TOWN HALL, 7;00 P.M.


The meeting was called to order by Mayor Knapper at 7:10 p.m. with the following staff people present: Mayor Charles Knapper, Alderman Tommy Dugger, Recorder Cindy Lancaster and Codes Enforcer Jim Finley. There were thirteen citizens present. Alderman Parman Henry was not in attendance.


Alderman Dugger led the prayer and pledge.


Mayor Knapper made mention that Alderman Henry was sick and unable to attend the meeting. Also, Pharmacist David Simpson is in the hospital.


The minutes from December’s meeting were approved by a unanimous vote when Mayor Knapper made a motion to approve. The motion was seconded by Alderman Dugger.


The treasurers report was discussed by Recorder Lancaster noting that the total cash on hand was $199,710.40 and $25,000 was the total cash disbursements for the month of December. Mayor Knapper made a motion to approve. Alderman Dugger seconded and this motion passed unanimously.


Second reading of Ordinance 98-27, an Ordinance to amend the budget for 1997-98 fiscal year. Recorder Lancaster explained the General Fund figure increased from $179,850 to $190,202. Alderman Dugger made a motion to approve. This motion was seconded by Mayor Knapper and passed unanimously.


Second reading of Ordinance 98-28, an ordinance to amend ordinance #98-24. Counsel Notestine went over this ordinance noting that leaves and grass clippings were previously omitted in 98-24. This wording was added by amendment through 98-28. Motion was made by Mayor Knapper to approve this ordinance as read, seconded by Alderman Dugger and passed unanimously.


Larry Felts stated that the Planning Commission is working on Sub Regs and is getting back into the swing of things now that the holidays are over.


Rick Fisher reported that the Historic District will be meeting Monday the 11th to look at the Historic District overlay.


Rick Fisher commented on the Growth Planning Committee saying that all subcommittees have met and are about to come together to finalize a survey to be sent out to the Nolensville citizens. The Mayor stated that there are approximately 4,800 cars traveling through Nolensville at this time. With the new 840 and over the next 10-15 years 19,000 cars are projected to be traveling through Nolensville. Rick Fisher noted that public meetings would be forthcoming.

Fire Chief Presley Hughes noted that the number of calls the Fire Department is responding to has increased. The previous year the percentage of Nolensville calls were 26.12%. This year the percentage rose to 27.51%. The Chief noted that this is the biggest year the Nolensville Volunteer Fire Department has experienced. Mayor Knapper asked Chief Hughes to give an update on the donations made toward the purchase of a thermal imaging camera. Chief Hughes reported that $22,210 was needed and $19,559.70 has been donated. The Mayor stated that he wants to recommend to the Board that the Town finish paying for this. Alderman Dugger stated that he agreed.


Mayor Knapper stated that Bob Phillips with the Nolensville Chamber of Commerce submitted an update on this group noting they are working on two projects. These are as follows:

1. Looking into property value increases since the incorporation.

2. Setting a date of Feb 2 for Jim Hindman to update this group on the Growth Planning Committee’s progress.


Mayor Knapper noted that the State of Tennessee had written a letter and the auditors have completed the audit. The state recommends that we devise a system of checks and balances. Due to the few number of employees, this task is somewhat difficult. Mayor Knapper asked Alderman Dugger to frequently stop by and review the books. Alderman Dugger agreed to do this task.


Mayor Knapper stated that property surveys have been completed on Sam Donald Road. Application was re-submitted for a grant for right turn lanes on Rocky Fork, York and Williams Roads.


Mayor Knapper received several phone calls in regards to ice. Several citizens asked if the Town would be doing anything about the roads. TML suggested that the Town not get into salting roads, etc. They suggested to locate major hazardous areas in Nolensville. TML stated that the Town would take on a large liability if salting was initiated. They discouraged it for the liability purposes. Orville Norton suggested coming up with a plan that sets out priority roads. Mayor Knapper stated that this was suggested by TML also and the Town would work with the Fire Department to locate the major to minor conditions.

Mayor Knapper mentioned that an agreement had been made with Jim Petersen to be the Town Judge. He will be setting up the court for us with the anticipated date of late February. At this time we should have increased police protection. Due to Chapter 1101 it is important that we have these services in place as soon as possible. Mayor Knapper will be going to the County Commission meeting next Monday night to complete the Sheriff’s agreement.


Pat Aldred noted that the Historic Commission will now meet the 2nd Monday of each month.


Mayor Knapper announced he will be on WAKM performing a political show on January 18th at 8:30 a.m.


Jim Finley reported that two single-family residential permits were issued in December.


Orville Norton, due to the audit, suggested a volunteer program for opening mail and various other duties within Town Hall.


Meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.


Respectfully submitted, Approved,




Cindy Lancaster Charles F. Knapper,

Town Recorder Mayor