TOWN OF NOLENSVILLE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN
THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2001
NOLENSVILLE TOWN HALL, 7:00 P.M.
Mayor Charles Knapper opened the meeting at 7:00. In attendance were Mayor Knapper, Aldermen Tommy Dugger, Larry Felts, Gail Phillips and Joe Rositano. Recorder Cindy Lancaster, Public Works Supervisor Lonnie Bowden and 8 citizens. Counsel Robert Notestine was absent due to a death in his family. Officer George Poss was absent.
Mayor Knapper led the prayer and pledge.
Alderman Joe Rositano stated he had reviewed the location on Nolensville Road (Curly Willow) and had brought this to the Town’s attention. It was noted that some citizens were concerned over the appearance of items that were left over night in front of this establishment. Ms. Patsy Henry stated that concrete had been poured and this had not gone before the town for approval. Mayor Knapper stated that his concern was the establishment might be in violation in regards to construction without the proper permits. Ms. Henry additionally stated that if the items were nice looking it would be different. Recorder Lancaster stated that it was her understanding that the codes had been reviewed. The determination was made that the items in front of the business did not violate any Nolensville ordinances.
Mayor Knapper requested that item #6 and #7 on the agenda be moved forward. This was unanimously agreed upon by the board.
Alderman Phillips made a motion to approve the minutes from the regular meeting of February 1, 2001, Alderman Rositano seconded and this passed unanimously.
Recorder Lancaster submitted the Treasurer’s Report noting that $384,265.38 was the total cash on hand in the General Fund, with $35,000 being the disbursements. The State Street Aid has cash on hand of $73,305.06. Mayor Knapper pointed out the revenue for the line item for Building Permits and Facilities Tax was down due to a reduction in building. He also noted that the gas bill, and Police insurance for General Fund, in addition to Engineering for State Street Aid expenses, were up from last year. Mayor Knapper asked the board to consider moving the legal fund savings to another category such as Rainy Day and/or Growth fund. Alderman Rositano made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report, Alderman Felts seconded and the treasurer’s report passed unanimously.
Mayor Knapper noted that he had discussed the bridge issues with Williamson County Executive Clint Callicott. He stated that this would go to the Road Commission. The offer has been made to pay the county and allow the county to repair the bridges. Mayor Knapper noted that the Board has received various reports that Engineer Mike Delvizis has recently submitted. These will be discussed at the scheduled workshop.
Other Mayor Discussion:
Mayor Knapper noted that Council Notestine has addressed the litter issue in a letter and this will be forwarded to them as soon as possible.
The drainage policy was distributed to the Board and will be voted on in April.
Mayor Knapper noted that County Executive Callicott, Mayor Sharber, and Mayor Mullins attended the Nolensville Planning Commission last month to discuss Route 266. He stated that he would like TDOT to conduct a public meeting in Nolensville to discuss this Route in the “early” stages of planning.
Mayor Knapper has encouraged County Executive Callicott and Franklin Mayor Sharber to bring closure to the Growth Plan. Maps are currently being reviewed and evaluated by these two entities.
Mayor Knapper noted that he had met with Fire Chief Presley Hughes to discuss the future of the Fire Department and the budget for the upcoming year.
Mayor Knapper also stated that he had met with Mr. Ken Kelly, owner of the office space the town currently leases, and he has offered the town a rate of approximately $13.00 per square foot. This rate will be offered if a long term lease (2-3 years) is signed. Alderman Dugger stated that the town should commit to a two to three year lease due to the length of time the town would need to build a building. Mayor Knapper noted that the payment would be $2,676.64 per month. Alderman Phillips agreed with Alderman Dugger. It was unanimously agreed upon by the board to enter into a long-term lease with Mr. Kelly.
Mayor Knapper stated that the City of Brentwood donated a police car to the Town of Nolensville. He further stated that this vehicle was fully equipped. The board recently sent a “Thank you” letter to Brentwood for their generosity.
Alderman Rositano had previously requested litter signs for the town. Mayor Knapper noted that Lonnie Bowden had spoken to the State and they would not place anymore litter signs on Nolensville Road. Alderman Rositano asked for signs on the back roads. Mayor Knapper stated this would be reviewed.
Mayor Knapper advised the Board of the following dates for upcoming meetings:
Finance Sub-committee March 13 5:30
Mayors Advisory March 13 7:00
Board Workshop March 26 5:30
Public Hearings for Budget April 5 & May 3 5:30
Public Safety & Human Resource April 12 5:30
Mayor Knapper made a motion to appoint Mr. Bobby Gentry to the Board of Zoning Appeals Board. He noted that Mr. Gentry had accepted this position. Alderman Felts seconded this motion, and this passed unanimously.
Mr. Rick Fisher reported for the Planning Commission. He noted that this group is fine-tuning the Zoning Ordinance. A temporary festival request is currently being reviewed. In addition, the Comprehensive Plan will be reviewed in the near future.
Ms. Patsy Henry reported for the Historic District Commission. She stated that this group has discussed historic sites that are not designated as historical. She noted that rock fences had been discussed. She stated that the Green way grant notes that they will remove these walls. This was an issue that concerned her. She asked about the status of the planters in regards to the responsible party. She stated that in the past the “Historic and Beautification” Committee monitored these planters. This Committee no longer exists. Mayor Knapper stated that the Historic District Commission would now handle the monitoring and recommendations of the planters. Town Hall staff would plant and maintain the planters. Ms. Henry showed concern in regards to the bridge on Rocky Fork Road. Mayor Knapper stated that the Town Engineer was reviewing this and a report would be forthcoming.
Chief Presley Hughes reported for the Fire Department. He noted that reports were submitted to the Board and these reports demonstrate the number of calls from 1996-2000. He also submitted a graph, which indicates the revenues this department receives from various entities.
Mr. Rick Fisher reported for the Chamber of Commerce. He stated that he had spoken to Ms. Nancy Conway of the Williamson County Chamber. She agreed to meet with this group. Mr. Fisher noted that Aldermen Rositano and Felts will attend the March Chamber meeting.
Mayor Knapper reported for the Codes Department. He stated that there were two inspections performed with four permits issued. The town is currently receiving applications to fill this position.
Mayor Knapper reported that Officer George Poss would not attend this evening due to his wife being in an automobile accident. He will have a report next month.
Mr. Lonnie Bowden reported for the Public Works Department. He stated that he had met with Mr. Randy Hazelwood with TDOT. The State will be replacing the “Adopt a Mile” signs on Nolensville Road. Mr. Bowden thanked Chief Hughes for allowing the town to use equipment to clean the streets. He also thanked Mr. Parman Henry for the use of his barn to store the tractor.
Reading of Resolution #01-02, a resolution to support the efforts of municipalities of population less than 5,000 to become a voting member of the MPO. Mayor Knapper explained this resolution to the Board. He noted that taken steps are being taken to allow these cities to have a voice in this organization. Alderman Rositano made a motion to pass this resolution, Alderman Felts seconded. This resolution passed unanimously.
Mayor Knapper noted that Southtrust Bank had foreclosed and purchased lots previously owned by Castle Builders (Mr. Bob Phillips). Council Notestine has recommended a moratorium on issuing Certificates of Occupancy and building permits for this area. Mayor Knapper made a motion to not allow any Certificates of Occupancy for the five lots currently being built on and no permits are to be issued to the 22 lots sold today on the courthouse steps until letters of credit are issued. Alderman Rositano seconded this motion and this passed unanimously.
Meeting adjourned at 7:59 p.m.
Respectfully submitted, Approved,
Cindy Lancaster Charles F. Knapper
Town Recorder Mayor