Mayor Charles Knapper opened the meeting at 7:01. In attendance were Mayor Knapper, Aldermen Gail Phillips and Joe Rositano. Counsel Robert Notestine, Police Chief Jeff Goforth, Recorder Cindy Lancaster, and sixteen citizens. Aldermen Tommy Dugger and Larry Felts were absent.

Alderman Phillips led the prayer and pledge.

Citizens Input:

Mayor Knapper asked for concerns or comments from the citizens. No one addressed the Board.

Alderman Rositano made a motion to pass the minutes for the meeting of February 7, 2002. Alderman Phillips seconded this motion. These minutes were passed unanimously.

Recorder Lancaster submitted the Treasurer’s Report noting that $471,575.61 was the total cash on hand in the General Fund, with $45,000 being the disbursements. The State Street Aid has cash on hand of $72,241.36. Mayor Knapper made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report, Alderman Rositano seconded and this motion passed unanimously.

Mayor’s Comments:

The Mayor noted that he had attended the first board meeting of the MPO since his election to this board last month. He stated that a very interesting presentation was given in regards to a monorail in Nashville.

Mayor Knapper stated that Mr. Polks home has been completed and the paperwork was completed today to turn this home over to him. There are four others that are in small forms of litigation.

Mayor Knapper stated that the striping was completed today on Sunset Road. Paving on Rocky Fork and Oak Creek Drive should be ongoing now that the warmer weather has arrived.

Mayor Knapper stated the he had recently attended the Tennessee Municipal League meeting.

Commission/Committee Reports

In Chairman Rob Pease’s absence Mr. Bob Haines reported that the Major Thoroughfare Plan was discussed with a road being added to this plan. Mayor Knapper stated that the Land Use Plan Map, in addition to annexation, will be discussed in the future.

Chief Presley Hughes reported for the Nolensville Volunteer Fire Department. He noted that his department just completed the 02-03 budget. He stated that this department is reviewing the driveway situation. He would like to see the drive paved in the near future. Lights have been installed. He recognized the Building and Equipment Committees, noting that these committees have been working hard within the Fire Department.

Mayor Knapper reported for the Chamber of Commerce in Mr. Rick Fisher’s absence. Mr. Fisher submitted a written report stating that surveys have been received from Columbia State Community College. This group is working on a brochure that should be available in the near future.

Mayor Knapper reported for the Codes Department. He stated that this department had distributed two certificates of occupancy, 8 permits issued, and a Board of Zoning Appeals application reviewed.

Chief Goforth reported for the Police Department. He stated that he is currently in an NCIC meeting this week and he is learning various aspects of reporting. He noted that nothing out of the ordinary has taken place in the town.

Mayor Knapper reported for the Public Works Department. He stated that Mr. Bowden had submitted a written report for this department noting that Inventory is ongoing. Maintenance on equipment has begun in order to prepare for the summer mowing season. Juvenile delinquents will be coming to Nolensville over spring break to clean up roads.

Reading of Resolution #02-04, a resolution to authorize participation in TML “Safety Partners Loss Control Matching Grant”. Counsel Notestine noted that this grant was merely to reimburse and reinforce safety within the town. Alderman Rositano made a motion to pass this as read, Alderman Phillips seconded and this passed unanimously.

Prior to the reading of Resolution #02-05, Mayor Knapper asked if any citizens had comment. There was no comment.

Reading of Resolution #02-05, a resolution to request amending Chapter 100, Private Acts of 1997, the adequate facilities tax. Mayor Knapper stated that due to Aldermen Dugger and Felts absence and the need for a two-thirds vote, this Resolution will be withdrawn.

Reading of Resolution #02-06, a resolution to authorize Police Chief Jeff Goforth to participate in a State Grant. Counsel Notestine stated that Chief Goforth was more knowledgeable about this Resolution. Chief Goforth stated that Officer George Poss had participated in a Drinking and Driving endeavor and this grant is a gift from the state for that participation. Alderman Rositano made a motion to pass this resolution, Mayor Knapper seconded and this resolution passed unanimously.

Reading of Resolution #02-07, a resolution to adopt a Greenway Plan, Phase I. Counsel Notestine stated that this plan was unanimously approved by the Planning Commission and is now being brought to the Board for their approval. Alderman Rositano made a motion to approve this resolution, Alderman Phillips seconded and this passed unanimously.

Counsel Notestine stated that the record should show that the withdrawal for Resolution #02-05 by no opposition. Alderman Rositano and Phillips agreed this was not opposed; the board was unanimously in favor of the withdrawal. Counsel Notestine noted that this Resolution is only giving the Legislators approval to present this bill. He noted that after the State Legislative body approves this bill; this Board must pass another resolution.

Other Business

There was no “other business”.

Meeting adjourned at 7:27 p.m.

Respectfully submitted, Approved,

Cindy Lancaster Charles F. Knapper

Town Recorder Mayor