Slow Week, But Some Snippets to Chew On

Sorry about how quiet this site has been this week… all work and no play!!!

First, my friend has emailed me some links to share.  It looks like more sidewalks are coming to our schools, thanks to a grant that the city has received called “Safe Routes to School.”  From the Murfreesboro Post,

City of LaVergne will use the Safe Routes to School funds to construct more than 1,000 linear feet of sidewalk on Floyd Mayfield Drive. The sidewalk will allow kids to walk to several schools, including LaVergne Primary, Roy L. Waldron Elementary, LaVergne Middle, LaVergne Lake Elementary and Rock Springs Elementary Schools, and will also connect to Veterans Memorial Park.

Also the summer food programs are still available.  During June and July free breakfast and lunch are available to ANYONE under 18.   There is a lot of poverty in our community, so please spread the word that meals are available for children throughout the summer at Roy Waldron Elementary School.

The federally funded Summer Feeding program is provided each year in high poverty areas to ensure area children have access to a proper nutrition while school is not in session. Meals also are available for adults, who may purchase breakfast for $2 and lunch for $3. The program will run on weekdays from June 1-July 30 (but will be closed on July 5).

Contact the school for exact times.  Also, here’s a link to the menu.

Finally, word is out that the water at the rock quarry has been turned off by the city.  I’m curious if the city will send a bill for estimated expenses from the past few years.

OPEN THREAD! What are you thinking about besides how to stay cool in this heat??

10 comments for “Slow Week, But Some Snippets to Chew On

  1. Theresa
    June 25, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    I am curious if anybody knows what is being built at the corner of Sand Hill and Fergus. Several years ago there was talk of a gas station when the land was originally cleared. Any ideas?

    • Katherine Kandy Pier
      June 25, 2010 at 8:17 pm

      A couple of years ago a beer permit was granted for a convenience store and the last time I checked the privilege taxes had been paid, even though the building had not been started. So unless the owner sold the land, I would say it is still going to be at least a store.

  2. June 25, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Ok the rock quarry had their water cut off and then came into city hall to pay it. I have heard the bill wasnt too much money. Also I hear that for the 5 yrs of back water they owe they are only being charged $80,000+.
    If the meter showed that they used 16,000 gallons in one day back when this story broke on the news then shouldnt the bill be alot more.

  3. Sherry
    June 25, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    I don't believe that a sidewalk on Floyd Mayfield Drive is going to help students walk safely to Rock Springs Elementary. Somebody needs to look at the map again! 🙂

  4. blah blah
    June 25, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    Seems like I remember reading on the city website that a site plan went through the planning commission for a dollar general store at the corner of sand hill and fergus.

  5. Kitti
    June 28, 2010 at 9:39 am

    Hooray for sidewalks! Wonder when Chaney Road will get them?

  6. June 28, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Any word on the water plant? Are we still under restriction? The restriction slide is still running on Channel 3, but I can't find any more info anywhere.

  7. June 28, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    Haven't heard a thing. Sorry!

  8. Charlie
    June 28, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Water Restriction was lifted Friday. http://www.newschannel5.com/Global/story.asp?S=12

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