Nolensville Board of Zoning Appeals
Nolensville Town Hall
December 13, 2012
7:00 p.m.

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

Members absent:        Chairman Ken Norman

Staff present:              Attorney Bob Notestine, Don Swartz, Suzanne Brown

Citizens present:         4

Commissioner Ken Rucker called the meeting to order at 7:03 and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Approval of Minutes:
Commissioner Ken Rucker made correction to August 9, 2012 minutes as follows:  Commissioner Ran Randell (in lieu of Ken Rucker) made a motion and motion was seconded by Commissioner Ken Rucker (n lieu of Ron Randell).

Commissioner Ron Randell made a motion to approve the August 9, 2012 minutes as amended.  Commissioner Tommy Dugger seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

Citizen Comments:

New Business:   
A.  Request for variance from the required number of parking spaces for a proposed daycare facility located at 7227 Haley Industrial Dr.

Applicant Joseph G. Petrosky, P.E. was in attendance representing BTSB, LLC., the owner of the property.  He stated they are requesting a variance on Lot 14B, Haley Industrial Drive, for a daycare for parking requirements.  They utilized the Institute of Traffic Engineers Report on Parking and Trip Generation Characteristics for Day-Care Facilities.  It calls for 14 spaces to be utilized and they are providing 18 which include 2 handicap spots.

Commissioner Ken Rucker asked if site plan had been presented to the planning Commission. Joe Petrosky replied not yet, that it is a concept plan.

Agenda order was amended and 2nd item was presented so that Mr. Petrosky could call owner and gather information.  After 2nd item was presented and a temporary adjournment, meeting reconvened to finished presentation of 1st agenda item.

Commissioner Tommy Dugger asked Mr. Petrosky if requesting a 40% reduction in parking requirements?  Mr. Petrosky replied yes - the ordinance calls for 32 and is requesting 18.

After much discussion Commissioner Tommy Dugger made a motion to approve for a variance of 7 parking spaces from 32 to 25 based on the drainage issues and narrowness of the lot and to move dumpster to the north side to make parking place for a bus.  Mayor Jimmy Alexander seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.

B.  Request for variance on the allowed maximum height of an advertising sign located on the southwest corner of Nolensville Road and Brittain Lane.  Applicant David McGowan of Regent Homes was in attendance.

David McGowan stated that the area is depressed from Nolensville Rd.  If sign was put at height requirement if would not be visible.  They would like to keep it at its current height.

Commissioner Tommy Dugger made comment that he would like it to be put on record that he is a tenant at the adjacent property of the advertising sign.

Don Swartz stated that sign is currently at 7'8" and the maximum height allowed by the sign ordinance is 6 feet.  So there is a 20 inch variance on the height of the sign.

After some discussion Commissioner Tommy Dugger made a motion to approve the variance and Mayor Alexander seconded it.  Commissioner Ken Rucker stated the hardship for the variance was for sign height due to the topography of the land, being that the grade is so far below the road and looking at the public interest that would be served by approving it.  The motion was approved unanimously and variance was granted.

Motion to adjourn made by Commissioner Tommy Dugger and seconded by Commissioner Ron Randell. 

The meeting was adjourned at 7:55.