Nolensville Historic Commission
Regular Meeting, 7218 Nolensville Road
September 27, 2012
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
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.
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.
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.