Donelson Neighborhood News October 2016
Vice Mayor Briley called a special hearing on gun violence before the October 18th Council Meeting. Presentations from Metro Health Department Dr. Bill Paul and MNPD Chief Steve Anderson were very informative and provided suggestions for how to curb this violence by getting more involved in providing opportunities and mentoring for youth. Chief Anderson provided heat maps of Davidson County showing where incidents have occurred over the last few years. Watch the hearing by visiting the Metro Council page here and click on the Committee Meeting YouTube Channel link.
Thanks to an invitation from Bob and Deb Strasser to come to their farm to be part of the annual Mud Tavern Community reunion. I learned a great deal about the history of this community that has stayed connected through this annual event. It is gratifying to see the wonderful history of Nashville preserved and celebrated here in Donelson.
Many wonder what the color markings on our streets mean and the utilities they represent. Thanks to Metro Water Services representative John Honeysucker for providing the below color coded chart that shows what colors represent which utilities.
Jeff Syracuse, Jeff Syracuse, Metro Council District 15, Metro Council District 15, MNPD Density Maps, Mud Tavern Community, Special Hearing on Gun Violence
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.