By Alex Haglund
Aside from swearing in new officials, saying farewell to outgoing ones, and assigning new committees and appointees, the Nashville City Council Meeting held on Thursday, May 4 was a relatively brief one.
Mick Eddington, present at the meeting on behalf of ABATE was there for the signing of a proclamation declaring May Motorcycle Awareness Month in Nashville.
“As someone who spends a little time on two wheels,” said Mayor Erik Rolf, “I appreciate everything that you guys do out there on the road.”
Eddington said that he appreciated any efforts by the city to raise awareness of motorcycles and also stated in particular that distracted driving was a killer, saying that cell phones were dangerous devices to be using while driving.
There was no new business discussed by the police committee, but Chief Brian Fletcher did state that following the execution of a search warrant, the police department had a suspect for the spate of vehicle break-ins that had occurred, stating that the individual was a juvenile and would be facing charges in juvenile court.
Streets Superintendent Richard Schuette stated that he wished to have a streets committee meeting to discuss the options available to the city for mosquito spraying.
Schuette also told the board that they had 12 applicants for the open position with the street department. His recommendation for the hire, which was approved by the council, was to offer the position to Logan Gill.
Terry Kozuszek gave the recycling report for April, stating that there had been 246 residents that had used the service, bringing in 16,720 pounds or 8.36 tons of recyclable materials.
Doug Hargan also asked that a water and sewer committee meeting be held, so that they could discuss options for a replacement of the water plant’s computer system.
Hargan stated that there were two different options for the system that he would be talking to the committee about, and alluded to the fact that both of them would be expensive.
Hargan also gave a very brief report on the golf course.
“The course is in great shape,” Hargan told the rest of the council. “We just need it to quit raining now.”