Pennington Bend Road Clean Up - Jeff Syracuse Metro Council District 15

Donelson Neighborhood News – March-April 2017

Special thanks to River Glen neighbors Kerra Bennett, who helped organize a litter clean-up of Pennington Bend Road.  With help from 15th District Beautification Commissioner Naomi Regensburg who provided bright shirts, bags and gloves, a team of us went from the McGavock Pike / Pennington Bend Road intersection to the River Glen neighborhood entrance.  Very special thanks goes to Sgt Jeff White with our Hermitage Precinct, who accompanied us in his patrol car and on foot to help ensure the traffic on Pennington Bend Road was aware of people walking on the shoulder.  Check out all the bags of trash below that we collected.  Great team effort!

Pennington Bend Road Clean Up - Jeff Syracuse Metro Council District 15

Power outages in our neighborhoods are a frustrating experience I know very well.  In my early days of being a neighborhood leader, Donelson Hills had persistent power outages, even in decent weather.  We finally got to the bottom of it and the issue was fixed.  So, when I hear from neighborhoods that experience a similar situation, I definitely feel your pain.  During storms, I do want to point out that NES crews work extraordinarily hard and do a good job.  The NES Power Outage Map is a good resource.  Don’t forget to call 234-0000 when your power it out.  The volume of calls can help target resources to address an issue.

Sunset View and River Glen in Pennington Bend are two neighborhoods that I know experience more frequent outages.  One thing I did learn about recently is the plan for upgrading Sunset View’s 4kV substation.  It’s part of the NES five-year plan for conversion.  According to their planning section, the engineering work is budgeted for FY2019-2020 with construction to be performed in FY2020-2021.  With the conversion, they’ll rebuild most all of the distribution in that area, so, that should improve reliability significantly.

Big thanks to neighborhoods that have invited me to speak at their Spring meetings.  So far, I’ve been to Bluefields and Lincoya Hills with Sunset View, Cottage Place Condos, Maplecrest and Donelson Hills coming up as well.  I appreciate the opportunity to answer any questions or concerns you have and let you know about all the things going on at Council and in the community.

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  • Jeff has called Nashville home since 1998, moving here to complete his music degree at Middle Tennessee State University. He went on to complete his MBA in Technology Management from the Nashville campus of University of Phoenix, located in Donelson. Jeff was a first-time homebuyer in Donelson Hills in 2002 and soon became involved in his neighborhood and community.Jeff was born in Buffalo, New York. Jeff’s Dad retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel while stationed at Fort McPherson, Georgia after serving 20 years of Active and more than 11 years of Reserve service in Buffalo, NY, St Louis, MO and Atlanta, GA. Jeff’s parents are happily retired in Marietta, GA and enjoy the  warmer weather. His dad was President of the Georgia Department of the Reserve Officer’s Association and both he and his Mom stay involved in their neighborhood, civic organizations, and church. Jeff has one son, Joey, who attends Meigs Middle Magnet School.Jeff has been very active in the Donelson community for over a decade and has a deep appreciation and understanding of its rich history and a strong vision for a bright future.

Donelson Neighborhood News, Jeff Syracuse, Metro Council District 15


Jeff Syracuse

Jeff has called Nashville home since 1998, moving here to complete his music degree at Middle Tennessee State University. He went on to complete his MBA in Technology Management from the Nashville campus of University of Phoenix, located in Donelson. Jeff was a first-time homebuyer in Donelson Hills in 2002 and soon became involved in his neighborhood and community.Jeff was born in Buffalo, New York. Jeff’s Dad retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel while stationed at Fort McPherson, Georgia after serving 20 years of Active and more than 11 years of Reserve service in Buffalo, NY, St Louis, MO and Atlanta, GA. Jeff’s parents are happily retired in Marietta, GA and enjoy the  warmer weather. His dad was President of the Georgia Department of the Reserve Officer’s Association and both he and his Mom stay involved in their neighborhood, civic organizations, and church. Jeff has one son, Joey, who attends Meigs Middle Magnet School.Jeff has been very active in the Donelson community for over a decade and has a deep appreciation and understanding of its rich history and a strong vision for a bright future.