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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 June 17, 2020, 2 p.m., may be held virtually. Please check the June agenda and subsequent agendas for additional information.

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 included into the record by reading printed comments and playing recorded comments. Comments may also be called-in during the meeting, number to be provided at that time. To preregister to call-in see link below.

Historical Commission Public Meeting

The Historical Commission’s regularly scheduled meeting for April and May were postponed. Video of the June virtual meeting is available via MetroNashville YouTube.

Other Community/Public Meetings and Events

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

The Metro Historical Commission’s annual award program, normally held in May, was cancelled.

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.

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.