Nolensville Planning Commission

Regular Meeting

March 8, 2011, 7:00 p.m.


Board Members Present:        Jimmy Alexander, Andy Grosson, Bob Haines, Larry Felts, Douglas Radley, Jimmy Reaves and Charissa Mishu

 Board Member Absent:           Rick Owens

 Staff Present:                         Henry Laird, Don Swartz, Attorney Bob Notestine, Kali Mogul and Bob Hayes

 Citizens Present:                     31


The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Vice Chairman Doug Radley.


The pledge of allegiance was led by Vice Chairman Radley.


Commissioner Bob Haines made a motion to approve the minutes from the February 8, 2011, Planning Commission Meeting.  Commissioner Jimmy Reaves seconded the motion.  The minutes were approved unanimously.




Town Planner Henry Laird reported that he would share some citizen letters that had been submitted regarding New Business item 2, Bent Creek Final PUD Plan Phase 4, Section 1.


1.    Site Plan for Uncle Bud’s Catfish Parking Area (Cho Property)

Craig Dever, of Uncle Bud’s Catfish, appeared to answer any questions.  

Town Planner Henry Laird stated that staff has been working with the ownership of Uncle Bud’s and Ms. Mary Cho, owner of the vacant land adjacent to the restaurant to be used as a parking area.  He said that Ms. Cho is in agreement with the plans and town staff is satisfied with the designs submitted with the exception of two criteria that should be met if approval is granted, and Laird explained the conditions.

Commissioner Larry Felts made a motion to approve the Site Plan for Uncle Bud’s Catfish off-site parking area with the staff-recommended conditions as follows:

  1. Applicant must install another light in addition to the one shown on the plans and submit detailed lighting specifications for lights selected prior to installation.
  2. The off-site parking area must be completed within sixty (60) days, depending on the weather conditions.

Commissioner Andrew Grosson seconded the motion, which was approved unanimously.

  1.  Bent Creek Final PUD Plan Phase 4, Section 1

Town Planner Laird read three letters e-mailed by residents of Nolensville’s Bent Creek Reserve about the planned Phase 4, Section 1.  Engineer Eric McNeely and Bill Kottas, representing CK Developments, and Glen McGehee, representing Pulte Homes, the builder of the new phase, were present to address concerns and answer questions. 

After some discussion about the location of the cul-de-sac to back up to Lodge Hall Road, the proposed pedestrian walking trail and the preservation of trees between the Reserve and Phase 4, Section 1, Commissioner Bob Haines made a motion to approve the final PUD plan with the following staff-recommended conditions:

    1. A pedestrian access easement must be added and a walking trail be developed in this easement to connect with the adjacent future open space.
    2. The cul-de-sac at Aunt Nannies Place should be moved to the west to preserve as many existing trees as possible.

Commissioner Grosson seconded the motion, which was approved unanimously.


3.    Report from last BOMA meeting

Planner Laird reported that on March 3, 2011 the Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted in favor of accepting the streets in Benington Subdivision, Section 1, and the maintenance bond was released.

4.    Bond Actions:

A.  Benington Subdivision Section 1 requests release of landscaping maintenance bond

Commissioner Reaves made a motion to release Benington Section 1 from its landscaping maintenance bond.  Commissioner Charissa Mishu seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

  1. Acceptance of Bond Report, as amended

Vice Chair Radley made a motion to accept the Bond Report, as amended.  Commissioner Reaves seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.


5.    Vice Chair Radley explained that the regular Planning Commission meeting would be adjourned, followed by a workshop discussion of the concept plan for commercial development of the Schenkel property located at 7223 Nolensville Road.


The meeting was adjourned at 7:39 p.m.





Bob Haines                                                   Date

Planning Commission Secretary