2016-04 BZA Meeting Minutes

Nolensville Board of Zoning Appeals
Nolensville Town Hall
April 14, 2016 7:00 p.m.


Members Present: Mayor Jimmy Alexander, Mike Donoho, Tommy Dugger,  and Joan Lawler

Staff Present: Attorney Bob Notestine, Town Engineer Don Swartz

Meeting Called to Order: By Mayor Alexander at 7:00 p.m.

Pledge of Allegiance:    Led by Tommy Dugger

Mayor asked for nomination for new Chairperson to replace Ken Rucker.
Tommy Dugger nominated Joan Lawler.  Mayor Alexander seconded the nomination.
Nomination passed unanimously.

Approval of Minutes: Tommy Dugger moved to approve minutes from the 11/12/2015 BZA meeting.  It was seconded by Mike Donoho.   It passed unanimously.

New Business:

1. Chairperson Joan Lawler stated there is a two part request:

A. Request of change of use for a lawful non-conforming use from office to personal services at 7035 Nolensville Rd.


Mayor Alexander made a motion to approve request of change.
Tommy Dugger seconded it.

Chairperson Joan Lawler asked for discussion.

Don Swartz, town engineer commented that property is currently a lawful non-conforming use and the applicant would like to open a salon which would also be a lawful non-conforming use on the property.

Mayor Alexander asked the applicant if anything would be done to the outside of the building.

Chad Hilburn, applicant, stated he intended to change out the door and shutters, build an ADA ramp and deck. Reface the columns and replace rotting wood,  landscaping and would eventually like to paint.

Mayor Alexander asked if the owner of the house he is renting from owns the market next door.

Chad replied yes and that he had a 2 year lease with the owner for the house and 2 acres.

Chairperson Joan Lawler moved to vote on motion made.  Motion to approve change of use passed unanimously.

B. Seeking variance from the requirement of paving the parking lot

Mayor Alexander made a motion to approve variance request.
Mike Donoho seconded the motion.

Chairperson Joan Lawler asked for any discussion.

Chad commented that the gravel parking lot was previously used by the insurance agency which was located at 7035 Nolensville Rd.  He said they plan to bring in more gravel and level it out.  Mayor asked how many parking spaces are required.  Don Swartz replied based on square footage of 1400 and personal use it requires 4 spaces.  The previous use of office required 6 spaces.

Chad said they are running a deck off the front and a ramp to the handicap spaces.  Don said the planning commission approved the site plan.

Mayor Alexander said this is a business that is solely changing use and requires fewer parking spaces.  Bob Notestine, town attorney, said there is also no harm to public welfare.
Bob also asked if a variance could be granted with a condition to review when the lease runs out.  Don stated that he has seen variances granted for a period of time.

Chairperson Joan Lawler stated a motion has been made and seconded to approve the request for a variance on the requirement of paving the parking lot due to no harm to public welfare and subject to review in 2 years.  Motion passed unanimously.

Chairperson Lawler asked for motion to adjourn.  Tommy Dugger made motion, Mayor Alexander seconded.

Meeting adjourned at 7:35.

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