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Town of Nolensville
Board of Mayor and Aldermen Meeting
Date: December 7, 2017 Time 7:00 p.m.
Nolensville Town Hall, 7218 Nolensville Road
Mayor Jimmy Alexander opened the meeting at 7:01 p.m. Board members present: Mayor Alexander, Aldermen Tommy Dugger, Larry Felts, and Jason Patrick. Board member absent: Alderman Brian Snyder. Staff present: Administrator Ken McLawhon, Counsel Robert Notestine, Town Engineer Don Swartz, Town Planner Sarah Sitterle, and Recorder Kali Mogul. There were 23 citizens present.
Alderman Larry Felts said the prayer and led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Ms. Paula Waits, principal of Nolensville Elementary School, announced she will be leaving Nolensville to be the principal of new school in Williamson County, Thompson’s Station Middle School. Waits thanked the Board and the Town for supporting NES and will miss the community and students.
Mr. Kel McDowell of Williamson Inc. introduced himself and expressed eagerness to meet personally with the Board members and his interest in working with the Town.
Alderman Dugger moved to approve the minutes from the Board meeting of November 2nd, 2017, seconded by Alderman Felts. The motion passed unanimously.
Alderman Dugger moved to approve the minutes from the Beer Board meeting of November 2nd, 2017, seconded by Alderman Felts. The motion passed unanimously.
Alderman Patrick then made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s report through September 2017, seconded by Mayor Alexander. When the vote was taken, the approval passed unanimously.
Town Planner Sarah Sitterle reported on behalf of the Planning Department and Planning Commission.
* There was a public hearing and action on a text amendment to the subdivision regulations at the Planning Commission meeting in November. There was an update to the Major Thoroughfare plan approved and a discussion on the Comprehensive Plan.
Town Engineer Don Swartz provided updates on the following:
* The Town has received a notice to proceed on the Creekside Safe Routes to School project. The engineering services contract with Wiser is on the agenda.
* The Small Town Connections project is near completion. A walk-through will be scheduled within the next few weeks to tie up any lose ends.
There was no report for the Fire Department.
Police Chief Roddy Parker introduced Cody Ethridge as a new hire to the police department. Cody served previously in the Public Works department but recently graduated from the police academy. Mike Terns joined the Town of Nolensville as a police officer after 14 years with the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office. Photos were taken of the new police officers with the Board members.
Parker then presented his monthly report. He mentioned two more officers would be starting on Monday and more testing will take place with additional candidates next week. The THSO grant is moving forward to fund the MDTs. Alderman Patrick noted the increased presence of Williamson County Sheriff’s cars in Town.
There was no formal report from Public Works, but a written report was distributed prior to the meeting. Alderman Felts thanked Public Works for the beautiful Christmas tree. Alderman Dugger also thanked the department, the Police, and Brian Snyder for the North Pole Experience on Monday.
There was no report for the Historic Zoning Commission or the Town Events Committee. Alderman Patrick thanked the volunteers with the Town Events Committee and mentioned new decorations and accommodations would likely be incorporated into the North Pole Experience next year due to the success and growth of the event.
At 7:27 p.m. Mayor Alexander opened a public hearing on Ordinance 17-12, an ordinance to amend Zoning Ordinance 04-09 pertaining to Article 2.2.1, Farm House Cluster Developments. With no comments, Mayor Alexander closed the public hearing at 7:27 p.m.
Mayor Alexander made a motion to approve Ordinance 17-10, an ordinance amending the Telfair Master Concept P.U.D. Plan in Nolensville, Tennessee and rezoning the property suburban residential-1 (SR1) with a planned unit development (P.U.D.) overlay. Alderman Tommy Dugger seconded the motion. Mr. Jay Easter with Ragan-Smith Associates and Mr. Christopher Smith, of Oldsmith Group, represented the project. There was a lengthy discussion about incorporating a left turn lane on York Road into the subdivision and a crosswalk over to the Mill Creek Elementary and Middle School. Mr. Smith agreed to accommodate the crosswalk and referenced the traffic study with regards to the left turn lane. Town Engineer Don Swartz clarified the use and timing of the impact fee from the development on York Road. Mr. Brandon Baxter, traffic engineer with Ragan-Smith, addressed the hill, site distance, and the protocol involved with the traffic study. He said he had gone back and re-assessed the traffic study based on the additional 19 lots in the amendment to the Telfair P.U.D., but the increased vehicle count still did not meet the threshold for a turning lane.
Alderman Felts moved to amend Mayor Alexander’s motion to approve Ordinance 17-10 by adding a left turn lane into the Telfair development. Alderman Dugger seconded the motion to amend. There was further extended discussion about the possibility of future development on York Road and the traffic study. When a vote on the amendment to Ordinance 17-10 was taken, the Board was tied 2 – 2, and the motion failed for lack of an affirmative vote.
There was an additional confirmation by the developer that a crosswalk to the Mill Creek school campus, ADA ramp and four signs would be installed. Upon a vote, the motion to approve Ordinance 17-10 on second and final reading passed unanimously.
Mayor Alexander moved to approve Ordinance 17-11, an ordinance to amend budget ordinance 17-06 for fiscal year July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018, seconded by Alderman Felts. After a brief discussion, the motion passed unanimously on second reading.
Mayor Alexander moved to approve on second reading Ordinance 17-12, an ordinance to amend Zoning Ordinance 04-09 pertaining to Article 2.2.1, Farm House Cluster Developments. Alderman Dugger seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.
Mayor Alexander then made a motion to approve on second reading Ordinance 17-13, an ordinance to amend Title 8 Chapters 205 and 207 of the Nolensville Municipal Code pertaining to on-premises beer consumption. Alderman Felts seconded the motion. The owner of the brewing company, Mr. Chris Going, was unable to attend the meeting, and no other representative was in attendance. After considerable discussion, the Mayor withdrew his motion to approve, and Alderman Felts withdrew his second. Mayor Alexander then moved to defer a vote on Ordinance 17-13 to the January 4, 2018 meeting. Alderman Dugger seconded and the motion to defer passed unanimously.
The Mayor then moved to approve Resolution 17-31, a resolution to approve the use of funds for acquisition of right-of-way associated with the Sunset Road improvement project. Alderman Patrick seconded. When the vote was taken, the approval passed unanimously.
Mayor Alexander made a motion to approve Resolution 17-32, a resolution to enter into an agreement with Wiser Consultants, LLC and authorize the use of funds for construction engineering and inspection services related to the Safe Routes to School project at Creekside Drive, seconded by Alderman Felts. The motion passed unanimously.
Mayor Alexander moved to approve Resolution 17-33, a resolution to amend the general provisions of the purchasing procedures for the Town of Nolensville. Alderman Dugger seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.
Mayor Alexander mentioned there were 21 new residential permits pulled in the month of November and then sadly announced the passing of Ms. Carla Ediger earlier in the week. Ms. Ediger served for many years as the chairman of the Budget Committee and chairman of the Design Review Committee. She was a dedicated volunteer in various capacities in the Town of Nolensville, so her death represents a huge loss for the Town. Aldermen Patrick, Dugger and Felts recalled Carla’s hard work, character and integrity and agreed she would be greatly missed.
The Mayor adjourned the meeting at 8:42 p.m.