Government

The Town of Kingston Springs encourages community involvement and has several citizen advisory boards and commissions. If you are interested in serving on a board or commission, please contact City Hall via email, or phone at (615) 952-2110 Ext. 1.

Board of Commissioners - The Board of Commissioners is the lead legislative unit for the Town of Kingston Springs. Responsibilities include; setting policies, adopting the annual budget, selecting the City Manager, City Judge, and City Attorney, annual review of various rates and fees, and others. Members of the Board of Commissioners are elected at-large on staggered four year terms. An election is held every two years (during every even-numbered year.) After each election, Board members will pick amongst themselves for the seat of Mayor and Vice Mayor. The Board meets on the third Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at the Audrey Beck Meeting Hall.

Current Members

Tony Gross, Mayor
Geoff Lorenz, Vice Mayor
Josh Eatherly
Mike Hargis
Glenn Remick

Beer Board - The Kingston Springs Beer Board reviews and approves beer regulations, beer sales licenses, and sets the annual privilege tax for beer retailers. City Commissioners serve as Beer Board members concurrent with their term in elected office. The Mayor presides during all meetings. The Board meets as needed, before meetings of the Board of Commissioners on the third Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at the Audrey Beck Meeting Hall.

Municipal Regional Planning Commission - The Kingston Springs Municipal Regional Planning Commission was established in 1981 by Ordinance #81-02. The Commission discusses and approves all residential and commercial development and other regulations, both within the Town of Kingston Springs and the neighboring unincorporated Cheatham County area. A Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, and Secretary are elected annually from the Commission's membership. Commission members are appointed by the Mayor to serve three year terms, beginning each January. Two Commission members must reside outside of the jurisdictional boundary of Kingston Springs but within the Town's urban growth boundary. The Commission meets on the second Thursday of every month (as needed) at 7:00 p.m. at the Audrey Beck Meeting Hall.

Current Members

Tony Gross, Mayor
Glenn Remick, City Commissioner
Tom Cullen
Mike Patenaude, Chair
Chuck Sleighter, Secretary
Keith Allgood
Tony Campbell, Vice Chair
Bob Stohler
Brian McCain

Design Review Board - The Design Review Board adopts and revises all design guidelines for the Town of Kingston Springs and for major proposed residential and commercial developments. The members of Board are also members of the Planning Commission. All Board meetings are held before Planning Commission meetings. The Board meets infrequently and without a set time.

Current Members

Tony Gross, Mayor
Glenn Remick, City Commissioner
Tom Cullen
Mike Patenaude, Chair
Chuck Sleighter, Secretary
Keith Allgood
Tony Campbell, Vice Chair
Bob Stohler
Brian McCain

Board of Zoning Appeals

The board of appeals has the power to:

Hear and decide appeals where it is alleged by the appellant that there is error in any order, requirement, permit, decision, or refusal made by the municipal building commissioner or any other administrative official in the carrying out or enforcement of any provision of any ordinance enacted pursuant to this part and part 3 of this chapter;

Hear and decide, in accordance with any such ordinance, requests for special exceptions or for interpretation of the map or for decisions upon other special questions upon which such board is authorized by any such ordinance to pass; and

Where, by reason of exceptional narrowness, shallowness or shape of a specific piece of property at the time of the enactment of the zoning regulation, or by reason of exceptional topographic conditions or other extraordinary and exceptional situation or condition of such piece of property, the strict application of any regulation enacted under this part and part 3 of this chapter would result in peculiar and exceptional practical difficulties to or exception or undue hardship upon the owner of such property, authorize, upon an appeal relating to the property, a variance from such strict application so as to relieve such difficulties or hardship; provided, that such relief may be granted without substantial detriment to the public good and without substantially impairing the intent and purpose of the zone plan and zoning ordinance.

TCA 13-7-207

Current Members

Robert Sanders
Ginger Hockenberger
Bridget Wilson
Steve Stewart
Theresa Chandler

Park and Tree Advisory Board - The Park and Tree Board meets quarterly each year. Board members are appointed by the Board of Commissioners and serve three year terms, from May to May. Meetings are publically advertised, occur on various dates and times, and held in the City Manager's office.

Current Members

Josh Eatherly, City Commissioner
Brandy Miniat, Parks Director
John Lawless, City Manager
Steven Rheinecker
Sarah Hamilton
Marie Spafford
Jane Polansky
Allison Von Collon

Sign Appeals Board - The Sign Appeals Board reviews and rules on denied sign permits and signs found to be out of compliance with the Town's sign ordinance. Board members are appointed by the Mayor for three year terms, serving from May to May. Meetings occur infrequently and as needed. Meetings are publically advertised, and are held in the City Manager's office.

Current Members

Keith Honchell
Carolyn Clark
Anita Van Melle
Rick Spafford
Rodney Scott

Construction Appeals Board - The Construction Appeals Board reviews and rules on stop work orders issued by Town staff.Board members are appointed by the Mayor for three year terms, serving from May to May. Board members are also members of the Sign Appeals Board. Meetings occur infrequently and as needed. Meetings are publically advertised, and are held in the City Manager's office.

Current Members

Keith Honchell
Carolyn Clark
Anita Van Melle
Rick Spafford
Rodney Scott