Town of Nolensville Board of Mayor and Aldermen

Meeting Date: September 3, 2009, Time 7:00 p.m.

Nolensville Elementary School

Mayor Beth Lothers opened the meeting at 7:00 p.m. Members present were Mayor Beth Lothers, Aldermen Jimmy Alexander, Tommy Dugger, Larry Felts, and Brian Snyder. Staff present: Counsel Robert Notestine, Town Planner Henry Laird, Engineer Don Swartz, and Recorder Cindy Lancaster. There were 24 citizens present. Pastor Joseph Stegall from Providence Baptist Fellowship Church led the Prayer and Pledge.

Citizens Input:

There was no citizen comment. Alderman Dugger made a motion to approve the minutes from the Regular Meeting on August 6, 2009, Alderman Alexander seconded. With no corrections, the minutes were approved unanimously.

Alderman Felts made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report for July 2009, Alderman Snyder seconded the motion. The report was approved unanimously.

Planning Commission Member Willis Wells reported for the Planning Commission

Zoning Ordinance amendment regarding Parking Lot Design was approved
Performance Bond for the walking trail in Ballenger Farms was approved

Historic Commission did not meet therefore did not have a report Fire Chief Presley Hughes reported for the Nolensville Volunteer Fire Department

• October is Fire Prevention month
Sunset and Nolensville Elementary Schools will be visited by the Department to promote Fire Prevention

Town Engineer reported for the Engineering Department

Construction has begun on widening Nolensville Road at the intersection of the New Rocky Fork and Nolensville Roads
TDOT, administered through TTAP, will be providing replacement signs to the Town of Nolensville at no cost
Construction management companies were reviewed. American Constructors has been asked to submit a formal contract so that it may be brought before the Board.

In Police Chief Paul Rigsby’s absence Mayor Lothers reported for the Police Department

• Two Officers that have been on leave will be returning this month
In-service training has been completed by the Officers for 2009

Jason Patrick reported for the Economic Development Committee

Participated in a two-night workshop held by TVA
Seven items have been discussed by this Committee

1. Develop an image for the Town Town logo/Town Seal

2. Re-organize the Town Web-site
3. Develop an introductory marketing strategy for the Town
4. Compose a retail packet for retail stores inquiring on locating to Nolensville
5. Looking at the Town trade area
6. Put together a local workshop for local businesses
7. Evaluate the need to participate in local trade shows

Presented a slide show presentation that illustrated examples of various Nolensville Logos
Presented the first page of a proposed web-site emphasizing Community, History and Proximity
Thanked Jana Truman for her hard work on the web-page
Noted the Logo that was chosen by the Board would be copyrighted by the Town and the Town would own it

Alderman Alexander made a motion to move forward on the Logo, Alderman Dugger seconded, and this was approved unanimously. Suzie Lindsey reported for the Town Events Committee

Veterans Day Celebration to be held on November 7th , first Saturday in November
Breakfast will be at 8:30 and the Parade will immediately follow
Sponsors are currently being obtained
Invitations will be going out in the next two to three weeks to Veterans
• Volunteers are needed for this Committee

Mayor’s Report:

a. Other

Thanked Alderman Alexander and Mr. Jim Reeves for being willing to serve on the Williamson County Complete Count Committee, a newly formed County Committee that was created for the upcoming Census.

A Seminar on September 11th, from 9:0011:00 a.m. will be held at the auditorium in downtown Nashville on Homeland Security. Any board member is welcomed to attend.

Broken Wheel Festival will be held on September 12th from 8:00 until 2:00. The Town will have a booth to educate citizens on various Town activities.

Nolensville will be hosting the Williamson County Economic Development Council on September 17th at the Card Marketing Services on Johnson Industrial Boulevard. The Town has been battling litter. Citizens need to do our part and all work together to conquer litter.

Trees and Trails Committee applied for a grant involving 400 trees being planted in Nolensville. This grant was awarded to the Town. There will be a meeting on September 10th at 6:00 p.m., at the Nolensville Library in the meeting room to discuss this grant.

Planning Commission and staff attended a “Reclaiming the Strip” seminar in Hendersonville. It was noted this was inspiring with Alderman Alexander adding that it will behoove the Town to stick with the standards and not deviate from them.

A Field Trip is planned for the Planning Commission, Design Review, and staff on September 26th.

The Christmas Tree lighting will be held on Tuesday, December 1st at 6:00 p.m. at the Nolensville Public Library.

Public hearing on ordinance #09-11, an ordinance to amend Zoning Ordinance #04-09, as it pertains to Temporary Signs for new and/or relocated businesses in Appendix A opened at 7:48. There was no public comment and the hearing closed at 7:48.

First reading of ordinance #09-12, an ordinance to amend the Nolensville Municipal Code, Title 19, and add Chapter 2, in regards to Comcast Cable Franchise Agreement. There was discussion on maintaining the Government Channel that is allowed in the ordinance. It was the consensus among the Board to research the ability to allow Nolensville to utilize this channel. Mayor Lothers made a motion to approve this ordinance, Alderman Felts seconded, and first reading passed unanimously.

First reading of ordinance #09-14, an ordinance to amend Zoning Ordinance #04-09, as it pertains to Parking Lot design. There was discussion in regards to side parking in developments. Alderman Dugger made a motion to approve this ordinance, Alderman Alexander seconded, and this ordinance passed unanimously on first reading.

Reading of resolution #09-20, a resolution to release Beazer Homes from a Maintenance Bond as it pertains to Ballenger Farms. Engineer Swartz noted that he has reviewed the bond and Beazer Homes has conformed to the plan. Alderman Dugger made a motion to approve this resolution, Alderman Felts seconded, and this was unanimously approved.

Reading of resolution #09-21, a resolution to enter into an inter-local agreement with Metropolitan Government in regards to sewer. Counsel Notestine recommended amending number #6. The Board agreed with his recommendation.

It was noted that a public meeting would be held on September 15th at Ebenezer United Methodist Church. Metro will be attending to answer questions from property owners.

Alderman Alexander made a motion to approve this resolution with the verbiage that is recommended by Counsel. If the language is not accepted by Metro, Mayor Lothers and Counsel Notestine can review and determine acceptable verbiage for numbers 6, 7, and 11 in the agreement, Alderman Felts seconded and this was approved unanimously. The vote was taken on the resolution as amended, and this passed unanimously.


The Board was reminded that breakfast would be served from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the Broken Wheel Festival. The meeting adjourned at 8:46 p.m. by acclamation.

Respectfully submitted, Approved,

Cindy Lancaster Beth Lothers

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