The City has been getting recent complaints about littering along our roadways. Concerned citizens can take action by letting the state know when you witness littering from vehicles. ($1,500 fine) Use the Online litter hotline below or call 1-877-8-LITTER.
The Gallatin Beautiful Committee, together with community partners, will announce several shoreline and neighborhood cleanup events in the Spring. If you are interested in volunteering please call the Mayor’s office and we’d appreciate your help! (615)451-5961
Posted on: 2 Feb, 2017
STATE INCENTIVES TARGET PROJECTS REDUCING EMISSIONS
Gallatin – The City of Gallatin has been awarded a $2 million State grant that will allow the City to replace 19 old vehicles and pieces of equipment with new ones at 20% of the cost to the City. The project cost is $2,525,000 with the state covering $2 million (80%), and the City of Gallatin contributing $505,000 (20%). “When we received notice of this opportunity to replace vehicles, we had already been reviewing a replacement schedule in the 2017 fiscal year budget, said Mayor Paige Brown. “This grant will certainly help us expedite some of the necessary replacements and save money.”
Funding for replacement of these vehicles has been awarded to the City by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) through a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) grant. The intent of the grant is to improve air quality and reduce both diesel and gas emissions in certain areas of the state where there is a history of non-attainment.
“We are very frugal when it comes to replacing vehicles – we basically run them until they die,” said Zach Wilkinson, Superintendent of Public Works. His department has one of the oldest vehicles submitted for the grant – a 1972 track loader. Other departments with vehicles submitted for the grant include the Fire Department and Parks and Recreation.
The City’s grant application requested replacement of more than 50 diesel and gas vehicles with half of them being more than 20-years-old. The following are the 19 vehicles the state approved for replacement.
|Garbage Truck 6373||$188,000|
|Garbage Truck 6362||$188,000|
|Plow Truck 7925||$96,000|
|Dump Truck 5318||$84,000|
|Plow Truck 8164||$96,000|
|Dump Truck 2400||$84,000|
|Dump Truck 7252||$84,000|
|Tandem Axel Dump Truck 8170||$96,000|
|Plow Truck 1440||$96,000|
|Box Van 4568||$68,000|
|Box Van 5151||$68,000|
|International Class 8 Dump Truck 0639||$80,000|
|Chevy 3500 HD Dump Truck 9341||$40,000|
CMAQ funding was also awarded to expand sidewalks supporting bicycle and pedestrian travel connecting residential areas, public school systems, and shopping centers. The grant will add a sidewalk along the southern right-of-way of US 31E/SR—6, Nashville Pike from Green Wave Drive to Lock 4 Road in Gallatin. The total project cost is estimated to be $980 thousand with grant funding to cover $784 thousand (80%) and a City match of $196 thousand (20%).
The competitive grant process was open to all communities in the 16 counties across the state where emissions are closely monitored by the federal government. One requirement of the grant is that the engines of all the old vehicles being replaced must be destroyed before the City will receive its reimbursement for the new vehicles. The goal is to get the vehicles with the heavier pollutants off the road.
Posted on: 4 Jan, 2017
The 2016 Gallatin City Property Taxes are currently available on the city website.
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Please call the City Recorder’s Office at 615-451-5895 if you need assistance.
Posted on: 20 Dec, 2016
December 13, 2016 Invitation to Re-Bid
Separate Sealed Bids for: Gallatin, TN HOME Grant
Property Addresses: 115 South Ford Street, Gallatin, 37066
1047 Savannah Dr, Gallatin, 37066
Project Type:2 homes to be Re-bid for rehabilitation
Any contractor wishing to discuss may call Billy Geminden at (615) 604-6315 with questions.
Sealed bids will be received by Greer Broemel in ROOM 203 (2nd Floor) of the Gallatin City Hall, Gallatin, Tennessee, until 1:00 p.m. local time January 6, 2017. Bids may also be mailed to the below address prior to this date:
Jillian Ogden, Planner II
Gallatin Planning Department
132 West Main Street
Gallatin, TN 37066
The bid opening will be at said office and publicly opened and read aloud. You are invited to attend the bid opening, but it is not required. The successful bidders will be notified within five business days.
Bid results for all projects will be available upon request.
This project is funded through a Grant from the Tennessee Housing Development Agency through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Cities and County encourages female and minority contractors to apply.
The owner reserves the right to reject any informalities or to reject any and all bids.
No bidder may withdraw his/her bid within 30 days after the actual date of the opening thereof.
Posted on: 15 Dec, 2016