Town of Nolensville
Board of Mayor and Aldermen Meeting
May 5, 2016 - Time 7:00 p.m.
Nolensville Town Hall
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Town of Nolensville
Board of Mayor and Aldermen Meeting
Date: May 5, 2016 Time 7:00 p.m.
Nolensville Town Hall, 7218 Nolensville Road
Mayor Jimmy Alexander opened the meeting at 7:01 p.m. Members present were 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 Henry Laird, and Recorder Kali Mogul. There were 33 citizens present.
Mr. Willis Wells said the prayer and led the Pledge of Allegiance.
There were no citizen comments.
Alderman Patrick moved to approve the Treasurer’s Report through March, 2016. Alderman Snyder seconded, and the report was approved unanimously.
Next, Mayor Alexander made a motion to approve the minutes from the Board meeting of April 7th, 2016, seconded by Alderman Felts. The motion passed unanimously.
Town Planner Henry Laird reported for the Planning Commission:
* At the April 12th meeting, the Planning Commission considered these items:
Final plat of Bent Creek Phase 18, Section 1-approved with performance bond
Final plat for Benington II, Section 1-approved with performance bond
Final plat of two lots for JTB Enterprises at 7116 Nolensville Road-approved
Final plat of two lots for Scott C. Walter at 9862 Sam Donald Road-approved
Final plat of three lots for the Kaye Subdivision, Section 1 off Sam Donald Road- approved
Site plan for Salon 1797 at 7035 Nolensville Road- approved
Final plat of Burberry Glen, Phase 1-approved with performance bond
Final P.U.D. plan/preliminary plat for Telfair- approved with conditions
Rezoning of 7223 Nolensville Road- disapproved
Preliminary plat of Hadley Reserve at 9915 Maxwell Lane- approved with conditions
Town Administrator McLawhon noted that Town Planner Henry Laird has notified the Town of his retirement plans for later in the summer.
Town Engineer Don Swartz provided updates on the following:
* The Town has closed on the Small Town Connections trail head parking lot. TDEC permitting has been received, so the project is now awaiting the Army Corps of Engineers permit.
* The Stonebrook Safe Routes to School project is in the utility certification phase with TDOT. Staff is hoping to piggyback the work with construction of the sidewalk tying Brittain Downs to Sunset Elementary School.
* The Creekside Safe Routes to School project has moved out of the environmental phase.
* Sessions Paving will be doing some of the milling and resurfacing work in the coming weeks, beginning with Walpole Court. No roads will be completely closed.
On behalf of the Nolensville Fire Department, Tom Seyfried reported statistics for April.
Police Chief Troy Huffines presented his report on monthly offenses, stop data, and management report for April. He then presented several awards and commendations:
* Officer David Hazlett received a Purple Star award and a distinguished service award for his bravery during a violent physical attack by a suspect on March 10, 2016
* Public Works Director and part-time Officer Bryan Howell received a commendation award for his assistance ending the standoff with the suspect on the March 10th incident.
* Captain Cindy Strange received a commendation award for her efforts at the scene of the attack.
* Officer Kent Jacobs received a commendation award for his quick response to a call on February 28, 2016, during which he sustained minor injuries while apprehending the suspect.
* Officer Joe Baynham received a service recognition award for 12 years with the Nolensville Police Department.
Mr. Bryan Howell gave a brief report for the Public Works Department. Approximately 15 sections of sidewalk in Bent Creek have been repaired along with some sections at Old Clovercroft and Nolensville Road. Some of the right-of-way maintenance has been completed, and mowing has begun. A contract is in place for landscaping at Town Hall.
Ms. Betty Friedlander reported that in April the Historic Zoning Commission approved a certificate of appropriateness for exterior residence changes at 7319 Nolensville Road.
Mr. Bob Haines represented the Economic Development Committee. An open house was held recently to recruit volunteers. Several people joined the committee as a result of the event, and new projects are on the horizon.
Ms. Suzanne Honeycutt reported for the Town Events Committee. The Star Spangled Celebration is on track, and many of the action items are complete.
On behalf of the Trees for Trails Committee Ms. Kelley Crummitt stressed the importance of the trail head parking lot and closing on the property on Nolensville Road. She suggested a workshop to educate citizens on the trail plan when the map is completed. There was a brief discussion on the mixed use development proposed for behind Town Hall and landscape buffering requirements for subdivisions.
At 7:42 p.m., Mayor Alexander opened a public hearing on Ordinance 16-04, an ordinance to adopt a budget for fiscal year July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017. Town Administrator Ken McLawhon gave an overview of the budget. Highlights are road work, review of impact fee program, potential grant opportunities and public safety. Revenue remains strong. The County has indicated that property valuations in the Town have increased by about 30%. There was some additional discussion about financing the work on Sunset Road. The mayor closed the public hearing at 7:52 p.m.
Mayor Alexander opened a public hearing on Ordinance 16-05, an ordinance to amend the zoning map of Nolensville, Tennessee to rezone property at 7150 Nolensville Road currently Office Industrial (OI) to Commercial Services (CS) with a Commercial Corridor Overlay (CCO) at 7:53 p.m. With no public comments, Mayor Alexander closed the hearing at 7:53 p.m.
At 7:54 p.m., Mayor Alexander opened a public hearing on Ordinance 16-06, an ordinance to amend the zoning map of Nolensville, Tennessee to rezone four (4) tracts of property off of Nolensville Road between Sunset Road and Sam Donald Road. With no public comments, Mayor Alexander closed the hearing at 7:54 p.m.
Mayor Alexander opened a public hearing on Ordinance 16-07, an ordinance to enter into a franchise agreement with Comcast of Nashville II, LLC. Alderman Snyder mentioned talks with the School System regarding the public access channel are ongoing. With no public comments, the mayor closed the hearing at 7:55 p.m.
Alderman Snyder made a motion to approve Resolution 16-13, a resolution to enter into an agreement with Middle Tennessee State University and authorize the use of funds for sound reinforcement services at Nolensville’s Star Spangled Celebration, seconded by Alderman Dugger. The motion passed unanimously.
Alderman Dugger moved to approve on second reading Ordinance 16-02, an ordinance to approve an addition to Burberry Glen Master Concept P.U.D. Plan in Nolensville, Tennessee and zone property suburban residential with a P.U.D. overlay (SR/P.U.D.). Alderman Patrick seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.
After a short discussion, Mayor Alexander made a motion to approve on second reading Ordinance 16-03, an ordinance to amend budget Ordinance 15-06 for fiscal year July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016. Alderman Larry Felts seconded the motion, and the vote passed unanimously.
Mayor Alexander gave an introduction of Ordinance 16-08, an ordinance to amend the zoning map of Nolensville, Tennessee to rezone property at 7223 Nolensville Road currently estate residential (ER) to commercial services (CS) with a commercial corridor overlay (CCO). The applicant previously requested a Land Use Map amendment and rezoning, but the Planning Commission denied both requests. Mayor Alexander made a motion “to support the Land Use Policy Plan and keep the property zoned ER.” The motion failed for a lack of a second.
Alderman Dugger made a motion to approve Ordinance 16-08, seconded by Alderman Snyder. There was a lengthy discussion about the Land Use Policy plan and map, the processes for amending the Land Use plan and rezoning, and the current zoning of the parcel. After the extensive debate, Mayor Alexander moved to amend the motion to defer the item for one meeting for further discussion. Alderman Felts seconded the motion. The motion failed with Mayor Alexander and Alderman Felts voting in favor of deferral, and Aldermen Dugger, Snyder and Patrick voting against deferral.
Mayor Alexander called for a vote on the original motion to approve on first reading Ordinance 16-08 to rezone 7223 Nolensville Road from ER to CS/CCO. The motion passed by a vote of 3 – 2 with Aldermen Dugger, Snyder and Patrick voting in favor and Mayor Alexander and Alderman Felts voting against.
Alderman Snyder made a motion to approve Resolution 16-14, a resolution to enter into an agreement with WAKM AM 950 and authorize the use of funds for a fireworks display and radio promotion of Nolensville’s Star Spangled Celebration, with Alderman Dugger seconding the motion. After a brief discussion about the appropriate length of time for the display, the motion passed unanimously.
Mayor Alexander said there were 18 residential building permits issued in April.
Mayor Alexander adjourned the meeting at 9:00 p.m.