Nolensville Board of Zoning Appeals
Nolensville Town Hall
August 9, 2012
7:00 p.m.

Members present:      Mayor Jimmy Alexander, Tommy Dugger, Ken Norman, Ron Randell, and Ken Rucker

Members absent:       None

Staff present:             Attorney Bob Notestine, Town Engineer Don Swartz, Town Planner Henry Laird, Suzanne Brown

Applicants present:    Michael and Sandra Williams

Chairman Ken Norman called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Approval of Minutes:
Tommy Dugger recused himself from the vote since he was not in attendance at the May 10, 2012 meeting.  Motion made to

approve the minutes of the BZA meeting on May 10, 2012 made by Ron Randell, seconded by Ken Rucker.

The minutes were approved 4 – 0.

Citizen Comments:

New Business:   
Request for an appeal of a staff decision related to the setbacks being applied to a house under construction in the Sunset Park subdivision.  Applicants Michael and Sandra Williams of 2005 Clifton Johnston Ct. were in attendance.  Mr. Williams stated he is in disagreement with what is a rear setback and side setback, as well as the distinction between interior and exterior side yard setbacks.

Staff presentation made by Don Swartz.  Following discussion by the board, Town Attorney, Bob Notestine confirmed that the preliminary plat as approved by Williamson County must be honored by the Town of Nolensville, including any setbacks contained thereon.

Mr. Tom Henry of 1808 Sunset Park Ct. asked about the proximity of a retaining wall for a driveway to the property line. Don Swartz informed Mr. Henry that the wall can extend up to the property line.

Following further discussion between the board and the applicant, Ron Randell made a motion to uphold staff decision based on prior approval of the preliminary plat by Williamson County.  Motion seconded by Ken Rucker.  Tommy Dugger added that the Town Ordinance states that in regards to irregular shaped lots, it gives authority to the Town Planner to decide what is the rear and side setbacks.  The motion was upheld unanimously.

Motion to adjourn made by Tommy Dugger and seconded by Mayor Alexander. 

The meeting was adjourned at 7:41.

Respectfully submitted, Suzanne Brown, Permit Specialist, Building/Codes Department