Town of Nolensville
Board of Mayor and Aldermen Meeting
Date: August 6, 2009, Time 7:00 p.m.
Nolensville Elementary School
Mayor Beth Lothers opened the meeting at 7:00 p.m. Members present were Mayor Beth Lothers, Aldermen Jimmy Alexander, Tommy Dugger, and Larry Felts. Alderman Bryan Snyder joined the Board after approval of his nomination. Staff present: Counsel Robert Notestine, Town Planner Henry Laird, Engineer Don Swartz, and Recorder Cindy Lancaster. There were 27 citizens present.
Pastor David Tiller with Nolensville Baptist Church led the Prayer and Pledge.
Mayor Lothers made a motion to nominate Mr. Bryan Snyder to fill the Alderman vacancy, Alderman Alexander seconded. Bryan Snyder was unanimously approved for this position. The Oath of Office was administered by Mayor Lothers and assisted by Counsel Robert Notestine.
There was no citizen comment.
Mayor Lothers made a motion to approve the minutes from the Regular Meeting on July 2, 2009, Alderman Dugger seconded. Alderman Snyder recused himself from the vote. With no corrections, the minutes were approved by majority. Mayor Lothers, Aldermen Alexander, Dugger, and Felts for, Alderman Snyder recused.
Alderman Dugger made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report for June 2009, Alderman Felts seconded the motion. The report was approved unanimously.
Planning Commission Chair Rick Owens reported for the Planning Commission.
Historic Commission member Bob Crigger reported for the Historic Commission
Fire Chief Presley Hughes reported for the Nolensville Volunteer Fire Department.
Town Engineer reported for the Engineering Department
Police Chief Paul Rigsby reported for the Police Department
There was no report for the Town Events Committee
Mayor, Vice-Mayor and various staff attended a session reviewing new laws that affect Municipalities.
Nashville Mayor Karl Dean initiated a Mayor’s Caucus. Recently Mayor Lothers attended this informative meeting.
Mayor Lothers and Alderman Alexander attended portions of this Academy. Board members must attend these sessions to maintain the Three-Star program requirements. Mayor Lothers asked if the Board members would be interested in a “retreat” MTAS periodically conducts. The Board responded favorably.
Metro Water and Sewer met with the Mayor and various Town officials regarding the recent funding application. This was a productive meeting.
The Trees and Trails Committee is pursuing a Trees Grant. This is a 50% match grant and money has been set aside from years past. The Board reviewed a draft of the grant documents. The Mayor had copies of all the documents that had been prepared through the grant process for the Boards review.
Nolensville Municipal Judge James Petersen was named President of the Tennessee Judges Association.
Signage was discussed at the Planning Commission and Design Review Committee meetings. A field trip is being reviewed to evaluate the different laws that have been implemented in other cities.
Counsel Notestine stated that someone had obtained an Excavation Permit, which required posting a bond through the Town of Nolensville. The bond is required to assure the work is performed adequately. The permit holder did not repair pavement that he had destroyed and has refused to do the work. The bond is in the amount of $10,000. Counsel Notestine asked approval from the Board to file a suit against the bond company, in addition to the permit holder. Engineer Swartz added that the individual stated he did not care if the Town called the bond. Alderman Dugger made a motion to call the bond and file a suit if necessary, Alderman Alexander seconded. This was passed unanimously by the Board.
Alderman Dugger made a motion to approve on second reading ordinance #09-10, an ordinance to amend Zoning Ordinance #04-09, as it pertains to Day Cares, Alderman Alexander seconded and this was approve unanimously.
Alderman Dugger made a motion to approve on first reading, ordinance #09-11, an ordinance to amend Zoning Ordinance #04-09, as it pertains to Temporary Signs for new and/or relocated businesses in Appendix A, Alderman Felts seconded and this was approved unanimously on first reading.
First reading of ordinance #09-12, an ordinance to amend the Nolensville Municipal Code, Title 19, and add Chapter 2, in regards to Comcast Cable Franchise Agreement. Mayor Lothers stated that due to Comcast request she made a motion to defer until the September Board meeting, Alderman Dugger seconded and this deferral was passed unanimously.
Alderman Felts noted that after reviewing Engineer Swartz’s written recommendation for signs approaching the intersection at Dortch Lane and Oldham Drive he wanted to remove ordinance #09-13 from the Agenda. He stated that he did not wish to have the 3-way stop, but agreed with the Town Engineer’s recommendation. Counsel Notestine stated that warning signs may be installed without Board approval. Therefore, ordinance #09-13, an ordinance to amend the Nolensville Municipal Code, Title 15, Chapter 5, in regards to installation of a 3-way stop at Dortch Lane and Oldham Drive was removed from the agenda.
Alderman Dugger noted that he had been approached by Reverend Bennett about the current broken wheel logo and questioning if a broken wheel versus a whole wheel was the right symbol for the Town. Alderman Snyder stated that the Economic Development Committee is currently reviewing an updated broken wheel logo for the Town.
The meeting adjourned at 7:57 p.m. by acclamation.
Respectfully submitted, Approved,
Cindy Lancaster Beth Lothers
Town Recorder Mayor