Mayor Charles Knapper opened the meeting at 7:05. In attendance were Mayor Knapper, Aldermen Tommy Dugger, Gail Phillips and Joe Rositano. Alderman Larry Felts attended briefly and addressed the crowd. He noted that he would be leaving on Saturday to travel to the Middle East to fight in the Iraqi War. Everyone wished him well. Also in attendance were Counsel Bob Notestine, Officer George Poss, Recorder Cindy Lancaster, and 15 citizens.

Alderman Phillips led the prayer and pledge.

Citizens Input:

Mayor Knapper asked for citizen’s input. Mr. Larry Gardner asked when the culvert construction would begin on York Road? Mayor Knapper stated that temporary easements must be obtained by Mr. Lawson and Mr. Gardner. The construction would begin soon after that process was completed. Mr. Gardner also noted that the road striping on York Road did not look very good.


Mayor Knapper then introduced the newly hired Town Engineer Mr. Rich Woodroof. Mr. Woodroof addressed the crowd noting that he was a 30-year resident of Nolensville and graduated from the University of Tennessee. He also gave an overview of his credentials and past work experience. The Board welcomed Mr. Woodroof.


Alderman Phillips made a motion to approve the minutes for the regular meeting of March 6, 2003, Alderman Dugger seconded this motion. The minutes were approved unanimously.

Alderman Rositano made a motion to accept the Treasurers report, Mayor Knapper seconded. Recorder Lancaster reported the general fund cash on hand as being $540,928.71, with cash disbursements being $66,000. State Street Aid cash on hand is $174,765.60. The treasurer’s report was unanimously approved.

Mayor’s Comments:

Mayor Knapper noted that continuous progress is being made on the homes that are being placed throughout Nolensville.

Mayor Knapper stated that he is continuously talking to residential and commercial developers. This area is being looked at seriously. The OSD will need to be reviewed once again. Mayor Knapper stated that he anticipates more developers coming to Nolensville.

Mayor Knapper noted that Mr. Gardner had commented earlier on the road striping. Alderman Rositano said that he looked at the striping and it did not look bad.

Mayor Knapper stated that he is on a subcommittee that deals with MTAS organization. This group is looking at various ways to fund the MTAS due to State budget cuts.

Mayor Knapper noted that Ms. Grissom has requested the board sign a proclamation to declare April 6 – 12, Crime Victims Week in Nolensville. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen signed this proclamation.

Commission/Committee Reports

Frank Wilson Planning Commission Chair reported the following:

Betty Friedlander reported for the Historic Commission:

Chief Presley Hughes reported for the Nolensville Volunteer Fire Department.

In Mark Baron’s absence, Betty Friedlander reported for the Chamber of Commerce.


§ A business showcase will be held on April 8, at the Nolensville United Methodist Church beginning at 6:30.


Rich Woodroof, Town Engineer/Codes Official reported for the Codes Department.


§ 1 final inspection and 1 framing inspection was performed this week.

Officer George Poss reported for the Police Department. Officer Poss briefly reviewed the statistics for March. He noted that 3,083 miles were driven. There were 59 warnings issued and 174 traffic stops made. He noted that there had been some complaints on vandalism and patrol is being increased at night for these occurrences. Officer Poss stated various other statistics.


Mayor Knapper reported for the Public Works Department. He noted that striping of the roads had begun and flags were erected down Nolensville Road in observance of the War.


First reading of Ordinance #03-02, an ordinance to rezone a tract of land from the UR zoning classification to the CS classification. Counsel Notestine stated that this ordinance is required to change the zoning map. This is the first reading and a public hearing in addition to 2nd reading must be held in order to pass this ordinance. Mayor Knapper read a memo that was composed by Town Planner Colette Meehan and was distributed to the board. Alderman Rositano noted that he had attended the Planning Commission meeting and noted this change was unanimously approved and that it would be maintained as a medical oriented office. Alderman Dugger requested that the board receive a map that indicates the property location. It was noted that this could be done. Alderman Phillips made a motion to approve, Alderman Rositano seconded and this passed unanimously.


First reading of Ordinance #03-03, an ordinance to amend budget ordinance #02-01 for fiscal year July 1, 2001 – June 30, 2002. Counsel Notestine stated that this is an Ordinance to conform the budget to the actual expenses and revenues. Recorder Lancaster noted the figures in General Fund was to indicate the Home Grant and the State Street Aid indicated the expenses that were paid for the turning lane on Sunset Road. Alderman Rositano made a motion to approve, Mayor Knapper seconded and this passed unanimously.


Mayor Knapper asked that a late filing of Resolution #03-06, a resolution to urge the governor and each member of the Tennessee General Assembly to leave intact the system of revenue sharing to be introduced. He read this in its entirety. Alderman Dugger noted that this would be voted on to place on the agenda. Counsel Notestine agreed. Mayor Knapper made a motion to place this item on the agenda, Alderman Phillips second and this passed unanimously. Mayor Knapper made a motion to pass the resolution as read, Alderman Phillips second and this passed unanimously.

Mrs. Friedlander stated that she is the Nolensville Representative for “Keep Williamson Beautiful” and on Saturday, April 12, 2003, there will be a clean up and a litter free campaign will begin. Forms can be obtained at Town Hall.

Alderman Dugger asked if Rolling Hills Drive was bonded due to the construction traffic entering and exiting this road. Mayor Knapper stated that these roads were bonded.

Mayor Knapper asked Alderman Dugger to serve on the budget sub-committee due to Alderman Felt’s absence. Alderman Dugger agreed to this position.

Alderman Rositano made a motion to adjourn, Alderman Phillips seconded and the meeting adjourned at 8:05.


Respectfully submitted, Approved,

Cindy Lancaster Charles F. Knapper

Town Recorder Mayor