Waste Management has announced an increase in rates for customers in the city of Nashville. In a letter addressed to the council and mayor, the company says this is an annual increase based on the Consumer Price Index and fuel expenses. The new pricing will result in a 33 cent increase for residential customers and a 2.7 percent raise in commercial rates. The council questioned Mayor Billy Ray Jones about the contract and expense of using the service.
In other business, the Nashville city council discussed ideas for a crosswalk at the intersection next to Wilson Park, at a Tuesday meeting. Public Works Director Larry Dunaway talked about one idea that would bring Mount Pleasant and Pope Streets to an L shaped intersection. This would allow pedestrians to safely cross and better manage traffic in that spot, instead of having the street curve as it does now. Councilman Matt Smith was opposed to the idea and said that school buses would have trouble making turns onto Mt Pleasant Drive in addition to making the school traffic worse than it already is. Dunaway said the plans would include plenty of room to make a wide turn. The project already approved includes sidewalks up to the site and a footbridge crossing the creek. You can see the drawing on our Facebook page and leave your thoughts on the idea.