City of Goodlettsville News Releases

Goodlettsville Parks and Recreation Update on Closures and Current Park Status
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Goodlettsville, TN – In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, and out of an abundance of caution and safety for our patrons, Goodlettsville Parks and Recreation has deemed it necessary to close several facilities and all playgrounds within the City of Goodlettsville. The following areas within the parks are closed: 

•    Peay Park Playground
•    Restrooms inside Peay Park
•    Delmas Long Community Center
•    Moss-Wright Park Playground
•    Moss-Wright Park Fitness Center
•    Restrooms at Moss-Wright Park with the exception of the restrooms at Field 1 and across from the football fields
•    Pleasant Green Park Playground
•    Restrooms inside Pleasant Green Park
•    Gateway Park Playground

Our parks and trails will remain open, but park users are urged to use proper social distancing techniques as laid out by the CDC. 

“Through all of this, we have seen a drastic increase in the use of our parks, which is what we love to see, but we want to be sure our patrons are following the suggested guidelines to ensure their safety and reduce spread of the virus. So, keep walking on the trails, playing frisbee in the greenspace, or hanging hammocks in the trees, but please do it with respect for those around you and in compliance with public health guidelines.” –Sarah Jennings, Interim Director of Parks and Recreation 

The City of Goodlettsville understands the importance of offering our residents viable recreational opportunities within our parks and we will continue to monitor the evolving risk of COVID-19 to ensure we are doing our part to help flatten the curve. To find out more on park closures and cancellations, visit us online at www.goodlettsville.gov. 


Goodlettsville small businesses affected by the COVID-19 virus may apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans through the Small Business Administration
Posted on: March 26, 2020 

“As we navigate through the COVID-19 global pandemic, the City of Goodlettsville Economic & Community Development office will provide updates and resources for the business community as they are rolled out by Governor Bill Lee,” says Mary Laine Hucks, Director of Economic Development.

Currently, small businesses, defined as having under 500 employees, may apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans for up to $2 million to help meet financial obligations. These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other operating expenses. The interest rate is 3.75 for small businesses without credit available elsewhere; businesses with credit available elsewhere are not eligible. The interest rate for non-profits is 2.75%. The loans offer long-term repayments in order to keep payments affordable, up to a maximum of 30 years. Terms are determined on a case-by-case basis, based upon each borrower’s ability to repay. Right now the SBA is saying there will be a deferment of payment for the first year; this is not set in stone yet.

“It is the goal of the City of Goodlettsville to assist our local businesses in any manner possible as we go through this downturn in our local economy as a result of the COVID-19 virus,” said Tim Ellis, Goodlettsville city manager.

Here is the link to apply for the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela

Delays are expected, and you may want to consider applying in off-peak hours, 7:00am to 7:00pm.

Applicants may also call the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance.

All questions may be directed to the: City of Goodlettsville Economic Development Department 615-851-3211 mlhucks@goodlettsville.gov


City of Goodlettsville Reassures Citizens
Posted on: March 25, 2020

The City of Goodlettsville would like to reassure our citizens that we are open for business. Essential services such as police, fire, sewer, and trash are fully operational and will remain in operation to provide necessary public safety.

“Our citizens staying safe is our primary concern. We want them to continue to use the recommended safety measures from the health department and encourage the citizens to keep doing what you have been doing to help flatten the curve. I ask that you take the necessary safe actions that still allow you to support our local businesses by ordering take-out, curbside pickup, and home delivery from a number of our local establishments offering this service. Above all stay safe and be kind to one another.” – Mayor Jeff Duncan

In order to better serve any resident who may have needs or questions in regards to the COVID-19 virus, the City of Goodlettsville has designated the phone number 615-851-2200 as its COVID Hot-Line. When calling this hot-line number you will be transferred to a trained staff member who will offer assistance in: resource referral for answering medical questions, discussing the process for testing, and coordinating a volunteer to help with getting groceries, prescriptions, and any other personal needs.

Additionally, the City of Goodlettsville has deemed it beneficial to its citizenry to create a webpage dedicated to providing updates on the virus. This webpage serves as a single source to the latest information from the Center of Disease Control and the Tennessee Department of Health. It also includes the most up to date announcements as it relates to City of Goodlettsville facilities and programs, public safety announcements, and restaurants offering takeout services, as well as, all federal, state and local declarations. The webpage can be found by clicking the emergency alert at the top of our website www.goodlettsville.gov.

Please know that our plan is consistently changing, with the safety of our citizens at the forefront of the conversation. We are continuing to adapt our preparedness plan to specifically address COVID-19 through guidance from the TN Department of Health and other resources.

City Manager, Tim Ellis reassures citizens that “the City is concerned about the health, safety and well-being of our citizens and we will continue to provide essential services that are expected. During this time, please remember to stay the course and stay calm, because we are Goodlettsville and we will overcome.”


Goodlettsville Announces COVID-19 Utility Billing Notice
Posted on: March 23, 2020

The City of Goodlettsville recognizes the unexpected financial hardships of its residential and commercial utility customers as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Service interruption, penalties and/or late fees for sewer, sanitation and stormwater are temporarily suspended between March 26, 2020 and May 26, 2020.

Also, between March 26, 2020 and May 26, 2020, the City of Goodlettsville will waive the 3% credit card processing fee for all on-line payments. *Note-our credit card processor will continue to charge $1.25 per transaction.

Although we are making these adjustments, we still encourage our customers to make whatever payment they can during this time, to avoid building up a large balance that may be harder to pay off later.


GOODLETTSVILLE COVID-19 HOTLINE NUMBER CREATED
Posted on: March 18, 2020

In order to better serve any residents who may have needs or questions in regards to the COVID-19 virus, the City of Goodlettsville is pleased to announce that it has designated the phone number 615-851-2200 as its COVID Hot-Line.  When calling this hot-line number you will be transferred to a trained staff member who will offer assistance in a variety of ways.  Some of the ways in which the hot-line may assist a resident is by the following:

  • Answering Medical Questions
  • Discussing the process for COVID-19 testing
  • Coordinate a volunteer to help senior adults and other adults with medical conditions in getting their:
  • Groceries
  • Prescriptions
  • Any other personal needs
  • Answer any other questions and concerns in regards to the COVID-19 virus.

The Goodlettsville COVID-19 Hot-Line will be become functional at 9:00 a.m.  on Thursday, March 19, 2020 and will be available Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will remain in place until it is not longer needed.

Please remember that the City of Goodlettsville has created a webpage dedicated to the COVID-19 virus locally.  It is updated daily and contains information about closures, cancellations, restaurants providing curbside / carryout / delivery service, general information from the Center for Disease Control and national and state updates.


Goodlettsville Municipal Court Cancelled
Posted on: March 14, 2020

In response to the COVID 19 pandemic, The Tennessee Supreme Court has postponed ALL in person Court proceedings in the state, including the City of Goodlettsville Municipal Court, through March 31.   Following/Below are the rescheduled dates for City of Goodlettsville Municipal Court March 17 dockets:

 8:30 a.m. Tuesday March 17 docket is rescheduled for 8:30 Tuesday April 21. 

 1:00 pm. Tuesday March 17 docket is rescheduled for 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 14. 

You may contact the City of Goodlettsville Customer Service Center at 615-851-2200.