Town of Nolensville
Board of Mayor and Aldermen Meeting
Date: April 7, 2011, Time 7:00 p.m.
Nolensville Recreation Center

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Mayor Jimmy Alexander opened the meeting at 7:02 p.m.  Members present were Mayor Alexander, Aldermen Larry Felts, Beth Lothers, Jason Patrick, and Brian Snyder.  Staff present: Counsel Robert Notestine, Engineer Don Swartz, and Recorder Cindy Lancaster.  Town Planner Henry Laird was absent.  There were 22 citizens present.

Pastor Dan Gilbert with Nolensville Church of Christ led the prayer and Pledge.

Citizens Input:

There were no citizen comments.

Alderman Lothers made a motion to approve the minutes of the meeting on March 3, 2011, Mayor Alexander seconded.

Mayor Alexander made a motion to amend the minutes on page 2, under “Mayor’s Comments”, by replacing the word “sponsorship” to “hosting” and replace “Sunset and Nolensville Road” to “Haley Industrial and Nolensville Road.”  Alderman Lothers seconded the amendment.  The amendment was approved unanimously.  The vote was then taken on the minutes as amended and passed unanimously.

Mayor Alexander made a motion to approve the minutes from the Special Meeting on March 14, 2011, Alderman Felts seconded.  The vote was taken and was passed by majority, with Alderman Lothers recused, Mayor Alexander, and Aldermen Felts, Patrick, and Snyder for approval.

Mayor Alexander made a motion to approve Beer Board minutes from March 14, 2011, Alderman Patrick seconded.  The vote was taken and was passed by majority, with Alderman Lothers recused, Mayor Alexander, and Aldermen Felts, Patrick, and Snyder for approval.

Mayor Alexander made a motion to approve the minutes from the Special Meeting on March 30, 2011, Alderman Patrick seconded.  The vote was taken the minutes were approved unanimously.

Alderman Lothers made a motion to approve the February 2011 Treasurers report, Alderman Felts seconded and this report was approved unanimously.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Chair Rick Owens reported for the Planning Commission
 
* Uncle Buds Site Plan for Parking was approved with conditions
* Bent Creek, Phase IV, was approved with conditions
* Bond Report was approved unanimously as amended

Town Engineer Don Swartz reported for the Engineering Department

* Town Hall construction is ongoing
* Obtaining easements for pathways from the School to Park is ongoing
* A paving management inventory and assessment of roadways within Nolensville is being performed

Chief Chris Bastin reported for the Volunteer Fire Department

* Distributed written statistics for first quarter
* Requested amount of Fire Department allocation from Town budget
* Extensive discussion on budget

Chief Paul Rigsby reported for the Police Department

* Written statistics were distributed
* Department will have a booth at the Buttercup Festival
* Taser class scheduled next week

There was no report for the Historic Commission

Alderman Felts reported for the Emergency Planning Committee

* Two Volunteer Firemen are assisting in the Committee
* On-going work with the County Emergency Management Department

Chair Suzie Lindsey reported for the Special Events Committee

* $11,000 has been raised to date for the 4th of July Celebration
* Bands are auditioning
* Partnering with several churches to assist in staffing this event
* September 10th is the tentative date set for the Broken Wheel Festival

Mayor Alexander stated that application for the Safe Route to School grant was completed and Arbor Day Celebration would be this Saturday.

First reading of Ordinance #11-02, an ordinance to adopt a budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012 sponsored by Mayor Alexander

Mayor Alexander thanked the Budget Committee.  Chairman David Rowland presented the Board with the Committee’s recommendation in Ordinance 11-02.

After extensive discussion Alderman Lothers made a motion to approve the ordinance, Mayor Alexander seconded.  The vote was taken and passed unanimously on first reading.

First reading of Ordinance #11-03, an ordinance to amend ordinance #10-03, for fiscal budget year July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2011 sponsored by Mayor Alexander

Town Recorder Lancaster addressed the Board discussing this ordinance.
Mayor Alexander made a motion to approve this ordinance on first reading, Alderman Snyder seconded.  The vote was taken and was approved unanimously.

Reading of Resolution #11-08, a resolution to authorize the Police Chief to apply for funding with the Tennessee Highway Safety Grant Program sponsored by Mayor Alexander

Mayor Alexander made a motion to approve this resolution, Alderman Felts seconded.  The vote was taken and passed unanimously.

Reading of Resolution 11-09, a resolution to adopt the Williamson County Animal Control regulations sponsored by Mayor Alexander.

Mayor Alexander made a motion to approve this resolution, Alderman Lothers seconded.  The vote was taken and passed unanimously.

Other:

Community events:

Mayor Alexander stated that the Jack Trail event was a great success with good publicity.

Mayor Alexander adjourned the meeting adjourned at 8:27. 

Respectfully submitted,                                  Approved,


Cindy Lancaster                                            Jimmy Alexander
Town Recorder                                              Mayor