TOWN OF NOLENSVILLE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN
MONDAY, JULY 21, 2003
NOLENSVILLE TOWN HALL, 7:00 P.M.
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, Chief Jeff Goforth, Officer George Poss, Town Engineer Rich Woodroof, Recorder Cindy Lancaster, and 28 counted citizens, with citizens filling the hallways.
Mayor Knapper led the prayer and pledge.
Mayor Knapper welcomed comments during the citizen input in regards to the annexation ordinance. He noted that this was the initial process of the annexation. Mayor Knapper stated that there would be two public hearings and a final reading.
Mr. Brian Jones, 9873 Sam Donald Road, stated that a map was previously presented. There is a new map that is different from the previous map. What is the difference in these maps? Also, what would annexation bring to me? Mayor Knapper stated that Town Planner Colette Meehan would be making a presentation and these questions will be answered within that presentation.
Mayor Knapper interjected that the Planning Commission would be meeting the second Thursday of the month and this annexation would be presented to this body. The Planning Commission would have 90 days to return to the board their recommendation. On August 21, 2003 there will be a public hearing on the Plan of Service. On August 28, there would be a public hearing on the annexation ordinance. These public hearings will be conducted at the Nolensville Elementary School. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen will then meet on August 7, and September 4.
Sandra Nichols, 1656 Sunset Road, Brentwood, 37027, stated that she had a survey with 40 people against the annexation and one for the annexation. The county has a copy of this survey that was completed approximately two years ago and the city has a copy of this also.
Jamie McAllister, 9708 Clovercroft Road, you made a statement that the annexation would be forwarded to the Planning Commission. Is this Williamson County? Mayor Knapper stated that this is Nolensville’s Planning Commission. He then asked where Nolensville had the authority to do this? Mayor Knapper explained that Public Chapter 1101 was passed through state legislation. This Act mandated that counties and cities devise an Urban Growth Boundary for 20 years. This process took approximately 22 months and was voted on by the county and municipalities within Williamson County.
Ken Butner, 1695 Sunset Road, I attended a public hearing a few years ago and you stated that you would not annex if the majority of the people did not wish to be in the annexation, does this remain the same? Mayor Knapper stated that things have changed since the Urban Growth Boundary was adopted. Mr. Butner asked if the majority was opposed to annexation would he vote for the annexation. Mayor Knapper stated that he would have to look at what it does for the health and welfare of the entire citizens of Nolensville.
Ron Nichols, 1656 Sunset Road, asked for clarification on a one mile “dead man” land. What ever happened to this? Mayor Knapper stated that there is a buffer zone that states within that area there would be no commercial development.
Donna Nichols, 1656 Sunset Road, asked if she was annexed, would her address change to Nolensville? Mayor Knapper stated that the annexation has nothing to do with the postal service. Her address would remain the same.
Bob Sanchez, 9706 Clovercroft Road, noted that town hall was not very “user friendly” due to the office hours being from 8 to 4. He asked what the criteria was for annexation. Mayor Knapper stated that Ms. Meehan would address this question.
Agnes Nichols, corner of Kidd and Nolensville Road, stated that there needed to be a larger meeting room for this size of a meeting. She further stated that she liked it the way is was and did not want it to change.
Sam Apple, 9895 Sam Donald Road, Do you have a list of developers names? No we don’t have a list. Have you been approached by developers. Mayor Knapper stated that the town has been approached by developers. Ms. Meehan stated that if there is an individual who has contracted with a property owner that is out doing work for that owner, that is between that property owner and that company. Until a formal application has been submitted to the town, we do not have any proof that they have an agreement or is actually representing the owner. Mr. Apple asked if the county waste management system or Planning Commission had anything to with it. Ms. Meehan stated that not until a formal application was submitted. Mr. Jones noted that a letter was submitted to be annexed that would have a name. Ms. Meehan stated that is separate issue. That could be distributed, but the town would not have an individual’s name that is doing work on an owners property.
Katie Jones, Clovercroft Road, do surveyors have the right to put stobs on your property? Counsel Notestine stated that in his experience they have guidelines that must be abided by and owners would need to seek legal advice for these answers.
Alderman Phillips made a motion to approve the minutes for the regular meeting of June 5, 2003, Alderman Rositano 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 $554,496.69, with cash disbursements being $43,000. State Street Aid cash on hand is $175,596.32. The treasurer’s report was unanimously approved.
Mr. Bob Haines 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.
§ 33 building permits were issued.
§ 10 inspections were made this month
§ Recommendation of Four Star Paving was made to Board on the bid opening. The Board unanimously agreed to discuss the price difference with the various bidders.
Chief Jeff Goforth reported for the Police Department.
§ Noted reports were distributed to the board.
§ COPS grant will make weekly notifications of awards. Nolensville has not been notified as of this date.
Mayor Knapper reported for the Public Works Department.
§ Noted a written report was distributed
§ Notified today that clutch went out on tractor
§ Grass mowing and debris clean-up is ongoing
Mayor Knapper read a brief update that was submitted by Metro Water. It noted that work was being done on Sunset and Concord Roads. There will be another crew added for creek crossing.
Mayor Knapper noted that he had received an appraisal for the Doctors office. Counsel Notestine had recommended that the town obtain another appraisal. The cost of this appraisal would be approximately $1,500 - $2,000. The Board, by acclamation, agreed unanimously to obtain an appraisal.
Mayor Knapper stated that the town had submitted the ISTEA grant for walking trails. Notification was received that this grant looks really good and is approximately $450,000.
The York Road box culvert is completed and payment will made in the next couple of days.
Reading of Resolution #03-07, a resolution to enter into an agreement with the Nolensville Volunteer Fire Department. Counsel Notestine stated that this was discussed at length during the June meeting. Mayor Knapper made a motion to pass the resolution as read, Alderman Rositano seconded and the resolution passed unanimously.
Reading of Resolution #03-08, a resolution to enter into an agreement with the Nolensville Town Attorney, Robert J. Notestine, III, Counsel Notestine noted that this is an agreement for the fiscal year 2003-04. Alderman Dugger made a motion to pass the resolution as read, Alderman Rositano seconded and the resolution passed unanimously
Reading of Resolution #03-09, a resolution to enter into an agreement with the Nolensville Town Judge, Jim Petersen. Counsel Notestine noted that this was extending the contract for fiscal year 2003-04. Mayor Knapper made a motion to pass the resolution as read, Alderman Phillips seconded and the resolution passed unanimously.
First reading of Ordinance #03-05, an ordinance granting a franchise to United Telephone company. Counsel Notestine noted that Nolensville was approached sometime ago by United Telephone in regards to implementing a cable system via the phone lines. Representatives of United Telephone contact Counsel today requesting this be delayed.
First Reading of Ordinance #03-06, an ordinance to annex certain territory adjacent to the corporate boundaries of the Town Of Nolensville. Mayor Knapper spoke briefly and then turned the presentation over to Town Planner Colette Meehan. Ms. Meehan extensively went into detail on the annexation with various questions from the crowd. Ms. Meehan explained the process of annexation and elaborated on the Urban Growth Boundary. Alderman Rositano made a motion to pass the ordinance as read, Mayor Knapper and the ordinance passed on first reading unanimously.
First Reading of Ordinance #03-07, an ordinance to annex certain territory adjacent to the corporate boundaries of the Town Of Nolensville. Counsel reminded the group that after first reading there would be two public hearings and a final reading prior to passage of annexation. Alderman Dugger reiterated that this is merely the first step. Alderman Rositano made a motion to pass the ordinance as read, Alderman Phillips and the ordinance passed on first reading unanimously.
Alderman Dugger then made a motion to adjourn at 8:25.
Respectfully submitted, Approved,
Cindy Lancaster Charles F. Knapper
Town Recorder Mayor