AUGUST 6, 1998
TOWN HALL, 7 P.M.
The meeting was opened with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance by Mayor Knapper at 7:00 p.m. Those in attendance were Alderman Parman Henry, Alderman Tommy Dugger, Patsy Henry, Larry Felts, Jim Finley, Yvonne McCurley, Kathy Chalvez, Jimmy Spruill, Rick Fisher, Todd Seguin.
Mayor Knapper announced the next meeting of the Nolensville Business Association to be held on Monday, August 10, 1998 at 7 p.m. at Nolensville United Methodist Church.
Those wishing to be on the 2010 Committee needed to make sure their name is on the list. The nominations will be closed on Friday, August 15, 1998.
Minutes of June 4th and 24th were approved unanimously as a motion came from Alderman Dugger and was seconded by Alderman Henry.
Treasurer’s Report was explained by Mayor Knapper. The total funds in the bank at this time is $144,828.39. Motion was made by Alderman Henry. Seconded by Alderman Dugger.
Alfred and Evelyn Bennett, Rob Pease, Mark Lee and daughter entered at 7:10 p.m.
Mark Lee gave a report on Public Safety.
Rob Pease gave a report on Planning and Zoning Commission.
Rick Fisher gave a report on Historical District Commission.
Mayor Knapper made comment about Interlocal Agreement to assist Town in enforcing our ordinances.
At 7:23 p.m. Joe Rositano and Mary Frances Parrish entered.
Larry Garner and Todd Seguin gave opinion about speed limit.
Alderman Henry made a motion to adjourn. Alderman Dugger seconded. Meeting adjourned at 7:40.
Respectfully Submitted, Approved on ____________,1998
Yvonne McCurley Charles F. Knapper, Mayor
The meeting was called to order at 6:10 p.m. In attendance were Mayor Charles Knapper, Alderman Parman Henry, Codes Enforcer Jim Finley, Recorder Cindy Lancaster and three citizens.
Ms. Janice Bobo from the Nolensville Public Library noted she had requested $3,000 for the library. She stated the library serves all ages of Nolensville and would like to use the money from the Town to update her references.
Council Notestine came into the meeting at 6:15 p.m.
Alderman Henry noted that he did not see the $3,000 for the library on the budget. Mayor Knapper stated that is was an oversight and this intergovernmental agreement line item will be changed to $4,300. Alderman Henry ask that Animal Control and Library be written on the budget.
Alderman Henry asked about the Historic Commission line item. He asked if this would be a request made each year. The Mayor stated that he felt that this would be requested each year, but could not say what amount they would request.
Alderman Henry noted that last year they requested and received $3,000. This year the request has increased to $7,000. Will they request $14,000 for fiscal year 1999-2000? Alderman Henry did note that this group has done an excellent job. Alderman Henry also noted that he did not know what the $2,500 for the Drug Task Force would be used for. He would like to know more where this money would be spent. Alderman Henry stated that the $5,000 line item for the Business Association is of grave concern to him. He noted that this group does not have a board, or any direction as of yet. He stated that every business group that he had been involved in was self-supporting. Also, the police line item concerned Alderman Henry. He stated that if this money is not going to be used then it should not be noted.
Mayor Knapper went through the budget, explaining each line item. He noted the increases and gave justification for same. Alderman Henry asked if the Public Works Salary could be removed from the General Fund and placed against the State Street Aid Fund. Mayor Knapper said that this would be investigated.
Alderman Dugger came in the meeting at 6:31 p.m.
Mayor Knapper said the line item for the Business Association could be decreased to $2,500. The Mayor noted that he would like to keep the Police Department line item. He stated that previously the S.M.A.R.T. trailer was here and the average rate of speed was 29 mph in the 30 mph zone and 44 mph in the 40 mph zone.
Mayor Knapper stated that the Codes Enforcement figures were based on 50 homes. He noted that if something changed and this increased the expense would in effect increase also.
The Mayor went over the revenue line item, explaining the revenue source in each item.
Alderman Dugger stated that he was concerned with the $2,500 Drug Task Force. He noted that this was a very small price to pay to keep one child off drugs, although, he would like to be more specific on how this money would be spent. Alderman Henry stated he would like for Nolensville to begin their own program.
The public hearing adjourned at 6:55 p.m.
Respectfully submitted, Approved
Cindy Lancaster, Charles Knapper,
BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN MEETING
MINUTES OF MAY 7, 1998 7:00 PM
The meeting began at 7:04 p.m. with the following people present: Mayor Charles F. Knapper, Alderman Tommy Dugger, Alderman Parman Henry, Recorder Cindy Lancaster, Council Bob Notestine and eighteen citizens.
Mayor opened the meeting noting there was a National Day of Prayer gathering at Town Hall headed by Yvonne McCurley and that this will be an annual event. Alderman Henry made a motion to approve and Alderman Dugger seconded. This passed unanimously,
Mayor Knapper made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report. Alderman Henry seconded. The Recorder noted $31,233.33 was deposited for April. $25,500.00 was transferred from the savings account to Local Government Investment Pool bringing the total to $75,000. Alderman Dugger asked that “Rainy Day Fund and Legal Fund” be added beside 1st American at the top of Treasurer’s report.
Rick Fisher commented on the Historic and Beautification Committee. He noted that Pat Aldred is looking into welcome signs.
Resolution #98-05, a resolution authorizing the Treasurer to pay Williamson County Highway Department. Alderman Henry made a motion to approve. Alderman Dugger seconded and the motion passed unanimously.
Resolution #98-06, a resolution to enter into an agreement with Middle Tennessee Maintenance. Alderman Henry made a motion to approve. Alderman Dugger seconded but asked if we received bids. Mayor Knapper answered yes, but we only received two bids. One was approximately $3,000. Alderman Henry asked if we could allow the County to mow and then hire this company to mow in between those times. The Board was in favor of this. Mayor asked Alderman Henry to speak to Mr. Meeks in regards to this. This motion passed unanimously.
Second reading of Ordinance #98-04 regulating the maintenance of real property. Council Notestine explained this ordinance. Alderman Dugger made a motion to accept. Alderman Henry seconded. There was extensive discussion on this ordinance. Larry Garner suggested placing the words “developed lot”. The Mayor felt that this ordinance was very important. Alderman Henry felt the total intent of this law is to keep the homeowners property kept up appropriately and not to remove wooded areas. Council Notestine felt it was broad enough so the town could use this ordinance at it’s discretion. This motion passed unanimously.
Second reading of Ordinance #98-13 establishing a Facilities Tax. Council Notestine explained this ordinance. Alderman Henry made a motion to approve, Alderman Dugger seconded. This ordinance passed unanimously. Alderman Henry noted that if this is found to be inadequate, it will be increased to facilitate Nolensville’s needs.
First reading on Ordinance #98-14 and ordinance to amend the Zoning Ordinance. Council Notestine explained this ordinance. Mayor Knapper made a motion to approve. Alderman Dugger seconded. Alderman Dugger noted this has not gone before the Planning Commission for their recommendation. This was passed unanimously.
First Reading of Ordinance #98-15, an ordinance to amend Ordinance #97-07 to exempt public Utilities to obtain a permit for excavations. Council Notestine explained this ordinance. Alderman Henry made a motion to approve, Alderman Dugger seconded. This was passed unanimously.
First Reading of #98-16, an ordinance to adopt a budget for fiscal year July 1, 1998- June 30, 1999. Mayor Knapper explained this ordinance. He noted there would be a Public Hearing on June 4, 1998 at 6:00 p.m. prior to the regular monthly meeting.
The Mayor went down each line item with brief discussion. Alderman Dugger made a motion to approve this ordinance. Mayor Knapper seconded. Alderman Henry noted that the senior citizens received money last year and have been increased this year. The senior citizens do not serve the entire community, but the library does. This will be discussed further at the public hearing. This passed unanimously
A lady asked what she can do about putting a stop sign at the intersection of Dortch and Oldham Drive. Aubrey Short stated that someone had looked at that a few years ago and it was found that Dortch is a through street. She asked for a street light. Mayor Knapper stated that the Town has not put in street lights but that individual property owners can obtain these. Mayor Knapper stated the Town would get the traffic consultant to review this.
Orville Norton noted that there may be some problems with the passing of the sign ordinance. There should have been a public hearing made by the Planning Commission and then one by the Board of Mayor and Alderman with a resolution to the Planning Commission. This was not done in proper form. This needs to be reviewed.
The Mayor noted that there should be some “pretty pictures” for traffic areas by our engineers.
Mr. Greg Vick introduced himself as running for State Senator.
Meeting adjourned 8:20 p.m.
Respectfully submitted, Approved,
Cindy Lancaster, Charles F. Knapper,
Town Recorder Mayor