Greeneville Historic Zoining Commission
The new way

Campobello, SC

#61 Nov 22, 2013
Downtown observer wrote:
The Commission serves no purpose and should be abolished. The mayors wife evidently thinks she can do what she wants and does"nt need their approval to renovate an old historical building downtown. If they allow her to keep the windows she had installed without their approval they should all resign and close the doors on the commission permentally. Ordinances should be enforced! It requires more than just receiving a letter of disapointment. What in the hell has that accomplished?
Well ain't they special people . The Webster society approved it for her friend. This sucks!
neither nor

Greeneville, TN

#62 Nov 22, 2013
The new way wrote:
<quoted text> Well ain't they special people . The Webster society approved it for her friend. This sucks!
Zoning Commission Votes to "Accept," But Not "Approve," Use Of Vinyl Windows.....so says the Sun. I neither accept nor approve the politics and lame thought processes of the Greeneville Historic Zoning Commission.
Guess they had enough

Greeneville, TN

#63 Nov 22, 2013
I just drove down Main Street and there is a "For sale by owner" sign in front of the Daniels new home on Main Street.
Oh my

Greeneville, TN

#64 Nov 22, 2013
neither nor wrote:
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Zoning Commission Votes to "Accept," But Not "Approve," Use Of Vinyl Windows.....so says the Sun. I neither accept nor approve the politics and lame thought processes of the Greeneville Historic Zoning Commission.
Is this any way to conduct the city's business, Mayor Daniels and Alderman Webster ?
question

United States

#65 Nov 23, 2013
Guess they had enough wrote:
I just drove down Main Street and there is a "For sale by owner" sign in front of the Daniels new home on Main Street.
I heard she ran out of money. Anyone else hear that? Apparently didnt finish wiring the whole house for heat and air? Anyone else hear this?
Guess they had enough

Greeneville, TN

#66 Nov 23, 2013
question wrote:
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I heard she ran out of money. Anyone else hear that? Apparently didnt finish wiring the whole house for heat and air? Anyone else hear this?
They have plenty of money with no chance of one house running them out. I feel sure that they grew tired of the bullshit of restoring a house to the satisfaction of everyone in town. What they did was wrong according to the rules, but the rules are stupid. The stupidest thing that they did was to buy a house on Main Street. I wouldn't, because then you own a house that doesn't really belong to you.
Dixie Diamond

United States

#67 Nov 23, 2013
When one buys or inherits property in an area governed by historical zoning, homeowner association rules, & whatever ordinances then they know there are rules which govern the property & its use/appearance. I'm torn on this issue in this particular town because so many structures will continue to decline if people become discouraged over stringent rules. It would be nice to preserve where possible; however, over time usage changes & some things will only be preserved if their usage adapts to modern times. Sad but true . The Gen Morgan example someone mentioned is a prime example. Had the veranda addition not been added to the Gen Morgan then it could not have kept up with modern usage desires & needs. It's a beautiful place on a pretty night with music, decorations & party goers. The addition on the inside also provided ballroom space which is used for meetings, weddings/receptions, parties. There is no other venue which provides all that in this town.(Link Hills has been dangling by threads for years.)

I guess there is a fine line between usage & preservation v destruction.

From the road, the house looks lovely.:)
Lars Largenfeld

United States

#68 Nov 23, 2013
The General Morgan was financed, in part, with taxpayer's money. Thus, there was room for people to complain.

Renovation costs of the Daniels Home have been paid by the Daniels family.

Your post speaks volumes about the likelihood of further decline of the historic structures that are within the confines of the historic zone.

The city and countryside have many old structures such as large barns and historic houses that are near ruin because of a lack of money and/or interest. And these are not even restricted by historic zoning rules, etc. It costs a lot of money to keep up these structures as it is. Why bother if one has to deal with a commission that is not financially involved in the process?
Dixie Diamond wrote:
When one buys or inherits property in an area governed by historical zoning, homeowner association rules, & whatever ordinances then they know there are rules which govern the property & its use/appearance. I'm torn on this issue in this particular town because so many structures will continue to decline if people become discouraged over stringent rules. It would be nice to preserve where possible; however, over time usage changes & some things will only be preserved if their usage adapts to modern times. Sad but true . The Gen Morgan example someone mentioned is a prime example. Had the veranda addition not been added to the Gen Morgan then it could not have kept up with modern usage desires & needs. It's a beautiful place on a pretty night with music, decorations & party goers. The addition on the inside also provided ballroom space which is used for meetings, weddings/receptions, parties. There is no other venue which provides all that in this town.(Link Hills has been dangling by threads for years.)
I guess there is a fine line between usage & preservation v destruction.
From the road, the house looks lovely.:)
Memo to Webster

Hickory, NC

#69 Nov 24, 2013
Dementia ?
Social Circle

Hickory, NC

#70 Nov 24, 2013
Greeneville Historic Zoning Commission just likes new and exciting design ideas. It is simply a matter of taste. I will be the first to admit plastic is in. Just watch what they approve for the back deck of this beauty on Main..... Sad but no longer endearing
neither nor

Greeneville, TN

#71 Nov 26, 2013
Social Circle wrote:
Greeneville Historic Zoning Commission just likes new and exciting design ideas. It is simply a matter of taste. I will be the first to admit plastic is in. Just watch what they approve for the back deck of this beauty on Main..... Sad but no longer endearing
Noah Young who is a commissioner on the HZC is her architect on the deck and patio. Social and business circle. Comes in handy. May the circle be unbroken.
Give me a break

Forsyth, GA

#72 Nov 27, 2013
What kind of double talk is " it was accepted but not approved"? This is the most stupid comment ever. And all this because Mayor Daniels didn't want to clean the windows!
neverwozza

Kingsport, TN

#73 Nov 30, 2013
Give me a break wrote:
What kind of double talk is " it was accepted but not approved"? This is the most stupid comment ever. And all this because Mayor Daniels didn't want to clean the windows!
this is how our commissioners (HZC)speak, how they discern and judge and decide in favor of boots (I mean windows)on the ground. they are in training to run for the state legislature or Congress. they are concerned about appearances (of themselves) in the minutes of their shabby commission. they have no interest in the changes to the Valentine Sevier house and grounds. they congratulate themselves on drawing fine lines between hypocrisy and absurdity, between comedy and self preservation of their dreary local careers.
Dixie Diamond

Lawndale, NC

#74 Nov 30, 2013
neverwozza wrote:
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this is how our commissioners (HZC)speak, how they discern and judge and decide in favor of boots (I mean windows)on the ground. they are in training to run for the state legislature or Congress. they are concerned about appearances (of themselves) in the minutes of their shabby commission. they have no interest in the changes to the Valentine Sevier house and grounds. they congratulate themselves on drawing fine lines between hypocrisy and absurdity, between comedy and self preservation of their dreary local careers.
"Dreary local careers" LOL LOL I LIKE THAT TERM. I'm thankful for my job but it is just a "dreary local career" LOL my smart phone changed dreary to dream. ;) lol
What a Joke

Johnson City, TN

#75 Dec 1, 2013
They should just do away with the entire lot of prehistoric buildings which bear the names of the local celebs who pose as somebody who might be important. Names like Susong and Brown shouldn't amount to anything more than a turd in a punchbowl but for some reason we allow the past to let these cretins to run the town. It really is pathetic. The circle of planners and tour guiders use those positions to feed their sad little egos. That town deserves whatever befalls it.
dino sour

Greeneville, TN

#76 Dec 2, 2013
What a Joke wrote:
They should just do away with the entire lot of prehistoric buildings which bear the names of the local celebs who pose as somebody who might be important. Names like Susong and Brown shouldn't amount to anything more than a turd in a punchbowl but for some reason we allow the past to let these cretins to run the town. It really is pathetic. The circle of planners and tour guiders use those positions to feed their sad little egos. That town deserves whatever befalls it.
what prehistoric buildings? name one, please
What a Joke

Johnson City, TN

#77 Dec 4, 2013
dino sour wrote:
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what prehistoric buildings? name one, please
You must be a member of the Greeneville Country Club. Shouldn't you be out decorating something, getting botox, or posing for a tacky photo? Im sure your facebook followers cannot wait to hear where you had lunch yesterday.
useless commission

Greeneville, TN

#78 Dec 5, 2013
popularity and perception, now that's what matters

"Historic Zoning Comm. May Revise Guidelines
Originally published: 2013-12-05 10:57:02 Last modified: 2013-12-05 11:00:57

BY SARAH R. GREGORY
STAFF WRITER

Reviewing and revising acceptable design guidelines for properties in Greeneville's Historic District and finding ways to improve the public's perception of the Greeneville Historic Zoning Commission were topics of discussion at the conclusion of Tuesday's commission meeting.

After completing all items of business on the meeting's agenda, Historic Zoning Commission Chairman Sarah Webster asked, as she typically does, if there were any other issues board members would like to address. Commissioner Melinda Hickerson questioned if revisions to Historic District guidelines were still in the works.

The question initiated a larger, yet relatively brief, discussion of how to present such guidelines to the public, and ways that commissioners could change what they perceive as an unpopular opinion of the Historic Zoning Commission held by the general public."
ha ha tears of laughter

Kingsport, TN

#79 Dec 21, 2013
Main Street Hometown wrote:
<quoted text>. I agree Historic zoning in Greeneville is over.
These acts open the door wide for a full investigation of official misconduct.
Mayor Danies and Alderwoman Webster both failed miserably their oarhs of office and in their responsibility to uphold and defend the ordinances of the Town of Greeneville!
What a discredit to all those who have worked for years to protect this beautiful little town.
the mayor's wife received her preservation award from greeneville's heritage trust. lovely.
Riddle: what's the difference in Greeneville between preservation and politics? Answer: No difference, samo samo. let's promote andy for national preservation office, her political skill is extensive and she loves awards....why not direct her toward a larger stage, beyond the boundaries of our nice sweet small town, our town which is a little confused about the meaning and methods of preservation but certainly knows the meaning of friendship in politics. niswonger got his preservation award (accepted by Mr Jones of the newspaper) for a new LED flag on an abandoned bank building. preservation of publicity is super important. Publicity is stronger than vinyl, stronger than steel, and lasts forever. and scott's signature will be one of those on the topmost beam of WSCC's new structure. preserved forever. future history books will be written about the integrity and glory of architectural preservation in greeneville.
Ivy

Greeneville, TN

#80 Dec 21, 2013
Shut up already! Who cares! Ben Brooke's is gay!!!!!

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