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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:
September 21, 5pm, City Hall
Mayor John Lovell Presiding
Recent Minutes

June 15, 2017

Mayor John Lovell called the meeting to order. Commissioner Henry Trost, Vice Mayor Lanson Hyde, City Manager Amanda Rhinehart, City Attorney Chad White, and City Engineer Brad Bivens were also present.

The first item of business was approval of May 18, 2017 meeting minutes. Commissioner Trost made a motion to approve, seconded by Vice Mayor Hyde. Unanimous approval.


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SEPT 8 Board of Zoning Appeals 8am
SEPT 21 Commissioners 5pm
SEPT 21 Planning Commission 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:
September 21, 6 pm, City Hall
Chairman Winston Evans Presiding
Recent Minutes

June 15, 2017

The Forest Hills Municipal Planning Commission met on June 15, 2017. Chairman Winston Evans, Vice Chairman David Waller, Member Jim Gardner, Member Clay Jackson, Member Blair Myers, Mayor John Lovell, Vice Mayor Lanson Hyde, ancj Commissioner Henry Trost were present. Planning Commission Members Em Ghianni and Brian Dougherty were absent. City Manager Amanda Rhinehart, City Attorney Chad White, and City Engineer Brad Bivens were also present. A quorum was confirmed, and Chairman Evans called the meeting to order.

The first item on the agenda was approval of the minutes from the May 18, 2017 meeting. Commissioner Trost seconded. The motion passed unanimously.


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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:
September 8, 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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