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Clarksville City Councilperson Karen Reynolds – Ward 9 Newsletter, May 28th, 2022

Written by Karen Reynolds
Clarksville City Council – Ward 9

City of Clarksville - Ward 9

Clarksville, TN – We can consider this note late for the May Newsletter or early for the month of June.
On May 13th we received the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2023, I attended the Finance Committee meetings last week, and I will start reading the 1100 pages that we were presented.  The mayor and his staff prepare the budget and present it to us for review, we are not included in the creation process, so I have a great deal of reading.
Below are two links to the budget, the first is an overview presented by Chief Financial Officer, Ms. Matta, and the second link is the actual budget.  If you have not seen the full city budget before, there is an overview of the budget request for each department then the actual financial request.
I plan to review it very carefully and I will share what I discover later this week.  I invite your comments, concerns, or suggestions as we review the budget, it is your money after all.  We have our first Public Hearing on June 7th.
Below are the notes from last Months Meetings and I have included information regarding the ordinances to be presented at June’s meeting. 

Planning Commission – Zoning Ordinance

AG Agricultural District
C-2 General Commercial District
C-5: Highway & Arterial Commercial District
M-3 Planned Industrial District
O-1 Office District
R-1 Single Family Residential District
R-2 Single Family Residential District
R-3 Three Family Residential District
R-4 Multiple Family Residential District
R-6 Single Family Residential District

Zoning Cases – June Meeting

Case #            General Location   
Z-16-2022      Property located on the east of Warfield Blvd., south of the Rossview Rd. intersection. DEFERRED  R-1 to R-4  
Z-28-2022    A tract of land at the eastern terminus of Cave Springs Rd.  R-1 to R-4
Z-30-2022    A tract fronting on the north of Rossview Rd., west of the Powell Rd. intersection. R-1 to C-2
Z-31-2022    Two lots located south of the Professional Park Dr. & Stowe Ct. intersection.  R-4 to PUD

Z-31-2022   Two lots located south of the Professional Park Dr. & Stowe Ct. intersection. R-4 to PUD
Z-32-2022   Property located on the east of Riverside Dr., south of Baker St. and north of Hickory Grove Blvd. C-2 to C-5
Z-33-2022   Property fronts the west side of Greenwood Ave., south of Woodard St., and north of Daniel St. R-4 to R-6
Z-34-2022   Property located on the north side of Paradise Hill Rd., east of Vista Ln., west of Hietts Ln. R-2 to R-6
Z-35-2022   Property located at the southeast corner of McClure St. and N Spring St., west of Wilcox St.  M-1 to CBD
Z-36-2022   Parcel is located on the west side of Kennedy Ln., north of the Heatherwood Trc. intersection.  AG to R-2
Z-37-2022   Property located at the northeast corner of Ford St. and Carpenter St. intersection. R-3 to R-6
Z-38-2022   Property is located on the south frontage of Power St., east of Cedar Ct. and west of the Peach St. intersection. R-4 to R-6
Z-39-2022   Parcel is located at the terminus of Del Ray Dr., north of 101st Airborne Div. Pkwy., west of Pea Ridge Rd.  C-5 to R-4
Z-40-2022  Property located on the west frontage of Old Russellville Pike, north of Warfield Blvd. R-1 to C-5
Z-41-2022   Property fronts on the west frontage of Denny Rd., south of Madison St.  C-5 to R-4
Z-42-2022   Property fronts the north side of Needmore Rd. and the west side of Thrush Dr., across from Wren Dr.  R-1 to R-5
Z-43-2022  Property is located on the southern frontage of Needmore Rd., west of the Trenton Rd. intersection and east of Thrush Dr.  C-5 to R-4
ZO-1-2022  Amendment to the City Zoning Ordinance as it pertains to updates to R-2A and R-6 zoning classifications  ZO-1-2022
CZ-10-2022  Property fronting on the south of Highway 41-A S., east of the Quail Hollow Rd. intersection.  R-1 to R-3
CZ-11-2022  Property fronting on the north of Guthrie Hwy., west of the Spring Creek Village Rd. intersection.  C-5/AG to R-4
ORD 101-2021-22  Mr. Ligon asked to withdraw Intersection of Ford St. & Carpenter St. from R-3 to R-6 
ORD 109 -2021-22 I voted Yes-Passed – Intersection of Gracey Ave. & Woodland St. from R-3 to R-6 
Members of the community indicated that R-6 does not fit with this older community. Initially I was under the impression this lot would allow for a triplex but due to the size they can only build a duplex. I spoke with the Regional Planning Commission and learned I have reached out to the resident who spoke at the meeting and I may pull from consent agenda in June.

ORD 110-2021-22  I voted No -Passed – Intersection of Tiny Town Rd. & Tower Dr. from R-1A to C-5/R-4 
There is only one entrance onto road, we should require reserving property for an access road, this adds cars to Tiny town and blocks future efforts to build an access road.
ORD 111-2021-22 – I voted No – Failed – Intersection of Cumberland Dr. & Eastland Dr. from R-2 to R-6 
ORD 112 -2021-22- I voted Yes-Passed – Located at the western temporary terminus of Merchants Blvd. from C-3 to C-5 CITY
ORD 113-2021-22 – I voted Yes-Passed Intersection of Dumas Dr. & Elm Hill Dr. from R-3 to R-6 – Application for Habitat for Humanity
ORD 114 -2021-22 I voted Yes-Passed  Intersection of Providence Blvd. & Oak St. from C-2 to C-5
ORD 115 -2021-22 I voted Yes-Passed  Intersection of Madison St. & Conroy Ave. from R-4 /H-1 to OP/H-1 Historic Overlay District
ORD 116-2021-22 I voted Yes-Passed  Intersection of E St. & Oak St. from O-1 to R-6 
ORD 117-2021-22 I voted Yes-Passed  Intersection of Ashland City Rd. & Glenstone Blvd. from R-1 to R-5

New Business – May 5th Meeting

ORD 107-2021-22 –  I voted Yes-Passed Authorizing the exercise of the right of eminent domain to acquire easements, property and rights of way required to facilitate construction of the Spring Creek Parkway project. 
The use of Eminent Domain indicates that our city government has failed in planning and this vote was not easy for me.  I voted yes because this parkway is necessary for our community.  There is a detailed link in the agenda for the ordinance and I have included a shortend version presented at the meeting.

 ORD 108-2021-22 – I voted Yes-Passed-Authorizing the City’s purchase of the Sale property with an award of entitlement community development block grant funds to the City Of Clarksville from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development for expansion of Dixon Park Finance: Approval
 ORD 118-2021-22  I voted Yes-Passed accepting the donation of certain real property from Billy Mace D/B/A Bill’s Construction Company to the City of Clarksville for the purpose of a sewer pump station.

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