Archive | March, 2019

Board approves purchasing limit increase

Board approves purchasing limit increase

In an effort to improve “efficiency” within city departments, Germantown officials have passed an amendment to raise the limit for purchases before sealed bids are required. After a lengthy discussion Monday night, the city’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen agreed 3-2 to change the ordinance on second reading, with Aldermen Dean Massey and Scott Sanders […]

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Germantown Police Reports

Germantown Police Reports

March 15 Crimes • The victim reported receiving threatening phone calls. The complaint originated in the 7500 block of Cross Village Drive at 9:50 p.m. March 16 Crimes • The victim reported being threatened during an argument in traffic at Poplar Ave. and Forest Hill Irene Drive at 3:40 p.m. • Outdoor grill accessories were […]

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City ranked 'best place to live' in Tennessee

City ranked ‘best place to live’ in Tennessee

Germantown recently added another jewel to its crown by being ranked the “Best Place to Live in Tennessee.” The city was selected earlier this week by HomeSnacks, a website that combines recent data from the Census, FBI, OpenStreetMaps and dozens of other sources. “To the untrained eye they are the places that have awesome economies. […]

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FBI seeking man who robbed Germantown bank

FBI seeking man who robbed Germantown bank

The FBI is now seeking the public’s assistance in identifying an unknown individual who entered the SunTrust Bank located at 7770 Poplar Ave., on Dec. 7, 2018. The subject is described as a male, black, approximately 6 feet tall. The suspect was last seen wearing all black clothing, a white hockey mask, work-type gloves, and […]

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Perfect Pitch

Perfect Pitch

The Briarcrest Symphonic Concert Band recently received perfect ratings at the West Tennessee Concert Festival. Out of a panel of four judges, the Briarcrest Band received straight “superior” ratings for both the prepared concert selections and for sight readings.

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Germantown Police Reports

Germantown Police Reports

March 8 Crimes • Property was damaged to a home under construction in the 9000 block of Baynard Loop North at 9:17 a.m. • The victim reported sending money in an online scam. The complaint originated from the 8700 block of Featherleigh Lane at 12:46 p.m. • The victim reported being assaulted by an acquaintance. […]

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Hopping to Easter

Hopping to Easter

The Germantown Parks and Recreation Special Recreation group had a ‘hopping good time’ at the latest Art by Me event. The group made rabbit planters in preparation for Easter. Special recreation activities are designed for those with intellectual or physical challenges and their friends and family. For more information, contact Michelle Forbert at MForbert@Germantown-TN.gov or 901.751.7638.

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GFD assistant chief appointed to state board

GFD assistant chief appointed to state board

In late 2018, Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Beaman was appointed by former Governor Bill Haslam to serve on the State of Tennessee Emergency Medical System (EMS) Board. The Emergency Medical System (EMS) Board regulates the state’s EMS system, including the state EMS office. The state EMS office oversees thousands of paramedics and EMTs, as well […]

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City receives appraisal for Country Club Property

City receives appraisal for Country Club Property

On Feb. 25, Germantown entered a Professional Services Agreement with Bouldin & Associates for the property appraisal services related to the Germantown Country Club property. This week, the city received the full report and the appraisal of the property came in at $7,250. The city needed an appraisal to determine the fair market value of […]

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Security measures increased for meetings

Security measures increased for meetings

Effective March 25, all Germantown publicly posted meetings held in the City of Germantown Council Chambers will be subject to security enhancements and improvements to include a mandatory screening checkpoint equipped with a walk-through metal detector. Public safety in Germantown has been a long-standing priority and a point of pride in our community. Our City […]

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