Sunday, September 30, 2012

Reminder Brush Pickup October 3, 2012


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Metro Brush and Yard Waste Collection Guidelines

When setting out brush, leaves and grass clippings for collection, be sure to follow the guidelines below.
Metro Brush and Leaf Collection DOs and DON'Ts
Put brush out before the first day the trucks are scheduled to be in your Area.Do not stack brush against trees, fences, utility poles or other stationary objects.*
Place your brush where your garbage is collected – at the curb if your trash is collected there or in the alley if you have alley trash collection.Do not place brush, clippings and/or leaves where they can be washed into a storm sewer, catch basin or stream and clog up drainage systems.
Leaves and grass clippings can be put out with your limbs and other brush in brown paper bags ONLY. Plastic bags will not be accepted.Do not include limbs longer than 15 feet, or stumps with root balls and dirt.

*REMEMBER: The mechanical arm of the knuckle boom truck needs enough room to lift the brush pile up and into the trailer that is pulled behind the truck. Only the driver travels with each truck; no other crew members are there to move piles or separate items that don’t belong in a brush pile.
Brush and yard waste (grass, leaves, etc.) from commercial tree and landscaping services must be disposed of by the company and not left for collection by Metro. (According to Metro Code 10.20.085.) If you hire someone to cut your brush, be sure that the cost of hauling the brush, yard waste and other debris away is included in the price.
Brush is collected by Metro in the Urban Services District and the General Services District but NOT in satellite / self-incorporated cities such as Forest Hills, Berry Hill, and Belle Meade. Residents of those areas should contact their city officials for the services available.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Public Hearing on Proposed Development off Moss Springs, Bluewater, Moss Landing Thursday September 27, 2012
The Planning Commission's Staff Report is posted online for the public hearing scheduled for Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 4:00 pm, 700 2nd Avenue South at the Howard Office Building Auditorium.I will be attending the meeting to oppose the proposed plan by Developer Mark Marshall. Based on feedback from residents and the staff's recommendation, the maximum density of 132 lots for RS3.75 is too much for the area. I have informed the developer that it is suggested that he continue to work with the community on a plan that is more reasonable and that can be placed under a SP which is a Specific Plan Zoning.
The Public Hearing is scheduled and all are invited to make comment. Additionally, thank you to everyone who attended the community meeting with the developer on Monday, September 10, 2012.



Map 150, Parcel(s) 006-007

Map 150-02, Parcel(s) 032, 093-094

Antioch - Priest Lake


Karen Y. Johnson

Metro Planning Commission Meeting of 09/27/2012

Project No. Zone Change 2012Z-022PR-001

Council District

29 Johnson

School District

7 Pinkston

Requested by

Martin Engineering & Surveying, applicant, Mark

Marshall, owner

Staff Reviewer


Staff Recommendation




Rezone from AR2a and R10 to RS3.75

Zone Change

A request to rezone from Agricultural/Residential (AR2a) and One and Two Family Residential

(R10) to Single-Family Residential (RS3.75) zoning for properties located at 3120 Bluewater Way,

2929 Moss Spring Drive and at Moss Spring Drive (unnumbered), approximately 800 feet east of

Owendale Drive (11.42 acres).

Existing Zoning

Agricultural/Residential (AR2a) requires a minimum lot size of two acres and intended for uses that

generally occur in rural areas, including single-family, two-family, and mobile homes at a density of

one dwelling unit per two acres. The AR2a District is intended to implement the natural

conservation or rural land use policies of the general plan. This proposal includes approximately

6.67 acres in AR2a zoning. Up to 3 lots could be permitted in the AR2a portion of the site.

R10 requires a minimum 10,000 square foot lot and is intended for single-family dwellings and

duplexes at an overall density of 4.63 dwelling units per acre including 25 percent duplex lots. This

proposal includes approximately 4.75 acres in R10 zoning. Up to 20 lots could be permitted in the

R10 portion of the site.

The current zoning could yield approximately 23 lots. Five of these lots could be duplex lots,

resulting in a total of 28 dwelling units.

Proposed Zoning

RS3.75 requires a minimum 3,750 square foot lot and is intended for single-family dwellings at a

density of 9.87 dwelling units per acre.

The proposed zoning could yield up to 132 lots.





Residential Low-Medium (RLM) is intended to accommodate residential development within a

density range of two to four dwelling units per acre. The predominant development type is singlefamily

homes, although some townhomes and other forms of attached housing may be appropriate.

Item #18

Metro Planning Commission Meeting of 09/27/2012

Consistent with Policy?

No. RLM policy recommends a residential density of 2-4 dwelling units per acre. The proposed

RS3.75 zoning district could result in a residential density that is more than double the

recommended density of the RLM policy (9.87 units per acre). The residential lots in the vicinity of

the proposed zone change are 10,000 square feet in size. This lot size is at the upper limit of the

density recommended by the RLM policy. RS3.75 zoning would permit lots that are approximately

one-third the size of the surrounding lots.

Traffic study may be required at time of development.


Projected student generation 10 Elementary 8 Middle 9 High

Students would attend Lakeview Elementary School, J.F. Kennedy Middle School, or Antioch High

School. All three of the schools have been identified as being over capacity by the Metro School


There is no capacity for elementary or middle school students within the cluster.

However, there is capacity within an adjacent cluster for high school students.

The fiscal liability for ten elementary students is $200,000, and for eight middle school

students is $188,000. This data is for informational purposes only and is not a condition of


This information is based upon data from the school board last updated October 2011.

Metro Planning Commission Meeting of 09/27/2012


Staff recommends disapproval of the zone change request. The proposed RS3.75 zoning district is
not consistent with the RLM land use policy.

Woodridge at Nashboro Village Community Yard Sale Saturday September 29, 2012

From President Nigel Hodge - Please Support!
Woodridge at Nashboro Village Community Yard Sale
Saturday, September 29th 7a.m. - 1p.m.
*Rain Date October 6th

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Metro eyeing $1.1 million acquisition of land in Antioch for two new schools

Metro eyeing $1.1 million acquisition of land in Antioch for two new schools
Monday, September 10, 2012 at 5:31pm

Agenda from District 29 Community Meeting Held Monday September 10, 2012

School board votes against Great Heart Academies

School board votes against Great Heart Academies
Posted: Sep 11, 2012 4:08 PM CDTUpdated: Sep 11, 2012 06:31 PM

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Reminder District 29 Community Meeting September 10, 2012

District 29 Community Meeting regarding proposed development off Moss Springs. Monday, September 10, 2012 at 6:30 pm Smith Springs Church of Christ.

Our Community Plan Final Draft Presented by the Planning Commission

Thank you to everyone who came to the final meeting for our Sub Area Community Plan which you can click on the link to view the final draft.
This becomes officia...
l when it is heard before the planning commission for approval on Thursday, October 25 at 4:00 pm, Howard Office Building, 700 Second Ave. S in the auditorium.

CNAP Meeting Tues Sept 11 at 5:30 (The Crossings Nashville Action Partnership)

You're invited to the next CNAP
Meeting (The Crossings Nashville Action Partnership).
Please make plans to attend. This effort was started with the help of The Green Hills Action Partnership