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Downtown Kingston Springs Featured on Tennessee Crossroads

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Beautiful downtown Kingston springs was recently featured on an episode of Tennessee Crossroads.  The spotlight was on some of our local businesses and their owners, as well as the South Cheatham Library.  Click HERE to view the segment.




Candidate Meet and GGreet in Kingston Springs

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The Kingston Springs Board of Commissioners hosted a Meet and Greet in the Activity Center at LL Burns Park for candidates running in the August 2018 Cheatham County election.  This was an informal event that allowed Town residents to meet the candidates, and ask specific questuions before heading to the polls to vote.



Activity Center Dedicated to Laurie Cooper

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The Activity Center at LL Burns Park was recently dedicated to retired Kingston Springs City Manager Laurie Cooper.  Cooper served as City Manager for the Town from 1995 to 2015 and was instrumental in expanding the Town's park system and the construction of the Activity Center.  Congratulations Laurie Cooper on this well deserved honor.

 


2018 Art in the Park Application Available

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The 2018 Art in the Park Event is scheduled for Saturday, October 6, 2018 and will run from 10:00am to 4:00pm.  Art, food, music, food trucks, beautiful setting - it's easy to see why this event is so popular.  As always, booth space for this popular event is FREE.  See the full brochure and application HERE and sign up today!

 

 

 

 

KS Fall 2018 Youth Soccer Sign-Up

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Kingston Springs Fall 2018 Youth Soccer registration is now open through August 4, 2018.  Of note, timeframes are tight so there will be NO LATE REGISTRATION WEEK for this Fall season - NO applications will be accepted after Saturday, August 4th.  Drop off your forms at City Hall between now and Saturday, August 4th.  City Hall will also be open Saturday August 4th from 9:00 - 12:00 for Soccer Registration only. Again, there will be no late registration and no applications will be accepted after August 4th. Season is scheduled to run August 18th through October 20th, 2018.  Contact Kingston Springs Parks Department at 615-952-9885 with any questions.
Applications can be picked up at City Hall or found HERE

 

Annual Fishing Rodeo at LL Burns Park set for June 9, 2018

L.L. Burns Park Splash Pad This will be held on Saturday, June 9th at the pond at L.L. Burns Park.  All kids ages 4 through 12 are eligible to participate.  Registration starts at 5:30 a.m. and fishing starts at 6:00 a.m.  Official fishing will end at 9:00 a.m.  Awards will be made shortly thereafter.  All participants will need an adult signature on the registration.  There is no cost to participate.

Large catfish will be stocked in the pond a few days prior to the Rodeo.  The pond will be closed to the public for several days prior to the Rodeo with no fishing allowed in order to preserve the fish.  The general public may fish after the Rodeo ends at 9 a.m.  It is FREE FISHING DAY in Tennessee on that day, so no license is required for anyone, just for that day.

Fishing awards are provided by the event sponsor, Heritage Bank of Kingston Springs.  Awards will be given for First Cat Fish, Heaviest Catfish, Smallest Catfish and Most Catfish.  There are also “tagged” fish for special prizes.  Numbers will be drawn for door prizes throughout the morning.  Everyone that is registered has a chance to win.

New Town Limits Signs Unveiled

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The new Kingston Springs Town Limit signs were unveiled at the May 2018 Board of Commissioners meeting.  These signs contain the new Official Town Slogan of "The Heart of the Harpeth", and will be installed around Town in the comming days.  Congratulations again to Cullen Sedgwick (shown here with his son Mark) on submitting the selected Town Slogan.

(Pictured left to right: Mayor Tony Gross, Vice-Mayor Bob Stohler, Cullen Sedgwick, Mark Sedgwick, Commissioner Geoff Lorenz, and Commissioner Gary Corlew.  Not pictured, Commissioner Glenn Remick).

2018 Summer Camps Announced

2018 Summer Camps

The Parks and Recreation Department of Kingston Springs is offering summer day camp for ages 6 - 8 and 9-12.  There are two sessions:  Session 1 is June 25th through June 29th and is for 6 – 8 years old. Session 2 is July 16th through July 20th and is for 9 – 12 years old.

The camps’ focus will be nature and the great outdoors.  The camp will be held on the 120 acres of L.L. Burns Park and City Park.  Some of the activities included are fishing, hiking, canoeing, tubing, gardening, camping skills such as tent building and campfires, outdoor cooking, orienteering, and assorted art & craft projects.

Registration will begin on April 1st on a first come, first served basis.  There will be 30 places available in each camp.  Campers must already be 6 years old or no older than 12 when their selected camp starts.  Costs are $175 for the 5-day camp.  Camp will run from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  After care will be available until 6 p.m. for a small additional charge.  Campers will bring their own lunch.  Snacks and beverages are provided.

You can add your camper’s name to the reservation list by calling 952-9885.  (You may leave a message over the weekend.)  This will give you the first opportunity at a place in the camp.  April 1st is the first day of official registration at which time a deposit of $75 is due ($25 is non-refundable upon reservation cancellation).  All camp fees are due May 25th for Session I and June 15th for Session 2.   

Call (615) 952-2110 ext. 22 or e-mail parks@kingstonsprings-tn.gov for more information or to receive a brochure

 

2018 Easter Egg Hunt is Ready to GO!

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The annual Kingston Springs Easter Egg Hunt for 2018 will be Saturday , March 17th at 10:00 AM at City Park. Ages 1-10 can participate but all are welcome to come and enjoy the fun. We'll have over 4000 eggs to find and lots of prizes – remember to bring your own basket. And look for the Easter Bunny while you're there.  Don't be late, starts promptly at 10:00 a.m. Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

2018 KS Board of Commissioners Annual Retreat

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On March 2-3, 2018 the Kingston Springs Board of Commissioners held their annual working retreat at Montgomery Bell State Park.  The retreat was open to the public and the Commissioners discussed current town events as well as initial planning discussions for the 2018-2019 budget year.  In addition, Town Department Heads met with the Commissioners to review completed activities from the past year, and discuss action items for the comming year.

(Pictured left to right around the room: Mayor Tony Gross, Commissioner Gary Corlew, Commissioner Glenn Remick, Commissioner Geoff Lorenz, Vice Mayor Bob Stohler,   Interim City Manager/City Recorder Debbie Finch, Parks Director Brandy Miniat, Police/Fire Chief Bubba Ivey.  (Present but not pictured: Assistant City Manager John Lawless) 

 

KS Spring 2018 Youth Soccer Sign-Up

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Kingston Springs Spring 2018 Youth Soccer registration is now open through February 17, 2018.  Of note, timeframes are tight so there will be NO LATE REGISTRATION WEEK for this Spring season - NO applications will be accepted after Saturday, February 17.  Drop off your forms at City Hall between now and Saturday, February 16.  City Hall will also be open Saturday February 17th from 9:00 - 12:00 for Soccer Registration only. Again, there will be no late registration and no applications will be accepted after February 17th. Season is scheduled to run March 17th through May 12th, 2018.  Contact Kingston Springs Parks Department at 615-952-9885 with any questions.
Applications can be picked up at City Hall or found HERE

 

Slogan Contest Winner Announced

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We’re pleased to announce that the Town of Kingston Springs has a new slogan! “The Heart of the Harpeth” was chosen by the Kingston Springs Board of Commissioners at their December meeting to be the official slogan for the town. The winning slogan was submitted by Cullen Sedgwick of Kingston Springs.

During our recent slogan contest, we received 72 official entries. These entries were then narrowed down by town staff, and three finalists were given to the Commissioners for their vote. Of the finalists, “The Heart of the Harpeth” was a unanimous selection. Over the next few months the new slogan will be incorporated into the Town’s marketing, and eventually into new signage.

So, congratulations to Cullen Sedgwick, and thank you to everyone who participated in the contest. All of the entries were great, and it was a difficult task to pick just one.

And welcome to Kingston Springs, The Heart of the Harpeth

 

Kingston Springs Slogan Writing Contest

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The Town of Kingston Springs is looking for your input on an original slogan that you feel best represents the identity of the Town Kingston Springs.  The slogan should be a short (2 to 8 words) catch phrase that can focus on the people, or the place, but presents what makes Kingston Springs a special place to live.  The slogan will be used in Town communication, social media, website and other promotional materials.  It might even make it to our “city limits” signs.

See full contest information and guidelines HERE

 

KS Fall 2017 Youth Soccer Sign-Up

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Kingston Springs Fall 2017 Youth Soccer registration is now open through August 12, 2017.  Of note, timeframes are tight so there will be NO LATE REGISTRATION WEEK for this fall season.  Drop off your forms at City Hall between now and August 12th.  City Hall will also be open Saturday August 12th from 9:00 - 12:00 for Soccer Registration. Again, there will be no late registration and no applications will be accepted after August 12th. Season is scheduled to run August 26th through October 28th 2017.
Applications can be picked up at City Hall or found HERE

 

 

Annual Fishing Rodeo at LL Burns Park set for June 10, 2017

L.L. Burns Park Splash Pad This will be held on Saturday, June 10th at the pond at L.L. Burns Park.  All kids ages 4 through 12 are eligible to participate.  Registration starts at 5:30 a.m. and fishing starts at 6:00 a.m.  Official fishing will end at 9:00 a.m.  Awards will be made shortly thereafter.  All participants will need an adult signature on the registration.  There is no cost to participate.

Large catfish will be stocked in the pond a few days prior to the Rodeo.  The pond will be closed to the public for several days prior to the Rodeo with no fishing allowed in order to preserve the fish.  The general public may fish after the Rodeo ends at 9 a.m.  It is FREE FISHING DAY in Tennessee on that day, so no license is required for anyone, just for that day.

Fishing awards are provided by the event sponsor, Heritage Bank of Kingston Springs.  Awards will be given for First Cat Fish, Heaviest Catfish, Smallest Catfish and Most Catfish.  There are also “tagged” fish for special prizes.  Numbers will be drawn for door prizes throughout the morning.  Everyone that is registered has a chance to win. 

 

Splash Pad Now Open for Summer 2017

L.L. Burns Park Splash PadThe Splash Pad at LL Burns Park is now open for the 2017 summer season.  Come on out and enjoy the fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 Community Wide Yard Sale

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We have over 70 Sale Participants this year!  Sale is from 8:00AM to 4:00PM.  Click HERE to find your City Wide Yard Sale Map and happy hunting!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basketball Court Installed at City Park

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Construction is now underway for a new Basketball Court at city Park in Kingston Springs.  The court will be full size and lit for evening play.  The park system in Kingston Springs continues to grow so please stay tuned for more exciting developments!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 Art in the Park Application Available

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The 2017 Art in the Park Event is scheduled for Saturday, October 7, 2017 and will run from 10:00am to 4:00pm.  Art, food, music, beautiful setting - it's easy to see why this event is so popular.  As always, booth space for this popular event is FREE.  See the full brochure and application HERE and sign up today!

 

 

 

 

2017 Community Wide Yard Sale

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Have something to sell?  Looking for a good bargain?  Then don't miss this annual event.  Last year there were over 60 yard sales participating in the event and we anticipate it to be bigger this year.  Call City Hall at 615-952-2110 ext. 10 to sign up, and look for maps to all of the sale sights coming soon!



2017 Kingston Springs Farmers and Artisans Market

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The 2017 season of the Kingston Springs Farmers and Artisans Market starts May 20, 2017 and runs through September 30, 2017.  Due to it's popularity, this year the Market will run EVERY SATURDAY from 8:00am to 12:00pm.  That's 20 Saturdays for you to get yummy, localy grown food and beautiful, localy produced crafts.  The Market will be set in the usual location at the corner of East Kingston Springs Road and Harpeth View Trail.  Don't  miss a single week!  Want to be a Vendor?  Find an application and instructions on submittal at the KSFAM website HERE



 Potential Thorntons Project - Questions and Answers

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There have been lots of questions asked about this potential development on Luyben Hills Road and the ones listed below seem to be the most common. Please refer to the links provided for more specific information, and please feel free to call Kingston Springs City Hall at 615-952-2110 if you have additional questions.



Why Thorntons?

The parcels of land Thorntons plans to build on are zoned C2.  C2 zoned areas are referred to as Highway Service Districts and are, according to the towns Zoning Ordinance, “designed to provide adequate space in appropriate locations for uses which serve the needs of the motoring public.”  The majority of parcels on both the north and south of our I-40 exit are zoned C2, and while that particular zoning allows for several different types of commercial businesses, the businesses that tend to settle in these areas are gas stations, restaurants, hotels, ets.

Why not something else, like a restaurant?

While the zoning of the area is controlled by the Town, the lots for sale are privately owned.  As long as a proposed development meets the criteria of the area’s zoning, the Town has no say on what type of business is built on the property.

How many other companies have been interested in the property?

Since the property in question is privately owned, the Town does not know what conversations have taken place between the property owner and potential buyers.  However, the Thorntons project is the first development of that property to come before the Planning Commission since the McDonalds that was previously on the site closed almost two years ago.

What does Commercial Zoning mean?

Commercial districts are designed to provide sufficient space in appropriate locations to satisfy specific functions.  There are several types of commercial districts, each zoned to serve a specific purpose (C1 for a Central Business District, C2 for Highway Services, and C3 for Neighborhood Services).  You can find out more about our Zoning Ordinances HERE.

Can lots in that area be rezoned?

Once lots have been zoned for a particular use, and the lot has been or is being used for its intended purpose, it can be difficult to change the zoning of that lot.  In addition, changing the zoning of a lot that is in initial development is not possible.

What about traffic?

Potential traffic problems are a concern for this development and the Kingston Springs Planning Commission discussed that concern thoroughly at their March Planning Commission meeting (see a video of the meeting HERE).  Although the group representing Thorntons provided an initial traffic study with the development, the Planning Commission has asked them to provide additional information that will be more specific to how the development night affect traffic on Luyben Hills Road – specifically with larger trucks accessing Luyben Hills Road on the north side of the interstate.

Is this another truck stop?

Thorntons calls their development a Travel Center rather than a truck stop.  While this might seem like two names for the same thing, the proposed development differs from Petro on the south side of the interstate.  While the Thorntons station will have a separate canopy for fueling large trucks in the back of the building,  it does not have the amenities (showers, a sit-down restaurant, game room, etc.) associated with many truck stops.  Their concept is a “gas and go” for larger trucks.  There are up to eight parking spaces for large trucks in their back parking lot but they have stated their commitment is to police the lot regularly and not allow parking for long durations.

   

2017 KS Board of Commissioners Annual Retreat

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On February 17-18, 2017 the Kingston Springs Board of Commissioners held their annual working retreat at Montgomery Bell State Park.  The retreat was open to the public and the Commissioners discussed current town events as well as initial planning discussions for the 2017-2018 budget year.  In addition, Gary Jaeckel, Management Consultant from the University of Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service spoke to the group on topics ranging from municipal finance to the roles of the Commissioners in the community.

(Pictured left to right: Mayor Tony Gross, Commissioner Geoff Lorenz, Vice Mayor Bob Stohler, Assistant City Manager John Lawless, Commissioner Glenn Remick.  Present but not pictured: Commissioner Gary Corlew and Interim City Manager/City Recorder Debbie Finch) 

 

KS Spring Youth Soccer Sign-Up

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Kingston Springs Youth Soccer registration is open through February 4, 2017.  Drop off your forms at City Hall  - we'll also be here Saturday (February 4th) from 9:00 - 12:00 for Soccer Registration. Late registration will be the week of February 5th – 10th, 2017. No applications will be accepted after February 10th. Season is scheduled to run March 11th - May 13th 2017.
Applications can be picked up at City Hall or found HERE

 

 

 

Holiday Decorations Installed

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It's looking a lot more festive around town, including new decorations on Luyben Hills Road south of the Interstate 40 intechange - more decorations on the way. A big thanks to Dickson Electric for the assistance in hanging our decorations

 

 

 

 

 

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