Nolensville Planning Commission

Regular Meeting

February 10, 2009, 7:00 p.m.

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

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

Citizens Present:                    6

Meeting was called to order at 7:00 by Chairman Rick Owens. 


The pledge of allegiance was led by Chairman Owens.


Commissioner Bob Haines made a motion to approve minutes from January 13, 2009, Commissioner Willis Wells seconded the motion.  Minutes were approved unanimously.


Mayor Lothers announced that there will be a special meeting regarding the new town hall on the last Friday of the month, February 27, 2009, at 6:30 p.m. at the old elementary school.




  1. G.W. Jones rezoning request to Commercial Regional at 7047 Nolensville Road.  Deferred from December.

Henry Laird, Town Planner, stated that this request conflicts with the Town’s Land Use Policy Plan, the Floodplain Ordinance, and the Inter-Local Agreement with Brentwood.


The proposed zoning would not be compatible with the Town’s land use policy plan and map, nor would it be consistent with the objectives of the Town’s floodplain ordinance.  Such a rezoning to commercial uses would conflict with the environmental policies section of the land use policy plan. 


The Land Use Plan Map illustrates that most all of this area along Mill Creek is in the floodplain and is planned for residential land uses only, which is the predominant existing land use in this area.  To allow more intensive development in the floodplain would also be contrary to the objectives of the Town’s Floodplain Ordinance.


Tom Allen noted that based on the latest county topographic map, overlaid with the latest official FEMA flood insurance map, this entire parcel is within the 100 year floodplain, and approximately 85% - 90% of this parcel is within the floodway and floodway buffer, which is a no-disturb area. 


John Ragland, from Huntsville, Alabama, is the gentleman proposing to purchase and develop the property.  Mr. Ragland asked what would be required for them to go ahead with this.  Tom Allen stated that he would get with Mr. Jones and Mr. Ragland to discuss the information that is required.


The applicant, Mr. Jones, withdrew his request.


  1. CR area access plan for future commercial development along Northern corridor of Nolensville Road.  Consider for appropriate action.

Mr. Laird stated that staff has contacted all affected property owners by letter, and have met with those that could attend the group meeting, and met with some at individual meetings, and spoke with others by phone.  Most of them understand what the Town is attempting to do, but are requesting that the Planning Commission wait until the developers approach us, so as not to have a negative affect on the property sales.

It was decided that no action would be taken at this time.

  1. Report from last BOMA meeting

Mayor Lothers reviewed actions taken by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen on items recommended by the Planning Commission.


  1. Monthly Bond Report

Frank Wilson made a motion to approve the Bond Report, Matt Happel seconded, the motion passed unanimously.




The meeting was adjourned at 7:36 p.m.


Robert Haines,

Planning Commission Secretary