Board of Mayor and Aldermen
Regular Meeting, Nolensville Elementary School
Thursday, January 6, 2004, 7:00 p.m.
Mayor Charles Knapper opened the meeting at 7:04 p.m. Members present were Mayor Knapper, Aldermen Jimmy Alexander, Joe Curtsinger, Tommy Dugger, and Larry Felts. Counsel Robert Notestine, Police Chief Jeff Goforth, Town Engineer Rich Woodroof and Recorder Cindy Lancaster. There were 29 citizens present.
Mayor Knapper led the pledge and prayer.
Mayor Knapper then initiated the Oath of Office for the two new Aldermen. Mr. Jimmy Alexander recited his oath, followed by Mr. Joe Curtsinger.
Mayor Knapper asked if there were any citizens that had comments. Citizens Comments:
Mr. Jones noted that did not want to be a “pain” to the new members. Mr. Jones noted that he had read that the City of Algood was in a similar lawsuit in regards to annexation.
He stated that he was ready to go to court and ask that Counsel Notestine proceed. He asked the board to look into the blasting that was being performed for the new school construction. He stated that he and Mrs. Maxwell had some problems in regards to their homes and the blasting. He further welcomed the new board members and thanked them.
Mayor Knapper stated that Mr. Jones would need to contact the county due to the blasting being in their jurisdiction. Mayor Knapper thanked him for his comments.
Alderman Felts made a motion to approve the minutes from December 2, 2004, Alderman Curtsinger seconded. Alderman Alexander stated that on page three there appeared to be an incomplete sentence. It was noted the sentence should appear as follows: The conditions would be lots backing up to existing Stonebrook Subdivision have 20,000 square feet. There shall be a minimum lot size of 11,000 square feet for remainder of the lots. Recorder Lancaster asked for clarification from the board for #1 and #8 on the conditions for Nolen Park. It was noted that #8 read correctly with #1 being completed as follows: All homes have a minimum three sides brick or three sides painted hardy plank with minimal vinyl. Alderman Dugger made a motion to amend the minutes with the aforementioned changes, Alderman Felts seconded. The amendments were unanimously approved. The board then voted on the approval as amended. The minutes were approved unanimously.
Alderman Curtsinger made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report, Mayor Knapper seconded. Recorder Lancaster noted that the cash on hand for the General Fund was $578,064.51, with cash disbursements being $90,000. State Street Aid cash on hand was $113,545.70 with total cash on hand being $661,836.28. The treasurer’s report was unanimously approved.
Mr. Willis Wells Planning Commission Member reported the following:
Betty Friedlander reported for the Historic Commission:
Chief Presley Hughes reported for the Nolensville Volunteer Fire Department.
Rich Woodroof, Town Engineer/Codes Official reported for the Codes Department.
Chief Jeff Goforth reported for the Police Department.
Lonnie Bowden, Director of Public Works reported for the Public Works
Mayor Knapper noted that property is being reviewed for town hall.
Mayor Knapper’s report:
Mayor Knapper noted that the Capital Improvements Budget would be forthcoming. He noted that currently the facilities tax is $ .68 for residential and $ .70 for commercial. In order to increase the tax a CIB must be completed. The town is looking at other areas and needs that have arisen since the last Capital Improvement budget.
Fischbach Transportation will report at the next Planning Commission meeting. Additional information obtained from TDOT has arisen that must be incorporated into the long-range plan.
Mayor Knapper noted that he had met with TDOT officials. They shared a plan from 840 to Old Hickory Boulevard. Two alternatives are being reviewed. Mayor Knapper asked the board if they had any comments or questions. The board had no comments.
The town Land Use Plan is being compiled and should be ready by tomorrow. Town Planner Consultant Bill Terry has looked at various aspects within the Urban Growth Boundary and will be making his observations in written form.
Mayor Knapper ask that Counsel explain the dedication of a road in Industrial Park. Counsel Notestine stated that the new Blue Bell Company would be developing in the Industrial Park. Later in the meeting there will be discussion in resolution form to apply for a grant that will construct a road entering this park. Mr. Haley would have to dedicate the road to the town after construction. Mayor Knapper noted that the town would not “be out” any money. Mr. Haley has agreed, in principal, to pay the amount that the grant
would not cover. Counsel Notestine noted that if the town did not get the grant the road could not be constructed. Mayor Knapper asked for approval from the board to allow the Mayor to move forward with the road acquisition. All board members nodded their heads in agreement.
Mayor Knapper then asked the board for their approval for the following Commission members.
Planning Commission TERMS Bob Haines 1 Kristie McArthur 1 Frank Wilson 2 Jimmy Alexander 2 Rick Fisher 3 James Clark 3 Larry Gardner 4 Willis Wells 4 Charles F. Knapper
Board of Zoning Appeals Historic Commission Budget Sub-Comm
Board of Adjustments Betty Friedlander Charles F. Knapper Larry Felts Pat Aldred Larry Felts Larry Gardner Wanda Barker Tommy Dugger Pat Aldred Belinda Callebo Bob Haines LuLu Smith Charles Lawson She’ra Coffman Joe Curtsinger
Alderman Felts made a motion to approve these members, Alderman Alexander seconded and these members were approved unanimously.
Mayor Knapper made a motion to nominate Tommy Dugger as Vice-Mayor, Alderman Felts seconded and this passed unanimously.
Mayor Knapper noted that the budget sub-committee would be meeting in the near future. He said that in the past the budget has increased approximately 3%. He will be asking department heads and various recipients to not increase their figures, but to remain with the current budget figures as 2004-05.
Alderman Felts noted that he has spoken to TDOT and State Representative Casada to change a portion of Nolensville Road to Joe Rossi Parkway. Representative Casada stated that he would walk it through the state once the Nolensville Board of Mayor and Aldermen passed a resolution. It was agreed by acclamation to move forward with the resolution.
Public Hearing for Ordinance #04-18, an ordinance to amend ordinance #04-09, opened at 7:51.
Counsel Notestine stated that this ordinance is basically a “fine-tuning” ordinance. The largest portion deals with accessory buildings. It defines car washes, density and PUDS.
Mr. J. R. Jones stated that the basis of almost all of these lawsuits is density. He asked the board if they had lived in a PUD or had any dealings with the homeowner associations of these neighborhoods. He noted that he had business dealings with several gated communities that eventually had to reorganize. He urged everyone to take a look at Stonebrook. He noted that when there is common area you have to depend upon homeowner associations to maintain this area. If the homeowner association no longer exist it will become the responsibility of a different entity.
There were no other comments and the public hearing was closed at 7:56.
Mayor Knapper stated that due to a field trip taking place on January 18th, Ordinance #05-01 would not have first reading tonight.
Reading of Resolution #05-01, a resolution to enter into an interlocal agreement with Williamson County for annual aerial photographs. Mayor Knapper read a letter from Mr. Perry Perritt requesting a $1,000 to cover cost for producing maps. Alderman Alexander stated that he felt this would be money well spent. Alderman Dugger made a motion to approve this resolution, Alderman Alexander seconded and this passed unanimously.
Reading of Resolution #05-02, a resolution to establish an occupational safety and health program. Counsel Notestine stated that this resolution is a housekeeping resolution that addresses OSHA regulations. Alderman Dugger noted that someone would have to make sure these rules and regulations are adhered to accordingly. He asked who that individual would be. Chief Goforth stated that he would take on this responsibility. Mayor Knapper made a motion to approve this resolution, Alderman Felts seconded and this passed unanimously.
Reading of Resolution #05-03, a resolution in support of an application for a Fast Track Industrial Development grant. Counsel Notestine noted that this resolution was discussed previously. Alderman Dugger stated that he was in agreement to seek the grant, although the town should not be out any money. Alderman Curtsinger made a motion to approve this resolution, Alderman Alexander seconded and this passed unanimously.
Alderman Dugger asked if the town could purchase a flag stand for the school. He noted that currently they are using the bottom of a broken chair. Mayor Knapper stated that one would be purchased.
The board was reminded that there would be a field trip to view sprinkler systems on Tuesday, January 18.
Mayor Knapper adjourned the meeting at 8:11 p.m.
Respectfully submitted, Approved, Cindy Lancaster
Charles F. Knapper Town Recorder Mayor