Nolensville Historic Commission

Regular Meeting, 7218 Nolensville Road

September 27, 2012

7:00 P.M.

 

Board Members Present:  Wanda Barker, Brant Brandon, Betty Friedlander, Joshua Hughes and Beth Lothers

Board Member Absent:    0

Staff Members Present:  Henry Laird, Attorney Bob Notestine, Kali Mogul and Rick Fisher

Citizens Present: 1

1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER     

The meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m. by Chairman Josh Hughes.

2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Chairman Hughes. 

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Commissioner Betty Friedlander made a motion to approve the minutes from the May 31, 2012 meeting of the Historic Zoning Commission.  Commissioner Wanda Barker seconded the motion, while Commissioner Beth Lothers recused herself for absence.  The motion passed 4 – 0.

4. CITIZEN COMMENTS

None

5. NEW BUSINESS

A) Certificate of Appropriateness:  The Nolen House permanent sign at 7269 Nolensville Road.  The applicant, Ms. Evelyn Bennett, was unable to attend the meeting due to illness. She submitted an application for a permanent, free-standing, metal sign painted black and white that meets the Town’s regulations.  There is another sign on the site for the adjacent building.

After a lengthy discussion on the color selected for The Nolen House sign, an alternate placement requiring a variance from the Board of Zoning Appeals and distinguishing the sign from the current dental office sign, Commissioner Lothers made a motion to approve the Certificate of Appropriateness and sign design as is with a white background and black lettering or with black background and white lettering with a suggestion that the applicant seek a variance from the BZA for placement and height of the sign. 

Commissioner Brant Brandon seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

OLD BUSINESS

None

OTHER

Commissioner Lothers asked whether the owner of Raven’s Nest would be bringing her sign design to the Commission. 

Commissioner Lothers also mentioned a creative community summit on how to promote the downtown and historic area.  She suggested a public workshop where shop keepers and community members could brainstorm with the Historic Zoning Commission on how to market the area.

ADJOURNMENT

Chairman Hughes made a motion to adjourn the meeting; Commissioner Friedlander seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:32 p.m.