By Alex Haglund
The Nashville City council approved promoting a police officer, Johnathon Stambaugh, from part time to full time at their second meeting of the month, held on the evening of Thursday, July 19 at City Hall.
Stambaugh is replacing Officer Jeff Heinzl. Heinzl’s switch to part-time status was approved by the council at their June 7 meeting, when they also authorized police chief Brian Fletcher to seek a replacement for him.
Tom Speedie, president of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce spoke with the council, requesting financial support from the city of Nashville.
The Council approved a donation of $12,000 to the Chamber of Commerce. They have approved donations in this amount previously, which in turn helps the Chamber to promote Nashville and its businesses.
Speedie had a second annual request for the city as well – for street closures around the Washington County Courthouse on the last weekend in September, for the annual Fall Festival.
Road At Park Now Forys Drive
The road that goes from near the ballparks over the bridge and to the Municipal Golf Course at Nashville memorial Park now has a name: John Forys Memorial Drive.
The sign marking the drive has already been put in place. This provides the road with a name that can be easily be found by first-responders in the case of a 911 call originating there.
The council approved making two other donations at the meeting. First, a donation of $250 was made to renew the city’s sponsorship in the Nashville Community High School Music Patrons Program.
The second donation was a sponsorship for the Big O Memorial Golf Scramble. Proceeds from the scramble will help to support the Marching Hornet’s trip to New Orleans and the Sugar Bowl for a New Year’s Day performance.
The council approved the city’s annual appropriations ordinance, defraying all necessary expenses and liabilities for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.