City of Murfreesboro administrators are pleased to announce Sgt. Scott Newberg of the Murfreesboro Police Department is STARS award recipient for April 2013. Newberg was recognized for his outstanding work with the “Active Shooter” and “Code Red” programs at the May 9, 2013 meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council for “Succeeding Through Attitudes Reflecting Service Excellence.” It is an honor to recognize the City’s greatest assets – its employees. He is a uniform patrol sergeant and also holds a supervisory role in the Police Department’s Special Operations Unit. For several years, Newberg has made “Active Shooter” training one of his primary goals. Sgt. Newberg was nominated by a fellow police officer who commented that after the shooting incident in Newtown, Conn., Newberg doubled his efforts in teaching City school employees and the Murfreesboro Police Department employees in making sure all are prepared to deal with an active shooter situation. MPD Chief Glenn Chrisman stated that Sgt. Newberg is one of the STARS of the Murfreesboro Police Department and that he has worked tirelessly on revamping the “Active Shooter” and “Code Red” programs. Sgt. Newberg’s work with the City of Murfreesboro and Murfreesboro City Schools is ongoing as he works to both serve and protect. In the photo to right, Mayor Tommy Bragg, left, presents the April, 2013 STARS Certificate to Sgt. Scott Newberg before the May 9 city council meeting as Newberg's family looks on. Family members, from left, are Ella (under the plaque), Alex and Connor. Standing next to Newberg is his wife Carrie.
Check the calendar for city meetings' dates and times. Murfreesboro City Council will meet May 23 at 5 p.m. to begin its FY14 budget review with outside agencies that annually request funds. review of the Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Proposed Budget. The meeting will continue in regular session at 7 p.m. to include budget review and the regular agenda. Both meetings will be held in council chambers on Floor 1, City Hall, 111 W. Vine St. The Proposed Budget is available by clicking the above link. It is tentative only, subject to council review and passage of three readings. A public hearing is scheduled for June 6. The city's fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30.
Road projects that could affect driving around town this week.
SPECIAL NOTE: A utility contractor working on the Joe B. Jackson extension from I-24 to U.S. 231 South (state route 10) will slow traffic on the east end of the project (Shelbyville Highway), beginning tomorrow (May 23). Workers will be flagging the flow of traffic down down to one lane at a time. The operation is scheduled to continue over the next few weeks.
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May 27 is Memorial Day and all city offices and park facilities will be closed. Exceptions are Old Fort and Veterans Administration golf courses and Sports*Com's 'boro beach', the city's spectacular swimming facility. Garbage pickup will be on holiday schedule with Monday's trash picked up Tuesday and Tuesday's on Wednesday.