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Kolweier Requests Community To “Do What It Takes” To Slow Virus

Mayor Addresses City Regarding Coronavirus

By Leah Williams


Mayor Raymond Kolweier spoke at the regular Nashville City Council meeting on Thursday, November 19, urging citizens and those in the business community to put forth their best efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

“I would like all the citizens of Nashville to do the best of what they can to try and slow this spread down,” Kolweier said.

The comments came after Washington County saw its largest increases in positive cases since the pandemic began earlier this year. Further state mitigations were also put into place, including the closure of indoor video gaming, dining and congregating in bars, among others.

Kolweier reiterated that guidelines are put in place and more diligent measures and acceptance is needed to pull through this trying time.

“They keep talking about using masks and keeping your distance,” he said. I’m sure there are places around town that are questionable. The businesses as well as well. They need to do what they can to keep us safe.”

Kolweier also explained that the continued cooperation of all those involved is necessary.

“People, it’s out there,” Kolweier said. “Let’s try and work the best way we can to work together.”

In other city council news, Police Chief Brian Fletcher provided an update to the city ordinance violations that was discussed at the Nov. 5 meeting. He said three of the properties are under advisement with the deadline to comply fast approaching. A citation for a property is also in the works, Fletcher said, and a possible court date will be held in December.

The fall All-Trash Days stats were announced. The event included 62 residents participating, and the collection filled up two Dumpsters. Other totals include 6.88 tons in materials and 3.72 tons in steel recyclables.

“We had a few more people this year versus last fall,” Councilman Doug Hargan said. “But there was a little bit less collected.”

The next city council meeting will be held on Thursday, December 3, beginning at 7 p.m.


  1. Anonymous on December 1, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    As an elected official, shouldn’t you actually do what you were elected to do? Mitigation’s are already in place yet every restaurant in Nashville is open for indoor dining and every bar is packed. Stop asking people to do their part when you refuse to do yours. Enforce the mandates that are already in place.

  2. Anonymous on November 30, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    Why don’t you pass a mask ordinance in town ? Fine or refuse service to people who do not comply. It’s hard on the local businesses but allowing people to run around without mask is not helping.

  3. Anonymous on November 29, 2020 at 9:11 am

    Mayor Ray Kolweier and Councilman Doug Hargan are consummate leaders who are dedicated to the safety, security and prosperity of all Nashville residents. Those two really care about their city and community. I appreciate their time and service.

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