Donelson Neighborhood News – May 2017
As I’ve reported in previous newsletters, I’m very much aware that the Traffic Calming Program in Metro is greatly needed in many of our neighborhoods. It’s a slow process, primarily because it’s currently a contract position with Metro. However, I believe that with this upcoming budget, that will change and more resources will be devoted to it. I know questions wondering why such as speed bumps, speed humps and other techniques and elements that we see in other cities aren’t used here are on the minds of a lot of neighbors. I’m hopeful that as we improve the quality and availability of this program, we’ll see an increase in a variety of tools and techniques. The above website has a link for you to request traffic calming in your neighborhood.
Brush Pick-Up is coming soon, so get out there and clean up your yards and get the brush to the curb.
With the warm weather here, that means door-to-door sales folks will be walking the neighborhoods. Remember that Metro has a Do Not Knock List and you have to renew every year.
Donelson Neighborhood News, Jeff Syracuse, Metro Council District 15
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.