Nolensville Planning Commission

Regular Meeting

March 12, 2013 7:00 p.m.

Board Members Present:  Jimmy Alexander, Andy Grosson, Robert Haines, Rick Owens, Douglas Radley, Jimmy Reaves, Brian Snyder

Board Members Absent:   Chris Kelly 

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

Citizens Present:       42

1.  CALL MEETING TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m. by Chairman Rick Owens.

2.  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Chairman Owens led the pledge of allegiance.

3.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Chairman Owens made a motion to approve the minutes from the Planning Commission Meeting on February 12, 2013.  Commissioner Brian Snyder seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

4. ANNOUNCEMENTS

None

5.  CITIZEN COMMENTS

None

6.  NEW BUSINESS

A.    Site Plan, Phase 1, Providence Baptist Church

Joe Epps of Anderson, Delk, Epps and Associates represented the applicant.  Town Planner Henry Laird mentioned that Town staff and the Design Review Committee members were satisfied with the design and the work done. 

Chairman Owens asked about the traffic study, entry and exit lanes and stop signs for Sunset Road.  Laird mentioned that changes had been made to the parking area and driveway to accommodate the suggestions from the traffic study. 

Chairman Owens made a motion to approve the Site Plan, Phase 1 for Providence Baptist Church with the following conditions:

• Landscaping bond amount should be established at the building permit application stage

• Applicant will provide detailed calculations and information requested by Tom Allen concerning storm water management. 

Commissioner Robert Haines seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. 

B. PUD Concept Plan, Addition to Burkitt Village

Joe Epps of Anderson, Delk, Epps and Associates represented the applicant.  Town Planner Henry Laird introduced the project and mentioned the proposed plan is in addition to the Burkitt Village plan that had already been approved by the Planning Commission. 

Chairman Owens commented that he would like all PUD plans “cleared” through the Trees and Trails Committee to establish connectivity throughout new neighborhoods as part of the approval in a process similar to the way the Design Review Committee reviews residential and commercial projects and asked whether the applicant would be amenable to this suggestion.  Mr. Epps concurred.  

Chairman Owens made a motion for approval of the PUD Concept Plan, Addition to Burkitt Village with the condition that the applicant confers with the Trees and Trails Committee.  Commissioner Jimmy Reaves seconded the motion.  Commissioner Radley clarified that Design Review Committee does not review residential plans.  Laird further clarified that comment by saying the Design Review Committee reviews commercial and attached residential housing.

The motion to approve passed unanimously.

C. Preliminary Plat, Phase 2 Birttain Downs Addition

Joe Epps of Anderson, Delk, Epps and Associates represented the applicant.  Town Planner Henry Laird said that Tom Allen did provide some late comments that included concerns over bioswales and rain gardens, low impact techniques for storm water that would eliminate the need for detention ponds and limit the removal of trees in front of the subdivision.  Allen was concerned about how the techniques fit in with our storm water regulations. 

Epps explained that at the time the concept plan was submitted, the Planning Commission was concerned with water quality.  Due to the proximity of Brittain

Downs to Mill Creek, detention would not be required.   In discussion about keeping as many trees as possible around the subdivision, the question is over the maintenance of rain barrels, bioswales and rain gardens on individual lots.  Rain gardens and barrels are not for retention or detention—just for water quality.  He mentioned that other subdivisions are incorporating these techniques and are not having a significant problem with individuals maintaining them.

Town Attorney Bob Notestine said that he is familiar with the issue in Metro with other developers and builders writing regulations for maintenance into the restrictive covenants and that he would be happy to discuss options with staff.  Laird said that a condition could be placed on an approval but we do not have full details from Tom Allen.  The applicant may need to go before the Storm Water Appeals Board.

Chairman Owens asked for acclimation on a deferral of the Preliminary Plat, Phase 2 Brittain Downs for one month for further review of the bioswales and rain barrels.  Planning Commissioners concurred with the deferral.

D. Final Plat, Phase 1, Brittain Downs Addition

Joe Epps of Anderson, Delk, Epps and Associates represented the applicant.  Chairman Owens made a motion for approval of the Final Plat, Phase 1 Brittain Downs Addition with the condition that performance bonding is set at $358,793.60.  Mayor Alexander seconded the motion, which passed   unanimously.

E. Final Plat, Phase 1 Burkitt Village and Final PUD Development Plans

Joe Epps of Anderson, Delk, Epps and Associates represented the applicant.  He mentioned this plan has already been through the Trees and Trails Committee.  Chairman Owens made a motion for approval of the Final Plat, Phase 1 Burkitt Village and Final PUD Development Plans with the condition that performance bonding is set at $136,030.40.  Commissioner Brian Snyder seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

F. Final Plat, Phase 4, Catalina

Nicky Wells represented Turnberry Homes.  Mayor Alexander asked whether this plat included final improvements to Brittain Lane and Maxwell Lane.  Mr. Wells said he is aware of the requirements for the improvements at 80% build out.  Currently, the subdivision is at 60% build out.

Chairman Owens made a motion for approval of the Final Plat, Phase 4, Catalina with the condition that performance bonding is set at $99,726.00.  Commissioner Haines seconded and asked about the status of homes in the 100-year flood plain.  Wells indicated that lots 99 – 103 have a setback on the flood plain line.  If the creek begins to rise, the homes are three feet above the flood plain line.

After no further discussion, the motion passed unanimously.

G.  Minor Plat, Alton Maxwell One-lot Subdivision

Joe Epps of Anderson, Delk, Epps and Associates represented the applicant.  Mayor Alexander asked whether the asphalt drive would be left as an easement, and Epps confirmed that it would.  Chairman Owens made a motion to approve the Minor Plat, Alton Maxwell one-lot subdivision.  Commissioner Haines seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.

H.  Zoning Text Amendment on Location of Liquor Stores in Zoning Districts

Laird explained that BOMA is getting ready for a final reading on the proposed ordinance for regulations on liquor stores, so the Planning Commission needs to approve a zoning text amendment.  Town Attorney Bob Notestine asked whether an overlay would be required for the CS district to put the amendment into effect.  Laird said there was none required.  Chairman Owens made a motion to approve the Zoning Text Amendment on location of Liquor Stores in Zoning Districts.  Commissioner Haines seconded, and the amendment passed unanimously.

7.  OLD BUSINESS 

A. Report from last BOMA meeting

Henry Laird reported that BOMA approved the Bent Creek proposed Concept Plan change to allow for Active Adult Residential area.  A public hearing was held on the proposed liquor store ordinance regulations, and there was a first reading of the amendment to the Zoning Ordinance parking standards for daycare centers and package retail liquor stores. 

8.  BONDS 

A.  Bond Report

Chairman Owens made a motion to accept the bond report as presented.  Commissioner Reaves seconded, and the bond report was accepted unanimously.

9.  OTHER

Beth Lothers mentioned Arbor Day was a great outing.  It was postponed due to weather with 70 trees being planted along Rocky Fork Road alignment and Nolensville Park. 

Mayor Alexander commented that the Budget Committee was in planning and they are open to anyone who would like to be involved.

10.  ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 7:48 p.m.