Nolensville Planning Commission

Regular Meeting

January 10, 2012, 7:00 p.m.

Board Members Present:  Jimmy Alexander, Andy Grosson, Larry Felts, Robert Haines, Rick Owens, Douglas Radley, Jimmy Reaves

Board Member Absent:    Charissa Mishu

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

Citizens Present:       8

1.  CALL MEETING TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman Rick Owens.

2.  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

The pledge of allegiance was led by Chairman Owens.

3.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Chairman Owens made a motion to approve the minutes from the December 13, 2011 Planning Commission meeting.  Commissioner Douglas Radley seconded the motion, and the minutes were approved unanimously.

4. ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mayor Jimmy Alexander announced that Tennessee Court of Appeals upheld the decision of the Nolensville Planning Commission to require more stringent road design standards in Bent Creek.

Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) announced to Town Staff that they have approved a trails grant for the Town of Nolensville for $496,000, which is 100% of what was requested.  The Metro Executive Committee will make the final decision, but it appears that the Town will receive the grant.  If approved, the grant will allow for walking trails from Nolensville Elementary School through the park to the old recreation center and back to Nolensville Road. A bridge will be constructed that will allow pedestrians to walk across Mill Creek from the park into the historic district.  The Trees & Trails Committee did a great job working on the grant application.

5.  CITIZEN COMMENTS

There were no citizen comments.  Chairman Owens requested and received acclimation to conduct election of officers for the Planning Commission.  Mayor Alexander nominated Rick Owens as chairman.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Robert Haines and passed unanimously.

Chairman Owens nominated Commissioner Bob Haines as secretary of the Planning Commission, seconded by Mayor Alexander.  The motion to elect Commissioner Haines secretary passed unanimously.

Chairman Owens requested and received acclimation to allow Commissioner Haines make a special motion.  Commissioner Haines read a statement regarding the recent submissions to the Planning Commission and BOMA that involved zoning and construction within areas close to or in floodplains and floodways.  Haines then made a motion that the Planning Commission request Town Engineer Don Swartz and consultant Tom Allen review and submit to the Commission any changes they feel necessary to strengthen our ordinance to protect the fragile areas of the floodway and floodplain from any usage that would be detrimental to the creek.  Chairman Owens seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

Chairman Owens requested and received acclimation to return to the election of officers to take a nomination for vice chairman.  Commissioner Larry Felts nominated Doug Radley to serve as vice chairman of the Planning Commission for 2012.  Commissioner Haines seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

6.  NEW BUSINESS

A.    Nolensville/College Grove Utility District Office Building Site and Plan

Heather Robers, architect for Studio Eight Design and Joel Spaulding, civil engineer, represented the applicant.  After some discussion about drainage issues downstream of the project and the landscape plan, Chairman Owens moved for approval of the N/CGUD Site Plan with the following conditions:

• Developer agrees to provide appropriate responses to items two (2) and three (3) on Tom Allen’s memo dated December 12, 2011.

• Developer agrees to review drainage issues as noted by Commissioner Haines

• Developer agrees to review landscape plan for appropriately sized trees surrounding the new building

Commissioner Larry Felts seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

B. William K. Wence Building Site Plan 7287 Nolensville Rd.

The applicant requested deferral and will present for consideration at a later meeting.

7.  OLD BUSINESS 

A.  Report from last BOMA meeting.

Mayor Alexander reported that at the January BOMA meeting there was a first reading of ordinance 12-01, to amend Zoning Map to re-zone property currently Estate Residential (ER) to Village (Part) and Suburban Residential (Part) to three tracts of land Map 56, parcel 117.01, Map 59, Parcel 53.09 and Map 59, Parcel 53.05.

There was also a reading of Resolution 12-01, to release Beazer Homes, Corp., from maintenance bonds for roads and public improvements in Ballenger Farms Subdivision, Phase Three, Sections 1 and 2.

8.  BONDS 

A.  Bond Actions:

1.  Bent Creek Phase 4 Section 2 requests extension of performance bond for one year.

Chairman Owens made a motion to approve the request to extend performance bond for one year, seconded by Commissioner Haines.  The motion carried unanimously.

2.  Bent Creek Phase 5 Section 1 requests extension of performance bond for one year.

Chairman Owens moved to approve the request to extend performance bond for one year, seconded by Commissioner Felts.  The motion carried unanimously.

B.  Bond Report

Chairman Owens made a motion to accept the Bond Report as amended by the prior action.  Commissioner Haines seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

OTHER

None

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 7:29 p.m.