Town of Nolensville

Board of Mayor and Alderman Meeting

Date: January 4, 2007, Time 7:00 p.m.

Nolensville Elementary School

Mayor Beth Lothers opened the meeting at 7:00 p.m.  Members present were Mayor Lothers, Aldermen Jimmy Alexander, Joe Curtsinger, Tommy Dugger and Ken Thomas.  Staff present: Counsel Robert Notestine, Town Planner Henry Laird, Town Engineer Rich Woodroof and Recorder Cindy Lancaster.  There were 77 citizens present.

Mr. Willis Wells led the prayer and pledge.  Mr. Ronnie Freeman sang the National Anthem.

County Mayor Rogers Anderson initiated the Oath of Office for Mayor Beth Lothers.  Mayor Beth Lothers proceeded with the Oath of Office for Alderman Tommy Dugger and Alderman Ken Thomas.

Mayor Lothers recessed for five minutes.

Citizens Input:

Mr. Wayne Lambert, Cromwell Court, stated that he wanted to thank Tom Alexander, who recently passed away, publicly.  He stated that Mr. Alexander played a huge role in stopping the Hoover Rock Quarry.  He requested that this board honor Mr. Alexander in some fashion.  He referred to Alderman Joe Rositano’s Memorial on Nolensville Road.  Mayor Lothers noted that this was Alderman Jimmy Alexander’s brother.

Alderman Dugger made a motion to approve the minutes from the regular meeting of December 7, 2006, Alderman Alexander seconded.  The minutes were approved unanimously.

Mayor Lothers made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s report, Alderman Dugger seconded.  Alderman Dugger noted that he had the percentage breakdown if there were any questions from the board.  Additionally, he stated that he had spoken to First Tennessee Bank and they have agreed to amend the interest rate on the savings that reflects .0925.  They have agreed to retro the interest to July of 06.  The Treasurer’s report was unanimously approved.

Committee reports:

Mr. Willis Wells reported for the Planning Commission.

· Mayor Lothers noted that the Design Review Committee has worked hard with Matt Happel being Chair of this Committee and Carla Ediger is Vice-Chair.

· The BP has agreed to alter the roof of the facility

· Nichols Development is renamed to Catalina Development with the Landscape Architect addressing the Planning Commission

· Cell Tower was discussed

· Zoning amendment in regards to the flags was delayed

· Commission By-laws were reviewed and the portion in regards to the meeting date was changed

· Monthly Bond report was approved

Ms.Wanda Barker reported for the Historic Commission.

· This Commission did not meet in December

· The Commission was asked by the Historic area to review bringing sewer to the area

· Mayor Lothers noted that Jay Nelson and Parman Henry have taken leadership in this endeavor.  Metro has asked residents and property owners to express their interest.  She noted that the town’s position is that we are supportive of this task.

Chief Presley Hughes reported for the Nolensville Volunteer Fire Department.

· New training requirements have initiated a class

· Three Firemen have completed probation

· Budget process has begun

Rich Woodroof reported for the Code's Department

· 415 inspections performed

· Zoning map has been updated

· Proposals are being submitted for Rocky Fork Road by Engineering Firms

· Town Planner Henry Laird is revising the By-laws

Nolensville Police Department

· Noted there have been 1,000 calls for the past year

· A sobriety check was held at Coast In last Friday evening

· An undercover drug sting was successful

· A written report was submitted prior to the meeting

Mayor Lothers noted the Public Works Department submitted a written report to the board.

Mayor's report:


Mayor Lothers made a motion to nominate Alderman Ken Thomas as Vice-Mayor, Alderman Thomas seconded.  Alderman Dugger stated that his concern was experience.  Mayor Lothers stated that she felt that this roll is to lead if she is not in attendance or if an unexpected tragedy the Vice-Mayor would fill the role as Mayor.  Alderman Alexander stated that he agreed with Alderman Dugger.  Alderman Curtsinger stated that he did not have anything further to add.  The vote was taken with Mayor Lothers and Alderman Thomas for, Alderman Alexander, Curtsinger and Dugger against.  Alderman Alexander made a motion to nominate Alderman Dugger, Alderman Dugger seconded.  Alderman Thomas noted that he did not want tension among the board, and how this board moves he will support. The vote was taken with Mayor Lothers, Aldermen Alexander, and Thomas for, Aldermen Curtsinger and Dugger abstained.

Committee/Commission Appointments:

Mayor Lothers named the Committee/Commission appointments as follows:

Storm Water Board Board of Zoning Appeals Historic Commission
Larry Gardner Brian Truman Wanda Barker
Charles Lawson Alderman Joe Curtsinger
Alderman Ken Thomas Kirk Duclos
Brian Truman Larry Felts
Pat Aldred
Bob Haines
Finance Event Planning Communications
Tommy Dugger Ken Thomas Betty Friedlander

Carla Ediger

Suzanne Honeycutt Cindy Arnold
Duane Ediger John Lenderman
David Rowland Gardner Jones
Design Review Planning Commission
Matt Happle Alderman Jimmy Alexander
Carla Ediger Andrew Grosson
Travis Blunt Bob Haines
Dawn Cox Matt Happle
Betty Friedlander Mayor Beth Lothers
Bob Haines Debbie Riddle
Mayor Beth Lothers Willis Wells
David Verner Frank Wilson
Rick Owens

Alderman Dugger made a motion to approve these members by acclamation, Alderman Alexander seconded and these were approved unanimously.

Nolensville Elementary School:

Mayor Lothers noted that she had met with Dr. Sharber Superintendent of Williamson County Schools.  Several individuals, as well as the Town of Nolensville, are interested in being housed at this facility.

Mayor Lothers met with Mr. Kevin Fortney, Williamson County School, to discuss several issues.  The turn-lane at Sunset School was discussed.  Also, he has agreed to jointly pursue a grant with the town to assist with trails to the new school.


Mayor Lothers noted that she has met and discussed the potential by-pass with TDOT.  She thanked Matt Happel on the great job he has done with the design.  She noted that currently the proposal goes through Bent Creek.  Clinard Engineering has agreed to review this and perform a more in depth study.

Historic Area Sewer:

Mayor Lothers, as stated previously, this is a private venture and the town is in favor of this endeavor.

Ballenger Farms/McFarlin Woods:

Mayor Lothers noted that the Homeowner Associations for these developments have agreed to meet to discuss the consideration of connecting the trails/paths throughout these developments.

Waller Road:

Mayor Lothers stated that she will be meeting with Brentwood to move this project forward.

Impact Fee:

Mayor Lothers noted that the town will be meeting with Duncan and Associates to move forward rapidly with this project.

Recreation Center:

Mayor Lothers stated that she had met with Doug Hood, Director of Williamson County Parks and Recreation.  They will be meeting again in the near future.

Economic Development:

Mayor Lothers stated that Alderman Alexander is attending the Williamson County Economic Development monthly meetings. She noted that Piggly Wiggly has closed and this is being addressed within this entity.


Mayor Lothers stated that MTAS Consultant, Ron Darden, would like to hold a training session for the board.  She asked the board if day or evening would be adequate.  The board agreed to either time as long as they were given adequate notice.  She further noted that the Planning Commission, Historic Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals would also have a training session.

The Public Hearing was opened to affirm the tax rate for the 2006 year.  The board discussed this noting that the rate was adopted within the budget, although this formality was omitted.  There was no public comment and the Public Hearing was closed.

Second reading of Ordinance #06-25, an ordinance to amend Zoning Ordinance #04-09, in regards to permitted conditions in the Village (V) and general terms to add photographic studio.

Alderman Dugger made a motion to approve this ordinance, Alderman Alexander seconded and this passed by majority with Mayor Lothers, Aldermen Alexander, Dugger and Thomas for, Alderman Curtsinger against.

Mayor Lothers noted that there will be a Beer Board meeting on January 22, with a meeting following to review proposals for the Rocky Fork Road re-alignment.  Engineer Woodroof noted that the board will have copies of the proposals tomorrow.

Alderman Curtsinger asked if the meeting could not wait for another week versus having a special called meeting.  Mayor Lothers noted that it was not an additional meeting, due to the required Beer Board meeting on the 22nd.

The meeting adjourned at 8:14 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,                                                 Approved,

Cindy Lancaster                                                         Beth Lothers

Town Recorder                                                            Mayor