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 BEGINS REDISTRICTING TALKS GALLATIN NEWS - District lines are required to be reviewed and redrawn every 10 years based on updated federal census data in order to make sure the city’s population remains evenly distributed across its five council districts. According to the 2020 Census, Gallatin now has 44,431 residents. Districts currently range in size from 6,919 residents to 14,779 residents. Most of the population growth occurred in District 4 on the west side of the city, which grew 141 percent during the last decade. By comparison, the other districts grew between 9 percent and 47 percent during the same period.
CONCERT/FESTIVAL TO PUT SPOTLIGHT ON COMER BARN PROJECT The BarnRaising Music & Fall Festival, the first major fundraiser for the new Preservation Foundation of Sumner County, will be held from 2 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16 in front of the Comer Barn. The event hopes to draw families and music lovers from across the region with a breadth of talent, festival activities and food trucks. The musical line-up will include Cory Farley, Nathan Thomas, MergingBlue, Hawkshaw Hawkins Jr., Chris Golden, and John Berry. For tickets and details about the event, go to www.sumnerpreservation.org/events/.
MOTORCYCLE RIDE BENEFITING FOOD BANK RETURNS OCTOBER 9TH GALLATIN NEWS - The ride, which benefits the Sumner County Food Bank, will take place Saturday, Oct. 9. Registration will be held on the square in downtown Gallatin at 9 a.m. followed by the ride at 10 a.m. The cost is $20 per bike and $10 for a second rider.
“God has blessed me, so I need to get out and do something to show my appreciation for what all he has done for me,” organizer Homer Bradley, who is 93, said about the event.
TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES IN DOWNTOWN GALLATIN OVER THE NEXT TWO WEEKS The City of Gallatin will install lighted crosswalks in downtown Gallatin over the next two weeks. There will be temporary road closures and detours depending on which crosswalk is actively being worked on. Follow the City of Gallatin on Facebook for updates at https://www.facebook.com/gallatingov
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NEW GALLATIN GREENWAY TO CONNECT TO VOL STATE TENNESSEAN - The twelve-foot-wide path will run across the front of campus near Nashville Pike and eventually be the middle portion of a greenway from downtown Gallatin to Station Camp, where it will connect to the Sumner County greenway.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation is providing $950,000 for the grant. The project is expected to take several years to complete.