March 3, 2008

RUN Meeting Minutes - February 14, 2008

Attended by Blaine Ray, Billy Walls, Ron Burch, Lamar and Mamie Throneberry, James and William Bradford, Norma Hand , Councilman Buddy Baker and Audrey Baker, BG Wadholm, Gina Ruff, Scott Gillihan and Brenda Hix.

Billy called the meeting to order at 7:00 and everyone approved last month’s minutes. We decided to stage the Night Out Against Crime in August at St. John’s Church on Charlotte Pike. We will again team with the Charlotte Park Neighborhood Association.

Treasury Update: Norma said there was $444.55 in the bank minus $40 for PO Box Rental.

Gina talked about neighborhood news getting out in the St. Luke’s newsletter. Billy brought up the subject of the community response team. He said he’d like more training but not such long hours. Many thanks to Billy, BG, Cynthia, and Buddy for keeping West Nashville safe, in case of emergency.

Blaine passed around a letter of support for a grant application to United Way (to allow NRC to continue working with West Nashville neighborhoods).

The subject of townhouses being built on Michigan Ave between 45th and 46th Ave came up again. They want to build 26 units this time (down from 52 in the previous zoning change proposal); there will be a meeting to hash out details at a later date.

Update: At the Feb. 28 Planning Commission Hearing, the zoning proposal was approved unanimously.

Details: A request to change from IR to R6 zoning properties located at 4400, 4501, 4502, 4504, 4506, 4507, 4508, 4509, 4510, 4511, 4516, and 4518 Michigan Avenue, at the intersection of 46th Avenue North and Michigan Avenue (2.5 acres), requested by Jesse Walker Engineering, applicant, for Daniel Oakley, owner.

Decision: Approve 10-0

Citizens again voiced concerns about industrial traffic along Georgia Ave. and Centennial.

A zoning change is proposed that would bring a metal cutting shop next to BG and Brenda’s church (61st Ave. United Methodist) and both individuals expressed concerned about issues related to traffic and noise. Blaine expressed that a SP zoning change might be more appropriate than a change from Commercial to Industrial (because a SP change could strictly limit the use to only metal cutting—no other Industrial uses)

Scott brought up news of the planned development in Bells Bend. Most residents seemed to be against it. Buddy said there will be a meeting on this contentious issue on March 11 at the Barth-Vernon Church on Robertson Road.

Councilman Buddy Baker invited everyone to come to his Easter Egg Hunt at Charlotte Park on Palm Sunday, March 16.

The meeting adjourned at 8:00 sharp. Happy Valentine's Day!