Town of Nolensville Board of Mayor and Aldermen

Meeting Date: December 4, 2008, Time 7:00 p.m.

Nolensville Elementary School

Mayor Beth Lothers opened the meeting at 7:02 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 Don Swartz, and Recorder Cindy Lancaster. There were 26 citizens present.

Alderman Thomas led the Prayer and Pledge. Citizens Input: Mr. Chuck Fann, 2176 Kidd Road, spoke in opposition to the common driveway ordinance.

Reverend Alfred Bennett, 7286 Nolensville Road, stated almost everything is vacant in the downtown area. He asked to keep this area in your hearts.

Alderman Dugger made a motion to approve the November 6, 2008 minutes, Alderman Thomas seconded and the minutes were approved unanimously.

Mayor Lothers made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report for October 2008, Alderman Alexander seconded the motion. The report was approved unanimously.

Chair Rick Owens reported for the Planning Commission.

Three proposed Zoning Ordinance amendments were approved; 1. Child Care 2. Special Events 3. Flood Plain
Monthly bond report was approved unanimously

Fire Chief Presley Hughes reported for the Nolensville Volunteer Fire Department.

Grant celebration was held
Donation request letters have been sent to residents

Mr. Henry Laird, Town Planner, reported for the Planning Department.

Reviewing small GIS Map system for Town
• Annexation research is being performed

Mr. Don Swartz, Town Engineer, reported for the Engineering Department.

Design for Nolensville-Rocky Fork Road signalization is moving forward
TDEC is performing screening for MS4; Town must complete new application in 2009

Police Chief Paul Rigsby reported for the Police Department.

• Final day of school for Chief is December 19, 2008
• Officer will be in training next week
• Written monthly stats were distributed

Alderman Ken Thomas reported for the Town Events Committee

• A breakfast was held to honor the Veterans
• Committee has met and evaluated the event

Mayor’s Report:

a. Other

Counsel Notestine noted that there was a hearing on the condemnation case and the court awarded the property to the Town.

Public hearing of ordinance #08-12, an ordinance to amend Zoning Ordinance #04-09, pertaining to permitting uses in the Office Industrial (OI) District as it pertains to general retail, restaurants, and landscaping/nursery businesses opened at 7:20 p.m. There was no public comment. The public hearing closed at 7:20 p.m.

Public hearing of ordinance #08-14, an ordinance to amend Zoning Ordinance #04-09, pertaining to the common driveways permitting flag-type lots opened at 7:20 p.m.

Mr. Larry Gardner, 2536 York Road, is opposed to this ordinance. Mr. Tom Morris, 7383 Nolensville Road, is opposed to this ordinance.

Mr. Frank Wilson, 7345 Nolensville Road, is opposed to this ordinance in addition to Ordinance #08-13. Alderman Curtsinger, noted that he is opposed to Ordinance #08-12 due to down zoning.

Ms. Lynda Moses, Rocky Springs Road, is opposed to this ordinance. After public comment, the public hearing closed at 7:40 p.m.

Second reading of ordinance #08-11, an ordinance to amend Zoning Ordinance #04-09, pertaining to the floodplain within the Town of Nolensville, Mayor Lothers made a motion to approve this ordinance, Alderman Alexander seconded and this was approved unanimously.

First reading of ordinance #08-15, an ordinance to amend Title 2, Chapter 1, of the Nolensville Municipal Code pertaining to Historic Commission, Alderman Thomas made a motion to approve this ordinance, Alderman Dugger seconded and this was approved unanimously.

First reading of ordinance #08-16, an ordinance to amend Zoning Ordinance #04-09, pertaining to the permitted special event issues within the Town of Nolensville.

Alderman Dugger has a concern on the ability to monitor this ordinance Town Planner Laird stated that it would be staff’s responsibility to make sure it was carried out properly. A permit fee was discussed by the Board.

Mayor Lothers stated that Building Official Michael Blanks would attend next month so that Board questions can be answered. Mayor Lothers made a motion to approve this ordinance, Alderman Alexander seconded.

First reading of ordinance #08-16 passed by majority with Mayor Lothers, Aldermen Alexander, Dugger and Thomas for, and Alderman Curtsinger against. First reading of ordinance #08-17, an ordinance to amend Zoning Ordinance #04-09, pertaining to the zoning for day care centers within the Town of Nolensville.

Planner Laird explained this ordinance. Alderman Dugger made a motion to approve, Alderman Thomas seconded and this ordinance passed on first reading unanimously.

Reading of resolution #08-15, a resolution to amend the personnel policy in regards to sexual harassment. Alderman Dugger made a motion to approve this resolution, Alderman Thomas seconded and this passed unanimously.

Other:

Mayor Lothers advised the Board that the Planning Commission would be meeting at their normal time of 7:00 p.m. next week, although, the Trees and Trails Committee would be meeting at 6:00 prior to the Planning Commission meeting for a workshop.

Mayor Lothers stated that due to the New Years Holiday next month the Board would be meeting on Thursday, January 8th, 2009.

Mayor Lothers noted that tonight was Alderman Curtsinger’s last meeting due to the recent election and wished him well in his future endeavors. The meeting adjourned at 8:08 p.m. by acclamation.

Respectfully submitted, Approved,

Cindy Lancaster Beth Lothers

Town Recorder Mayor