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Pickled Beet Recognized for Renovations to their Property

Gallatin – When husband and wife team Mike and Trenda Moss bought the Pickled Beet, they wanted to open a store for customers who share their thrill of hunting, buying, and talking about primitive antiques. The store, across from Rose Mont on South Water Avenue, was formerly called the “Blue Barn” and was a fruit and vegetable stand decades ago. Trenda admitted she was skeptical when they bought the property in 2014, but said her husband realized the potential from the very beginning.

“It was a mess. My husband saw the vision and he always said we can make this into a store.” After a year of hard work, Trenda thought they were done; residing the exterior of the store, installing barn wood on the walls, and decorating the store with antiques to display their merchandise. “I came home from work in Nashville one day and my husband had built a little porch on it, which just added to the charm.”

Tragically, Mike Moss died just four months after the store opened in September 2015 after a brief battle with lung cancer. Trenda says she is glad he was able to see it finished and everything he had accomplished. “I really want to keep it open for his memory because he just loved it so much. We had a few other businesses in Gallatin. His goal was to sell those and work there because he loved talking with people and buying and selling antiques. So we’d love to keep his spirit alive.”

At an award ceremony today, Gallatin Mayor Paige Brown and Gallatin Beautiful gave The Pickled Beet the City Beautification Award. The ceremony marked the first award given to local businesses with the intent of enhancing the economic vitality of the city by acknowledging businesses that improve the aesthetic appeal of their properties. Throughout the year, winners will have an award ceremony at their business and publicly recognized by the Gallatin City Council. Additionally, a Beautification Award sign will be displayed on their property.

“When business owners take that extra step to have an attractive presence in our community, it not only makes them look good to their customers, but it’s a reflection on our city,” said Mayor Brown. “There are many companies that are long overdue for recognition, and I believe others will be inspired to improve their properties.”

The public is invited to nominate beautification projects they believe are worthy of recognition. The application simply asks for the name of the Gallatin business and why they should be considered for the award.   Nomination Form – https://goo.gl/forms/Gg89QjPHHOJ8xZkw2.

The City has a variety of upcoming beautification events. Gallatin Beautiful and the Gallatin Public Works Department will sponsor frequent volunteer events targeting litter on roadways. In concert with Earth Day, the Clearview Community Clean-Up Day will clean up roads, trails, and public spaces on April 22. To find out how you can participate, contact the Mayor’s office at (615)451-5961.

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Posted on: 7 Apr, 2017

 

Portion of S Westland Closed Wednesday 3/9/17

Please be advised that Holleman Trucking contacted our office to advise of a road closing that will occur tomorrow 3/9/17  on S Westland from Jones St  to Coles Ferry between the hours of 7am and 4pm.  Local traffic will be permitted.


Posted on: 8 Mar, 2017

 

Arbor Day

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Posted on: 15 Feb, 2017

 

Online Litter Hotline

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.

https://www.tn.gov/tdot/article/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

 

Gallatin Awarded More Than $2.7 Million to Replace Heavy Machinery & Improve Sidewalks

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.

Vehicle/Equipment CMAQ Funding
Knuckleboom $112,000
Knuckleboom $112,000
Knuckleboom $112,000
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
Road Grader $112,000
Backhoe $104,000
Street Sweeper $200,000
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

 

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