TOWN OF NOLENSVILLE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN
THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2002
NOLENSVILLE TOWN HALL, 7:00 P.M.
Mayor Charles Knapper opened the meeting at 7:01. In attendance were Mayor Knapper, Aldermen Tommy Dugger, Larry Felts, Gail Phillips and Joe Rositano. Counsel Bob Notestine, Recorder Cindy Lancaster, and eight citizens.
Mayor Knapper led the prayer and pledge.
Mayor Knapper asked for concerns or comments from the citizens. There were no comments from the crowd.
Alderman Felts made a motion to pass the minutes for the regular meeting of June 6, 2002. Alderman Rositano seconded this motion. These minutes were passed unanimously.
The Mayor noted that he did not attend the MPO last month, although he sent a representative from the Greater Nashville Regional Council. The Mayor will be monitoring the Route 266 project.
Mayor Knapper noted that three homes have been completed on the HOME grant and work is continuing in regards to the sewer issue with one applicant.
Mayor Knapper noted that everyone has been following the tax situation. The latest conversation the Mayor has had with the State Representatives the CATS budget is the most favorable. This budget is friendlier to cities. He has relayed the town’s intent to challenge the constitutionality if necessary.
Mayor Knapper noted that two items would be presented to the Planning Commission and the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. The first item is the ordinance in regards to a banner across the road. Mayor Knapper would like to see private festivals and community functions be allowed to advertise in this fashion. The second issue is in regards to the office building in front of Hills Grocery. This building has four businesses and only two signs are allowed. These will be brought before the Board in addition to a sprinkler ordinance.
Mayor Knapper also stated that court has been changed from the last Saturday to the third Saturday of the month.
In Planning Commission Chairman Rob Pease’s absence Rick Fisher reported that they have been working on the Comprehensive Plan. At the next meeting a workshop will be held on design guidelines. Mayor Knapper spoke with a large landowner and will be prepared to come to Planning Commission and staff by the end of the year.
In Historic Commission Chairwoman Pat Aldred’s absence Mayor Knapper and Betty Friedlander reported that the Historic Commission has had two Certificate of Appropriateness presented to this commission. Another certificate will be presented at the next meeting.
Chief Presley Hughes reported for the Nolensville Volunteer Fire Department.
Mr. Rick Fisher reported for the Chamber of Commerce. He noted that this group would be sponsoring a concession stand at the Horse Show on Saturday. On July 9, there will be a membership meeting at Recreation Center. He noted there would be a meal prior to the meeting and the Board of Mayor and Aldermen have been invited to discuss the budget and various issues. In addition, Ms. Colette Meehan, Town Planner, has been invited to discuss planning issues.
Mayor Knapper reported for the Codes Department. He noted that Mr. Don Swartz had submitted a written report and this was disbursed to the Board. He asked if there were any questions. The Aldermen did not have any questions.
Mayor Knapper noted that due to two more days remaining in the month there would not be a Police Department report.
Mayor Knapper reported for the Public Works Department noting that mowing continues on a daily basis.
Second Reading of Ordinance #02-01, an ordinance to adopt a budget for fiscal year July 1, 2002 – June 30, 2003. Mayor Knapper stated that due to the State Shared Revenues issue he would like to table this ordinance. Alderman Rositano made a motion to table, Mayor Knapper seconded and this passed unanimously.
First Reading of Ordinance #02-02, an ordinance to amend Ordinance #97-18, an Ordinance to adopt various standard codes to inspect activities of the Town Of Nolensville. Counsel Notestine stated that this is merely a housekeeping ordinance to update editions that have previously been adopted. Alderman Phillips made a motion to pass this ordinance, Alderman Felts seconded and this passed unanimously.
First Reading of Ordinance #02-03, an ordinance to adopt a model energy code. Counsel Notestine stated that this is an ordinance that MTAS has recommended the town adopt. Alderman Felts made a motion to pass this ordinance, Alderman Phillips seconded and this passed unanimously.
First Reading of Ordinance #02-04, an ordinance to regulate open burning within the Town Of Nolensville. Counsel Notestine stated that Chief Presley Hughes had requested the town to adopt an open burn Ordinance. This gives the Fire Chief authority to allow or disallow burns. Chief Hughes had two changes: 1. Change Fire Marshall to Fire Inspector. 2. #h – should read “flares” not “fires”. With these changes Alderman Rositano made a motion to pass this ordinance, Mayor Knapper seconded and this passed unanimously
First Reading of Ordinance #02-05, an ordinance to adopt NFPA 101, Life Safety Code. Counsel Notestine stated that this allows the Fire Chief to cite anyone that violates this ordinance. It designates who the Fire Chief is in this ordinance. It states that Don, the Codes Enforcer, will be the Fire Inspector. Alderman Rositano made a motion to pass this ordinance, Alderman Felts seconded and this passed unanimously.
Reading of Resolution #02-10, a resolution to enter into an agreement with Robert J. Notestine, III. Counsel Notestine stated that this is to extend the current agreement that was initiated in 1996. Alderman Dugger made a motion to pass this resolution, Alderman Felts seconded and this passed unanimously.
Reading of Resolution #02-11, a resolution to enter into an agreement with James Petersen. Counsel Notestine stated that this is to extend the current agreement with Judge Peterson. Mayor Knapper noted that Mr. Notestine and Judge Peterson remained at their current wages. No increases have been implemented. Alderman Phillips made a motion to pass this resolution, Alderman Dugger seconded and this passed unanimously.
Mayor Knapper stated there was no “other business”.
Meeting adjourned at 8:18 p.m.
Respectfully submitted, Approved,
Cindy Lancaster Charles F. Knapper
Town Recorder Mayor