Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Castlegate, 30th Anniversary for Night Out Against Crime for District 29, NAZA in Southeast Nashville, Going Deep Football Camp, Smith Springs Road Update, District and Community Meeting Announcements

The project is approximately 50% complete given the other work involved:  filling, pressure testing, disinfecting, sampling, service line and valve tie-ins, and paving.
1)            The construction zone next week will be between Butler and Bell Road.  Construction zone safety remains a top priority.
2)            MWS and Public Works continue to monitor the traffic situation daily.

Sue Amos
Director's Office
Metro Water Services
1600 Second Avenue North
Nashville, TN  37208
(O) 615.862.4552
1)      In order to be more consistent, Smith Springs Road will close to thru traffic at 7:30 a.m. and reopen at 5:00 p.m.
IMPORTANT NOTE...the contractor will strive to reopen the road at 5:00 p.m. daily.  Occasionally, however, a construction situation may require them to work past 5:00 p.m.   To date, this has happened only twice since April 15th.
2)      Messages boards will be changed to reflect the following:
"Closed to thru traffic
  7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
3)      The work week will be Monday thru Friday weather permitting.  The contractor will NOT work on Saturdays.
4)      Traffic Control Officers will be on the detour route in the mornings from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and again in the afternoon from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to assist with traffic flow.



CNAP (Crossings Nashville Action Partnership Meeting)
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
8:30 am -9:30 am
Nashville State Community College - (old Dillard's Building at former Hickory Hollow Mall.)
Please visit the facebook page for updates and more information. 


Community Meeting with New Mall Owners
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
6:30 pm

Councilmembers Dowell, Duvall, Dominy, Bedne, Potts and I are hosting with the Global Mall Management. ( I will only be there during the beginning due to a previously scheduled meeting with the Castlegate Civic Club Association in District 29), however please attend if you can.  The purpose of the meeting is for you to hear from the owners regarding their vision for the space. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions and express any concerns you have with the property. 
There is a planned agenda that includes a presentation of the vision, plan and use as well as an hour for questions/answers. If you want to submit questions in advance, please email them to jacobia.dowell@nashville.gov  and the mall manager Ravi Shethka at ravi@globalmallatthecrossings.com and copy me karen.johnson@nashville.gov.

Farmer's Market at the Crossings
Reminder:  Held every 2nd and 4th Saturday
Next Market:  Saturday June 22, 2013
8:00 am - 12 noon
Hickory Hollow Parkway
Parking lot of  The Crossings Plaza which is directly across from Freeland Chevrolet
Please visit the facebook page for updates and more information.

HIGHLIGHT:  One of our very own District 29 Neighborhood Leaders Ms. Joyce Huddleston with Muffins and More! - Please make sure to visit her booth!

Our first two planning meetings were very successful!  We are planning a great event this year!  Please........we need additional volunteers to ensure everything planned goes smoothly for the anticipated attendance.  Also we want all neighborhood associations to participate.  We have a special presentation for all associations and much more, so please email me if your association plans to set up a table at the event also. Please join us for the next planning meeting with our community affairs officer Sgt. Jeffrey White on Thursday, June 20 at 6:30 pm, 429 Safford View Drive which is off Mossdale Drive in our district.  Come prepared to help with a project.  For more information please email me atkaren.johnson@nashville.gov.  Also I invite all Neighborhood Association Presidents and leaders to this month's District 29 office hours which is scheduled for the 4th Saturday June 22, 2013 from 10-12 noon at the First Tennessee Bank Nashboro location conference room.  

Mayor Dean has led an effort to increase access to quality afterschool programs for middle-school students across the city. In 2010, Mayor Dean launched the Nashville After Zone Alliance, which initially engaged seven afterschool providers to serve 200 students in the Maplewood/Stratford feeder middle schools. NAZA partners just celebrated their 2012-13 accomplishments: 700 students in 26 programs, from East Nashville to Whites Creek and along the Nolensville Road corridor.
A fourth afterzone in Cane Ridge/Antioch opens in the fall.
I am excited to share that a New Director has been selected for Southeast Nashville.  Her name is Morlunda Lattimore.  
She will be overseeing zone activities for the YMCA of Middle Tennessee which is the coordinating agency for the Southeast zone.  

Some updates below that are district related!
(I am working on many many more, however I wanted to highlight just a few.) 
Last week we approved the Metro Government's 1.8 billion dollar budget and the public hearing was held on the Capital budget.  We will vote on the capital budget Tuesday, June 11th.  Additionally, I have submitted again wish list items for the CIB to be considered for funding in the Mayor's Capital Spending plan.  In order for them to be considered they have to be first listed in the CIB.  I will share a recap of the Operating Budget, Capital Budget and the CIB in the next newsletter.  Thank you for all of the emails with input on the budget.  
  • Constituent update:  I attended the environmental court hearing for a case that I have been working on with a neighbor in Nashboro Woods Neighborhood Association on Wed 5/29 for 2617 Mesa Drive and met the owner of this property. He was fined and all codes violations should be corrected as of Monday, June 10th
  • From John Kennedy with Stormwater- Update:  The resident whose headwall was broken at 1020 Flintlock which was fixed asked the Metro Water official who came out to look at the amount of water that runs behind her home after heavy rain. Further investigation in the stormwater office determined that there was a prior project planned there. It was reactivated at that point for consideration of surveying and construction plans to be considered for funding. Currently I am working on getting this project funded.
  • A special thanks to District 29 Leader Arnett Bodenhamer who attended a follow up meeting with the Planning Commission, Metro Water rep's, and Bill Herbert our city's zoning administrator regarding the property next to the Salt Bin off Smith Springs Road.  We left the meeting with the following report. http://www.newschannel5.com/story/21926624/south-nashville-residentshttp://www.newschannel5.com/story/19969706/neighbors-feel-deceived-by-developershttp://wsmv.membercenter.worldnow.com/story/21560570/antioch-residents-say-development-not-what-was-promised .  REPORT:  1.) Developer is on notice - hours of operation are restricted to 6 am until 9 pm.      2.) To eliminate mud being on main road i.e. Smith Springs road, metro water has now required a water control construction entrance where the length and depth of access to road is farther back.  3.) Public works is working on the truck size limitation and they are monitoring the number of vehicles coming and going on the road.  Currently the operation supposedly is only a filling operation so the traffic study is not required.  However due to the report at the meeting from residents they are reviewing if concrete, metal and rebar and an extensive mulching operation is taking place which will require a traffic impact study since it is within close proximity to a residential area and the increase from just one operation triggers the study as required by Metro.  4.) The truck in the front has to be moved in 10 days from Monday 4/15/13.     5.)4 year review in 2015 determines inactive or active and compliance.    6.)Developer has agreed with all parties to provide heavy buffering to screen Smith Springs road view. Follow up meetings will take place for ongoing monitoring.
  • A positive facebook post that I would like to share!  This is for the area at the end of Anderson Road at Couchville Pk.  Thank You!
    Thanks Karen for your connections with Metro in getting the "No Parking" signs. They were installed yesterday; now on to getting people to comply. We had 15 cars parked in the no parking area yesterday afternoon.

Held Every 4th Saturday
Saturday, June 22, 2013
First Tennessee Bank, Nashboro location
10:00 am - 12 noon
This month I invite all Neighborhood Association Presidents and Leaders!

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