2017-01 BZA Meeting Minutes

Nolensville Board of Zoning Appeals
Nolensville Town Hall
January 12, 2017 7:00 p.m.

Members Present: Tommy Dugger, Arthur Gay, Joan Lawler, and Wade Wakefield

Staff Present: Attorney Bob Notestine, Town Planner Sarah Sitterle

Meeting Called to Order: Chairperson Joan Lawler at 7:03 p.m.

Pledge of Allegiance:    Chairperson Joan Lawler

Approval of Minutes: Tommy Dugger moved to approve minutes from the 11/10/16 BZA meeting. It was seconded by Wade Wakefield.  The motion passed unanimously.

New Business:

1. There was carryover business from the last BZA Meeting:  A conditional use permit was requested to allow for the creation of an accessory dwelling unit located at 9853 Clovercroft Rd.

Chairperson Joan Lawler noted that there were issues concerning primary and secondary doors and visibility from the primary doors to the street.  The additional issue of the accessory building being attached to the house was discussed.  It does appear to meet the minimum square footage requirement. 

James Fincher of 179 Clarington Cl, Franklin, TN, employee of Mac Constructors requested a deferral until the next meeting. 

Tom White from the law firm of Tune, Entrekin and White, P.C spoke on behalf of the applicant, Mac Constructors.  Tom says he believes that the company met the conditions of use.  Tom believes that the legal conditions have been met.  Tom has spoken with the Town attorney Bob Notestine and the staff at Town Hall in advance to make certain there was concurrence and Mac met all the conditions.  Mr. Fincher is present and the company asks respectfully that this be approved. 

Bob Notestine noted that most of the things he sees are variance requests but this is not a request for use.  Under the zoning ordinance this is a permitted use if the conditions are met in Section 2.3.1 of the Zoning Ordinance.  He noted that there are about seven conditions and Sarah and I have met and spoken about this.  Sarah concurred with Bob. 

Mike Donoho asked about square footage. 

Bob Notestine says that under the ordinance, the accessory structure cannot exceed 1,000 square feet. 

Mr. White noted the project is at 875 square feet.

Tommy Dugger noted that now the primary entrance has moved from the west to the east side.

Arthur Gay asked if the change was made to gain favor with the Board.  Tom White said yes, we are trying to make it less visible from the road.  This is less offensive and less visible.  
Chairperson Lawler asked if there was a motion or if there was further discussion.

Mike Donoho made a motion to approve the project based on the fact that they meet the requirements.  The Chairperson asked if there was a second for the motion.  Arthur Gay seconded the motion. 

No announcements were made.

Tommy Dugger moved to adjourn.  Arthur Gay seconded the motion. 

Meeting was adjourned at 7:11 PM.


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