Nolensville Planning Commission

Regular Meeting

February 11, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

 

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

Commissioners Absent: None

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

Citizens Present: 26

1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order at 7:04 p.m. by Chairman Douglas Radley.

2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Chairman Radley led the pledge of allegiance.

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Chairman Radley made a motion to approve the minutes from the Planning Commission Meeting on January 14, 2014. Commissioner Rick Owens seconded the motion, which passed 7 – 0, with Commissioner Jason Patrick abstaining.

4. ANNOUNCEMENTS

Chairman Radley welcomed Jason Patrick to the Planning Commission.

5. CITIZEN COMMENTS

Larry Gardner of 105 Mill Creek asked that the Commission pay close attention when New Business agenda item B—Access Roadway to Summerlyn PUD Subdivision and New School Sites--is discussed. There is a substantial amount of water that comes out of the field on York Road that drains across his property. He asked if that water can be moved to the back of the lot.

7. NEW BUSINESS

A. Final Plat Re-Subdivision of Lot 42 Stonebrook, Section 3—Johnson Industrial Park

The applicant, A+ Storage, would like to divide the parcel into two lots. Town Planner Henry Laird mentioned that the sinkholes on the site had been noted on the plat. Chairman Radley made a motion to approve the final plat re-subdivision of Lot 42 Stonebrook, Section 3 in Johnson Industrial Park. Commissioner Jimmy Reaves seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

B. Preliminary Plat for Access Roadway to Summerlyn PUD Subdivision and New School Sites

Kevin Fortney of Williamson County Schools and Enoch Jarrell of Huddlestton Steele Engineering, Inc. represented the applicant. Chairman Radley asked about the improvements to Nolensville Road, even though the proposal for the access roadway does not include Nolensville Road. Laird replied that the Nolensville Road improvements will be completed by the developer of the Summerlyn subdivision since they are a condition of the approval for that planned unit development. Mayor Alexander asked for confirmation that this proposal does not affect York Road. Mr. Jarrell confirmed that connection to York Road would be made by the Summerlyn developers.

Commissioner Reaves moved to approve the Preliminary Plat for Access Roadway to Summerlyn PUD Subdivision and New School Sites. Commissioner Rick Owens seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.

C. Site Plan for New High School and K – 8 Schools (Williamson County)

Henry Laird mentioned this plan is a courtesy review required by State statutes, but the Planning Commission has no authority over the plan. Enoch Jarrell and Kevin Fortney represented the project. Mr. Jarrell addressed the connector road and the drainage issue on the property Mr. Gardner mentioned. There are drainage pipes that run from the school site, and water will be carried from the school site to a detention pond behind the school. A twin box bridge will be added between the school and Summerlyn Development. Drainage has been thoroughly reviewed by the engineering firm for Williamson County Schools, by Don Swartz and by Tom Allen at Neel-Schaffer. He also discussed walking trails, sidewalks and how comments from the Trees and Trails committee have been addressed. Mr. Fortney mentioned the schools would be a prototype design similar to Franklin High School and Summit High School in Spring Hill.

Architectural Review Committee comments, signalization on Nolensville Road, traffic patterns, school capacity, design and security were discussed.

D. Burkitt South PUD Concept Plan/PUD Overlay Zoning

Rob Pease of CPS Land, LLC represented the plan. The development will connect to Burkitt Place. Commissioner Owens asked about lots 62 and 63. Mr. Pease pointed out the paper plans are different from the PDF visual. The paper plans were revised showing lot 63 in a different place.

Commissioner Jimmy Reaves asked if the playground noted on the plan was just open space or is it something the developer would install. Pease confirmed that the developer would install a playground. Reaves also asked whether there could be a concrete sidewalk between lots 7-8, 59-60, 17-18, 46-47, 28-29 to connect from the street into the open areas. In other neighborhoods, homeowners have expressed that they do not like kids walking in their yards to reach the open space. Pease said they have designed as much as they could to allow access to the open space, and the Trees and Trails Committee had not asked for any additional paths or walkways.

After some discussion of pedestrian access points, Mayor Alexander asked about the right-of-way dedication on the Stockmaster property. Mr. Pease said he was not aware of any deal with the Stockmasters and that the engineer may have shown the right-of-way in error, since the Stockmasters are not part of the project. He said he would ask the engineer to clarify that on the next iteration of the plan.

Commissioner Patrick moved to approve the Burkitt South PUD Concept Plan/PUD Overlay Zoning. Commissioner Owens seconded the motion, and it was approved by a vote of 7 – 1, with Reaves voting against the approval.

7. OLD BUSINESS

A. Report from last BOMA meeting

Henry Laird reported that a public hearing on annexation of the properties on Rocky Fork Road and a public hearing on the residential PUD plan for this property. A second reading was heard on annexation of the Rocky Fork Road properties, Ordinance 13-13 was approved, rezoning properties near Nolensville Park to Public Institutional.

8. BONDS

A. Bond Actions

1. Burkitt Place Phase 2J Extension of Performance Bond

Chairman Radley made a motion to approve a performance bond extension to September 1, 2014 and a reduction in bond amount to $77,669.00 for Burkitt Place Phase 2J. Commissioner Owens seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.

B. Bond Report

Chairman Radley made a motion to accept the bond report as amended. Commissioner Ashlee Walden seconded, and the bond report was accepted unanimously.

9. OTHER

Mayor Alexander said that there would be a public workshop on Thursday, February 13 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss a concept plan for the Historic District in Nolensville.

10. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 8:08 p.m.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order at 7:06 p.m. by Chairman Rick Owens.

2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Commissioner Robert Haines led the pledge of allegiance.

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Chairman Owens made a motion to approve the minutes from the Planning Commission Meeting on October 8, 2013. Commissioner Brian Snyder seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

4. ANNOUNCEMENTS

None

5. CITIZEN COMMENTS

Mr. Brian VanderMey of the Trees and Trails Committee and 6004 Christmas Drive in Bent Creek said the Committee had discovered a very large, red oak in Bent Creek subdivision that may be 250 – 300 years old. The trunk is about 51 inches in diameter. A professional botanist assessed the tree and said it was the oldest red oak he has seen in his 40 years of experience. The tree is in the path of Phase 4 Section 1 subdivision. The Trees and Trails Committee is hoping to preserve the tree by asking the developer to reroute the section.

Alderman Beth Lothers of 304 Walpole Court gave a report from the Trees and Trails Committee. Three grant applications are in process to secure additional funds for the Small Town Connections project. There is a Transportation Alternatives Program grant; A Multi-modal grant, which requires 10-foot multi-modal paths; A Municipal Planning Organization grant; BOMA has also approved an application for one more Safe Routes To School grant. The grant would be for up to $140,000.00 to complete the sidewalk connection between Ballenger Farms and Creekside. In addition, there will be a Non-Infrastructure Safety Education Application made on behalf of Williamson County Elementary Schools for Safety Education funds. Lothers also mentioned connections being made between Brittain Downs subdivision, and the Sunset School campus and sidewalks are planned to be installed along Sunset Road with the road widening project.

6. NEW BUSINESS

A. Sonic Retrofit and Site Plan

Jimmy Mann, architect, represented the applicant. He explained the Sonic retrofit is an update to the exterior of the building. Chairman Owens asked about the comments by the Design Review Committee on valences and down lighting. Mr. Mann explained that valences will be added around lighting fixtures on the new canopy. He pointed out, though, that Sonic is acquiring a small piece of land that was abandoned by the shopping center. Car stalls will be added in this small sliver of land, and they do not want to lower the lighting where car hops will be walking across traffic to serve cars. The proposed lighting complies with the Town’s regulations. Landscaping will also be added.

Mayor Alexander asked whether a revised plat would need to be submitted. Henry Laird replied that the applicant has already submitted the minor subdivision plat revision. Commissioner Haines made a motion to approve of the Sonic Retrofit and Site Plan. Commissioner Jimmy Reaves seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

B. Site Plan—Toby Florek—Farmers Insurance at 7035 Nolensville Road

Town Planner Henry Laird stated that the Town Staff and Attorney have discussed the proposal with Brentwood City officials since this property is in the Annexation Buffer Overlay zone. After some debate, Brentwood officials determined they did not object to the proposed use of this property since it is an existing building and not new construction. Mr. Florek also revised his parking site plan.

Attorney Bob Notestine confirmed that he had spoken with the Brentwood City Attorney, and together they determined that this proposal did not violate the Interlocal agreement.

Chairman Owens made a motion to approve the site plan revision for the Florek Farmers Insurance. Commissioner Haines seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.

  1. Rezoning of Williamson County Property in Nolensville Park and Town of Nolensville Property Adjacent to Nolensville Park from Suburban Residential (SR) to Public Institutional (PI)

    Henry Laird explained that the Town of Nolensville had acquired property adjacent to a Williamson County parcel next to the Nolensville Park. Both are zoned Suburban Residential (SR), whereas the park is zoned Public Institutional (PI). The Town has future plans to use its parcel for a Public Works building for storage or repairs. Mayor Alexander mentioned the land is currently being surveyed.

    Chairman Owens made a motion to recommend the rezoning of the Williamson County and Town of Nolensville properties to the Board of Mayor and Alderman. Mayor Alexander seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

  2. Burkitt South Annexation Part 2—Stockmaster and Holt Properties Plan of Service

    Henry Laird explained that two property owners have requested to be annexed into the town. These parcels are contiguous to properties that were previously annexed. If the Plan of Services for the Stockmaster and Holt properties is approved, the next step is for the annexation to be recommended to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.

    Chairman Owens made a motion to approve the Plan of Services for the Stockmaster and Holt properties as presented and recommend the annexation to BOMA. Commissioner Ashlee Walden seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

  3. Gleaves One-Lot Subdivision, Final Plat

    Laird mentioned that the subdivision meets the Town zoning requirements for SR zoning. Sewer is available and had been approved by Metro. Chairman Owens made a motion for approval of the Gleaves one-lot subdivision and final plat. Commissioner Haines seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.

  4. Benington Section 6, Final Plat

    Eric McNeely represented the applicant. Mayor Alexander asked about lots that might be critical due to steep slopes. McNeely said that there are two lots—1613 and 1614—that are close to critical lot requirements and that those will be designated as critical lots when the plat is recorded. Mayor Alexander asked McNeely to also review lot 1618 for critical lot designation. McNeely agreed to review all three lots.

    Chairman Owens made a motion for approval of the Benington Section 6 Final plat with the following conditions:

  1. Bent Creek Amendment to Master Concept Plan

    Eric McNeely represented CK Development. He pointed out that CK has reconfigured the Master Plan to create a new 12-lot Phase 15, while removing 15 lots from previously planned Phase 12. A road will be reconfigured to connect Phase 12 to Clovercroft Road. Commissioner Haines pointed out that open space would be taken for Phase 15, while Phase 12 would be without those homes. Haines inquired about any additional amenities in mind for Phase 12. Mayor Alexander expressed he would like to have the bonding established for Phase 12 prior to approving the Amendment to the Bent Creek Master Concept Plan.

    Steve Cates of CK Development mentioned that the land going to Clovercroft would be open space, and the Homeowner’s Association would be allowed to develop it. Cates also confirmed that a third party engineering company provided a cost estimate for the extension of the road, and that road would be bonded and secured by a letter of credit.

    Beth Lothers asked on behalf of the Trees and Trails Committee whether there could be access marked for entrance to a natural open space through Phase 4 Section 1. Chairman Owens made a motion to approve the Amendment to the Bent Creek Master Plan with the retention of bonding for Phase 12 to ensure the roadway is built. Commissioner Haines seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

  2. Bent Creek Phase 15 Final PUD Plan/Preliminary Plat

    After a lengthy discussion about open space pedestrian access between from Phase 4 Section 1 to Phase 15, Chairman Owens made a motion to approve the Bent Creek Phase 15 Final PUD Plan/Preliminary Plat with the following conditions:

Commissioner Haines seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

7. OLD BUSINESS

None recorded.

8. BONDS

A. Bond Actions

1. Ballenger Farms Phase 4 Section 1 Release from Landscape Bonding

Chairman Owens made a motion to approve release Ballenger Farms Phase 4 Section 1 from landscape bonding. Commissioner Walden seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.

2. Winterset Woods Section 6 Reforestation Transition to Landscape Maintenance Bonding and a Reduction in Bond Amount

Chairman Owens made a motion to approve the transition of Winterset Woods Section 6 Reforestation to Landscape Maintenance bonding and a reduction in the bond amount to $9,000.00. Commissioner Haines seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

B. Bond Report

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

9. OTHER

Commissioner Haines asked whether bonding amounts could be set at even amounts. Attorney Bob Notestine and Henry Laird agreed this could be done when bond amounts are approved by staff.

10. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 8:15 p.m.