Nolensville Planning Commission
May 10, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Commissioners Present: Jimmy Alexander, Larry Gardner, Andy Grosson, Robert Haines, Rick Owens, Douglas Radley, Ashlee Walden
Commissioners Absent: Jason Patrick, Jimmy Reaves
Staff Present: Henry Laird, Attorney Bob Notestine, Kali Mogul, Rick Fisher
Citizens Present: 31
1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 7:02 p.m. by Chairman Douglas Radley.
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Chairman Radley led the pledge of allegiance.
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Commissioner Ashlee Walden moved to approve the minutes from the Planning Commission Meeting on April 12, 2016, seconded by Commissioner Andy Grosson. The motion passed unanimously.
5. CITIZEN COMMENTS
Mr. Rick Smith of 7041 Nolen Park Circle asked what the target “zone” or percentage of commercial development for the Town of Nolensville. He also asked whether the developers have an obligation to pay for the infrastructure in the Town.
Ms. Gail Graham of 7131 Nolen Park Circle expressed concern about roads and asked where the bypass would be located.
Mr. Matt Welsh of 7048 Nolen Park Circle had questions about landscape buffering between commercial and residential developments.
Ms. Jennifer McNamee of 7167 Nolen Park Circle also reiterated the question about the landscape buffer.
Mr. Joshua Goggins of 7090 Nolen Park Circle stated that he is concerned about the amount of commercial development in Nolensville and asked whether the Town can support the amount proposed.
Ms. Julie Mauck of 7114 Nolen Park Circle expressed similar concerns about the Hill Side Center.
6. CONSENT AGENDA
Mayor Alexander made a motion to approve the consent agenda as presented, seconded by Commissioner Walden. Upon a vote, the approval passed unanimously.
7. NEW BUSINESS
A. Amendment to the Minutes of the March 8, 2016 Planning Commission meeting regarding Catalina Subdivision, Phase 5 Final Plat
Attorney Notestine addressed the need for the revision to specify verbatim the exact discussion on the agenda item. Commissioner Rick Owens moved to approve the amendment to the minutes from March 8, 2016. Commissioner Haines seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.
B. Nolen Place Site Plan for proposed pergola at 7240 Nolensville Road—Town Center Shopping Center
Mr. Lou Leiker represented Nolen Place. Commissioner Haines seconded, and the motion passed unanimously. When asked, he stated there would be no fire pit under the pergola. Commissioner Haines moved to approve the site plan for the Nolen Place pergola, seconded by Mayor Alexander. The motion passed by unanimous vote.
C. All God’s Children Site Plan for additional building at 2006 Johnson Industrial Blvd.
Mr. Adam Seger of Dale and Associates represented All God’s Children. After some discussion regarding how the site plan deals with the flood plain, Mayor Alexander made a motion to approve the site plan, seconded by Commissioner Larry Gardner, which passed unanimously.
D. Summerlyn Subdivision Entrance Sign at Nolensville Road and Summerlyn Blvd.
Mr. Troy Gardner of Ragan-Smith and Mr. Brett Smith represented the applicant. After some discussion about whether another monument could be placed on both sides of the entrance, Mr. Smith said that they would investigate the possibility of adding another piece of the monument on the other side. Commissioner Haines moved to approve the Summerlyn Subdivision Entrance Sign. Commissioner Walden seconded the motion. When a vote was taken, the approval passed unanimously.
E. Request for Rezoning of property adjacent to Summerlyn Subdivision—2524 York Road to Suburban Residential by owner Gary Smalley
Ms. Dianne Shelbrack represented the applicant. The current zoning is estate residential (ER), and Mr. Smalley is requesting rezoning to suburban residential (SR). Town Planner confirmed that the rezoning complies with the Land Use Plan. Commissioner Gardner made a motion to approve the rezoning, seconded by Commissioner Haines, and the motion passed unanimously.
F. Asher Subdivision off Sunset Road Preliminary Plat Revision—Map 56, Parcel 73
Mr. Blake Turner represented the project. There was some discussion about the stub out and landscape plan. Mr. Turner confirmed that the median strip would be landscaped and no additional trees would be cut back between Asher and Gilchrist South. He said there would be a buffer between the two subdivisions. Commissioner Walden made a motion to approve the Asher Subdivision off Sunset Road Preliminary Plat Revision with the condition that the storm water comments from Tom Allen be addressed, seconded by Commissioner Grosson. The conditional approval passed unanimously.
G. Hillside Center Commercial Building Site Plan off Nolensville Road—Map 56, Parcels 55.00 and 55.01
Mr. Danny Wamble represented the civil design. In answering some of the earlier citizen comments, he said all traffic would enter and exit onto Nolensville Road, and no traffic would exit the site into a residential community. As required, there will be a 40-foot buffer of landscaping, which does not make use of the open space of the adjacent neighborhood. All landscaping of Nolen Park will remain intact except for “a couple of trees” where the developer will make connection to the sanitary sewer. Commissioner Gardner made a motion to approve the Hillside Center Commercial Building Site Plan with the conditions (a) adding the cross access easements and paving to the property lines; (b) establishing a landscape performance bond amount of $90,000.00; and (c) provision of a revised lighting plan that meets Town standards; and (d) implementing all recommendations of the traffic study. Commissioner Owens seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.
9. OLD BUSINESS
A. Report from last BOMA meeting
Town Planner Henry Laird reported the Planning related item from the May 5th Board meeting. Mayor Alexander said he had answered numerous questions over the weekend about Ordinance 16-08 to rezone property at 7223 Nolensville Road from ER to CS/CCO, which passed on first reading by a vote of 3 – 2 at the BOMA meeting. He asked Planner Laird to show the sketch plan that had been submitted by an engineering firm on behalf of the company interested in purchasing the parcel. Mayor Alexander asked what company was interested, and Laird responded he thought it was CVS. Laird also said he and Town Engineer Don Swartz have met with the engineering firm and pointed out all of the problems with the sketch plan.
10. OTHER BOND ACTIONS
A. Bond Report
Commissioner Walden moved to approve the Bond Report as amended, seconded by Commissioner Haines, and the motion passed unanimously.
Commissioner Haines invited the citizens in the audience to participate in Town meetings to learn more about proposed projects for Nolensville. Mayor Alexander requested that information be funneled through one resident. Commissioner Owens commented that the Planning Commission has been addressing concerns about traffic for more than 15 years, and yes, the developers are required to pay impact fees. Planner Laird also mentioned that the Major Thoroughfare Plan is being updated, which helps the Town determine the appropriate impact fee schedule. Chairman Radley mentioned that the Town could certainly use more volunteers.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:11 p.m.