County Projects

This page lists community and economic development projects, as well as planning for future improvements, undertaken by Hartsville/Trousdale County along with a description and status of the projects. This page will be updated periodically to update the project's status, or when new projects are underway.

Retail development
The Hartsville/Trousdale County Industrial Development Board (IDB) retained Retail Strategies, a retail recruitment firm, to assess the community's prospects for retail and to recruit new retail such as stores and restaurants. Retail Strategies works with the IDB, County leadership and retail prospects to locate new retail in Hartsville and Trousdale County.
Status: On going

Industrial Development
Several industries have recently located to Hartville and Trousdale County. These include Americolor, a marketing publishing company; Iris Plastics, a start-up company which manufactures blow mold plastic products and Anderson Meats and Processing, a family owned USDA certified meat process facility.

Industrial development in Trousdale County is a cooperative effort between the Hartsville/Trousdale County Government; Hartsville/Trousdale County Industrial Development Board (IDB); Tennessee Central Economic Authority (TCEA); Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD); Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA-ED); Middle Tennessee Industrial Development Authority (MTIDA); the Greater Nashville Regional Council (GNRC) and many other agencies and organizations. To learn more, visit the County's Economic Development page.
Status: On going

Park Improvements
ADA Improvements
The County was awarded a Built Environment Grant by the Tennessee Department of Health in 2019, and used the grant to commission a study to create the County’s first Park
Master Plan. The plan was adopted after several steering committee meetings, online community survey, town halls and the Parks and Recreation Committee. The County’s used the grant to apply for a Local Parks and Recreation Fund (LPRF) Grant through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) to make several Americans with Disabilities Act upgrades to the parking area including replacement of sidewalks into the park, improving ADA parking spaces and ramps, and installation of inclusive play equipment inside Trey Park. TDEC completed an environmental review of the park and surrounding area in late March 2022, finding no environmental issues. With this completed, the next step is to work with TDEC to sign the grant contract and move toward bidding the project.
Status: In progress

Playground Equipment Repairs
On March 28, 2022, the County Commission approved over $36,000 in funding to repair play structures and equipment at the Trey Park playground. parts to repair the equipment have been purchased from Miracle Playgrounds which manufactured the original equipment.  
Status: In progress

Safety Surface
On January 24, 2022, the County Commission approved $100,000 to fund installation of rubber playground mulch at the Trey Park playground. Specifications are being prepared in order to bid the project.
Status: In progress. 

Downtown Revitalization
The County is currently a part of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s (ECD) Tennessee Downtowns Program. The program is essentially the Main Street program for rural downtowns. As part of the program, the County received $15,000 for façade improvements. Eight (8) projects were awarded which mostly consisted of repainting buildings, repairing awnings, repairing windows and pavers in front of buildings. Upon completion of the program, the County will be eligible for additional grants to continue improvements in downtown Hartsville. Revitalization is also happening naturally as several property owners are renovating buildings and new businesses have either opened or are in the process of opening.
Status: Ongoing

Closed Landfill Remediation
The County's landfill that closed in the mid-1980's developed several leachate outbreaks. The County's worked with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) and consultants to develop a plan to recap the landfill to prevent water seeping into the landfill. The County applied for TDEC's Old Closed Landfill Grant and received funding to cover half of the project cost. This saved the County over $322,000 for the project.
Status: Completed 

Streetscape Project
In 2016, the County received a Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Grant. The grant funded 80% of the cost to replace existing sidewalks, improve storm water drainage and make parking improvements along East Main Street. The project is part of recommendations from the Downtown Hartsville Transportation Study
Status: Completed 

redesign of the County's Website
The County hired a website development company to assist with redesigning and relaunching the County's website. The new website has more functionality, including sections on each office or department; posting of agenda, minutes, documents and video links to meetings and the ability to add pictures and new pages as needed. The website is continually updated and new functions will be added.
Status: Ongoing

Installation of an audio/video system to stream meetings

The County installed three cameras, microphones and audio system at the Trousdale County Courthouse to stream board and committee meetings live via the County's Facebook page and to post on the County's YouTube channel. Video monitors and a new sound system were also installed as part of the project.
Status: Completed

West Main Street Sidewalk Replacement
The County is currently in the engineering phase of replacing the sidewalks on both sides of West Main Street between the Broadway/Church Street and Littleton Street intersections. The project will replace damaged sections and meet ADA standards.
Status: In progress