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.
META ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF GALLATIN CAMPUS
Meta said they will be adding two additional buildings, as well as workers. “Today, we’re excited to announce that we are expanding Meta’s Gallatin Data Center campus with two new buildings, reaching more than 1.6 million square feet,” the release stated. “This expansion brings our investment in Gallatin to nearly $1 billion and will increase our number of skilled trade workers on site at peak to 1,700.
“By supporting our data centers with 100 percent renewable energy, we are making additional contributions to local economies through investments in new wind and solar projects. Meta supported renewable energy projects in Tennessee represent over $111 million in local investment, 700 construction jobs, and 30 annual operational jobs locally.”
According to information from a pay study released last week, the City of Gallatin’s current rate of pay in many instances is below the market rate average. The study compared Gallatin’s current pay structure to 18 other public entities which included Brentwood, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Goodlettsville, and Hendersonville. The city’s pay structure was also compared to a number of private employers. Thompson said there are 199 employees – or 25 percent of the city’s employee base — who are at pay rates that are nearly $4,000 annually below the market average. He also told councilmembers said the city’s current pay steps for annual increases was below the market average for Middle Tennessee. bases.
GALLATIN NEWS - The local community is mourning the passing of lifelong resident and ‘community ambassador’ Homer Bradley who died June 27. Bradley would have celebrated his 94th birthday on June 30, and leaves behind a long legacy of caring for and helping others.
“I have so many memories of him – he’s just been a blessing to me and a blessing to the whole community,” Gallatin Mayor Paige Brown said. “He just jumped in and contributed wherever there was a need and went above and beyond.
A farmer by trade in the Cairo community, Bradley became well known later in life for raising funds for the Sumner County Food Bank with the Homer Bradley Fall Motorcycle Ride, an event he asked Brown to help him organize.
187-ACRE ANNEXATION REQUEST DIES IN COMMITTEE GALLATIN NEWS - A resolution requesting the annexation of 187 acres off Hartsville Pike for a proposed subdivision fell flat during a recent city council study session. Known as Cecil Farm, the property is located at the southwest corner of Hartsville Pike and Barry Lane, and is being proposed for 264 homes.
Currently zoned in the county proper as Rural Residential (RR), the property’s approved use is for single family homes with less than one unit per acre, or up to two units per acre.
Right now, TDEC is nearing the end of a $1.3 million dollar clean-up around Gallatin’s Town Creek Greenway. Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Underground Storage Tank Director Stan Boyd said they found multiple sources of pollution from nearby gas stations and other businesses and got to work.