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. Recognized as one of the top “power suburbs” in the United States, 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.
GALLATIN OFFICIALS WANT TO REMOVE RED-LIGHT CAMERAS Despite making money off of them, city officials in Gallatin want to get rid of red light cameras that catch drivers who run red lights. City council approved to notify American Traffic Solutions, Inc., an Arizona-based vendor, that the city would like to end the contract early, even though it expires in 2023.
A downtown parking garage, public safety training facility and a lazy river are among some of the potential projects Gallatin city leaders are considering for funding in an upcoming multi-million-dollar bond. It could be up to one year before officials decide to borrow money and take on the additional debt.
Over the last two centuries, the cemetery has fallen into disrepair. Time has caused headstones to snap, and monuments to fall. Some graves are covered in dirt, others have faded so much that they are unreadable. That's why on Friday, the City of Gallatin launched a fundraiser, hoping to raise $30,000 to start repairs on the 200-year-old cemetery..
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A local artist has started working on the first of two new building murals planned in downtown Gallatin highlighting community history. The initial mural, which focuses on transportation by train and trolley in the city, will be located on the side of Old Soul Tattoo Company on West Franklin Street. It is being hand-painted by Gallatin resident Bryan Deese, who is also the official mural artist of the Country Music Hall of Fame.