The Board of Commissioners is an administrative body of three elected members charged with setting policy for the City of Forest Hills by enacting ordinances. Members
September 21, 2017
The Forest Hills Board of Commissioners (also referred to herein as the "Board") held its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, September 21 , 2017 at the City's Offices located at 6300 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, Tennessee, commencing at 5:00 p.m. Mayor John Lovell presided. Also present were Vice Mayor Lanson Hyde*, Commissioner Henry Trost, and City Attorney Chad White. Others present at the meeting are as shown on the attached sign-in sheet. A copy of the agenda for the meeting is also attached to these Minutes.
1. Approval of the Minutes of the August 17, 2017 Meeting. Mayor Lovell noted that the minutes had been circulated for review and asked for any comments concerning same. There being none, Mr. Trost motioned to approve the minutes from the August 17, 2017 meeting. Mayor Lovell seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.
2. Approval of the August 2017 Financial Statement. Mayor Lovell inquired about any comments concerning the Financial Statement. There being none, Mr. Trost motioned to approve the minutes from the August 17 , 2017 meeting. Mayor Lovell seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.
3. Old Business. Mayor Lovell confirmed that the recycling event was on schedule and that Ms. Amanda Deaton-Moyer had committed to help with the running of the event. Mayor Lovell noted that a couple more volunteers were still needed to assist with greeting.
Board of Zoning Appeals meets on the second Friday of each month.
Board of Commissioners meets on the third Thursday of each month.
Planning Commission meets on the third Thursday of each month.
Schedule subject to change
The Planning Commission is appointed to create and update the City's comprehensive plan and to regulate land use with zoning codes. Members
September 21, 2017
The Forest Hills Planning Commission (herein also the "Commission") held its regular monthly meeting on September 21, 2017 at the office of the City of Forest Hills, Nashvil le, Tennessee, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Chai rman Winston Evans presided*. Also present were Mr. David W aller, Mr. J im Gardner**, Mr. Em Ghianni***, Mayor John L ovell, Vice Mayor Lanson Hyde, and Commissioner He nry Trost. Others present are shown on the attached sign-in sheet. A copy of the agenda is also attached to these minutes.
1. Approval of the minutes of the August 17, 2017 meeting. Chairman Evans inquired if there were any comments to the Minutes. There being none, Mr. Waller motioned to approve the Minutes from the August 17, 2017 meeting. Mr. Trost seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.
2. 5411 /5415 Stanford Drive. Considerationto approve Preliminary Plat for shifting of the lot line separating 5411 and 5415 Stanford Drive. Mr. Chris Goetz of Dale & Associates represented the owners of the properties. Mr. Goetz described the proposed repositioning of the lot line dividing the two lots as an effort to create two more regularly shaped and functional lots. Chairman E vans asked if Staff had any reservations or comments conce rning the matter. Mr. White indicated that Staff supported the lot line shift and indicated that the new location would facilitate compliance with the City's bulk standards with respect to future improvements upon same given the more regular shape of the resulting lots.
Mr. Trost inquired about the current status and intentions for the lot to the west. Mr. Goetz indicated that the lot to the west is vacant and that there were no present plans to build on that lot. Mr. Goetz noted that the owners living on the improved lot wish to add a garage to the existing home and that the relocated lot line would avoid the need for any relief from the setback requirement.s
There being no comments from residents, Mr. Waller motioned to approve the preliminary plat. Mr. Trost seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.
The Board of Zoning Appeals is appointed to make administrative decisions related to the zoning ordinance and to rule on requests for variances and special exceptions. Members
August 11, 2017
Chairperson Janie Rowland called the meeting to order. Alternate Members David Waller and Scott Hayduk were present, as were City Manager Amanda Rhinehart and City Attorney Chad White. A quorum was confirmed.
The first two items of business were approval ofthe April 2017 and July 14, 2017 meeting minutes. Member Hayduk made a motion to defer until the next meeting, seconded by Member Waller. The motion carried unanimously.
The first item of Old Business was an application that was deferred by the Board from July 14, 2017 and was consideration of a variance request submitted by William and Bethany Liles, 2209 Hemingway Drive. The property owners seek relief from height and material requirement regarding fence regulations in Article 4, Section 4.08. Mr. Liles presented a brief overview of the request, which was to erect a 6' privacy fence to match an existing one in the rear oftheir property. Mr. Liles indicated there was support from adjoining neighbors. Member Hayduk asked about the possibility of screening the fence with foliage. Mr. Liles responded affirmatively that was their intent. Chairperson Rowland called for staff comment, to which City Manager Rhinehati recommended approval of the request. Chairperson Rowland called for public comment. Hearing none, Mr. Hayduk made a motion to approve the variance as presented, seconded by Mr. Waller. The motion carried unanimously.
The first item of New Business was consideration of approval of construction in the Hillside Protection Overlay District, located at 39 Bancroft Drive. Isaac Wantland of Wantland, Ink represented property owners Allen D. Lentz, Trustee. Mr. Wantland explained the nature of the request to extend a wall in the rear of the prope1iy that incorporated and repurposed a previously existing pool cabana. Mr. Hayduk questioned the availability ofparking on site in the .area denoted on the site plan; Mr. Wantland indicated there was sufficient room on site, and that the Bancroft Architectural Committee had indicated their concurrence of sufficient parking in their approval of the design. Chairperson Rowland called for staff comment, to which City Manager Rhinehart recommended approval of the request. Ms. Rowland then called for public comment. Hearing none, Mr. Hayduk made a motion to approve construction within the Hillside Protection Overlay District as presented, seconded by Mr. Waller. The motion carried unanimously.