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 - The Gallatin City Council voted 5-2 on final reading last week in favor of a preliminary master development plan and rezoning request for 32.9 acres located north of Walnut Crest Drive and west of Laura Street.
The vote comes as the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) continues work on a new feasibility study to evaluate possible future road improvements along a nearly 2-mile portion of the S.R. 386 corridor between GreenLea Boulevard and S.R. 109 near the new residential development.
PLANNING COMMISSION CONSIDERS NEW LIMITS FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS GALLATIN NEWS - The proposed change, if approved, would limit public comments to two minutes and would also require speakers to sign up before each meeting if they wanted to address commissioners. “What it controls is when we’ve done public comment on contentious items (and we’ve had) more and more people at the last minute deciding to get up and talk and essentially say the same thing that we’ve already heard,” Gallatin Planning Commission Vice Chairman Matt Harris said about the proposed changes during a meeting on Sept. 27.
CONCERT FALL FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER FOR COMER BARN IS SATURDAY
A great music line-up sets the stage for a day packed with entertainment for all ages. Musicians include John Berry, Chris Golden, Lucas Collier, Chloe Duval, Cory Farley, Hawkshaw Hawkins Jr, Melissa Luman-Phillips, Clay Canfield, Nathan Thomas, MergingBlue and at least one surprise guest appearance.
Oak Grove Farms & Market anchors the Fall Festival with mums, pumpkins and more to shop. The market area includes TN Honey Boutique, Reclaimed Kreations, M43 Vintage, Anamchara Farmstead, Nature Works and more.
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.