Nolensville Planning Commission

Regular Meeting

August 11, 2009, 7:00 p.m.

Board Members Present:        Jimmy Alexander, Andy Grosson, Bob Haines, Jeff Hepler, Rick Owens, Douglas Radley, Frank Wilson, and Willis Wells

Board Members Absent:         Mayor Lothers

Staff Present:                             Henry Laird, Attorney Bob Notestine, Cathi Little, Bob Hayes and John Strasser

Citizens Present:                       14

The meeting was called to order at 7:03 p.m. by Chairman Rick Owens. 


Chairman Owens led the Pledge of Allegiance.


Chairman Rick Owens made a motion to approve the minutes from the July 14, 2009, meeting;    Commissioner Bob Haines seconded the motion. The minutes were approved by all commission members, with the exception of Mayor Lothers, who recused herself as she was not in attendance at the July 14, 2009, meeting. 






1.     Proposed zoning text amendment to revise the Parking Lot Design Standards for the front of buildings in Article 2.2.12, Commercial Corridor Overlay zoning district. 

Commissioner Haines made a motion to accept Option 2 (below), Commissioner Jimmy Alexander seconded; the motion passed unanimously.

Parking Lot Design  A maximum of two (2) rows of parking including maneuvering aisles shall be permitted in the front of the building between the front wall and the street right-of-way.  All other parking shall be located in the rear of the principal building.  The parking requirements of any use may be reduced by a proportional number of spaces if such spaces are permanently available in either shared or public parking lots located within two hundred fifty (250) feet of the affected lot.

The planning commission may require the use of common driveways providing access to more than one (1) lot.  Connections between parking lots on adjacent parcels shall be provided in order to facilitate the ability of users to pass between the various developed lots without returning to the public street.


2.     Announcement of planning commission training scheduled for August 31, 2009.

There was some discussion regarding the arrangements for the training scheduled for August 31, 2009.  It was decided to meet at Town Hall at 2:45 p.m.

3.     Report from last BOMA meeting.

Mayor Lothers reported that there was a second reading of ordinance 09-10 pertaining to day care centers in religious organizations which passed.  Also, first reading of ordinance 09-11 pertaining to temporary signs for new and relocated businesses passed.


4.     Bond Action Requests:

        a.   Haley Industrial Park, Phase 1, request reduction of performance bond to $57,000.

b.   Ballenger Farms, Phase 4, Section 1, request reduction of performance bond to $87,065.70.

        c.   Ballenger Farms, Phase 3, Section 1, request transition to maintenance.

        d.  Ballenger Farms, Phase 3, Section 2, request transition to maintenance. 

  1. Ballenger Farms, Phase 4, Section 1, request release of walking trail from performance bond.

        f.   Ballenger Farms, Phase 1, request release from maintenance.

        g.  Ballenger Farms, Phase 2, request release from maintenance.

h.   Bent Creek, Phase 2, Section 3, extend performance bond of $65,000 for 1 year.

There was some discussion regarding item 4e, as to whether the trail is complete on the western side.

Chairman Owens made a motion to approve items a thru d and f thru h, above.  Commissioner Bob Haines seconded, the motion passed unanimously.

Commissioner Frank Wilson made a motion to defer item e, above, Chairman Owens seconded; the motion passed unanimously.

  1. Approve Bond Report.

Commissioner Wilson made a motion to accept the bond report, as amended, Commissioner Willis Wells seconded; the motion passed unanimously.


Mayor Lothers announced she had a copy of the application package submitted on behalf of the Town for a tree planting grant, if any of the board members would like to see it. 

Mayor Lothers further stated that she was asked by Williamson County to put together a “Complete Count Committee” of 5 leaders to encourage a good return on the upcoming 2010 Census.  She would like to divide the town into 5 sections, and have one committee member responsible for each.  Please make any recommendations of possible committee members to Mayor Lothers.

Mayor Lothers reported that she received a very nice letter from a 9-year-old boy who would like a skate park here in Nolensville. 

Mayor Lothers stated that the proposed field trip to see signage in other cities is being set up.  She mentioned that a church may lend the use of two of their buses.


The meeting was adjourned at 7:52 p.m.


Bob Haines                                                      

Planning Commission Secretary