Planning Commission Members
3rd Mondays @ 4:30 p.m. Meets at City Hall second floor board chambers.
Appointed by the Mayor
Based on T.C.A.§§ 13-4-101& 13-3-102, the Tullahoma Board of Mayor and Aldermen has established a seven-member Municipal-Regional Planning Commission to manage land use and development actions in the City’s planning area which includes the area inside the city limits and the urban growth boundary (Title 14, Chapter 1 of Tullahoma Municipal Code). One member of the Planning Commission is the Mayor of Tullahoma, or a person appointed to fulfill those responsibilities. Another member is a current member of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen appoint the balance of the Planning Commission through the Mayor, and one of the appointed members must reside in the urban growth boundary. The appointed members serve a five (5) year term and can serve two (2) consecutive terms.
The primary duties of the Planning Commission involve oversight of new and revised development applications for commercial and service institutional (churches, schools, etc.) facilities inside the City Limits, as well as subdivision actions in both the City and the City’s urban growth boundary which can range from simple lot divisions to major residential communities. The Planning Commission provides recommendations on rezoning actions and zoning ordinance revisions to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. The Planning Commission also provides recommendations on rezoning actions and zoning ordinance revisions that affect properties inside the City’s urban growth boundary to the County Commissions of Coffee and Franklin Counties.
Typically, the Planning Commission meets monthly at the Tullahoma Municipal Building (201 W. Grundy Street) on the third Monday evening of each month at 4:30 p.m. (meeting schedule). Special meetings and workshops are held at various times as needed.
|Bill Comer||Member (UGB)|
|Rupa Blackwell||Mayor's Appointee|
|Ray Knowis||Board of Mayor & Aldermen Representative|
|Lee Lawson, AICP||Planning and Codes Director|