Nolensville Planning Commission

Regular Meeting

August 12, 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:                            29

1.  CALL MEETING TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order at 7:02 p.m. by Chairman Douglas Radley.

2.  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Chairman Radley led the pledge of allegiance.

3.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Commissioner Ashlee Walden moved to approve the minutes from the Planning Commission Meeting on July 8, 2014, seconded by Commissioner Jimmy Reaves.  The motion passed unanimously.

4. ANNOUNCEMENTS

None.

5.  CITIZEN COMMENTS

None.

6.  CONSENT AGENDA

A. Bond Actions

1. Benington Section 5 extension of performance bond for one year, to 9/21/15, at the same amount, $57,511.50

2. Benington Section 6 reduction of performance bond amount to $63,434.00

3. Bent Creek Phase 6 Section 2C reduction of performance bond amount to $25,476.00

4. Sheldon Valley Phase 2 reduction of maintenance bond amount to $5,730.00 and landscaping maintenance bond amount to $8,100.00

5. Bent Creek Phase 4 Section 1B reduction of performance bond amount to $25,625.00

Mayor Jimmy Alexander made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda bond actions.  Commissioner Walden seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

7.  NEW BUSINESS

A.  McCord/Nolen Site Plans for Commercial Buildings in the Village/Historic District

Town Planner Henry Laird mentioned this project had been approved in 2010, but the site plan had expired.  The Certificate of Appropriateness for architecture and design had also expired.  The applicant recently received a new Certificate of Appropriateness from the Historic Zoning Commission, and no details of the site or plan had been changed.  Stormwater conditional approval and letter of map revision have been approved.  The landscaping plan and estimates for the landscaping bond have been submitted at $76,651.00.  The Town recommends sidewalks in accordance with the Historic Concept Plan, and the applicant, Mr. Jim McCanless agreed to install them.

Commissioner Rick Owens asked Joyce Powers, co-chair of the Trees and Trails Committee, to comment on the trail in the back of the development. Ms. Powers asked about using a firmer surface for the trail and about how the landscaping would be watered.  Mr. McCanless said he would make arrangements for an automatic irrigation system for landscaping.  McCanless requested assistance identifying what type of surface could be installed on the trail that would not be washed away.  Owens asked if the applicant would be amenable to an eight-foot trail.  Mr. McCanless agreed.

Chairman Doug Radley said he felt the development looked good, but in his opinion if it is built in a flood plain, the development would eventually flood.  He said the plan met the Town’s regulations, and he will not vote against it, but personally he would not put a development in a flood plain.

Commissioner Rick Owens moved to approve the McCord/Nolen project with the following conditions:

Landscaping bond and security in the amount of $76,651.00 must be furnished

Applicant must work with staff and the Trees and Trails Committee to determine the trail surface behind the development

Applicant agrees to comply with adding sidewalks in accordance with the Historic District Concept Plan

Commissioner Robert Haines seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

B. Preliminary Plat on Ferguson Subdivision

Mr. Bob Haemmerlein and Jimmy Franks with Tennessee Valley Homes represented the project.  After a lengthy discussion on the history of this plan and variations of it, the applicant requested a deferral.

C. Whittmore Concept PUD Plan

Mr. Doug Sharp of Gresham Smith and Partners represented the applicant.  The cul-de-sac length and potential for expansion or connection to other subdivisions were discussed.

Rick Owens made a motion to approve the Concept Residential PUD plan for Whittmore, including the three items below in accordance with staff recommendations and Trees and Trails comments:

Annexation and plan of services of the Rooker/Bellows property map and adjacent R-O-W.

Variance on the cul-de-sac length on the road on the western side of the development, as it exceeds 700’ in length.

Approval of the Master Concept PUD Plan and residential PUD overlay with the revised design.

The motion was seconded by Commissioner Jason Patrick and passed unanimously.

D.  Brittain Downs Final Plat, Phase 3 Section 1A

Mr. Joe Epps represented the applicant, SAF Properties.  Epps said the developer agreed with all staff comments.  Commissioner Owens asked if the developer would upgrade the trail from a five-foot sidewalk as shown to an eight-foot paved trail.  Epps responded that the developer had already upgraded the previously approved mulch surface trail to a five-foot side walk; however Mr. Yazdian with SAF agreed to upgrade to an eight-foot paved trail.

Commissioner Walden made a motion to approve the final plat for Brittain Downs Phase 3 Section 1A with the following conditions:

Performance bond amount set at $32,285.00

Implementation of traffic improvements before connection to Sunset Road per Figure 8 of the Traffic Impact Study for Brittain Downs Residential by Transportation Consultants, LLC

Applicant agrees to install an eight-foot paved trail

The motion was seconded by Commissioner Owens and passed unanimously.

E.  Brittain Downs Phase 3, Section 1B

Mr. Epps represented the applicant, SAF Properties.  He said there is no trail involved on this plat.

Commissioner Jimmy Reaves moved to approve the final plat for Brittain Downs Phase 3 Section 1B with the condition that the performance bonding be set at $98,956.00.  Commissioner Walden seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

F.  Addition to Burkitt Village Final PUD Plans/Preliminary Plats, Sections 1 – 3

Commissioner Walden moved to approve the Addition to Burkitt Village Final PUD Plans/Preliminary Plats, Sections 1 – 3 as presented, seconded by Commissioner Grosson.  The motion passed unanimously.

G.  Sherwood Green Estates Subdivision Sign

Commissioner Reaves made a motion to approve the Sherwood Green Estates Subdivision Sign as presented. Mayor Alexander seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

7.  OLD BUSINESS

A. Report from last BOMA meeting

None report was given.

8.  BONDS

A. Bond Report

Commissioner Walden made a motion to accept the bond report as amended, which was seconded by Commissioner Owens.  The motion passed unanimously.

9.  OTHER

Mayor Alexander announced a workshop meeting scheduled for the Planning Commission and BOMA on August 19 at 6:00 p.m. for the developer to present a plan for the Scales property.  The Land Use Policy Plan will also be discussed.  The workshop is open to the public.

Mayor Alexander also mentioned Henry Laird will be out of the office for several weeks due to surgery.

Commissioner Owens asked for an update on the Rec Center.  Mayor Alexander said more progress has been made on the inside than the outside, but he said he does not have a timeframe on completion.

10.  ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting was adjourned at 8:47 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.