Nolensville Planning Commission

Regular Meeting

February 10, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

 

Commissioners Present: Jimmy Alexander, Larry Gardner, 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: 18

1.  CALL MEETING TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order at 7:01 p.m. by Chairman Douglas Radley.

2.  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Chairman Radley led the pledge of allegiance.

3.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Commissioner Rick Owens moved to approve the minutes from the Planning Commission Meeting on January 13, 2015, seconded by Commissioner Jimmy Reaves.  Commissioner Ashlee Walden abstained. The motion passed 8 - 0.

4.  ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mayor Alexander announced that the Nolensville’s Rec Center would open February 14th.  He also announced that Arbor Day would be celebrated in Nolensville with a tree planting at the park and invited everyone to come.

5.  CITIZEN COMMENTS

None.

6.  CONSENT AGENDA

A. Bond Actions

1. Nolen Park Phase 1 (two bonds) release from maintenance bonding

2. Nolen Park Phase 2 release from maintenance bonding

3.  Brittain Downs Addition Phase 1 extend performance bonding for one month to 4/13/15

4.  Outland USA reduction in landscape bonding for site plan to $3,495.00

5.  Set landscape performance bonding amount at $19,927.00 for First Tennessee Bank

Commissioner Jimmy Reaves moved to approve the consent agenda, seconded by Commissioner Owens.   The motion passed unanimously.

7.  NEW BUSINESS

A.  Rezoning Request for Property at 7155 Nolensville Road (Dodson Waller)

Town Planner Henry Laird stated the applicant has requested to rezone the parcel from ER to CS/CCO.  The parcel is adjacent to the Rioux property, which was rezoned from ER to CS/CCO in 2014.  Commissioner Owens made a motion to approve the rezoning request for property at 7155 Nolensville Road.  Mayor Alexander seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

B. Williamson County Schools Access Road, Summerlyn Drive, Final Plat and Variance on Bonding

Mr. Enoch Jarrell of Huddleston-Steele Engineering, Inc. represented the applicant.

Commissioner Owens made a motion to approve the final plat of Summerlyn Drive and a variance to allow the road contractor’s surety bond furnished by Chubb Group of Insurance Companies on behalf of Civil Constructors, LLC, in favor of Williamson County Schools and the Town of Nolensville, to serve in lieu of the Town’s performance bonding requirement and for The Jones Company to provide the required maintenance bonding with security once the street construction is complete.  The finding in fact for the variance is based on the following standards:  A) The granting of the variance will not be substantially detrimental to the public good and B) The conditions upon which the request for the variance is based are unique to the property for which the variance is sought and are not applicable generally to other property.  Additionally, the minimum amount of construction bonding is $599,000.00.  Commissioner Patrick seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.

C. Summerlyn P.U.D. Section 1, Final Plat

Mr. Enoch Jarrell of Huddleston-Steele Engineering and Mr. Dave Pitta of The Jones Company represented the project.  After a brief discussion, Commissioner Andrew Grosson made a motion to approve the Summerlyn P.U.D. Final Plat for Section 1 with performance bonding to be set at $196,125.00 and addresses to be assigned by Town Staff.  Commissioner Owens seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

D.  Proposed Zoning Text Amendment—Minimum Lot Size with P.U.Ds

Town Planner Henry Laird explained that the amendment would eliminate the minimum lot size of 11,000 square feet and require an overall average lot size of 14,000 square feet, emphasizing larger lots around the perimeter.  It would also prohibit attached housing in P.U.D.s.  After a lengthy discussion, Commissioner Jimmy Reaves made a motion to approve the text amendment and recommend it to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.  Commissioner Haines seconded, and the motion passed by majority 7 – 2, with Commissioners Gardner and Owens voting no.

E.  Proposed Zoning Text Amendment—Landscaping

Henry Laird explained that the amendment revises the current recommended tree list listed in the Zoning Ordinance.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the amendment and recommend it to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.  Mayor Alexander seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

F.  Proposed Zoning Text Amendment to Article 3—Traffic Studies

Henry Laird explained that the amendment reduces the threshold for requiring traffic analyses for final site plans based on total square footage and subdivisions based on number of lots.  Commissioner Gardner made a motion to approve the amendment and recommend it to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, seconded by Commissioner Haines. Commissioner Grosson asked if the Town Engineer would review for a possible reduction item number three (3) under Article 3.4.2 regarding residential and non-residential uses generating 1,000 vehicle trips or more per day, or 100 or more peak hour trips per day.  Upon a vote, the original motion passed unanimously.

8.  OLD BUSINESS

A. Report from last BOMA meeting

Laird reported that there were no items from the Planning Commission considered by BOMA at the last meeting.

9.  OTHER BOND ACTIONS

A.  Bond Report

Chairman Radley moved to accept the bond report as amended.  Commissioner Owens seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

10.  OTHER

Laird announced that MTAS would be holding a MAP course on planning and zoning on March 24.  Staff will forward information about registration by e-mail.

10.  ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting was adjourned at 8:04 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.