Updates from councilman Jeremy Elrod

Jeremy Elrod has these updates

 Every four years, each property in the state is reappraised for the purposes of how much the property owner must pay in property taxes. As the Davidson County Property Assessor’s Office finishes its reappraisals, it’s looking like Council District 26 (which Caldwell Abbay Hall is in) will see around a 44% increase from the last appraisal four years ago. Home values going up is a good thing, except for when it’s time to pay property taxes. The property tax rate will have to be adjusted and lowered, but we can expect to see an increase in our property tax bill simply because our homes are worth more. 

Our school system is seeing is seeing an increased number of students. Both Norman Binkley Elementary and Overton High School are undergoing additions and renovations. These additions help to keep up with some of the growth in South Nashville and in the Overton cluster, but eventually a new elementary school will have to be built in the area. 

· Coming soon, Public Works will be building a sidewalk on Wauford Drive from Harding Place to the existing sidewalk near the school.

· Mayor Megan Barry will be delivering her State of Metro address on April 26 at 10 am at Bridgestone Arena, which the unveiling of her budget proposal.

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Update: Metro Nashville Public Schools

Each April is budget season for Metro Nashville Public Schools, and the Nashville School Board is working hard to finalize the school system’s proposed budget for the 2017-18 school year. The current draft budget calls for a 7.1% increase to fund increases in salaries and benefits, hire additional teachers to support English Learners, expand advanced academics, and strengthen early grades literacy programs. Click here for more information on the MNPS budget process.

Later this spring, the nine-member school board will finalize development of a new strategic plan, which we’ll use to establish new tools to hold Dr. Shawn Joseph, the director of schools, accountable for progress. At Croft Middle School, we’re developing a new technology initiative that will strengthen the school’s partnership with the Nashville Zoo. I’ll report back with the details of this exciting new initiative as it unfolds.

– Will Pinkston, Nashville School Board

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Norman Binkley News Spring 2017

Norman Binkley News

Disney’s Aladdin
Our 3rd and 4th graders will be performing Disney’s Aladdin in May. All are invited to attend!
Show Times:
Thursday, May 4th at 6:30 pm
Friday, May 5th at 6:30 pm
Saturday, May 6th at 1:00 pm
You can purchase tickets in the front office of the school between 8:30 and 2:30. Some tickets will be available at the door. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12.

Donations Needed

During the school year, most of our students eat breakfast and lunch at school. During the summer however, many families may need help providing these meals for their children. We are currently accepting gift cards to Kroger and Walmart to help feed our students over the summer.

The school supplies are coming! Be on the lookout for great deals in stores this summer! We would love any donations of school supplies for the 2017-18 school year! Teacher wish lists will be available online and paper copies are located in the school lobby.

School Tours

If you’d like to schedule a school tour led by one of our Student Ambassadors, please call the office (615) 333-5037. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Thanks for your continued support.

From Megan Brewington at Norman Binkley:

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Jason Powell January Update

New General Assembly Sworn in

State Representative Jason Powell reports that the 110th General Assembly was officially sworn-in on Tuesday, January 10th. Legislation will be introduced over the next month then considered over the next several months.

Possible Gas Tax Increase

Rep. Powell is working with TDOT to hold a public forum to discuss Nolensville Pike with the community. A possible gas tax increase is being strongly considered so this has delayed TDOT’s staff schedule until now. The forum will be announced to the Association when scheduled in hopes of maximum participation.
Anyone wanting to share a bill idea or discuss legislation can contact Rep. Powell at rep.jason.powell@capitol.tn.gov or on his cell phone at (615) 473-7878.

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CAHNA Second Traffic Rally: Tomorrow!

The Second Traffic Rally is Monday May 16.  Come join us at one of our three locations on Monday, May 16th from approximately 7:15-8am. We will have signs and the new CAHNA t-shirt for you to wear and keep.

These are approximate meeting locations and CAHNA steering committee members may have us move within that block to be in a safe and effective place:

1.) 306 Lynn drive
2.) 332 Gaywood drive (the corner of Gaywood and Binkley)
3.) Lynn drive (meet at the corner of Lynn and Hall Ct. Which is near Lynn and Wauford).

The  first rally was covered by Fox 17 and WSMV!

Ellen Britton and others who live in the Caldwell Abbay Hall neighborhood held brightly colored signs to remind drivers of the speed limit.

Read more: You read more about the news coverage on the updated Caldwell-Abbayhall.com.

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Traffic Rally makes the News

We had great support from MNPD with 3 motorcycle patrols & Sgt. Hume in a patrol car. Several tickets were written but that was not the purpose of the rally. The purpose was to draw attention to the speed limit and ask drivers to slow down & be careful of pedestrians.

You can see the news clip here on the updated Caldwell-Abbay Hall site.

There were more Neighbors out there than they showed. CAHNA Members were at multiple locations in the neighborhood. There is another Rally planned for next Monday.

The meeting locations are:

  • Approximately 306 Lynn Drive (Lynn Drive between Abbay and Danby)
  • The corner of Wauford and Lynn Drive
  • Approximately 332 Gaywood Drive (the corner of Gaywood and Binkley)

If you are interested in joining the next rally get details at NextDoor.com


Channel 4 also did a report read it here.

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Nashville Neighborhoods Celebration


Come celebrate Nashville’s Neighborhoods and enjoy a day full of great activities including:


  • Showcase of Local Neighborhoods
  • Battle of the Neighborhood Bands
  • Neighborhoods Chili Cook-Off & Tasting
  • The Neighbor Games
  • Free Activities for All Ages
  • Great Food from Local Vendors


Free Admission and Plenty of Free Parking



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Fiestas Patrias Sunday at Plaza Mariachi

Nashville will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Fiestas Patrias
Benefitting the Hispanic Family Foundation

Nashville, Tennessee September 10, 2015. The Hispanic Family Foundation will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Fiestas Patrias –a fun-filled, family oriented music festival, with nationally signed touring artists, celebrating the music, culture, and food of the Hispanic community. Join us for this family event and celebrate Nashville’s growing Latino community.

The mission of Hispanic Family Foundation is to improve and strengthen the lives of Nashville’s Hispanic community. Through legal, economic, social, and cultural services, the Hispanic Family Foundation will educate, motivate and elevate the Latino community. The Hispanic Family Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit established in 2013.

Join us on Sunday, September 13 from 2:00-10:00 p.m. to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

Fiestas Patrias FACT SHEET:

Date: September 13, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm (music is scheduled to end at 10:00 p.m.)
Location: Plaza Mariachi ~ Music City 3955 Nolensville Road, Nashville TN 37211 (old Kroger)
Entertainment: Signed Recording Artists, Local Talent, Children’s Fun Zone, Food, Beverages, Prizes Give-a-ways, and Much, Much More!
Fireworks: 8:15 p.m. (10 minute show)

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Caldwell Abbay Hall awarded Strongest Neighborhood Watch Program

Caldwell Abbay Hall was recently acknowledged by nextoor.com as the Strongest Neighborhood Watch Program on nextdoor.com in Nashville. Gary Oakes our nextdoor lead and Tricia Frantz attended the event and are happy to share this news with everyone

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$10 Rabies shots starts Saturday clinic

Metro Nashville animal control begins their Rabies Clinics this Saturday. Rabies shots are only $10 per animal. Clinics run from 1-4pm each Saturday at the below locations.

For the safety of your pet, ALL cats must be in a carrier and ALL dogs much be leashed.
Dogs and Cats 3 months and older MUST be vaccinated against rabies.

Saturday March 14

Dupont Hadley Middle School
Joelton Middle School
Westmeade Elementary School
Tusculum Elementary School
Overton High School
Shelby Park (Riverview Shelter)

Saturday March 21

Brick Church Middle School
Rosebank Elementary School
Amqui Elementary School
Glencliff Elementary School
Hillwood High School
Bellevue Middle School
Two Rivers Park (Shelters 1-4)

Saturday March 28

Julia Green Elementary
Whites Creek Highschool
Inglewood Elementary School
Norman Binkley Elementary School nearest to Caldwell Abbay-Hall!
Pennington Elementary School
Goodlettsville Elementary School
Sevier Park (Shelters 1-2)

RabiesClinicFlyer2015.pdf flyer with full details


Rabies clinic Form fill out rabies form before hand and save time.

It is not listed on the flyer but in previous years they’ve offered shots ans micro-chipping at Animal Control on Harding.

Metro Animal Care and Control
5125 Harding Place
Nashville, TN 37211


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