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Winter Hours for Wilson County Landfill

Wilson County Landfill Winter Hours

Wilson County Landfill Winter Hours (October-March)

Winter Hours

Landfill

M-F: 7am - 3pm - Closed Saturdays

Convenience Centers

F-Tues: 7am - 5pm
W-Thurs: 7:30am - 5pm

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Burn permits are required October 15 - May 15

 WEMA - Fire Suppression Information

Burn permits are required October 15 - May 15

From October 15 through May 15, anyone starting an open-air fire within 500 feet of a forest, grassland, or woodland must by law secure a burning permit from the Tennessee Division of Forestry.  The Wilson County EMA needs to know where controlled burns take place, in the event of the fire growing out of control, or a passerby calls in unknowing of the situation.

The following tips should be followed when it is safe to conduct a debris burn:

  • Always check with local authorities to make sure there are no local restrictions on burning currently in place, especially in cities and towns that have their own burning permit system.

  • Always notify your local fire department and neighbors to let them know your plans to burn

  • Do not burn on windy days

  • Do not burn on days that the relative humidity drops below 30%

  • Stay abreast of changing weather conditions

  • Establish wide control lines down to bare mineral soil at least five feet wide around burn piles

  • Keep fire containment equipment on hand during the fire (e.g. rake, shovel, water)

  • Stay with the fire until it is completely out.

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Time to Submit Nominations for Governor's Volunteer Star Award

The Governor’s Volunteer Stars Award (GVSA) is an annual event that honors the efforts of volunteers from across Tennessee. Each year one adult and one youth are selected to receive this prestigious award in recognition of their exemplary volunteer service in Wilson County. Please download the Governor's Volunteer Star Award Nomination Form to submit your nominations. Please return nominations to:

Wilson County Mayor's Office
228 E. Main St.
Room 104
Lebanon, TN 37087

 or email to davenports@wilsoncountytn.gov

For questions, please contact Sara Davenport at 615/444-1383

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Wilson County Needs 102 Mentors

 TN Achieves Mentor

Interested in becoming a tnachieves mentor? Apply here. Deadline Nov. 20, 2018

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TN Maneuvers Experience Nov. 8

Veterans - TN Maneuvers

From 1941 to 1944, the U.S. Army conducted seven large-scale maneuvers across Middle Tennessee in 21 counties, including Wilson. Cumberland University, in Lebanon, served as the Army’s headquarters.

850,000 soldiers took part in the simulated combat operations that prepared them for the D-Day invasion and to push back the German forces. These massive maneuvers took place on the hills, the hollows and along the rivers of Middle Tennessee.

Our soldiers made history because such massive exercises had never been conducted. Military leaders agree, the skills learned and refined here played a significant role in the Allied Forces victory.

The soldiers, landowners and observers deserve to have their stories preserved. The Tennessee Maneuvers Experience is going to do just that with an engaging program now in the development.

The Tennessee Maneuvers Experience will retrace these epic events in an immersive, educational presentation utilizing stage sets, lighting, and audio/visual technologies for a captivating experience in a theater configuration. In this show, stage performance and documentary film are merged to bring a program that is both historically accurate and entertaining.

Our story is born from first person accounts that transport us 75 years into our past. Audiences will hear, see and experience the reactions of a typical, rural Tennessee family when their lives are forever changed as the events of WWI and the maneuvers unfold around them.

The Friends of Wilson County Veterans Museum, a 501 (c) (3) corporation, is undertaking this as its first project. Join us for our fund-raising event and see a 15-minute preview of work in production in the making of The Tennessee Maneuvers Experience. The dollars raised will allow us to complete the presentation and purchase the video and sound equipment. Once a venue is chosen, we will offer the presentation to school students and to the public as a tourist attraction for Wilson County.

For more information, contact us at infotme2019@gmail.com of https://www.facebook.com/tennesseemaneuversexperiece

Friends of Wilson County
VETERANS MUSEUM
612 W. Main Street
Lebanon, TN 37087
 
 
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Working Together in Wilson County

I have enjoyed serving as your County Major and feel honored and fortunate to have the opportunity to serve for another term by being unopposed in the August General Election.

I have strived these past four years to represent all areas of Wilson County.  Growing up in the Watertown area and currently living just outside of Lebanon, it has been my pleasure to become more acquainted and involved with the city of Mt. Juliet and west Wilson County.   It was a humbly experience for me to be named the 2013 Wilsonian of the Year by the Mt. Juliet/West Wilson Chamber, making me feel the goal of representing everyone has been accomplished.

 

 Let me share just a portion of the things that have been accomplished in our county.

-City of Mt. Juliet and Wilson County officials have cooperated to successfully double both fire and ambulance emergency services within Mt. Juliet.

-County Mayor available to meet with citizens the last Wednesday of each month at Mt. Juliet Chamber office from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. with no appointment necessary

-Organized regular meetings with all three city mayors and Mt. Juliet City Manager in an effort to promote cooperation between all local governments.

-Regularly attend Mt. Juliet Chamber Economic Development Committee meetings as well as the North Mt. Juliet ECD meetings

-Additions made to several schools, including West Elementary, West Wilson Middle, with a PreK – 2nd Grade added to Rutland Elementary

-Wilson County website has been totally revamped  

-Veterans Park is under construction to honor our local veterans.

-SRO’s placed in every public school in Wilson County as of fall 2013

-Wilson County Departments have been awarded over 2.6 million dollars in grants from 2011 to 2014.

-Parks and Recreation Board is in organizational stages to be able to secure grant funding for all local parks and recreation areas.

-Wilson County Government will realize a savings of 4.6 million dollars over the next several years because of refunding of capital bonds and notes ($505,000 annually)

-Worked to balance Budget.  Fund Balance increased to 2 million+ in FY 2012-13

-ISO Rating improved to lower fire insurance rates

 Future Plans:

-New interchange at I-40 and Central Pike

-Expansion of Mt. Juliet Library

-Multi Sports Park Complex

-Transit Loop for Wilson County

 

 

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