JUNE 7, 1998, THURSDAY, TOWN HALL, 6:00 P.M.



The meeting was called to order at 6:10 p.m. In attendance were Mayor Charles Knapper, Alderman Parman Henry, Codes Enforcer Jim Finley, Recorder Cindy Lancaster and three citizens.


Ms. Janice Bobo from the Nolensville Public Library noted she had requested $3,000 for the library. She stated the library serves all ages of Nolensville and would like to use the money from the Town to update her references.


Council Notestine came into the meeting at 6:15 p.m.


Alderman Henry noted that he did not see the $3,000 for the library on the budget. Mayor Knapper stated that is was an oversight and this intergovernmental agreement line item will be changed to $4,300. Alderman Henry ask that Animal Control and Library be written on the budget.


Alderman Henry asked about the Historic Commission line item. He asked if this would be a request made each year. The Mayor stated that he felt that this would be requested each year, but could not say what amount they would request.


Alderman Henry noted that last year they requested and received $3,000. This year the request has increased to $7,000. Will they request $14,000 for fiscal year 1999-2000? Alderman Henry did note that this group has done an excellent job. Alderman Henry also noted that he did not know what the $2,500 for the Drug Task Force would be used for. He would like to know more where this money would be spent. Alderman Henry stated that the $5,000 line item for the Business Association is of grave concern to him. He noted that this group does not have a board, or any direction as of yet. He stated that every business group that he had been involved in was self-supporting. Also, the police line item concerned Alderman Henry. He stated that if this money is not going to be used then it should not be noted.


Mayor Knapper went through the budget, explaining each line item. He noted the increases and gave justification for same. Alderman Henry asked if the Public Works Salary could be removed from the General Fund and placed against the State Street Aid Fund. Mayor Knapper said that this would be investigated.


Alderman Dugger came in the meeting at 6:31 p.m.


Mayor Knapper said the line item for the Business Association could be decreased to $2,500. The Mayor noted that he would like to keep the Police Department line item. He stated that previously the S.M.A.R.T. trailer was here and the average rate of speed was 29 mph in the 30 mph zone and 44 mph in the 40 mph zone.


Mayor Knapper stated that the Codes Enforcement figures were based on 50 homes. He noted that if something changed and this increased the expense would in effect increase also.


The Mayor went over the revenue line item, explaining the revenue source in each item.


Alderman Dugger stated that he was concerned with the $2,500 Drug Task Force. He noted that this was a very small price to pay to keep one child off drugs, although, he would like to be more specific on how this money would be spent. Alderman Henry stated he would like for Nolensville to begin their own program.


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


Respectfully submitted, Approved




Cindy Lancaster, Charles Knapper,

Recorder Mayor