Town news: Boards have openings; streets to be blocked

Anyone interested in serving on a Nashville board or commission has until Friday, Sept. 2, to return an expression of interest form.

Forms are posted on the town’s website,, or can be picked up at Town Hall, 200 Commercial St., between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Members need not be residents of town.

Commissions with openings are:

  • Nashville Parking and Public Facilities Development Corp. (commonly known as the food and beverage commission): One opening. This group helps budget for and develop parking lots, sidewalks and restrooms.
  • Nashville Development Review Commission: One opening. This group reviews building changes and additions and signs in the Nashville business district.

Streets downtown to be blocked for events

The Nashville Town Council has approved street blockages downtown for the following events:

  • Watermelon Festival benefiting the Brown County Weekend Backpacks Program Saturday, Aug. 27. From 12:30 to 4 p.m., West Main Street will be blocked from Honeysuckle Lane to Bittersweet Lane. Parking along that stretch will be blocked off starting at 10 p.m. or midnight Aug. 26.
  • The We Care Gang’s Abe Martin County Picnic and NASHCAR Outhouse Races Saturday, Sept. 17. West Main Street from Van Buren Street to Bittersweet Lane and Jefferson Street from Molly Lane to Old Hickory Lane will be blocked most of the day. Parking in those areas will be blocked off Friday night.
  • The Parade of Lights Saturday, Dec. 3. It will start on East Washington Street near the high school and take Jefferson, Gould and Van Buren streets back to the high school, between 6 and 7 p.m.