Mayor Charles Knapper opened the meeting at 7:01. In attendance were Mayor Knapper, Aldermen Tommy Dugger, Larry Felts, Gail Phillips and Joe Rositano. Counsel Bob Notestine, Officer George Poss, Recorder Cindy Lancaster, and 10 citizens.

Alderman Dugger led the prayer and pledge.

Citizens Input:

Mayor Knapper asked for concerns or comments from the citizens. There were no comments.

Alderman Rositano made a motion to approve the minutes for the regular meeting of November 7, 2002, Alderman Phillips seconded this motion. Mayor Knapper expounded on the minutes in regards to the lights being erected on Stonebrook Boulevard. These lights have been installed. Also, a presentation was given immediately following last months meeting by Mr. John Lenderman. This meeting was to initiate a website for Nolensville. A Resolution will be forthcoming for the approval of this website. These minutes were approved unanimously.

Alderman Felts made a motion to accept the Treasurers report, Alderman Dugger seconded. Recorder Lancaster reported the general fund cash on hand as being $508,493.24, with cash disbursements being $46,500. State Street Aid cash on hand is $148,098.72. Recorder Lancaster noted the cash disbursements were higher due to $8,000 insurance and payroll taxes being paid. The treasurer’s report was unanimously approved.

Mayor’s Comments:

Mayor Knapper noted that three homes have gone through the bid process. After these three homes are complete, it is projected that there will be funding for one more home.

Mayor Knapper noted that he would be meeting with the Town Engineer and the contractor for a pre-construction conference in regards to the box culvert on York Road. This meeting will be held at town hall tomorrow afternoon.

Mayor Knapper noted that Planning Commission, Historic Commission and Board of Zoning Appeal nominations would be forthcoming. He noted that the Aldermen committees would be forthcoming also.

Mayor Knapper had met with Mr. Ray Crouch of MTAS in regards to the sprinkler ordinance. There are several questions that need to addressed. These questions have been submitted to Mr. Charles Strasser with Nolensville Utility. MTAS and TML will review and approve the final version of this ordinance. It was noted that Mr. Crouch is a member of a fire grant approval committee for various other states. He is familiar with the necessary language that needs to be in these documents and has offered assistance to the Nolensville Volunteer Fire Department. He will hold a training session in January for grants.

Commission/Committee Reports

In Planning Commission Chairman Rob Pease’s absence, Willis Wells reported for this group.

Betty Friedlander reported for the Historic District Commission.

In Chief Presley Hughes absence Mr. Jason Jones reported for the Nolensville Volunteer Fire Department.

There was no report for the Chamber of Commerce.


Mayor Knapper reported for the Codes Department and Public Works Department. Mr. Don Swartz and Lonnie Bowden 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. Alderman Rositano commended the Public Works Department on the good job of the Tree Lighting on Tuesday evening.

Officer George Poss reported for the Police Department. Officer Poss said there had been an increase in ticket writing due to an increase in speeding. Mayor Knapper noted that there would be increased protection over the New Years holiday. Officer Poss noted that the county had been active in the “Click It or Ticket” program and in the near future would be active in a “Booze It or Lose It” program.


Public Hearing was opened at 7:32. Counsel Notestine stated that anytime a change is made to the zoning ordinance it is required to hold a public hearing. When the zoning ordinance was compiled this was a misclassification, therefore Ordinance #02-06, an ordinance to amend the zoning map, is necessary. Mr. Larry Gardner asked if this entire parcel is being reclassified? Counsel stated that the entire parcel would be the same classification. Recently a portion was classified different than the other portion. This ordinance will classify the entire parcel the same. The public hearing closed at 7:35.

Alderman Rositano made a motion to pass ordinance#02-06 on second reading. Alderman Felts seconded this motion and this ordinance passed unanimously.

Public Hearing was opened at 7:38. Counsel Notestine stated that this public hearing was to adopt the codification of the town ordinances. This was this second reading of this ordinance and it was composed by MTAS. There was no further discussion, therefore the public hearing closed at 7:40. Alderman Rositano made a motion to approve ordinance #02-11, an ordinance adopting and enacting a codification and revision of the ordinances for the Town of Nolensville. Alderman Dugger seconded this motion and this passed unanimously.


Reading of Resolution #02-15, a resolution to enter into an interlocal agreement with the City of Brentwood. Counsel Notestine stated that this has been in draft stage for approximately one year. This interlocal agreement governs how growth will occur and how the space will grow. This is an agreement that will notify both parties of any plans. A motion was made by Alderman Phillips and seconded by Alderman Felts. This resolution passed unanimously.


Mayor Knapper noted that a lawsuit (Williamson County Constables Association) had been filed against Williamson County and the municipalities within the county. Counsel Notestine stated that he had spoken with the Constables attorney and Nolensville will be dismissed from the lawsuit. Counsel stated that Nolensville does have a unique situation due to an employee being a newly elected Constable. Mayor Knapper spoke to County Executive Rogers Anderson and he understands Nolensville’s position. Alderman Rositano wanted to verify that the Town is basically saying that we are not going to interfere when the employee is not on the clock. Counsel Notestine said that is correct. Mayor Knapper noted that the judge did not overturn the counties recently ruling to abolish the powers of the constable. He further asked counsel if the Constable Association would continue with the lawsuit? Counsel stated that he was not certain of that, although felt they would have an uphill battle. He further stated that once Nolensville was released we would be out of the lawsuit totally. The Board unanimously agreed for Counsel to move forward on removing Nolensville from the lawsuit.


Mayor Knapper noted the addendum to the agenda. First reading of Ordinance #02-12, an ordinance to amend the zoning map of Nolensville, to apply an open space overlay. Counsel Notestine went over this ordinance briefly. Mayor Knapper read a memo from the town planner Colette Meehan. Alderman Dugger asked if the Board would be reviewing the sprinkler ordinance prior to this development. Mayor Knapper noted that this development is in the pre-stages and is at a point where the sprinkler ordinance could be implemented.


Alderman Dugger further stated that he wished the Mayor’s son, in addition to the Brentwood High School Football team good luck Saturday night at the game. They are in the State Championship.


Alderman Felts made a motion to adjourn, Mayor Knapper seconded and the meeting adjourned at 7:47.


Respectfully submitted, Approved,

Cindy Lancaster Charles F. Knapper

Town Recorder Mayor