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TriStar Summit donates to City
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

TriStar Summit Medical Center presented automated external defibrillators (AED) systems to the City of Mt. Juliet on June 25, 2015 for two local parks: Robinson Park and Jones Family Park. 

Having an AED on-site for quick use if someone experiences sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a potentially life-saving step until emergency medical services arrive. An AED is a computerized medical device that checks a person’s heart rhythm and – if needed – can be used to shock a person’s heart. The automated system helps a rescuer through the steps of using the AED with voice, text and other visual prompts.

Parks are among the public facilities that now have an AED system in an easily accessible location for use in a cardiac emergency. “Our parks have thousands of visitors each year and host various community activities. At any given time we have children, parents, grandparents and athletic teams at our local parks,” said Kenny Martin, city manager and economic development director, City of Mt. Juliet. “Having an AED at our parks allows us to be in a better position to save a life, as sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, at any time.”

According to the American Heart Association, SCA is the leading cause of death in the United States. About 360,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of a hospital each year.

“As a member of our community who sees the impact of sudden cardiac arrest on a regular basis in our hospital, we certainly recognize the importance of having an AED available in public spaces like our local parks” said Jeff Whitehorn, CEO of TriStar Summit Medical Center. “We are honored to donate these AED systems to the city of Mt. Juliet and the community it is now serving.”

TriStar Summit also donated replacement adult and pediatric pads to support ongoing maintenance needs for the devices.

Beckwith North land use amendment fails
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

One major development was denied, while four others were approved in a nearly four hour planning commission meeting Thursday night. 

Beckwith North, the controversial million square foot facility, was denied after a 4-4 vote. The vote was for a land use amendment that would have changed the use of the property from Business Development Center to Business Development Center Impact Zone. That would allow the use of a warehouse facility as opposed to a general office building. Without the land use change, developers can’t move forward with the project as planned. 

Mt. Juliet named Playful City again
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Mt. Juliet is being honored with a 2015 Playful City USA designation for the 6th time. In partnership with the Humana Foundation, KaBOOM! is honoring cities, towns and counties across the country for making their communities more playable. We’re very excited about all the new & upcoming opportunities citizen’s to PLAY in MJ:  wildlife habitat at Robinson Park, Frisbee golf at Jones park, Labors of Love community garden, completed Planet Playground renovations, FREE special events all year long, and so much more.  To get involved, connect with us at or on Facebook and Twitter: @MJParksandRec.

Lebanon Road to get new sidewalks
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Mt. Juliet was recently awarded a grant that would put sidewalks on both sides of Lebanon Road from Nonaville to N. Mt. Juliet Road. 

“These sidewalks without a doubt will be a huge boost in many ways to the Northtown District,” said Mt. Juliet City Manager Kenny Martin. 

The grant is for $943,295, and it was announced by Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer. 

“Improving our facilities for walking, biking, and transit is critical to the continued growth and success of our towns and cities, and these grants help make our communities across Tennessee more livable by creating more transportation options,” Haslam said.

Mt. Juliet Deputy Public Works Director Andy Barlow applied for the grant in 2014. Martin said they are looking into ways at the city with the help of the Mt. Juliet Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee and city staff that they could extend the sidewalks on the north side of Lebanon Road all the way down to the Little League Park. 

MJ named one of best places to live
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Movoto, a real estate brokerage site, recently named Mt. Juliet the 4th best place to live in the Nashville area. 

Mt. Juliet ranked behind Brentwood, Nolensville and Kingston Springs in the rankings. 

“Residents can grab fresh local produce three days a week at the Mt. Juliet Farmer’s Market or enjoy convenient shopping from big name retailers at the Providence Marketplace. Nearby Long Hunter State Park and Old Hickory Lake are perfect spots for nature lovers to explore,” the study reads. 

Factors that went into the study were amenities per capita, standard of living, total crimes per 100,000 people, unemployment rate and average commute time.  Mt. Juliet was seventh in amenities, fifth in standard of living, ninth in crime, 12th in unemployment and eighth in commute. 

Thompson’s Station, Pleasant View, White House, Spring Hill and Goodlettsville were behind Mt. Juliet. Lebanon ranked 13th on the list. 

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