TOWN OF NOLENSVILLE

BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN MEETING

MINUTES OF MAY 7, 1998 7:00 PM

TOWN HALL

 

The meeting began at 7:04 p.m. with the following people present: Mayor Charles F. Knapper, Alderman Tommy Dugger, Alderman Parman Henry, Recorder Cindy Lancaster, Council Bob Notestine and eighteen citizens.

 

Mayor opened the meeting noting there was a National Day of Prayer gathering at Town Hall headed by Yvonne McCurley and that this will be an annual event. Alderman Henry made a motion to approve and Alderman Dugger seconded. This passed unanimously,

 

Mayor Knapper made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report. Alderman Henry seconded. The Recorder noted $31,233.33 was deposited for April. $25,500.00 was transferred from the savings account to Local Government Investment Pool bringing the total to $75,000. Alderman Dugger asked that “Rainy Day Fund and Legal Fund” be added beside 1st American at the top of Treasurer’s report.

 

Rick Fisher commented on the Historic and Beautification Committee. He noted that Pat Aldred is looking into welcome signs.

 

Resolution #98-05, a resolution authorizing the Treasurer to pay Williamson County Highway Department. Alderman Henry made a motion to approve. Alderman Dugger seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

 

Resolution #98-06, a resolution to enter into an agreement with Middle Tennessee Maintenance. Alderman Henry made a motion to approve. Alderman Dugger seconded but asked if we received bids. Mayor Knapper answered yes, but we only received two bids. One was approximately $3,000. Alderman Henry asked if we could allow the County to mow and then hire this company to mow in between those times. The Board was in favor of this. Mayor asked Alderman Henry to speak to Mr. Meeks in regards to this. This motion passed unanimously.

 

Second reading of Ordinance #98-04 regulating the maintenance of real property. Council Notestine explained this ordinance. Alderman Dugger made a motion to accept. Alderman Henry seconded. There was extensive discussion on this ordinance. Larry Garner suggested placing the words “developed lot”. The Mayor felt that this ordinance was very important. Alderman Henry felt the total intent of this law is to keep the homeowners property kept up appropriately and not to remove wooded areas. Council Notestine felt it was broad enough so the town could use this ordinance at it’s discretion. This motion passed unanimously.

 

Second reading of Ordinance #98-13 establishing a Facilities Tax. Council Notestine explained this ordinance. Alderman Henry made a motion to approve, Alderman Dugger seconded. This ordinance passed unanimously. Alderman Henry noted that if this is found to be inadequate, it will be increased to facilitate Nolensville’s needs.

 

First reading on Ordinance #98-14 and ordinance to amend the Zoning Ordinance. Council Notestine explained this ordinance. Mayor Knapper made a motion to approve. Alderman Dugger seconded. Alderman Dugger noted this has not gone before the Planning Commission for their recommendation. This was passed unanimously.

 

First Reading of Ordinance #98-15, an ordinance to amend Ordinance #97-07 to exempt public Utilities to obtain a permit for excavations. Council Notestine explained this ordinance. Alderman Henry made a motion to approve, Alderman Dugger seconded. This was passed unanimously.

 

First Reading of #98-16, an ordinance to adopt a budget for fiscal year July 1, 1998- June 30, 1999. Mayor Knapper explained this ordinance. He noted there would be a Public Hearing on June 4, 1998 at 6:00 p.m. prior to the regular monthly meeting.

 

The Mayor went down each line item with brief discussion. Alderman Dugger made a motion to approve this ordinance. Mayor Knapper seconded. Alderman Henry noted that the senior citizens received money last year and have been increased this year. The senior citizens do not serve the entire community, but the library does. This will be discussed further at the public hearing. This passed unanimously

 

A lady asked what she can do about putting a stop sign at the intersection of Dortch and Oldham Drive. Aubrey Short stated that someone had looked at that a few years ago and it was found that Dortch is a through street. She asked for a street light. Mayor Knapper stated that the Town has not put in street lights but that individual property owners can obtain these. Mayor Knapper stated the Town would get the traffic consultant to review this.

 

Orville Norton noted that there may be some problems with the passing of the sign ordinance. There should have been a public hearing made by the Planning Commission and then one by the Board of Mayor and Alderman with a resolution to the Planning Commission. This was not done in proper form. This needs to be reviewed.

 

The Mayor noted that there should be some “pretty pictures” for traffic areas by our engineers.

 

Mr. Greg Vick introduced himself as running for State Senator.

 

Meeting adjourned 8:20 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted, Approved,

 

 

 

Cindy Lancaster, Charles F. Knapper,

Town Recorder Mayor