Historic Zoning Commission
Town Hall, September 28, 2006, 6:30 p.m.
Members present were Chair Wanda Barker, Pat Aldred, Kirk Duclos, Larry Felts, and Betty Friedlander. Staff present was Counsel Robert J. Notestine, Engineer Rich Woodroof, and Recorder Cindy Lancaster. Applicant and 5 citizens were in attendance.
Chair Barker opened the meeting at 6:29 p.m. and led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Commissioner Friedlander made a motion to approve the minutes from August 31, 2006, Commissioner Duclos seconded and this passed unanimously.
Chair Barker asked if there were citizen’s comments.
Ms. Becky Leonard addressed the Commission. She noted that she was a business owner in Nolensville at the building known as the creamery. She noted that they were only one of a few owners that work and live in Nolensville. She stated that there is an issue in regards to flags being flown within the Historic area. She stated that her establishment initially had a small flag advertising they were opened. She stated that the Nolensville Codes department told them they could not fly their flag.
She further stated that if at the end of the month they wished to have a sell, it would take three weeks to two months to receive permission to have signs in the historic district. She stated that she realizes that these ordinances were written ten years ago, but they should be revisited. She further stated that the town ordinances are making it impossible to have a business.
Commissioner Aldred stated that she is not sure why someone from Codes told you this, although it would be her thoughts that on open sign advertising the business would be allowed. Counsel Notestine stated that this would need to be researched to find the details. Town Planner Laird agreed that this should be researched.
Commissioner Friedlander noted that in regards to the time frame the Board of Mayor and Aldermen are currently in the process of changing the wording of this ordinance.
Chair Barker noted that new business includes a Certificate of Appropriate request for Audrey Sanders at 9895 Clovercroft Road. This request is made for replacement of roof gutters on a single family residence. She noted that the Codes comments stated that there are no issues on this request. She stated that it was her understanding that this was brought before this group due to the uncertainty of how it would be performed.
Mr. John Post, contractor of the project, stated that the looks will not change. He described the current gutters and noted they would only be repaired in the same fashion that they currently appear.
Commissioner Felts made a motion to approve the request, Commissioner Aldred seconded and this passed unanimously.
Town Planner Laird distributed to the board a new application that would be given to applicants. He noted that this document gives the applicant more information.
The meeting adjourned at 6:44.