Nolensville Planning Commission
February 13, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Commissioners Present: Jimmy Alexander, Larry Gardner, Andy Grosson, Robert Haines, Rick Owens, Jason Patrick, Douglas Radley, Jimmy Reaves, Ashlee Walden
Commissioner Absent: None
Staff Present: Sarah Sitterle, Kali Mogul, Counsel Robert Notestine, Rick Fisher
Citizens Present: 23
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 January 9, 2018, seconded by Commissioner Andy Grosson. The motion passed unanimously.
5. CITIZEN COMMENTS
6. CONSENT AGENDA
Commissioner Jimmy Reaves moved to approve the consent agenda as shown, seconded by Commissioner Rick Owens. The motion passed unanimously.
7. NEW BUSINESS
A. Nolen Mill entrance sign site plan
Mr. Maverick Green of Goodall Homes represented the project. Mr. Green indicated that an irrigation system and lighting would be installed. There will be one sign at each entrance—one on Sunset Road and one on Sam Donald Road. There was some discussion about the placement of the signs and visibility; staff requested that the sign on Sunset be moved out of the median right-of-way. Commissioner Owens moved to approve the Nolen Mill Subdivision entrance sign site plan with irrigation and electric power provided, seconded by Commissioner Grosson. The motion passed unanimously.
B. Asher Subdivision Lot 19 and 20 Final Plat
Mr. Michael Dewey represented the project. There was some discussion about the small island shown just beyond the main entrance. Commissioner Larry Gardner moved to approve the final plat seconded by Commissioner Reaves. When the vote was taken, the approval passed unanimously.
C. Catalina Phase 6 Final Plat
Mr. Mark Morrison represented the developer, DR Horton. Mr. Morrison requested to remove the condition on the preliminary plat that requires identifying critical lots and lots adjacent to the natural waterway in the CCRs of the subdivision. There was a lengthy discussion about this condition and having to obtain homeowner permission to amend the CCRs. Mayor Alexander commented that he feels homes should not even be built in these areas but asked that all of the lots in question be marked as critical on the final plat. Additionally, there was debate about how this information on critical lots would be disseminated to second and subsequent home buyers. Mr. Morrison suggested the developer could provide a second page to the plat that identifies critical lots. After continued discussion, Mr. Morrison requested a deferral to the March meeting in order to complete requested changes to the final plat with special notations, building envelopes, topography and square-footage for critical lots.
D. Whittmore Section 2B Final Plat
Mr. Greg Gurney with Gresham Smith represented the final plat. After a brief discussion, Commissioner Jason Patrick moved to approve the Whittmore Section 2B Final Plat with performance bonding set at $32,379.00. Mayor Alexander seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.
E. All God’s Children Site Plan Amendment
Ms. Alicia Suhre represented the project. She explained that the owner would like to remove the front façade from the site plan. There was a lengthy discussion about the Planning Commission’s role in approving site plans and architectural requirements. The owner of the building, Dan Vild, stated that the project is “grossly delayed” and that the original contractor “stole $500,000.00.” There was considerable debate about the cost of the façade and deferral of the requirement for a set length of time. There was conversation about setting a bond amount for the façade and about the imaginary property line.
Following the debate, Commissioner Patrick moved to approve the site plan amendment for All God’s Children with the following conditions: (1) The imaginary property line as required by the State Fire Marshall must be labeled on the site plan; and (2) A conditional certificate of occupancy will be issued, with the front façade of All God’s Children as originally approved by the Planning Commission to be completed no later than February 14, 2020. If the front façade is not completed by this date, the certificate of occupancy will expire. Commissioner Owens seconded the motion. Upon a vote, the conditional approval passed unanimously. Counsel Notestine noted that the conditional certificate of occupancy clearly state the approved conditions.
F. Haley Industrial Park Lot 21 Site Plan Amendment
Mr. Michael Dewey of Dewey Engineering represented the plan amendment, which proposes retaining the existing gravel parking lot for the RV and Boat storage and relocating approved landscaping. The discussion about the Planning Commission’s role in approving site plans continued. Commissioner Patrick reiterated that the Planning Commission approved the original plan. After some debate, Commissioner Gardner moved to approve the site plan amendment, seconded by Commissioner Haines. The approval passed by a vote of 8 – 1, with Commissioner Patrick opposed.
8. OLD BUSINESS
A. Report from last BOMA meeting
Town Planner Sarah Sitterle gave a report of items heard at the previous Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting.
9. OTHER BOND ACTIONS
A. Bond Report
Commissioner Walden moved to accept the bond report as amended, seconded by Commissioner Owens. The motion passed unanimously.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:41 p.m. A workshop on P.U.D. regulations followed.