Planning Commission Minutes

2018-06 Planning Commission Meeting Minutes 

Nolensville Planning Commission
Regular Meeting
June 12, 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:  35

1.  CALL MEETING TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 7:04 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 May 8, 2018, seconded by Commissioner Rick Owens.  The motion passed unanimously.

4.  ANNOUNCEMENTS
There were no announcements.

5.  CITIZEN COMMENTS
Dr. James Clark of 921 Oldham Drive commented that he felt the car wash project on the agenda received a variance unfairly and that it does not make sense to have a two-story car wash. His opinion was the project was misrepresented, and the BZA approval was handled incorrectly.  Dr. Clark expressed his deep opposition to having a car wash on Oldham Drive.  Chairman Radley responded that the Planning Commission is ethical and has always been ethical.

Mr. Aubrey Short of 803 Rockwood Drive reiterated that Greystone and Stonebrook were the only subdivisions in existence when the Town incorporated.  He said he thinks the car wash plan has been rubber stamped.

Ms. Kelley Crummitt of 400 Ramblewood commented that Nolensville needs tax revenue from commercial development.  The Town can’t adequately fund roads, Public Works, Police and eventually a fire department on residential permits and residential property tax alone.

Ms. Martha Lanese of 997 Dortch Lane said the parcel for the proposed car wash is too small.

Ms. Linda Rowland of 510 Meadowcreek Lane opposed the car wash due to the location of the proposed business.  She also knows someone who was killed at a car wash.

Mr. David Rowland of 510 Meadowcreek Lane opposed the car wash and said he felt the size of the parcel is too small.

Mr. Mike Smeltzer of 834 Stonebrook opposed the placement of the proposed car wash.  He said he felt it would create too much traffic in and out of Stonebrook.

Ms. Joyce Powers of the Trees and Trails Committee and 1023 Bitticks Creek agreed with the comments of the other residents regarding the car wash location.  She also summarized the results of the report from a recent meeting with an Urban Forester.  The Forester found that the lifting sidewalks caused by roots are from trees not on the current approved street tree list.  Some of the sidewalks are sinking, not lifting.  There were questions from some of the Planning Commission members about standardizing the grass strip and the sidewalk widths and depths.

Alderman Tommy Dugger of 2260 Rolling Hills Drive stated that the car wash is a permitted use with conditions and the applicant properly presented his case at the BZA.  Dugger said that there was a prior car wash plan proposed on the parcel where Edward Jones is located, but it was never brought before any board for a vote.  There was a car wash approved/passed where Advance Auto Parts sits but the financing fell through, so it was not built.  Alderman Dugger said he felt the plans have been moved forward ethically and appropriately.

Mr. Mark Weller of 1215 Countryside opposed the location on Oldham.  He said he doesn’t feel it is safe for people who live in Stonebrook or Greystone and that pedestrian traffic would be in harm’s way if the car wash is built.

Mr. Rob Wells of 329 Baronswood opposed the car wash location. He felt that the value his new home in Scales Farmstead would be negatively affected by the proposed car wash on Oldham Drive.

6.  CONSENT AGENDA
Commissioner Larry Gardner moved to approve the consent agenda as presented, seconded by Commissioner Walden.  Upon a vote, the approval passed unanimously. 

7.  NEW BUSINESS
 A.  Burkitt Commons Building A Final Plat
 B.  Burkitt Commons Building B Final Plat
Commissioner Rick Owens moved to defer agenda items A and B, as there was no one present to represent the project.
 C.  Burkitt Village Addition Phase 1 Final Plat
Mr. Joe Epps of Anderson, Delk, Epps represented the developer.  After a brief discussion, about street lights, tangents, and stormwater management agreement, Commissioner Walden moved to approve the final plat for Burkitt Village Addition Phase 1 with the performance bond amount set at $66,880.00.  Commissioner Grosson seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.
 D. Benington II Section 2B and 3 Revision to Preliminary Plat
Mr. Eric McNeely represented the applicant.  After a brief discussion, Commissioner Owens made a motion to approve the Preliminary Plat for Benington II Section 2B and 3 revision, seconded by Commissioner Walden.  The motion passed unanimously.
 E. Summerlyn Section 6 Final Plat
Mr. Wes Harris of Ragan-Smith Associates represented the applicant, The Jones Company.  There was considerable discussion about the detention pond in the open space, the walking trails and pedestrian bridges, and water and sewer on the Smith property.  There was a question about when the pedestrian bridge connection from Summerlyn to Sherwood Green Estates would be constructed.  Mr. Joe Epps of Anderson, Delk, Epps stated that an easement in Sherwood Green would allow the connection from the pedestrian bridge into that subdivision.  Mr. Harris stated that the connection from Summerlyn to the pedestrian bridge is on the construction plans and would be completed by The Jones Company.  The safety of the detention pond in open space 6 was discussed at length.  Commissioner Patrick then made a motion to approve the final plat for Summerlyn Section 6 with the following conditions:
(1) Remaining trail in Section 6 and connection in Sherwood Green Estates open space C6 must be completed.
(2) A barrier must be constructed on the lot side around the detention pond in Section 6 (lots 238 – 242).
(3) Performance bond amount is set at $305,708.00 plus an amount to be approved by the Town Engineer and Town Planner to include completion of the trail connection in Sherwood Green Estates and the safety barrier for the detention pond in Section 6.
Commissioner Walden seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.
 F. Wheeler’s Raid Distillery Site Plan
Mr. Eric McNeely and Mr. Anthony Amico represented the site plan.  The plan is a change in use.  There was a brief discussion about the rating of the fire wall and fire suppression as well as zoning.  Mayor Alexander then moved to approve the Wheeler’s Raid Distillery Site Plan with the condition that the fire wall rating is confirmed.  Commissioner Haines seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.
 G. 37135 Car Wash Site Plan
Commissioner Patrick recused himself and stepped down from the dais.  Mr. Joe Epps and Mr. Bill Kottas represented the project.  Epps explained that he is a consultant on the project, not the engineer. Mr. Epps clarified that the project is a use permitted with conditions per the Town of Nolensville’s Zoning Ordinance.  The project has been vetted by the BZA and the Design Review Committee, and the applicant has met all the requirements.  Town Staff requested a layout change from the original plan to flip the elevation, which required a setback variance.  The purpose of the design was to make the building look like an office rather than a car wash.  He explained that there is space to stack 18 cars in the queue.  There was considerable discussion about the space available for the car wash, vehicle movements, ingress and egress, the noise from the dryers.  Commissioner Owens expressed his strong opposition to the car wash, and he felt that the Planning Commission did not have to approve the site plan.  Counsel Notestine clarified that the car wash is a permitted use, with conditions, and the applicant has met the conditions.  He indicated the applicant would have legal recourse if the Planning Commission denied approval. 
After long debate, Chairman Radley moved to approve the 37135 Car Wash site plan with the following conditions: 
(1) Comments from Neel-Schaffer must be resolved.
(2) Applicant must provide plans stamped by the engineer of record.
(3) Landscape performance bond set at $22,770.00.

Upon a roll call vote, the motion was approved by 7 – 1, with Commissioner Owens casting a no vote.

 8.  OLD BUSINESS 
 A.  Report from last BOMA meeting
Town Planner Sarah Sitterle gave a report of items considered at the most recent 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.

10.  OTHER
Commissioner Gardner asked about the progress on items discussed in the Planning Commission Workshop.  Sarah Sitterle announced that the consultant is working to diagnose the main problems and housekeeping items.  Commissioner Haines asked for a “shopping list” of items proposed to be part of the update.

11.  ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was adjourned at 9:04 p.m. 

Posted by Kali Mogul Wednesday, June 13, 2018 10:21:00 AM

2018-05 Planning Commission Meeting Minutes 

Nolensville Planning Commission
Regular Meeting
May 8, 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: Don Swartz, Sarah Sitterle, Kali Mogul, Counsel Robert Notestine, Rick Fisher

Citizens Present:  33

1.  CALL MEETING TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 7:07 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 10, 2018, seconded by Commissioner Jimmy Reaves.  The motion passed unanimously.

4.  ANNOUNCEMENTS
There were no announcements.

5.  CITIZEN COMMENTS
Dr. James Clark of 921 Oldham Drive commented on a proposed plan for a car wash that will be considered by the Planning Commission in the future.  He said he believes the Board of Zoning Appeals incorrectly granted a variance for the set back and a car wash is not a good fit for the location.

Ms. Jamie Albers of 3052 Ballenger Drive does not like the McCord Nolen development.  She asked the Planning Commission not to grant occupancy.

Alderman Brian Snyder 3153 Locust Hollow asked the Planning Commissioners to make the developer for the McCord Nolen Development stick to the approved site plan and suggested a stop work order. 

Ms. Jana Truman of 3232 Locust Hollow asked that the Planning Commissioners to insist that the trails be marked on all iterations of plans.

6.  CONSENT AGENDA
Commissioner Larry Gardner moved to approve the consent agenda as presented, seconded by Commissioner Walden.  Upon a vote, the approval passed unanimously. 

7.  NEW BUSINESS
 A.  McCord Nolen Site Amendment
Mr. Cole Newton with T-Square Engineering represented the applicant, who is asking for a change of use for Buildings 2 and 3, and change in the parking plan.  The building footprints and the uses as proposed alter the amount of parking required.  Commissioner Patrick asked Mr. Newton to add the trail onto the site plan as per Ms. Truman’s comment.  There was a lengthy discussion about the parking at the site.  Town Engineer Don Swartz pointed out that the site plan in front of the commissioners was prepared with the assistance of a surveyor, so while the exhibits are not considered “as-builts,” the details are quite accurate.  An as-built will be required to certify what has been built is what was approved.  There were additional questions about sidewalks, drive aisles, architectural changes and safety items.  There was continued deliberation on compact parking with some suggestions for rearranging some of those stalls in addition to inquiries about the required number of handicapped spots.  Mr. Newton clarified that the plan adheres to the Town of Nolensville’s Zoning Ordinance.  After several more questions, Mr. Newton requested a one month deferral to make adjustments to the compact parking.

 B. Ace Hardware Site Plan
Mr. Brian Hamilton of Nashville Civil represented the project.  There were questions about limiting the road cuts on Nolensville Road, traffic and parking aisles.  Commissioner Grosson requested a three-lane exit out of the development.  After some discussion, Commissioner Patrick moved to approve the Ace Hardware Site Plan with the following conditions:  (a) Applicant must turn in a full resubmittal package received by the deadline for resubmittal (May 29, 2018) and that all stormwater comments from the May 1 letter from Neel-Schaffer are satisfactorily addressed and; (b) Landscape performance bond is set at $25,939.00.  Commissioner Walden seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

 8.  OLD BUSINESS 
 A.  Report from last BOMA meeting
Town Planner Sarah Sitterle gave a report of items considered at the most recent 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.

10.  OTHER
Chairman Radley mentioned that he and two other commissioners had attended a meeting with the Cumberland River Compact the previous Saturday at Nolensville High School.  TDEC has funded some riparian buffer work at the site.  At the meeting there was discussion about plantings in the stream buffer area.  The meeting was very informative, and Chairman Radley encouraged others to attend when the group reconvenes in the fall.

11.  ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was adjourned at 8:27 p.m. 

Posted by Kali Mogul Wednesday, May 9, 2018 8:07:00 AM

2018-04 Planning Commission Meeting Minutes 

Nolensville Planning Commission
Regular Meeting
April 10, 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:  33

1.  CALL MEETING TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 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 March 13, 2018, seconded by Commissioner Rick Owens.  The motion passed unanimously.

4.  ANNOUNCEMENTS
Mayor Alexander asked Planning Assistant Kali Mogul to provide details on the construction bid opening for the Sunset Road improvement project.  The low bid for the first two phases of the project was $5,425,487.00; High bid was $6,602,330 and change.  The low bidder was Jarrett Construction of Nashville.

Chairman Radley thanked Alderman Brian Snyder for getting information out to the public on one particular agenda item.

5.  CITIZEN COMMENTS
Ms. Jana Truman of 3232 Locust Hollow reminded the Planning Commission about contractors and developers doing cut and fill operations around Mill Creek.  Mayor Alexander replied that the Town contracts the services of Neel-Schaffer for storm water plans review.  The Planning Commission and staff carefully consider all the storm water calculations with every plan.  Chairman Radley reiterated that no one should be filling in the flood plain without a permit.

Alderman Brian Snyder 3153 Locust Hollow commented that the agenda item of concern involved a developer who has asked for variances numerous times, and he reminded the Commission they have the right to deny requests. 

Chairman Radley confirmed that New Business Item C, McCord Nolen Site Plan Amendment has been deferred at the request of the applicant.

6.  CONSENT AGENDA
Commissioner Reaves asked that item #3, a release from maintenance bonding for Bent Creek Phase 6 Section 2C be considered separately.  Mayor Alexander then moved to approve the consent agenda as shown with the exception of item #3.  Commissioner Walden seconded the motion, which was approved unanimously. 

Commissioner Reaves then went on to explain that the developer had agreed to re-plant trees in the common space and that there are some dead trees that should be replaced.  Mr. Eric McNeely represented the developer and offered to speak with him about tree replacement. Mr. McNeely withdrew the request for release. 

7.  NEW BUSINESS
 A.  Woods at Burberry Glen Phase 2 Final Plat
Mr. McNeely represented the project.  Mayor Alexander moved to approve the Woods at Burberry Glen Phase 2 final plat with performance bond set at $65,946.00, seconded by Commissioner Andy Grosson.  The approval passed unanimously.

 B. Scales Farmstead Phase 2 Preliminary Plat and Final PUD Plan
Mr. Wes Harris of Ragan Smith and Associates represented the developer.  After a short discussion, Mayor Alexander made a motion to approve the Scales Farmstead Phase 2 Preliminary Plat and Final PUD Plan with the condition that all comments from storm water consultant at Neel-Schaffer are resolved.  Commissioner Owens seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

 C.  McCord Nolen Site Plan Amendment
This item was deferred at the request of the applicant.

 D.  Henry Property Rezoning and Concept PUD Plan
Mr. Jay Easter of Ragan Smith and Associates and Mr. Christopher Smith of Oldsmith Group represented the project.  There were a number of questions about home sizes, lot sizes, garage sizes, garage placement and driveway length, as well as amenity items and driveway cuts.  There was also discussion about the entrance on Rocky Fork Road, a collector road running through the proposed development.  Potential traffic calming devices were suggested.  Mayor Alexander asked Mr. Smith about extending the walking path to the west to connect with the Silver Stream trail.
After a lengthy conversation and debate about the approval process, Commissioner Patrick moved to approve the Henry Property Rezoning from ER to SR with a PUD overlay and the Concept PUD Plan.  Commissioner Reaves seconded the motion, which was approved by a vote of 7 – 1, with Commissioner Owens opposed and Commissioner Gardner abstaining.

 E. Willis Wells Property Rezoning---8.7 acre portion
Mr. Matthew Chilvers represented the submittal.  He stated he is interested in acquiring the property and extending Rogers Lane to the subject property.  After a brief discussion, Commissioner Gardner made a motion to approve rezoning approximately 8.7 acres of the Willis Wells property from CS/CCO to OI.  Commissioner Robert Haines seconded the motion, which was approved unanimously.

8.  OLD BUSINESS 
 A.  Report from last BOMA meeting
Town Planner Sarah Sitterle gave a report of items considered at the most recent 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.

10.  OTHER
11.  ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 8:27 p.m. 

Posted by Kali Mogul Wednesday, April 11, 2018 3:33:00 PM

2018-03 Planning Commission Meeting Minutes 

Nolensville Planning Commission
Regular Meeting
March 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:  21

1.  CALL MEETING TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 7:01 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 February 13, 2018, seconded by Commissioner Rick Owens.  The motion passed unanimously.

4.  ANNOUNCEMENTS
None.

5.  CITIZEN COMMENTS
None.

6.  CONSENT AGENDA
Commissioner Owens moved to approve the consent agenda as shown, seconded by Mayor Jimmy Alexander.  The motion passed unanimously.

7.  NEW BUSINESS
 A.  Catalina Phase 6 Final Plat
Attorney Mark Morrison represented the developer, D.R. Horton.  Mr. Morrison explained that the exhibits submitted include the original final plat with a second page of graphics and notes indicating the building envelopes and that there is to be no building in the critical areas. The third page shows the critical lots with topography lines.  Mr. Morrison recommended that only sheets #1 and #2 be recorded since topo lines would likely be confusing to the general public.  There was extensive discussion about whether potential homeowners would be aware prior to purchase about buildable area limitations.  Commissioner Patrick pointed out that the notes added to the final plat do not satisfy the prior condition placed by the Planning Commission when the preliminary plat was approved in 2015.  That condition stated that “language must be written into the restrictive covenants indicating non-buildable area so residents will know the precise building envelopes.” Other questions from the commission included the size of the houses that could fit on small building envelopes and street lights.

After a lengthy debate, Commissioner Owens moved to approve Catalina Phase 6 Final Plat with the following conditions: (1) The notes as proposed on the final plat for the critical lots (26-28) and the natural waterway areas (lots 152 and 29-33) must be included for notification about the encumbrances and reduced buildable area; (2) Performance bond amount is set at $497,945.80; and (3) Landscape performance bond amount is set at $25,080.00.  Commissioner Larry Gardner seconded.  Upon a vote, the motion passed by vote of 7 – 2, with Commissioners Jason Patrick and Jimmy Reaves opposed.

 B. 7153 Nolensville Road Site Plan
Mr. Eric McNeely and Dr. Jonathon Elson represented the project.  There was some discussion about the gravel parking lot, the length of the driveway ramp, and the rear parking.  Commissioner Patrick moved to approve the site plan for 7153 Nolensville Road with the conditions that the parking calculation be updated to reflect a medical use of 1 stall per 200 square feet and that the concrete parking ramp be at least 22 feet in length.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Owens and passed unanimously.

 C.  Telfair Phase 3 Final P.U.D. Plan and Preliminary Plat

Mr. Wes Harris of Ragan-Smith represented the developer, Oldsmith Group.  Mr. Harris noted that all the lots would be 85 feet in width and all houses would have side entry garages. There was some discussion about right-of-way and a crossing from the subdivision entrance to the school.  Developer Christopher Smith confirmed that a crosswalk with striping and signage was required by the Board for the initial P.U.D. approval.  Mr. Harris agreed to check the drainage, and Mr. Smith confirmed landscape buffering retained between Phase 1 and Phase 3.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the Telfair Phase 3 Final P.U.D. Plan and Preliminary Plat with the condition that storm water comments from Neel-Schaffer must be resolved.  Commissioner Andy Grosson seconded the motion, which passed by unanimous vote.

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 Owens moved to accept the bond report as amended, seconded by Commissioner Walden.  The motion passed unanimously.

11.  OTHER
Planning Commission and Staff Process Workshop – Thursday, March 22 at 6:30 PM in the Town Hall Auditorium. 

Mayor Alexander mentioned the State Senate Commerce Committee deferred their short-term rental bill and will be considered next week.

12.  ADJOURNMENT

Posted by Kali Mogul Wednesday, March 14, 2018 2:05:00 PM

2018-02 Planning Commission Meeting Minutes 

Nolensville Planning Commission
Regular Meeting
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.

4.  ANNOUNCEMENTS
None.

5.  CITIZEN COMMENTS
None.

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.

10.  OTHER
None.

11.  ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was adjourned at 8:41 p.m.  A workshop on P.U.D. regulations followed.

Posted by Kali Mogul Wednesday, February 14, 2018 10:49:00 AM

2018-01 Planning Commission Meeting Minutes 

Nolensville Planning Commission
Regular Meeting
January 9, 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:  12

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 
Mayor Alexander moved to approve the minutes from the Planning Commission Meeting on December 12, 2017, seconded by Commissioner Rick Owens.  Commissioners Ashlee Walden and Jimmy Reaves recused themselves due to absence from the December meeting.  The motion passed 7 - 0.

4.  ANNOUNCEMENTS
Mayor Alexander noted the dedication of the pedestrian bridge and trail would be held on January 16th at 10:00 a.m.

5.  CITIZEN COMMENTS
None.

6.  ANNUAL ORGANIZATIONAL BUSINESS
A. Per Section 5 of Planning Commission Bylaws:  Selection of Officers
1. Chairperson--Commissioner Patrick nominated Douglas Radley for chairperson, seconded by Commissioner Jimmy Reaves. 
2. Vice-Chairperson--Commissioner Owens nominated Andy Grosson for vice chairperson, seconded by Commissioner Reaves. 
3. Secretary--Commissioner Owens also nominated Robert Haines as secretary, seconded by Mayor Alexander. 

When the vote was taken, the approvals passed unanimously.

7.  CONSENT AGENDA
Commissioner Owens moved to approve the consent agenda as shown, seconded by Mayor Alexander.  The motion passed unanimously.

8.  NEW BUSINESS
 A.  Asher Subdivision entrance sign site plan
Mr. Daniel Woods of Great Tennessee Land Company represented the project.  Mr. Woods indicated the irrigation system would be installed this week.  Sign and landscape uplighting will be furnished.  Commissioner Walden moved to approve the Asher Subdivision entrance sign site plan, seconded by Commissioner Grosson.  The motion passed unanimously.

 B.  Nolen Mill final plat
Mr. Wayne Miller of Goodall Homes represented the project.  He requested two slight modifications to the final plat submittal:  (a) a note to be added identifying the cottage homes, which will be age restricted; and (b) remove the minimum FFE chart from page one of the final plat, as there are no critical lots.  There was detailed discussion about lighting for the trail system, the right-of-way on Sunset Road and location of the berming, fire hydrant and street light locations, and set-backs in open space.  Following several points of clarification, Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve Nolen Mill Final Plat with the following conditions:

(1) Addresses as provided by Town Staff will be affixed to the final plat prior to recording
(2) A note will be shown on the final plat identifying the cottages
(3) The FFE table on the first page of the plat will be removed
(4) The berm will be located out of the Right-Of-Way along Sunset Road
(5) Fire hydrants will be shown on the final plat
(6) Appropriate lighting will be added to the trail system
(7) The MBSL will be removed from Open Space 1 and Open Space 2
(8) Street lights will be reviewed by staff and any corrections will be made as needed
(9) The performance bond amount is set at $763,000.00

Commissioner Larry Gardner seconded the motion and noted the final plat should be indicated as phase 1.  The approval with this noted passed unanimously.  
 
       C.  Rezone 7186 Nolensville Road from estate residential (ER) to commercial services (CS)

Mr. Ali Malakouti represented the applicant.  There was a discussion about the home on the property being listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Commissioner Patrick was concerned about protecting the historic nature of Nolensville.  The mayor mentioned the owner originally planned keep the historic structure to serve as an office but the estimated cost to repair and renovate the home was too high.  Commissioner Haines offered to photograph the property inside and outside.  Commissioner Gardner moved to approve rezoning of 7186 Nolensville Road from estate residential (ER) to commercial services (CS).  Commissioner Haines seconded the motion.  When a vote was taken, the approval passed unanimously.

 D. Mill Creek Brewing Company silo site plan
Mr. Chris Going with Mill Creek brewing company represented the site plan.  After a brief discussion, Commissioner Walden moved to approve the Mill Creek Brewing Company silo site plan.  Commissioner Owens seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.
 
9.  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.

10.  OTHER BOND ACTIONS
 A.  Bond Report
Commissioner Walden moved to accept the bond report as amended, seconded by Commissioner Owens.  The motion passed unanimously.

11.  OTHER
None.

12.  ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was adjourned at 7:47 p.m.

Posted by Kali Mogul Wednesday, January 10, 2018 9:48:00 AM

2017-12 Planning Commission Meeting Minutes 

Nolensville Planning Commission
Regular Meeting
December 12, 2017, 7:00 p.m.


Commissioners Present: Jimmy Alexander, Larry Gardner, Andy Grosson, Robert Haines, Rick Owens, Jason Patrick, Douglas Radley

Commissioner Absent: Jimmy Reaves, Ashlee Walden

Staff Present: Sarah Sitterle, Kali Mogul, Counsel Robert Notestine, Rick Fisher

Citizens Present:  16

1.  CALL MEETING TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 7:07 p.m. by Chairman Douglas Radley.

2.  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Chairman Radley led the pledge of allegiance.

3.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES 
Commissioner Andy Grosson moved to approve Planning Commission Meeting on November 14, 2017, seconded by Commissioner Robert Haines.  The motion passed unanimously.

4.  ANNOUNCEMENTS
Commissioners Jimmy Reaves and Ashlee Walden were identified as absent.

5.  CITIZEN COMMENTS
Ms. Joyce Powers of the Trees and Trails Committee raised questions about the Zoning Ordinance text amendment regarding street trees.  She referenced the latest species list and the fact that there is no survey of “offending” trees.  She also suggested there could be fewer trees overall in subdivisions if the location is changed.

6.  CONSENT AGENDA
Mayor Alexander moved to approve the consent agenda as shown, seconded by Commissioner Patrick.  The motion passed unanimously.

7.  NEW BUSINESS
 A.  Public Hearing- Comprehensive Plan
Chairman Radley opened the public hearing at 7:14 p.m.  Alderman Tommy Dugger suggested King Street should be extended to the funeral home and back to Nolensville Road on the comp plan.  He also said he would like to see Stonebrook Blvd. connect through to Kidd Road.  Mayor Alexander said the comp plan doesn’t prohibit those changes, and the comp plan can be changed.  With no other comments, the public hearing was closed at 7:17 p.m.

 B.  Action on Comprehensive Plan
Commissioner Haines commented on Smart Growth and the word “compact” in the vision statement.  Commissioner Gardner commented on traffic trying to get to Town Center and other commercial areas.  Mr. Micah Wood of Volkert suggested that the comprehensive plan be reevaluated again every few years as priorities change.  He also recommended public involvement in any future changes to the Major Thoroughfare Plan.  Mayor Alexander made a motion to approve the Comprehensive Plan.  Commissioner Patrick seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

 C.  McCord Nolen Awnings and Parking Resubmittal Plan

Mr. Cole Newton of T-Square Engineering and Mr. Jim McCanless represented the development.  There was a lengthy discussion about the parking, the trail location and surface, the set-backs, the sidewalks and surface, and the dumpster location in front of Building 4.  Mr. McCanless agreed to install the sidewalks per the Historic District concept plan, and further agreed to work with Dr. Tiffany McClaran on the phone line in her building.

After additional detailed discussion, Commissioner Patrick moved to Approve the McCord Nolen Awnings and Parking Resubmittal Site Plan with the following conditions:  (1) All of the 143 parking spaces as shown on the current plan must be installed; (2) The additional required landscaping adjacent to the Building #1 parking area and Building #3 are bonded and installed per the plan; and (3) Sidewalks must comply with the Historic District Concept Plan.  Commissioner Gardner seconded the motion.  When the vote was taken, the approval passed unanimously.

 D. Hillside Center Site Plan Amendment and E. Hillside Center Final Plat
Mr. Jimmy Yates with Wamble and Associates represented the project.  Mayor Alexander moved to approve both the Hillside Center Site Plan Amendment and Hillside Center Final Plat.  Commissioner Haines seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

 E. Text Amendment to Zoning Ordinance Appendix B Section 1.3.2 Street Tree Requirement

Town Planner Sarah Sitterle gave a brief explanation of the months-long repairs to sidewalks at the expense of the Town in a number of neighborhoods where street trees have been planted in the grass strip.  In addition, Nolensville College Grove Utility District is also now requiring water lines to be located in the grass strip.  There was a discussion about whether changes would be made in phases that have been approved but not yet built and about who would then own the trees: the HOA or the home owner.  Counsel Notestine suggested adding provisions to CCRs regarding tree ownership.  There was additional discussion about Ms. Powers’ comments about tree species causing the root problems.

Mayor Alexander then moved to approve and make a recommendation to BOMA on the Text Amendment to Zoning Ordinance Appendix B Section 1.3.2 Street Tree Requirement.  Commissioner Haines seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

 F.  Text Amendment to Zoning Ordinance Article 1—Adding Article 1.14.0-Single Family Dwellings

Town Planner Sarah Sitterle gave a description of the article defining single family occupancy and residency.  Counsel Notestine commented that Nashville, Brentwood and Franklin have all pursued legislation on short-term rentals, which may all need to be tweaked as the State of Tennessee considers its bill in the upcoming session.  There was a lengthy discussion about prohibiting or restricting AirBnB rentals.  Questions regarding rental agreements between private parties (ie. roommates) were debated.  Sitterle explained that the Town of Nolensville Zoning Ordinance is exclusionary in nature.  Although short-term rentals are not currently prohibited in the Zoning Ordinance, they are also not permitted.  Counsel Notestine added that the Town cannot regulate short-term rentals because we do not have permits for them.

After continued discussion, Mayor Alexander moved to approve Text Amendment to Zoning Ordinance Article 1—Adding Article 1.14.0-Single Family Dwellings, seconded by Commissioner Andy Grosson.  Upon a vote, the motion passed 6 – 1, with Commissioner Owens opposed.

9.  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.

10.  OTHER BOND ACTIONS
 A.  Bond Report
Commissioner Gardner moved to accept the bond report as amended, seconded by Commissioner Haines.  The motion passed unanimously.
11.  OTHER
Mayor Alexander wished Alderman Snyder happy birthday and thanked all the aldermen for attending the Planning Commission meeting.  Chairman Radley wished everyone Merry Christmas.
 
12.  ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was adjourned at 9:00 p.m.

Posted by Kali Mogul Wednesday, December 13, 2017 12:24:00 PM

2017-11 Planning Commission Meeting Minutes 

Nolensville Planning Commission
Regular Meeting
November 14, 2017, 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, Rick Fisher

Citizens Present:  29

1.  CALL MEETING TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 7:03 p.m. by Chairman Douglas Radley.

2.  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Chairman Radley led the pledge of allegiance.

Following the pledge, Chairman Radley made a motion to revise the agenda by moving the Major Thoroughfare Plan Update from “Other” to item C under New Business.  Mayor Alexander seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

3.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES 
Commissioner Gardner moved to approve Planning Commission Meeting on October 10, 2017, seconded by Commissioner Andy Grosson.  Commissioner Owens recused himself.  The motion passed 8 - 0.

4.  ANNOUNCEMENTS
None.

5.  CITIZEN COMMENTS
Mr. Keld Madsen of 325 Baronswood Drive stated a concern in reference to Baronswood Drive being listed on the Major Thoroughfare Plan.  He has witnessed cars speeding on this road.

Jamie of Silver Stream Farms had a question regarding the Major Thoroughfare map, which indicates Rocky Fork Road will be connected to York Road via Carmine Street.  Mayor Alexander said there is no plan to connect Silver Stream Farms to Rocky Fork Road and pointed out that Silver Stream is outside Town limits.

Mr. Chris Nagy of 2517 Benington Place stated his concerns about several items: the potential of Benington Place connecting to Split Log Road, the entrance to the subdivision on Sunset Road, the dip on Benington Place, whether the extension of Benington Place is zoned for residential development and discussion of stop signs.  Commissioner Patrick addressed his concerns and gave a thorough explanation of upcoming work on Sunset Road.

Mr. David Carson of 372 Baronswood Drive, who arrived late, added questions about Baronswood Drive being on the Major Thoroughfare Plan.

6.  CONSENT AGENDA
Commissioner Jimmy Reaves made a motion to remove consent agenda item 6A.2 reducing the bond amount for Bent Creek Phase 18 Section 2 from the consent agenda.  Commissioner Gardner seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.  Mayor Alexander then moved to approve consent agenda items #1, #3, and #4.  Commissioner Robert Haines seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. 

Commissioner Reaves generally called out some items he felt were deficient in Bent Creek Phase 18, Section 2.  After some discussion, Commissioner Owens moved to defer the reduction of performance bond amount for Bent Creek Phase 18 Section 2 for one month to alleviate concerns expressed by Commissioner Reaves and because no representative for the developer was present.  Commissioner Gardner seconded.  The motion passed unanimously.

7.  NEW BUSINESS
 A.  Public Hearing- Text amendment to remove Section 5.3.3 (b) of the Subdivision Regulations
Chairman Radley opened the public hearing at 7:55 p.m.  Planner Sarah Sitterle gave a brief explanation of the purpose of removing the said section of the Subdivision Regulations pertaining to roads in farm house cluster developments.  With no public comment, the public hearing was closed at 7:57 p.m.

 B.  Text amendment to remove Section 5.3.3 (b) of the Subdivision Regulations
Mayor Alexander made a motion to approve the text amendment remove the section as presented.  Commissioner Owens seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. 

 C.  Major Thoroughfare Plan Update

There was a lengthy discussion about the various projects on the Major Thoroughfare Plan.  Mr. Brad Thompson and Mr. Micah Wood of Volkert, Inc. clarified that Stonebrook and Baronswood are both local roads, not collector roads.  The money assigned to them is simply to improve these roads to the Town’s minimum standards, including sidewalks, curb and gutter, and paving.  Stonebrook is not planned to connect with Kidd Road.  After a lengthy conversation, Commissioner Gardner moved to approve the Major Thoroughfare Plan, seconded by Commissioner Haines.  Upon a vote, the motion passed 8 – 1, with Commissioner Owens opposed.

9.  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.

10.  OTHER BOND ACTIONS
 A.  Bond Report
Commissioner Ashlee Walden moved to accept the bond report as amended, seconded by Commissioner Patrick.  The motion passed unanimously.
11.  OTHER
 A.  Comprehensive Plan Draft
Micah Wood of Volkert, Inc. explained some of the revisions that had been made to the Comp plan draft, which will be voted on in December.  There was a brief discussion about the map and the “vision statement” in the Land Use Policy plan.

 B. Discussion of Planning Commission Role and Procedures
Town Planner Sarah Sitterle provided documentation including the purpose of the Planning Commission according to the T.C.A., the Planning Commission bylaws, information from the Planning Commissioner handbook and a flow chart depicting the process for review and approvals on both standard subdivisions and P.U.D. subdivisions. 

12.  ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was adjourned at 8:49 p.m.

Posted by Kali Mogul Wednesday, November 15, 2017 8:06:00 AM

2017-10 Planning Commission Meeting Minutes 

Nolensville Planning Commission
Regular Meeting
October 10, 2017, 7:00 p.m.


Commissioners Present: Jimmy Alexander, Larry Gardner, Andy Grosson, Robert Haines, Jason Patrick,

Commissioner Absent: Rick Owens, Douglas Radley, Jimmy Reaves, Ashlee Walden

Staff Present: Sarah Sitterle, Kali Mogul, Rick Fisher

Citizens Present:  27

1.  CALL MEETING TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 7:03 p.m. by Vice Chairman Andy Grosson.

2.  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Vice Chairman Grosson led the pledge of allegiance.

3.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES 
Mayor Alexander moved to approve the minutes from the Planning Commission Meeting on September 12, 2017, seconded by Commissioner Patrick.  The motion passed unanimously.

4.  ANNOUNCEMENTS
None.

5.  CITIZEN COMMENTS
None.

6.  CONSENT AGENDA
Commissioner Robert Haines asked to remove Consent Agenda items #1 and #5.  Mayor Jimmy Alexander moved to approve the Consent Agenda as presented except for items #1 and #5, seconded by Commissioner Patrick.  Upon a vote, the motion carried unanimously.

After discussion clarifying the developer’s request to transition to maintenance for item #1 and clarification of a type-o on item #5, Mayor Alexander moved to approve Consent Agenda item #1.  Commissioner Patrick seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.  Commissioner Haines moved to approve Consent Agenda item #5, seconded by Commissioner Gardner.  Upon a vote, the approval passed unanimously.

7.  NEW BUSINESS
 A.  Burberry Glen Phase 2 Final Plat
Mr. Jeff Heinze of S&ME represented the applicant.  Mr. Heinze explained the 45-foot easement.  After a brief discussion, Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the final plat for Burberry Glen phase 2 with performance bond amount set at $576,396.00.  Mayor Alexander seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.

 B.  StorPlace and Shoppes at Nolensville Site Plan 
Mr. Jon Claxton with Perry Engineering and Mr. Ed Freeman represented the project.  There was a lengthy discussion about the traffic study and turn lanes with additional discussion about flood plain elevation and fire suppression. 
1. Landscape bond for the site plan is set at $38,198.00.
2. Traffic improvements as stated in the recommendations portion of the study are to be completed to include: A) Widen the southbound approach of Nolensville Road at the proposed StorPlace driveway access to provide a left turn lane with 100’ of vehicle storage length, and B) Based on the Town of Nolensville approved 40 mph reduced speed limit, the proposed southbound left turn lane should have a 160’ approach taper and a 160’ bay taper given the equal widening of Nolensville Road of 6 feet on both sides.
3. All buildings will conform to fire suppression standards.
4. Architect agrees to update the elevations based on the comments from the Design Review Committee.
5. A third lane will be added to the ingress/egress site onto Nolensville Road.
6. Site plan will be revised to be a minimum of three (3) feet above the 100-year flood plain.
Commissioner Haines seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

 C.  Summerlyn P.U.D. Section 5 Final Plat
Mr. Wes Harris with Ragan-Smith and Associates represented The Jones Company.  Mayor Alexander moved to approve the final plat for Summerlyn P.U.D. Section 5 with the performance bond amount set at $169,713 and the 300-ft. adjustment between Open Space N and lot 177 is shown on the mylar final plat submitted for signatures.  Commissioner Haines seconded the motion. Upon a vote, the approval passed unanimously.

 D. The Church at Nolensville Home Occupation at 7388 Nolensville Road
Mr. Brian Dodridge represented the Church.  There was a lengthy discussion about home occupations, church uses and signage.  The number of staff and hours of operation were also discussed.  Mr. Dodridge said the church would like to be moved into the building by January or February.  After extensive debate, Mr. Dodridge requested to pull the agenda item and decided to seek approval from the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA).  The Planning Commission requested to waive the BZA application fee. 

E. Burkitt Village Phase 6 Final P.U.D. Revision
Mr. Joe Epps of Anderson, Delk, Epps & Associates represented the project.  There is a road modification required by the State due to a stream that runs through the planned extent of the road.  Mayor Alexander made a motion to approve the Burkitt Vilage Phase 6 Final P.U.D. Revision.  Commissioner Patrick seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

 F. Telfair Phase 2 Final Plat
Mr. Wes Harris of Ragan-Smith Associates represented the project.  Mayor Alexander moved to approve the Telfair Phase 2 final plat with the performance bond amount set at $497,385.38.  Commissioner Patrick seconded, and the motion passed unanimously. 

 G. The Woods at Burberry Glen Preliminary Plat/Final P.U.D. Trail Revision
Mr. Luke Koontz represented the applicant.  The developer requested to install a nature trail instead of an 8-ft. wide asphalt trail in order to preserve at least some wooded, natural environment in the subdivision.  Mayor Alexander moved to approve The Woods at Burberry Glen Preliminary Plat/Final P.U.D. trail revision.  Commissioner Patrick seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

 H. Hadley Reserve Final Plat
Mr. Moore Russell represented the applicant, Tennessee Valley Homes.  Mayor Alexander made a motion to approve the Hadley Reserve Final Plat with performance bond amount set at $20,350.00.  Commissioner Haines seconded the motion.  Upon a vote, the approval passed unanimously.

 I. 940 Oldham Drive Office Building Site Plan
Mr. Kevin Gangaware represented the applicant.  Mayor Alexander moved to approve the site plan for the 940 Oldham Drive Building Site Plan with bond amount set at $16,576.00, seconded by Commissioner Haines.  The motion passed unanimously.

 J.  McCord Nolen Monument Sign Site Plan
Mr. Cole Newton with T-Square Engineering represented the sign site plan.  After a brief discussion on the design of the sign and its location, Commissioner Patrick moved to approve the McCord Nolen Monument Sign Site Plan.  Commissioner Gardner seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

 K.  Swainston Warehouse Site Plan
Mr. Charley Dean of Dean Design Group and Mr. James Swainston represented the project.  There was a lengthy discussion on parking at the site with a more intense use and an additional building.  Mr. Swainston indicated there are 12 employees and stated that some of the current parking area is dark.  He said he has talked with Middle Tennessee Electric about moving the light pole to the back of the lot, which will open up another parking spot.  A Church of Nolensville representative noted the church activity is limited to Sunday mornings.  Mayor Alexander made a motion to approve the Swainston Warehouse Site Plan with a condition that remaining comments from Neel-Schaffer regarding storm water must be resolved.  Commissioner Haines seconded the motion.  Upon a vote, the approval passed unanimously.

 L.  Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations Text Amendments—Farm House Cluster Developments—Article 2.2.1 of the Zoning Ordinance and Section 5.3.3 (b) of the Subdivision Regulations
Town Planner Sarah Sitterle explained these text amendments are simply housekeeping text amendments to eliminate substandard subdivisions.  Commissioner Patrick then moved to approve the Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations Text Amendments, seconded by Mayor Alexander.  The motion passed unanimously.

9.  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.

10.  OTHER BOND ACTIONS
 A.  Bond Report
Commissioner Patrick moved to accept the bond report as amended, seconded by Commissioner Gardner.  The motion passed unanimously.
11.  OTHER
Commissioner Haines mentioned that the committee appointed to review lot sizes, zoning ordinance and subdivision regulations has decided to hold a workshop.  He asks that questions regarding these issues should be forwarded to him with suggestions on a date and time for a workshop. 

12.  ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was adjourned at 9:05 p.m.

Posted by Kali Mogul Wednesday, October 11, 2017 12:46:00 PM

2017-09 Planning Commission Meeting Minutes 

Nolensville Planning Commission
Regular Meeting
September 12, 2017, 7:00 p.m.


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

Commissioner Absent: Rick Owens

Staff Present: Sarah Sitterle, Kali Mogul, Rick Fisher

Citizens Present:  23

1.  CALL MEETING TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 7:01 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 August 8, 2017, seconded by Commissioner Jimmy Reaves.  The motion passed unanimously.

4.  ANNOUNCEMENTS
None.

5.  CITIZEN COMMENTS
None.

6.  CONSENT AGENDA
Mayor Jimmy Alexander moved to approve the Consent Agenda as presented, seconded by Commissioner Walden.  Upon a vote, the motion carried unanimously.

7.  NEW BUSINESS
 A.  Burberry Glen Phase 1B Final Plat
Mr. Zach Davis of S&ME represented the applicant.  Mr. Davis stated that the walking trails would be a paved, asphalt surface.  After some discussion about a crosswalk, Mayor Alexander made a motion to approve the Burberry Glen Phase 1B final plat with the performance bond amount of $393,005.00 and the condition that cross-striping will be added at the end of the trail.  The motion passed unanimously.

 B.  Burberry Glen Phase 2 Final Plat 
Mr. Davis of S&ME represented the applicant.  There was some discussion about the existing easement through the phase.  Mr. Davis requested a deferral of the agenda item.

 C.  Brooksbank Phase 2 Final Plat
Mr. Wes Harris with Ragan-Smith and Associates represented The Jones Company.  Mayor Alexander moved to approve the Brooksbank Phase 2 final plat with bond amount set at $68,833.00, seconded by Commissioner Gardner.  Upon a vote, the approval passed unanimously.

 D. Summerlyn Phase 6 Preliminary Plat/Final P.U.D. Plan
Mr. Wes Harris with Ragan-Smith and Associates represented the applicant.  He indicated that the preliminary plat slightly deviates from the concept plan: There is now an “eyebrow” at lot 235.  This configuration was recommended by an environmental consultant to minimize environmental impacts.  Harris said the net effect of the change was a reduction by two lots.  Mr. Harris also indicated the agreement with the Smiths would be implemented with this plan.  Mayor Alexander moved to approve the Summerlyn Phase 6 Preliminary Plat/Final P.U.D. Plan with the condition that all storm water comments from Neel-Schaffer must be resolved.  Commission Walden seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.
 
 E. Telfair P.U.D. Concept Plan Revision
Mr. Jay Easter of Ragan-Smith and Mr. Christopher Smith of Oldsmith Group represented the project.  Mr. Smith indicated there would be a berm at the entrance, and it will be planted per the landscape requirements of the Zoning Ordinance.  Commissioner Patrick and Planner Sarah Sitterle clarified the required landscape would be Buffer D per the ordinance.  There was some additional discussion about the buffer, the berm and its slope followed by discussion about lot size.  Commissioner Patrick moved to approve the Telfair P.U.D. concept plan revision with these conditions (1) The plan must state the 90% maximum requirement for side-loaded garages for the addition portion; and (2) The 100-foot buffer along York Road should have a minimum 20-foot wide grass strip before the berming begins for site line distance purposes.  Commissioner Gardner seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

 F. Asher Phase 2 Preliminary Plat
Mr. Michael Dewey represented the applicant.  Mayor Alexander made a motion to approve the Asher phase 2 preliminary plat with the condition that all storm water comments from Neel-Schaffer must be resolved.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Andy Grosson.  Upon a vote, the approval passed unanimously.

 G. E&B Coffee Roasters Site Plan at 7311 Nolensville Road
Mr. Joe Epps represented the applicant.  The parking arrangements were discussed at length.  The owner of the coffee roasting business indicated they would be closed on Sundays due to the shared parking agreement with Ebenezer Methodist Church.  Mayor Alexander made a motion to approve the E&B Coffee Roasters site plan at 7311 Nolensville Road with these conditions (1) The Historic District parking exemption is granted and the off-site parking arrangement with Ebenezer United Methodist Church is allowed; and (2) One freestanding sign is permitted.  Commissioner Patrick seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

 H. Storplace Site Plan
The applicant requested deferral prior to the Planning Commission meeting.

 I. Bubis Sketch Plan
Mr. Johnny Rothco represented the applicant.  No official action was taken by the commission, but the consensus on the plan was:
* Poor layout/design; lack of creativity
* The plan should encompass a larger area and provide stub-outs for connectivity
* The owner should have connection to sewer or at least provide evidence of availability and proposed sewer connections
* A “pocket community” like the sketch proposed and the potential for others surrounding it could lead to too many openings on Sam Donald Road
* Improper road width is shown

9.  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.

10.  OTHER BOND ACTIONS
 A.  Bond Report
Commissioner Walden moved to accept the bond report as amended, seconded by Commissioner Grosson.  The motion passed unanimously.
11.  OTHER
Commissioner Haines requested further consideration of lot sizes and setbacks and suggested adding a minimum lot size to the PUD overlay requirements. There was a lengthy discussion about how to achieve larger lot sizes.  There were also questions about changes to plats as they move through the planning process.  A committee was formed to review these issues and report back to the Planning Commission. The committee will be chairman Bob Haines, BOMA representative Larry Felts, Larry Gardner, Doug Radley and staff representative Sarah Sitterle.
Mayor Alexander mentioned that on September 18th the pedestrian bridge for the Small Town Connections project would be set in place in the Historic District.

12.  ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was adjourned at 8:36 p.m.

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