Vice-Mayor Tommy Dugger opened the meeting at 7:01. In attendance were Vice-Mayor Dugger, Aldermen Larry Felts, Gail Phillips, and Frank Wilson. Also in attendance were Counsel Bob Notestine, Town Engineer Richard Woodroof, Officer George Poss, Public Works Director Lonnie Bowden, Recorder Cindy Lancaster and 27 public citizens. Mayor Charles Knapper was absent.

Alderman Gail Phillips led the prayer and pledge.

Vice Mayor Dugger stated that Mayor Knapper was out of Town, therefore Vice-Mayor Dugger would preside.

Citizens Input:

Mr. J. R. Jones of Maxwell Lane stated that his group has allotted their time to Mr. Jones. He stated that they were the town’s neighbors and this (annexation) was forced upon the citizens last November. He stated they filed the lawsuit because they cared and not because they were enemies with the town. They had depositions on Tuesday and met with the attorneys afterwards and discovered a lot of information. He stated that some of this has “gotten out of hand”. They know they are not attorney’s and they want to quit arguing over trivial stuff. On April 10, Mr. Jones and Mr. Notestine sit side by side, and the judge studied the green book before him. He stated he had attended several meetings to get to know some of the board and educate himself. He has tried to approach the mayor several times and the Mayor has turned his back and walked away. He noted that the tractor was parked in a handicapped parking spot and this was a federal offense. He stated that the ODS’s and PUD’s are going to have great difficulty in selling to the public. He made an accusation towards Alderman Phillips and Recorder Lancaster in regards to not allowing him to have a survey. He stated that he was treated rudely.

Mr. Charles Lawson, York Road, asked the audience if they had noticed the lighting through Nolensville. He noted that he had mentioned lighting to the board approximately one year ago and now the lights have been installed from Brittain Lane to York Road. He thanked the board for their attention in this matter. Alderman Phillips made a motion to approve the minutes for the regular meeting of July 3, 2004; Aldermen Felts seconded this motion, and the motion was passed unanimously.

Recorder Lancaster stated that the General Fund cash on hand was $552,058.90, with cash disbursements being $58,000. State Street Aid cash on hand is $134,470.02 with a total cash on hand as being $686,528.92. Alderman Wilson made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report, Alderman Felts seconded this motion, and the motion was passed unanimously

Committee Reports

Chair Willis Wells reported for the Planning Commission:

Betty Friedlander reported for the Historic Commission:

Chief Presley Hughes reported for the Nolensville Volunteer Fire Department:

There was no report for the Chamber of Commerce. Richard Woodroof reported for the Engineer/Codes Department:

Alderman Dugger stated that citizens need to volunteer for the Storm Water Committee

Officer George Poss reported for the Police Department:

Lonnie Bowden reported for the Public Works Department

Joe Curtsinger reported for the Acquisition Committee

Vice-Mayor Dugger stated that he had attended a ground breaking for the new school and this will be a beautiful facility.

There will be a workshop for the Board of Mayor and Aldermen at 6:00 and the Planning Commission at 7:00 on August 24th.

The county tax proposal and storm water initiatives will be discussed.

He noted that results for the survey are being tabulated and will be completed in a couple of weeks.

The Public Hearing for Ordinance #04-12 was opened by Counsel Notestine. He noted that the agenda stated there will be a second reading for this ordinance and this is incorrect. Tonight there will only be a public hearing. Counsel noted that this is a public hearing that deals with signs and temporary usage, fewer homes per acre in regards to the density bonus and cut and fill in the flood way fringe area.

Dr. Ted Behar encouraged the board to pass this ordinance. He discussed keeping the buffers to protect existing homeowners and residents. He discussed preserving open space. He noted the increase of open space can be used to protect roadways to continue to see the beautiful trees.

Dr. Joe Curtsinger stated that it is important to consider the cut and fill. He stated that before passage please consider calculations in regards to cut and fill. He further stated that the OSD’s have been worked on for some time and would encourage the board to vote for it.

The public hearing for Ordinance #04-12 was then closed.

Alderman Felts apologized for not attending the school groundbreaking. Vice-Mayor Dugger made a motion to adjourn, Alderman Felts seconded and the meeting adjourned at 7:38 P.M.

Respectfully submitted, Approved,

Cindy Lancaster,                           Charles Knapper

Town Recorder                              Mayor