2017-08 Planning Commission Meeting Minutes

Nolensville Planning Commission
Regular Meeting
August 8, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Commissioners Present: Jimmy Alexander, Larry Gardner, Andy Grosson, Robert Haines, Rick Owens, Douglas Radley, Jimmy Reeves, Ashlee Walden

Commissioner Absent: Jason Patrick

Staff Present: Sarah Sitterle, Kali Mogul, Rick Fisher

Citizens Present:  25

The meeting was called to order at 7:04 p.m. by Chairman Douglas Radley.

Chairman Radley led the pledge of allegiance.

Commissioner Ashlee Walden moved to approve the minutes from the Planning Commission Meeting on July 11, seconded by Commissioner Rick Owens.  The motion passed 8 - 0.



Commissioner Owens moved to approve the Consent Agenda, seconded by Commissioner Walden.  Upon a vote, the motion carried unanimously.

 A.  Darsey Subdivision Preliminary Plat/Final PUD Plan
Mr. Michael Dewey of Dewey Engineering represented the applicant.  Town Planner Sarah Sitterle stated the staff would like to see a table on the preliminary plat showing the dimensions of each lot and the average lot size. 

Dr. Joe Curtsinger of 7380 Nolensville Road asked about how the ingress/egress lines up with Summerlyn Drive and about the sewer utility for the subdivision.  Mr. Dewey addressed both comments.  Darsey will have three-lane access.  The sewer plans have been submitted to Metro Water Services, and they are currently in the process of working out right-of-way to be able to implement the design.

There was some discussion about the outer loop and inner loop and whether they were planned to be private or public.  Town Planner Sarah Sitterle clarified that it was understood that the alleys would be private.  There were questions about the setbacks on some of the homes and the small size of some of the houses.  Mr. Dewey confirmed that at least a 10’ buffer of mature trees would be left behind 20’ drainage easement beyond Lots 4 - 7.  Mayor Alexander made a motion to approve the Darsey Preliminary Plat/Final PUD with the conditions that (1) a revised plan showing the lot sizes, the total and the average lot sizes, and (2) that the alleys will be designated private roads, and (3) open areas will be defined pertaining to the final condition.  Commissioner Andy Grosson seconded.  The motion passed 6 – 2, with Commissioners Larry Gardner and Robert Haines dissenting.

 B.  Alton Maxwell Preliminary Plat 
Mr. Joe Epps of Anderson, Delk, Epps represented the applicant.  Mayor Alexander moved to approve the Alton Maxwell Preliminary Plat, seconded by Commissioner Owens.  Upon a vote, the approval passed unanimously.   

 C.  Summerlyn Trails Site Plan
Mr. Jay Easter with Ragan-Smith and Associates and Mr. Kevin Chapman represented The Jones Company.  There was a discussion about eliminating a trail that “leads to nowhere” and what might be substituted.  Ms. Joyce Powers of the Trees and Trails Committee shared some photos of the site she had taken.  After a lengthy discussion, Commissioner Owens moved to approve the Summerlyn Trails Site Plan, with the following conditions (1) the segment of sidewalk on the east side of Bradfield Drive will be increased in width to achieve an 8 foot multi-modal asphalt trail (2) grass strip to be no less than 3 feet wide to York Road and (3) the current “trail to nowhere” may be eliminated from the plan.  Commissioner Gardner seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

 D. Bent Creek Master PUD Revision
The applicant requested a deferral of this agenda item prior to the meeting.
 E. Asher Phase 1 Final Plat
Mr. Michael Dewey represented the developer.  There was some discussion about how Phase 2 would be tied into Phase 1 and the current tree line buffer between Gilchrist and Asher Phase 1 at the bio-retention pond.  After a lengthy debate, Mayor Alexander made a motion to approve the Asher Phase 1 Final Plat with the bond amount set at $940,500.00 and with the condition of the tree line to remain between Gilchrist and Asher as stated on the preliminary plat.  Commissioner Walden seconded the motion.  When the vote was taken, the approval passed unanimously.

 F. David Evans Annexation
Mr. David Evans was present.  Commissioner Gardner moved to approve the annexation and plan of service.  Commissioner Haines seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.

 A.  Report from last BOMA meeting
No report.
 A.  Bond Report
Commissioner Walden moved to accept the bond report as amended, seconded by Commissioner Owens.  The motion passed unanimously.
11.  OTHER

The meeting was adjourned at 8:25 p.m.

Posted by Kali Mogul Tuesday, August 8, 2017 3:42:00 PM