From Angie Mayes, La Vergne’s public relations director (or title to that effect), here’s a boat load of announcements about and from the city.
LHS hosts b-ball game as cheerleaders fund-raiser
The Battle of the Rivals, the annual basketball competition benefitting the La Vergne High School Cheerleader squad, will take place at 7 p.m. on April 27 at LHS. Cost to enter is $5 per person. The money raised will help LHS cheerleaders offset the costs of the program, which is not budgeted. Those interested in playing in this year’s game should call cheerleading sponsor and health science teacher Sumatra Drayton at (615) 335-6160.
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
La Vergne Seniors Holding Yard Sale
The La Vergne Seniors will hold a yard sale at the Senior Center, 337 Stones River Road, from 8 a.m. to noon on May 19.
Donations for items to sell are accepted and cannot be delivered to the Senior Center before May 7. Seniors can also buy a table for $20 to sell their own item
Seniors invited to quilt at Center
Any senior interested in quilting the Senior Quilt, which will be auctioned off in September, is invited to join other seniors on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at the La Vergne Senior Center, 337 Stones River Road, in La Vergne. For more information, contact the Senior Center at 793-3048.
Monday, March 26, 2007
New rules require permits for certain items
In January, 2007, the La Vergne Codes Department adopted the International Building Codes as the codes that they enforce in the building of new homes, warehouses and other structures that may require a permit. As a result of this, a few changes were made in what structures need permits.
The following are examples that require permits and the paperwork needed to obtain the permit:
1. Fences that are six feet or higher.
2. Swimming pools that are more than 24 inches (two feet) deep.
3. Storage sheds that are larger than 120 square feet.
The paperwork needed to obtain any permit:
1. A plot plan showing the size of your lot and where the house sits on the lot with the setbacks shown and any utility or drainage easements.
2. Additional paperwork is needed on new construction amd will depend on what you plan to build as to what is needed.
If you are planning on building or remodeling, please call the Codes Department at (615) 213-2624 or stop by at 5089 Murfreesboro Road in La Vernge. Their office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The staff will be happy to answer any questions regarding whether you need a permit or not.
The La Vernge Codes Department, along with the Planning and Engineering Department, will their rules and regulations allow.
FEMA changes flood areas in La Vergne
Due to recent changes by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in their flood map areas, many homeowners have received letters from their mortgage companies stating the need flood insurance.
Homeowners are also being asked to submit elevation certificates and are contacting the City of La Vergne for these certificates. When issuing building permits, the city does not require elevation certificates to obtain the permit.
To obtain an elevation certificate, you must contact a licensed surveyor and the City of La Vergne does not have one on staff.
If you, as a homeowner, have received a letter from your motgrage company, these are suggestions that can help you obtain whay you need:
1. Contact a licensed surveyor listed in the Yellow Pages of the phone books and tell them what you need. The company will give you a price. With this, you can decide if you want to hire one.
2. Contact George S. Law (615) 837-4732. He is a hydrologist with USGS Water Science Center in Nashville which will have maps that will show elevations of your area.
3. Make your mortgage company prove to you that you are in a flood area. After all, it was their maps and licensed cureyor that helped them determine that you were in the flood area.
Interesting… I didn’t realize you needed a permit from the city to put up a pool more than two feet deep.