Town of Nolensville Board of Mayor and Aldermen
Meeting Date: December 3, 2009, Time 7:00 p.m.
Nolensville Recreation Center
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, and Recorder Cindy Lancaster. Engineer Don Swartz and Chief Paul Rigsby were absent. There were 36 citizens present.
The Prayer and Pledge was led by Public Works Director Bob Hayes.
Mrs. Evelyn Bennett, 7181 Nolensville Road, invited everyone to attend the viewing of the relocation of the Nolen Cabin. The relocation will be held on Saturday at 9:00 a.m.
Joe Curtsinger, 7380 Nolensville Road, asked the Board to when considering ordinance #09-16, the possibility of this being spot zoning in his opinion. Mr. Curtsinger was opposed to this ordinance.
Mrs. Wanda Barker, 7372 Nolensville Road, stated that she was one of the properties requesting the rezoning and is in favor of ordinance #09-16.
Mrs. Ingrid Curry, 3045 McCanless Road, thanked the Board for their dedication and noted that the recent paving project at the intersection with the new light hinders bicycle riding due to the installation of the curb in front of the Fire Station. Mrs. Curry asked the Board for their assistance in a solution.
Mrs. Ingrid Curry, spoke on behalf of the Trees and Trails Committee for Joyce Powers, asking the Board if they would be in agreement with this Committee to have an official Arbor Day which is a step in becoming a “Tree City”.
Alderman Dugger made a motion to approve the minutes from the Regular Meeting on November 5, 2009, Alderman Snyder seconded, and with no corrections, the minutes were approved unanimously.
Mayor Lothers made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report for October 2009, Alderman Felts seconded the motion. Alderman Dugger stated that he is aware that not all of the monies have been collected, although we are 40% down in revenues and 26% up in expenditures. Mayor Lothers stated that she would be happy to go over the detailed Department budet line by line with him in detail if he would like. The vote was taken and the report was approved unanimously.
Committee member Rick Owens reported for the Planning Commission
• CK Development requested a variance, although withdrew this request
• Text amendment for the Zoning Ordinance in regards to impervious surface standards was approved
• Bond report actions included the approval of the extension of letters of credits from Haley Industrial and Sunset Park
• Sign regulation workshop was held immediately following the Planning Commission
Fire Chief Presley Hughes reported for the Nolensville Volunteer Fire Department
• Recommended everyone have their chimney checked before the winter season
• There were three structure fires with one case of arson
• After meeting with Metro and Mayor Anderson in October sewer will be extended to the Fire Hall so that the addition to the Fire Hall can begin
Town Engineer Swartz was absent, although had submitted a written report read by Mayor Lothers In Police Chief Paul Rigsby’s absence Officer Troy Buckley reported for the Police Department
• Several arrests in the rash of car burglaries have been made
• There have been a few more burglaries that appear to be “copy cat” car burglaries
• Officer Lee is in Mississippi for training. Until final orders are given, Chief Rigsby is holding on hiring a replacement
• Currently reviewing the possible purchase of cars from the Drug Fund
• Finishing the Standard Operation Procedure Policy, which will be before the Board in the near future
• Reviewing the possibility of purchasing tazer guns
• Written statistics were distributed to the Board
Alderman Alexander reported for the Economic Development Committee
• Moving forward on web-site and will be meeting tomorrow
Alderman Snyder reported for the Town Events Committee
• Commended the Committee on the Veteran’s Day Celebration
• Noted that there will be a meeting in January
Mayor Lothers introduced Ms. Terri Weldon, Director of Government Affairs, with Comcast. Mayor Lothers noted that a memo was before the Board that was submitted by Comcast that outlined the PEG channel. She noted that Mrs. Weldon was in attendance to answer questions from the Board.
Ms. Weldon stated that the cost would be approximately $141,000 and this fee was to build 13 miles of fiber. She noted that another criteria was that there must be no “dead time”, with guidelines on programming the same “portion or segment” of a film. There was some dialog with the Board and Ms. Weldon.
Mayor Lothers noted that new appointments will be in January. She stated that Mr. Willis Wells, Planning Commission member announced that he would be retiring. Mayor Lothers noted there will be an official appointment in January. b.
Town Hall Update:
Mayor Lothers stated that Mr. Tisano should have money secured for the Town Hall project within 30 to 60 days. He will begin demolition within two weeks and he plans to have this completed before Christmas. Mayor Lothers noted that Mr. Tisano had submitted a letter to her in regards to the project.
c. Bond Rating: Mayor Lothers noted that the Town has received a letter from Moody’s that has given Nolensville a rating of an “A2”. This is a good rating for Nolensville and will be used when the Town borrows money in the future.
d. Other: Mayor Lothers advised the Board that Alderman Alexander and she attended a function this afternoon in Murfreesboro regarding the Census. Alderman Alexander encouraged everyone to complete the census paperwork that is received. Mayor Lothers added that it is important for financial reasons and the information is completely confidential.
Mayor Lothers thanked everyone for attending the tree lighting. She reminded the audience that on December 12, a breakfast with Santa would be at the Jenkins Cumberland Presbyterian Church and reservations must be made. Also, on the 12th, Ebenezer Methodist would be having arts, crafts, shopping; pictures with Santa and Uncle Bud’s Catfish would be served. The festivities would begin at 9:30 and go until 3:30. Stonebrook Baptist Church will have a live nativity scene from 6:00 until 9:00 and then it will end with Christmas Carol singing.
A Public hearing of Ordinance #09-18, an ordinance to amend the Zoning Map of the Town of Nolensville to rezone property currently Estate Residential (ER) to Village with Historic District Overlay (VHDO)-Planning Commission opened at 7:41. There was no public comment and the hearing closed at 7:41.
A Public hearing of Ordinance #09-19, an ordinance to amend Zoning Ordinance #04-09 of the Town of Nolensville as it pertains to public notices for applications for Certificates of Appropriateness to the Historic Zoning Commission -Planning Commission opened at 7:41. There was no public comment and the hearing closed at 7:42.
Second reading of ordinance #09-16, an ordinance to amend the Zoning Map of Nolensville, Tennessee to rezone property currently Estate Residential (ER) to Suburban Residential (SR) at York/Nolensville Road area recommended by the Planning Commission. Alderman Dugger made a motion to approve this ordinance, Alderman Snyder seconded.
Alderman Dugger noted that this ordinance complies with the Land Use Plan. Mayor Lothers noted that when this project is at site plan phase the Planning Commission needs to review it extensively to make sure the rules are adhered to such as proper buffering for adjacent properties and Storm Water regulations. After extensive discussion the vote was taken and this ordinance passed unanimously.
Mayor Lothers made a motion to approve ordinance #09-17 on second reading, an ordinance to amend Zoning Ordinance #04-09, of the Town of Nolensville in regards to definitions of adult bookstore/adult use and adult entertainment uses recommended by the Planning Commission, Alderman Alexander seconded. With no discussion this ordinance passed on final reading unanimously.
Second reading of ordinance #09-20, an ordinance to amend budget ordinance #09-05, within the General and State Street Aid Funds sponsored by Mayor Lothers. Alderman Snyder made a motion to approve this ordinance, Alderman Alexander seconded. The vote was taken and this ordinance passed unanimously.
First reading of ordinance #09-21, an ordinance to amend Zoning Ordinance #04-09, as it pertains to impervious surface standards in the suburban Residential and Estate Residential zoning districts recommended by the Planning Commission. Alderman Dugger made a motion to approve this ordinance, Alderman Alexander seconded, and this was approved unanimously.
Mayor Lothers announced that following this meeting there will be a workshop with specific area of discussion being “Multi-Tenant Developments/Freestanding or Monument Signs”.
The meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m. by acclamation.
Respectfully submitted, Approved,
Cindy Lancaster Beth Lothers
Town Recorder Mayor