Tuesday, August 2, 2016

August 2016 meeting

Our next business meeting is Tuesday, August 9, at 6:30 p.m. at Eastwood Christian Church. In addition to our normal police and council updates, we will be distributing the special edition Eastwood Neighbors' Tomato Art Festival t-shirts to everyone who ordered; we will also have a few spares for sale. Also, we will get an update on the Eastwood Village development, information on Red Cross neighborhood shelter teams, and info on the Neighborhood Resource Center's Neighborhood Day. Finally, we will discuss the possibility of adding part of Crieghton Ave to our neighborhood boundaries. See you there.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Special edition Eastwood Neighbors t-shirt

Sunday, July 10, 2016

July 2016 Odd Month Happy Hour

We hope you can join us for Odd Month's return to the House, Porter House Bistro that is. Tuesday, July 12th at 5:30. Good chance to just unwind, eat some great food, and catch up with your neighbors. Please let us know if you think you can make it by rsvp on our Facebook or Nextdoor.com event listings or by emailing Cliff at clippard@me.com.

Monday, June 6, 2016

NOTICE: June 14 meeting location changed

Because of a schedule conflict, our June 14 business meeting will now be held at Smith & Lentz Brewing Co. at 903 Main street. 6:30 PM, kids still welcome. Hope to see you there.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Notes from April 12, 2016 Meeting

Tuesday, April 12
Eastwood Neighbors Business Meeting

The Great American Cleanup goes from March 1-May 31. Mayor Berry's Spring Cleaning is scheduled for April 23 in honor of local Earth Day festivities. Eastwood Neighbors is not organizing a specific event this week due to scheduling conflicts, but anyone interested in activities throughout the city can get more information at http://nashville.stoplitter.gov (http://www.nashville.gov/Public-Works/Community-Beautification/Litter-Prevention.aspx)

Nashville is in need of poll workers to staff voting locations in the city. Anyone interested in volunteering for the November presidential election is encouraged to participate in local elections in August. Interested parties can get more information here: http://www.nashville.gov/Election-Commission/Poll-Officials.aspx

Update on the adaptive reuse/infill project at Hobson Church (corner of Greenwood and Chapel). Oak Tree Partners' Clay Haynes recently met with ENA president Cliff Lippard and councilman Brett Withers to share a near-final landscape site plan. There is also now a web site for the development where interested parties can sign up for email updates: http://www.eastwoodvillagenashville.com

Sergeant Fisher presented the crime recap of the past 30 days. There were 12 total incidents from March 12 to April 11. Of those 12, six were vehicle break-ins. Three of those break-ins were called in by concerned neighbors, resulting in immediate arrests. Two of the vehicles were unlocked, and one had expensive audio equipment in plain sight (message: lock your car and hide your valuables). Sergeant Fisher also recommended serrating one's registration stickers and using specialty bolts to affix plates to discourage either from being stolen. There were two burglaries at the apartments on N. 12th, two aggravated assaults, a shoplifter at CitiTrends, and debit card left behind then stolen from Rosepepper.

Following a discussion of two armed robberies that occurred last month, Sgt. Fisher recommended that neighbors should let him know if they notice streetlights out. His email address: Michael.fisher@nashville.gov

Following in the steps of NashvilleNEXT and nMotion, the city is now master-planning its sidewalks and bikeway infrastructure. There was a kickoff meeting on April 15, but folks can get information from the Walk-n-Bike web site (http://nashvillewalknbike.com/) and are encouraged to fill out this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RNHG7L5

Treasurer Jerry Vandiver reported $120 in dues earned since last meeting, improving out budget to $2,853.91. Neighbors are encouraged to visit our web site for more information about membership: http://www.eastwoodneighbors.blogspot.com/p/membership.html

Councilman Withers reported that paving is planned for Gallatin Road from W. Eastland to Hart Lane over the next few months following a current ongoing water project on the corridor.

New local business owner Kaitlyn Smous introduced nine 12 design, which specializes in residential renovations and additions. More information available on their web site: http://www.nine12design.com/

Adam Carter of Civic Engineering discussed the sidewalk project that has been planned for Franklin Avenue (on the north side of the street, from 16th to Manchester). The work will include curb and gutter throughout and be ADA compliant. They are expecting to be ready to start construction "within three months."

The next Odd Month (neighborhood Happy Hour) is planned for Tuesday, May 10, at Two Ten Jack. We'll plan to meet at 5:30 p.m. An accurate count will help us secure space, and Cliff will be reaching out closer to the date seeking RSVPs.

There was a brief discussion about the possibility of participating in the Tomato Arts Fest in August, either through a tent or walking in the parade. Vice president Bob Rehley is exploring the costs of t-shirts or hats to advertise our group.

Greenwood resident Robert Johnson is interested in formulating a green travel plan for the Eastland corridor, specifically as it relates to pedestrians and cyclists at a future signalized intersection by the Walden development at Chapel and Eastland. He is interested in knowing neighbors thoughts on road capacity and parking vs. multimodal access. He will present the topic at the June 14th meeting and would appreciate candid feedback. In the meantime, Robert can be reached via email at railrobert@gmail.com

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Odd Month Potluck

Don't forget, this coming Tuesday, March 8, is the first annual Eastwood Neighbors Potluck Dinner.  Kids welcome! 6:30 at Eastwood Christian Church.  If you haven't already signed up, you still can at http://bit.ly/1QupgpH.

Sunday, February 14, 2016


Eastwood president, Cliff Lippard, called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM.


1. Dues are, well, due. We are asking Eastwood Neighbors households that are able to pay their $20 due in advance of the April meeting (residents 65+, $10). Dues are not a requirement for voting, but do help the association handle neighborhood business (such as purchasing signage).

2. Fliers are ready to fly (I'll stop after this one, I promise). Thanks to Bob and the Alphagraphics team, and thanks to Wendy for volunteering to coordinate the effort to pass them out. While most of the neighborhood's news is now disseminated in electronic form, we want to make sure to reach out to our offline neighbors and give them a chance to participate as well. Please contact Wendy Windsor (jump.gypsies@usa.net) if you'd like to help pass out fliers.

3. Odd Month in March will be a Potluck at Eastwood Christian Church at 6:30 on Tuesday, March 8. Jackie Hansom has volunteered to coordinate this effort.  She has set up a shared Google document at http://bit.ly/1muKNpL where people can sign up to bring a dish.  Contact her at jackie.hansom@gmail.com if you have any questions.

4. The Metro Historic Commission's "Old House Fair" will take place on March 5, 9a-3p at Sevier Park in 12South. The free, day-long festival showcasing new ideas, practical advice, innovative materials, and quality services for homeowners to learn more about sustainable and historic products and services, and gain tips for planning and executing your project.

This Month's Updates:

Current Metro Nashville property assessor George Rooker came by to meet his neighbors and let us know he is running for re-election. Voting is March 1.

Special thanks to East Precinct Commander David Imhof and Officer Whitney Arnold for bringing the crime report tonight. Commander Imhof wants to remind everyone to remove valuables from your vehicle and lock your doors. Most thefts occur with valuables in plain sight or unlocked doors. Don't leave your car while it is warming up -- criminals are on the lookout for this.

There were 12 incidents this month. Eight case of larceny, including three from vehicles that were unlocked. There were three shoplifting calls at Eastland Kroger, and one cell phone left behind that ended up being taken. There were two armed robberies--one on Greenwood Avenue (suspects fled on foot) and one on Benjamin (suspects kicked down back door and took money from woman inside). Neither set of perps have been caught.

Jerry Vandiver gave us a treasury report. We netted $198.24 since last meeting and our account currently stands at $2,733.91.

Councilman Brett Withers gave us an update on Mayor Barry's sidewalk initiative. There is $15M to split between 35 districts. District 6 is in line for 330 linear feet of sidewalk in the Shelby Hills neighborhood. Closer to home, the issues with the already planned sidewalk on Franklin have not yet been resolved. Future priorities for sidewalks in the East Nashville area include Eastland Ave (southside from 16th east to Walden) and Seymour behind Kroger. 

Two new business owners introduced themselves at the meeting. Jason Boylan, FPN-BC, has brought Third and Church Health Care to Riverside Village. They offer primary care, including peds, as well as a walk-in clinic (8-5, M-F). Todd Hedrick introduced Vinyl Tapbar that is currently renovating the old Family Wash space at Greenwood and Porter. Vinyl Tap hopes to open in May offering 24 craft beer taps.

Clay Haynes returned with an update on his project at the old Hobson Church. Oak Tree Partners has enlisted some new team members to assist in the development, including Southeast Ventures (listing broker), a new landscape architect, and an owner's rep (Derek Lisle of Place Development). Clay mentioned that the team hopes to start work on site in late spring. They plan to rename the development Eastwood Village (as opposed to Greenwood Village). The development now includes 10 single-family homes (the parsonage and three new homes on Greenwood, with six additional homes in the back). Clay anticipates 4-6 weeks to get approval from the historical commission and the council's ok of the Final SP.

The owner and architect for the property at 1206 Chapel (Jeff Corbett and Scott Morton) provided an update on that project. Since meeting with the historical commission and councilman Withers, they have removed the attached garages from the duplex. The current plan is 37' wide and its widest point and features one 2,100-square-foot home and a 2,300-square-foot home. They plan to take the updated plans back to the next historical commission meeting. Since they have met all the commission's request, approval is expected, but neighbors are welcome to voice their opinions. Brett suggested that Cliff send out or post the staff report from Metro once it is released this Thursday or Friday.  That report, which include a staff recommendation for approval, is now available at http://bit.ly/1QZbT30.  The item will be on the Historic Zoning Commission agenda for 2 PM on February 17, 2016.

With no other new business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:30 PM.