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  1. 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. 
Albert Gallatin Extension in Gallatin, Tennessee
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.
Rendering of apartment complex proposed off Long Hollow Pike in Gallatin, Tennessee.
Greenway Proposal near Nat Caldwell Park

PLANNING COMMISSION VOTES AGAINST 158-HOME SUBDIVISION ON LONG HOLLOW PIKE


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.
CITY SEEKING APPROVAL FOR NEW SECTION OF GREENWAY NEAR NAT CALDWELL PARK
GALLATIN NEWS - Gallatin city leaders are seeking a grant to build a portion of greenway that officials say will eventually connect the city with Hendersonville. The Gallatin City Council unanimously approved a resolution last month in support of applying for a grant from the TDOT’s Transportation Alternatives Program. If awarded, the funding would be used to construct an approximately half-mile portion of greenway from Kennesaw Boulevard west to Thorne Boulevard near Nat Caldwell Park. “The goal is to provide a way for residents to walk or ride their bike to the grocery store or college campus versus driving their car, particular if they live close by,” Gallatin City Planner Bill McCord said.

Rendering of Chandler Marketplace in Gallatin, Tennessee
Chief Bill Sorrells and Deloris Tisdale of Gallatin Walmart
MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT ON GREENLEA BOULEVARD GETS INITIAL APPROVAL
GALLATIN NEWS - As part of their decision, council members also voted not to allow certificates of occupancy to be issued for the final half of the planned 25 apartment buildings until the 128-room hotel is completed.

“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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Front of Gallatin Fire Truck

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.