By Alex Haglund
The City of Nashville may be getting a good deal on a new fairway mower for the Municipal Golf Course. The matter was discussed at the first city council meeting for September held on Thursday, September 7.
The mower in question was from Belle Rive Country Club, which was due to make a number of upgrades after being selected as a PGA venue.
The mower is a lightly used John Deere 7700 4WD Fairway Unit, and was expected to cost $27,500.
A new mower of this type would cost between $65,00 and $70,000, “it will be a pretty nice piece of equipment, at a good price” said Council member Doug Hargan, who told the rest of the council that the course was expecting to need to replace their fairway mower in the near future anyway. “we probably ought to do it.”
After getting the council’s approval, Hargan said that Belle Rive would be holding the mower, and then Golf Course Superintendent Josh Evans and Justin Kreid, the golf course’s John Deere representative who brought the mower to their attention, would go check the mower out in detail and give their approval or not before the final purchase was made.
Angels For Autism
Heather Maschhoff, one of the organizers for the annual Angels for Autism walk and run held in Nashville, came to the meeting to ask for permission for use of the streets during this year’s run, which will be held on Saturday, September 30, with the run itself setting off at 8 a.m.
As in the past few years, the run will be held the same weekend as the Fall Festival, but the run will start and end at the Nashville Community Center. In the past, the starting point for the race had been near the festival, but crowds from the race and crowds from the festival made for a more crowded situation than most would be comfortable with.
Maschhoff told the council that Angels for Autism, “continues to grow by leaps and bounds,” and she described the many sensory rooms being developed for area schools and other projects that the run’s fundraising contributes to in the memory of Traci Storey.
This is the eighth year for the run, and the city council gave their approval to the route.
“If you need anything for the streets, talk to Rich (Schuette, street department administrator),” said Mayor Erik Rolf, “and if you need anything from the police, talk to Brian (Fletcher, chief of police).”
All Trash Days
Schuette announced the fall all-trash dates, which are a little later than other years, due to a busy early fall. All Trash Days will be Saturday, October 28, Wednesday, November 1, and Saturday, November 4. The compost site will also be open on November 4.
Fletcher told the council that he was still working on collecting information on a new squad car that is to be purchased for the Police Department, he told the council that he was planning on bringing that item before the council at the next meeting.
The city also passed a new reimbursement ordinance in accordance with state law, one which now directs to the city’s employee handbook.