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Friday, December 9, 2011

Water Bill

Hello All,
As a follow up to the meeting on Monday evening, I wanted to let everyone know that I found a friend of some friends of mine, who is a contact at the Mayor's Office. His name is Billy Fields and he is the Director of the The Mayor's Office of Neighborhoods. I explained to him the West End Station Water Bill situation. He was extremely willing to help. He asked me for a copy of the water bill, which I forwarded from Kyle McGavin. He wants to contact Metro Water himself and find out the whole story. He says he is willing to meet with us in person, too. I will keep you posted on what he finds out.
I felt very good about our conversation, and that if there is going to be any kind of adjustment to the bill, this is the best approach.
Jami Francescon

Saturday, September 10, 2011



          The Sylvan Park Neighborhood Association invites you to "Walk Through History" during the 2011 Sylvan Park Home Tour, happening this Saturday, September 10, from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Also, this Saturday. Tour the new McCabe Community Center.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Message From Our Councilman


I've been asked today by the Mayor's office to remind our neighborhoods about the Walk 100 Miles event on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. along the Richland Creek Greenway.

Hope to see you there.

Thank you,

Jason Holleman
Metro Council, District 24
4210 Park Avenue
Nashville, Tennessee 37209

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Second Harvest Food Bank Donations Needed

This Saturday is Stamp Out Hunger, the Nation's largest single-day food drive! Saturday morning, please place a bag of non-perishable food items by our mailboxes and our letter carrier will donate the items to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, which serves 46 counties in Middle and West Tennessee! Their goal is to raise 1 million pounds throughout their service area! 

If you miss the food pickup, you can donate your items in the collection bins at any Kroger or Dollar General store. Most needed items are peanut butter, canned meat, canned vegetables, canned fruit, pasta, and cereal.

Friday, May 6, 2011

SPNA Yard Sale Saturday May 14

Hello neighbors,
The Sylvan Park Neighborhood Association Yard Sale is Saturday May 14 and as residents of West End Station, we are welcome to participate. The sale will run from 8am to 2pm.  At the end of the sale, a truck from Goodwill will come around and pick up any items you would like donated to charity.

There is a $15 fee to participate covering advertisement for the sale. The fee will be divided by the number of participants. So far we have 2 houses participating, so if it ends up just being those 2 houses, they will pay $7.50 each.

You will be responsible for set up and clean up of your items. Set up on your front/back porch or sidewalk in front of your house. This is an approved sale by WES HOA, normally it would not be acceptable to set up a yard sale in front of your home.

Take advantage of this opportunity to purge unwanted items, and participate in a very well promoted yard sale for a small fee. SPNA distributes a map with all the homes participating, and puts up balloons and signs to attract customers. It super easy, you gather unwanted stuff, price it,  and move it out to your porch. You don't even have to move it back in, Good Will will come pick up what you don't want.

If you are interested in participating, please contact:
Jami Francescon

Thursday, April 7, 2011

"No Parking" Signage Issue

I spoke to the painter and told him that it was not done correctly.  We’d met with him a couple weeks ago and asked him to paint the no parking in small letter on the curb in white.  He called me yesterday and said that he painted one in white and it wouldn’t stand out so he recommended yellow.  Obviously the size of the letters is unacceptable and I’m not sure yellow is the right choice.

The developers’ plans were to paint that entire curb red with no parking painted in white. (See photo attached).  We curtailed that by stopping the painter last year before he got to that section.  That section is a fire lane and cannot have cars parked along it so we need something there.  Signs seem like a poor choice aesthetically.  Curb painting seems like the least intrusive way.  Along with it being a fire lane, the garbage truck has complained about not being able to access the dumpster when cars are parked along that curb.

He is letting me know when he's coming back (after he gets the 6" stencil). He said it might be difficult, or not possible to completely remove the yellow letters from the curb without painting over them.  He said he can try to find a paint that matches the curb.  I agree that 6" white letters would look the best.  But depending on how the curb looks after he paints it, stand alone white letters might not work. We have some options for painting that curb.  See second photo for a green curb. See third photo for white box with black letters.  The rest of the curb would be the natural concrete. That might look better.  He will also black out the yellow on the road.

I’d really like to hear preferences from the homeowners that live along that row, since it’s visible from your homes.

Casey Zolezzi

Feel free to leave comments here.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

WES Spring Picnic April 16

Hello Neighbors,

We are happy to be having our first neighborhood picnic of 2011 on Saturday, April 16th at 4pm. We hope everyone can join us!

The plans are to pull a few grills into the greenspace and cook up some burgers, veggie burgers, and hotdogs, the sides and desserts will be potluck.
If your house number is even, please bring a side dish, if your house number is odd, please bring a dessert.

Can't wait to enjoy the beautiful weather with everyone!

Adrienne, Casey, and John

Feel free to leave a comment on what you are bringing, so we don't have everyone bringing the same things.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Save the Date

We are in the planning stages of a Neighborhood Picnic for April 16 around 3 pm.
Any input would be appreciated.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Glass Recycling

We all believe it is a valuable service and it sounds like many homeowners want to sign up.  We've giving Shawn (Gunner's dad) the go ahead to service our community on a per homeowner basis.  I've explained to Shawn that the bins will not be able to be stored on the porches permanently, instead homeowners will place them on their porches on the pick-up day.  I'm sending Linda the information so she can send out a notification of this service to all homeowners.


Message from Gunner:
Hello 37209! We officially have enough people to get started and have cleared all association permissions! I am very excited to bring you our service and hope that it is as good of an experience for you as our current customers. Please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns. Here is more information to get you started March 16:
1.) The fee is $6 per month and includes two pickups per month. Each pickup is for one 18-gallon bin. If you require multiple bins, we can make special arrangements. There is a $9 startup fee to cover the cost of our bin. Most customers choose to pay for six months at a time, or $45 the first time and $36 each renewal. Some customers pay for one full year. If you wish to pay via PayPal, please visit and go to the bottom of the page and select the $45.00 option. There is a $1.50 fee to cover PayPal's charge in the renewal fee, but the $45.00 statup fee includes the Paypal fee. Checks can be made payable to Gunner's Glass Recycling and mailed to PO Box 68364 Nashville, TN 37206.

2.) Bin Delivery will occur March 16th. A bin will be delivered to your home. Please leave any stockpiled glass on your front porch if you would like it taken away. If there is more than two bins of glass, then we will use February for your start date. Unfortunately, our trailer space is limited and we can only get one bin per customer per pickup.

3.) The 2011 pickup schedule is posted on our website and will be updated with Sylvan Park 1 soon. You are in the group Sylvan Park. We pick up your area on Wednesdays. The schedule for April is Apr 6th and 20th. We send an email reminder the day before service. As your neighborhood grows, we might split the route to the following week on Wednesday, so please be flexible as our small business grows and continues to make adjustments to provide the best service possible. You will be emailed if there is a change to your service day, but I don't foresee that happening until May or so.

4.) We will email you a few weeks before your next payment is due as a reminder.


Monday, January 24, 2011

Girls Night Out 304 Sylvan Park Lane

Hi, Ladies of West End Station.
You are all invited to a Girls Night Out Stella and Dot Jewelry Party on Thursday night. Drop in any time b/w 6:30 and 8:30. I'm hoping this is another chance to mingle with the neighbors and get to know each other.
Jami Francescon
304 Sylvan Park Lane