Nolensville Planning Commission
February 14, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Board Members Present: Jimmy Alexander, Andy Grosson, Larry Felts, Robert Haines, Rick Owens, Charissa Mishu
Board Member Absent: Douglas Radley, Jimmy Reaves
Staff Present: Henry Laird, Attorney Bob Notestine, Kali Mogul, Rick Fisher
Citizens Present: 9
1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 7:03 p.m. by Chairman Rick Owens.
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The pledge of allegiance was led by Commissioner Charissa Mishu.
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Chairman Owens made a motion to approve the minutes from the January 10, 2012 Planning Commission meeting with a typographical correction to the first page of the minutes as pointed out by Mayor Alexander. Commissioner Andy Grosson seconded the motion for approval with the correction, and the motion passed unanimously.
Henry Laird mentioned a revised copy of staff notes had been distributed to commissioners prior to the meeting.
5. CITIZEN COMMENTS
Mr. Ted Behar of 9868 Sam Donald Road was present and appealed to the Planning Commissioners to hold Winterset Woods responsible for mitigating damage done by the unapproved grading of an acre of mature forest in the subdivision. He requested attention be paid to urging the developer to make an effort to correct the damage that has already been done there before they are allowed to proceed with further construction.
6. NEW BUSINESS
A. Winterset Woods Revised Preliminary Plat/PUD Plan Sections 5 and 6
Masoud Fathi and Tim Fish represented the applicant, who has requested revisions to previously approved plans for these sections. The proposed revisions would change front setbacks from 30-feet to 25-feet and rear setbacks from 25-feet to 15-feet. There would be no revision to side setbacks. The applicant’s comments stated these revisions would give builders more flexibility and more options for building a variety of floor plans.
Mayor Alexander asked for clarification on whether the lots in question back up to permanent open space. Laird confirmed and said that Town staff recommends all open space areas should be noted as tree preservation areas on the final plat.
Chairman Owens recognized Jeff Kleiner, a resident of Winterset Woods at 2029 Delaware Drive, who had a question about open space in the new phases of the development. Chairman Owens, Mayor Alexander and Henry Laird clarified again that open space within Winterset Woods would not be affected by a change to the setback lines.
After some discussion about the sizes of lots and homes existing in Winterset Woods, Chairman Owens made a motion to approve the revised preliminary plat/PUD plan for Sections 5 and 6 of Winterset Woods with the following conditions:
• Developer agrees to mark open space as tree preservation areas on the plat
• Developer will adhere to setback regulations as set forth in the ordinances regarding decks
Commissioner Mishu seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.
B. Winterset Woods Final Plat Section 5A (two lots)
Chairman Owens made a motion to approve the final plat of Winterset Woods Section 5A with the condition that the “City of Nolensville” approval block be replaced by the “Town of Nolensville” approval block. Mayor Alexander seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.
7. OLD BUSINESS
A. Report from last BOMA meeting.
A. Bond Actions:
1. Benington Phase 4 requests release from maintenance bond.
Chairman Owens made a motion to approve the release of Benington Phase 4 from bonding with the establishment of an Escrow fund of $13,040.00 to be held as security for final improvements and curb repairs around the eight (8) undeveloped lots. If the sidewalks and improvements are not made by the builder within one year, the developer would be responsible for installing them at that time. Commissioner Larry Felts seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
2. The Reserve at Bent Creek requests release from maintenance bond.
Chairman Owens made a motion to approve the release of The Reserve at Bent Creek from bonding with the establishment of an Escrow fund of $4,936.00 to be held as security for final improvements and curb repairs around the two (2) undeveloped lots and remaining open space. If the sidewalks and improvements are not made by the builder within one year, the developer would be responsible for installing them at that time. Commissioner Bob Haines seconded the motion, and it carried unanimously.
B. Bond Report
Chairman Owens made a motion to accept the Bond Report as amended by the prior action. Mayor Alexander seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.
Chairman Owens addressed Mr. Behar regarding the issue with Winterset Woods and the unapproved grading in the development. Owens reiterated that the Town values open space, mature trees and the rural qualities of the area. A close eye will be on the development going forward in Winterset Woods and in all developments to protect the open space in communities.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:39 p.m.