Metro Council meets Monday

LOCAL NEWS — The Metro Council will meet in regular session on Monday, September 20 at 6:30 p.m. There will be a Public Hearing at 6:15 p.m. to hear public input either for or against the new R3 Residential Ordinance.

The Council approved the first reading of that R3 Residential Ordinance in the August meeting. (To read more about it, click here.)

In new business, the Council will consider a Metro Codes amendment for development standards for ground-mounted solar energy systems.

They will also consider a Tennessee Municipal Bond for a $1.3 million dollar Metro Utilities Department (MUD) Project to built a booster station and upgrade or improve water lines. As a reminder, MUD operates at a public utility and does not use public tax dollars for projects. Instead., it balances it budget using user fees.

In old business, they will consider the second (and possibly the third reading) of the R3 Residential Zoning Ordinance.

Council Member and Moore County Sheriff’s Deputy Shane Taylor will present a revised bike route recommendation for a proposed 12 mile bicycle ride through the county. In July, the Council was presented with a route that would come into the county from the southeast on Mansford Road in Franklin County then onto Chestnut Ridge Road, then Pleasant Hill, and Cobb Hollow roads before hitting Highway 55. The route would then continue onto Finney and County Line roads in Moore County before heading into Bedford County on Ward Hollow Road. Taylor recommended some changes to the that route based on safety reasons. He will present that route at tonight’s meeting.

All Metro Council meeting are open to the general public. For questions about any item on the agenda, contact one of your district’s Metro Council members. You can find contact information of the state CTAS website or by clicking here. •

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