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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

 

Pay Property Taxes Online

The 2016 Gallatin City Property Taxes are currently available on the city website.

Link to Property Tax Information
https://cogselfserve.gallatin-tn.gov/MSS/citizens/default.aspx

Payment options are:

  • Payment can be made online
  • Mail payment to City of Gallatin, 132 West Main Street, Gallatin, TN  37066
  • Pay in person at Gallatin City Recorder’s Office/Drive-up window

Please call the City Recorder’s Office at 615-451-5895 if you need assistance.


Posted on: 20 Dec, 2016

 

Invitation to Re-Bid – Home Rehabilitation

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.

Project Administrator,
Greer Broemel
gbroemel@gnrc.org
615-862-8848

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

 

Gallatin Unveils New Branding and Marketing Package

picture3The City of Gallatin today unveiled the final products of a year-long process of research and creative meetings culminating in a branding and marketing package to help promote the City. The project is a collaboration of North Star, the City, and the Gallatin Chamber of Commerce.

“Gallatin is that rare town that’s perfectly comfortable with its own place in the world – a town filled with true grit and amazing grace that is both remarkably simple and simply remarkable,” said Don McEachern, President and CEO of North Star, the company working with the City on branding and marketing.

These graphic elements are a very important visual manifestation of the brand, McEachern explained. The logo is a representation of the greater narrative of Gallatin. And the phrase “True Grit. Amazing Grace.”, which is part of the logo, speaks to the core of Gallatin’s great story.

The City first heard the description of grit and grace when North Star presented Gallatin’s DNA profile to the City Council in April. Research also showed that residents and stakeholders are proud to be an independent city – not a suburb – with gently rolling hills, the lake and the Cumberland River. The Council concurred with the research and gave North Star the go ahead to move into the creative phase.

gallatin-gGallatin’s new logo, which can be used multiple ways in multiple platforms, pays homage to the landscape as well as symbolizing Gallatin as well-rounded and independent. The phrase, “True Grit. Amazing Grace.”, speaks to Gallatin’s hospitality and the hard work that is the heart of Gallatin’s success.
The City plans to use the new picture2logo along with the branding narrative on websites, social media, advertising, letterhead, business cards, and signage, to name few. It will be used for industrial and retail recruitment along with attracting workers and tourists, as well as promoting events.

“Here’s the truth about grit and grace,” McEachern said. “These aren’t qualities you can manufacture. They grow from your roots. It’s Gallatin’s secret sauce and none of the ingredients are artificial.”

“We’re excited to have the final product to help tell our story,” said James Fenton, Executive Director of the Gallatin Economic Development Agency. “Once people visit Gallatin they see the beauty and potential we see. These marketing tools will help us get folks here whether it is to open a business, apply for a job, attend an event, enroll in college here, or simply spend a day shopping.”

McEachern will also speak to the Gallatin Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon on Monday to share a lengthier presentation on the brand and marketing process, results, and all the deliverables – some of which are available for local businesses to use.

“The wait has been well worth it. We’ve invested in a brand that tells far more than who, what and where – it tells our why,” said Chamber Executive Director Kim Baker, who also served on the creative committee that helped develop the logo and overall look. “It clearly defines the uniqueness of Gallatin and supports why someone would – and should – want to do life here. It consists of many tools that will help us tell our story for years to come; it’s relatable and it’s something we can all be proud of.”

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The City will soon have a Graphic Standards Guide available for businesses or agencies that would like to co-brand with the City’s new logo. For information, please contact Jeff Hentschel, Communications Director, at jeff.hentschel@gallatin-tn.gov or 615-451-5961 in the Mayor’s Office.


Posted on: 9 Dec, 2016

 

Invitation to Bid – Home Rehabilitation

November 17, 2016 Invitation to 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 rehabilitated

Contractors are invited to attend a pre-bid conference and walk through for 2 homes in Gallatin. Billy Geminden, inspector, will conduct the pre-bid conference on November 30, 2016, beginning at 3 PM. Meet at Savannah Dr, Gallatin.  A site visit will be made to the homes and bid sheets as well as project specifications will be provided at that time.  You can contact 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 December 13, 2016. 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.
Project Administrator,
Greer Broemel
gbroemel@gnrc.org
615-862-8848

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: 22 Nov, 2016

 

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