Nolensville Historic Zoning Commission

Regular Meeting

February 22, 2007

6:30 P.M.

Members in attendance were Wanda Barker, Pat Aldred, and Larry Felts.  Appointees in attendance were Ken Thomas and Bob Crigger.  Staff present was Henry Laird, Robert J. Notestine and Gina Lawrence.  One applicant and four citizens were in attendance.

Agenda Item I-Meeting Called to Order

Meeting was called to order by Wanda Barker at 6:30 P. M.

Agenda Item II-Pledge of Allegiance

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Wanda Barker.

Agenda Item III-Approval of Minutes

Wanda Barker noted that Pat Aldred was not present at the November meeting and was incorrectly listed as present in the minutes.  Wanda Barker also noted that in the first paragraph of page 2 the word “moves” should be changed to “moved.”  Pat Aldred made a motion to approve the November minutes as amended.  Larry Felts seconded the motion.  The minutes were approved unanimously.

Agenda Item IV-Citizen Comments

There were no citizen comments.

Agenda Item V-Election of Officers

Pat Aldred moved to allow all current officers to continue their respective offices in 2007 with the exception of Ken Thomas replacing Betty Friedlander as Secretary.  Larry Felts seconded the motion.  The motion passes unanimously.

Agenda Item VI-New Business

7287 Nolensville Road-Anna’s Boutique-Sign Approval

Wanda Barker read from Don Swartz’s memo to Henry Laird regarding the application for sign approval submitted by Mrs. Carol Hackett.  Mr. Swartz’s memo stated that according to Section 1.8.1 of the Sign Regulations the sign must be no larger than one square foot for every linear foot of the front façade of the business.  According to the Town of Nolensville Sign Regulations 20 square feet is the maximum sign area allowed for this business.

Wanda Barker inquired as to whether Mrs. Hackett had checked with the Historic District’s approved paint palette.  Mrs. Hackett stated that she had.

Mr. Lloyd Hackett stated that the previous tenant had installed a frame which measured 4 feet by 8 feet.  He noted that at some point in the past electrical wiring and fluorescent lighting had been installed behind the frame.  He stated that if the applicant is forced to install a sign smaller than the previous one a good deal of damage to the exterior of the business would be made as a result of removing the old frame, wiring and lighting.  He asked why the previous tenant had been allowed to have a sign which did not conform to the Sign Regulations for the town.  He also asked if the applicant might qualify for the same exception to the Sign Regulations since the previous tenant had been gone for such a short time.  Bob Notestine stated that he believed that the Historic Zoning Commission would be able to grant the permit as a Legal Non-Conforming sign.  Pat Aldred moved to approve the sign at the 4 foot by 8 foot size.  Larry Felts seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Darrin Scheff requested permission to address the committee regarding the continuation of work being done to the existing barn located at 7280 Nolensville Road.  Mr. Scheff noted that the work to the front and sides of the structure had been approved in June/July of 2006.  He stated that he wanted to extend the wall (past the window that was approved) using the same materials to enclose the 3 openings that he had previously left open.

Although he was not on the agenda, the commission allowed him to address his issue.  Henry Laird and Bob Notestine looked at the regulations, and the commission discussed the issue.  Pat Aldred motioned to approve the extension of the project to include the rear of the structure on the condition that the same materials would be used in the continuation of the project.  Larry Felts seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

Agenda Item VII-Old Business

No old business is proposed.

Agenda Item VIII-Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 7:00 p. m.

Respectfully submitted,

Gina Lawrence

Recording Secretary



Ken Thomas

Secretary Reviewed: