Friday, November 23, 2012

District 29 Annual Christmas Event

Hope to see everyone there.  Music, free food, prizes and more.  Don't forget to bring canned goods for the Second Harvest Food Bank!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Nashboro No More Apartments - Please Sign the Petition



http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/nashboro-no-more-apartments-stand-up-to-make-your-v.html
Please sign the petition. 
The Public Hearing is scheduled at the Metro Council, December 4, 2012 at 6:30 pm.  Please make plans to attend and to make your voice heard.  It is very important we have the community present at the meeting.  

PETITION BACKGROUND (PREAMBLE):

The neighborhood and community has a vote of no confidence in Vastland's ability to follow through based on their past history of foreclosure and desertion of a project in Nashboro formally known as Glencrest Townhomes located within one quarter mile of the property they are proposing to develop.

PETITION:

We, the undersigned neighbors would like to express opposition to the oversaturation of apartments and development that is not in keeping with the character of the Nashboro Village area. The traffic conditions have changed significantly since the PUD was approved in the 70's.

Vastland has heard from many residents to include our Councilwoman regarding the negative traffic impact, the loss of the only green space remaining, the inconsistency of character and its impact on the quality of life for all residents that the proposed 3-6 story apartment development would create.

We are asking the Metro Council to Please Vote to support BL2012-301 without amendments.

Help Save our Target Store in Cane Ridge, Hickory Hollow, Antioch - Sign the Petition

http://www.newschannel5.com/story/20075536/residents-petition-to-keep-antioch-target-open

http://www.wkrn.com/story/20077829/residents-start-petition-to-save-hickory-hollow-target



PETITION STATEMENT
PLEASE SAVE OUR ANTIOCH TARGET STORE! WE NEED YOU, WE WANT YOU!

Petition Background

We the citizens of Antioch,TN are petitioning and pleading for the TARGET STORE at 5330 Cane Ridge Road (Cane Ridge) to remain in our community as we need you to help us continue to revitalize our community. This store has been in our community for over 31 years, and is an added value to the entire business mix within the surrounding districts of Antioch/Cane Ridge. With our city being the largest in the Davidson county with a population of over 50,000, our demographics demonstrate that we are a very diverse community both socially and economically, and certainly can benefit from the products and services that this TARGET provides. Again we are asking that you reconsider the closing of this store, and SAVE OUR ANTIOCH TARGET!

http://signon.org/sign/save-our-antioch-target.fb23?source=s.icn.fb&r_by=3880733http://signon.org/sign/save-our-antioch-target.fb23?source=s.icn.fb&r_by=3880733

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Site 14 Pond/Park Property in Nashboro - Planning Commission Action Update

As an update from Thursday November 8, 2012 Planning Commission Public Hearing Site 14 Pond/Park Property Thank you to everyone who emailed, wrote emails and signed the petition. Keep getting signatures. We have a goal to reach before going before the Metro Council. The legislation was passed as submitted with the exception of the height restriction and the word townhomes being removed. The height was requested for 2 stories. The multi family designation in the legislation was that the multi family be townhomes (should this be built). The planning staff and commission approved 4 stories. This will now move to the Metro Council public hearing which is scheduled for December 4, 2012 at 6:30pm at the Metro Council Chambers in the Historic Courthouse downtown. Your help is needed to support the legislation as submitted without amendments.

Site 27 Daycare Property in Nashboro - Planning Commission Action Update

As an update from Thursday November 8, 2012 Planning Commission Public Hearing Site 27 Daycare – property next to Gran Dale Manor The Legislation was passed as submitted with conditions to ensure the safety of children and with the fencing options agreed upon by the steering committee for Nashboro, the developer and planning. Fencing in the legislation included wrought iron, brick, stone, aluminum or wooden consistent with other fencing within Nashboro Village. This keeps in tact the character of Nashboro and holds the developer in writing to standards and conditions set by the community. The Planning Staff deleted only 1 condition which I concurred with on behalf of the community as this condition for the number of children is required by the building codes division for metro and the state department responsible for daycare regulations. The condition for landscaping was approved as submitted but the wording was refined and revised to reflect the metro code language. The purpose for the steering committee for Nashboro placing the landscaping requirement in the legislation was to screen the play area and protect the children.

Site 15 Commercial Property in Nashboro - Planning Commission Action Update

As an update from Thursday November 8, 2012 Planning Commission Public Hearing Site 15 – Commercial – property across from the pond The legislation was deferred to allow the developer, staff, and the steering committee for Nashboro to continue working to refine the retail restrictions that were listed in the legislation so that what we list can be interpreted correctly by the zoning administrator. The concern was that the items Liquor store, Beer & Cigarette market, Grocery Store, Convenience Drive In-Market could exclude all retail on the site.

Please pray for the family of Wayne Jones Jr

Please pray for Jones Family. Our community lost coach Wayne Jones Jr. who was very active serving others most especially children in our community.

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20121108/SPORTS06/311080050/TSU-football-player-dies-after-collapsing-practice?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|

Funeral arrangements still pending.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Patton, John (MNPD)
Date: Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 10:00 AM
Subject: FW: Death Of 2000 Una Alumni
To: "Karen Johnson (Council Member)"
With saddest regards, I'd like to announce the death of a UNA Alumni. Wayne Jones Jr., the son of Wayne Jones Sr. and Sonya Jones expired yesterday, November 7, 2012. He died doing the thing that he loved most and that was playing football as a freshman for Tennessee State University. Wayne started in our program as a five year old and played until he was twelve years old where he finished up on our Triple A team. He had always come back to the park along with other alumni during Saturday games. Take time out to keep Wayne Sr. and Sonya in your prayers. The Pee-Wee team will play at halftime of the Brentwood Academy/Briarcrest football game at Brentwood Academy on November 9, 2012. We are requesting from Brentwood Academy a moment of silence in Wayne Jones' honor before we take the field. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. I will update everyone once the arrangements have been completed. Life is a simple thing and God holds all the answers. Sometimes we're not privy to His master plan. What we don't understand bothers us sometimes, however, we should remember that all things have some purpose. Coach John Patton

Target to Close Store in Hickory Hollow, Antioch, Cane Ridge

http://pressroom.target.com/news/target-to-close-store-in-cane-ridge

November 07, 2012 MINNEAPOLIS Target today announces that it will close its Cane Ridge, Tenn. store located at 5330 Cane Ridge Road at the close of business Feb. 2, 2013.
The store opened in 1981 and is being closed after careful consideration of the financial performance of this specific location. All eligible store team members are being offered the option to transfer to nearby Target stores. Cane Ridge Target guests can visit the following Target locations, as well as Target.com, for their shopping needs. Nashville East Target 3171 Lebanon Pike Nashville, Tenn. Phone: 615-889-4734 Pharmacy: 615-238-9915 Smyrna SuperTarget 803 Industrial Blvd. Smyrna, Tenn. Phone: 615-768-3017 Pharmacy: 615-768-3018 Brentwood Target 780 Old Hickory Blvd. Brentwood, Tenn. Phone: 615-238-0127 Pharmacy: 615-238-0127 Mount Juliet Target 401 S. Mount Juliet Road Mount Juliet, Tenn. Phone: 615-773-2800 Pharmacy: 615-773-2828 About Target Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1,781 stores across the United States and at Target.com. The company plans to open its first stores in Canada in 2013. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $4 million a week. For more information about Target’s commitment to corporate responsibility, visit Target.com/hereforgood. TAGS: Real Estate, Stores, Corporate

Monday, November 5, 2012

Continue to Pray for Families affected by Hurricane Sandy - Ways you can help

http://www.wkrn.com/story/19958544/how-to-help-victims-of-hurricane-sandy Please continue to pray for the many many families affected by Hurricane Sandy. The above link provides a list of ways you can help these families and areas affected. Executive Director Joe Dudney with the Churches of Christ Disaster Relief effort said he hopes more money will be donated in the coming days to help the estimated 60 million people in as many as 13 states.

Neighbors Feel Deceived By Developers

NewsChannel5.com | Nashville News, Weather The video is being posted for the story posted earlier and below on this blog. http://www.wtvf.com/story/19969706/neighbors-feel-deceived-by-developers