Friday, December 25, 2015

Holiday Trash Pickup for Christmas, Recycling Your Christmas Trees and our District 29 Metro Nashville Holiday Lights Winner

Holiday Trash Pick-up!!!!!

Customers who have a normal trash and recycle pick up on Friday, it's Christmas Day! All Friday customers will be serviced on Saturday, December 26th, so make sure your carts are out by 7 am on Saturday!


A Heartfelt Thank You is extended to our Community Wide Christmas Party Planning Committee and Volunteers who sacrificed their time to make sure our community had a wonderfully blessed event, which included Sue Paugh, Lynn (Creo Diva) Jones, Cynthia Dirkson, Phyllis Stinson, Rene Mercer, Alice Stinson, Mike & Bonnie Hassell,  Andrea Trice, Delishia Porterfield, Alma Sanford, Latasha Jones, Sue Luttrell, Lorinda Hale, Emily Hale, Brandon Herndon, Carol Joselyn, Joyce Hereford, Therese Brumfield, Deirdre Young, Judge Lynda Jones, David Chilton, Mike & Karen VanCleave, Councilwoman Tanaka Vercher, Councilman Sam Coleman, Councilman Fabian Bedne



Click HERE to view all of the pictures from this year's event!

Photography by Lexus Johnson and Mike VanCleave
A Very Special Thank you to our Caterer this year, District 33's Angie Watson and her entire staff and family, District 29's DJ  Jaye Roberts of J.F.E.V.R Enterprises, Lighthouse Christian School Choir, YMCA Camp Widjiwagan and to our Sponsors listed below:
Vice Mayor David Briley, Judge Steve Dozier, Attorney David Waynick, Judge Randy Kennedy, Judge Kelvin Jones, Councilman At Large John Cooper, Property Assessor George Rooker, Juvenile Court Clerk David Smith, George Clark with Outdoor Pro Wash, School Board Member Tyese Hunter, Circuit Court Clerk Ricky Rooker, Duke & Misty at Antioch Shell Station, Homestyle Bakery, Holiday Inn Express Antioch, Shineworthy Tea, Councilwoman Tanaka Vercher, Trustee Charlie Cardwell, Omni Nashville Hotel, Liquor World Antioch, Angelo's Picnic Pizza, Global Mall, Isaac Okoreeh-Baah, Councilman At Large Bob Mendes, Judge Lynda Jones, Councilman At Large Jim Shulman, School Board Member Will Pinkston, Councilman Sam Coleman, H&T's Homecooking, Ben Freeland with Freeland Chevrolet


A NOTE FROM THE TOYS FOR TOTS REPRESENTATIVE
A few of the photos we took are below.  Again, both Barbi and I thank you for donating to the Toys for Tots drive this year.  We will be delivering these to the Marine base by December 15th so they will have time to get into homes for this Christmas.  All of the families in District 28, 29 and 33 will have certainly made the holidays brighter for many children this year.  Please share my appreciation to Karen, Taneka and Sam.
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District 29 Holiday Lights Winner:  2928 Kinwood Drive


Your Gift to the Earth - Christmas Tree-cycling
Let recycling your Christmas tree become an annual holiday tradition
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- No matter where you live in Davidson County, recycling your Christmas tree is easy! Metro Public Works has teamed up with Metro Parks and Recreation to offer Davidson County residents an environmentally friendly and convenient way to dispose of their Christmas Trees again this year.
Last year, Nashvillians dropped off almost 17,000 trees for recycling through the Christmas Tree Recycling Drop-Off Program!
The Christmas Tree Recycling Drop-off program will run from Dec. 28 to Feb. 15 at the following locations:
Cane Ridge Park, Una Recreation Center, Whitfield Park, Cedar Hill Park, Two Rivers Park, Joelton Community Center, Sevier Park, Richland Park, Elmington Park, Edwin Warner Park, Lakewood City Hall
Trees must be cleaned of all ornaments, lights, wire, string and other decor before bringing them to be tree-cycled. No artificial trees can be accepted. Please do not dump any other items at these drop-off locations.
Public Works will take the trees to the Bordeaux Mulching Facility to be chipped and composted into mulch. Natural brown mulch, made from Christmas trees and yard brush, is sold at the facility for $9.50 a cubic yard. The Bordeaux Mulching Facility is open Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Recycling Christmas trees into mulch, rather than putting them in the trash, keeps them out of landfills and helps save Metro the cost of disposal fees.
Let recycling your Christmas tree become an annual holiday tradition – your gift to the Earth!
For more information about Nashville’s recycling programs, call 615-862-8750 or visit our website at www.nashville.gov/Public-Works


 

Monday, December 7, 2015

Reminder Tonight Combined Community Meeting with Councilwoman Tanaka Vercher with our Chief of Police Steve Anderson, Commander Trickey, Commander Brandimore, and all Officers who Patrol our area

UPDATE:
DISTRICTS 28 & 29 COMMUNITY MEETING, 12/7/2015
Council Representatives Tanaka Vercher & Karen Y. Johnson
(Unofficial notes by Dean McIntyre)

AGENDA: The purpose of the meeting was to provide an opportunity for meeting, learning, discussion, questions, answers, and future planning between residents of South Nashville neighborhoods and law enforcement officials.
POLICE CHIEF STEVE ANDERSON gave an introductory vision, overview and goals of police. Nashville is growing, adding 82 new residents per day. Future goals include more precincts, smaller precincts, providing better coverage. It’s unusual for the chief to attend such meetings, but he was with us for the entire meeting and brought leaders of his whole team.
COMMANDER PAUL TRICKEY, SOUTH PRECINCT (which covers all of District 28 and a portion of District 29 on the Hamilton Church, Owendale, Forest View and Edge O Lake side) spoke on crime stats, response times & speed enforcement. Gave suggestions for vehicle safety: don’t keep phones & computers in open sight inside cars. There are 25-30 thefts from vehicles per week. COMMANDER PRESTON BRANDIMORE, HERMITAGE PRECINCT spoke briefly, explaining Hermitage Precinct relates more to District 29 and Nashboro Village/Woods. He introduced Community Coordinators, Officers Rafael Fernandez (South) and Jeffrey White (Hermitage) as primary contacts for residents. They spoke of holiday crime prevention, neighborhood watches, and police-citizen partnerships. Statistics: 1) 62% of crimes are theft & larceny; 2) 16% are aggravated assault; 3) 14% are residential burglaries. District 29 has seen an increase of 36 crimes in 2015 over 2014. To contact Officer Fernandez, call 615-880-3182, or email rafael.fernandez@nashville.gov. A HANDOUT SHEET WAS SHARED BY Officer Jeffrey White which included information on interactive crime maps, the Hermitage Precinct Newsletter, Trespass Waiver, how to join the email list to receive weekly crime reports and Nashville Crimestoppers information. To contact Officer White, call 615-880-1776, or email jeffrey.white@nashville.gov
COMMANDER PRESTON BRANDIMORE, HERMITAGE PRECINCT spoke briefly, explaining Hermitage Precinct relates more to District 29 and Nashboro Village/Woods. He introduced Community Coordinators, Officers Rafael Fernandez (South) and Jeffrey White (Hermitage) as primary contacts for residents. They spoke of holiday crime prevention, neighborhood watches, and police-citizen partnerships. Statistics: 1) 62% of crimes are theft & larceny; 2) 16% are aggravated assault; 3) 14% are residential burglaries. District 29 has seen an increase of 36 crimes in 2015 over 2014. To contact Officer Fernandez, call 615-880-3182, or email rafael.fernandez@nashville.gov
DRUGS & GANG RELATED CRIME: Officer Michael Freels reported gang crime is less in Nashville than in many cities, and it is decreasing. Police are working with schools, organizations and communities to combat drugs & gang crime.
NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: Police encouraged citizens and neighborhoods to participate in efforts that have proven to lower crime.
Additional discussion on homeless people and groups soliciting donations in buckets at street corners. Police noted that this was legal as long as they stayed out of the street and traffic, remaining on grass, sidewalks and parking lots. Groups venturing out into traffic should be reported.
NON-EMERGENCY POLICE PHONE LINE: For non-emergencies when life and immediate danger are not the case, use phone number 615-862-8600.


Sunday, October 25, 2015

YLC Alumna Karen Johnson Elected President Pro Tem by Metro Council Members

By Diane Hayes Executive Director at Young Leaders Council






YLC Alumna Karen Johnson Elected President Pro Tem by Metro Council Members


Congratulations to District 29 Metro Council Member Karen Y. Johnson (Class 39), who was elected this week President Pro Tem by Metro Council members for 2015-16. Members elect a President Pro Tem to serve in the absence of the Vice Mayor, who is the President of the Metro Council and serves as its presiding officer. Karen is a human resources professional who earned a Master's degree in Business Administration from Trevecca Nazarene University. She is a graduate of Leadership Nashville and selected nationally as a fellow with the National League of Cities National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials.
“It’s a great honor to be chosen by my colleagues to serve as President Pro Tem. In the absence of the Vice Mayor, I look forward to serving and representing the Members of Council in this leadership capacity. Together we will continue the exciting momentum present in our city while allowing new ideas that will help create a more responsive city government,” said Johnson.
She is the third African American woman to fill this seat.

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92Q's Gospel Diva Connie Dennell Visits H & T's Homecooking

Thank you to the Gospel Diva of Nashville the talented and super awesome Connie Denell Cato for spotlighting all week and on Sunday H&T's Home Cooking! The crowd was great. The giveaways were well received. Thank you 92Q for promoting one of Southeast Nashville's great restaurants. We Love the 92Q Family!



























GNAR Reception with Mayor Megan Barry and Metro Councilmembers

Thank you GNAR ( Greater Nashville Association of Realtors) President Cindy Stanton for inviting Mayor Megan Barry, Councilmembers and State Senators and Representatives this past week. With Councilmembers Russ Pulley 25 Mina Johnson Robert Swope Kathleen Murphy DeCosta Hastings Burkley M Allen Colby Sledge Freddie O'Connell Davette Dennison Blalock The information exchange and warm reception to start out our terms with our Realtor's listening and learning was great.

NAZA (Nashville After School Zone Alliance) After School Alliance in Southeast Nashville invites Metro Council Members for Tour

Thank you Morlunda Brooks Lattimore for inviting councilmembers from Southeast Nashville to Tour the Afterschool site at the Southeast Regional Community Center. I love your goal to make sure all of our students have access to NAZA programs for every Middle School in our area i.e. Apollo Middle, Kennedy Middle, Thurgood Marshall Middle, Antioch Middle and Margaret Allen Middle. The work Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation does in partnership with the program is outstanding and ensures our children's focus is on Education and learning and their success. Nashville After Zone Alliance Great seeing Councilwoman Jacobia Dowell. Councilwoman Tanaka Vercher joined by phone. Councilman Fabian Bedne met up with leaders at one of the Cane Ridge sites. A great day for our children!
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