TOWN OF NOLENSVILLE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN

THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2003

NOLENSVILLE TOWN HALL, 7:00 P.M.

 

Mayor Charles Knapper opened the meeting at 7:10.  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 10 citizens.

 

 

Alderman Phillips led the prayer and pledge.

 

Citizens Input:

 

No comments were made.

 

Alderman Phillips made a motion to approve the minutes for the regular meeting of May 1, 2003, Alderman Rositano seconded this motion.  The minutes were approved unanimously.

 

Alderman Rositano made a motion to accept the Treasurers report, Alderman Dugger seconded.  Recorder Lancaster reported the general fund cash on hand as being $548,563.32, with cash disbursements being $45,000.  State Street Aid cash on hand is $171,066.96.  The treasurer’s report was unanimously approved.

 

Mayor Knapper requested that the agenda be revised with the Committee reports being moved up reversed with the Mayor’s comments.  He informed the Board that the agenda would begin in this format.  This was agreed upon and the Committee reports were given.

 

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.

 

§       32 building permits were issued.

§       16 burn permits were issued.

§       12 inspections were made this month

 

Officer George Poss. reported for the Police Department.

 

§       Briefly reviewed the statistics for May.

§       2,762 miles were driven.

§       41 citations were issued

§       146 traffic stops made

§       Officer Poss stated various other statistics.

 

Mayor Knapper reported for the Public Works Department.

 

§       Assisted in tornado damage

§       Tractor Maintenance is ongoing

§       Grass mowing and debris clean-up is ongoing

 

Mayor’s Comments:

 

Mayor Knapper noted that continuous progress is being made on the homes that are being placed throughout Nolensville.  Currently the contractor is waiting on a letter from the county attorney in regards to septic issues.

 

Mayor Knapper stated that he was informed by the 911 board that addresses on Newsome Lane have been changed to reflect “Newsome Lane”.  Previously these homes reflected that address of Rocky Fork Road.

 

Mayor Knapper informed the board that County Executive Rogers Anderson contacted him in regards to an Early Action Compact.  This deals with air pollution and is mandated by the Federal Government.  The mandate states that all cities have to initiate a program to reduce pollution.  The Mayor requested the board’s approval to enter into an agreement with the county so that this could be a joint effort.  The Board agreed unanimously by acclamation.

 

The Town Engineer, Rich Woodroof and the Public Works Director, Lonnie Bowden, are reviewing a paving priority list.

 

York Road box culvert is almost complete.  Guardrail work and grading will complete this job.

 

The Planning Commission is currently reviewing an OSD ordinance in addition to a zoning ordinance.  These will be forthcoming.

 

Subdivision Regulations should be passed next week by the Planning Commission.  A public hearing will be forth coming.

 

Mayor Knapper noted that he had spoken to Metro Water and the sewer is 44% complete.

 

Mayor Knapper revealed a map indicating an annexation plan.  He noted that the town has received verbal commitments and request.  This request will be coming in the form of written confirmation.  It was noted that 2737 acres are proposed in the annexation.  This consists of 157 residential homes and approximately 455 citizens.

 

Mayor Knapper discussed the Fire Department agreement.  Chief Hughes noted that the only problem he had was with the amount on the agreement.  The fire department had requested $32,000, although the agreement reflected $30,100.  Alderman Dugger asked for clarification on the report given to the board each month.  He asked if this was on calendar year or fiscal?  Chief Hughes stated that it was calendar.  Counsel Notestine noted that in the original agreement the rate was based on percentage.  The new agreement will reflect a flat rate.  Alderman Dugger asked how the $32,000 was derived?  Chief Hughes stated that the count has cut the budget and donations have been down due to the Brentwood annexation.  He stated further that he did not see that this was too much to ask of the city.  Alderman Rositano stated that he did not have a problem with the $1,900 increase.  Mayor Knapper stated that he felt it set a dangerous precedent.  He had requested a 3% decrease from every department and the library was cut more than 3%.  He further stated that the number of calls had increased with the town limits.  Mayor Knapper wants to establish an agreement with every department that if a percentage decrease is requested it should be adhered to.

 

Mayor Knapper stated that Colette Meehan should have the Comprehensive Plan completed by Tuesday of next week.

 

Mayor Knapper noted that he had met with a Williamson Medical Center Representative and has entertained the thought of purchasing a building for a Town Hall.  He stated that they are to submit an appraisal.  He also noted that he would be discussing this with TML.

 

At 8:01 Mayor Knapper opened the public hearing for Ordinance #03-04.  Mayor Knapper spoke briefly about the ordinance and there were no comments from the audience.  The public hearing closed at 8:03.

 

Second 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 is the second reading of this ordinance and the public hearing was previous.  Alderman Phillips commended the budget.  Alderman Rositano stated that this was a good budget.  Alderman Dugger made a motion to amend the budget for allocating the Fire Department $1,900.  Alderman Rositano seconded.  This amendment passed unanimously.  Alderman Rositano made a motion to pass the ordinance as read, Mayor Knapper seconded and the ordinance passed unanimously.

 

Alderman Rositano noted that he was given a flag by Representative Casada that has flown over the State Capital.  He in turn would like to give it to the town.  Mayor Knapper noted that Representatives Sargent and Casada and Senator Bryson worked very hard for the municipalities in regards to the state budget.  If you see them please be sure and thank them for their dedication.

 

Alderman Dugger then made a motion to adjourn at 8:11.

 

Respectfully submitted,                                                         Approved,

 

 

 

Cindy Lancaster                                                                      Charles F. Knapper

Town Recorder                                                                       Mayor