City Council Approves Road Closures For Fall Festival

By Alex Johannes

The Nashville City Council met for a meeting last Thursday evening at Nashville City Hall.

A request was previously brought to the Council by Chamber President Tom Speedie at the July 20 meeting, was approved at this meeting, which allows for road closures for the Fall Festival.

The street closures will be effective September 29 and 30. The streets surrounding the courthouse, the site of the annual Nashville Fall Festival, will be blocked.

The blocked streets include the area from the movie theater to city hall, and the area around the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

The Nashville Fall Festival is an annual event, held on the last weekend of September, and is sponsored by The Nashville Chamber of Commerce.

Police Chief Brian Fletcher informed the Council of placing a utility vehicle out of service.

The vehicle is used only part-time and is in need of replacement.

The 2007 Chevy Impala is to be stripped of equipment and auctioned off at a later time.

A new police cruiser will be purchased, as in other years.

The board unanimously approved the motion to grant Michael Baldwin permission to obtain private sewage service for a new home.

He had obtained the proper permits and only needed approval by the Council.

The last item on the agenda was in regard of the paint job of the in-town water tower.

The Council approved Curry and Associates, the City of Nashville’s engineering firm, to begin obtaining bids and other estimates for the project.

The council adjourned and went into closed session at approximately 7:11 p.m.

An hour later, the Council resumed open session.

No further action was taken.

The next City Council meeting will take place Thursday, August 17 at 7 p.m., at Nashville City Hall.