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.
PLANGALLATIN DRAFT TO BE PRESENTED AT CITY HALL
JULY 27 AT 5PM After the city's listening tour that included meetings, workshop events and surveys, a draft of Gallatin's long-range comprehensive plan will be unveiled by Michael Skipper of the Greater Nashville Regional Council.
After the outline, comments will be collected as the Planning Commission and City Council revise and finalize this plan on managing growth in Gallatin.
GNRC is a regional planning and economic development agency serving 13 counties.
Join us at Gallatin City Hall (132 W Main) Upstairs in the council chambers. This meeting will take place before the City Council Meeting at 6pm
CITY WEIGHS NEW COMMUNITY CENTER AT CLEARVIEW PARK A sketch of a proposed new approximately 4,800-square-foot facility at the park, located at 723 Chambers St., was presented to members of the Gallatin City Council last month by District 5 Councilman John D. Alexander. Plans for the proposed new community center include one large, approximately 2,600-square-foot room with a stage along with two smaller rooms that could accommodate between 20 and 25 people each. It would also have a food preparation area and bathrooms that could be accessed from outside the building. Officials estimate the new community center would cost approximately $600,000 to $1 million to build depending on its size.
GALLATIN CITY COUNCIL PICKS A NEW FIRE CHIEF GALLATIN NEWS - The Gallatin City Council and Mayor Paige Brown voted 6-2 during a special-called meeting Tuesday to offer the job to Jeff Beaman, assistant fire chief for the Germantown Fire Department. According to his resume, Beaman has a master’s degree in emergency services management from Columbia Southern University in addition to more than 30 years of overall experience in the fire service. He has been in his current position since August 2011.
GALLATIN MANUFACTURER WIL-RO MAKES TOP WORKPLACES LIST TENNESSEAN - Among the smallest companies on the list with 39 employees in Middle Tennessee, Wil-Ro was founded in 1973 and continues to focus on craftsmanship in what it produces and pride among its employees. Wil-Ro products continue to be 100% American made, and the company is veteran owned.
Lieutenant Billy Vahldiek tells News 2 that 60-70 times every month, GPD officers respond to a call where someone is in mental crisis. Vahldiek says in a city the size of Gallatin that is a red flag the department could not ignore.
“Basically, skills on how to communicate with someone in a mental health crisis, and get them to the services they need, instead of incarceration or the court system.”