La Vergne, Tennessee

La Vergne, Tennessee is one of the fastest growing communities in Tennessee (and probably in the Southeastern United States). A few short years ago, the population was approximately 9,000. Today, there are more than 25,000 residents who call La Vergne "home" and it continues to grow. This blog is dedicated to keeping our community updated on current events, and serves as a guide for restaurants, entertainment, schools, and more. Welcome to La Vergne!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Load of News from the City

Water shut off rules change in La Vergne

To sign up for La Vergne City Water/Sewer service, residents and business owners must come to La Vergne City Hall, 5093 Murfreesboro Road. The Water/Sewer Service office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. They are closed Saturday and Sunday.

An application consisting of the following must be filled out: Resident’s and spouse’s (if applicable) name, address, social security number, driver’s license number, place of employment.

A service fee of $50 for residential and $75 for commercial/business accounts is required when the resident/business owner applies for the service.

Residents purchasing a new home must also bring a copy of the “Certificate of Occupancy,” given to them by their builder. They also need a Settlement Statement for a new home or an existing home. Renters must bring a copy of their lease agreement.

There is a $25 returned check charge.

We no longer send out final notices prior to the water being shut off. There is a $25 charge for water being turned off for non-payment. It can be turned on after hours (4:30 p.m.) by calling 793-5932.

However, it costs an $25 additional fee to have this done. If they have it turned on after hours, they MUST come to the Water Department in City Hall by 9 a.m. the next day or service will be turned back off. The second time the service is turned off, it will not be restored until payment is made.

The Old Timers' Day T-shirt design contest has been opened up to all residents of Rutherford County. We had originally only opened it up to La Vergne residents, but haven't gotten much response as of yet, so any resident of Rutherford County is welcome to apply.

The Old Timers' Day Committee is looking for Rutherford County residents who have a knowledge of graphic arts to design the 2007 Old Timers' Day T-shirt. The winner will receive a $150, a plaque, five T-shirts in their choice of sizes and a bundle of City of La Vergne/Old Timers' Day ad specialty items. The second and third place winners will receive a plaque. The contest is sponsored by Tee Gees Restaurant, located on Murfreesboro Road in La Vergne.

The T-shirts will be gray this year and the official Old Timers' Day logo must be used within the design. The theme for this year's event is "Looking Toward the Future." The design will be placed across the front of the T-shirts, which are given to the sponsors and sold at the festival. The artwork must not be larger than 10.5" x 10.5" and Red, White and Blue must be the colors used in this year's design. No obscene material will be accepted.

The creator of the design gives up all rights when submitting the artwork. The winning artist, as well as the second and third place entrants will be recognized at the festival.

In 2006, all of the T-shirts were either given to sponsors (in exchange for their sponsorship) or sold to members of the public. This year, approximately 300 T-shirts will be made, using the winning design. The T-Shirts will be sold at the festival for $5 for S-XL and $6.50 for 2X and $7.50 for 3X.

The logo can be e-mailed to the designer. Write Angie Mayes at or call her at 287-8690 for a copy of the logo or for more information.

We will only accept computer-generated art, preferably as an Adobe Illustrator or Freehand (done a computer). Designers must supply a hard copy of the artwork as well with the artist's name on the backside only.

A CD of the design, along with a hard copy, should be mailed to Angie Mayes, Old Timers’ Day coordinator, 5093 Murfreesboro Road, La Vergne, TN 37086 or drop it off at 294 Sand Hill Road (behind Veteran’s Memorial Park) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Deadline for the design is 4 p.m. on June

The City of La Vergne's Old Timers' Day committee is looking for 3-5 members of the community or city employees who are willing to judge entries for the Old Timers' Day T-shirt design contest.

The tentative design meeting will take place Saturday, June 2 at 10 a.m. at the Parks and Rec Department, 294 Sand Hill Road. For more information, see this blog (under April announcements) or call Chairman Angie Mayes at 287-8690 or 207-4678 (M-F, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

The City of La Vergne is looking for volunteers for boards and committees. The openings are as follows:

One person is needed for the Board of Zoning Appeals (BOZA).
Two people are needed for the Employee Review Board.
Two people are needed for the Greenway Advisory Committee.
Two people are needed for the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee.
Three people are needed for the Senior Citizens Advisory Committee.

To apply, please stop by City Recorder Bruce Richardson's office in La Vergne City Hall, 5093 Murfreesboro Road, La Vergne. His number is 793-6295. His office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Add to Technorati Favorites