THURSDAY, May 1, 2003


Mayor Charles Knapper opened the meeting at 7:03. In attendance were Mayor Knapper, Aldermen Tommy Dugger, Gail Phillips and Joe Rositano. Alderman Larry Felts was absent due to being on active duty. Also in attendance were Counsel Bob Notestine, Officer George Poss, Town Engineer Rich Woodroof, Recorder Cindy Lancaster, and 17 citizens.

Mayor Knapper led the prayer and pledge.

Citizens Input:

Mayor Knapper noted that there would be a public hearing in regards to the zoning change, ordinance #03-02. At that time the public could voice their opinions on this issue. The Mayor then asked for citizen’s input. No comments were made.


Alderman Rositano made a motion to approve the minutes for the regular meeting of April 3, 2003, Alderman Dugger seconded this motion. The minutes were approved unanimously.

Alderman Phillips made a motion to accept the Treasurers report, Alderman Dugger seconded. Recorder Lancaster reported the general fund cash on hand as being $554,632.33, with cash disbursements being $40,000. State Street Aid cash on hand is $166,866.75. 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 receiving inquiries from developers wanting to come to Nolensville. Weekly updates are received from Metro Water and Sewer on the progress of the sewer line.

Mayor Knapper noted that he had met with the stripers who recently striped the outlying Nolensville Roads. He has corrected various areas to the best of his ability.

Mayor Knapper stated that he is on a subcommittee that deals with MTAS organization. This group has met twice.

Commission/Committee Reports

Mr. Willis Wells Planning Commission member reported the following:

Betty Friedlander reported for the Historic Commission:

Chief Presley Hughes reported for the Nolensville Volunteer Fire Department.

There was not a report for the Chamber of Commerce.


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


§ 17 building permits were issued.

§ 3 sign permits were issued.

§ 11 burn permits were issued.

§ 5 garage sale permits were issued.

§ 10 inspections were made this month

§ Acquired and recorded the 3 easements to begin construction on the box culvert on York Road.


Officer George Poss reported for the Police Department. Officer Poss briefly reviewed the statistics for April. He noted that 2,805 miles were driven. There were 40 warnings issued and 94 traffic stops made. Officer Poss. stated various other statistics.


Mayor Knapper reported for the Public Works Department. He noted that grass mowing has begun. He also stated that Engineer and Public Works would be reviewing roads and would be making a priority list.


Mayor Knapper opened the public hearing at 7:20 for Ordinance #03-02. Mayor Knapper asked if there was any citizen comment. No one commented. Mayor Knapper then retrieved a letter that was submitted by an adjacent property owner, Mr. Wilbur Smith. Mayor asked Mr. Smith if he had anything to add. Mr. Smith, 7186 Nolensville Road, addressed the board noting that his property was the closest to the zoning request. He asked for special consideration due to his home being a “historic” home. Mrs. Darlene Irvine, 7190 Nolensville Road, stated that she attended this evening to see exactly what is being considered. Mrs. Paulette Sullivan, 7172 Nolensville Road stated that she had some questions in regards to the building specifications and is it going to be a strip mall or clinic only? Mr. Bill Wellons with the Doctors office stated that this is in the early stages of planning. The first step was to see if it could obtain the proper zoning. When the building and site plan preparation is initiated the Doctors welcomed input from the residents. Dr. Thompson stated that his goal was to have a medical practice in that location. Mayor Knapper noted that the State of Tennessee has strict guidelines in regards to entrances and exits due to this location being on a State Highway. He further noted that buffers are required in the zoning ordinance and the Planning Commission will review all this. The public hearing closed at 7:27.


Second reading of Ordinance #03-02, an ordinance to rezone a tract of land from UR zoning classification to CS. Alderman Dugger asked if the town would have jurisdiction over the egress and ingress? Mayor Knapper stated that the Planning Commission would review, but ultimately this would have to be approved by the State. Council Notestine stated that there would be stringent test, if the town were stricter, than the town’s rules would apply.


There was brief discussion in regards to easements.


Alderman Phillips made a motion to approve this ordinance, Alderman Rositano seconded and ordinance#03-02 passed unanimously.


Second 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 that is an accounting requirement and is to conform the budget to the actual expenses and revenues. Alderman Dugger made a motion to approve, Alderman Rositano seconded and this passed unanimously.


First Reading of Ordinance #03-04, an ordinance to adopt a budget for fiscal year July 1, 2003- June 30, 2004. Council Notestine stated that this process requires two readings prior to passage. He noted next month there would be a public hearing. Mayor Knapper noted that a sub-committee, which consisted of Alderman Felts and Alderman Phillips, met frequently in regards to this budget. Mayor Knapper then went over the budget line by line. He noted that the Intergovernmental Revenue would be affected by the 9% State budget cut. This budget reflects that decrease in revenue. Alderman Dugger inquired about the $45,000 figure that would be removed from State Street Aid and placed into General Fund. It was noted that these figures would offset the Engineering cost of $20,000 and Public Works $25,000. Mayor Knapper commended the Aldermen for their work on the budget and noted that taxes had not increased with the state funding decrease. Alderman Rositano made a motion to approve, Alderman Phillips seconded and this passed unanimously.

Alderman Dugger asked staff when placing a sign for a public hearing (referring to the public hearing for the rezoning request) please do a better job on placing it properly and removing the weeds from around the sign so that it can be seen.

Alderman Dugger made a motion to adjourn, Mayor Knapper seconded and the meeting adjourned at 8:24.

Respectfully submitted, Approved,

Cindy Lancaster Charles F. Knapper

Town Recorder Mayor