Monday, February 8, 2016

Mark Your Calendars: Community Meetings, Mayor Megan Barry Cuts Ribbon for SE Nashville and more

Mayor Megan Barry, Metro Public Works’ Cut Ribbon on the City’s 4th Convenience Center

Ezell Pike Center - Located behind the South Police Precinct (OPENING MONDAY JANUARY 25, 2016 AT 8:30 AM)
5113 Harding Place (convenience center is on Ezell Pike just off Harding Place)
Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 880-2530
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 7:30am-5:00pm and Sun. Noon-4:00pm
New facility offers residents in the Southern part of Nashville more convenient access to services including recycling and household hazardous waste disposal.
Features convenient access for waste & recycling disposal, green elements, educational programs and information NASHVILLE, Tenn. –Mayor Megan Barry and Metro Public Works, joined by Councilmember Holly Huezo, Councilmember Tanaka Vercher, Councilmember Karen Johnson, Davidson County Sheriff Office representatives, and Nashville citizens cut the ribbon on the Ezell Pike Convenience Center.
Metro Council members Holly Huezo, Karen Johnson, Tanaka Vercher attended, along with staff from the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office, project partners, and citizens who braved the cold to become among the first customers to use the facility.
The facility is the newest addition to Nashville’s household hazardous waste and recycling facilities. The approximately 3 ½ acre site is located on Metro property, a portion of which is used by the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office.  This location offers residents in the Southern part of Nashville more direct access to services including recycling and household hazardous waste disposal.
“It’s important that we all, as citizens of our great city, work every day to reduce waste. And when we have it, we need to dispose of it properly,” said Mayor Barry. “Making it easier for South Nashville residents to recycle and dispose of waste will help to make a cleaner city. That’s how we keep building on the strong quality of life Nashville is known for.”
"I am extremely excited to have our new recycling center in the 13th district. I appreciate Sheriff Hall being involved in this endeavor and supportive of locating the facility on that property. This will definitely encourage more of our community to go green. I urge everyone to make use of this new resource,” District 13 Council Member Holly Huezo said.
The convenience center is Nashville's second household hazardous waste facility. Metro Nashville is the only city or county in the state with multiple household hazardous waste facilities. Metro's Household hazardous waste facilities are open 7 days/week for convenience access.
“This newest facility to our network of convenience centers is designed to optimize the management of solid waste and emphasize waste diversion and recycling,” Public Works Director Mark Macy said. “I am appreciative of our community partners who have worked together on this project and to improve our environment.”
Led by Metro Public Works Engineering, Project Partners include the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office, MTA, Rock City Construction Co., Inc. and Triad Environmental Consultants.
The center accepts recycling, household trash, bulky items (couches, stoves, etc.), brush, tires & household hazardous waste, and will host on-site educational field trips, meetings and workshops. Hours of operation are Mon.-Sat. 7:30am-5:00pm and Sun. Noon-4:00pm
In the last 6 months, Metro residents have recycled 25,000 tons through Metro’s recycling programs including household hazardous waste, brush, curbside recycling, drop offs, and convenience centers.
Find more information about Metro’s recycling programs.
Please Share this information with neighbors!  This will help reduce illegal dumping in throughout our district! 

Sat. 2/13 - 10:00 to 11:30 a.m
. and every SATURDAY through March - Easter Egg Hunt & Festival Planning Committee.  Saturday, February 13 meeting will be held in the Global Mall party room across from the Ford Ice center's front entrance.  To be added to the emails for all planning meetings, write an e-mail to
Sat. 3/26 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - 13th Annual Southeast Nashville Easter Egg Hunt & Festival at the S.E. Community Center and Park.  For information call 615-828-5470.

The Call for Artists for the Arts at the Airport 2016 Flying Solo Exhibition Series is now OPEN for submissions. The deadline to apply is March 31.

Data will empower the public to partner with Metro departments & agencies to co-create innovative web resources, insightful analytics on public programs & services, and civic apps for the community.
Visit  to explore.

Nashvillians Invited to Apply for Citizen Police Academy Classes that Begin in March

          Nashvillians interested in learning about the inner workings of their police department and its enforcement/investigative strategies are cordially invited to apply for the 33rd session of the popular Citizen Police Academy, which begins its 11-week run on Monday, March 7th.
          Classes will be held on Monday nights from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. through May 16th in the community room of the South Precinct, 5101 Harding Place.  Because class size is limited, interested persons are urged to apply immediately.  The deadline for applications is Thursday, February 18th.
          Participants will learn about police work through the perspective of a variety of guest speakers, including members of the police department’s specialized components.  Topics will include gangs, narcotics enforcement, domestic violence, traffic/DUI enforcement, internet crimes, emergency preparedness, crime prevention and the judicial process.  There will also be a tour of the Emergency Communications Center and a demonstration by the Aviation, Canine and Mounted Units.
          “The Citizen Police Academy, now in its 22nd year, is a great way for Nashvillians to partner with our police department and learn about our many programs and strategies,” Chief Steve Anderson said.  “There is no better time than now to apply for the March session.”     Each applicant should commit to attending at least 9 of the 11 sessions, be a Davidson County resident/business owner at least 21years old, and have no arrest record (excluding minor traffic violations).  While completion of the course gives citizens an understanding of the workings of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, it does not make a participant a certified law enforcement officer, nor is it designed to train citizens to perform law enforcement duties.  Applications can also be submitted on the Internet by logging onto
          Persons desiring an application by mail or fax, or persons with questions, are invited to contact Michelle Crowder, the department’s Citizen Police Academy Coordinator, at 615- 943-2110.

Antioch Conn's HomePlus Now Open

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Conn’s HomePlus® Antioch, TN is your one-stop shop for quality household appliances, furniture, electronics, mattresses and more. Located on Cane Ridge Rd., just south of Bell Rd. on the west side of Highway 24, this new 40,000+ square foot facility provides a convenient central location for all of your household furniture, appliance and electronics needs.

From sofas and sectionals to mattresses and bedroom sets, Conn’s HomePlus® has everything you need to create the perfect home for you and your family. We also offer small appliances, such as vacuum cleaners, and large home necessities like refrigerators and washers. Our electronics department carries everything you need to turn your media dream room into a reality with audio systems and big screen televisions.

Nashville Symphony Full Orchestra comes to Southeast Community Center/Ford Ice Center grounds June 15!
From Jason Parker at the Nashville Symphony:  On June 15, we're going to be bringing the full orchestra to the green space next to the Ford Ice Center and Southeast Branch of the library for a free Community Concert. I've been advocated for this idea internally for a couple of years, so I'm very excited that this is happening.

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