May 18, 2017
Society of Ceres Committee, headed up by Laura Katherine Wood, is beginning its mission to keep Belle Meade beautiful. The Committee members recently headed up the Weed Wrangle, a nationwide event where groups volunteer to remove invasive plants.
The Committee will be writing articles in the Belle Meade newsletter and coming up with ideas for beautifcation projects throughout the city.
Read the latest Ceres Society article MARCH_2019_Newsletter.
See a list of Society of Ceres Committee members HERE
March 7, 2019
See the press release from Metro Parks HERE.
March 4, 2019
Recently the Belle Meade Police Department partnered with the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) to conduct a Commercial Vehicle Enforcement on Lower Jackson Blvd. (between Harding Rd. and Belle Meade Blvd.). The saturation focused on commercial vehicles that utilize Jackson Blvd as a cut-through and were in violation of the 8-ton restriction that this street has in place.
There was only one commercial vehicle that day that was in question of being over the weight limit. The vehicle was stopped for not having company markings on the side of the dump truck. Upon investigation, the driver was found to be in violation of the driver’s license law. He possessed a class DM license, and a class B was required. He was issued a Belle Meade Citation for financial responsibility (insurance) and wrong license for type of vehicle. THP completed an inspection and put the truck out of commission since the driver did not have a valid license. The company was completing work at the corner of Jackson Blvd. and Gerald Place. The driver was required to park the vehicle until the company could send a valid CDL driver to take possession of the vehicle.
The company that owned the vehicle was “Country Boy’s Concrete” located in Nashville, TN.
One other commercial vehicle was stopped on Belle Meade Blvd at Jackson Blvd. The vehicle was not traveling on Jackson Blvd. An inspection of the tires on this dump truck revealed that eight tires did not have sufficient tread. THP elected to put the truck out of service and mandated that the vehicle be parked until eight tires could be delivered to the vehicle by a service company of the driver’s choice. The company that owned the truck is “VT Topsoil” out of Joelton, TN. The company was performing work on Chickering Lane outside of the city limits. The truck was en route to Highway 12 and was using Belle Meade Blvd as a cut through to get to its destination. No Belle Meade citations were issued to the driver.
One speeding violation was observed on a passenger car and a citation was issued at Jackson Blvd at Deer Park Drive. The speed of the violator was 38 mph in a 25 mph zone.
Belle Meade Sgt. Williams drove the THP officers around to show them the boundaries of the City, and the officers were surprised at the number of large commercial vehicles spotted. They conducted an “after actions” briefing with us and felt that most commercial trucks were using Belle Meade Blvd as a cut-through rather than Lower Jackson Blvd. THP suggested that we consider a city wide enforcement campaign in order to be the most effective with our commercial vehicle enforcement. We plan to request their services again to set up enforcement sites at other locations in the City.
February 7, 2019
The Board of Commissioners approved the FY 2017-18 Audited Financial Statements at its December 19, 2018 regularly scheduled meeting. You can view the Audited Financial Statements at the following link : 6-30-18 Belle Meade Tennessee FS issued and Bookmarked
December 20, 2018
At the regular monthly meeting on November 28, 2018, three Belle Meade elected officials participated in an oath of office ceremony. Family members and supporters filled the
court room at city hall to watch newcomers Louise Bryan and Rusty Moore and incumbent Bob Weigel pledge their oaths.
When the ceremony concluded, the Commissioners elected Jim Hunt as Mayor and Louise Bryan as Vice-Mayor for two-year terms. This is Hunt’s fourth consecutive term as
Mayor and Bryan’s first term, replacing Bob Weigel as Vice Mayor. Cathy Altenbern, who was re-elected in 2016 to a four-year term, nominated both Hunt and Bryan, who were
the only nominations and approved with a unanimous vote. Commissioner Weigel gave much praise and accolades to Mayor Hunt for a job well done over the last six years he
has served as Mayor.
December 11, 2018
In March 2018, Collier Engineering Co., Inc., was engaged to complete a traffic calming study for the section of Jackson Boulevard between Harding Road and Belle Meade Boulevard, which is located in the northwest quadrant of the City of Belle Meade, Tennessee. This memo provides a summary of their analysis and recommendations.
In November 2018, Collier Engineering Co., Inc., was engaged to look at alternative temporary recommendations due to the increased volume of traffic resulting from the closure of Hillwood Bridge. This memo provides a summary of the amended analysis and recommendations.
November 29, 2018
Check out the updated Commissioners page for information on your newly elected Commissioners. The three Commissioners will serve until November 2022. TAKE ME THERE.
November 14, 2018
Nashville Metro Council, on November 6, approved a fifteen-year annual payment of $300,000 (two- year phase in and annually adjusted by the CPI), to the City of Belle Meade for road maintenance and associated infrastructure. An amendment to a Memorandum of Understanding between Metro Nashville and Belle Meade executed in 2013, will provide for some services that were originally approved, but never implemented, in the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County Charter of 1963. As a result, this annual payment reduces the effect of the Tennessee Hall Tax phase out. See the MOU amendment here.