Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Mini Flags on Nashboro Boulevard Are For The Lights

Hello Nashboro Neighbors:

I have been asked by a number of residents what are the mini flags on Nashboro Boulevard all about and what is being dug-up. A couple of weeks ago, I confirmed with Public Works that the installation of the wooden poles lights project was still temporarily on hold. Why? I had heard from a number of Nashboro neighbors that wanted the needed lighting but did not want the wooden poles. I felt that it was necessary to hold up on the project to get a consensus from the community. Needed lighting on Nashboro Boulevard has been an important request for a number of years now. In the meantime over the last year, our Masters Association was attempting to work a deal with Metro or maybe do the project without metro.

Similar to our problem, and as some of you may remember, there was a nearby community that had experienced this same situation. That community was promised the underground wiring from the developer and never got it. When they were annexed into the Urban Service District, metro agreed to do the lighting but would only agree to put up wooden pole lighting pointing to the lower cost to install wooden pole lighting. Like that community, many of us did not want the wooden pole. So what is going on in the middle of Nashboro Boulevard? Something good is what I found out.

The Good News:
Our Masters Association* for Nashboro Village have taken the steps necessary to install the needed lighting on Nashboro Boulevard with underground wiring. They have made the right decision in the interest of safety while keeping the anesthetics of our community looking beautiful. I spoke with the contractor that was hired by our Masters Association, Dayton E. Wauford. He stated that the lighting poles will be very nice with underground lighting. He expects the poles should be up by mid May. The poles will be on both sides of the Nashboro Boulevard where they have identified the need for lighting. According to Mr. Wauford the old poles that exist cannot be used.

A big Thank You to the Masters Association for making the right decision. For the Nashboro Woods Association neigbors, join me in thanking Jo Beth for serving as our neighborhood representative on the Masters Association Board that assisted in this decision. Please thank your representative that serves on the Masters Association on your behalf. Working together is how these things get done.



Vivian Wilhoite
Metro Councilmember, District 29

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* Masters Association is the organization that we pay a fee to in addition to our Homeowners Association fee.

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