TOWN OF NOLENSVILLE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2000, TOWN HALL, 7:00 P.M.
Mayor Charles Knapper opened the meeting at 7:02. In attendance were Mayor Knapper, Aldermen Tommy Dugger and Parman Henry, Counsel Robert Notestine, Recorder Cindy Lancaster, Officer George Poss, Public Works Lonnie Bowden and 16 citizens.
Mayor Knapper led the prayer and pledge.
Alderman Henry made a motion to approve the minutes from the regular meeting of November 2, 2000, Alderman Dugger seconded and this passed unanimously.
Recorder Lancaster submitted the Treasurer’s Report noting that $360,133.69 was the total cash on hand in the General Fund, with $54,000 being the disbursements. The State Street Aid has cash on hand of $70,387.12. Alderman Dugger made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report, Alderman Henry seconded and the treasurer’s report passed unanimously.
Mayor Knapper stated that Mr. Dick Kirkpatrick with Williamson Medical Center and Mr. David Coleman Budget Director for Williamson County were in attendance to discuss the Resolution that was on the agenda this evening. The Mayor requested that this resolution be moved up on the agenda so if these gentlemen wanted to leave then they could do so.
First reading of Resolution #00-12 was briefly discussed by Counsel Notestine. He stated that the Board previously reviewed this resolution and questions arose from the discussion. Mayor Knapper made a motion to approve this Resolution in order to open the floor for discussion, Alderman Dugger seconded. Mr. Kirkpatrick and Mr. Coleman were asked to attend for clarification purposes. Mr. Coleman spoke to the Board and addressed the history and process in the past for sexually assaulted individuals. At the end, he used the method of payment for the Animal Control as a comparison. Mr. Kirkpatrict then addressed the Board and spoke briefly in regards to the billing. Alderman Henry asked if the charge was based on where the crime occurred or where the victim resides? Mr. Kirkpatrick turned the questioning over to Mr. Coleman. Mr. Coleman stated that it would be charged by the location of the crime occurrence. This was discussed extensively with expressed concern regarding if Williamson County Sheriff’s Department handled the case then Williamson County should bare the cost. If Nolensville Police Department handled the case then Nolensville should bare the cost. Alderman Dugger asked if Nolensville does not pay this, what would happen? Counsel Notestine stated that he was not sure what would happen, but noted that it would have to be absorbed by some entity. The Mayor directed this question to Mr. Coleman. He stated that the County has really not looked that far into it. He said that certainly the County would not go broke over $5,000, but the County felt that this was a way for each governmental entity to pay its share. Mayor Knapper asked if the victim has insurance what would be the process. Mr. Kirkpatrick stated that the individuals insurance would be billed. If the insurance company pays the cost, the Town would not be billed. Although, the insurance would not pay the maximum $500 for court appearance if needed. Alderman Dugger made a motion to amend to add, “Williamson Medical Center will initially bill the insurance prior to billing the Town”, or any language deemed appropriate by Counsel Notestine. Mayor Knapper seconded the amendment. The amendment was voted on with Dugger and Knapper for and Henry abstaining. The previous motion to approve was voted on, passing unanimously.
First Reading of ordinance #00-08, an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to enter into an agreement for social security coverage for Town of Nolensville employees. Counsel noted that this was merely a housekeeping record. Recorder Lancaster stated that Mary Smith with Social Security notified her that when the town entered into an agreement with the State for retirement, they failed to get this document incorporated into the paperwork. Alderman Henry made a motion to pass this ordinance on first reading, Alderman Dugger seconded and this passed unanimously.
Mayor Knapper then asked for Committee reports.
Larry Felts reported for the Planning Commission. He stated that Colette Meehan had discussed the growth boundaries at the previous meeting. In addition the Town Acquisition Committee submitted suggestions to the Planning Commission for a Town Hall location. Joe Rositano noted that the newspaper incorrectly stated that the Planning Commission had recommended to purchase the proposed land. This was incorrect. This was not recommended by the Planning Commission.
Mrs. Patsy Henry reported for the Historic District Commission noting that this group did not meet last month. Recorder Lancaster stated that she had submitted the contract to Middle Tennessee Electric for lighting in Nolensville. Alderman Henry stated he had spoken to Mr. Gary Osborn and Nolensville was on the list for installation.
Fire Chief Presley Hughes stated that the Fire Department would be conducting an introductory CPR class. He noted that this would not be a certification class, although an introductory. This class will be on January 20, 2001 at the Fire Hall.
There was no report for the Codes Department due to James Collier’s absence. Mayor Knapper stated that Cindy Noel is working in this department to bring some organization into this area.
Officer George Poss reported for the Nolensville Police Department. He stated that this Department issued, 16 citations, 15 warnings and one traffic related arrest. Officer Poss stated that Charlie Holt had resigned and Mr. Paul Rigsby was hired to take his place.
Mr. Rick Fisher reported for the Town Acquisition Committee stating that this committee will be presenting a site to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen next month.
Mr. Lonnie Bowden with the Public Works Department reported that his department has been installing Christmas Decorations.
Mayor Knapper stated that the Snowflake Festival and Parade was successful. He thanked everyone for their hard work.
Mayor Knapper discussed Route 266. He noted that he and Engineer Mike Delvizis went to TDOT. The State said this was still in the feasibility study stage. The State is unsure of the funding source, therefore extensive progress has not been made on this project. The Mayor stated that the Town is continually monitoring this road.
Mayor Knapper also stated that several individuals went to the State to discuss the green way grant that was submitted by the Town. He noted that out of 30 applicants, Nolensville was #30. Ms. Nancy Sartor, with the State, made some recommendations to aid in the Towns endeavor. It was discovered that the State was opposed to the walkway on the State Road (Nolensville Road).
The Mayor noted that the January meeting would be at Nolensville Elementary School at 7:00. He noted the agenda would be lengthy.
Alderman Dugger thanked Sherry Knapper for her hard work on the parade.
Mayor Knapper thanked Alderman Parman Henry for all his hard work and dedication over the past four years.
The meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.
Respectfully submitted, Approved,
Cindy Lancaster Charles F. Knapper
Town Recorder Mayor