TOWN OF NOLENSVILLE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN
THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2002
NOLENSVILLE TOWN HALL, 7:00 P.M.
Mayor Charles Knapper opened the meeting at 7:02. In attendance were Mayor Knapper, Aldermen Tommy Dugger, Larry Felts, Gail Phillips and Joe Rositano. Counsel Bob Notestine, Recorder Cindy Lancaster, and six citizens.
Alderman Phillips led the prayer and pledge.
Mayor Knapper asked for concerns or comments from the citizens. There were no comments from the crowd.
Alderman Phillips made a motion to pass the minutes for the regular meeting of June 27, 2002. Alderman Felts seconded this motion. These minutes were passed unanimously.
Alderman Rositano made a motion to accept the Treasurers report, Alderman Phillips seconded. Recorder Lancaster reported the general fund cash on hand as being $501,433.69, with cash disbursements being $52,500. State Street Aid cash on hand is $50,372.76. Mayor Knapper noted the cash disbursements being excessive. He requested a review of the expenses from the recorder to the Aldermen. The treasurer’s report was unanimously approved.
The Mayor noted that the MPO did not meet last month therefore no report was given.
Mayor Knapper noted that three homes have been completed on the HOME grant and approximately seven applications are being reviewed for the second round of awards.
Mayor Knapper noted that the bridgework has been completed on Sunset Road and Sam Donald Road. A bill from the County should be forthcoming. He also noted that Town Engineer Mike Delvizis had submitted a letter in regards to a box culvert at York Road. The Aldermen had a copy of this letter before them. Mayor Knapper stated that this culvert currently does not meet TDOT criteria and recommends repairing the culvert. Mayor Knapper requested permission to begin preparation from Stantec to repair. Motion was made by Alderman Rositano to initiate preparation of cost analysis for the bridge on York Road, Alderman Phillips seconded. Alderman Dugger asked if the $8,900 fee would cover all preparation in addition to drawings and preliminary engineering work. Mayor Knapper stated this cost was for the entire engineering work. Counsel Notestine noted that the language and cost for the culvert work was in the Engineer’s contract that would be discussed later in the meeting. Alderman Rositano withdrew his motion.
A memo was distributed from Codes Enforcer Don Swartz. Various signs throughout Nolensville are not in compliance with MUTCD Code. State law states these requirements are mandated and not optional. Mr. Swartz has agreed to work on this project for $1,900. This bid is due to this expertise being additional work that goes above and beyond his normal duties. Counsel Notestine stated that the Town has passed an ordinance which states we must comply with this manual. Alderman Rositano made a motion to hire Mr. Swartz for this work. Alderman Felts seconded this motion. Alderman Dugger asked if the Mayor felt good about the price that was quoted. Mayor Knapper stated that his cost was considerably less than the hourly rate of the Town Engineer. Alderman Dugger asked when the town took over the roads previously, was the Town in compliance? Alderman Dugger stated that we must pay close attention to this issue prior to acquiring the town roads. Counsel Notestine stated this would be reviewed. Mayor Knapper stated that he was not sure when the MUTCD was adopted by the Board. Alderman Rositano withdrew his motion until Counsel could review this situation and report back to the board.
Mayor Knapper noted that he had recently met with two developers to discuss a large track of land. He spoke with Mr. Tarpy at Metro Water and the contract for the sewer will be let by the end of August with construction to commence in November. Nolensville Water was discussed and it was noted that Metro would be selling water to Nolensville in order to provide sufficient water to Nolensville Utility District customers.
Mayor Knapper addressed the Board in regards to the recently submitted petition by a resident on Austin Court requesting a stop sign. Mike Delvizis completed his report and the drawings can be reviewed in the Mayors office. Alderman Dugger asked if this was a speed control device? Mayor Knapper stated that the town engineer recommended the stop sign. Alderman Rositano made a motion to erect the sign, Mayor Knapper seconded. This recommendation passed four to one. Alderman Dugger voted against erecting the stop sign, all other members voted in favor.
Mayor Knapper noted that on August 8, a meeting will be held to discuss the sprinkler system ordinance. Mayor Knapper noted that he would like input from as many people as possible.
In Planning Commission Chairman Rob Pease’s absence, Mr. Willis Wells reported that this commission is working on the Comprehensive Plan. The commercial area in the north section of Nolensville has been discussed.
In Historic Commission Chairwoman Pat Aldred’s absence Betty Friedlander reported that the Historic Commission has not met for the past two months. She and Pat had met with Don Swartz to implement procedures for this commission and town hall. This commission is in need of a festival permit.
Chief Presley Hughes reported for the Nolensville Volunteer Fire Department.
Mayor Knapper stated there was no report for the Chamber of Commerce.
Mayor Knapper reported for the Codes Department and Police Department. Mr. Don Swartz and Chief Goforth had submitted a written report and these were disbursed to the Board. He asked if there were any questions. The Aldermen did not have any questions.
Mayor Knapper reported for the Public Works Department noting that mowing has slowed down due to tractor parts being hard to find.
Second Reading of Ordinance #02-01, an ordinance to adopt a budget for fiscal year July 1, 2002 – June 30, 2003. Counsel Notestine noted that the State of Tennessee requires governmental entities to pass a budget annually. This is the second reading of this ordinance. Alderman Rositano made a motion pass this ordinance, Alderman Felts seconded and this passed unanimously.
Second 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 a housekeeping ordinance to update the Southern Building Code. Alderman Felts made a motion to pass this ordinance, Alderman Rositano seconded and this passed unanimously.
Second 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. He noted that it is the most recent edition. Alderman Rositano made a motion to pass this ordinance, Mayor Knapper seconded and this passed unanimously.
Second Reading of Ordinance #02-04, an ordinance to regulate open burning within the Town Of Nolensville. Counsel Notestine stated that this is second reading of this ordinance, which gives the town authority to allow or disallow burns. It was noted that the policy would be for the Codes Enforcer to issue the permit and then forward the information to Chief. Alderman Rositano made a motion to pass this ordinance, Alderman Felts seconded and this passed unanimously.
Second 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. Alderman Felts asked if this would conflict with the Law Enforcement. Counsel stated that it would not. Alderman Felts made a motion to pass this ordinance, Alderman Rositano seconded and this passed unanimously.
Reading of Resolution #02-12, a resolution to enter into an agreement with Stantec Engineering Firm. It was noted that this resolution was previously discussed in regards to the culvert issue on York Road. Counsel Notestine stated that upon submission of this agreement two areas were of concern. He noted that previously the agreement called for a 1-½ % late fee, in addition, it stated that this firm did not have any fiduciary responsibility. Counsel Notestine was not comfortable with either of these issues. These paragraphs were removed from the agreement. Alderman Rositano made a motion to pass this resolution, Alderman Phillips seconded and this passed unanimously.
Mayor Knapper stated there was no “other business”.
Meeting adjourned at 7:57 p.m.
Respectfully submitted, Approved,
Cindy Lancaster Charles F. Knapper
Town Recorder Mayor