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You may be eligible to keep your traffic ticket off your driving record. You must appear in court and the Judge will make this determination. If you are eligible and you plead guilty, you can attend a driving safety class and/or complete public service in addition to paying court costs in order for your traffic ticket to not go on your driving record.
If you are eligible and the Judge approves you attending the class, you will be provided documentation reflecting when and where to appear for the driving safety class. You must appear for your scheduled class on time and complete the class or your ticket will go on your driving record. If you are unsure of your class date, time, and/or location, contact the Clerk at 615-264-5354. You can also contact the Clerk if you have to reschedule your class date. Note, this must be done prior to your scheduled class date.
If you fail to pay your ticket in full or fail to appear in court on your scheduled court date, you will be found guilty by default, are subject to a fine for failure to appear, and your driver's license can be suspended by the Department of Safety. You may be required to pay a reinstatement fee to the Department of Safety. Unpaid citations are subject to all collection efforts as allowed by law.
Yes, you have the right to plead not guilty to the charge(s) pending against you and have your case heard by the City Judge. You must appear on your scheduled court date to plead not guilty. Your case will then be rescheduled to another date to be heard. After a trial, the Judge will decide whether you are innocent or guilty. You have the right to appeal if you are found guilty.
Anytime the detector is making a chirping noise, replace your batteries.
Always test your batteries once each month.
When it is time to change the time (Spring Forward or Fall Back), make it a habit to change your batteries at this time.
The battery is probably low. Replace it immediately and remember to test your batteries once a month.
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We only accept this information during an open recruitment. If we are currently recruiting for a position you may be interested in, follow the steps for that recruitment, apply, and submit all the required materials by the specified deadline. Each recruitment is different. Be sure to read all of the information for that recruitment. We are unable to accept applications, resumes, etc. that are not for a specific recruitment.
No. Each open recruitment will have specific documentation that is required. Your resume and/or cover letter may be submitted along with your application and other required documents, but simply submitting a resume and/or cover letter will not suffice for an application.
The Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on race, color, or national origin in programs or activities which receive federal financial assistance. It is the policy of the City of Hendersonville to ensure compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; 49 CFR, Part 21; Related statutes and regulations to the end that no person shall be excluded from participation in or denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Transportation on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin. For more information, please visit our Title VI page.
Visit the Job Interest Notification page, complete your personal information, and select the fields that you are interested in. Once a recruitment is launched in that field, you will be notified at the email provided that recruitment has opened and you may apply at that time.
The City has a specific protocol when it comes to Open Records Requests. You will be required to complete the Request for Information Form and once the file has been reviewed and protected information has been redacted, an appointment will be set for you to come in and review the file. Please refer to the Open Records Request website for additional information.
Please contact the Human Resources office at Hendersonville City Hall located at 101 Maple Drive North in Hendersonville, TN. You may reach us via email or by phone at 615-264-5314.
Tennessee Peace Officer Standards require a Law Enforcement Officer to be a citizen of the United States. However, other positions within the City of Hendersonville require employment eligibility verification through the completion of an I-9 document.
In some cases, yes. The City of Hendersonville has a very strict policy regarding tuition reimbursement for current, eligible employees. Current, eligible employees are encouraged to review this policy prior to signing up for classes.
Once an employee has successfully completed their probationary period, they may contact the Human Resources office and schedule a 'Spanish Fluency' test. The Human Resources office will coordinate this. If you pass, you will receive a one-time bonus of $2,500.
You are encouraged to contact us periodically. You may also check with the Parks Department for seasonal positions.
We're projecting middle of July.
Typically the second week in August through the third week in October.
2 to 3 scheduled activities per week.
Middle of July following the coaches meeting
They are held during the week and on Saturdays. Typically no games will be scheduled on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays unless for make-ups.
Players are responsible for providing their own helmet (with face mask), glove, bat, pants. socks, and belt. Each team is required to provide their own catcher equipment. The Parks Department will provide each player with a jersey and hat. Parks Department will also provide each team with a tee, practice balls, and game balls.
Quickball is parent-led program (not a league) that runs an hour long. It is different than t-ball. Quickball focuses, mainly, on fundamentals, with each practice having 4 sections that go over hitting and fielding. There is a 10-minute warm-up and a group vs. group game at the end. No gloves are needed.
Middle of May
Usually the first Saturday of June through July 31st.
2 to 3 scheduled activities per week
Following the coaches meeting
12 games per league
Every month, the Planning Department receives applications to be reviewed by the Planning Commission. Certain projects must also be reviewed by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen for final approval. Several project types require a Public Hearing, including annexation, rezoning, new preliminary development plans, revisions to existing development plans, and requests to the Board of Zoning Appeals.
Law enforcement officers do not normally have the authority to go onto private property, which is not open to the public, and remove individuals or request them to leave without the consent or authority of the property owner. If an officer observes someone on private property when the business is closed, or a problem is reported by someone who does not have the authority to sign a trespass complaint, the officer must contact the person who is legally responsible for the property.
An Authorization to Enforce and Prosecute Criminal Trespass Violations (also referred to as a "Letter of Trespass") with the Hendersonville Police Department gives officers permission to act on behalf of the property owner or manager in trespass situations. In addition, officers who observe trespassers on private property can address the problem immediately, rather than having to wait, contact a property owner or manager, if one can be located, or take no action at all.
If you are encountering trespassing issues on your property, the Hendersonville Police Department offers an Authorization to Enforce and Prosecute Criminal Trespass Violations (or Letter of Trespass) that allows officers to respond to your property and address trespass complaints without you needing to be present every time.
By filling out the request form (PDF) and complying with posting requirements, the Hendersonville Police Department can act, in the absence of the owner, for purposes of enforcing laws against any person found on private property without the owner's consent or lawful purpose.
The Hendersonville Zoning Ordinance defines a vacation, or short-term rental, as a "dwelling unit or other structure rented and/or used exclusively by a person or group of persons for lodging for terms of less than 30 days." Rental of 30 days or more is not considered short-term and does not fall under the restrictions of short-term rentals.
Residential homes where the owners live full-time and are only renting a portion of their home are not defined as Vacation Rental or Short-Term Rental.
The Board of Mayor and Aldermen passed an Ordinance in 2016 (Ordinance 2016-16) that restricts vacation rentals to:
An Engineered Site Plan, Use and Occupancy Permit, and Business License are required for short-term rental operations.
The City of Hendersonville Police Department offers these tips:
Solicitation permits issued by the City of Hendersonville are to be carried by the vendor at all times while soliciting / peddling. Ask the vendor to see their permit.
The City of Hendersonville Police Department's Non-Emergency line is staffed 24 hours daily, 7 days a week at 615-451-3838.
In general, illicit discharges include any discharge into a storm drain system that is not entirely composed of stormwater. The exceptions include water from firefighting activities and discharges from facilities already under an NPDES permit. Illicit discharges are a problem because, unlike wastewater, which flows to a treatment plant, stormwater generally flows to waterways without any additional treatment. Illicit discharges often contain pathogens, nutrients, surfactants, and various toxic pollutants.
An illicit connection is an illegal and/or unauthorized connection to the municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) whether or not such connections result in discharges into that system.
If you see something, say something. Even if you are unsure what the discharge may be, you can report any suspicious spills, leaks, and/or discharges to the City. City of Hendersonville Staff are trained to identify unlawful discharges of pollutants to the storm drain system, but we need help from you.
You can help us by reporting any pollution you observe, by using the form below (Reports can be submitted anonymously). If you see any of the following, please let us know:
No. There is no call-in brush and limb pickup service provided by the City.
Limb crews work through each route (Routes A, B, and C) in the City approximately once every 6 to 8 weeks depending on the weather. The volume of limbs can affect the pickup schedule.
City of Hendersonville residents must follow these guidelines:
The City has divided limb collection into 3 Routes or Zones according to geographic area:
See the detailed Zone Map on the Limb and Brush Collection page to find your designated Zone area.
The City provides updates approximately every 24 to 48 hours. Each update reflects areas to be collected within 2 to 3 days.
The limb and brush collection service is provided for City of Hendersonville residents only.
The trash will be picked up once per week on your assigned service day.
Excluded waste is all commercial and industrial refuse, construction debris except as what was defined previously, dead animals, institutional waste, hazardous waste, offal waste, stable matter, vegetable waste, and special waste.
Vegetable waste - excluded if resulted from the processing of plants for food by commercial establishments such as canneries. This does not include waste products resulting from the preparation and consumption of food in places such as cafeterias and restaurants.
Institutional waste - solid waste originating from education, health, and research facilities such as schools, hospitals, nursing homes, laboratories, and other similar establishments
Special Waste - special waste is a form of excluded waste and is defined as non-hazardous, solid waste that is subject to additional government regulations or special handling requirements in the collection, transportation, processing, or disposal as a result of the characteristics of or processes which generate such waste.
No, hazardous items are not allowed in containers. For example, oil-based paint is not allowed, but water-based paint if properly dried using an absorbent is allowed. If hazardous items are found during collection, the trash will not be collected.
Rugs, carpet, and carpet padding removed by the resident may be placed at the curb for collection. The items must be cut into 4 foot sections, tightly rolled and each section weighs no more than 75 pounds. Items may also be placed in trash bags for collection. Bags shall weigh no more than 35 pounds. Carpet removed by a professional contractor will not be collected.
Not acceptable: wood pallets, scrap lumber, drywall
Yes, trash at the backdoor must be bagged and in a container. Any overflow must be taken to curb. Trash in curbside containers should also be bagged to help prevent litter during the process of collection. All cans must have lids on them.
No, the time for trash collection may vary on the scheduled service day. Please note as of July 1, 2019 trash collection routes have changed. Trash will be collected per the route map.
Collection of Residential Refuse shall not start before 6 am or continue after 8 pm or dark whichever occurs first on the same day.
During all holiday collection weeks, if your service day falls before the holiday you will be on schedule. If your service day falls on the holiday or after, your collection service will be one day behind. The following holidays are observed by Waste Pro: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day
Yes, if bulk items are placed at the curb, trash left at the back door will be collected.
Stoves, refrigerators, water tanks, washing machines, furniture, and other similar items and materials other than construction debris (except as noted), dead animals, hazardous waste or stable matter with weights or volumes greater than those allowed for bins or containers, as the case may be. Refrigerated appliances (air conditioners, vending machines, etc.) cannot be accepted unless it can be proven by the producer that the refrigerant has been removed.
Rugs, carpet, and carpet padding removed by the resident may be placed at the curb for collection. The items must be cut into 4 foot sections, tightly rolled and each section should weigh no more than 75 pounds. Rugs, carpets, and padding may also be placed in trash bags for collection. Bags shall weigh no more than 35 pounds. Carpet/padding removed by a professional contractor will not be collected.
No, residents with a gated or fenced property must place all trash outside the gate or fence. Waste Pro employees will not enter behind the gate or fenced area. If a resident has a gate and is determined to need a medical waiver by the City then accommodations will be made to enter the gated area and retrieve the trash.
Residents may use any size container they desire; however, the size of container will dictate the placement:
No, if No Trespassing signs are posted the resident shall place all trash intended for collection at the curb.
No. Please remember that residential trash collection does not include the collection of move-outs or cleanout items placed curbside/roadside. Property owners are responsible for the appropriate disposal of these items. Residents may dispose of these items at the Resource Authority of Sumner County at 615-452-1114.
If the cans have dried paint, yes.' Leave the lid popped open so that the trash collection crew can verify the contents are not liquid paint.' You can purchase drying agents for paint at local hardware stores, or use kitty litter or shredded paper to absorb and dry the paint. To dispose of wet paint, please call the Sumner Co. Resource Authority at 615-452-1114 for an appointment for drop-off.
If there are no bed bugs, and if the mattresses stay dry, they will be collected from the curbside. Please call 615-822-1016 for pickup.
Trash collection crews cannot accept building and construction material (including lumber from pallets, fencing), glass doors or table tops, appliances with compressors still installed, motors or grills with fuel tanks still installed, mattresses or furniture with living pests (bed bugs), carpet not properly prepared, large or heavy items (basketball goals, trampolines, sectional sofas) that have not been broken down into components, manure, hazardous waste, automotive/vehicle parts (includes tires) or wet paint. This list is not comprehensive; please call Public Works at 615-822-1016 for specific item information.
Rugs, carpet, and carpet padding removed by the resident may be placed at the curb for collection. The items must be cut into 4' sections, tightly rolled and each section weighs no more than 75 pounds. Items may also be placed in trash bags for collection. Bags shall weigh no more than 35 pounds. Carpet removed by a professional contractor will not be collected.
One single bag of trash must not exceed 35 pounds. The weight of a container and its contents shall not exceed the can manufacturer's recommendation.
Carpet, padding, and rugs must be cut into 4 foot sections, tightly rolled and each section weighs no more than 75 pounds.
Trash at the backdoor must be bagged and inside a container that is no larger than 94 gallons. If the container is larger than 94 gallons it must be brought to the curb to be serviced.
When it rains, water hits the grass, trees, roads, and sidewalks.
A substance that makes something (such as air or water) impure and often unsafe.
Pollutants include trash, dog poop, chemicals used on our lawns and gardens, dirt, oils, and greases from our cars.
Stormwater runoff is the water that flows off roofs, driveways, parking lots, streets and other hard surfaces during rain storms. Stormwater runoff is also the rain that flows off grass surfaces and wooded areas that is not absorbed into the soil. The runoff that is not absorbed into the ground pours into ditches, culverts, catch basins and storm sewers. It does not receive any treatment before entering the streams and lakes.
Water from rain or melting snow either seeps into the ground or "runs off" to lower areas, making its way into streams, lakes, and other water bodies. On its way, runoff water can pick up and carry many substances that pollute water. Examples of common pollutants include fertilizers, pesticides, pet wastes, sediments, oils, salts, trace metals, grass clippings, leaves and litter. Stormwater polluted runoff can be generated anywhere people use or alter the land, such as farms, yards, roofs, driveways, construction sites, and roadways.
As precipitation falls on undeveloped areas, it is primarily absorbed into the ground or slowly runs off into streams, rivers or other water bodies. However, development resulting in rooftops and paved areas prevents water from being absorbed and creates a faster rate of runoff. This development often causes localized flooding or water quality issues.
Stormwater runoff needs to be managed just as any other natural resource. First, it is needed to minimize damages that may occur when stormwater runoff exceeds the capacity of the pipes and open channels used to carry stormwater to our rivers and streams. Second, it is also needed to maintain the quality of our natural watercourses as drinking water supplies and for recreational activities such as swimming, fishing, water skiing, etc.
Historically, the City has performed maintenance of the stormwater collection system, which includes cleaning, repair and replacement of the City's stormwater infrastructure. When funding has been available in the past, the City has implemented a small number of flooding and drainage improvement projects. Also, the Federal Government has mandated that all cities the size of Hendersonville implement a series of programs and services to improve water quality. These mandates include programs to regulate development, inform/educate the public, and the identification of potential pollution sources throughout the City.
Currently, in most cases, the owner of record is the responsible party to accept, to maintain, to add and to discharge stormwater flows. These systems routinely cross City maintained property that is generally located within public street rights-of-way.
The City operates and maintains drainage facilities that are located within the public right-of-way or public easements. The City is also responsible for the water quality of natural streams within its jurisdiction as designated by both the State and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The City does not maintain facilities that are located on private property or that fall under the jurisdiction of other local governments.
Stormwater services are primarily funded from revenue derived from property taxes collected by the City, which are held in the City's General Fund. As such, stormwater must compete for these funds with other City services such as parks, roads, fire, police, etc. Most stormwater-related work is performed by the Public Works Department.
Although the city has done a good job managing the existing program on a limited budget, the backlog of stormwater projects to address significant flooding issues in the City has grown and the new, federally mandated water quality programs that must be implemented have strained existing resources. Due to the high demand on the General Fund over the past several years, the City is not currently able to set aside enough funds to adequately address all the City's stormwater needs.
By establishing a dedicated funding source through stormwater fees, the City can ensure that the revenue required to manage and maintain this important system is available. A stormwater utility program will enable the City to take a more proactive approach to stormwater management. The City will be able to provide an increased level of system maintenance and repair that is necessary to support the aging infrastructure in Hendersonville. In addition, the utility fees will enable the City to construct necessary capital improvement projects to reduce the risk to public health and safety from flooding. Finally, the fees will support the development of a comprehensive stormwater management and water quality improvement plan, as mandated by Federal and State governments.
In January of 2017, the City hired an independent consulting firm to perform a review of the City's current stormwater management program and to identify long-term funding needs to address city-wide flooding concerns and regulatory requirements. A rate model was developed to evaluate potential rate structures and levels to fund the City's program. On February 13, 2018, the Hendersonville Board of Mayor and Alderman (BOMA) held a final vote to implement the stormwater management program.
The stormwater utility fee is based on the square footage of impervious surface area on your lot. The vast majority of utilities across the country have found this to be the most equitable way to charge and collect revenues for this program. A stormwater utility fee is similar to a water or sewer fee. In essence, customers pay a fee related to the amount of runoff generated from their site, which is directly related to the amount of impervious surface on the site.
Impervious surface area means a surface which is compacted or covered with material that is resistant to infiltration by water. In terms of the ordinance, it means the number of square feet of horizontal surface covered by buildings, and other impervious surfaces. Common examples include roofs, driveways, parking areas, sidewalks, patios, decks, tennis courts, concrete or asphalt streets, crushed stone, compacted gravel surfaces, or any other surface which impedes the natural infiltration of surface water.
The City is responsible for providing and maintaining infrastructure for drainage and flood control as well as compliance with new Federal and State regulations on water quality. This includes installation and maintenance of storm drains, inlets, and ditches as well as ensuring State programs such as erosion and sediment control are provided on construction sites. These services are done to protect personal and public property as well as provide for a healthy environment. Funding is not provided by Federal or State government for these services.
The stormwater charge will appear on the Hendersonville Property Tax bill starting in October 2018, as per the ordinance passed by BOMA in February 2018.
A property's value does not affect runoff, so property taxes are not the most equitable way to pay for stormwater services. For example, a high-rise building and a shopping mall may have similar value and pay similar property taxes. However, the shopping mall produces more runoff because of the amount of parking and rooftops. The fee system ensures the shopping center pays a higher stormwater fee than the high rise.
No, because it is a fee - not a tax. Taxes are based on the value of the property. The stormwater fee is assessed based on the amount of impervious surface on the property (i.e. hard surfaces such as roofs, driveways and parking lots), which is directly related to the amount of runoff the property produces. The runoff generated by these impervious surfaces contributes to pollution and flooding problems and, therefore, all property owners should pay their share of the costs.
An ERU is the average square footage of the impervious surface area (measured in square feet) for a single family residential property determined pursuant to the City's proposed ordinance. That amount is 3,930 square feet. The ERU was determined by averaging the square footage of a detached single family residential properties in the municipality.
All single-family homes will be charged a rate of $6 each month, and are classified as one ERU (Equivalent Residential Unit= 3,930 square feet). The municipality's governing body found that the intensity of development of most parcels of real property in the municipality classified as single-family residential or similar and that it would be excessively and unnecessarily expensive to determine precisely the square footage of the improvements on each such parcel. Therefore, all single-family residential properties in the city shall be charged a flat stormwater management fee, equal to the base rate, regardless of the size of the parcel or the improvements.
All non-residential properties will be billed at a rate based on their measured impervious area. To determine the monthly fee, divide the total impervious area of your property by 3,930 square feet (or one Equivalent Residential Unit) to obtain the number of ERUs and multiply by the base single-family residential rate of $6 per month per ERU. Impervious areas were determined by analyzing aerial photographs to identify the amount of impervious surface on each property. For the majority of properties, the City's fee will be billed on the Hendersonville Property Tax bill. However, in some circumstances, alternative billing methods may be used.
(Total Impervious Area in square feet / 3,930 square feet) x $6= Monthly Other Developed Property Fee. Multiply monthly fee by 12 = Annual Other Developed Property User Fee
The revenues generated by this fee will be used to fund all stormwater-related services, which include enforcement of the City's stormwater ordinances, planning for future impacts, stormwater infrastructure maintenance and repairs, construction of necessary capital improvement projects and associated property acquisitions. The fee will also pay for annual compliance requirements of the City's NPDES MS4 permit, which is a program mandated by the State and Federal government for all communities similar in size to Hendersonville.
At least 25 cities and counties in Tennessee (and over 2,000 nationwide) currently have a stormwater fee. Many local governments in Middle Tennessee, including Gallatin, Goodlettsville, White House, Portland, Lebanon, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Springfield, Spring Hill, Nashville, LaVergne and Franklin, have already implemented similar fee programs.
The stormwater program focuses on reducing the potential for the loss of life or property due to flooding and improving and protecting the quality of our lakes, rivers and streams.
Drainage problems may include roadway or structural flooding, clogged or failing underground pipes and culverts, stream bank erosion and stormwater pollution affecting a stream.
Everyone in the City benefits from the Stormwater Management Program. When stormwater runs off your property, the City must have a program and funding to manage the increase in runoff and pollutants. Direct benefits may include providing safe passage on roadways during storms, protecting your property from upstream runoff, protecting property downstream from your runoff, complying with Federal and State mandates, educating our children about pollution, and improving water quality.
You can call the City of Hendersonville Public Works at 615-822-1016. We will investigate your concern and advise you of what action can be taken.
Any questions regarding the Hendersonville Stormwater Utility should be directed to the City's Stormwater Management Program at 615-822-1016.
The City will pick up yard waste in Biodegradable bags (paper bags) only.
The City will pick up any yard waste that will fit inside the paper bags including grass clippings, leaves, weeds, and small twigs. The City will not collect it if plastic flowing pots, plastic mulch bags, or garbage is mixed in with the yard waste.
The City will not collect yard waste if mixed in with plastic flowing pots, plastic mulch bags, or garbage.
Paper yard waste bags may be purchased at local hardware stores on from online vendors.