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.