Attendees: Lois Layne, Philip Hill, Bridget Landford, Sam Ellis, Bryce Hubner, Kristen Stenson, Peter Greaves, Jenny Alexander, Jim Hubner, Bob, Alice Forrester, Kelly Collier Regrets: Jim Damato, Frank Zier, Gracie Porter, Angela Wilson
Kelly Collier - Motion to approve 10/28 meeting minutes. Peter Greaves approved motion, all attendees approved minutes.
East Bank Project - www.Nashville.gov East Bank Planning Study. Alice attended the last meeting. C. Icahn sold PSC scrapyard to a recycling business to company with SA Recycling operation in Nashville, the land has not been sold. The meeting discussed plans include a mix of high-density housing and focusing on bike/walking trails, etc. Peter to send additional links to information regarding the project. Based on the meeting, it appears traffic and parking needs to have stronger consideration in design. Kelly volunteered to be one representing for the group and provide input from future meetings to the Board. Future East bank planning meeting dates will be shared and everyone interested is invited to attend, listen, share information, etc.
Street Sign update- Bob - An inventory was shared of current state of ‘street signs and those needing repair. Next step is to create chart of where touch up is required, and/or others which pieces are missing, which have been ‘found’, and cost to replace those that can’t be found. (Also see Development Committee)
Rep Sergeant Jennifer Ware East precinct contact for our Neighborhood Association has moved to new role. The new representative is Sergeant Eric Funk. Multiple traffic safety concerns were reported, recently drag racing was observed on Fatherland. Follow-up with Sergeant Ware determined 0 traffic police are currently assigned to East Precent. Call non-emergency police number, enough reporting may drive additional attention & resources for resolution. Kelly Collier noted if funding allows the Neighborhood could investigate funding additional patrols, etc. In the interim please continue reporting crime via 911 or non-emergency as appropriate.
Stephanie - (former homeowner) of our neighborhood, now homeless needs assistance. Alice discussed situation with Sergeant Ware, guidance was other than reaching out to assistance services, w/o conservatorship or arrest for criminal behavior there may be limited options. When police are contacted a mental health team may respond (Note: This police force mental health team includes 3 people to cover all metro area and threats to life of self/others are prioritized). Lois Layne will investigate options for follow-up.
Consensus to pursue a separate fundraiser will be held with Ridley Willis for a book signing and extend opportunity to friends and neighbors beyond Edgefield ($1,000 funds raised previously).
Beautification Traffic/ Bike/ Walk Bryce- Andrew Miller contact to explore extra stop sides or permit parking / no feedback. Carol Norton is alternate contact.
Saturday December 18 will be date for Neighborhood cleanup.
6th & Russell - stop signs /damage not repaired try and get Mika and Titan org to support repair. Bryce will check with crossing guard for notes on people that run signs and investigate application to the Nashville Street Calming project.
Development - Peter Greaves
The Russell Hotel there were 3 commitments made in planning process.
1. Check in at back (confirmation email provided to guests states to check in at front).
2. Hedge in parking lot (not established yet)
3. No meetings (there have been at least 2 events, Micah Lacher, Anchor Investments committed to no more special events would be held at the hotel at our last meeting.
Multiple residents with homes surrounding The Russell are increasingly frustrated with level of commitment to these agreements. Peter Greaves/Alice to schedule small group meeting with Micah Lacher to address these issues and follow-up on these and offer made by The Russell to lend support of Neighborhood association to purchase Street signs. Please let Peter know if you are interested in participating.
Peter Greaves received a escalations homeowner of 815 Fatherland had (leased) home to an at-home business. Based on complaints it appears use appears represents a code violation of permit for home-based businesses (Note the bill sunsets 2023 & will require approval of City Council). In addition to speaking directly with the homeowner, complaints of code violations should be submitted directly to Codes (615)862-6590 or hub.nashville.gov.
Next zoning meeting - includes a reasoning request 5th Ave from Industrial to Residential.
No other critical upcoming issues currently noted on Historic Commission Development/other planning department tracker.
10th & Fatherland (old church property). Kelly Collier will reach out to Danielle Rice, RPM Skyline to schedule a meeting for update on new plans.
Peter to post dates for upcoming planning meetings. Anyone interesting in participating is welcome. Representation at the meetings is good opportunity for Edgefield to build ‘presence’ in planning discussion.
Communication - Sam Ellis
Multiple channels to reach people (and used by neighborhood).
1. Membership roster.
2. List serv is email distribution list posted to Google Doc’s Group Brandon Dyce administers.
3. 949 Petition is another source of email for communication regarding Edgefield (but spans beyond).
4. Social media - Facebook & Instagram.
Goal of committee includes working to align/maintain member data across channels.
Thanks to the communication team for creating the Christmas party site and invites! 250 additional invites will be ordered by Sam.
Note to regarding potential future sourcing from Philip’s printing on Woodland (615)227-5406 www.Philprint.com
Appreciate everyone’s help to flag issues with FaceBook to moderators of comments violating community guidelines.
Friendly reminder - Setup block captain sign-up at the 2/1 meeting.
Events - Bridgette and Kristen
December 16 - Family & friends event to walk the arches and meet Santa. Kristen to post invite on FaceBook.
December 19 - Christmas Party. Please sign-up for food, bring serving dishes, & utensils for your appetizers. Bridget will resend link to sign-up. Sam Ellis will update update the site note anyone is invited to bring an appetizer if they’d like. Day of event- organizers please arrive at 3:30 pm to help setup. Several members will take opportunity to invite neighborhood school, business, and police rep to the party.
April - Historic Edgefield Newcomer Brunch
Jan 30th - Board meeting at Turnip Truck NOTE: This meeting was rescheduled to January 9
Feb 1 Edgefield Neighborhood Association meeting - @ 6:30 - 8:00 pm will be held at Eastside Community Center. Updating setup for 6:00 pm. Philip will take the lead to arrange, video on history, bring archive photo’s, ‘pre-meeting’ to expand engagement. NOTE: This meeting has been changed to a Zoom meeting
Jim & Gracie - Your friends and neighbors are pulling for your full and speedy recovery!
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