Nolensville Planning Commission

Regular Meeting

November 13, 2012, 7:00 p.m.

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

Board Members Absent:   None

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

Citizens Present:       11

1.  CALL MEETING TO ORDER

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

2.  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Commissioner Douglas Radley led the pledge of allegiance.

3.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Chairman Owens made a motion to approve the minutes from the October 9, 2012 Planning Commission meeting.  Commissioner Jimmy Reaves seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. 

4. ANNOUNCEMENTS

None

5.  CITIZEN COMMENTS

Mr. Tommy Dugger of 2260 Rolling Hills Drive suggested that the Planning Commission or other town representative request the name Nolensville High School for the new school under development by Williamson County Schools.  Mayor Alexander responded that the name would be requested.

6.  NEW BUSINESS

      A.    Benington Subdivision, Proposed Revision to Subdivision Development Sign at Sunset Road

Chairman Owens moved for approval of the proposed revision to the Benington Subdivision entrance sign.  Commissioner Larry Felts seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.

B. Outland USA Site Plan and New Building in Haley Industrial Park

Henry Laird reported that the applicant should follow recommendations made by Tom Allen with Neel-Shaffer regarding storm water.

Chairman Owens made a motion to approve the site plan for Outland USA and new building in Haley Industrial Park with the condition that the applicant adequately addresses any issues and follows recommendations made by Mr. Allen regarding storm water.  Commissioner Felts seconded the motion.

Mayor Alexander noticed that part of the driveway pavement and curb on the south side of the building is within the public utility drainage easement.

Matthew Chilvers, the owner of Outland USA, stated that the portion of the curb in question was designed to allow clearance for truck drivers to safely approach the loading dock.

Town Attorney Bob Notestine stated that the Planning Commission does not normally approve changes to a public utility drainage easement.  After a lengthy discussion, Chairman Owens made an amendment to the original motion that the approval of the Outland USA site plan would be conditioned upon coordination and agreement between the design engineer, Town Planner and Town Engineer about the encroachment on the public utility drainage easement as drawn.  Commissioner Chris Kelly seconded the amendment to the original motion, which passed unanimously.

Chairman Owens then moved to approve the original motion as amended, which passed unanimously.   

C.  Benington Section 6 Final Plat

The project was withdrawn at the request of the applicant.

D.  Bent Creek PUD Master Concept Plan Amendment to Allow Active Adult Residential Housing

Bill Kottas of CK Development, Jack Luddington of Goodall Homes and Eric McNeely of McNeely Civil Engineering represented the project.  Mr. Kottas explained that the commercial component of the Bent Creek PUD had been inserted at the request of Town officials when the original plans were being considered.  Unfortunately, this particular area, according to traffic studies and the number of residential homes do not seem to support a commercial endeavor at this time.  As an alternative, the developers are interested in substituting active adult housing, which is in demand and easy to re-sell.

Eric McNeely explained that the active adult housing concept being considered by the developers is below the threshold for units per acre allowed by the Town Zoning Ordinance in the three zones where attached housing is permitted in Nolensville.  At this point the developer is asking for guidance and feedback from the Planning Commission and staff for the next steps for the project.

Jack Luddington gave some feedback on the active adult residential housing product Goodall Homes would like to build in Bent Creek.

Mayor Alexander said he did not feel the Planning Commission should make any changes to the Master PUD plan until the Bent Creek homeowners had a chance to review the plan at a Public Hearing.

Some discussion was held about the proper procedure for the public hearing for zoning change request and subsequent approval by the Planning Commission and Board of Mayor and Aldermen.

On consensus, Chairman Owens recommended the Public Hearing for the amendment to the Bent Creek PUD Master Concept Plan to allow active adult residential housing be held prior to the next Planning Commission meeting on December 11, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.

7.  OLD BUSINESS 

A. Report from last BOMA meeting

Henry Laird reported that BOMA approved the annexation on the Pulliam property and some R-O-W’s on Kidd Road.

8.  BONDS 

A.  Bond Action:

1.  Benington Sections 2 and 3 Release from Maintenance Bond

      Chairman Owens made a motion to approve the request for the release from maintenance bonds and a recommendation to the Board of Aldermen for the Town to accept for maintenance the streets and related drainage improvements for parts of Section 2 and Section 3 of Benington Subdivision.  Commissioner Kelly seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

2. Haley Industrial Park Phase 4 Extension of Performance Bond.

      Chairman Owens made a motion to approve an extension of the maintenance bond for six months until May 15, 2013.  Commissioner Radley seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.

      Commissioner Haines mentioned Haley Industrial Park currently does not have a monument sign indicating the businesses within the park and there is no area allocated for such a sign.  Laird replied that there needs to be an easement on the property to allow the sign, however, the business owners need to come together to agree on a sign and how to pay for it.  Mayor Alexander said the Town could help negotiate the easement.

3. Sunset Park Extension of Performance Bond.

      Chairman Owens made a motion to approve an extension of the performance bond for Sunset Park to June 8, 2013.  Commissioner Haines seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.

B.  Bond Report

Chairman Owens made a motion to approve the bond report as amended.  Commissioner Kelly seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

9.  OTHER

Mayor Alexander announced that the Town Staff has begun the process to collect bids and plans for improvements to Sunset Road from Nolensville Road to the town boundary.  Once those plans are completed, the next road under consideration would be Clovercroft Road.  Chairman Owens requested consideration be given to the inclusion of bike paths on Sunset Road.

10.  ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 8:11 p.m.