TOWN OF NOLENSVILLE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN
THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2001
NOLENSVILLE TOWN HALL, 7:00 P.M.
Mayor Charles Knapper opened the meeting at 7:05. In attendance were Mayor Knapper, Aldermen Tommy Dugger, Larry Felts, Gail Phillips and Joe Rositano. Counsel Robert Notestine, George Poss, Recorder Cindy Lancaster, and six citizens.
Mayor Knapper led the prayer and pledge.
Mayor Knapper asked for citizen’s input. There were no citizens that addressed the board.
Mayor Knapper introduced the newest member of the staff, Mr. Don Swartz who will be the Codes Enforcer/Building Inspector. Mr. Swartz gave a brief history of his work experience noting he was employed by Metro Nashville and had been for 16 years.
Regional Planning Authority – Mayor Knapper stated that he received two letters in regards to the MPO. One letter was from Mr. Sam Edwards with Greater Nashville Regional Council and the other was from Mr. Don Waller with Local Planning of the State of Tennessee. These letters outlined the procedure a municipality must take to become the Regional Planning Authority.
Growth Plan – Mayor Knapper noted that the County Commission would meet Monday night to approve the Urban Growth Boundary map. He noted this map was part of the resolution that would be before the board. Mayor Knapper noted that Nolensville is currently 3 square miles. The Urban Growth Boundary is 9 square miles.
Budget – Mayor Knapper stated that there was a public hearing at 6:00 prior to the Board Meeting. Alderman Felts asked that a request for a donation for the Nolensville Elementary School playground be placed on the June agenda.
Other Mayor Discussion – Mayor Knapper stated Sunset Road has been monitored and paving should begin soon. He has not received any new information on the Mill Creek Study.
Alderman Rositano made a motion to approve the minutes from the regular meeting of April 5, 2001, Alderman Felts seconded and this passed unanimously.
Recorder Lancaster submitted the Treasurer’s Report noting that $398,976.56 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 $81,970.64. Alderman Rositano made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report, Alderman Phillips seconded and this motion passed unanimously.
Alderman Rositano reported for the Planning Commission. He noted that this group has been making changes to the Zoning Ordinance to give the town an advantage when the sewer comes. He also noted that this group has been working on Design Guidelines. Mayor Knapper added that the Planning Commission would be reviewing commercial items in the next three to six months. He has received several phone calls in regards to commercial development.
Ms. Patsy Henry reported for the Historic District Commission. She stated that the lights had been installed. She also noted that this group is sad to see Mr. Tom Stearns resign from Chairing this group. Mayor Knapper stated that he has had Counsel review this Commission and changes would be forthcoming. Ms. Henry noted that they have been working with the Williamson County Heritage Foundation and some Nolensville homes will be on tour this weekend. Ms. Henry asked if this group would be allowed to offer input in changes to this Commission. Mayor Knapper stated that they would, be allowed to have input.
Chief Presley Hughes reported for the Fire Department. Chief noted that they had applied for a grant in the amount of $212,000. The Fire Department will be required to match this with 10% of this amount. Mayor Knapper asked the board to sign a letter to Congressmen Gordon and Clement for support of this grant. The Board agreed.
Mayor Knapper noted that a representative was not in attendance from the Chamber of Commerce. He stated that they met this week and are currently making a decision to become associated with the Williamson County Chamber of Commerce or Brentwood Chamber of Commerce. The Mayor has not received an update.
Mayor Knapper noted that there was not a report for the Codes Department
Officer George Poss reported for the Police Department. He noted that the newly painted police car, that was donated by Brentwood, is in front of town hall. He welcomed everyone to review it. Mayor Knapper noted that approximately $1,600 was invested in this car.
Mayor Knapper reported for the Public Works Department. He stated that a gentleman has been hired part-time to assist Lonnie Bowden.
Second 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 Dugger seconded. This ordinance was passed unanimously.
First reading of ordinance #01-02, an ordinance to adopt a budget for fiscal year 2001-2002. Alderman Rositano made a motion to pass this ordinance on first reading, Alderman Phillips seconded. The floor was then opened for discussion. Alderman Felts noted that the subcommittee voted for this budget three to zero. Mayor Knapper noted the total revenues and expenses that are proposed for 2001-2002. He elaborated on several issues including the engineering line item. Mayor Knapper noted that all the “frills” had been removed, including conferences for the Board, Christmas Parade and several others. Alderman Rositano thanked the committee for working on the budget. Alderman Felts made a motion to amend the revenues in Local Taxes from $71,450 to $81,450. Mayor Knapper seconded and this amendment was passed unanimously. The vote was taken on the first reading as amended. This passed unanimously.
Mayor Knapper opened the Public Hearing on the Urban Growth Boundary at 7:42.
Reading of resolution #01-03, a resolution to ratify the recommended growth plan. Mr. Parman Henry asked if (due to the article in the paper today) Brentwood could annex as stated in the paper without the plan being approved? Mayor Knapper stated that Brentwood is ready to move forward after the county votes on the plan Monday night. Counsel noted that Nolensville and Brentwood have not formally made an agreement.
Mayor Knapper made a motion to pass this resolution as read, Alderman Felts seconded. This resolution passed unanimously.
The Public Hearing was closed at 7:45.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:46
Respectfully submitted, Approved,
Cindy Lancaster Charles F. Knapper
Town Recorder Mayor