E.S. Rose Park Community Meeting Sept. 19, 2018
Why We’re Here ● Belmont requested an amendment to Rose Park lease to build a batting facility in early 2017. ○ Current batting facility is at Greer Stadium ○ Belmont players currently change and receive treatment before going to Rose Park ● Bill 2017-662 amended the lease to allow an 80x120-foot batting facility on the northern portion of Rose Park ○ The bill increased the lease payment by $5,000/year, to be split among Parks, Rose Park Middle and Carter-Lawrence Elementary ● The bill was signed into law in May 2017.
Why We’re Here ● After the bill passed, residents expressed concerns about: ○ Location: the building would be built on a hill with historic significance, and near residences ○ Lease payment: residents asked that Belmont pay more to use an additional part of the park ○ Use: residents asked about terms of public use of the facility ○ Expansion: some residents didn’t feel comfortable with Belmont using more space
Why We’re Here ● In response, Belmont officials, Edgehill residents and several Councilmembers held a variety of meetings. Those meetings have been held between June 2017 and July 2018. ● From those meetings, CM Sledge has proposed a new amendment, to take the place of the current amendment.
New Amendment In addition, at its own expense, Belmont will construct an approximately 80 foot x 135 foot indoor batting facility and related training space, office, and meeting room (â€œFacilityâ€?) on the Property abutting the southern edge of the existing baseball field and stands as illustrated on the attached Exhibit A. Metro shall schedule the use of the Facility in the same manner as Metro currently schedules the use of existing storage and locker rooms on the Property. Belmont agrees to comply with all of the requirements already mentioned herein and agrees to relocate a portion of the outdoor basketball courts to accommodate the construction of the Facility.
New Amendment Further, Belmont shall provide an annual grant to Metro in the amount of $24,300 plus indirect costs calculated at 17.62% to fund the operation of the Easley Center at Rose Park on Saturdays. The grant shall continue until such time as Metro secures funds from the Operating Budget of Metropolitan Government to support Saturday operating hours for one or more of Metroâ€™s neighborhood community centers. In addition, Belmontâ€™s annual lease payment to Metro shall be increased by $5,000 which shall be divided proportionately between Metro Parks Department, Rose Park Middle School and Carter Lawrence Elementary School.
New Amendment ● The new amendment attempts to address the issues brought up in the meetings over the last year. ○ Location: the building would be built next to the baseball field ○ Lease payment: Belmont would pay approximately $40k more annually to pay for a staffer to open Easley Community Center on Saturdays ○ Use: Public will be able to use the batting facility and a conference room on the second floor ○ Expansion: Building will be Metro’s property (same). Belmont will pay for repairs/shifts in courts
Current use of E.S. Rose Park
Current use of E.S. Rose Park
Involving partners in proposed use Extended Learning Program for Edgehill Under discussion for Edgehill extended learning program to include: ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●
Possible funding from 21st Century/LEAP Afterschool use and use on Saturdays Academic Support Social and Emotional Learning Enrichment and Wellness Sports and use of Rose Park fields (including baseball with Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) Arts Character Development and Mentorship STEM/STEAM Afterschool meal Lessons on rich history of Edgehill, including Negro League players Volunteer coordination (churches’ senior educators, college students, and millennials) Belmont Dept of Education involvement Programming for parents and older youth, 16-24 (possibly from Nashville Career Advancement Center)
Involving partners in proposed use ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●
MNPS Belmont Church Metro Parks The BOYZ Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities Greater Bethel A.M.E. Edgehill Residents Association and Family Resource Center Watson Grove Baptist Salama Urban Ministries Kayne Avenue Baptist Rose Park Magnet Middle Belmont University Carter Lawrence Elementary
What happens next? Please fill out your feedback card and send it to the inside end of the table ● This feedback will be used to shape the next meeting on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 8:30 a.m. at Operation Stand Down. ● This meeting will focus on community discussion. If you think of additional questions, you can contact CM Sledge at: ● Call/Text: (615) 442-3727 ● Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Amendment would be filed for three readings at Metro Council (date pending)
Next E.S. Rose Park Community Meeting
Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 10:30 a.m. Operation Stand Down 1125 12th Ave S