An energetic small city set in the idyllic countryside only 30 miles north of Nashville, Gallatin offers the rich variety of recreational, educational, and economic activities you’d expect to find in a bigger city. Gallatin boasts high-paying jobs and low taxes, economic health, a thriving arts scene, and a vibrant retail environment make Gallatin a hub for family life.
CITY COMPLETES DOWNTOWN LIGHTED CROSSWALK UPGRADES GALLATIN NEWS - In-street lighting has been added at five crosswalks in downtown Gallatin, which officials say will help improve pedestrian safety in the area. The LED lights, which are along both sides the crosswalks and flash yellow when activated by a pedestrian, were installed by the city’s public works department last month. The crosswalks are located on East Main Street near the Gallatin Public Library, on North Water Avenue near Swaney Swift’s and on West Main Street near city hall.
GALLATIN NEWS - Of the five possible redistricting options presented to officials last month, the Gallatin City Council unanimously approved the third option on first reading Oct. 5. A final vote is expected to take place Oct. 19.
If approved, each council district would have between 8,731 and 9,178 residents, according to a draft version of the plan. Currently, the districts have populations that range from 6,919 to 14,779 residents.
SURVEY DETAILS HISTORICAL PROPERTIES IN GALLATIN GALLATIN NEWS - JLD Preservation Consulting was hired by the city to perform a historic resources survey earlier this year. As part of the study, the firm looked at 229 buildings and provided recommendations for future preservation research and initiatives that could be pursued.
“The parameters (of the survey) were any structure that might be significant to the city historically,” Planning Assistant Marianne Mudrak with the Gallatin Planning Department said about the project. “It wasn’t limited to homes or anything in particular. It was just any structure really, and we have a lot of them because Gallatin is such an old city.”
Earlier this year, the city conducted an anonymous employee satisfaction survey which found that of the nearly 300 of its workers who responded, 53.38 percent said they felt the city did not offer competitive wages, according to the results.