Good morning, Nashville. We know we already mentioned the cicadas, but it looks like they’re going to be sort of a big deal! We’re in line to see the 13-year cicadas emerge from the ground sometime in May and they are part of something called Brood XIX, which is the largest brood we have in Middle Tennessee. The last time this area saw a cicada invasion of this size was back in 1998 and we hear it was messy. But hey: Floods, locusts, whatever. Bring it.
- Water everywhere. Murfreesboro officials have changed their water cutoff policy that caused quite a stir a few weeks ago. Since the old policy had resulted in 1,900 customers having water shut off due to late payments, they’ll be allowing customers to ask for an extension beyond one month before having utilities disconnected if they’re unable to pay.
- Council vote deferred. A final vote on Metro’s nondiscrimination was deferred to April 5th as expected, as many of the anticipated “yea” votes were off on Spring Break. The Southern Baptist Convention also weighed in on the ordinance.
- Bits & pieces. We’re on track to see some beautiful weather this week! … The Bell Brothers will be undertaking a new mixed use development in Lebanon centered around the Music City Star … Lakewood voted to dissolve their charter and join Metro after all, but only by 11 votes … The Rolling Mill Hill condominiums will soon be finished and offer some really affordable housing options for living downtown … You can now charge your electric car at the Belle Meade Publix.
Photo by Rebecca Seung.