Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmastime in District 29



Christmastime in District 29!
Enjoy the photo slideshow of the many beautiful homes decorated for the Holidays in District 29

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Pictures from our District 29 Christmas Party

Held Friday December 9, 2011 at the YMCA Camp Widjiwagan Clark Baker Building.
A Special Thank you to Sponsors who helped to make this event possible - Homestyle Bakery’s District 29 Owner Mr. Mike Edwards & Family, Razz’z Restaurant, Zaxby’s, Fish Wings & Thangs, Juvenile Court Clerk David Smith, Circuit Court Clerk Ricky Rooker, Sheriff Daron Hall, Property Assessor George Rooker, Criminal Court Clerk Howard Gentry, County Trustee Charlie Cardwell, County Clerk John Arriola, State Representative Janis Sontany, State Senator Douglas Henry, State Senator Joe Haynes, Councilwoman at Large Megan Barry, Councilman at Large Ronnie Steine, Councilman at Large Tim Garrett, Councilman at Large Charlie Tygard, Councilman at Large Jerry Maynard, Area Shell Gas Station Owners Duke & Misty, Isaac Okoreeh-Baah, Publix, Dollar General, Costco, Walmart and Friends & Neighbors in District 29
Announced at the Party - Our area Sicily Restaurant is returning to District 29 in January!!!
Click on the below link to view pictures from the event
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.235182189884711.54762.136610609741870&type=3



Tennesseans reminded to test smoke alarms monthly

Tennesseans reminded to test smoke alarms monthly

Posted: Dec 12, 2011 3:11 AM CSTUpdated: Dec 12, 2011 9:59 AM CST
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak reminds homeowners that smoke alarms should be tested at least monthly.
The suggestion is listed in a safety checklist she provided with the onset of cold weather. Tennessee, she said, has a high rate of fire deaths.
Other recommendations:
Don't leave decorative candles unattended.
Fireplaces should be professionally cleaned before using them during the season.
Furniture, clothing and other combustible materials should not be placed in front of permanent heaters like those on walls or on baseboards. If vents blow warm air, this way there will be little worry about the items catching fire.
Don't smoke in bed or in a chair.
Online:
Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Job Fair today for Nissan in Smyrna

Need A Job: Nissan is hosting job fair today at 9 a.m. at the Tennessee Career Center in Murfreesboro. The Smyrna plant is looking to fill nearly 1,100 positions.

Address: 1313 Old Fort Parkway.

Monday, December 5, 2011

You're Invited to our Annual District 29 Christmas Party on Friday December 9th from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Beautiful Joe C. Davis YMCA Camp Widjiwagan Clark Baker Building.  Please Come Out, Enjoy the Festivities and Please consider bringing Canned food items to support our Second Harvest Food Banks at Una Church of Christ and Hamilton United Methodist Church.
Click on Picture to Enlarge

While donations lag in a sluggish economy, demand on food bank rises
http://nashvillecitypaper.com/content/city-news/while-donations-lag-sluggish-economy-demand-food-bank-rises

Below are Directions to the Joe C. Davis YMCA Camp Widjiwagan Clark Baker Building
http://www.ymcacampwidjiwagan.org/directions

Thursday, November 10, 2011

SIX SERGEANTS BEING PROMOTED TO LIEUTENANT EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 16TH

Congratulations to all of our city's officers most especially Southeast Nashville's very own Sgt. Curtis Watkins who was among those 
 promoted!!!

SIX SERGEANTS BEING PROMOTED TO LIEUTENANT EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 16TH

Posted: Nov 04, 2011 11:08 AM CDTUpdated: Nov 04, 2011 6:44 PM CDT


Development announced for Antioch library, community center

Development announced for Antioch library, community center


Posted: Nov 04, 2011 11:08 AM CDTUpdated: Nov 04, 2011 6:44 PM CDT

Sunday, October 30, 2011

October 22, 2011 District 29 Cleanup a Tremendous Success

Click on the below link to view pictures from the event
What a Day of Work and Pride for District 29! A tremendous number of volunteers, neighbors and our great friends at Public Works, the Sherrif's Department, Goodwill, Shred It and State Representative Janis Sontany with the help of our city's drug court volunteers, our area Boy Scouts and youth helped to make this one of the largest and best events to be held this year. Our Boy Scouts who participated received badges from Metro Beautification Commissioner Karen VanCleave, Mayor Karl Dean, and your Metro Council Member. :-) We also collected canned food items for their drive. Mr. Edwards a District 29 homeowner loved by all who happens to own our District's almost 40 year business Homestyle Bakery provided us with the best doughnuts in town and our Nashboro Starbucks provided us with coffee to start the day as well as our Starbucks in Hickory Hollow. Our area Krystal's also provided breakfast sandwiches which was another wonderful highlight to our morning thanks to the Manager Eddie and his crew. We also had drinks, chips and more from our area Target. Our districts Shell Gas Station Owners Duke and Misty provided ice and so much more and they even helped pick up trash on the sides of our roads. What a Day! We want to thank Sue Paugh, Mike Hassell, Steve Cardin, Phyllis and her husband Leon for cranking up the food on the grill as well as Sue Luttrell, John and Marge Lewis, Linda Maurice, Roy & Jackie Tracey, and many many neighbors who helped to organize and get our teams out to our intersections to take signs down and to clean our main roads. For all who did not get to bring their items on Saturday, we have heard much feedback thanking Public Works and our Sherrifs crews for picking up additional items with the Bulk Clean Up that will continue until the end of this month. We look forward to seeing everyone next year! District 29 Cleaned Up and Cleaned Out! We mean business in keeping our community clean. Thank You!

Shred It and Goodwill Thank You! District 29 Cleanup a Tremendous Success and Save the Date for our District Wide Christmas Party

Goodwill Donation Drive Feedback from District 29 Cleanup Saturday October 22, 2011

From: Natisha Moultry [natisha.moultry@givegw.org]
Sent: Monday, October 24, 2011 1:10 PM
To: Johnson, Karen (Council Member)
Subject: Goodwill Donation Drive
Hello Karen,

I just wanted to thank you for having the Goodwill truck at your community cleanup.  Over sixty three people gave donations to Goodwill.  It is because of donations drives like this that we are able to continue to provide jobs and training to people with disadvantages or disabilities.  Please feel free to contact us again if you need us for any other events.

Thanks,
Natisha Moultry
Community Relations Manager
Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee, Inc
1000 Herman Street
Nashville, TN 37208
p./f.  (615) 346-1601
Our business is changing lives.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Smith Springs Church of Christ Building Rededicati​on in District 29 - Please Share

Smith Springs Church of Christ Building Rededicati​on in District 29 - Please Share

Smith Springs Church of Christ will hold their Sanctuary Re dedication Sunday, October 23 at 10:00 am
We all remember the devastating tornado that ripped through our community and severely damaged and destroyed the sanctuary's for both Priest Lake Presbyterian Church and Smith Springs Church of Christ.  Priest Lake Presbyterian Church had a beautiful re dedication of their sanctuary back in August.  
Please support our neighbors and friends this Sunday at Smith Springs Church of Christ.  Click here for more information.  Thank You!

Bank Fee Information and Invite to Breast Cancer Event

Bank Fee Information and Invite to Breast Cancer Event

Sunday, October 16, 2011

District 29 Bulk Cleanup Maps and Pickup Dates and Shred It, Goodwill, and Dumpsters scheduled for Saturday October 22 Compton's Lot






Metro Approves New Traffic Signal for Dangerous Intersection Castlegate, Clearlake Dr W and Smith Springs Road


Metro Approves New Traffic Signal for Dangerous

Intersection

Residents help push for needed safety measure in Priest Lake area
Page 6 -The News, October 13, 2011

The Metro Traffic and Parking Board gave unanimous approval for a new dual traffic signal that will improve safety at Castlegate Drive and Clearlake Drive West in the Priest Lake Antioch area.  The commission decided Monday afternoon that an intersection that poses visibility problems to motorists, which has been repeatedly denied by Metro, will have a new long awaited traffic signal for both motorist and pedestrian safety.  At the suggestion of the residents and Councilwoman Johnson's appeal, the board decided to approve a split based signal.  Johnson made a request to appeal three prior denials of a traffic signal at the intersection and made a strong case that the intersection be viewed as one entire intersection even though there are two separate streets involved.  "The most important thing to improve is the safety in this area and to get the traffic signal approved, which the board unanimously agreed to after much discussion," Johnson said.  Residents such as Isaac Okoreeh-Baah shared testimony of a child who died in his hands as a result of not having a traffic signal at that location.  Arnett Bodenhamer shared that the community overbuilt without consideration of the current infrastructure.  Other residents who live in the area and the adjacent Metro Council district shared major problems with visibility and having nearly deadly encounters trying to turn onto Smith Springs Rd.  The Traffic and Parking Board's approval will now move to the Metro Council and Mayor Karl Dean's office for funding approval.  Installation will be scheduled immediately following.  

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Priest Lake area getting new tornado sirens - WSMV Channel 4

Priest Lake area getting new tornado sirens - WSMV Channel 4

Posted: Sep 27, 2011 6:29 AM CDTUpdated: Sep 27, 2011 8:14 AM CDT
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -
Two new tornado sirens will be installed in the Priest Lake area, according to District 29 councilwoman Karen Johnson.
In February, two churches along Smith Springs Road were damaged during a severe storm.
The warning sirens will be placed at Lake View Elementary School and the Smith Springs pumping station.
Johnson said the tornado sirens will be installed within the next six months.
Copyright WSMV 2011. All rights reserved.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Invitation to Inauguration Ceremony

Invitation to Inauguration Ceremony

New Metro Council offers greater diversity than previous body


New Metro Council offers greater diversity than previous body

By Joey Garrison

Davidson County’s new Metro Council is slightly more diverse than the last, with the 40-member legislative body featuring one more African-American, two additional females and the council’s first Hispanic officeholder.
The arrival of the council’s first Latino came in August when District 31 Councilman Fabian Bedne, of Argentinean descent, won outright in his South Nashville-area race. Five races were still pending before last week’s runoffs. Outcomes put the final stamp on the make-up of a new 2011-15 council that has 17 newcomers. 
The council that convened for the final time in August featured nine African-American members and nine women. When the new council meets for the first time in October the 40-member legislative body will have 10 African-American members and 11 women.  READ MORE

A look at the study of potential Sounds stadium sites — and the architecture firm overseeing it


A look at the study of potential Sounds stadium sites — and the architecture firm overseeing it

By Joey Garrison

By the time Bruce Miller arrived in Memphis in the late 1990s, a long-neglected stretch along downtown’s Union Avenue had already been pegged as the home for a new Triple-A minor league baseball stadium. 
All it needed was some blueprints — a plan, a vision.  
Working in tandem with a local architecture firm, Miller led Kansas-City based HOK Sport’s role in designing what would become Auto Zone Park, home of the Memphis Redbirds, still the most expensive minor league stadium ever, a city-assisted investment that baseball and urban enthusiasts say provided a needed jolt to decaying downtown Memphis since its 2000 opening. Condos with spectacular field views flank the outfield walls. A hotel and restaurants occupy previously forgotten real estate. A retail center known as Peabody Place popped up just down the street. Inside the ballpark, fans swarmed to the seats, though attendance has since dropped. 
“At the time we first came to Memphis, it was pretty rough,” Miller told The City Paper, recalling the stretch of parking lots and ramshackle buildings now occupied by Auto Zone Park. “It was a rundown area of town, not perceived to be all that safe, and pretty downtrodden economically. I think the ballpark certainly changed that perception. READ MORE

Sunday, September 18, 2011

TVA Rate Impacts - October 2011


TVA implemented a new rate structure on April 1; the new structure includes seasonal rates in addition to a monthly Fuel Cost Adjustment.  The TVA board recently also approved a wholesale base rate increase of 3.08%. 
NES evaluates the impacts that the TVA rates have on NES customers’ bills each month, and we have recently completed the bill effects evaluations for the October 2011 bills.  The average residential home with 1,300 kWh usage will have a bill of $130.86, approximately a 3.3% decrease from last month.   There are two factors which contribute to lower rates in October despite TVA’s base rate increase:  1) the seasonal transitional rate and 2) a reduction in the fuel cost adjustment.  TVA’s base rate for the month of October is the “transitional rate” (as opposed to the summer rates that apply in September).  The monthly Fuel Cost Adjustment for residential customers for the month decreased from 0.850 cents per kWh to 0.503 cents per kWh. 
TVA’s rates are increasingly complicated. 
Please let me know if you have any questions and I will work to get them answered.  Thank you.

Company will drop pursuit of digital billboard in Antioch


Company will drop pursuit of digital billboard in Antioch

The city’s Board of Zoning Appeals granted Richardson Outdoor Advertising’s application for a 50-foot-tall digital board at Bell and Murfreesboro roads earlier this year. But Metro attorneys sued the zoning appeals board in an attempt to overturn the decision three weeks ago.
Lora Fox, a Metro attorney, confirmed today that Richardson’s attorney, Jim Murphy, told the city his client now plans to drop the digital billboard application and seek a permit for a tri-fold sign instead.
“I have not seen the amended application yet,” Fox wrote in an email. “But if Richardson drops its request for a digital sign and receives a permit for a tri-fold sign, it will make the lawsuit moot and Metro will dismiss the suit against the BZA.”
Murphy, a former Metro law director, said he expects Richardson to file the amended application soon.
“It was just a business decision,” he said. “They wanted to move on.”

Fire Hall 35 Grand Opening Pictures in Southeast Nashville

Thank you for everyone who helped to celebrate the grand opening of Engine 35 off Hobson Pike which is now located in our neighboring Metro Council District 33.  This makes way for the construction of the new fire hall for Metro Council District 29.  Our firefighters appreciate the community's overwhelming support.
Click here to view pictures from Metro Governments Official Photographer Gary Layda for Fire Hall 35 Opening

Pictures from Metro Council 911 Observance in Nashville


Click here to view official Metro Pictures by Metro Photographer Gary Layda from Metro Council's 911 Observance 



Click here to view More Pictures from the Metro Council Observance from former Councilman Randy Foster

Multiple trash bin costs headed higher in Davidson County


METRO WANTS TO CUT LANDFILL COSTS, FOSTER RECYCLING

IN AN EFFORT TO CUT LANDFILL COSTS AND PUSH RECYCLING, METRO PUBLIC WORKS WILL BEGIN CHARGING ADDITIONAL FEES NEXT SUMMER TO BUSINESSES AND HOMEOWNERS THAT USE MULTIPLE TRASH BINS. AS OF JULY 1, ALL NASHVILLE AND OTHER URBAN SERVICES DISTRICT HOMEOWNERS AND BUSINESS OWNERS WHO USE MORE THAN TWO TRASH BINS WILL BE CHARGED ABOUT $10 TO $15 IN COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL FEES FOR EACH ADDITIONAL BIN, SAID PUBLIC WORKS SPOKESWOMAN GWEN HOPKINS-GLASCOCK. THE BROWN TRASH CARTS ARE DISTRIBUTED AT NO COST, BUT THE CITY PAYS $32.50 PER TON FOR DISPOSING OF ABOUT 11,000 TONS OF WASTE EACH MONTH IN LANDFILLS. READ MORE

District 29 Childrens Mural Unveiling at Hamilton Creek Apartments


Click here to view pictures from the District 29 Childrens Mural Unveiling at Hamilton Creek Apartments
Over the summer, WCO held an art camp for “at risk kids “ages 5-13, where 23 children participated in the completion of a mural, “Young Voices, Big Visions,” led by the well-known Nashville artist, Jairo Prado. The project took place over a three-week period; with the focus of the mural being a reflection of the youth in their present community as well as their future self-portraits in the community. They were able to complete a new mural thanks to the efforts of Hickory Hollow's Jerry's Artarama, Woodbine Community Organization (WCO), the Frist Center, and Funds for At-Risk Youth grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC).

Metro Council District 29 E-Newsletter from Councilwoman Karen Y Johnson regarding Neighborhood Grant Program

Metro Council District 29 E-Newsletter from Councilwoman Karen Y Johnson regarding Neighborhood Grant Program

Friday, September 9, 2011

You're Invited to the 10th Annual Observance Ceremony of September 11, 2001, this Sunday, September 11, 2011 at Downtown Library from 3:15 - 4:30 pm

You're Invited to the Grand Opening of Fire Station 35 in Southeast Nashville

THHAP The Hickory Hollow Action Partnership Group Meeting Tuesday September 13 @ 8:30 am

THHAP Meeting

September 13, 2011 at Freeland Chevy at 8:30 A.M.


Please attend this meeting to find out what is new in “your”  neighborhood.
Please forward this invitation on to anyone that is interested in what is going on in the Hickory Hollow area.
THHAP is an organization that was formed to enhance the Hickory Hollow Business District through the combined efforts of business leaders and area residents. In conjunction with community organizations support from the Metro Nashville Police Department, the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Chamber South Area Advisory Council, among others. THHAP will play a major role in everything from business recruitment and crime mitigation to beautification and community spirit efforts. The goal is to renew the focus on the area that will lead the rebirth of Hickory Hollow as a new business hub in Middle Tennessee.
       www.THHAP.org Call Carol 731-300 x 0 or Judi 731-9911 if you have questions.


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Councilwoman makes plea for Antioch community center, park

Councilwoman makes plea for Antioch community center, park

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 5:22pm