Mayor & Council

Select a council member's link below to find more information about them and to e-mail them with your comments and concerns about the City of Athens.

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Shown above from left to right: Council Member Pelley, Mayor Burris, Council Member Coker, Vice Mayor Perkinson, and Council Member Lockmiller

The Athens City Council may meet in study session when necessary. These meetings are informational only and no public hearing or votes will take place.

Regular Council meetings take place on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the Athens Municipal Building unless otherwise noted on the calendar.

Mayor Chuck Burris

Vice Mayor Bo Perkinson

Council Member John Coker

Council Member Mark Lockmiller

Council Member Dick Pelley

ORDINANCES - SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING:

ORDINANCE NO. 1080 - AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE ATHENS MUNICIPAL CODE, TITLE 9 ENTITLED 'BUSINESS, PEDDLERS, SOLICITORS, ETC.', CHAPTER 7 'BUILDING TRADESMEN', TO CLARIFY DEFINITIONS, QUALIFICATIONS, AND REVOCATION OF LICENSE.

ORDINANCE NO. 1081 - AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ‘THE ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ATHENS, TENNESSEE,’ SO AS TO AMEND THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP TO REZONE THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 200 NEW ENGLEWOOD ROAD FROM B-3 (INTENSIVE BUSINESS DISTRICT) TO R-2 (MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL) SAID AREA BEING LOCATED WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF ATHENS, TENNESSEE.

ORDINANCE NO. 1082 - AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ATHENS, TENNESSEE, PROVIDING THAT THE ATHENS MUNICIPAL CODE, TITLE 14 CHAPTER 2, SECTION 2.02 DEFINITIONS BE AMENDED; TO ADD LANGUAGE THAT DESCRIBES AN EFFICIENCY DWELLING (APARTMENT); AND PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS, SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

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ATHENS HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION held a public hearing on July 11, 2019 and adopted new Design Review Guidelines for the existing H-1 Residential Historic Overlay District.

Athens TN Design Guidelines