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Town of Nolensville
Board of Mayor and Aldermen Meeting
Date: July 6, 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 26 citizens present.
Alderman Tommy Dugger said the prayer and led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Mr. Bill Kottas, with CK Development revealed a sign to be erected on Bent Creek’s trail now named “The Mayor’s Walk.” The sign will honor the current and previous mayors of Nolensville.
Alderman Dugger moved to approve the minutes from the Board meeting of June 1, 2017, seconded by Alderman Felts. The motion passed unanimously.
Mayor Alexander made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s report through May, 2017, seconded by Alderman Patrick. When the vote was taken, the approval passed unanimously.
Town Planner Sarah Sitterle reported on behalf of the Planning Department and Planning Commission. The Comprehensive Plan first draft is complete. The Market Square developers are currently meeting with other developers who are interested in the project. Submittals considered at the June Planning Commission meeting were:
* Burkitt Commons final plat, approved
* Scales Farmstead amenity center site plan, approved
* Site plan/change of use for 7319 Nolensville Road, approved
* Martin’s Nolensville Campus site plan, approved
* Annexation and plan of service for Valerie Golden/Parman Henry property, approved and recommended to the BOMA
* Brooksbank Phase 2 preliminary plat approved, with conditions
* Summerlyn Phase 4 final plat deferred one month
Town Engineer Don Swartz provided updates on the following:
* A written summary of the status of Sunset Road improvements, distributed to the Board before the meeting, was reviewed. R-O-W plans are being finalized. Construction plans are being finalized by Ragan-Smith and Associates. R&D Enterprises is completing appraisals of R-O-Ws needed to complete the improvements. The Winterset Woods HOA has voted to approve dedication of the R-O-W in front of the subdivision. Staff is still waiting to hear back from the Benington HOA.
* The Creekside Safe Route to School plan is under final review with TDOT; Staff is responding to one additional comment. The Stonebrook Safe Route to School has been resubmitted. Swartz is hopeful the project will go out to bid in September.
* Construction on the Small Town Connections greenway is still underway, and it should be completed this summer.
On behalf of the Nolensville Volunteer Fire Department, Chief Keith Rosenberry reported statistics for June.
Police Chief Troy Huffines gave his monthly management report for June.
Mr. Bryan Howell presented a report for the Public Works Department. He briefly touched on the Star Spangled Celebration and was appreciative of the hydraulic stage. The bush hog is currently out of service. Administrator McLawhon thanked Public Works and the Police Department for assistance with the Star Spangled Celebration. He mentioned the new vehicle in the Public Works Department. Finally, he thanked County Mayor Rogers Anderson in the audience for the County’s help with various road repair work.
Ms. Betty Friedlander reported that the Historic Zoning Commission approved two certificates of appropriateness for the Historic District for a new Edward Jones location and for E&B Coffee Roasters at the Painted Dragonfly.
On behalf of the Town Events Committee, Alderman Snyder gave a review of the Star Spangled Celebration. The Committee has already turned its attention to the Veteran’s Day breakfast and parade.
Ms. Kelley Crummitt represented the Trees and Trails Committee. She walked the new trail and presented a photo slideshow of its route.
Mayor Alexander then introduced County Mayor Rogers Anderson and Budget Director Neena Graham in attendance. Mayor Anderson reported on the Williamson County School system and the capital resources required for new schools. He recapped the educational impact fee, which has already been approved but will only account for $100 million. A local option sales tax increase is the only viable option to make up the additional $400 million needed to fund schools. Williamson County voters, however, must approve a higher local option sales tax. Following the presentation, Alderman Dugger requested clarification on the 1% trustee fee. Mayor Anderson confirmed that the 1% would be waived for the higher percentage. Mayor Alexander made a motion to approve Resolution 17-13, a resolution to enter an interlocal agreement with Williamson County, Tennessee pertaining to the use of local option sales tax revenue. Alderman Dugger seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.
At 7:51 p.m. Mayor Alexander then opened a public hearing on Resolution 17-15, a resolution to adopt a plan of service for the annexation of property referenced as Map 58, Parcel 03000 and portions of adjacent roadways at the request of the property owner. Mr. Larry Gardner of 105 Mill Creek Lane suggested that only York Road be annexed. No other comments were made, and the public hearing was closed at 7:53 p.m.
Next, Mayor Alexander made a motion to approve on second reading Ordinance 17-08, an ordinance to amend budget ordinance 16-04 for fiscal year July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017. Alderman Felts seconded the motion. Upon a vote, the approval passed unanimously.
Mayor Alexander then made a motion to approve on first reading Ordinance 17-09, an ordinance amending Title 15 of the Town of Nolensville’s Municipal Code pertaining to the speed limit on Nolensville Road. The results of a traffic study between People’s State Bank and the northern limits of the Town indicated a necessary speed limit reduction. The number of crashes at Kidd Road, the volume of traffic and the new development at Nolensville and Burkitt Road were cited. Alderman Patrick seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.
Mayor Alexander made a motion to approve Resolution 17-14, a resolution to renew the certificate of compliance for Yang’s Investment, Incorporated for a retail package liquor store R&B Liquors at 7175 Nolensville Road in Nolensville for a period of two years. Alderman Patrick seconded the motion, and the approval passed unanimously.
Alderman Felts made a motion to approve Resolution 17-15, a resolution to adopt a plan of service for the annexation of property referenced as Map 58, Parcel 03000 and portions of adjacent roadways at the request of the property owner. Alderman Dugger seconded the motion. There was discussion about certain comments in the drafted comprehensive plan regarding road support, services and infrastructure of annexed property. Complications arise when parcels are annexed but fail to develop. If the annexation is approved, the parcel will have Estate Residential (ER) zoning. When a vote was taken, the approval was unanimous.
There were 32 new residential building permits issued in June, bringing the total to 293 for the fiscal year.
The Mayor adjourned the meeting at 8:19 p.m.