TOWN OF NOLENSVILLE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2001
NOLENSVILLE TOWN HALL, 7:00 P.M.
Mayor Charles Knapper opened the meeting at 7:06. In attendance were Mayor Knapper, Aldermen Tommy Dugger, Larry Felts, Gail Phillips and Joe Rositano. Counsel Robert Notestine, Officer George Poss, Recorder Cindy Lancaster, and sixteen citizens.
Alderman Rositano led the prayer. The Boy Scout Troop 298 led the pledge.
Mr. Larry Gardner stated the flags looked really good and thanked the Board for displaying these throughout town. Mayor Knapper stated that the thank you should go to Mr. Lonnie Bowden, Public Works Supervisor.
Mr. Gardner further stated that the lights in the downtown area need to be refocused. Some of the lights blind drivers on Nolensville Road. These are the lights that are near Clovercroft and Nolensville Road.
Alderman Rositano made a motion to pass the minutes for the September 6, 2001 meeting. Alderman Dugger seconded this motion. Mayor Knapper made a correction stating there was a typographical error on the first page of the minutes: Pat Aldred stated “could we look into remaining four lights”, the minutes show, “we would look into remaining four lights.” With this amendment the minutes were passed unanimously.
Recorder Lancaster submitted the Treasurer’s Report noting that $456,117.82 was the total cash on hand in the General Fund, with $45,000 being the disbursements. The State Street Aid has cash on hand of $98,091.17. Alderman Felts made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report, Mayor Knapper seconded and this motion passed unanimously.
Mayor Knapper addressed some concerns from citizen Aubrey Short at the September meeting.
1. 6” drains - Mayor Knapper stated that this process is expensive and the drains have been cataloged with a priority order being set by the Town Engineer.
2. Limbs in street - These have been removed by Public Works.
3. Gravel in street - Has been swept and residents have been asked to cease
4. Grass clippings - Codes Department has addressed this continued issue with the residents.
5. Curbs - This is a layering problem and like the drains, this is being prioritized by the Town Engineer.
6. Building Permits - Mr. Don Swartz stated that due to inclement weather the permits are normally inside the structure so that they can be properly signed.
7. Mining - Attorney Notestine stated that he had researched this in the Tennessee Code Annotated. He does not feel that “mining” applies in this situation.
8. Trucks - There have been two citations written in regards to improper travel on various roads.
Mayor Knapper noted that on October 23, the Board would be walking various roads in the subdivision. The Board asked residents to please leave their porch lights on if they would like to discuss any issues.
Mayor Knapper stated that Mr. Steve Parry has invited residents to his home to discuss various town issues on Sunday, October 7, 2001, at 1119 Oak Creek Drive.
MPO – Mayor Knapper noted that efforts are continuing. At this time we are waiting on the MPO attorney to respond to the previous request.
Williamson County Economic Development – Mayor Knapper stated that he had attended this meeting and it was discovered that the healthcare technology was the leading, fastest growing industry at this time.
Brentwood & Williamson County Officials – There were meetings scheduled with both of these entities. These meetings were cancelled, although agreements are being comprised in regards to the Urban Growth Boundary.
Other – Mayor Knapper noted that a Police Chief has been hired and will begin working next Tuesday. Mr. Jeff Goforth will attend the next meeting and will be sworn in at that time.
Mr. Willis Wells reported for the Planning Commission noting that the last meeting was very brief. He stated that the Concord Road Corridor was discussed, in addition to the sewer. Mayor Knapper stated, Metro has agreed when the sewer line comes into our area, they will not allow a tap on until it is totally complete. Mayor Knapper then read a letter from Mr. Jim Tarpy with Metro Water.
There was no report for the Historic District Commission.
Chief Presley Hughes reported for the Nolensville Volunteer Fire Department. He reminded everyone that Fire Prevention Week is October 7 – 13. He stated that the Nolensville Elementary School children had performed artwork with a “hall of fame”. He invited everyone to view this wall at the Fire Hall. Chief Hughes stated that three volunteer firemen are in EMT school at this time. He also reminded the citizens to change their batteries in fire detectors when changing their clocks with the time change at the end of the month.
Rick Fisher reported for the Chamber of Commerce, noting that on September 25 a Business Expo was held at the Factory in Franklin. Approximately 65 participants attended. There was a Nolensville “Mixer”, in addition to other small Chambers within Williamson County attending this event. This was held at the Embassy Suites in Franklin. In the near future a survey will be sent to Nolensville Businesses. A brochure and packets are being initiated. Rick noted that he would be serving on the Franklin/Williamson County Chamber of Commerce Board.
Mayor Knapper reported for the Codes Department. He stated that 14 permits were issued, 17 unlawful signs removed, and one BZA request has been submitted.
Officer George Poss reported for the Police Department. He stated that 86 stops were made with 20 warning and 42 citations written. Seven arrests were made last month.
Mayor Knapper reported for the Public Works Department. He stated that this department has been busy putting up flags. They are in the process of creating an inventory system. A street edger was purchased to clean up the curbs.
Reading of Resolution #01-10, a resolution introduced by Alderman Rositano, to ratify the actions taken by the President of the United States. Alderman Rositano discussed this resolution at length. He felt that the town should offer the President support in this difficult time. Alderman Felts made a motion to approve this resolution, Mayor Knapper seconded and this passed unanimously.
Mayor Knapper mentioned that the county is currently discussing a resolution in regards to the financial support of this tragic event.
Resolution #01-11, a resolution to amend the Personnel Policy was withdrawn.
Reading of Resolution #01-12, a resolution to support the resources and conservation development area for Williamson County. Counsel Notestine reminded the Board that Mr. Parman Henry discussed this endeavor at last months meeting. This resolution supports the Williamson County Department to apply for a grant. Alderman Dugger made a motion to approve, Alderman Rositano seconded and this passed unanimously.
Reading of Resolution #01-13, a resolution to enter into an agreement with a Paving Company. Counsel Notestine noted that this authorizes Mayor Knapper to accept bids and enter into a contract for a paving grant that was submitted by the town a couple of years ago. Mayor Knapper noted that paving might begin this quarter, but no later than next quarter. Alderman Phillips made a motion to approve this as read, Alderman Rositano seconded and this passed unanimously.
Alderman Felts noted that he is the Williamson/Davidson County Chapter
President for MADD and this organization will be holding a “Chocolate Madness” celebration on October 20, at Cool Springs Galleria Mall. He invited and encouraged everyone to attend.
He reminded the citizens to be thinking about all the men and women in uniform. He requested prayer for all involved. Mayor Knapper thanked Alderman Felts for serving our Country.
Mayor Knapper noted that there would be five homes in the near future through the grant.
He also announced that the Beer Board would be meeting on October 15, 2001, in regards to Amoco application on Oldham Drive.
Meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.
Respectfully submitted, Approved,
Cindy Lancaster Charles F. Knapper
Town Recorder Mayor