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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:
December 21, 5pm, City Hall
Mayor John Lovell Presiding
  1. Approval of the Minutes of the November 16, 2017 meeting
  2. Approval of November 2017 Financial Statement
  3. Old Business: None.
  4. New Business
    1. PUBLIC HEARING: A public hearing to amend the Municipal Zoning Map of Forest Hills by affixing an Open Space Conservation Overlay on property located at 1645 Tyne Boulevard.
    2. 2nd and Final Reading of Ordinance 2017-228, amending the current effective Municipal Zoning Map by affixing an Open Space Conservation District Overlay upon property located at 1645 Tyne Blvd, and providing for an effective date.
    3. Ratification of Professional Services Contract with Baylor B. Swindell
    4. Report regarding purchase of NES Property located at 1902 Kingsbury Drive, Forest Hills
  5. Reports from City Manager
  6. Reports from City Attorney
  7. Report from City Engineer
  8. Citizen’s Comments
  9. Adjourn
Recent Minutes

October 19, 2017

The Forest Hills Board of Commissioners (also referred to herein as the "Board") held its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, October 19, 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, City Manager Amanda Rhinehart, City Engineer Brad Bivens, 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 September 21, 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 September 21, 2017 meeting. Mayor Lovell seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.

2. Approval of the September 2017 Financial Statement. Mayor Lovell inquired about any comments concerning the Financial Statement. There being none, Mr. Trost motioned to approve the September 21, 2017 meeting. Mayor Lovell seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.

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CITY MEETINGS

DEC 21 Commissioners 5pm
DEC 21 Planning Commission 6pm
JAN 12 Board of Zoning Appeals 8am

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

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:
December 21, 6 pm, City Hall
Chairman Winston Evans Presiding
  1. Call to Order.
  2. Approval of the minutes of the November 16, 2017 meeting
  3. Consideration of approval of Final Plat submitted Matt Smith of Haury and Smith Contractors, Inc. to re-plat a drainage easement on an Estates B zoned, 1.9-acre piece property located at 1256 Old Hickory Boulevard. Mr. Smith represents R & S Rental Properties, LLC, the owners of the property.
  4. Public Hearing on Ordinance 2017-227, amending the current effective Municipal Zoning Ordinance.
  5. Consideration of Recommendation of Ordinance 2017-227, amending the current effective Municipal Zoning Ordinance to the Forest Hills Board of Commissioners.
  6. Adjourn.
Recent Minutes

October 19, 2017

The Forest Hills Planning Commission (herein also the "Commission") held its regular monthly meeting on October 19, 2017. In the absence of Chairman Winston Evans, Vice Chairman David Waller presided. Blair Myers and Jim Gardner participated via telephone for quorum purposes. Also present were Commissioner Henry Trost, Vice-Mayor Lanson Hyde, Mayor John Lovell, City Manager Amanda Rhinehart, City Attorney Chad White, and City Engineer Brad Bivens. Member Em Ghianni was absent. 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 September 21, 2017 meeting. Mr. Hyde motioned to approve the minutes from the September 21, 2017 meeting. Mr. Trost seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

2. Compton Place Final Plat: Michael Goorevich came before the Commission to present the final plat for Compton Place, an Open Space Subdivision at 1645 Tyne Blvd. Mr. Goorevich gave a summary of the details of the final plat. Each of the members expressed a positive response for the project. Mr. Trost made a motion to approve the final plat with the recommendation to the Board of Commissioners to designate the project area an Open Space, seconded by Mayor Lovell. The motion carried unanimously.

3. Subdivision Regulations: Mr. White explained that the subdivision regulations that were distributed for the meeting were redlined based on the Planning Commission's feedback from the September meeting. Staff indicated no feedback, questions, or suggestions had been received from the members before the meeting. Mr. Waller asked for the same from the Commission, and there were none. A motion was made to set the motion for a public hearing at the next regular meeting of the Planning Commission on November 16 by Mayor Lovell, seconded by Mr. Hyde. The motion carried unanimously.

4. The meeting was adjourned.

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2017 PLANNING CALENDAR

Planning Commission Calendar

Key City Hall Closed (Holiday)

Key Application Due by 2PM

Key Application Review Meeting

Key Posting of Signs by Applicant, Photographic Evidence Due

Key Certificate of Mailing

Key Meeting Day

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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:
January 12, 8am, City Hall
No Meeting in December
Chairperson Janie Rowland Presiding
Recent BZA Minutes

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.

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2017 BZA CALENDAR

BZA Calendar

Key City Hall Closed for Holiday

Key Application Due

Key Application Review Meeting

Key Posting of Signs by Applicant

Key Certification of Mailing Date

Key Meeting Day

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> BZA Application Packet

> BZA Checklist

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