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Board of Commissioners

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

Next Meeting:
July 20, 5pm, City Hall
Mayor John Lovell Presiding
Recent Minutes

May 18, 2017

The Board of Commissioner meeting of May 18, 2017 was called to order by Mayor John Lovell. Also present was Vice Mayor Lanson Hyde; Commissioner Henry Trost; City Manager Amanda Rhinehart; City Attorney Chad White; and City Engineer Brad Bivens.

The first item on the agenda was to approve the meeting minutes of April 2017. Commissioner Trost made the motion to approve; Vice Mayor Hyde seconded. The motion passed unanimously.


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JULY 14 Zoning 8am
JULY 20 Commissioners 5pm
JULY 20 Planning 6pm

Board of Zoning Appeals meets on the second Friday of each month.

Board of Commissioners meets on the third Thursday of each month.

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Planning Commission

The Planning Commission is appointed to create and update the City's comprehensive plan and to regulate land use with zoning codes. Members

Next Meeting:
July 20, 6 pm, City Hall
Chairman Winston Evans Presiding
Recent Minutes

April 20, 2017

The Forest Hills Planning Commission (herein also the "Commission") held its regular monthly meeting on April 20, 2017 at the office of the City of Forest Hills, Nashville, Tennessee, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Chairman Winston Evans presided. Also present were Mr. David Waller, Mr. Blair Myers, Mr. Brian Dougherty, Mayor John Lovell, and Commissioner Henry 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 March 16, 2017 meeting. Mr. Trost motioned to approve the minutes from the March 16, 2017 meeting. Mr. Waller seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.

2. 1774, 1788, 1796, and 1800 Tyne Boulevard. Donald and Elizabeth Miller, the owners of the four contiguous lots seek approval of a concept plan for consolidation of the four lots within EB Zoning and covered by the Hillside Protection Overlay District and the Flood Plain Overlay District. The proposed consolidation would create a new lot containing 15.23 acres.


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Board of Zoning Appeals

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

Next Meeting:
July 14, 8am, City Hall
Chairperson Janie Rowland Presiding

Recent BZA Minutes

April 13, 2017

The Forest Hills Board of Zoning Appeals (also referred to herein as the "Board") held its specially set monthly meeting on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at the City's Offices located at 6300 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN, commencing at 8:00 am. Chairperson Janie Rowland presided. Also present were Board Member, Jim Littlejohn; Board Member, Mark Banks; Chad White, City Attorney; and Jamie Dupre, City Assistant Manager. 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 March 10, 2017 meeting. Mr. Littlejohn motioned to approve the minutes from the March 10, 2017 meeting. Mr. Banks seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.

2. Adoption of amended BZA Rules, Regulations, and Procedures. Mr. White stated that the current rules and procedures are set forth in two separate documents duplicating information and allowing for the potential of inconsistencies. The amended rules and procedures consolidate the information into one document and emphasize precisely what is needed to properly submit and present a Board matter. Mr. White noted two changes to the proposed amended rules. One is the requirement for the applicant to post their sign and supply the City with a photograph or other proof of proper posting, rather than the City's staff posting signs. The second is the updated 37 day filing deadline for complete applications as reflected in the amended Board calendar adopted at the March meeting.

Mr. Littlejohn recommended that economic burden should be included along with inconvenience as factors that do not constitute a basis for approval of a variance. Mr. Littlejohn also suggested that survey(s) to be produced pursuant to the checklist should be recent surveys. There was a brief discussion confirming the appropriateness of the revisions.


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