Indoor Tennis/Pickleball Facility On “Pause” For Review, Franklin Road, Wilson Pike, And Other Brentwood News

June is one of my favorite times of year in Brentwood, with the summer concert series in full swing and the worst of the heat and humidity still weeks away (I hope). First and foremost, I’d like to thank all the people who came out and voted in the election this spring.  Voting in an uncontested election is not at…

Documents related to the prospective Indoor Tennis & Pickleball Center in Brentwood

Resolution 2023-57, originally proposed on May 22, gives the City of Brentwood Staff direction and guidance in negotiating with Williamson County on an Interlocal Agreement Concerning Development of an Indoor Racquet Facility in Crockett Park. This link goes to the full content of the proposal: Resolution Tennis Pickleball 2023 Note — this agreement does not constitute final approval of the…

Williamson County Parks & Rec Presentation on a Tennis & Pickleball Complex at Crockett Park 2023

This link will open up the slides Gordon Hampton presented to the Brentwood City Commission in our March 9, 2023.  It includes inforamtion on the Indoor Sports Complex (ISC) Tennis Financials, user data, renderings of the proposed facility, layout, pictures of similar facilities, hours, services, pro-forma financials, Jr. Tennis, and an estimate of operational cost recovery. Crockett Park Tennis &…

What Makes Brentwood “Brentwood”? Election Day Thoughts

Tomorrow (May 2nd) is election day for Brentwood’s City Commission, and as I ask to serve another term, it is also an opportunity to reflect on what makes Brentwood “Brentwood.” Growing up here, it seemed obvious.  Brentwood is that area between Franklin and Nashville that seemed to have the “best of both worlds”.  Even in the early 1980’s when Brentwood…

Keep Brentwood Safe — Newsletter from Vice Mayor Nelson Andrews

Writing a “Keep Brentwood Safe” newsletter turned out to be a bigger job than I thought when I started composing it. The first draft started in January and was mostly about Brentwood’s outstanding public safety with a focus on Brentwood Police, Fire & Rescue. In recent years we have invested in a state-of-the-art police headquarters, added a 5th fire station,…

Tennis, Roads, Parks and People — March 2023 Budget Update From Vice Mayor Nelson Andrews

March – can you believe it? It feels like I ran right past the first of the year, and things are moving quickly everywhere I look. Wasn’t it just days ago we were making a New Year’s resolution, and now we are here giving something up for lent. As a commissioner, it also means: The May 2nd election is getting…

Brentwood Holiday Events, Year-End News & Comments From Vice Mayor Nelson Andrews

Before anything else, I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and a Joyous Holiday Season. As the end of my first term as Vice Mayor and Brentwood City Commissioner approaches, I will say it has been a remarkable experience. This newsletter is longer than I prefer, but with two Brentwood elections happening these next 6…

January Special Election, Cell Coverage, LED Streetlights, and other Brentwood News from Vice Mayor Nelson Andrews

Fall is here, and it is one of my favorite times of year. Volleyball post-season is in full-swing with both Ravenwood and BHS moving to the regionals, our local football teams moving into the second-half of very successful seasons, and tons of people out in our parks enjoying the fields, trails, and other facilities. At the Brentwood City Commission, we…

Remembering Commissioners Smithson, Chalfant and the Way Forward

Since my last newsletter, we have lost two remarkable public servants with the passing of Regina Smithson and Bert Chalfant. I am profoundly grateful to have had the pleasure of knowing both, and will miss them each. There is no “replacing” Commissioner Smithson, but as a commission we are tasked with finding someone to fill the unexpired remainder of her…

Brentwood Budget And Update From Commissioner Nelson Andrews

I hope this finds you well and having a great start on your summer! This time of year we do Brentwood’s budget, and I spend a lot of time thinking about how we consistently deliver important services in addition to things we love such as parks and our beloved library. In addition to daily operations, we are called to think…