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Public Meeting on Floodplain Development
Monday, August 30, 2004 at 6:00 p.m.
Main Library, downtown --- Conference Room 1-A
615 Church Street between 6th & 7th Avenues



To All Interested Individuals and Groups:

As some of you may know, over the past couple years my interest in floodplains has grown, particularly as I became the neighbor to a new large residential development built within the Cumberland River floodplain in Old Hickory. With the rains and weather patterns we have had over the past several years, flooding of residential and commercial areas has made front page headlines, and the evening news.

I strongly support property rights. My professional mainstay is as a real-estate auctioneer. Yet, I am torn by the continued development of our floodplains. Current regulations do not seem to provide the kind of protection that each of us homeowners and business owners seek when large weather events occur. Therefore, earlier this year, I introduced a council bill, BL2004-237, to further protect our natural floodplain areas.

I am seeking to introduce a substitute bill for consideration at the September 7, 2004 Council public hearing on zoning bills. This substitute bill has been drafted in response to the broader implications of the current bill. A copy of the bill and a fact sheet concerning the bill are available on the Planning Department’s website www.nashville.gov/mpc, click-on “Public Notice”. Those of you without access to the Internet may contact the Planning Department for a copy at 862-7190.

On Monday, August 30, 2004 at 6:00 p.m., I will be holding a community meeting at the Main Library, downtown in Conference Room 1A, to present the substitute bill and receive feedback on it. I encourage you to attend this meeting, and if you personally cannot attend, please send a epresentative.

Feel free to e-mail, copy or fax this invitation to anyone you think might be interested in attending. This meeting is open to the public.


Look forward to seeing you!

Sincerely,


Councilmember Feller Brown
District 11

P.S. FREE PARKING is offered for the first hour of parking at the Main Library and is available in the Church Street Centre Garage. Entrances to the Church Street Centre Garage are on Sixth and Seventh Avenues between Church and Commerce Streets in downtown. In order to receive parking validation for free and reduced-rate parking, bring your parking ticket to the security desk in the Main Library's entry hall.

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