Donelson Neighborhood News – April 2018
The Neighborhoods Resource Center is launching their inaugural Conference for Neighborhoods on April 14th. One of the breakout sessions is called “From Neighborhood Leader to Metro Council Member” and pleased to join District 34 Councilwoman Angie Henderson and District 6 Councilman Brett Withers on this panel. There are other breakout sessions and panels, so I encourage anyone currently involved or interested in being involved in your neighborhood to look into attending this conference.
Neighbors in Maplecrest heard a proposal from Aerial Development Group last month to purchase and develop 4.85 acres behind Stanford Montessori into 24 homes. It was a productive meeting and my thanks to Aeriel for coming and presenting with openness and willingness to listen to neighbors. Overall, there is a lot of concern for this proposal as far as density, character and stormwater issues related to the natural spring that runs through the property. Thanks to Maplecrest neighbors for meeting and working together. The second proposal came down to 18 homes. Currently, it’s zoned to allow about 7 homes, so the proposal is far denser that what allows. I won’t support a rezoning if there isn’t a strong consensus and support of this project from the neighborhood.
For those living on Donelsonwood Drive or Fitzgerald Drive, there will be a neighborhood meeting on Monday, April 9th at 6:30pm at Hickman Elementary. There is a proposed residential development on Lebanon Pike behind the abandoned gas station. It will be held in their library.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission on March 21, 2018, the company known as Kidde recalled almost 500,000 dual sensor smoke alarms in the United States as well as Canada. This recall is due to a manufacturing defect which can cause the detector to not be able to detect smoke as a result of a YELLOW cap that was left on the sensors inside of the detector which could prevent the detector from alerting people inside the house in the event of a fire. If you received a free detector of this type from the Nashville Fire Department, please take a moment to check your alarm using the following instructions to determine whether or not you have a detector that may not function in the event of a fire. You can register for a replacement if your alarm is affected by this recall at www.kidde.com or call 833-551-7739.