Jobe Hastings & Associates, made their annual Comprehensive Financial Report presentation for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012 at the Thursday meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council, which shows that as in previous years, the City of Murfreesboro is in excellent financial condition, especially comparatively speaking to many areas of the nation harder hit by the recession. That full report will soon be available for public viewing on the city's website. The Water & Sewer Board took bids to purchase some new heavy machinery, including a mini-excavator, skid steer loader, and a 2013 one ton extended cab truck, and the Deputy Fire Chief was given approval to apply for the Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Fire Prevention and Safety Grant, to fund an arson investigation trailer. Five public hearings were held, to consider rezoning 6 acres along Blackman Road and Pendleton Boulevard, annexing and zoning 12 acres along Highway 231 at Cherry Lane, and 12 acres along Memorial Boulevard at Thompson Lane, and to rezone approximately 21.65 acres along New Lascassas Highway owned by Kroger Real Estate. The addition of a new six hole golf loop was proposed by the Golf Commission, and council adopted a resolution requesting the Tennessee General Assembly to pass a Private Act amending the Murfreesboro City Charter, which would let the city council expedite the process of securing equipment purchases and professional services, by allowing to set the dollar amount at which they are permitted to take bids themselves, instead of the arbitrary $10,000 cap currently mandated by the Assembly.