SouthMinster Construction Meeting Sept 30

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SouthMinister Update

Southminster Presbyterian Church presented their plans for the property on W Longdale and Harding near Norman Binkley. This is the first of many meeting about their plans. They plan to expand their Daycare, add a coffee shop, and build a 60 unit space of affordable housing.

The coffee shop would require rezoning for that building only. The other areas would not need rezoning

Here is the document they presented. They handed a print out of this and it was on their QR code that was on screen during the slide show. Southminster has a form for questions or sign up for emails for their community updates and events, Fill out the form here. 

They are planning another meeting on September 30. They have not announced the time yet.

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Proposed Amendment to the Southeast Community Plan

The next meeting is VERY important. Metro Planning Department is hosting a meeting on Monday, August 23rd from 6:00 – 7:00 pm to explain what they are proposing.

In response to a request from the property owner of 444 Lynn Drive to change zoning for his property, the planning Department is responding with a proposed amendment to the Southeast Community Plan. The areas they want to change are on Trousdale from Elysian Fields Road to Blackman Road and on Harding from Trousdale to Wauford. The request would change the land use policy from Suburban Neighborhood Maintenance (T3 NM) to Transition Policy and possible strategic areas of Suburban Neighborhood Center (T3 NC) policy. The changes will not actually change the zoning of the properties but it would allow future zoning changes.

To view the announcement of the meeting, go to:

The amendment is identified as 2021CP-012-002. You can learn more at

Attending the virtual meeting on Monday is the most important way to have your voice heard.

But you should also share your thoughts with:

We suggest that between now and Monday at 3 pm that you email Anna Grider and carbon copy our Metro Council representative Courtney Johnston (and feel free to copy CAHNA at Please use this subject line “Southeast Community Plan Proposed Amendment 2021CP-012-002” or something similar. And in the body of the email share your thoughts on the proposed changes.

Go to this website to join the meeting on Monday:

After Monday’s meeting, the next step in the process is for the amendment to go before the Planning Commission. It is currently on the agenda for the September 9th Planning Commission meeting. There will be another email from CAHNA about that meeting after Monday.

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Tomorrow! Quarterly Meeting

October Quarterly Meeting on Facebook Live – Saturday, October 17th at 10 am
Join us for our virtual quarterly meeting Saturday, October 17th, at 10 am via Facebook Live. We will be joined by our District 26 Metro Councilwoman Courtney Johnston, District 7 School Board Representative Freda Player-Peters, and District 53 Tennessee State Representative Jason Powell.

We will also be joined by Vivian Wilhoite, the Assessor of Property for Metropolitan Nashville & Davidson County. She will discuss the process that her office goes through to assess property. 

Just go to our Facebook page to join the meeting: You can submit questions there as well.

We look forward to hearing from our esteemed community representatives. Even though we cannot gather together for fellowship, doughnuts, and coffee, we are connected in spirit and community.

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Halloween Parade

Join us on Saturday, October 31st, for a Halloween car parade! Everyone is welcome to participate. We will gather at Croft Middle School at 2:00 pm and drive slowly through the neighborhood. We will be handing out goodie bags while supplies last. You may participate two ways, one is by participating in the car parade or come out and greet us and catch some goodies.

We will end at Southminster Presbyterian Church, where Telos is hosting a Trunk-Or-Treat that everyone is invited to attend. The event is from 3 to 5 pm at the church, which is at the corner of Harding and Danby.

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Updates from councilman Jeremy Elrod

Jeremy Elrod has these updates

 Every four years, each property in the state is reappraised for the purposes of how much the property owner must pay in property taxes. As the Davidson County Property Assessor’s Office finishes its reappraisals, it’s looking like Council District 26 (which Caldwell Abbay Hall is in) will see around a 44% increase from the last appraisal four years ago. Home values going up is a good thing, except for when it’s time to pay property taxes. The property tax rate will have to be adjusted and lowered, but we can expect to see an increase in our property tax bill simply because our homes are worth more. 

Our school system is seeing is seeing an increased number of students. Both Norman Binkley Elementary and Overton High School are undergoing additions and renovations. These additions help to keep up with some of the growth in South Nashville and in the Overton cluster, but eventually a new elementary school will have to be built in the area. 

· Coming soon, Public Works will be building a sidewalk on Wauford Drive from Harding Place to the existing sidewalk near the school.

· Mayor Megan Barry will be delivering her State of Metro address on April 26 at 10 am at Bridgestone Arena, which the unveiling of her budget proposal.

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Update: Metro Nashville Public Schools

Each April is budget season for Metro Nashville Public Schools, and the Nashville School Board is working hard to finalize the school system’s proposed budget for the 2017-18 school year. The current draft budget calls for a 7.1% increase to fund increases in salaries and benefits, hire additional teachers to support English Learners, expand advanced academics, and strengthen early grades literacy programs. Click here for more information on the MNPS budget process.

Later this spring, the nine-member school board will finalize development of a new strategic plan, which we’ll use to establish new tools to hold Dr. Shawn Joseph, the director of schools, accountable for progress. At Croft Middle School, we’re developing a new technology initiative that will strengthen the school’s partnership with the Nashville Zoo. I’ll report back with the details of this exciting new initiative as it unfolds.

– Will Pinkston, Nashville School Board

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Norman Binkley News Spring 2017

Norman Binkley News

Disney’s Aladdin
Our 3rd and 4th graders will be performing Disney’s Aladdin in May. All are invited to attend!
Show Times:
Thursday, May 4th at 6:30 pm
Friday, May 5th at 6:30 pm
Saturday, May 6th at 1:00 pm
You can purchase tickets in the front office of the school between 8:30 and 2:30. Some tickets will be available at the door. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12.

Donations Needed

During the school year, most of our students eat breakfast and lunch at school. During the summer however, many families may need help providing these meals for their children. We are currently accepting gift cards to Kroger and Walmart to help feed our students over the summer.

The school supplies are coming! Be on the lookout for great deals in stores this summer! We would love any donations of school supplies for the 2017-18 school year! Teacher wish lists will be available online and paper copies are located in the school lobby.

School Tours

If you’d like to schedule a school tour led by one of our Student Ambassadors, please call the office (615) 333-5037. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Thanks for your continued support.

From Megan Brewington at Norman Binkley:

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Jason Powell January Update

New General Assembly Sworn in

State Representative Jason Powell reports that the 110th General Assembly was officially sworn-in on Tuesday, January 10th. Legislation will be introduced over the next month then considered over the next several months.

Possible Gas Tax Increase

Rep. Powell is working with TDOT to hold a public forum to discuss Nolensville Pike with the community. A possible gas tax increase is being strongly considered so this has delayed TDOT’s staff schedule until now. The forum will be announced to the Association when scheduled in hopes of maximum participation.
Anyone wanting to share a bill idea or discuss legislation can contact Rep. Powell at or on his cell phone at (615) 473-7878.

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CAHNA Second Traffic Rally: Tomorrow!

The Second Traffic Rally is Monday May 16.  Come join us at one of our three locations on Monday, May 16th from approximately 7:15-8am. We will have signs and the new CAHNA t-shirt for you to wear and keep.

These are approximate meeting locations and CAHNA steering committee members may have us move within that block to be in a safe and effective place:

1.) 306 Lynn drive
2.) 332 Gaywood drive (the corner of Gaywood and Binkley)
3.) Lynn drive (meet at the corner of Lynn and Hall Ct. Which is near Lynn and Wauford).

The  first rally was covered by Fox 17 and WSMV!

Ellen Britton and others who live in the Caldwell Abbay Hall neighborhood held brightly colored signs to remind drivers of the speed limit.

Read more: You read more about the news coverage on the updated

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