THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 1999, 7:00 P.M.

The meeting was called to order at 7:01 p.m. by Mayor Charles Knapper. In attendance were Mayor Charles Knapper, Aldermen Tommy Dugger and Parman Henry, Council Notestine, Codes Enforcer Jim Finley, Recorder Cindy Lancaster and 15 citizens.


The Prayer was led by Alderman Henry and Pledge of Allegiance was led by the Boy Scout Troop that was visiting Town Hall.


Mayor Knapper noted that a citizen had signed in to speak and due to health problems had asked to speak at the beginning of the meeting. Mr. Gordon Lindsey addressed the Board in regards to the stop sign that was being proposed at Dortch and Oldham. Mr. Lindsey noted that he had spoken to the Mayor, Aldermen and Williamson County Sheriff’s Department. The Williamson County Sheriff’s Department reported there had been three accidents in 1997. They did not have information for 1998 or 1999. He also contacted the State Troopers office and they would not divulge this information. Mr. Lindsey submitted to the Board a petition signed by various individuals to oppose the 3-way stop. He requested that there be speed bumps.


The Mayor responded that the 3-way stop was not only to slow traffic down, but also to follow through with the Town’s final Concept Plan that had been worked on by the Planning Commission as well as the Board. He noted that his comments would be taken into consideration.


Alderman Henry made a motion to accept the minutes as read from March 11, 1999, regular meeting and Public Hearing, Alderman Dugger seconded. These minutes were unanimously approved.


Recorder Lancaster submitted the Treasurers Report noting that $234,167.65 was the total cash on hand in General Fund, with $31,800 being the cash disbursements for the month of March. Mrs. Lancaster noted cash on hand in the State Street Aid account is $25,168.53, with $3,776.28 being the cash disbursements for March. Alderman Henry requested that all money be placed into the Local Investment Pool, excluding $5,000 to remain in the checking account of the State Street Aid Account. This request was made due to the interest that will be collected on this account. The Board agreed to this by acclamation. Alderman Dugger made a motion to approve the Treasurers Report as read, Alderman Henry seconded and this passed unanimously.


The Mayor requested Committee reports. Mr. Jim Finley, with the Codes Department, noted that it had been relatively slow over the past few weeks. Mayor Knapper then introduced Mr. James Collier who would be filling Jim Finley’s position on May 1st. It was noted that Mr. Finley had recently submitted his resignation.


Mayor Knapper then read a proclamation proclaiming April 4 - 10, National Building Week.


Chair Pat Aldred was not in attendance, therefore Mayor Knapper stated this group was meeting and working on a Historic Design. The Mayor also noted that the “Welcome” signs would be forthcoming.


Mayor Knapper reported for the Growth Committee noting that this group is working hard to educate the people. Also, he stated the report should be submitted to the Board in the near future.


In Fire Chief Presley Hughes absence, Lisa Sanford reported for the Nolensville Volunteer Fire Department. She noted that the total calls in the town limits were 16.


Mayor Knapper stated that the Drug Task Force is currently working on a grant.


Second Reading of Ordinance 99-06, an ordinance to amend the Zoning Ordinance in Nolensville, Tennessee. Council Notestine stated that due to the wording of this section being unclear it was resubmitted with changes last month. Alderman Dugger noted that this change was recommended by the Planning Commission. Alderman Henry made a motion to approve this ordinance, Alderman Dugger seconded and this passed unanimously.


First Reading of Ordinance 99-13, an ordinance to amend the Zoning Ordinance of Nolensville, Tennessee. Council Notestine stated that there was some word changing on this ordinance. This was submitted by the Planning Commission requesting this change. Mayor Knapper made a motion to approve this ordinance, Alderman Henry seconded and this passed unanimously.


Resolution #99-06, a Resolution to enter into an agreement with Mr. Jim Petersen to serve as Municipal Judge for the Town of Nolensville. Motion was made by Alderman Dugger to approve this resolution, seconded by Alderman Henry and this passed unanimously.


Resolution #99-07, a Resolution authorizing the establishment of a police department. Motion was made by Mayor Knapper, seconded by Alderman Dugger. This resolution passed unanimously.


Council Notestine then proceeded with the reading of the oath and swearing in of Judge Jim Petersen. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen welcomed Judge Petersen.


Mayor Knapper requested approval from the Board to solicit for bids for the rental of a back hoe and dump truck. Mayor Knapper explained that there were various ditches that could not be cleaned by shovel. Council Notestine requested that he and Town Engineer Mike Delvizis talk about this due to the issue of heavy equipment entering private property. Mayor Knapper said that this issue would be resolved and then the Board would be advised. It was noted that no bids would be requested until further notice.


Mayor Knapper then introduced Mr. Vincent King, owner of Small Town Cable. Mr. King submitted an application to the Board that was submitted to the FCC. He noted that his company would be purchasing Mid-South Cable and was requesting the approval of the Board. Council Notestine stated that the Board must act within 90 days or the Franchise Agreement would automatically go to Small Town Cable. Council Notestine asked if there were any changes Mr. King would like to see made to the agreement. He stated that Section 2 (f) should read fiber octave or advanced technology. Council stated he would review the agreement and then forward it to the MTAS Advisor for final review.


Mayor Knapper noted that he had received a letter from the Housing Authority that states Nolensville will be obtaining a $500,000 home grant for various homes in Nolensville.


Meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m.


Respectfully submitted, Approved,




Cindy Lancaster, Charles F. Knapper,

Town Recorder Mayor