The Kingston Springs City Commission approved second reading of a rezone request for three parcels to be combined to create a single lot on East Kingston Springs Road by a vote of 3-2 at its August meeting.

Commissioner Josh Eatherly and Vice Mayor Geoff Lorenz voted against the rezoning.

Eatherly and Commissioner Mike Hargis expressed concerns about the violations in the development of the three individual properties going back to 2017.

City planner Sharon Armstrong spoke with Hargis and Eatherly stating that even if there is an existing violation the parcels can be rezoned to establish as a single lot and would require an independent geotechnical engineer.

Armstrong said that plans for an apartment complex have been submitted. The property is located next to Stuff It Inn, a storage complex on East Kingston Springs Road.

The commission also voted to authorize City Manager John Lawless to enter into a service agreement with IWorq for tracking building, codes and permitting materials.

Lorenz cited Kingston Springs police officer Nate Palazzi for his role in encouraging a citizen that had issues with sobriety. Palazzi said the citizen celebrated a year of sobriety in July.

Mayor Tony Gross congratulated commissioner Glenn Remick for his award from the Harpeth Conservancy for his work in the environmental cleanup after a garbage truck crash on Feb. 27. Remick was also commended for his commitment to tree planting efforts and organizing river cleanups.

Lawless announced that Kingston Springs Boy Scout Troop 594 would be selling concessions during soccer season at L.L. Burns Park. Parks and Recreation Director Brandy Miniat had recommended that non-profits be in charge of selling concessions at city events such as youth sports.

In the public forum for community input, Rick Fennelly of 1032 Ridgecrest Dr. stated that the reflective striping on Patterson Road was hard to see and that more lights were needed on Ridgecrest Drive, along with a speed limit sign.

The next meeting of the Kingston Springs City Commission will take place on Sept. 19 at 7 p.m.

In the meeting of the Kingston Springs Beer Board, the commission voted 5-0 to waive the Special Event Permit Application fee of $250 for Skyking Pizza. At last month’s meeting the fee was stated as $50. The commission voted again with the correct fee amount.

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