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Transportation Update –
Mt. Juliet Road Interstate 40 overpass widening - Finalizing the right-of-way acquisitions, the tentative letting for this project is December by TDOT (Tennessee Department of Transportation).
Lebanon Road Widening from Park Glen to Golden Bear - Transportation Report Completed, field survey work completed. Started preliminary design. Still have to develop the ROW (right of way) plans and begin utility coordination prior to acquiring property, in the process of going through permits, NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) requirements, and final plans. Likely at least three years out from construction.
South Mt Juliet Road widening - Consultant has completed the Transportation Report, completed most of the field survey work, and begun preliminary design. We still have to develop the ROW plans and start utility coordination prior to acquiring property, going through permits, NEPA requirements, and final plans. Likely at least three years out from construction.
Many more projects are pending.
Police Ride-Alongs –
I want to say thank you to the Mt. Juliet Police Department! It is so impressive to see the quality and caliber of the officers we have keeping us safe in Mt. Juliet. From traffic stops to house fires, I learn something new about the department on every ride-along, and I always leave impressed with the officers we have in Mt. Juliet. A special thank you to Officer Meador, Officer Fegan, Officer Kennedy, and Officer Stogner!
Sewer Tour -
On October 1st, Tim gave me a guided tour of the city's sewer system. Tim was kind enough to show me our wet wells, pumps, lift stations, and ozone generators. This is a first-class operation, and it largely goes unnoticed! With 3,787 manholes, over 175 miles of sewer lines in the network, 30 Lifts stations, and over 3,000 grinder pumps, this is no small operation. Currently, Public Works is in the process of revising our master plan to ensure we have the capacity for the future and for those who have yet to receive sewer service. I want to send a special thanks to Tim Forkum and the employees of Public Works who make our modern lifestyle possible.
Project Sam Update -
Project Sam is a 3.6 million-square-foot development located along Golden Bear Gateway and East Division Street. It includes a 3.52 million-square-foot warehouse and 80,000 square feet of office space. This will be the biggest office space in the county. The project will be voted on at the October 28th City Commission meeting.
Click here for News 2 story on Project Sam.
Upcoming Events -
Police Chili Cook-Off
Mt. Juliet Police will be hosting a community appreciation day, community chili cook-off, and open house on Saturday, October 26. The event will be an excellent opportunity for residents to meet and talk with neighbors, friends, businesses, and members of the police department in a fun, friendly setting at police headquarters. The event will take place on Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Juliet Police Headquarters, located at 1019 Charlie Daniels Parkway.
*We will have a booth at the event, and volunteers are needed.
Click here for more information on the Cook-Off and Open House.
Pancakes for Purpose
Save the Date for Pancakes for a Purpose.
Proceeds benefit Ashley Vickers's Fight against ALS.
When - Saturday, November 16th, 8:30 - 10:30
Hosted by Circle P Ranch
563 E. Main St.
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122
New District 4 Commissioner
Jennifer Milele was appointed to fill the District 4 commission seat. She will fill the position until November 2020. A replacement Commissioner will be elected as part of the November 2020 municipal election to serve out the remaining two years of former Commissioner Abston’s term.
Mt. Juliet Business Spotlight
Congratulations to AR Workshop - Selected as the October Mt. Juliet Business Spotlight.
Click here for more information on AR Workshop.
Mt. Juliet-Opoly Winner
Congratulations, Teresa! She won a copy of Mt. Juliet-Opoly by signing up for this newsletter!
Highlights from the coin toss at the Wilson Central at Mt. Juliet High School Football game. Thank you to Mt. Juliet High School for the opportunity.
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Celebrate Mt. Juliet – my daughter dunked her dad as part of a fundraiser for a local family in need.
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Heritage Girls Troop TN 1914 & Girl Scout Troop 670
Girl Scout Troop 670 and Heritage Girls Troop TN 1914 lead us in the pledge before the City Commission Meetings.
Mt. Juliet Breakfast Rotary
Mt. Juliet Breakfast Rotary Club hosted the Southern BBQ Festival.
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Willoughby Station HOA Meeting
The October Planning Commission meeting finished in record time, allowing me an opportunity to drop in on the Willoughby Station HOA meeting. Not only does this group of volunteers discuss a new budget along with many other things, they also put together treat bags for their fall festival at the same time.
Thank you for your prayers and support!