  the City of Clarksville will waive downtown parking fees Friday to Monday to promote shopping locally during the holiday season.

This promotion was inspired by “Local Busine...

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Street Department
Posted on: November 7, 2023

City offices to close November 10 for Veterans Day

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CLARKSVILLE, TN –  City of Clarksville offices will close Friday, Nov. 10 to observe the Veterans Day federal holiday.

City Public Safety departments will be on duty as usual and all essential City services will continu...

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Street Department
Posted on: October 31, 2023

City of Clarksville developing safety action plan

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CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE – The City of Clarksville is developing a Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Safety Action Plan to help prevent roadway fatalities and serious injuries for all users including motorists, pedestrians, cyclists, and publi...

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Street Department
Posted on: October 30, 2023

Bus route temporarily suspended by Clarksville Transit

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CLARKSVILLE, TN - Due to a shortage of drivers, Clarksville Transit System will temporarily limit the number of buses on the Cunningham Loop route, effective Nov. 13.

Beginning Nov. 13, Cunningham Loop buses will switch from an every half-hour schedule, to...

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Street Department
Posted on: October 27, 2023

City of Clarksville Internal Audit Department earns excellent rating

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The City of Clarksville’s Internal Audit Department was recognized for excellence in a recent peer review.

The Association of Local Government Auditors concluded in its peer review that, the City of Clarksville’s Internal Audit Departme...

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Street Department
Posted on: October 18, 2023

City of Clarksville kicks off 2023 Wreaths Across America campaign

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CLARKSVILLE, TN – The City of Clarksville is hosting a wreath-laying ceremony for the service members resting at Riverview Cemetery during National Wreaths Across America Day on Saturday, Dec. 16 to remember and honor their legacy and service.

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Street Department
Posted on: October 9, 2023

Street Department to offer fall cleanup, yard waste removal

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CLARKSVILLE, TN - The City of Clarksville Street Department will begin its annual fall cleanup on Monday, October 16th, 2023.  This service will be available to residents within the City limits free of charge, and continue through Monday, Decembe...

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Street Department
Posted on: September 26, 2023

Learn how to become a vendor with the City of Clarksville

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It's time again for the City of Clarksville Reverse Vendor Fair!
The city invites all local and regional business owners to the Wilma Rudolph Event Center on Tuesday, Oct 17 to learn how they can have the City of Clarksville as their newest client...
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Street Department
Posted on: September 25, 2023

City Council to receive update on Mayor's Transportation 2020+ plan

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A special non-voting, informational session of the Clarksville City Council is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 2, beginning at 4:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 106 Public Square.

The purpose of this meeting, called by Mayor Joe Pitts, is to routinely inform and u...

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Street Department
Posted on: August 30, 2023

Public invited to meeting about two City sidewalk projects

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A public meeting about two sidewalk construction projects that are planned by the City of Clarksville is scheduled for Tuesday, September 5, from 3 - 4 p.m. at the Clarksville Street Department, 199 10th Street.

The City is in the process of pursuing Feder...

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Street Department
Posted on: August 3, 2023

Recycling Roundup 2023: Clarksville's final numbers were impressive

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The results are in: 

21,278 pounds of hard-to-recycle household items were collected in Clarksville back in March.

Impressive, to say the least.

Within that cumulative number, there were 4,140 pounds of discarded tires collected during the Springtim...

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Street Department
Posted on: July 26, 2023

City of Clarksville making streets safer near new Arena

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The City of Clarksville’s Street Department is taking the initiative this week to make College Street intersections near newly-opened F&M Bank Arena safer for downtown pedestrians and motorists.

Another significant set of safety measures will...

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Street Department
Posted on: July 13, 2023

Spring Alley closed for utility work

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UPDATE 7/14/23 9:00: The sidewalk along Commerce Street from the corner of the Cumberland Parking Garage to First Street will also be closed in order to reroute fiber optic and gas lines buried in the area. The sidewalk is expected to remain closed for th...

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Street Department
Posted on: July 13, 2023

City to prepare Annual State Legislative Agenda

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Clarksville City Council, along with the Montgomery County Commission, will soon begin to prepare an annual Legislative Agenda for the community’s Delegation to the Tennessee General Assembly.

The City&rsquo...

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Street Department
Posted on: July 7, 2023

City details interim leadership changes

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts has announced some temporary shifts in City departmental leadership staffing, while permanent replacements are sought.
Mark Riggins has returned to Clarksville Gas & Water full-time as General Manager, ...
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Street Department
Posted on: July 7, 2023

City adding traffic signals to improve safety

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The Clarksville Street Department announces these near-term improvements in traffic and pedestrian signalizations, as work continues to promote safety on the City's streets:
  • Fourth and College streets -- The Street Department has been adding a lef...
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Street Department
Posted on: July 5, 2023

Clarksville moves forward on sidewalk projects, receives $450,000 grant

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CLARKSVILLE, TN - The City of Clarksville has more than 16 sidewalk projects under way to improve livability and walkability in Clarksville, many of which are preparing to enter the final phases of completion. 

One of these projects, located on Gr...

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Street Department
Posted on: June 22, 2023

No tax increase, as City supports safety, quality of life in new budget

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The Clarksville City Council approved a new City budget for fiscal year 2023-24 that will not include a City property tax increase, and recognizes the importance of spending for public safety, quality of life, and service to the citizens of Clarksville.
Th...
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Street Department
Posted on: June 16, 2023

City of Clarksville Gets Federal Grant For Traffic Safety Planning

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The City of Clarksville, through the Clarksville Urbanized Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), has been awarded a $200,000 federal matching grant to support traffic safety initiatives as a component of the Mayor’s Transportation 2020+...
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Street Department
Posted on: June 14, 2023

City of Clarksville gives second quarter update on key road projects

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The City of Clarksville is making significant headway on numerous street and highway improvement projects throughout the community, as it works toward reductions in traffic congestion, and greater ease of mobility for residents and visitors alike, in one ...
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Street Department
Posted on: June 13, 2023

City offices to close June 19 in observance of Juneteenth

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – City of Clarksville offices will be closed and City employees will have a paid holiday on Monday, June 19 to observe Juneteenth as an official City holiday.

City pools, golf courses, and recreation centers will be closed as w...

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Street Department
Posted on: June 6, 2023

Census: Clarksville leads Tennessee in annual population growth

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For the second year in a row, Clarksville led all Tennessee cities in year-over-year population growth between July 1, 2021 - July 1, 2022, based on the latest annual U.S. Census Bureau estimates.
The population inside the Clarksville city limits grew with...
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Street Department
Posted on: May 15, 2023

Clarksville City Council begins reviewing proposed 2023-24 budget

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The City of Clarksville has prepared a proposed budget for fiscal year 2023-24 totaling $155,800,710 in expenditures for the City General Fund. 
The annual fiscal guide is being reviewed by the City Council with anticipation of adopting it before ...
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Street Department
Posted on: May 4, 2023

Clarksville adds 50 new trees to public green space thanks to state grant

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CLARKSVILLE, TN - Clarksville has received a major boost to its tree inventory thanks to 50 new trees planted on public properties by Building & Facilities Maintenance, Forestry Division.

Of the new trees, 30 were planted between Smith Trahern Mansion ...

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Street Department
Posted on: May 2, 2023

City employees raise over $1,000 for United Way

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No one puts the fun in fundraiser like our City of Clarksville workforce!

Yesterday concluded our charity cornhole tournament, where 40 teams came together to raise $1,052 for United Way of the Greater Clarksville Region! Thank you to everyone that partici...

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Street Department
Posted on: April 25, 2023

City of Clarksville completes mobile data assessments of streets

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The City of Clarksville recently launched a sophisticated data collection project to inventory the conditions of all streets that it oversees.

Roadway Asset Services, LLC (RAS) from  Austin, Texas, was retained to do the work. RAS is a nationwide ...

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Street Department
Posted on: April 24, 2023

TDOT Commissioner Eley talks Transportation Modernization Act in Clarksville

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A visit to Clarksville late last week from Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner and Deputy Gov. Butch Eley helped regional government agency leaders conceptualize how key road projects and other transportation concerns fit into TDOT’s newly...

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Street Department
Posted on: February 25, 2022

City of Clarksville Annual Yard Cleanup Coming March 14 through May 2

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Spring is almost here, and the City of Clarksville is ready to help residents jumpstart their spring cleaning! 

Beginning March 14 through May 2, City residents will have the opportunity to discard their regular yard waste, such as grass clippings...

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Street Department
Posted on: March 10, 2022

City recognizes 130 employees and employee of the year for honorable public service

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 Every year, since 2020, the City of Clarksville and Mayor Joe Pitts reserve a special date to thank all City employees for their dedication and commitment to public service during the Cause for Applause event.

To keep up with tradition, the City ...

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