TOWN OF NOLENSVILLE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN
THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 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. Counsel Robert Notestine, George Poss, Recorder Cindy Lancaster, and 8 citizens.
Alderman Rositano led the prayer and pledge.
Mayor Knapper asked for citizen’s input. There were no citizens that addressed the board.
The Mayor read four proclamations. They were as follows: “Keep Williamson Beautiful”, “National Fair Housing Month”, “National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia”, and “Reach for the Stars –Victims Rights Week”. Ms. Brenda Tuck represented Fair Housing, and Mr. Mike Teeter represented National League of Families of American Prisoners.
State Route 266 – Mayor Knapper noted that elected officials met at the state capital in March. It was agreed to write and distribute a letter to the state requesting that State Route 266 move forward on the environmental impact study. This allows for public input and public hearings.
Growth Plan – Mayor Knapper noted that the County Growth Committee met today and unanimously approved a map. This adopted map/plan is very important to Nolensville. The Mayor stated that there will be a public hearing at the next board meeting and the resolution will be brought before the board at that time.
Budget – Mayor Knapper noted that the board’s budget sub-committee has been meeting regularly. The Public Hearing is scheduled for the next board meeting.
MPO – Mayor Knapper noted that the town has received several letters supporting the resolution that was passed last month by the Nolensville Board of Mayor and Aldermen, in regards to representation on the MPO board.
Other Mayor Discussion – Mayor Knapper stated the town recently received information that the housing grant has accepted three Nolensville residents into this program. The inspectors have been scheduled to make assessments.
Core of Engineers – Mayor Knapper met with various county officials today and an agreement was reached in regards to the Mill Creek Study. Mr. Bob Adgent relayed to the Mayor a credit existed for Nolensville from the subdivision development earmarked for detention ponds, etc. There is approximately $12,000 credit in this account. It was also noted that in-kind services could be credited to this project. Mayor Knapper gave examples of in kind services as being an employee going to retrieve a map for this project, or a meeting attended by the Mayor or Engineer in regards to this project. He further noted that with the credit and in kind services being applied to the original $80,000 cost, the total project could be reduced to approximately $50,000.
Sewer – Mayor Knapper stated that he had spoken to Mr. Tarpy with Metro Water today. He was informed that the Project Design is 98% complete. In 30-45 days a request for easements to Williamson County will be made by Metro. The next 30 days advertisement for this project will be posted. The next 30-45 days a contractor will be hired and installation should be completed within 12 months.
Alderman Felts made a motion to approve the minutes from the regular meeting of March 1, and the special meeting of March 26, 2001, Alderman Rositano seconded and this passed unanimously.
Recorder Lancaster submitted the Treasurer’s Report noting that $390,867.51 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 $78,385.11. Alderman Felts noted that in a prior meeting a donation to the Nolensville PTO for playground equipment was requested and discussed. Alderman Felts made a motion to donate $1,500 to the Nolensville Elementary School for playground equipment. Alderman Rositano second this motion. It was noted that this should be voted on under the agenda item “other”. Alderman Felts withdrew his motion. Alderman Rositano made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report, Alderman Dugger seconded and this motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Rick Fisher reported for the Planning Commission. He noted that this group is fine-tuning the Zoning Ordinance. Alderman Dugger requested that this document be given to the board in ample time to review prior to taking a vote. Counsel Notestine was in agreement.
Aldermen Felts reported for the Historic District Commission. He stated that the Heritage Foundation is visiting Nolensville the first weekend in May. Recorder Lancaster stated that she spoke to Mr. Hartley from Middle Tennessee Electric and he promised that the lights would be installed by April 15, 2001.
Chief Presley Hughes reported for the Fire Department. Chief apologized for not having a quarterly report. He noted that the department obtained a new computer system and this form had not been created. Chief Hughes also stated that grant writing had been discussed with the Mayor. He noted there were 82 total calls, with 31.7% being within the town limits.
Mr. Rick Fisher reported for the Chamber of Commerce. He stated that they met Tuesday of this week and the Mayor addressed this group discussing several issues. Mr. Fisher thanked Alderman Rositano, Alderman Felts and the Mayor for attending. He also noted that 8 new members have joined the Chamber of Commerce. Alderman Rositano stated that he enjoyed attending the meeting and complimented this group for their efforts.
Mayor Knapper reported for the Codes Department. He stated that they are continuing to enforce violations that are currently within the town. He noted that interviewing has been ongoing for this position and hopefully an announcement will be made next month.
Officer George Poss reported for the Police Department. He noted that vandalism has occurred and hours will be increased over the weekends. The newly donated police car is being painted and should be back within a week.
Mayor Knapper reported for the Public Works Department. He stated that a schedule to pick up litter was submitted by Public Works Director Lonnie Bowden.
First reading of ordinance #01-01, an ordinance to amend budget ordinance #99-14. Counsel Notestine noted that this is merely a housekeeping procedure. This reflects the actual figures that were submitted by the auditor. Alderman Rositano made a motion to pass this ordinance, Alderman Phillips seconded. This ordinance was passed unanimously on first reading by the board.
Alderman Felts reintroduced his recommendation and formally made a motion to donate $1,500 to Nolensville Elementary School for playground equipment. Alderman Rositano seconded. Alderman Dugger asked for Counsels recommendation on this issue. Counsel noted that if the money was paid to another governmental entity there should not be any problem in donating money to the school. Alderman Rositano stated he previously was opposed to this, but is now in agreement to donate these funds. Mayor Knapper stated that in principle he was in agreement with the donation, but would like to delay the decision until May or June, due to budget constraints. Mayor Knapper made a motion to table until the next month or two for further investigation. Alderman Dugger seconded this motion. This was unanimously agreed by the board.
Mayor Knapper addressed Rick Fisher, due to being over the Playground Committee. He encouraged him to attend the public hearing on the budget. Mr. Fisher stated that he or a representative would attend.
Mayor Knapper announced that the Concord Road Corridor study public hearing would be held on April 30, at the Brentwood Library at 7:00 p.m.
Meeting adjourned at 8:10.
Respectfully submitted, Approved,
Cindy Lancaster Charles F. Knapper
Town Recorder Mayor