About

The City of Belle Meade is chartered as a City Manager-Commissioner form of government. The Board of Commissioners is the policy making body, while the City Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer.

 

Mission Statement

The City of Belle Meade, including the Board of Commissioners, citizen advisory groups, and employees, strives to maintain and enhance our City’s beauty, security, and livability, all of which contribute to the exceptional quality of life enjoyed by Belle Meade residents.

The City pledges to provide the creative leadership, efficient administration, and responsive municipal services necessary to meet these goals. The City values citizen involvement in planning and assessing City development, services, and sound investments for the future, including the development of its employees to ensure courteous and efficient service to residents in all facets of municipal government.

City employees adhere to the highest possible standards of professionalism in the areas of fiscal responsibility, friendly service, and organizational effectiveness to win and sustain the trust of people who live or work in the City of Belle Meade.

Values

  • In carrying out its mission, the City of Belle Meade is guided by the following values:
  • Compassion – Empathy for the concerns of others.
  • Courtesy – Politeness in our dealings with others.
  • Creativity – Innovative solutions to problems.
  • Fairness – Consistent and equitable enforcement of the law.
  • Integrity – Strict adherence to moral and ethical principles.
  • Respect – Respect for the views, rights, and dignity of others.
  • Service – Prompt and competent service to others.
  • Teamwork – Trusting cooperation with other employees and residents.
  • Tolerance – Acceptance and support of diversity

Commissioners

The citizens elect five Commissioners for staggered four-year terms and the Commissioners elect two of their members to serve as Mayor and Vice-Mayor for two-year terms. For more information on the Board of Commissioners click here.

Municipal Planning Commission – MPC

Meetings: City Hall, Third Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m.  These meetings are open to the public and all residents and other interested parties are cordially invited to attend.

Purpose: The board considers proposals for sub-divisions of land, combining of lots, amendments to the zoning code, and petitions for the closure or renaming of streets.  Plans for consideration are due at the Building Official’s office by 12:00 p.m. 15 days prior to the meeting.

Structure: The Mayor and one Commissioner are required to serve on the MPC.  The Mayor appoints the remaining eight members of this ten-member board to serve three-year terms.

MPC Members:

  • Steve Horrell, Chairman, Term Expires June 2019
  • John Eason, Vice Chairman, Term Expires June 2019
  • James V. Hunt, Sr., Mayor, Term Expires November 2020
  • Bob Weigel, Vice Mayor, Term Expires November 2018
  • Clay Bright, Member, Term Expires June 2020
  • Larry Wieck, Member, Term Expires June 2019
  • James Hastings, Member, Term Expires June 2021
  • Karen Rich, Member, Term Expires June 2021
  • Kristin Taylor, Member, Term Expires June 2020
  • Chris Tardio, Member, Term Expires June 2021

Board of Zoning Appeals- BZA

Meetings: City Hall, third Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m.  These meetings are open to the public and all residents and other interested parties are cordially invited to attend.

Purpose: The board considers plans and drawings for compliance with the zoning code including structure height, minimum lot area, open side and rear yards, setback requirements, and permitted and non-conforming uses.  Plans for consideration are due at the Building Official’s office by 12:00 p.m. 15 days prior to the meeting.

Structure: The five-member board and alternates are appointed by the Mayor and Commissioners to serve three-year terms.

BZA Members:

  • Peter Zabaski, Chairman, Term Expires December 2018
  • James Edwards, Vice Chairman, Term Expires January 2019
  • Carole Nelson, Member, Term Expires November 2018
  • Joe Dughman, Member, Term Expires June 2019
  • Gloria Sternberg, Member, Term Expires June 2020
  • Mal Wall, Alternate, Term Expires June 2020
  • Craig Andreen, Alternate, Term Expires June 2021
  • Charles Atwood, Alternate, Term Expires June 2020
  • Johnny Phipps, Alternate, Term Expires June 2021
  • Jeanette Whitson, Alternate, Term Expires June 2021

Board of Building Code Appeals – BBCA

Meetings:  City Hall, Second Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m.  These meetings are open to the public and all residents and other interested parties are cordially invited to attend.

Purpose: The board considers variances in cases of non-compliance with the building code and violations of the property maintenance code.

Structure: The five-member board is appointed by the Mayor and Commissioners to serve three-year terms.

BBCA Members:

  • Clay Bright, Chairman, Term Expires June 2020
  • Johnny Phipps, Member, Term Expires June 2020
  • Jeannette Whitson, Member, Term Expires June 2020
  • Kristin Taylor, Member, Term Expires June 2020