close menu
This website uses cookies to store your accessibility preferences. No personal / identifying information is stored. More info.

1998

Minutes Archive

1998-8 BOMA
MINUTES FOR BOARD MEETING
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
1998-6 Special BOMA
MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING
TOWN OF NOLENSVILLE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 1998, 6:00 P.M., TOWN HALL
 
The meeting was called to order at 6:07 p.m.
 
Mayor Charles Knapper, Aldermen Parman Henry and Tommy Dugger, and Recorder Cindy Lancaster attended.
 
The Mayor explained Resolution #98-07 and noted that the reason this meeting was called was due to the time frame. The resolution had to be passed by July 1st, to apply for the ISTEA Grant.
 
Alderman Henry gave his opinion in regards to the location of the proposed trees. He stated that if the trees were planted at the proposed location along the road side it will hinder an automobiles view. The Mayor stated that this could be revamped. That portion of the proposal would not have to remain as it is written.
 
Mayor Knapper made a motion to approve Resolution 98-07, Alderman Dugger seconded, and this passed unanimously.
 
Meeting adjourned at 6:19.
 
Respectfully submitted, Approved,
 
Cindy Lancaster Charles F. Knapper
Town Recorder Mayor
1998-6 BOMA Public Hearing
TOWN OF NOLENSVILLE
BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN PUBLIC HEARING
JUNE 7, 1998, THURSDAY, TOWN HALL, 6:00 P.M. 


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,

Recorder Mayor

1998-6 BOMA
MINUTES FOR THE
TOWN OF NOLENSVILLE REGULAR MEETING
THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 1998, BOARD OF MAYOR & ALDERMEN
 
The meeting began at 7:11 p.m. Mayor Charles Knapper, Aldermen Parman Henry and Tommy Dugger, Codes Enforcer Jim Finley, Recorder Cindy Lancaster and 19 citizens were in attendance.
 
Reverend Alfred Bennett led the Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance. Alderman Henry introduced Judge Clark, who is running for re-election of judge.
 
The Mayor began the meeting by thanking Charles Sargent for the $30,000 that he worked diligently to obtain for Nolensville. Alderman Henry made a motion to send a letter of gratitude to Representative Sargent, Alderman Dugger seconded this motion. This motion passed unanimously.
 
Alderman Dugger made a motion to accept the minutes for the Public Hearing on May 7, Alderman Henry seconded and this motion passed unanimously. Alderman Henry made a motion to pass the regular meeting minutes for May 7, Alderman Dugger seconded and this motion passed unanimously.
 
Recorder Lancaster gave the Treasurers Report, noting the amount in the savings accounts totaled $122,106.14 in the General Fund a total of $20,760.70 in State Street Aid.
Alderman Henry made a motion to approve the Treasurers report. Alderman Dugger seconded and this passed unanimously.
 
Mrs. Pat Aldred presented a sign proposal that her Committee had reviewed and selected. Mr. Rob Pease, Chairman of the Planning Commission, asked that these signs be presented to the Planning Commission. Pat was in agreement with this request.
 
Chief Presley Hughes stated that the Chairman of the Public Safety was suppose to present a report, although he was not in attendance.
 
Chairman Rob Pease of the Planning Commission noted this Commission would be meeting on June 11, 1998.
 
Mayor Knapper requested that the second reading of Ordinance 98-14 be withdrawn. Town Attorney Bob Notestine stated that state law was abided by, but the Town Zoning Ordinance was not. It requires the Planning Commission to hold a public hearing and this was not done. Therefore, this ordinance was withdrawn.
 
Second Reading of Ordinance 98-15, an ordinance to amend Ordinance 97-07 to exempt public utilities to obtain a permit. Counsel Notestine discussed this ordinance. Alderman Henry made a motion to approve this ordinance, Alderman Dugger seconded, this motion passed unanimously.
 
Second Reading of Ordinance 98-17, an ordinance to amend the Zoning Ordinance to provide for the reclassification of the Zoning of Estate Residential. Attorney Notestine explained this ordinance and noted that proper procedure was completed. Alderman Henry made a motion to approve this ordinance, Alderman Dugger seconded and this ordinance passed unanimously.
 
Second Reading of Ordinance 98-16, and ordinance to adopt a budget for fiscal year July 1, 1998 - June 30, 1999. lt;span > The Mayor went over several highlighted items. He noted concerns of the $2,500 allotted for the Drug Task Force and for Nolensville to come up with their own ideas on addressing the Drug issue. Mr. Joe Rossitano stated that he didn’t want to run out and spend $2,500, but rather the Town showing commitment.
 
Mayor Knapper made a motion to pass the budget with changes of the intergovernmental agreement be changed to $4,300, Senior Citizen changed to -0-, Business Association to $2,500. Alderman Dugger seconded this motion. Counsel Notestine commented that money could be moved around from line items. Mr. Aldred asked in which line would Jim’s salary come out. The Mayor noted that the Codes Enforcer would come out of the Codes Operations under public safety. Mr. Aubrey Short stated that there were some thoroughfares and catch basins that were pretty dangerous. He asked if there was any money to be allotted for this possible problem. It was noted that these items would come out of the State Street Aid account.
 
Mrs. Angie Shafer asked if any money was to be given to the Nolensville Senior Citizens, that it please be tabled due to Nolensville Senior Citizens not receiving this allocation. She stated that the money that is given to Nolensville goes to College Grove and Nashville. It does not go directly into Nolensville. The motion to pass Ordinance 98-16, was voted on and passed unanimously.
 
Counsel Notestine noted that in April a procedure was not properly performed to pass Ordinance 98-07. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen had a public hearing, although the Planning Commission did not. According to the Zoning Ordinance the Planning Commission should have conducted a public hearing. According to State Law in Tennessee the Planning Commission was not required to hold a public hearing. Due to the fact that the Towns Zoning Ordinance requires a public hearing by the Planning Commission, proper procedure was not followed. Notestine also noted that there is a clause in the ordinance that states if it is not intentional and is passed, it remains as passed. This Board has been made aware of the proper procedures and is notified that this will be performed properly in the future. Mr. Orville Norton noted that this should be cleaned up. There was extensive discussion with this issue.
 
Alderman Henry made a motion to adjourn at 8:04.
 
Respectfully submitted, Approved,
 
Cindy Lancaster Charles F. Knapper,
Town Recorder Mayor
1998-5 BOMA
TOWN OF NOLENSVILLE
BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN MEETING
MINUTES OF MAY 7, 1998 7:00 PM
TOWN HALL
 
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
1998-4 BOMA
TOWN OF NOLENSVILLE
BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN MEETING
7:00 PM AT TOWN HALL
Thursday, April 2, 1998
 
 
Mayor Knapper called the meeting to order at 7:00 with Alderman Henry, Alderman Dugger, Council Notestine, Codes Enforcement Jim Finley, Recorder Lancaster and 22 citizens present.
 
Political candidates were introduced as follows: Sue Pratt- Court Clerk, Ron Davis- District Attorney General, Stuart Caulkins- Public Defender, and Keith Jordan- Circuit Court Judge.
 
Alderman Henry made a motion to approve the minutes as read and Tommy Dugger seconded. The minutes were approved unanimously.
 
The treasurer asked that $25,000 be transferred to Local Government Investment pool. Mayor Knapper made a motion to grant this request. Alderman Henry seconded and this motion passed unanimously. Alderman Dugger made a motion to approve treasurer’s report. Alderman Henry seconded and the motion passed unanimously.
 
Committee Reports:
 
Rob Pease reminded everyone of the regular meeting on April 9th. He noted that they were wrapping up the review of the Zoning Ordinance. On the agenda is a rezoning request for a business on the corner of King Street and Sam Donald Rd. Another item is Castle Builders to expand in Stonebrook Subdivision.
 
Presley Hughes with Public Safety will be meeting Monday night. This Committee has not met since the last meeting for the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. Presley distributed a sheet that gave the number of calls for the Nolensville Volunteer Fire Department.
 
After a five minute recess the meeting resumed.
 
READING OF RESOLUTION # 98-04: The Mayor explained this resolution in addition to the Capital program. Alderman Henry made a motion to approve. Alderman Dugger seconded. This resolution passed unanimously.
 
FIRST READING OF ORDINANCE # 98-04, an Ordinance to maintain Real Property was reviewed by Council Notestine. Alderman Henry made a motion to approve and Alderman Dugger seconded. This passed unanimously. Orville Norton stated he had some grown up underbrush and felt that we were stepping over the line with this ordinance and that it should be researched.
 
Judge Lonnie Hoover entered the meeting. He introduced himself and noted he was running for Judge.
 
SECOND READING OF 98-05, Providing for the clearance of slums: Council Notestine explained this ordinance. Alderman Henry made a motion to approve, Mayor Knapper seconded and this passed unanimously.
 
SECOND READING OF ORDINANCE #98-07, an Ordinance to amend the Zoning Ordinance (sign): Alderman Henry reviewed this with the crowd. It was noted that the Planning Commission had made their recommendation. Alderman Henry made a motion to accept this ordinance as read. Mayor Knapper seconded. Alderman Dugger noted that the Planning Commission is going through the Zoning Ordinance right now step by step. He would like for the Planning Commission to come back with a recommendation and set a date i.e. 2005, that all signs would be in compliance with the ordinance as recommended by the Planning Commission. The Mayor noted that after seeing Comfort Engineering’s sign he had made his decision. Alderman Henry and Mayor Knapper were for and Alderman Dugger was against. This passed 2 for, 1 against.
 
SECOND READING #98-09, an ordinance to implement fees for codes Department: Jim Finley explained this ordinance. Alderman Dugger made a motion to approve. Alderman Henry seconded and this motion passed unanimously.
 
FIRST READING #98-12, an ordinance regulating the discharge of firearms: Bob Notestine reviewed this ordinance. Mayor Knapper made a motion to withdraw. Alderman Henry seconded and this was withdrawn unanimously.
 
FIRST READING #98-13, an ordinance establishing a Facilities Tax: Council Notestine explained this ordinance. Alderman Henry made motion to approve. Alderman Dugger seconded. This passed unanimously.
 
The Mayor then read a Proclamation that declared April 5-11, 1998 International Building Safety Week 1998. Mayor Knapper commended Jim Finley on his well done job.
 
The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.
 
Respectfully Submitted, Approved,
 
 
 
Cindy Lancaster, Charles F. Knapper,
Town Recorder Mayor
1998-3 BOMA Zoning Workshop
TOWN OF NOLENSVILLE
MINUTES FROM ZONING WORKSHOP
MARCH 19, 1998
 
The workshop was called to order by Chairman Robe Pease at 7:03 p.m. with the following Planning Commissioners present:
Frank Wilson, Larry Felts, Evelyn Bennett, Tommy Dugger, Orville Norton, and Joe Rositano. Staff members present were Yvonne McCurley, Mike Wood, Mike Delvizis.
 
The public was represented by Rev. Larry Guin, Kenneth Kelley, Bobby Moore Pat Aldred and Alfred Bennett.
 
The Pledge of Allegiance
 
Copies of the suggested amendments that Jim Finley had left to be distributed were given to each person present.
 
The floor was opened to the public and Kenneth Kelley asked if we would be discussing the Sign Ordinance tonight. It was explained to him that this is a workshop to amend the Zoning Ordinance and that while the sign ordinance was a part of the Zoning Ordinance, it was doubtful that the discussion would get that far in tonight’s meeting.
 
Pat Aldred also believed that the sign ordinance would be discussed tonight. She left when she found out that it would not be.
 
Rev. Larry Guin asked if we would be working from a copy of the current Ordinance or the Red line copy submitted by Phil Walker. We will be using the Red line copy in these meetings. Rev. Guin handed out 3 pages of suggestions that he wished to address in the workshop.
 
The following amendments were discussed and revised:
 
Article One Definitions
p.3 Accessory Home Day Care; strike out “and the children of close relatives” in the first sentence. In the second sentence replace “include” with “exclude” and strike out “and children of close relatives cared for in the home.
 
p.4 Bed and Breakfast; replace five (5) with three (3).

p.5 first sentence on the page shall have the word “be” removed from the text.
Day Care Center: strike words “for more than 15 hours and less than 24 hours per day”
Day Care Home; strike out “and the children of close relatives” in the first sentence and “and children of close relatives cared for in the home.”
Development; add the word “renovation” between reconstruction and conversion.
 
p.7 Dwelling Unit; Second sentence should start with “Every three units in a facility, or fraction thereof, for…”
 
p.10 Home Occupation; leave “four” (4) rather than adopt Phil Walker’s suggestion of “five (5)”.
 
p.13 Road; Make sure our definition is consistent with Sub Regs. definition.
 
p.16 Start of Construction; add the word “and” between issued and provided in the first sentence.
Structure; add to end of sentence “including signs”
 
p.22 The chart should permit restaurants as “permitted with conditions” (PC)in the O/I district.
 
p.24 3.2.3 A. change “inn” to “Bed and Breakfast”, change five (5) to three (3).
B. change “inn” to “Bed and Breakfast”
D. strike out entire sentence.
Change letter “E” to “D”
 
3.2.4 A. Add “Architectural elevations of all building sites shall be included as part of the submittal.
3.2.5 D. There was some question by Rev. Guin as to needing clarification on this subject.
3.2.6 B. Strike the word “street” and put in “road”.
3.2.8 A. Strike “street” put “road”.
 
At 8:30 Alfred Bennett shared his comments on how a community feeling is brought about by sidewalks.
At 8:40 we took a 5 minute break.
8:45 meeting recalled to order.
 
p.26 3.2.14 Adult Entertainment needs to be defined. Changes were to be made to further restrict the distance that Adult Entertainment would be allowed to schools and religious institutions. Mike Wood is going to research to see what the farthest distance that could be legally allowed and come up with wording to that regard.
 
 
 
p.30A 3.5.2 Replace the word “by” with “from”.
3.5.4B 1. Strike out the first “district”. It is a typographical error.
 
p. 30B There was some discussion on temporary businesses but no changes were decided upon as of yet.
 
Joe Rositano made a motion to adjourn at 9:20 p.m. Seconded by Larry Felts.
 
 
Respectfully Submitted by Yvonne McCurley
 
Approved and adopted on April 9, 1998
 
Signed ________________________
Franklin D. Wilson
1998-3 BOMA Public Hearing
TOWN OF NOLENSVILLE PUBLIC HEARING
MARCH 5, 1998, TOWN HALL, 6:30 P.M.
 
The Public Hearing began at 6:38 p.m. In attendance were: Mayor Charles Knapper, Alderman Parman Henry, Recorder Cindy Lancaster and 10 citizens. Alderman Tommy Dugger was absent.
 
Mayor Knapper opened the meeting noting the discussion would be on the sign ordinance #98-07. The Mayor then asked for comments.
 
Alderman Henry stated that the new ordinance was way out of line. He feels that it is not fair or equitable. Alderman Henry also noted the wording of the “dark background” was inappropriate for this ordinance. He feels that ordinance # 97-08 could be much fairer if reworked.
 
Planning Commission Member Orville Norton said the Planning Commission had addressed the sign issue three times and have come up with the same answer each time. The Planning Commission has recommended that the height limit be 6’ and the internally lit should have the dark background.
 
Mr. Harold Shafer said he felt 6’ was way to short and even 10’ was too short.
 
Mr. Norton stated that we are not talking about thousands of businesses. Everyone is going to know where Sonic is located, the BP, etc. He noted that the Planning Commission did not want to look like Gallatin Road. The wish is for Nolensville to be unique.
 
Mayor Knapper noted that this was a very difficult decision and asked that this be deferred until Alderman Dugger comes back into Town.
 
Alderman Henry stated that if we’re going to study this ordinance, the entire ordinance must be studied.
 
The public hearing ended at 6:55 p.m.
 
Respectfully submitted, Approved,
 
 
Cindy Lancaster, Charles Knapper,
Town Recorder Mayor
1998-1 BOMA
MINUTES FOR TOWN OF NOLENSVILE
JANUARY 8, 1998, 7:00 P.M
NOLENSVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
 
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Charles Knapper at 7:04 p.m. In addition to Mayor Knapper, Alderman Tommy Dugger, Recorder Cindy Lancaster, Council Bob Notestine and 17 citizens were present. Alderman Parman Henry was absent.
 
Mayor Knapper made a motion to approve the minutes from the December 4, 1997 and December 30, 1997 meeting. Alderman Dugger seconded this motion, and this passed unanimously.
 
Council Notestine explained Ordinance number 97-20. He explained that Mid-South Cable was operating in Nolensville without a Franchise and upon passage of this ordinance they would be authorized to operate within the Town Limits. Mayor Knapper made a motion to accept this ordinance as read, Alderman Dugger seconded and this ordinance passed unanimously.
 
Fire Chief Presley Hughes submitted quarterly reports from the Fire Department to the Board.
 
Mayor Knapper noted that Jim Finley, Codes Enforcer, was attending the Planning Commission meeting that was taking place in the Nolensville Elementary School Library.
 
Mr. Mark Lee, Chairman of Public Safety, reported that this Committee met on Monday evening. Mr. Lee presented a letter to the Board for review.
 
Mayor Knapper made a motion to accept the recently performed audit by the firm of Hinton, Warren, Denney and Wallace. This motion included the recommendations made by the auditing firm. Mayor Knapper noted that the changes recommended by this firm were to purchase a fire proof safe and the need for separate individuals reviewing deposits and depositing monies of the Town. Alderman Dugger seconded this motion and this passed unanimously.
 
Recorder Lancaster gave the Treasurers Report noting that $86,290.03 was in the General Fund savings accounts, in addition to $15,167.08, being in the State Street Aid Fund savings account. Alderman Dugger made a motion to accept the Treasurers Report as read and Mayor Knapper seconded this motion. This passed unanimously. Mayor Knapper noted there would be a budget public hearing on February 19, to discuss the 1998-99 Budget.
 
The Mayor stated that Mr. Finley was currently at a pay of $10.00 per hour. He requested that Mr. Finley’s pay be raised to $15.00, and in 6 months reconsidered at $17.50 per hour. The Mayor also explained that due to the work load Mr. Finley has worked approximately 40 hours per week since he was hired. He is currently due 96 hours compensation. Therefore the Mayor requested that he be allowed to work 40 hours per week versus the 24 hours per week he was approved at earlier. It was noted that the Mayor did not need approval to implement this, although he did want the Board to be knowledgeable of this change. Mr. Phil Jones stated that he will be busy for the next year comparing construction of 1997 to 1998.
 
Noting the volume of the work load that the office was incurring, the Mayor also asked the Board to hire a implement a part time secretarial position. Alderman Dugger was in favor of this.
 
The Mayor stated that the State Local Planning Office would be taking over the Planning for the Town of Nolensville. He explained that the transition period would be for the next 30 to 60 days.
 
Council Notestine spoke briefly on the radar gun. He explained that this device would not be practical for the Town of Nolensville due to not having the capacity to enforce it. Alderman Dugger asked about the recently passed new speed limit and when it would be enforced. Mayor Knapper stated that the signs were to ordered and erected before enforcement would commence.
 
The Mayor noted that the Town Attorney, Bob Notestine, had submitted his annual contract. This agreement has been renewed for another year.
 
Mayor Knapper asked for approval to request bids for a town vehicle. Mayor Knapper then placed this in motion form. Alderman Dugger seconded and this motion passed unanimously.
 
Office renovation was discussed. It was noted that walls were being removed, in addition to wall paper being hung. Alderman Dugger made a motion for approval of improvements not to exceed $5,000.00, Mayor Knapper seconded. This motion passed unanimously.
 
The Mayor stated that he would be meeting with residences on Sunset Road, in addition to Jim Haley, Matt Dobson and J.T. William’s in regards to annexation. The Mayor and Alderman Henry recently met with the City of Brentwood and they plan to protect their borders.
 
The Mayor then introduced Mr. Dan Murph. Mr. Murph will begin distributing a Nolensville news paper. Mr. Murph spoke to the crowd stating that his paper will come out bi-monthly beginning on January 15.
 
Mr. Joe Townsend, owner of Two-Way Market, distributed a copy of a newspaper article that quoted the Mayor. These quotes were circled and were in regards to the new Sonic that would be coming to Nolensville. Mr. Townsend was offended by this article and the Mayor apologized, noting that the comments highlighted in this article were not intended to be directed to his establishment.
 
Meeting adjourned at 8:05 p.m.
 
Respectfully submitted, Approved,
 
 
 
Cindy Lancaster, Charles F. Knapper,
Town Recorder Mayor