Nolensville Planning Commission Agenda

Regular Meeting at 7250 Nolensville Road

November 10, 2009


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

Commission Members Absent:          Jeff Hepler

Staff Present:                                         Henry Laird, Don Swartz, Cathi Little, Bob Hayes and John Strasser

Citizens Present:                                   11

The meeting was called to order at 7:03 p.m. by Chairman Rick Owens. 


Chairman Owens led the Pledge of Allegiance.


Commissioner Bob Haines made a motion to approve the minutes from the October 13, 2009, Planning Commission meeting; Commissioner Frank Wilson seconded the motion.  The minutes were approved unanimously. 


Mayor Lothers announced that immediately following this Planning Commission meeting, a workshop will be held regarding Appendix A Sign Regulations dealing with color standards for wall and freestanding signs.




  1. Request for variance to pavement cross section for local streets (detail RW-3) subdivision regulations by CK Development, LLC.

Don Swartz, Town Engineer, stated that at the last Planning Commission Meeting there had been a great deal of discussion about the condition of the roadways within the development in question, Bent Creek, and that he did acknowledge to Mr. Cates that the roadways that had been constructed in that subdivision were in pretty good shape; however, they were not free from flaws.  Mr. Swartz stated that it should also be pointed out that another development Mr. Cates is responsible for has had significant problems with the same roadway cross-section.  Mr. Swartz said he did not want to leave the Planning Commission with the idea that the existing sections are actually working suitably, as there has been a great deal of difficulty with them, which is what led to his recommendation 2 years ago to beef up the standard.  Mr. Swartz also stated that while he was considering recommending the change in standards to the Planning Commission, the developer’s engineer concurred with him that it would be a good thing to do in light of the problems they were having in the Bennington Subdivision.

Chairman Owens stated the applicant withdrew their request for a variance.  Mayor Lothers stated it was her understanding that the reason for the withdrawal was that the applicant’s attorney has indicated that they will be taking this directly to court.  Chairman Owens made a motion to remove this item from the agenda, Commissioner Jimmy Alexander seconded; by a vote of acclamation, this variance request was withdrawn from the agenda.

  1. Consider zoning text amendment to revise maximum impervious surface ratio for non-residential uses that are permitted with conditions in the SR and ER zoning districts.

Henry Laird, Town Planner, stated that staff recommends a text amendment to revise the Area and Lot Regulations under Articles 2.2.1 and 2.2.2, which will change the ISR to .50 and the Minimum Green Space Required to 50% in the SR, and will change the ISR to .40 and the Minimum Green Space Required to 60% in the ER.

Commissioner Doug Radley made a Motion to revise the Zoning Ordinance, as recommended by staff; Willis Wells seconded the motion; which passed unanimously.


  1. Report from last BOMA meeting

        Mayor Lothers reported the following:

        -    Public Hearing for rezoning request change from ER to SR on York Rd

        -    Public Hearing for Zoning Ordinance definition text changes regarding adult businesses

        -    Passed First reading to rezone McCord property to Village with Historic District Overlay

        -    Passed Second reading to allow 2 rows of parking in the Commercial Services zone

        -    BOMA approved revision to Public notice requirements for Historic Commission hearings on applications for Certificate of Appropriateness.


4.     Bond Actions –

        a.   Extend performance bond and letter of credit of $164,000 on Sunset Park by one year.

        b.   Extend performance bond and letter of credit of $57,000 on Haley Industrial Park Phase One by one year.

Commissioner Owens made a motion to approve bond actions a and b, Commissioner Haines seconded the motion; which passed unanimously

5.     Bond Report.

Chairman Owens made a motion to approve the entire bond report, as amended, Commissioner Haines seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.


6.     A workshop will be held after meeting on Appendix A Sign Regulations dealing with color standards for wall and freestanding signs.

Mayor Lothers stated that there is an opportunity for the Planning Commission and possibly the Storm Water Appeals Board to earn some credit by going on a field trip.  The details will be emailed.


The meeting was adjourned at 7:20 p.m.



Robert D. Haines                                              

Planning Commission Secretary