Mayor Charles Knapper opened the meeting at 7:01. In attendance were Mayor Knapper, Aldermen Tommy Dugger, Larry Felts, Gail Phillips and Joe Rositano. Police Chief Jeff Goforth, Recorder Cindy Lancaster, and ten citizens.

Alderman Dugger led the prayer and pledge.

Citizens Input:

Mayor Knapper asked for concerns or comments from the citizens. No one addressed the Board.

Alderman Phillips made a motion to pass the minutes for the regular meeting of April 4, 2002. Alderman Felts seconded this motion. Mayor Knapper noted that Chief Goforth would submit a written report on speed limits and the school crossing at Sunset Road. Chief Goforth stated he was waiting to hear from the State and a written report on the speed limit would be forthcoming. These minutes were passed unanimously.

Recorder Lancaster submitted the Treasurer’s Report noting that $485,774.84 was the total cash on hand in the General Fund, with $46,000 being the disbursements. The State Street Aid has cash on hand of $43,004.36. Recorder Lancaster noted that the amount in the State Street Aid had reduced due the second payment being made to Session’s Paving for the Sunset Road turn lane project. Alderman Rositano 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 this meeting lasted approximately 15 minutes. Currently the “rail” issue is before this committee.

Mayor Knapper noted that the foundation for the Smiths home has been completed. Mrs. Johnson’s home had been ordered and is to arrive in mid-May. An easement has been requested for the Taylor home.

Mayor Knapper stated that Sunset Road is completed. In July Engineer Mike Delvizis and the Mayor will review the roads within the town limits and determine a priority list for any needed repairs.

Mayor Knapper noted that the town is still faced with a possible 60% reduction in the budget, depending upon the state’s decision. He noted that the Town’s Budget sub-committee had met and recommendations will be forthcoming. He noted this committee has frozen some line items in addition to cutting others. He noted that some positions would be eliminated. Next month will be a public hearing on the budget.

Mayor Knapper then read a proclamation that would be presented to Principal Mayes Waters on May 15, at Nolensville Elementary School. Mr. Waters will be retiring.

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 the Village Fringe and the Comprehensive Plan. He noted that bonds are being reviewed monthly.

Chief Presley Hughes reported for the Nolensville Volunteer Fire Department.

Mr. Rick Fisher submitted a written report for the Chamber of Commerce. Mayor Knapper stated that several businesses had met at the Sonic with WAKM this morning. He noted that last month Representatives Glen Casada and Charles Sargent had attended the Chamber meeting.


Mayor Knapper reported for the Codes Department. He noted that Mr. Don Swartz had submitted a written report that was before them and asked if there were any questions. The Aldermen did not have any questions.

Chief Goforth reported for the Police Department.

Mayor Knapper reported for the Public Works Department.

§ Mowing has begun.

§ Community Service workers have picked up trash at various locations.


Other Business

Mr. Frank Wilson asked for the criteria on burning. Chief Hughes stated that you first call the forestry department and then call EMS in Franklin. You do not have to call the city. Chief Hughes asked that the city begin some type of permitting within the city limits. Mr. Wilson asked that this procedure be placed in the local newspaper.

Mayor Knapper noted that Don Swartz in the Codes Department and Chief Goforth are writing articles for the paper on a regular basis.

Meeting adjourned at 7:29 p.m.

Respectfully submitted, Approved,

Cindy Lancaster Charles F. Knapper

Town Recorder Mayor