TOWN OF NOLENSVILLE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN
MEETING DATE: THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2004 TIME: 7:00 P.M.
PLACE: NOLENSVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Mayor Charles Knapper opened the meeting at 7:05. In attendance were Mayor Knapper, Aldermen Tommy Dugger, Larry Felts, Gail Phillips and Frank Wilson. Also in attendance were Counsel Bob Notestine, Chief Jeff Goforth, Town Engineer Rich Woodroof, Recorder Cindy Lancaster, and 28 public citizens.
Alderman Dugger led the prayer and pledge.
Mayor Knapper briefly went over rules and regulations in regards to the conduct of a meeting and a public hearing. He then asked the audience for citizens input.
Mr. Phillip Tuck, 812 Alec Court, stated there is a plan to put a development behind Alec Court. He would like to request that the Board look at this plan extensively. He wanted the board to know that he was opposed to this plan.
Mayor Knapper stated that he has circulated the steps for an approval of a PUD plan so that citizens would be able to view the process.
Ms. Cindy Arnold, 878 Dortch Lane asked if flow charts would be on the website? Mayor Knapper stated that they would be forwarded to the website.
Mr. Charles Hammond, 9629 Clovercroft Road noted that he was outside the city limits. He has viewed the proposed routing of the roads and told the board that they need to think about this. He said it was going to be a big mistake. Mr. Hammond was referring the Bent Creek Development.
Mayor Knapper stated that the town had a transportation specialist that has been working on this project. Alderman Dugger made a motion to approve the minutes for the regular meeting of May 6, 2004, Alderman Phillips seconded this motion. Alderman Wilson stated that on page four the minutes read “lots abutting Clovercroft Road will be 75 feet wide,” he thought this was an error. It was agreed that this was written correctly. Alderman Wilson further stated that Alderman Dugger was misquoted on page four, second paragraph. Alderman Dugger stated that he said “he will vote for this PUD overlay because this is a self contained community, although he will vote against any other PUD that comes before this board that butts up to a subdivision like Ballenger Farms.” Alderman Dugger made a motion to amend the minutes as corrected, Alderman Wilson seconded and this passed unanimously.
Alderman Felts made a motion to accept the Treasurers report, Alderman Dugger seconded. Recorder Lancaster reported the general fund cash on hand as being $518,733.71, with cash disbursements being $51,000. State Street Aid cash on hand is $143,133.93. The treasurer’s report was unanimously approved.
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.
Rich Woodroof reported for the Engineer/Codes Department.
Police Chief Jeff Goforth reported for the Police Department
Public Works Director Lonnie Bowden reported for the Public Works Department
Mayor Knapper noted he had received a letter from TDOT to agree to perform a feasibility study. Nolensville Road is a state highway and issues will be reviewed.
Mayor Knapper noted that he had received a letter from Middle Tennessee Electric and various sites were reviewed for the installation of a substation. These sites have been narrowed to two. Mayor Knapper noted that this is a TVA/MTE issue and not a town issue, although, Middle Tennessee Electric is keeping Nolensville abreast of developments.
Mayor Knapper stated that the town had recently received a lease extension. He noted that currently there are three proposals for the town hall committee to review, although volunteers are needed to form a town hall committee. Anyone interested should contact town hall.
Mayor Knapper stated that the town Codes Enforcer Don Swartz has been out battling cancer and the town will be looking to fill this position.
Mayor Knapper stated that the Planning Commission had reviewed a rough draft of a survey. Once the final product is completed this will be sent out to the residents of Nolensville.
Budget Public Hearing opened at 7:40.
Mayor Knapper asked if there was any public comment. Mr. Lonnie Bowden, Public Works Director, spoke to the board in regards to the tractor purchase that is being anticipated. He noted that he feels a cab tractor is safer for the drivers. He distributed pictures of the boom mower and bush hog noting the difference. He further stated that he had spoken to the county and they have gone to enclosed cabs.
Mr. Bob Hayes, Public Works employee, stated that due to safety he would recommend an enclosed cab.
Mr. Larry Gardner stated that if you are going to buy one get one with an enclosed cab.
Mr. Wayne Morton, Public Works employee, stated that for safety issues he would like to have an enclosed cab.
Dr. Joe Curtsinger, stated he agreed with everyone. Additionally with the number of potential injuries he is strongly in favor of an enclosed cab.
Mr. Charles Hammond asked the board if they had thought about another source providing this service.
The Public Hearing Closed at 7:52 p.m.
Second Reading of Ordinance #04-07, an ordinance to adopt a budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2004 – June 30, 2005. Counsel Notestine stated that this is the second reading of this ordinance. If this ordinance passes tonight, it will go into effect on July 1, 2004.
There was extensive discussion from the board in regards to the tractor line item. Mayor Knapper agreed that a rock could cost the town more money in injury.
Alderman Dugger asked if the right hand side of the enclosed cab would have the safety glass or would that be an extra cost?
Mr. John Scott with CMI stated that was included in the cost.
Mayor Knapper noted that an officer will be hired and two new police cars will be purchased in addition to a Fire Inspector position. Mayor Knapper discussed the criteria that must be met due to the fire ordinances that have previously been passed. He noted that MTAS had given a rate of pay of $18.00 per hour and the Fire Department had requested $35.00 per hour for the Fire Inspector position.
Fire Chief Presley Hughes spoke stating that due to the number of people that will have to perform this job, the agreed amount is $30.00. Counsel noted that the town is much better off if the town can count on the fire department for these duties. Mayor Knapper stated that he has met with two Metro fire fighters and their salaries are approximately $56,000 which would be approximately $25-$28 per hour. Mayor Knapper further stated that he would rather have a unified department. After discussion Mayor Knapper stated that $1,000 per month should be sufficient to perform these task. It was noted that the fire department would bill for these services monthly. Alderman Dugger asked why is the town paying to have plans reviewed? Doesn’t the Engineer currently do this? Mayor Knapper stated that he is not certified to perform these task. Alderman Phillips made a motion to amend the budget planning salary line item to $81,540, in addition to the Fire Protection Operations to $42,964. Alderman Felts seconded and amendment passed. This ordinance passed unanimously as amended. Chief Goforth introduced Mr. Joe Baynham and swore the full-time Nolensville Police Officer in to perform his duties. Zoning Ordinance Public Hearing opened at 8:15.
Counsel Notestine stated that this is a “clean-up” of the zoning ordinance. Mayor Knapper noted that the Planning Commission had recommended these changes to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.
Public Hearing closed at 8:20.
Second Reading of Ordinance #04-09, an ordinance to amend certain sections of the Town Of Nolensville Zoning Ordinance #04-01. Alderman Felts made a motion to approve, Mayor Knapper seconded and the floor was opened for comment. Alderman Wilson made a motion to amend Section 9.2.3 to add “of the hearing shall be placed” Notice of the hearing shall be given to all adjacent property owners of the subject property by US Mail at least ten (10) days before the date of the hearing. Notice shall be given in one (1) publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the Town at least ten (10) days before the date of the hearing. In addition, a sign providing notice of the time, place and location “of the hearing shall be placed” on the subject property at least ten (10) days before the date of the hearing.
Alderman Felts seconded and the amendment passed unanimously. This ordinance passed unanimously as amended. First reading of Ordinance #04-10, an ordinance to amend chapter 4, section 3-202 of the Nolensville Municipal Code regarding court administration. Counsel noted that he proposed this ordinance to include language to clarify - if the violator waives coming to court, court cost and penalty must be paid. Alderman Dugger asked if the town was performing this currently. Counsel stated yes, he further stated that due to a possible lawsuit he may return to the board to refine this ordinance. Mayor Knapper made a motion to pass this ordinance, Alderman Dugger seconded and this ordinance passed unanimously.
Alderman Dugger asked for an update in regards to Rolling Hills Drive. He noted that it has been 80% complete for sometime. Rich Woodroof stated that a letter was sent giving a deadline of June 9, 2004.
Meeting adjourned at 8:50 P.M. Respectfully submitted, Approved,
Cindy Lancaster Charles F. Knapper
Town Recorder Mayor