April 2006

To:                   Village of Forest Hills Council Members


From:               Janie Prentice, Clerk


Date:                April 29, 2006


Subject:            Village of Forest Hills Council Meeting Minutes

                        Monday, April 10, 2006


In attendance: Mayor Davis, councilmen Sue Burton, Dick Iobst, Jim Wallace, Treasurer Jim Weir, villagers Evelyn Weir, Lee Budahl, Charles Burton.


Mayor Davis called the meeting together and said a short prayer.


The February and March minutes were approved as amended.  (Jimmy, I could hardly hear what was being said here concerning the amendments to minutes)


Jim Weir gave the financial report and a motion was made and seconded and accepted by the board.


Mayor Davis asked if the present budget committee which consists of Jim Weir, Dick Iobst, Sue Burton, and Gene Tweedy would remain and continue on for another year.  All agreed to do so.


A motion was made and seconded to accept the March budget report.


Irene Hooper reported that the EDC is till trying to get records back from the County.


Gene Tweedy mentioned that the Planning Board is on standby to review Village ordinances.  Joe does not think the board should take any actions until the proposed Land Use Plan is accepted. 


Sue reported that she is still working on the report with the number of residents in the student housing apartments within the Village.  She is working with Ms. Jane Adams Dunford, Assistant Vice Chancellor in Student Affairs.


Jim Wallace made a motion to table the rezoning of the Hooper property until after the Planning Board has completed their report.  The motion was seconded and accepted.


Pursuant to zoning ordinance .502.d.5, Jim Wallace asked if an amendment could be made to the ordinance to change the wording from “minimize” erosion to “prevent” erosion from storm water drainage behind his house.  10-25% of the village residents live below the ridgeline and are affected by heavy water drainage.  This would also include any building that might take place in the future.  Gene Tweedy reported that his yard was also affected by heavy rain water during the last storm.  He thought that other problems around the neighborhood could be investigated.  If the DOT takes over the maintenance of the road, these problems would be fixed.


A motion was made and seconded and accepted, to send flowers to Ruth Schuler for her husband Roy that passed away earlier, and to any other resident of Forest Hills.


A motion was made, seconded and accepted to take the issue of Mayor-Pro-Tem off of the table.

After much discussion, a motion was made, seconded and accepted to have Sue Burton be the Mayor-Pro-Tem.


Resident Bill Thompson asked the board to approve the preliminary plans to build a large garage on his property.  A motion was made, seconded, and accepted to approve the plans.


A motion was made, seconded, and accepted, to put a notification in the Sylva Herald about the May 1, 2006 open meeting of the proposed Land Use Plan, for two consecutive weeks.  A map of the Village outlining the Plan will be available at the usual places, such as The Jackson County Library, University Inn Motel, and WCU’s Hunter library.



The tape ended and I think the meeting was adjourned.