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.
As Gallatin experiences rapid growth, leaders are hoping to protect pieces of the city from development. Over the last year, the city has bought three plots of land that add up to nearly 70 acres. The total price for the purchases is around $2.1 million. "Land is becoming a very limited resource," Gallatin Mayor Paige Brown said. Brown's vision is to keep the land empty, making sure there are green spaces in a city that is seeing more and more development. Brown said she hopes someday parks or trails will be built on the land.
VOLUNTEER TO HELP AT THE
GREEN WAVE TRASH CLEANUP Saturday, September 7 volunteers will gather at Gallatin High School rear parking lot to help clean behind Kroger shopping center, Greenwave Drive behind Gallatin HIgh School and along 109 Bypass.
Supplies and shirt provided.
100 volunteers + 3 hours = Gallatin Beautiful
AVOIDING DOOR-TO-DOOR SALES An ordinance that would change the curfew for solicitors from 7 p.m. until dusk was passed on first reading by the Gallatin City Council on Tuesday.
The proposed change was prompted by a letter the city received from Dallas, Texas-based law firm Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst on behalf of Preventive Pest Control of Tennessee last month, which cited several cases where “curfews which abridge any amount of daylight solicitation activity” have been “consistently” struck down in federal courts.
According to the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability, by the year 2030 the senior population of Sumner County will grow by 38%. The Gallatin Senior Council Roundtable is looking for volunteers to serve on the following committees:
• Gallatin Senior Programs
• Connecting Seniors
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