Nolensville Planning Commission

Regular Meeting

September 10, 2013 7:00 p.m.

Commissioners Present:  Jimmy Alexander, Andy Grosson, Robert Haines, Rick Owens, Douglas Radley, Jimmy Reaves, Brian Snyder, Ashlee Walden

Commissioners Absent:   None

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

Citizens Present:       17


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


Commissioner Ashlee Walden led the pledge of allegiance.


Chairman Owens made a motion to approve the minutes from the Planning Commission Meeting on August 13, 2013.  Commissioner Walden seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. 




Jason Patrick of 1516 Pumpkin Ridge Court stated that one of the items the Planning Commission asked for at the last meeting was feedback on the proposed changes to the Benington Section 6 Preliminary Plat from Winterset Woods HOA members.  Mr. Patrick said he had reached out to the Winterset Woods HOA President for discussion.  He offered to personally go door-to-door to residents on Delaware Drive to present the two options and answer questions, but he was asked not to do that.  Patrick also asked to attend the Winterset Woods HOA community meeting about this subject to take questions but was asked not to attend. 


      A.    Creekside at Nolensville P.U.D. Concept Plan Revision and Project Name Change to Summerlyn

Jeff Roziak with Kiser Vogrin Design represented the applicant and took questions after a brief introduction by Henry Laird.  Laird mentioned the name of the subdivision had to be changed to Summerlyn because of a conflict with Williamson County’s Department of Emergency Services.  The other revision included the entire Marcrum property into the plan, which required a realignment of the lots.  One issue brought up, which still needs to be resolved, is a cul-de-sac that exceeds maximum the length allowed by subdivision regulations.

Mr. Roziak explained that the addition of the entire Marcrum property “cleans up” the streets and layout of the lots.  This resulted in just slightly less open space at 48.55 acres (down from 49.25 acres), and an increase in the number of lots.  Adding the Marcrum property slightly increases the density--from 1.55 to 1.64 dwelling units per acre.  This is within the 1.8 units per acre allowed for a P.U.D.

Mr. Roziak stated that the length of the cul-de-sac in question was somewhat determined by the proximity of the flood plain.  The majority of the homes on cul-de-sac would be located on only one side of the street. Commissioner Haines expressed concern over being able to get emergency vehicles to homes on the cul-de-sac with homeowners parking on the street, which is allowed. 

Roziak distributed a handout illustrating a potential alternative, which would create a future stub-out off of this road.  Mayor Alexander said he liked the solution shown on the illustration.  He asked whether the stub-out could be fully finished and paved.  Roziak said he hadn’t discussed it with the developer yet but he thought he would be amenable to paving. 

Commissioner Grosson mentioned Lot 33 was a bit close to the Emler property.  Roziak said there was a 20-foot buffer, and also that Lot 250 would also be encumbered with an easement that the homeowner would need to maintain.  Additionally, the Smiths, located just north of the subdivision property, have reached a cooperative agreement with the developer, so the trail layout will remain as shown. 

Chairman Owens asked for a show of hands from the commissioners on the proposed illustration with the stub-out.  All commissioners indicated approval.  Chairman Owens then made a motion to recommend to BOMA the revised P.U.D. Concept Plan for Summerlyn with the condition that the proposed stub-out on the 950-foot cul-de-sac be included in the plan.  Commissioner Haines seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.


      A. Report from last BOMA meeting

Henry Laird reported that at the last BOMA meeting, the Board approved the Impact fee update ordinance 13-09, held a public hearing and heard the first reading of Ordinance 13-08 on the Summerlyn P.U.D. (formerly Creekside at Nolensville), and held a public hearing and heard the second reading of Ordinance 13-10 annexing Lancaster and Himebaugh tracts on Kidd Rd.


8.  BONDS 

A. Bond Actions

1. Sunset Park Subdivision Transition to Maintenance Bond

Chairman Owens made a motion to approve a transition to maintenance bonding for Sunset Park.  Commissioner Brian Snyder seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.      

2. Bent Creek Phase 7 Section 1 Release from Maintenance Bond

Chairman Owens made a motion to approve the release from bonding on Bent Creek Phase 7 Section 1 and recommend to BOMA acceptance of the streets in this phase for maintenance.  Commissioner Jimmy Reaves seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

3. Brittain Downs Phase 1 Transition to Maintenance Bond

Chairman Owens made a motion to approve a transition to maintenance bonding for Brittain Downs Phase 1, which was seconded by Commissioner Walden.  The motion carried unanimously.

4. Ballenger Farms Phase 4 Section 1 Release from Maintenance Bond

Henry Laird reported there are two lots remaining in Ballenger Farms Phase 4 Section 1 that require repairs, as per Town Engineer Don Swartz’s memo.  Chairmain Owens made a motion to approve the release from bonding for Ballenger Farms Phase 4 Section 1 with the condition that Lots 133 and 139 be repaired by the developer and inspected by Town Engineer Don Swartz prior to being accepted by BOMA for maintenance.  Commissioner Haines seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

B. Bond Report

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


Mayor Alexander mentioned the Broken Wheel Festival, Lion’s Club Breakfast and Hoggin’ and Joggin race on Saturday, September 21.  Betty Friedlander also noted that the museum at the Historic school will also be open.  Henry Laird noted that the Town had been awarded the Safe Routes to School Grant by TDOT to connect sidewalks and install crosswalks in the Greystone neighborhood.  Mayor Alexander thanked the Trees and Trails Committee for their work on preparing the grant application.


The meeting was adjourned at 7:55 p.m.