Boards

Board Meetings

Call City Hall, 615-297-6041, to verify date and time of Board Meetings. Occasionally, meetings are changed in order to accommodate schedules or to obtain the required quorum.

Board of Commissioners - Meets third Wednesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. at Belle Meade City Hall. The Mayor, Vice-Mayor and Commissioners preside; a public hearing is held at the beginning of each meeting for citizen comment. Agendas are posted at City Hall at least 24 hours prior to the board meeting and on this website.

Board of Zoning Appeals – Meets third Tuesday of each month at 5:00p.m. at Belle Meade City Hall.. Agendas are posted at City Hall at least 24 hours prior to the meeting and on the website.

The Board of Zoning Appeals was created by the first zoning ordinance, which was adopted in 1938. This legislation, the basis for the present zoning code, established height of structure, minimum lot area, open side and rear yards, setback requirements and defined permitted and non-conforming uses. The five-member Board of Zoning Appeals is appointed by the Mayor and Commissioners and serves for three-year staggered terms. Plans and drawings to be considered are due at the Building Official's office by 12 noon on the Monday fifteen days prior to the meeting. Call  Lyle Patterson, Building Official,  for more information 615-297-2364.

Municipal Planning Commission – Meets third Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. at Belle Meade City Hall. Agendas are posted at City Hall at least 24 hours prior to the meeting and on the website.

The Municipal Planning Commission, established in 1939, was empowered to adopt a general plan for the purpose of building and accomplishing a coordinated, adjusted and harmonious development of the municipality. This ten-member Commission considers proposals for sub-divisions of land, changes to the zoning code and petitions for the closure or renaming of streets. The Mayor and Commissioners appoint the members for three-year staggered terms. Plans and related information for consideration should be at the Building Official's office no later than 12 noon on the Monday fifteen days prior to the meeting date. Call Lyle Patterson, Building Official, for more information 615-297-2364.

Board of Building Code Appeals - Meets second Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. at Belle Meade City Hall, if matters are presented. In cases of non-compliance with the building codes, variances may be sought from this Board.

Board Members

Board of Commissioners

  • Mayor James V. Hunt, Sr.
  • Vice-Mayor Cathy Altenbern
  • Gray O. Thornburg
  • Boyd Bogle
  • Bob Weigel

Board of Zoning Appeals

  • Mr. Brian Smallwood, Chairman
  • Mr. Pete Zabaski, Vice Chairman
  • Mrs. Carole Nelson
  • Mr. Mal Wall
  • Mrs. Mary Ann Blaufuss

Alternate Members:

  • Mr. Craig Andreen
  • Mr. Charles Atwood 
  • Mr. James Edwards
  • Mr. Joel Galanter
  • Mr. Craig Huseby

Municipal Planning Commission

  • Mr. Steve Horrell, Chairman
  • Mr. Nick Spiva, Vice-Chairman
  • Mrs. Alice Mathews
  • Mr. James V. Hunt, Sr.
  • Mr. Bob Weigel
  • Mr. Charles Atwood 
  • Mr. Larry Wieck
  • Mr. James Hastings
  • Mrs. Gloria Sternberg
  • Mr. John Eason

Board of Building Code Appeals

  • Mr. Clay Bright, Chairman
  • Mr. Boyd Bogle
  • Mr. John Phipps
  • Mrs. Jeannette Whitson
  • Mrs. Kristin Taylor