MINUTES FOR THE
TOWN OF NOLENSVILLE REGULAR MEETING
THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 1998, BOARD OF MAYOR & ALDERMEN
The meeting began at 7:11 p.m. Mayor Charles Knapper, Aldermen Parman Henry and Tommy Dugger, Codes Enforcer Jim Finley, Recorder Cindy Lancaster and 19 citizens were in attendance.
Reverend Alfred Bennett led the Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance. Alderman Henry introduced Judge Clark, who is running for re-election of judge.
The Mayor began the meeting by thanking Charles Sargent for the $30,000 that he worked diligently to obtain for Nolensville. Alderman Henry made a motion to send a letter of gratitude to Representative Sargent, Alderman Dugger seconded this motion. This motion passed unanimously.
Alderman Dugger made a motion to accept the minutes for the Public Hearing on May 7, Alderman Henry seconded and this motion passed unanimously. Alderman Henry made a motion to pass the regular meeting minutes for May 7, Alderman Dugger seconded and this motion passed unanimously.
Recorder Lancaster gave the Treasurers Report, noting the amount in the savings accounts totaled $122,106.14 in the General Fund a total of $20,760.70 in State Street Aid.
Alderman Henry made a motion to approve the Treasurers report. Alderman Dugger seconded and this passed unanimously.
Mrs. Pat Aldred presented a sign proposal that her Committee had reviewed and selected. Mr. Rob Pease, Chairman of the Planning Commission, asked that these signs be presented to the Planning Commission. Pat was in agreement with this request.
Chief Presley Hughes stated that the Chairman of the Public Safety was suppose to present a report, although he was not in attendance.
Chairman Rob Pease of the Planning Commission noted this Commission would be meeting on June 11, 1998.
Mayor Knapper requested that the second reading of Ordinance 98-14 be withdrawn. Town Attorney Bob Notestine stated that state law was abided by, but the Town Zoning Ordinance was not. It requires the Planning Commission to hold a public hearing and this was not done. Therefore, this ordinance was withdrawn.
Second Reading of Ordinance 98-15, an ordinance to amend Ordinance 97-07 to exempt public utilities to obtain a permit. Counsel Notestine discussed this ordinance. Alderman Henry made a motion to approve this ordinance, Alderman Dugger seconded, this motion passed unanimously.
Second Reading of Ordinance 98-17, an ordinance to amend the Zoning Ordinance to provide for the reclassification of the Zoning of Estate Residential. Attorney Notestine explained this ordinance and noted that proper procedure was completed. Alderman Henry made a motion to approve this ordinance, Alderman Dugger seconded and this ordinance passed unanimously.
Second Reading of Ordinance 98-16, and ordinance to adopt a budget for fiscal year July 1, 1998 - June 30, 1999. lt;span > The Mayor went over several highlighted items. He noted concerns of the $2,500 allotted for the Drug Task Force and for Nolensville to come up with their own ideas on addressing the Drug issue. Mr. Joe Rossitano stated that he didn’t want to run out and spend $2,500, but rather the Town showing commitment.
Mayor Knapper made a motion to pass the budget with changes of the intergovernmental agreement be changed to $4,300, Senior Citizen changed to -0-, Business Association to $2,500. Alderman Dugger seconded this motion. Counsel Notestine commented that money could be moved around from line items. Mr. Aldred asked in which line would Jim’s salary come out. The Mayor noted that the Codes Enforcer would come out of the Codes Operations under public safety. Mr. Aubrey Short stated that there were some thoroughfares and catch basins that were pretty dangerous. He asked if there was any money to be allotted for this possible problem. It was noted that these items would come out of the State Street Aid account.
Mrs. Angie Shafer asked if any money was to be given to the Nolensville Senior Citizens, that it please be tabled due to Nolensville Senior Citizens not receiving this allocation. She stated that the money that is given to Nolensville goes to College Grove and Nashville. It does not go directly into Nolensville. The motion to pass Ordinance 98-16, was voted on and passed unanimously.
Counsel Notestine noted that in April a procedure was not properly performed to pass Ordinance 98-07. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen had a public hearing, although the Planning Commission did not. According to the Zoning Ordinance the Planning Commission should have conducted a public hearing. According to State Law in Tennessee the Planning Commission was not required to hold a public hearing. Due to the fact that the Towns Zoning Ordinance requires a public hearing by the Planning Commission, proper procedure was not followed. Notestine also noted that there is a clause in the ordinance that states if it is not intentional and is passed, it remains as passed. This Board has been made aware of the proper procedures and is notified that this will be performed properly in the future. Mr. Orville Norton noted that this should be cleaned up. There was extensive discussion with this issue.
Alderman Henry made a motion to adjourn at 8:04.
Respectfully submitted, Approved,
Cindy Lancaster Charles F. Knapper,
Town Recorder Mayor