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Town of Nolensville
Board of Mayor and Aldermen Meeting
Date: August 4, 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 Sarah Sitterle, Consultant Micah Wood and Recorder Kali Mogul. There were 19 citizens present.
Alderman Tommy Dugger said the prayer and led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Mayor Alexander announced that Agenda Item 11, Ordinance 16-08, had been deferred at the request of the applicant.
Ms. Katy Jones thanked the Aldermen for attending James Donald’s funeral and asked the Board to consider what she has mentioned previously regarding the rezoning of 7223 Nolensville Road.
Next, Mayor Alexander made a motion to approve the minutes from the Board meeting of July 7th, 2016, seconded by Alderman Dugger. The motion passed unanimously.
Mayor Alexander moved to approve the Treasurer’s Report through June, 2016. Alderman Dugger seconded, and the report was approved unanimously.
Alderman Larry Felts gave a summary of Mr. Len Rossi’s wrestling career, and Alderman Snyder read a proclamation honoring Mr. Rossi’s induction into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame. Mr. Rossi thanked the board and the Town for the recognition.
Mayor Alexander then made a motion to appoint Alderman Larry Felts to the Storm Water Appeals Board, which was seconded by Alderman Dugger and approved unanimously.
Mayor Alexander and Town Administrator Ken McLawhon introduced new Town Planner Sarah Sitterle.
Town Engineer Don Swartz provided updates on the following:
* Wiser Engineering has been selected to handle the third Safe Routes to School program.
* Collier Engineering confirmed that Sessions Paving will finish Sam Donald Road in the coming week.
* The Stonebrook Safe Routes to School and Small Town Connections trail are still in review with TDOT, so the Town is awaiting notice to proceed.
On behalf of the Nolensville Fire Department, Chief Hall reported statistics for July. The Department has been involved with inspecting the new school campus and was trained on egress and fire alarm panels. Chief Hall also requested that Town employee Keith Rosenbury be allowed to be dispatched on emergency calls during the day if needed.
Police Chief Troy Huffines presented his report on monthly offenses, stop data, and management report for July. Chief Huffines mentioned the Police Department is prepared for the first day of school at the new campus. Town Administrator McLawhon clarified that recruiting has been slow for a number of reasons.
Mr. Bryan Howell reported for the Public Works Department. The tractor has been out of service for three weeks, and the State is also delayed on cutting the Right of Way on Nolensville Road.
There was no report for the Historic Zoning Commission, as there were no submittals for July.
In Mr. Tyler Thayer’s absence, Town Administrator Ken McLawhon reported that The Retail Coach was in town on July 18th for an update, and the recruitment process is underway.
There were no reports for the Town Events and Trees and Trails Committees.
Mayor Alexander made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda, which included Resolution 16-23 to release CK Development from maintenance bonding and accept the roads and public improvements within Bent Creek Phase 6, Section 2B for maintenance. Alderman Snyder seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.
At 7:34 p.m., Mayor Alexander opened a Public Hearing on Ordinance 16-13, an ordinance levying a tax rate in excess of the certified rate for tax year 2016. With no comments, the Mayor closed the hearing at 7:35 p.m.
Mayor Alexander reiterated that the second reading of Ordinance 16-08 had been deferred at the request of the applicant until the next Board meeting on September 1, 2016.
Next, Mayor Alexander made a motion to approve the second reading of Ordinance 16-10, an ordinance to enter into a franchise agreement with Atmos Energy Corporation for a period of 20-years, seconded by Alderman Felts. Upon a vote, the approval passed unanimously.
A motion was made by Mayor Alexander to approve on second reading Ordinance 16-11, an ordinance to amend Title 9 of the Municipal Code regulating solicitors in the Town of Nolensville, Tennessee, seconded by Alderman Snyder. The motion passed unanimously.
Mayor Alexander then made a motion to approve on second reading Ordinance 16-12, an ordinance amending Title 15 of the Town of Nolensville Municipal Code regulating motor vehicles, parking, traffic, and speeding. The Mayor commented that this ordinance is to enforce the right-in/right-out only traffic at the Twice Daily on Nolensville Road. Alderman Patrick seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.
A motion was made by Mayor Alexander to approve on second reading Ordinance 16-13, an ordinance levying a tax rate in excess of the certified rate for tax year 2016. This is in response to Williamson County conducting a reappraisal of property and mentioned there has not been a property tax increase in six years. Alderman Patrick seconded the motion, which passed by unanimous vote.
Mayor Alexander made a motion to approve on second reading Ordinance 16-14, an ordinance to amend Title 1 of the Municipal Code regarding the regular meeting place and time of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. Alderman Dugger seconded. Upon a vote, the approval passed unanimously.
Mayor Alexander then announced that the Williamson County Fair would begin the next day. There will also be a kids’ triathlon held in Nolensville on August 14th. Mayor Alexander thanked everyone for their concern about Ms. Janice Green. Alderman Dugger addressed a comment to Town Administrator McLawhon requesting the incremental property tax revenue be used to help fund road improvements.
Mayor Alexander adjourned the meeting at 7:46 p.m.