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The Town of Atoka maintained its Aa2 credit rating in the annual Moody's review of financial condition. Citing an "extremely small" pension liability, "healthy economy" and "sound financial management", the Town continues its solid fiscal performance while offering outstanding municipal services.
Posted: 6/29/2017
 
 
 
 
 
As a part of the Town's fiscal year 2018 budget, the Town will be simplifying the permit fee structure and establishing a new construction value calculation method. The permit structure, mirroring the structure currently in place in Tipton County and the City of Munford, goes into effect July 1, 2017.
Posted: 6/29/2017
 
 
 
 
 
In response to increased wholesale water costs incurred over the past several years, the Town of Atoka is increasing water rates and select service fees. The rate increase, the first water rate increase in more than seven years, will increase the average water bill by $1.72.
Posted: 6/28/2017
 
 
 
 
 
Paying a municipal ticket or court fine has never been easier as the Town launched an online payment option through a partnership with nCourt. The new system accepts credit card payments online or over the phone.
Posted: 9/14/2016
 
 
 
 
 
The Atoka Greenway Trail took a major step towards completion today as the funding was awarded for the second phase in Atoka's Greenway Trail Project. Phase II will complete the connection between Pioneer and Walker Parks - providing safe, pedestrian access between the parks and more than 2 miles of paved and illuminated trail.
Posted: 6/30/2016
 
 
 
 
 
A project more than four years in the making took a major step forward this week as the Board of Mayor and Aldermen awarded a contract for construction to Rose Construction of Covington, TN. The project, connecting Walker Park to a trailhead at Elizabeth Drive, is expected to get under construction in July.
Posted: 6/29/2016
 
 
 
 
 
At their monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 14, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen received the annual audit report detailing the Town's financial performance for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015. The Town's net position grew by more than 25% last fiscal year to $23.4M.
Posted: 6/16/2016
 
 
 
 
 
The Town of Atoka released its proposed budget for the fiscal year 2017 on Thursday, June 16. The $9.7 million dollar budget maintains the Town's current, lowest-in-the-region municipal property tax rate while investing heavily in infrastructure and public safety. The Town's fiscal year 2017 begins on July 1, 2016.
Posted: 6/16/2016
 
 
 
 
 
The new Atoka Town Hall - under construction for the past year - opened to the public at 8 am on Monday, May 16. Utility and tax payment transactions, Code Enforcement, Parks & Recreation and Administration are all located in the new building.
Posted: 5/14/2016
 
 
 
 
 
The Atoka Public Works Department will be working over the next several weeks to flush and maintain water lines throughout Atoka. This may result in temporary discoloration or "cloudiness" in the water - something that can be remedied by running a faucet for a few minutes until the water clears.
Posted: 3/21/2016
 
 
 
 
 
Following the precautionary water advisory issued yesterday for parts of the Atoka water system, bacteriological testing has indicated that there was no contamination of the water supply due to the water main break in the Munford water system. Independent testing, conducted after the break yesterday, confirms the safety of the drinking water supply. The advisory notice regarding boiling water has been rescinded for all customers of the Atoka water system.
Posted: 3/11/2016
 
 
 
 
 
Citing highly rated schools, a low crime rate, a young population and a host of outstanding events throughout the year, Atoka was named as the #2 Tennessee community for young families by web resource NerdWallet.com for the second year in a row. Atoka was one of only two Memphis-area communities to score in the top 10 (Lakeland was No. 3) and the only Tipton County community in the top 50 ranking.
Posted: 12/21/2015
 
 
 
 
 
As a part of enhanced credit card processing security, the Town of Atoka's Public Works office now accepts Apple Pay and Android Pay for utility bill payments. The Town's window transaction terminals have also been upgraded to accommodate new EMV chip cards.
Posted: 9/25/2015
 
 
 
 
 
Continuing the commitment to even better customer service, the Town has recently completed upgrades to its service request system - providing better information to the public and allowing issues to be resolved faster.
Posted: 9/24/2015
 
 
 
 
 
The Commercial Appeal's annual Memphis Most list is out for 2015 and Atoka-based builder Apex Home Builders was voted the top home builder in the mid-South. Apex Home Builders is currently building in subdivisions in the Memphis region – including several in Atoka – and operates their model home in Atoka's Lochmeade subdivision.
Posted: 8/27/2015
 
 
 
 
 
The Town of Atoka and the Three Star Fire Department have executed an agreement to provide automatic and mutual aid between fire departments effective immediately. The Atoka and Three Star Fire Departments, though operating separately, will begin working together to protect life and property in South Tipton County.
Posted: 7/20/2015
 
 
 
 
 
The Atoka Fire Department, in conjunction with the State Fire Marshal's Office, is offering free smoke detectors and installation for residents of Atoka that do not have a detector. Detectors, when properly installed and functioning, save lives by alerting to smoke and helping occupants get to safety in a fire.
Posted: 7/16/2015
 
 
 
 
 
The Board of Mayor and Aldermen gave final approval to the Town's FY2016 operating budget at a special called meeting on July 7. The budget funds major Town priorities including the Atoka Municipal Complex, the Greenway Trail project, major road repaving projects and the first year of a fully-operational stand-alone Fire Department.
Posted: 7/8/2015
 
 
 
 
 
At precisely 7 am on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, the Tipton County Dispatch Center sent out the inaugural tones for the Atoka Fire Department - signaling the start of service for the newest Fire Department in Tennessee.
Posted: 7/1/2015
 
 
 
 
 
The Atoka Public Works Department has released the required Water System Water Quality Report for 2014 - detailing the safe nature and high quality of water provided to customers in Atoka.
Posted: 6/25/2015
 
 
 
 
 
The Town of Atoka released its proposed budget for the fiscal year 2016 on Wednesday, June 10. The $12.7 million dollar budget maintains the Town's lowest-in-the-region property tax rate for a full service municipality while investing heavily in public facilities and public safety. The Town's fiscal year 2016 begins on July 1, 2015.
Posted: 6/10/2015
 
 
 
 
 
Following a series of questions, Atoka's Town Administrator recently provided a review of utility billing policies on the Town's social media page. That review is also available on the Town's website in an effort to clearly explain the utility billing process.
Posted: 5/22/2015
 
 
 
 
 
The Atoka Municipal Court has been temporarily relocated during the Municipal Complex construction project. All court cases will be heard on the second Monday of the month beginning in June at Atoka First Baptist Church on Kimbrough Drive.
Posted: 5/18/2015
 
 
 
 
 
Winter weather has battered parts of our road system - and you can help get things back to smooth. Report potholes on-line so Town staff can get them fixed as quickly as possible.
Posted: 3/10/2015
 
 
 
 
 
The Town of Atoka has taken the first step in moving the Atoka Greenway Trail project forward by today issuing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for an engineering firm to design and oversee the project. The Atoka Greenway, to eventually connect Walker and Pioneer Parks, hopes to be under construction on Phase I in 2016.
Posted: 2/12/2015
 
 
 
 
 
The Town of Atoka today completed the debt rating process with Moody's Investor Services. Citing a solid financial position with ample reserves and liquidity, the Town received a strong Aa2 rating - above the national average rating for municipalities across the country.
Posted: 1/21/2015
 
 
 
 
 
Citing highly rated schools, extremely low childhood poverty and a commitment to outstanding parks and public spaces, Atoka was named as the #2 Tennessee community for young families by web resource NerdWallet.com. Atoka was one of three Memphis-area communities to score in the top 10 and the only Tipton County community in the top 50 ranking.
Posted: 1/6/2015
 
 
 
 
 
TownofAtoka.com, the Town's main internet presence, received a new look for 2015 this morning. The upgrade, bringing a new color scheme and enhanced user experience, has been in the works for the past several months.
Posted: 1/5/2015
 
 
 
 
 
To avoid holidays and improve monthly reporting, the regular monthly meeting of the Atoka Board of Mayor and Aldermen will be moving to the second Tuesday of each month, beginning in January 2015.
Posted: 12/29/2014
 
 
 
 
 
The Town of Atoka and the Atoka Parks & Recreation Department were recently recognized by the Tennessee Recreation and Parks Association for outstanding projects and programs in 2014. The 2014 TRPA Awards mark the second year in a row that Atoka Parks & Recreation has received recognition by the Association.
Posted: 12/1/2014
 
 
 
 
 
W. Daryl Walker was re-elected for his second term as Mayor of Atoka in the 2014 Atoka Municipal Election. Also re-elected to four (4) year terms were incumbent Aldermen Barry Akin, Danny Feldmayer and Mike Joyner. A referendum question on wine sales in grocery and convenience stores was passed by voters - allowing sales to being in 2016.
Posted: 11/4/2014
 
 
 
 
 
Former Atoka Mayor Charles L. Walker passed away yesterday evening after a battle with cancer. Charles Walker served the Town of Atoka for more than 40 years as Mayor - first elected to that post in 1969. Former Mayor Walker was 82.
Posted: 10/24/2014
 
 
 
 
 
The Town of Atoka has added video and photo sections to TownofAtoka.com - bringing a series of outstanding event images and videos that have been viewed by thousands on Facebook to the Town website as well.
Posted: 7/8/2014
 
 
 
 
 
The Board of Mayor and Aldermen took the first steps in creating the Atoka Fire Department at their special called meeting on June 24. The AFD will take over responsibility for fire protection in Atoka on July 1, 2015.
Posted: 6/24/2014
 
 
 
 
 
The Town of Atoka Board of Mayor and Aldermen adopted the town budget for the fiscal year 2015 on Tuesday, June 24. The $7 million dollar budget proposes no change in the Town's property tax rate while providing funds to significant enhance emergency service - Police and Fire - functions of the Town. The Town's fiscal year 2015 begins on July 1, 2014.
Posted: 6/24/2014
 
 
 
 
 
The Town of Atoka released its proposed budget for the fiscal year 2015 on Monday, June 2. The $7 million dollar budget proposes no change in the Town's property tax rate while providing funds to significant enhance emergency service - Police and Fire - functions of the Town. The Town's fiscal year 2015 begins on July 1, 2014.
Posted: 6/2/2014
 
 
 
 
 
The Town of Atoka today released its annual Water System Quality Report for 2013. The annual report, required by the Environmental Protection Agency, details the health standards of the water provided to customers of the Atoka water system.
Posted: 5/15/2014
 
 
 
 
 
All requests to collect ice storm debris must be submitted to the Town by the end of the day on March 31. Even though the brush may not be collected by March 31, the request for collection must be received today.
Posted: 3/31/2014
 
 
 
 
 
2013 property tax payments must be received by Friday, March 1, 2014 to avoid late payment interest and penalties. Delinquent 2012 property tax payments must be received by Monday, March 31, 2014 at Atoka Town Hall. Unpaid 2012 property taxes will be turned over to the Chancery Court for collection.
Posted: 2/24/2014
 
 
 
 
 
The Town of Atoka is seeking feedback on its existing parks and recreation offerings and the future needs of the park system. The feedback received from the survey will assist in supporting future grant applications and planning efforts as it relates to the Atoka parks system.
Posted: 2/24/2014
 
 
 
 
 
Atoka Public Works has added a new, convenient way to pay your monthly utility bill - ACH debit service. Easy, automatic and free, the new service withdraws the funds from your designated account each month. Sign up now at Atoka Town Hall.
Posted: 2/13/2014
 
 
 
 
 
Atoka Tax Clerk Juanita Ayers was among a group of approximately 70 municipal finance personnel who completed the Certified Municipal Finance Officers (CMFO) education requirements in 2013. Each CMFO completed 11 courses covering eight different topics and successfully passed 11 exams demonstrating their understanding of the various functions of municipal financial operations.
Posted: 1/28/2014
 
 
 
 
 
The Town of Atoka began construction on a new 5,600 square foot playground at Nancy Lane Park yesterday. When complete, the new playground will be the largest in the Atoka park system - offering an exciting new recreational opportunity in the heart of Atoka.
Posted: 1/28/2014
 
 
 
 
 
With the 2013-2014 school year a week away, Atoka Elementary readies to open the doors for another year of school. Atoka Elementary received the highest 2012 average TCAP scores of any elementary school in Tipton County.
Posted: 7/29/2013
 
 
 
 
 
Governor Bill Haslam visited Atoka today to announce a $400,000 grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation to begin building the Atoka Greenway Trail. Phase I of the project, costing nearly $500,000 is set to be under construction next summer.
Posted: 6/26/2013
 
 
 
 
 
The Town of Atoka has upgraded its after-hours emergency service to eliminate the pager and connect citizens directly to a staff member. To access the service during non-business hours, call (901) 355-6574.
Posted: 6/24/2013
 
 
 
 
 
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is scheduled to visit Atoka on Wednesday, June 26 at 1:30 pm on behalf of the Department of Transportation. The Governor will be speaking at the Walker Parkway Fire Station.
Posted: 6/21/2013
 
 
 
 
 
The Town of Atoka has published its 2012 water quality report. The report, detailing the chemical composition of water provided to Atokans, shows Atoka water meeting all of the regulatory standards for safe drinking water.
Posted: 5/14/2013
 
 
 
 
 
2012 property tax rates in Atoka remain among the lowest in the metro Memphis region - more than 40% lower than property tax rates in Shelby County municipalities and 60% lower than rates in Memphis.
Posted: 5/10/2013
 
 
 
 
 
The Town of Atoka released its proposed Town budget for the fiscal year 2014 on Monday, May 6. The $6.3 million dollar budget proposes no change in the Town's property tax rate while providing funds for several infrastructure improvement projects. The Town's fiscal year 2014 begins on July 1, 2013.
Posted: 5/6/2013
 
 
 
 
 
More than a year after Atoka first launched online payments for utility customers, major improvements are coming to the online utility bill payment system. The new system will be available beginning April 26.
Posted: 4/24/2013
 
 
 
 
 
Sunny skies and warm temperatures greeted teams and spectators at the 2013 Atoka BBQ Festival April 5 & 6. More than $10,000 in prize money was up for grabs at the event.
Posted: 4/10/2013
 
 
 
 
 
The revised Code of Ordinances for the Town of Atoka, Tennessee is now available online at the Town's website. The Code, revised to include all ordinances adopted as of December 1, 2012, is available in PDF format.
Posted: 2/21/2013
 
 
 
 
 
The proposed low-impact amphitheater project at Pioneer Park has been delayed to a future fiscal year as the Town of Atoka has been approved to shift the project's grant funding to the Walker Park splash pad project. The funds were awarded in 2012 as a part of Atoka's $500,000 Local Parks and Recreation Fund (LPRF) grant.
Posted: 2/20/2013
 
 
 
 
 
The Board of Mayor and Aldermen reviewed a presentation on the feasibility of an Atoka Fire Department at their February 5 meeting. The presentation outlined projected costs and funding sources for a stand-alone Department to serve the residents and businesses of Atoka.
Posted: 2/6/2013
 
 
 
 
 
Continuing a commitment to support the non-profit and civic organizations that serve the residents of Atoka, the Board of Mayor & Aldermen awarded more than $7,500 in grants to twelve organizations at their December meeting.
Posted: 12/10/2012
 
 
 
 
 
The Town of Atoka has received a $1.1 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to construct a multi-use community safe room. The 9,000 square foot facility will be able to house more than 1,300 people in an emergency and will be the new home of the Atoka PD.
Posted: 10/16/2012
 
 
 
 
 
Continuing its commitment to open and transparent government, the Town of Atoka has prepared an infographic detailing how property tax revenue received by the Town is spent.
Posted: 10/9/2012
 
 
 
 
 
Following the pavilion fire earlier this year, the Town has taken a fresh look at Walker Park and developed a plan to build an even better facility to support the recreational needs of Atoka. New features, expanded parking and trail connectivity are combined in a long range plan to improve Atoka's largest park.
Posted: 10/3/2012
 
 
 
 
 
The Board of Mayor and Aldermen will give consideration to a revised residential trash collection ordinance in October. The plan would offer existing residents an opt-out option while also establishing the Town as the provider of residential trash collection services.
Posted: 9/20/2012
 
 
 
 
 
Continuing the Town's focus on providing quality, citizen-centered service, Atoka property tax bills are now available online. Bills can be reviewed and paid directly through www.TownofAtoka.com.
Posted: 9/5/2012
 
 
 
 
 
The Board of Mayor and Aldermen set meeting regular Board meeting dates for the next year at their June 5 meeting. Typically, the Board meets on the first Tuesday of each month but there are several months where Town holidays impact the regular meeting schedule. In an effort to maximize notice to Town citizens, the Board addressed all meeting dates for the next twelve months.
Posted: 6/11/2012
 
 
 
 
 
The Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously approved revision to the Atoka Town Charter during its regular meeting on June 5, 2012. The revisions were passed by the General Assembly on April 24 and signed by the Governor on May 10 in Nashville. The changes mark the most significant revisions to the Town charter since its drafting in 1911.
Posted: 6/8/2012
 
 
 
 
 
The Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the Town of Atoka adopted the Town budget for fiscal year 2013 on Tuesday, June 5. The $5.5 million dollar budget is a balanced spending plan that maintains property tax rates and funds a host of Town priorities going forward. The Town's fiscal year 2013 begins on July 1, 2012.
Posted: 6/6/2012
 
 
 
 
 
The Town of Atoka released its proposed Town budget for the fiscal year 2013 on Tuesday, May 1. The $5.5 million dollar budget proposes no change in the Town's property tax rate while providing funds for several infrastructure improvement projects and instituting a five year capital replacement plan. The Town's fiscal year 2013 begins on July 1, 2012.
Posted: 5/2/2012
 
 
 
 
 
In an effort to protect Town infrastructure while also providing uninterrupted water and sewer service to the customers of Atoka Water, the Town has joined the statewide one-call system, Tennessee811. Tennessee811 provides utility operators an opportunity to mark utilities prior to excavation or digging by property owners, municipalities or other utility operators.
Posted: 3/21/2012
 
 
 
 
 
Atoka Water is lowering the installation fee for auxiliary water meters by $300 effective April 1, 2012. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen also recently approved adding an after-hours fee to the Atoka Water fee structure. Rates for water and sewer service remain unchanged.
Posted: 3/9/2012
 
 
 
 
 
2011 property tax rates in Atoka remain among the lowest in the metro Memphis region - more than 40% lower than property tax rates in Shelby County municipalities and 60% lower than rates in Memphis.
Posted: 1/17/2012
 
 
 
 
 
The Atoka Police Department has temporarily relocated from Town Hall to office space at 139 Wesley Reed Drive - Suite E. Department staff are available during regular business hours at that location.
Posted: 10/10/2011
 
 
 
 
 
Town of Atoka launches new social media page on Facebook to keep citizens and visitors informed about all things Atoka.
Posted: 10/7/2011
 
 
 
 
 
Property tax rates in Atoka remain among the lowest in Shelby and Tipton counties.
Posted: 9/16/2011
 
 
 
 
 
The Town of Atoka launches new homepage at www.TownofAtoka.com.
Posted: 9/9/2011
 
 
 
 
 
Decennial Census pegs Atoka population at 8,387
Posted: 9/1/2011
 
 
 
 
 
The Town of Atoka is scheduled to launch an official Facebook page in October.
Posted: 8/1/2011
 
 
 
 
 
Sign up for email alerts to be notified of news and events going on in and around Atoka.
Posted: 6/1/2011
 
 
 
 
 
Atoka Public Works now providing past due notices for water and sewer bills by mail.
Posted: 5/1/2011
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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