Town of Nolensville Board of Mayor and Aldermen

Meeting Date: July 2, 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 Ken Thomas. Staff present: In Counsel Robert Notestine’s absence Counsel Rob Hill was in attendance, Town Planner Henry Laird, Engineer Don Swartz, and Recorder Cindy Lancaster. There were 18 citizens present.

Alderman Ken Thomas led the Prayer and Pledge.

Citizens Input:

Mrs. Evelyn Bennett, 7181 Nolensville Road, invited anyone to park in the vacant parking lot beside the Bed and Breakfast for the 4th of July Celebration on Saturday.

Alderman Dugger made a motion to approve the minutes from the Regular Meeting on June 4, 2009, Alderman Thomas seconded. With no corrections, the minutes were approved unanimously. Alderman Dugger made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report for May 2009, Alderman Felts seconded the motion. The report was approved unanimously.


Planning Commission Chair Rick Owens reported for the Planning Commission.
• Dr. Harr’s revised Site Plan was approved
• There was discussion on a preliminary PUD at Catalina
• Bond report was unanimously approved with an bond extension’s given on Phase II of Nolen Park and Phase I Catalina

Historic Commission member Betty Friedlander reported for the Historic Commission
• A Certificate of Appropriateness was issued to Mill Creek Dental
• The Commission is reviewing colors

Fire Chief Presley Hughes reported for the Nolensville Volunteer Fire Department
• Written quarterly report was submitted
• Currently involved in hose testing

Police Chief Paul Rigsby reported for the Police Department
• A grant obtained by the county, allowed Officer’s to obtain new radios
• The Self-Defense class was effective, but low attendance. Another class will be offered.
• Approximately 20 car break-ins last night around Dortch Lane

Alderman Ken Thomas reported for Town Events Committee
• Reminded the Board and audience the 4th Celebration would be held this Saturday, with the food court, giant inflatables, games, and judging of the homemade pie bake-off beginning at 5:00 p.m.
• Music and dancers will begin at 6:00
• Around 9:00-dusk, fireworks will begin
• Everyone was reminded to bring their flash lights, blankets, and chairs

Mayor’s Report:
a. Appointments

Mr. Pankaj Soni was nominated by the Mayor to serve on the Economic Development. The Board approved this nomination unanimously by acclamation.

Mayor Lothers nominated Mr. Jeff Hepler for the vacant position on the Planning Commission. Mr. Hepler currently serves on the Board of Construction Appeals, and holds a degree from Auburn University in Building Construction. The Board approved Mr. Hepler unanimously by acclamation.

b. Other
Mayor Lothers and various staff will be attending a conference on new legislation in regards to Municipalities on Tuesday.

Mayor Lothers recently attended an MTAS Session in Chattanooga.

Identity theft education, via the internet, will be viewed by staff on Wednesday, July 8, at Town Hall. The Board was invited to attend.

Public hearing of ordinance #09-10, an ordinance to amend Zoning Ordinance #04-09, as it pertains to Day Cares opened at 7:18, with no comment, the hearing closed at 7:18.

Public hearing, followed by the reading of resolution #09-19, a resolution adopting a Plan of Service for the annexation of a portion of parcel 101.04, map 033, adjacent to Haley Industrial Park opened at 7:18, with no public comment the hearing closed at 7:19. Alderman Thomas read a portion of the resolution. Alderman Dugger stated that due to his involvement, as real estate agent of this property, he would recuse himself from the discussion and vote on resolution #09-19.

Alderman Felts made a motion to approve this resolution, Alderman Thomas seconded. This resolution passed unanimously with Mayor Lothers, Aldermen Alexander, Felts, and Thomas in favor, and Alderman Dugger recused.

Second reading of ordinance #09-08, an ordinance to annex certain territory east of current corporate boundaries to Kidd Road behind Haley Industrial, submitted to the Board by the Planning Commission. Alderman Dugger stated that due to his involvement, as real estate agent of this property, he would recuse himself from the discussion and the vote on this ordinance. There was extensive discussion in regards to this ordinance with Alderman Alexander stating that he felt only the portion that is being zoned industrial should be annexed.

Counsel Hill advised the Board that if the proposed annexed area is changed it must go back to the Planning Commission, in addition to re-advertising of the annexation. A motion was made by Alderman Thomas to approve this ordinance, Alderman Felts seconded. This passed by majority with Mayor Lothers, Aldermen Alexander, Felts and Thomas for, Alderman Dugger recused. Other: It was noted that Mr. Don Swartz had not reported for the Engineering Department during the Committee Report segment.

Mr. Swartz reported to the Board.
• Signalization is moving forward, with right of ways obtained
• Safe Route to School has approved the environmental documents, currently waiting on notice to proceed with sidewalk and bike lanes from TDOT.
• Town Hall structure is going through the value engineering process

Alderman Ken Thomas read a resignation letter to the Board, resigning from his position as Alderman, due to an out of state relocation of his company.

Mayor Lothers thanked him for everything he has done for the Town of Nolensville. The meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m. by acclamation.

Respectfully submitted, Approved,

Cindy Lancaster                     Beth Lothers

Town Recorder                       Mayor