Thursday, March 2, 2017
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Town of Nolensville
Board of Mayor and Aldermen Meeting
Date: March 2, 2017 Time 7:00 p.m.
Nolensville Town Hall, 7218 Nolensville Road
Mayor Jimmy Alexander opened the meeting at 7:02 p.m. Board members present: Mayor Alexander, Aldermen Tommy Dugger, Larry Felts, Jason Patrick and Brian Snyder. Staff present: Administrator Ken McLawhon, Counsel Robert Notestine, Town Engineer Don Swartz, Planner Sarah Sitterle, and Recorder Kali Mogul. There were 53 citizens present.
Alderman Tommy Dugger said the prayer and led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Mr. Bruce Smith of Bent Creek thanked members of the Nolensville Volunteer Fire Department and police department first responders when a resident of the neighborhood had a massive heart attack. He predicted that this type of event will likely increase in frequency in his neighborhood.
Next, Alderman Dugger moved to approve the minutes from the Board meeting of February 2nd, 2017, seconded by Alderman Felts. The motion passed unanimously.
Alderman Felts made a motion to approve the minutes from the Beer Board meeting of February 16th, 2017. Alderman Dugger seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.
Mayor Alexander made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s report through January, 2017, seconded by Alderman Patrick. When the vote was taken, the approval passed unanimously.
Mayor Alexander then read a proclamation celebrating the teaching career of Ms. Deborah Russell and proclaiming Saturday, March 4th Deborah Russell Day in Nolensville. Ms. Russell thanked the Mayor, the Board, and the audience for their support. Photos were taken to memorialize the event.
Alderman Dugger then read a proclamation for Arbor Day and requested residents join the Town of Nolensville Trees and Trails Committee at Town Hall on Saturday March 4th at 10:00 a.m. for a tree planting and beautification event.
Town Planner Sarah Sitterle gave an update from the Planning Department, which included an MPO grant application for the Historic District and progress on the trails map. Submittals considered at the February Planning Commission meeting were:
* Brooksbank Estates subdivision entrance sign, approved
* Rezoning of a portion of Map 33, Parcel 108.01, approved and recommended to BOMA
* Dylan Woods preliminary plat, approved
* Alton Maxwell property sketch plan, approved
* Haley Industrial Lot 21 site plan, approved
* Nolensville Indoor Soccer site plan, approved
Town Engineer Don Swartz provided updates on the following:
* The Stonebrook Safe Routes to School project has been redesigned based on input from TDOT. Changes have been submitted for review. The Creekside Safe Routes to School project is still in its initial TDOT review.
* The Small Town Connections trail construction contract will be considered on tonight’s agenda. If approved, a kickoff pre-construction meeting with Adams Contracting will be held next week.
* Based on comments from the Board and the public at large, a study is underway for a possible speed limit reduction on Nolensville Road from People’s State Bank north to Burkitt Road.
* TDOT held a meeting earlier in the evening regarding the widening of Nolensville Road in two phases beginning with Phase 1 in 2019 and Phase 2 in 2020.
Alderman Snyder requested an update on the potential for a turn signal at Nolensville Road and Clovercroft Road. Mayor Alexander said that the Town would move forward with the turn signal.
On behalf of the Nolensville Volunteer Fire Department, Chief Keith Rosenbery reported statistics for February. Total membership is at 32.
Police Chief Troy Huffines gave his monthly management report. There was some discussion about the recent rash of vehicle break-ins.
Mr. Kyle Billingsley presented a thorough report for the Public Works Department. There is a significant problem in Town with litter and trash. Vehicle maintenance costs were high in February due to the repair of the bucket truck. The Mayor thanked the department for help this week when Town Hall was impacted by storms and had to be closed.
No report for the Historic Zoning Commission.
On behalf of the Town Events Committee, Alderman Snyder reported that two sponsors were already secured for the Fourth of July Celebration.
Ms. Kelley Crummitt spoke for the Trees and Trails Committee. A “permanent” monthly meeting has been scheduled for the second Wednesday of every month at 8:00 p.m.
Mayor Alexander welcomed Mayor Beth Lothers and her husband Ted to the audience.
Mayor Alexander moved to approve the Consent Agenda, which included Resolution 17-02, a resolution to release Regent Homes, LLC from maintenance bonding for road and public improvements within Brittain Downs Phase 2, Section 2 and Resolution 17-03, a resolution to release Bent Creek Reserve, LLC from maintenance bonding for road and public improvements within Bent Creek Phase 4, Section 1B. Alderman Snyder seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.
At 7:46 p.m., Mayor Alexander opened a public hearing on Ordinance 17-01, an ordinance to approve a Master P.U.D. Concept Plan and rezone property at 7399 and 7407 Nolensville Road from estate residential (ER) to suburban residential (SR) with a planned unit development (P.U.D.) overlay. There were no comments from the public, and the hearing was closed at 7:47 p.m.
Mr. Clancy Mullen of Duncan Associates presented a detailed presentation and results of the most recent road impact fee study. Mr. Mullen took questions about the difference in non-residential and residential impact fees. Non-residential fees are figured based on trip generation. There was also a discussion of the cost of large-scale road improvement projects.
Mayor Alexander made a motion to approve on first reading Ordinance 17-02, an ordinance to amend Title 5, Chapter 4, Section 5-104 of the Nolensville Municipal Code updating the road impact fee schedule at 100% based on the 2017 impact fee study conducted by Duncan Associates, providing for severability and an effective date of implementation. Alderman Patrick seconded the motion and clarified that the impact fee is only on new construction. With that, the motion carried unanimously.
Next, Mayor Alexander moved to approve Ordinance 17-03, an ordinance to rezone a portion of Map 33, Parcel 108.01 from commercial services (CS) with a commercial corridor overlay (CCO) to office industrial (OI), seconded by Alderman Felts. Mr. Joe Epps represented the project. He clarified that the road coming in from Nolensville Road would not likely connect to the industrial park. There was some discussion about buffering and the design of the building, which is a proposed storage facility. Mr. Ed Freeman, of Storplace answered questions about the design and façade of the proposed building. He said the entry doors to the storage buildings will not face Nolensville Road. On first reading, the motion passed unanimously.
Police Chief Huffines introduced Ordinance 17-04, an ordinance to amend Title 11, of the Nolensville Municipal Code by adding Chapter 7 regulating security alarm systems in Nolensville, Tennessee. Alderman Felts moved to approve the ordinance on first reading, seconded by Mayor Alexander. Upon a vote, the motion passed unanimously.
Alderman Snyder moved to approve on first reading Ordinance 17-05, an ordinance to amend Title 13, Chapter 4 regarding open burning in Nolensville, Tennessee. Alderman Dugger seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.
Mayor Alexander then made a motion to approve Resolution 17-04, a resolution to enter into a contract with Adams Contracting, LLC for construction of the Small Town Connections greenway project and thanked Beth Lothers for her hard work on writing the grant application. Alderman Patrick seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.
Mayor Alexander mentioned there were 16 new residential building permits issued in February and reminded everyone about Arbor Day and the benefit for Ms. Russell. Alderman Felts announced the Lions Club pancake breakfast would be held on March 25th at the Historic School. The meeting was adjourned at 8:48 p.m.