Nolensville Planning Commission

Regular Meeting

June 8, 2010, 7:00 p.m.



Board Members Present:   Jimmy Alexander, Andy Grosson, Bob Haines, Beth Lothers (arrived at 7:13), Rick Owens, Douglas Radley and Jimmy Reaves 

Board Members Absent:    Chase Smith 

Staff Present:  Attorney Bob Notestine, Don Swartz, Cathi Little, Bob Hayes and John Strasser 

Citizens Present:      16 


The meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m. by Chairman Rick Owens. 


The pledge of allegiance was led by Commissioner Jimmy Alexander.


Chairman Owens made a motion to approve the minutes from May 11, 2010, Planning Commission Meeting.  Commissioner Alexander seconded the motion.  The minutes were approved unanimously.


Planner Laird announced that the applicant, CK Development, requested deferment of item 1 below.




1.     Benington Subdivision, Section 5, Final Plat

Planner Henry Laird stated that the applicant asked to defer this matter to a future date. 

Mayor Lothers joined the meeting at 7:13 p.m.

2.     McCord-Nolen Commercial/Office Development

There was some discussion regarding the flood storage areas and the FEMA letter of map revision; the walking trail in the creek area; and sidewalks and fill in the front of the Bennett’s property.

Chairman Rick Owens made a motion to defer this matter until the final plan details could be seen.  Commissioner Jimmy Reaves seconded the motion; which failed upon a vote of 4 to 3, with Commissioners Grosson, Alexander, Haines, and Mayor Lothers against, and Chairman Owens, Commissioners Reaves and Radley for.

Mayor Lothers made a motion to approve the site plan with the following conditions:

a.  Receipt of a Conditional Letter of Map Revision from FEMA

b.  The mulch on the walking trail must be small-sized

c.  A Certificate of Appropriateness is approved by Historic Zoning Commission

d.  Final approval by the Design Review Committee

e.  The Board of Zoning Appeals approves a variance for the front setback of building #1

f.   The lighting fixtures (both street and wall) are to be black

g.  A landscaping bond in the amount of $83,772 is due prior to pulling a building permit

Commissioner Alexander seconded the motion, which passed 6 to 2, with Chairman Owens and Commissioner Reaves against.

By acclamation of the Commission, the meeting was recessed at 9:05 p.m. and resumed at 9:25 p.m.

Chairman Owens made a motion to suspend Roberts Rules of Order to take the bond action agenda items (numbers 6 and 7) before items 3 and 4.  Commissioner Haines seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.


     3.  Report from last BOMA meeting.

       There were no Planning Commission related items heard at the last BOMA meeting.


     4.  Specific Bond Actions –

       a.  The Reserve at Bent Creek, transition to Maintenance Bond

Chairman Owens made a motion to approve The Reserve at Bent Creek to transition to a Maintenance Bond and extend the Letter of Credit for one (1) year; Commissioner Haines seconded the motion.  The motion was approved by all commission members except Commissioner Reaves, who recused himself as he is on the Board of the Bent Creek Home Owners Association.

       b.  Request to lay final pavement surface for Phase 4 of Benington Subdivision

Chairman Owens made a motion to approve the request to lay the final pavement surface for Phase 4 of Bennington Subdivision.  Commissioner Haines seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

     5.  Bond Report as Amended

Chairman Owens made a motion to approve the bond report, in its entirety, as amended.  Commissioner Grosson seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. 

Chairman Owens made a motion to defer Agenda items 3 and 4 until next month; Commissioner Doug Radley seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

Mayor Lothers made a recommendation to notify all members of the Historic Zoning Commission, Design Review Committee, and Board of Mayor and Aldermen that there will be a discussion of the sign regulation amendments at the next Planning Commission Meeting, asking for their attendance, as there will possibly be a final recommendation made to BOMA.

     6.  Sign regulation amendments


     7.  Outside sales restrictions amendments





The meeting was adjourned at 9:38 p.m. 




Robert D. Haines                                           Date

Planning Commission Secretary