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The Historical Commission/ Historic Zoning Department’s Policies and Procedures Regarding the COVID-19 Coronavirus

Historic Zoning Commission Virtual Meetings

The regularly scheduled Historic Zoning Commission for April-December 2020 willvbe held virtually. Please check agendas to confirm meeting locations.

CDC Guidelines Regarding Public Meetings (as of April 8, 2020)

In communities with minimal or moderate spread: from March 16 through March 31, all gatherings of 10+ people should be cancelled or held virtually. All events through the week of May 10 of 50+ should be cancelled, postponed or adapted.

Historic Zoning Commission Public Hearing

Out of an abundance of caution, and pursuant to recommendations from federal, state and local health agencies regarding avoiding group gatherings due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus some meetings will be via teleconference. To protect the health and safety of our community, we strongly encourage all members of the public to view this item online. Metro Historic Zoning Commission meetings are shown live on the Metro Nashville Network, Comcast channel 3, and streamed online live. In addition, meeting recordings are posted on YouTube, usually on the day after the meeting. We strongly encourage the public to view this meeting remotely.

Any comments for the Commission can be communicated via advance mail, voice mail or email. To ensure your comments are included please send no later than 10 a.m. the day before the meeting. Comments received regarding cases on the agenda will be given to commissioners and filed as a part of the record. Comments may also be called-in live during the meeting, number to be provided during the meeting.

Historical Commission Public Meeting

Recordings of meetings are archived at MetroNashville YouTube.

Other Community/Public Meetings and Events

Staff is not scheduling live community meetings and in-person applicant meetings at this time. Applicants may meet with staff virtually via phone and email or online.

Historic Zoning Department Procedures

The Historic Zoning Department will update our procedures and precautions regularly to align with the recommendations of public health officials. We will take the following actions to both prevent the spread of COVID-19 and maintain as much continuity to operations as possible:

Remote Work Stations

All staff are working from home offices, conducting meetings via phone, email and teleconferencing. Inspections continue in the same manner as before COVID.

Procedures are Subject to Change

The guidelines above are subject to change based on new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, the Metro Nashville Public Health Department, and the Office of the Mayor. Additionally, staff is reviewing additional opportunities to conduct business and public meetings remotely through technology. If workable solutions are found, this guidance may be revised. Staff will make every effort to notify the public and all interested stakeholders.