Wednesday, August 24, 2011

For Immediate Release:

NASHVILLE- Metro Legal Department files suit in Davidson County Chancery Court

On Monday, August 24, 2011, Council Lady Vivian Wilhoite has learned that the Metro Legal Department has filed suit in the Davidson County Chancery Court to overturn the Board of Zoning Appeal’s decision that would allow for a digital billboard to be installed at the corner of Bell Road and Murfreesboro Road. The Board of Zoning Appeals voted in favor of the applicant to allow the digital billboard.

Council Lady Wilhoite says, “I am very pleased that the Metro Legal Department has made this decision to move forward with the option of a suit against the board’s decision. The Zoning Board June 16th decision will greatly impact our neighborhood in a negative way, setting a ripple effect on neighborhoods countywide. I am cautiously optimistic and hope that the courts will side with the community in this matter.”

After appearing before the Board of Zoning Appeals with other neighbors against the digital billboard, Council Lady Wilhoite penned a letter to Metro Legal Director Sue Cain on June 17th immediately after the Board’s decision urging that they file the suit. In the letter, Wilhoite agreed with Metro Legal's interpretation of “use” as a change going from static to digital and that the Board’s decision to allow a digital billboard would compromise safety for the motorist in that area.

August 24, 2011
Council Lady Vivian Wilhoite (615) 589-2003

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