There is a Metro Council Meeting tonight at 6:00 pm. We are back in the Council Chambers - Please join us if you'd like (masks are required)... An agenda has been provided, and you can watch the meeting live via channel 3 or stream live on your electronic devices. Also, please do not respond to this email... You can reach me at [email protected].
Metro Nashville Traffic Calming Program
I've heard from several of you regarding the high rates of speeding, illegal parking in alleys, too close to intersections, in the bike lanes, etc. I have communicated these issues with Cmdrs. McClain, Widener, and Corman regarding these areas.
If you are having the traffic concerns mentioned above, or any other traffic concerns, I would like to encourage you to apply to the Metro Nashville Traffic Calming Program. The Metro Traffic Calming Program is designed to identify, prioritize, and help mitigate the undesirable effects of traffic in residential neighborhoods. The most common goals for traffic calming projects are:
- lower traffic speeds, and
- safer street accommodations for non-drivers.
Traffic calming represents the continual effort and commitment of Metro to improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods. Nashville Department of Transportation, along with other agencies such as the Metro Planning Department and the Metro Police Department, work together to assist neighbors to keep our streets safe for all users. Recommended improvements should be an enhancement to each neighborhood and projects are therefore developed in concert with residents.
In order to provide a fair evaluation of a very high number of neighborhoods desiring to participate, applications for traffic calming are accepted only during specified times. The neighborhood traffic calming application period is currently closed.
We are encouraging residents to review the Traffic Calming Applications on File before submitting a new application. If your neighborhood street is already on file, you do not need to submit an additional application for consideration into the program.
With the rise of the COVID-19 Delta Variant the city has required masks in Metro buildings
WeGo Transit Center in North Nashville
I've shared a blurb in my Newsletter over the last several months asking for you to complete a survey regarding the proposed North Nashville Transit Center. I've invited WEGO and the property developer to share their preliminary plans for the center, but, most importantly, you will have the opportunity to share your thoughts and what you would like to see at the corner of 26th Ave N and Clarksville Hwy.
Join me, this Saturday, August 21: 10:00 am at the North Nashville Police Precinct (2231 26th Ave N)
What I've Been Up To:
- WeGo is planning a development of a transit center at the intersection of 26th Ave N and Clarksville Hwy. I've scheduled a meeting for Saturday, August 21 at 10:00 am at the North Police Precinct.
- I completed a ride-along with NDOT (Public Works) throughout the district. There are several areas that have been mentioned by neighbors that are having traffic issues, and we had a chance to observe each area. From, 23rd Ave N to Church St, we walked through each area and noted major challenges and NDOT is working through those.
- I-40 Cap: There has been a lot of conversation regarding the I-40 cap. I met with the Director of NDOT recently to help answer any questions we have. I am working to schedule a meeting with NDOT, the mayor, and you all to have a better understanding of what the Cap Conversation is all about. Please give me a little time to work through the details, but I plan to have a meeting scheduled for this fall.
- In working with a development near Centennial Park, the city was able to receive a $100,000 donation to Metro Parks to upgrade the fence at Centennial Park Dog Park.
- I met with the manager at Ted Rhodes Golf Course, located right at the corner of our District. They would like to have a meeting room/banquet room to attract more tournaments. Ted Rhodes is the second highest grossing municipal golf course in Davidson County, but we have not invested into the center in decades. I am working with the Metro Parks Director and the course manager to find dollars to add these much needed upgrades.
- License Plate Readers (LPRs) Survey: I sent you a quick, 4-question survey regarding your thoughts on LPRs last week. Thank you for responding, if you haven't had the chance to complete the survey please do so now. This will be re-introduced to the council Tonight!
What's Happening Tonight
RS2021-1087- A resolution approving a grant from the U.S. Department of the Treasury to the Metropolitan Government, acting by and through the Metropolitan Action Commission, to be used for emergency rental assistance in accordance with the purposes set forth in Section 3201(a) of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
RS2021-1090 - A resolution approving the employment contract for the Chief Medical Director of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County. Dr. Gill Wright has been the acting Medical Director of the Health Department for several months. This Resolution will accept the board's recommendation to approve his contract as the Chief Medical Director.
BL2021-582 - This is the original License Plate Reader (LPR) Legislation. This bill allows for LPRs in the Right-of-Way (ROW) in fixed locations and in police cars. It allows for storage of 30 days. This is a pilot, and will have to come back to the council at the sunset date.
BL2021-841 - This is an additional License Plate Reader (LPR) legislation. This bill will only allows for LPR systems to keep information for 24hrs. The LPRs can only be used in police cars. The LPRs must only capture the license plate and no other objects or persons within the car.
- WeGo North Nashville Transit Community Meeting (Mask Required)
- Saturday, August 21 10:00 am
- North Police Precinct
- 2231 26th Ave N
- (Tentative Date) District 21 Town Hall
- Thursday, September 30 at 6:30 pm
- West End United Methodist Church
- 2200 West End Ave.
I invite all District 21 residents to reach out to me directly with any information or concerns in our community. Email is the best form of communication, but invite you to call me as well. My contact information is below.
Contact information: Email - [email protected] / Phone: 615.946.9700