Date: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2003 TIME: 7:00 P.M.


Mayor Charles Knapper opened the meeting at 6:59. In attendance were Mayor Knapper, Aldermen Tommy Dugger and Alderman Gail Phillips. Also in attendance were Counsel Bob Notestine, Officer George Poss, Town Engineer Rich Woodroof, Recorder Cindy Lancaster, and 8 public citizens.

Alderman Phillips led the prayer and pledge.

Citizens Input:

There was no citizen input.


Mayor Knapper updated the board on Aldermen Rositano’s medical condition. He noted to continue to keep him in our prayers.

Mayor Knapper introduced Gary Anderson, Williamson County School Board Member. He noted that approximately 75 acres was purchased 3 years ago to build an elementary and middle school. The School Board had agreed to begin the construction of a new school K-5 and then a 6-8 middle school. This will go before the Williamson County Commission in October and hope to have the schools built by August 2005.

Mayor Knapper noted that there was a meeting this morning with various County Commissioners and School Board Member Gary Anderson. It was requested and suggested that when large developments enter Nolensville a possible portion of land be given for schools to be built.

A motion was made by Aldermen Gail Phillips, for the approval of regular meeting minutes of September 4, 2003. The motion was seconded by Aldermen Dugger and was passed unanimously.

A motion for approval of Treasurers Report was made by Mayor Knapper and seconded by Alderman Dugger and was passed unanimously. Town Recorder Cindy Lancaster reported the general fund cash on hand is $536,690.61, with cash disbursements being $60,000. State Street Aid Cash on hand is $153,433.68.

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.


§ 33 permits were issued-mostly burn permits

§ 9 inspections were made this month

§ Approval was given to Governors Club Landscaping with conditions

§ Attended Round Table discussion on storm water

§ The paving contract is complete

§ Approved Case Lumber site plan


Officer George Poss reported for the Police department.

§ 2422 miles driven

§ 26 citations written

§ 3 thefts-gas drive offs and child stealing from parents

§ 22 Warnings were issued


Mayor Knapper reported for the Public Works Department.


§ A written report was distributed and given to the board


Mayor’s Comments:

Mayor Knapper noted that talk was continuing with Mike Walker at the City of Brentwood and the Interlocal agreement


Status of Sections I, II and III- McFarlin Woods

Section IV

§ Counsel Notestine noted that roads were incomplete in section IV

§ Problems exist with drainage easements

§ The town did not issue certificate of occupancy due to improper drainage. This stopped a closing of a home and realtors and developers are very upset.

§ Rich noted that a punch list was given to the developer for Sections I, II and III. They are to have this completed within 30 days.

§ In section V and VI there are drainage issues that must be addressed

§ Mayor Knapper noted that developers continued to give excuses

§ Counsel Notestine noted in Section 13C there is a homeowner that has a drainage issue and this issue may end in litigation.


Dates for Public Hearings, Plan of Service and Annexation

§ Mayor Knapper noted that he is awaiting questions from the Planning Commission on the Plan of Service. Once this is completed a date will be set.

§ Once the Plan of Service is recommended by the Planning Commission the board will act upon this recommendation.


Comprehensive Plan

§ Continuing to wait on the Plan for Colette Meehan


MS4 Water Committee-

§ A water committee must be formed. Any recommendations that anyone has please submit names to the Mayor.

§ Ordinances will be enacted once the recommendations are submitted from this committee.


Sewer Discussion-

§ 190 days completed.

§ Operation was shut down due to silt and mud in the creeks.


Purchase city hall Discussion-

Planning Commission Attorney-

§ More legal issues arise from the Planning Commission.

§ It may be prudent to have an attorney attend these meetings and public hearings. Mayor Knapper is in the process of hiring an attorney to set on this Commission. The board agreed for the Mayor hire an attorney.

City Planner-

§ Contracts have been reviewed for a City Planner.

§ A retired city planner from Goodlettsville, Mr. Bill Terry has submitted his qualifications and assisted in writing Chapter 1101.

Other Mayor Discussion-

§ Mayor again noted the meeting that was held this morning with various County representatives.

Aldermen Gail Phillips made a motion to pass Resolution #03-11, a resolution authorizing the Town of Nolensville to participate in the TML Risk Management Pool Grant. This motion was seconded by Alderman Dugger and passed unanimously.

Public Hearing for Zoning Ordinance-Opened at 7:52

Mayor Knapper stated that the Zoning Ordinance had been approved and recommended by the Planning Commission.

§ Fire Safety has been addressed

§ Betty Friedlander- noted that she has submitted changes. Mayo Knapper noted that these changes did not go before the Planning Commission.

§ Counsel noted that he has seen these changes and they are good, but Planning Commission has not reviewed these changes and this is not the proper process.

Mayor Knapper then made a motion to withdrawn and Alderman Gail Phillips seconded this motion. This passed unanimously.

Mayor then made a motion to adjourn and Alderman Gail Phillips seconded this motion. This passed unanimously and meeting adjourned at 7:59 P.M.

Respectfully submitted, Approved,

Cindy Lancaster Charles F. Knapper

Town Recorder Mayor