Mayor Charles Knapper opened the meeting at 6:33. In attendance were Mayor Knapper, Aldermen Tommy Dugger, and Gail Phillips. Aldermen Joe Rositano and Larry Felts were absent. Planning Commission member Mr. Willis Wells, Planner Colette Meehan, Recorder Cindy Lancaster, and six citizens.

Mayor Knapper turned the public hearing immediately over to Planner Meehan. Ms. Meehan stated that the public hearing was being conducted to adopt a zoning ordinance for the Town Of Nolensville. She emphasized that this was not a zoning map; therefore no property would be rezoned.

Ms. Meehan then outlined the changes that would be made to the “old” zoning ordinance 98-17. She commented that this document would be user “friendly” and then listed the following changes:

Expansion of the definition section Village fringe zoning

Inclusion of “Farm House Cluster” New appendixes in the rear of the document

Mixed-use tract of developments Erosion control and grading requirements

Revised Performance Bond requirements

Ms. Meehan briefly discussed each item. She noted that there had been some confusion and she wished to clarify this issue. The Open Space Development (OSD) has been fine-tuned. It currently states, “shall provide a 280’ buffer yard between pre-existing arterial or collector road and any buildable lot.” This will be changed to read, “shall provide a 300’ buffer yard between arterial or collector road and any buildable lot.” She explained that the reasoning behind this is to be consistent with TDOT standards. This mainly pertains to Nolensville Road developments.

Mayor Knapper noted an additional change was the creation of the Planning Commission. He noted that the Planning Commission is currently a 7-member board. This will be changed to a 9-member board. Mayor noted that there have been individuals who are interested in serving on these boards and he would be meeting with them in the near future.

Mayor Knapper asked if there were any questions from the audience. Mr. Larry Gardner asked where could he obtain a copy of the proposed zoning ordinance. Mayor Knapper stated that he could get this at Town Hall, although due to him becoming a member on the Planning Commission he would be receiving a copy once it is formally adopted.

Mr. Gardner further asked that once this ordinance is adopted would it supersede the current zoning ordinance. Ms. Meehan stated that yes it would supersede the present zoning ordinance the town has in place.

Meeting adjourned at 6:50.

Respectfully submitted, Approved,

Cindy Lancaster Charles F. Knapper

Town Recorder Mayor