By Leah Williams
The Nashville City Council approved a $12,000 donation to the Nashville Chamber of Commerce during its regular meeting on Thursday, June 20.
Chamber President Tom Speedie said the Nashville chamber has seen several successes the past year, including a popular Nashville Fall Fest last September.
“We had another good year,” Speedie said. “We had another good fall festival. It was well attended, and it continues to grow.”
Membership in the Nashville Chamber of Commerce is also expanding. Speedie reports that there are approximately 150 current members, up from 100 last year.
This year’s Fall Festival is scheduled for September 27 and 28. The council had also approved the street closures for the event that weekend.
The amount approved is similar to contributions in the past. Mayor Erik Rolf said the chamber holds ribbon cutting gatherings as well as the festival, which brings a lot of tourism to the city.
“It is a great organization that does a lot for our city,” Rolf said.
The funds for the contribution are to come out of the city’s hotel tax.
In other city council news, Rolf said the council will hold one meeting in July. Because the regular meeting date falls on Independence Day, the monthly meeting has been set for July 11. No regular scheduled meeting will be held on the third Thursday of the month, July 18.
At the July 11 meeting, Rolf said he plans to request to have the authority to pay any bills that may need to be taken care of before the Aug. 1 meeting.