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.
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 - Newcomers donate to Miracle Park The Newcomers Club of Sumner County Donated this year $3,000to the Friends of Gallatin Miracle Park. Pictured (l-r) Carol Gowan, Karen West, Bobette Spear, and Cherie Cline.
SUMNER COUNTY FAIR IS JUNE 28-JULY 2 IN GALLATIN, TENNESSEE GALLATIN NEWS - The smell of popcorn, cotton candy, roasting peanuts will be wafting in the air next week when the 76th annual Sumner County Fair kicks off. In the past few years, organizers said they have scheduled the fair earlier in the summer in hopes of the nicer weather bringing out more people. Like last year, the 2022 fair will be a carnival only without the pageantry, competitions and grandstand shows.
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.