Nolensville Planning Commission

Regular Meeting

September 9, 2008, 7:00 p.m.

Board Members Present:       Jimmy Alexander, Andy Grosson, Bob Haines, Matt Happel, Beth Lothers, Rick Owens, Douglas Radley, Willis Wells, Frank Wilson

Staff Present:                      Bob Notestine, Henry Laird, Cathi Little, Tom Allen

Citizens Present:                  8

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman Rick Owens.


The pledge of allegiance was led by Commissioner Willis Wells.


Commissioner Bob Haines made a motion to approve the minutes of the August 12, 2008, Planning Commission Meeting; Commissioner Frank Wilson seconded; the motion passed unanimously.






Zoning Ordinance Amendment:

Site Plans:

1.        Swainston Office Complex Located in Haley Industrial Park

Appearing on behalf of the project were Tom Anderson, Architect, and Michael Garrigan, with Dale & Associates, as Engineer.

Commissioner Wells made a motion to approve the site plan; Commissioner Haines seconded. 

Commissioner Alexander made a motion to amend the first motion to remove retail as a possible use at this site, as it is not a permitted use within the OI district; Commissioner Happel seconded the motion; the amendment passed unanimously.

The Motion to approve the site plan for the Swainston Office Complex, located in Haley Industrial Park, as amended, passed unanimously.

Zoning Amendment:

2.        Amendment to remove the flood plain regulations and flood plain overlay regulations from the zoning ordinance (to be replaced by a stand-alone ordinance)

Commissioner Wilson made a motion to approve the Zoning Amendment to remove the flood plain regulations and flood plain overlay regulations from the zoning ordinance (to be replaced by a stand-alone ordinance); Commissioner Radley seconded; the Motion passed unanimously.


3.        Report from last BOMA meeting, Mayor

Second reading of Ordinance 08-08, an Ordinance to amend Zoning Ordinance 04-09 pertaining to buffering and tree planting in Appendix B, as recommended by Planning Commission, passed. 

First Reading of Ordinance 08-09, an Ordinance to amend Zoning Ordinance 04-09 regarding sign regulations in Appendix A also passed.


4.        Monthly Bond Report

a.               Bond Report

                                            i.             Brittain Downs Phase 1

                                           ii.             Ballenger Farms Section 1

                                         iii.             Ballenger Farms Section 2

Commissioner Haines made a motion to accept the bond report and approve the requested extensions of the bonds for 1 year for Brittain Downs, Phase 1; Ballenger Farms, Section 1; and Ballenger Farms, Section 2; Commissioner Alexander seconded; the motion passed unanimously.

5.        Other

Mr. Laird stated that there has been a request to possibly put a daycare center in one of the out parcels for Brentwood East – Regency Center.  The CR zoning district, doesn’t allow a daycare center as a permitted use or permitted with conditions.

Commissioner Haines made a motion to have staff look into this and give an overview of the various state requirements, safety issues, the Town’s requirements in the areas where a daycare is permitted, and to make recommendations to the Planning Commission; Commissioner Wells seconded. 

After some discussion, the Motion passed unanimously.

Trees and Trails Committee –update

Joyce Powers, Chairman of the Trees and Trails Committee provided an update of the different projects the Committee has been working on.  She stated that they have requested Williamson County Parks & Recreation to fund, design and build a trail from the existing park at the parking lot near Nolensville Road and to come through past the ball fields along Creekside to across the street from the proposed new recreation center.  They are hoping to eventually see that connecting to the new elementary school so that there would be a safe route between the elementary school and the recreation center.  Nashville Business Products has already paved a sidewalk behind their property, almost up to Newsome Lane.  The Dog Park will be located at the end of parking lot of the Rocky Fork ball fields, to the left of the football field.  There will be a recommendation made to the Planning Commission for some bike lanes to be put into the existing developments.

The Committee is also working on a master plan for trails for the entire Nolensville Community.  A master plan will be needed to apply for grants in the future.

The Trees and Trails Committee usually meets once a month at 1:00 p.m. on a Friday.

The Committee would like to see a pedestrian bridge connect the new creek side trail system at the park to the historic area.  The goal is to connect all of the communities in Nolensville so they are walkable.

Office Industrial District

Commissioner Alexander asked, with the other Board members’ approval, to have Mr. Laird look into the possibility of allowing some specialized retail, either permitted or permitted with conditions, in the OI district in the future.

6.        Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 7:53 p.m.


Matt Happel

Planning Commission Secretary