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.
COMPLETION OF ALBERT GALLATIN AVENUE EXTENSION DELAYED GALLATIN NEWS - Gallatin photographer Richard Suter is known for capturing picture perfect moments during his career. However, it’s his most recent work without a camera that has captured the attention of a worldwide audience.
In the months since being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer earlier this year, the 59-year-old has been on a mission to spread the message that positivity is greater than negativity. Through his testimony and the use of three symbols, + > -, Suter has inspired countless others to never give up hope despite their circumstances.
GALLATIN NEWS - The development, which could still be approved by the Gallatin City Council, is proposed to be built on 57.5 acres located next to the Carellton subdivision near Black Thorn Lane and Big Station Camp Boulevard. “I know this property is going to develop eventually, but how it develops is the question,” Gallatin Planning Commission Chairman John Puryear said about the subdivision plans. “I do like the fact that they have clustered everything and have a lot of open space… but my concerns all along were with the size of those interior lots. According to plans submitted to the city’s planning department, developers have requested a variance to allow for a minimum lot size of 3,500 square feet.
COUNTY APPROVES $13M RESOURCE AUTHORITY EXPANSION GALLATIN NEWS - “We’re getting about double the volume of trash we had 10 years ago with the same amount of space,” Sumner County Commissioner and resource authority board member Baker Ring said prior to the vote on Oct. 18. “We’ve been dealing with this for a couple of years now trying to come up with some ways to solve these problems, and this was the way that we felt was going to be able to (do that).”
“They ought to be able to start them simultaneously,” District 3 Councilman Jimmy Overton said about construction of the residential and commercial portions of the development. “I understand what we’re trying to accomplish, and I agree 100 percent with you. We need to be sure the retail gets put there, but I don’t think you should tie the developer’s hands… and say they can’t start any residential until you get this hotel completed.”
In addition to the new apartments, plans for Chandler Marketplace include six retail buildings, three restaurants and two office buildings totaling a combined 118,900 square feet of space. There would also be a convenience store with gas pumps on Harris Lane.
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CITY APPROVES TEMPORARY RAISES FOR 'CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE' EMPLOYEES GALLATIN NEWS - During a special-called meeting Tuesday, the Gallatin City Council passed a resolution to give a temporary raise of approximately 10 percent to employees in more than 50 different positions that are primarily in the police, fire, public works and public utilities departments.
The pay increases will remain in place until July 1 or until the results of a new pay study are implemented and will benefit approximately 225 existing workers, according to the city’s finance department.