Mayor Charles Knapper opened the meeting at 7:04. In attendance were Mayor Knapper, Aldermen Tommy Dugger, Larry Felts, Gail Phillips and Joe Rositano. Police Chief Jeff Goforth, Recorder Cindy Lancaster, and nine citizens.

Mayor Knapper 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 regular meeting of March 7, and the special meeting on March 14, 2002. Alderman Felts seconded this motion. These minutes were passed unanimously.

Recorder Lancaster submitted the Treasurer’s Report noting that $487,880.09 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 $78,473.87. Alderman Felts made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report, Alderman Dugger seconded and this motion passed unanimously.

Mayor’s Comments:

The Mayor noted that he had attended the MPO meeting and received a 2002 –2004 long-range plan in regards to transportation for Williamson County. There was no mention of State Route 266 or the widening of Nolensville Road. Concord Road widening is in the plan. Mayor Spivey and Mayor Knapper met and observed Smyrna’s growth plan in addition to Nolensville’s. Route 266 was discussed. Franklin Mayor Sharber and Smyrna is very interested in Route 266.

Mayor Knapper noted that the Aldermen had received an update in regards to the Home Grant. One home is complete, one is scheduled to be installed by April 12, and the other three are in minor litigation issues.

Mayor Knapper stated that Sunset Road is completed. Final payment is awaiting the completion of a punch list. Frank Wilson asked if a guardrail was included on the punch list. Mayor Knapper stated that he did not think the original plan showed a guardrail. Mayor Knapper will review the documentation.

Mayor Knapper noted that the Board passed a Resolution to increase the facilities tax. House leadership in the Legislation killed this. It was asked to be withdrawn due to lobbying from the Home Builders and Realtors Association. Mayor Knapper stated that after discussion with counsel the town requested to withdraw this bill. Mayor Knapper noted that it might be placed on a consent agenda in 2003.

The State tax issue is still being reviewed at State level.

Grants man Paul Lebovitz has completed an application for a Fire Department grant. This grant was submitted today.

An inquiry from residents in regards to paving in Section I, II, III, and IV was submitted to the Board. This request was forwarded to Mr. King with McFarlin Woods by the town stating to move forward on the paving for these questioned areas. Mr. King submitted a letter with a timeline. In addition, Mr. King noted that a new pump station is currently under construction with ½ being completed.

Commission/Committee Reports

In Chairman Rob Pease’s absence Mayor Knapper read a report submitted by Mr. Pease. This memo stated that the Commission is working on a proposal for the Village Fringe area at the south of town. He also noted that the Comprehensive Plan is being reviewed and updated.

Chief Presley Hughes reported for the Nolensville Volunteer Fire Department.

Mr. Rick Fisher reported for the Chamber of Commerce. He distributed a report that was submitted to the Chamber from Columbia State Community College. Mr. Fisher noted that this report might be beneficial to the Board. He reminded the group that the Chamber would be meeting on Tuesday, April 9, at the Stone Cottage at 7:00.

Mayor Knapper reported for the Codes Department. Mr. Don Swartz had submitted a written report stating that 10 progress inspections had been completed, in addition to 6 permits issued, 6 bootleg signs removed and 3 violation warnings issued.

Chief Goforth reported for the Police Department.

Mayor Knapper reported for the Public Works Department.

§ Mr. Bowden has completed the inventory.

§ Community Service workers completed hours in Nolensville by picking up trash at various locations.

§ Lonnie Bowden is monitoring electricity consumption within the office.


Other Business

Mrs. Betty Friedlander stated that the Health Fair would be held on April 13, 2002. There will be eye checks performed, a blood mobile, MADD and the Nolensville Police Department. On April 20, 2002, Earth Day will be held in Nolensville and anyone wishing to assist in cleaning up the activity will begin at 9:30.

Mr. Frank Wilson stated that on Saturday at 9:00 the Ball Park would be dedicated to Mr. Bob Stephens.

Alderman Rositano stated that if anyone witnesses littering within the town, please get their tag number and contact the Nolensville Police Department to file a formal complaint.

Meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m.

Respectfully submitted, Approved,

Cindy Lancaster Charles F. Knapper

Town Recorder Mayor