MARCH 5, 1998, TOWN HALL, 6:30 P.M.


The Public Hearing began at 6:38 p.m. In attendance were: Mayor Charles Knapper, Alderman Parman Henry, Recorder Cindy Lancaster and 10 citizens. Alderman Tommy Dugger was absent.


Mayor Knapper opened the meeting noting the discussion would be on the sign ordinance #98-07. The Mayor then asked for comments.


Alderman Henry stated that the new ordinance was way out of line. He feels that it is not fair or equitable. Alderman Henry also noted the wording of the “dark background” was inappropriate for this ordinance. He feels that ordinance # 97-08 could be much fairer if reworked.


Planning Commission Member Orville Norton said the Planning Commission had addressed the sign issue three times and have come up with the same answer each time. The Planning Commission has recommended that the height limit be 6’ and the internally lit should have the dark background.


Mr. Harold Shafer said he felt 6’ was way to short and even 10’ was too short.


Mr. Norton stated that we are not talking about thousands of businesses. Everyone is going to know where Sonic is located, the BP, etc. He noted that the Planning Commission did not want to look like Gallatin Road. The wish is for Nolensville to be unique.


Mayor Knapper noted that this was a very difficult decision and asked that this be deferred until Alderman Dugger comes back into Town.


Alderman Henry stated that if we’re going to study this ordinance, the entire ordinance must be studied.


The public hearing ended at 6:55 p.m.


Respectfully submitted, Approved,




Cindy Lancaster, Charles Knapper,

Town Recorder Mayor