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2001

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2001-12 BOMA
TOWN OF NOLENSVILLE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2001
NOLENSVILLE TOWN HALL, 7:00 P.M.
 
Mayor Charles Knapper opened the meeting at 7:00. In attendance were Mayor Knapper, Aldermen Tommy Dugger, Larry Felts, Gail Phillips and Joe Rositano. Counsel Robert Notestine, Chief Jeff Goforth, Officer George Poss, Recorder Cindy Lancaster, and nineteen citizens.
 
Mayor Knapper led the prayer and pledge.
 
Citizens Input:
Mayor Knapper asked the crowd if there were any comments. No one addressed the Board. Mayor Knapper then requested that the Board meet in his office with the Town Attorney after the Board meeting. He noted that this was a legal matter and was a client privilege meeting.
 
Alderman Rositano made a motion to pass the minutes for the November 1, 2001 meeting. Alderman Felts seconded this motion. These minutes were passed unanimously.
 
Recorder Lancaster submitted the Treasurer’s Report noting that $469,465.44 was the total cash on hand in the General Fund, with $37,000 being the disbursements. The State Street Aid has cash on hand of $100,717.14. Alderman Rositano made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report, Alderman Dugger seconded and this motion passed unanimously.
 
Mayor’s Comments:
Mayor Knapper notified the Board that he had received information from Metro Water and Sewer that the easement acquisition has been slower than expected. Due to the delay approximately six months will be added to the previous deadline.
 
The Mayor met with the Metropolitan Planning Organization regarding small town representation. The town will be providing this organization with various important documents.
 
Mayor Knapper stated that the Homes Grant is underway with some issues being investigated in regards to the environmental department. The first home should be complete by December 19, 2001.
 
Mayor Knapper made a motion to appoint the following individuals to serve on the following commissions: (Number beside name indicates term expiration)
Planning Historic Board Zoning Appeals
Pat Aldred 2 Pat Aldred 4 Wanda Barker 2
Rick Fisher 1 Henry Coles 2 Tommy Dugger 1
Larry Gardner 3 Lou Laratta 2 Larry Felts 1
Bob Haines 3 Joe Rositano 3 Larry Gardner 2
Rob Pease 2 Frank Wilson 5 Bob Gentry 3
Joe Rositano 1
Willis Wells 2
Frank Wilson 3
Mayor (term of office)
Alderman Phillips second and these nominations were approved unanimously. It was noted that Alderman Rositano will serve on the Planning Commission for one year and will rotate with Alderman Larry Felts. Alderman Rositano will then serve on the Board of Zoning Appeals.
 
Mayor Knapper stated that the Mayor and Aldermen walk scheduled for December has been cancelled until January. The date will be announced at a later time.
 
Mayor Knapper stated that the paving on Sunset Road, throughout the subdivision and on Rocky Fork should be completed by the end of December, if weather permits.
 
Mayor Knapper stated that a privilege tax has been investigated. Several plans have been reviewed including a graduated plan. Issues have been discussed such as smaller companies paying less than a large organization. The Privilege Tax Sub-Committee is reviewing several options for this tax and will bring back March or April.
 
State Senator Marsha Blackburn and Representative Charles Sargent met with Mayor Knapper and he shared his disapproval of the state budget crisis.
 
The Planning Commission met jointly with the Trails and Trees Committee to identify some property in Nolensville for a possible park location. Recommendations that came from this meeting were taken to Mr. Doug Hood with Williamson County Park and Recreation. Mr. Hood seemed very interested in two properties. He noted that the new Recreation Center should be completed in 2004.
 
Commission/Committee Reports
 
Chairman Rob Pease reported for the Planning Commission noting that this commission had made a recommendation to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen that the Mayor will be discussing in this meeting. He noted that they will be working on a Greenway Plan and Major Thoroughfare Plan.
 
Chief Presley Hughes reported for the Nolensville Volunteer Fire Department. He noted that several firefighters were attending data terminal training. The Fire Department is doing hose test this month. The Chief stated that calls were down this year. He felt that it was due to the recent annexation by Brentwood.
 
Rick Fisher reported for the Chamber of Commerce, noting that the surveys have gone out and hope to get the results back in on January 8, 2001 at 6:30 at the Stone Cottage. This group will begin quarterly meetings, with Charles Sargent being the guest at the next meeting.
 
Mayor Knapper reported for the Codes Department. He stated that currently this department is proceeding with some citations in regards to codes issues.
 
Chief Goforth reported for the Police Department. He stated that they have been working on legal issues with the court.
 
Mayor Knapper reported for the Public Works Department. He stated that this department recently completed inventory and will match this list against the actual items that the town has in its possession.
 
First Reading of Ordinance #01-07, an ordinance to administer court cost amending ordinance #99-15. Counsel Notestine stated that this is an amendment to set court cost and fees. Currently the court cost is $40. After passage of this ordinance, an increase will be imposed raising this cost to $75. Alderman Rositano made a motion to pass this as read, Alderman Felts seconded and this passed unanimously.
 
Second reading of Ordinance #01-06, an ordinance to amend zoning ordinance #98-22. Ms. Colette Meehan, Nolensville Town Planner addressed the Board stating that some issues have been raised after the public hearing was conducted. She recommended to the board to hold the second reading until January. She noted that the changes are very minor, but would like to give the town attorney ample time to review this document. The Board unanimously agreed to defer the second reading until the January meeting.
 
Other Business
 
Mayor Knapper noted that reviewing of the mutual aid agreement with other agencies and emergencies is anticipated being brought to the board in January.
 
The Mayor stated that he had received word from Homeland Security asking everyone to be on alert and to be vigilant.
 
Alderman Felts noted that he hated to see a flagpole go unused; therefore he recently approached Mayor Knapper to place a flag at the entrance of Piggly Wiggly Shopping Center. He stated a flag would be going up on this pole in the near future.
 
Alderman Rositano asked everyone to keep the troops in their prayers.
 
Mrs. Pat Aldred complimented the Police Department for a job well done recently when she was in need of their services.
 
Meeting adjourned at 7:48 p.m.
 
Respectfully submitted, Approved,
 
 
 
Cindy Lancaster Charles F. Knapper
Town Recorder Mayor
2001-12 BOMA Public Hearing
TOWN OF NOLENSVILLE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN
PUBLIC HEARING, DECEMBER 3, 2001
NOLENSVILLE TOWN HALL, 6:30 P.M.
 
Mayor Charles Knapper opened the meeting at 6:33. In attendance were Mayor Knapper, Aldermen Tommy Dugger, and Gail Phillips. Aldermen Joe Rositano and Larry Felts were absent. Planning Commission member Mr. Willis Wells, Planner Colette Meehan, Recorder Cindy Lancaster, and six citizens.
 
Mayor Knapper turned the public hearing immediately over to Planner Meehan. Ms. Meehan stated that the public hearing was being conducted to adopt a zoning ordinance for the Town Of Nolensville. She emphasized that this was not a zoning map; therefore no property would be rezoned.
 
Ms. Meehan then outlined the changes that would be made to the “old” zoning ordinance 98-17. She commented that this document would be user “friendly” and then listed the following changes:
 
Expansion of the definition section Village fringe zoning
Inclusion of “Farm House Cluster” New appendixes in the rear of the document
Mixed-use tract of developments Erosion control and grading requirements
Revised Performance Bond requirements
 
Ms. Meehan briefly discussed each item. She noted that there had been some confusion and she wished to clarify this issue. The Open Space Development (OSD) has been fine-tuned. It currently states, “shall provide a 280’ buffer yard between pre-existing arterial or collector road and any buildable lot.” This will be changed to read, “shall provide a 300’ buffer yard between arterial or collector road and any buildable lot.” She explained that the reasoning behind this is to be consistent with TDOT standards. This mainly pertains to Nolensville Road developments.
 
Mayor Knapper noted an additional change was the creation of the Planning Commission. He noted that the Planning Commission is currently a 7-member board. This will be changed to a 9-member board. Mayor noted that there have been individuals who are interested in serving on these boards and he would be meeting with them in the near future.
 
Mayor Knapper asked if there were any questions from the audience. Mr. Larry Gardner asked where could he obtain a copy of the proposed zoning ordinance. Mayor Knapper stated that he could get this at Town Hall, although due to him becoming a member on the Planning Commission he would be receiving a copy once it is formally adopted.
 
Mr. Gardner further asked that once this ordinance is adopted would it supersede the current zoning ordinance. Ms. Meehan stated that yes it would supersede the present zoning ordinance the town has in place.
 
Meeting adjourned at 6:50.
 
Respectfully submitted, Approved,
 
 
 
Cindy Lancaster Charles F. Knapper
Town Recorder Mayor
2001-11 BOMA
TOWN OF NOLENSVILLE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2001
NOLENSVILLE TOWN HALL, 7:00 P.M.
 
Mayor Charles Knapper opened the meeting at 7:01. In attendance were Mayor Knapper, Aldermen Tommy Dugger, Larry Felts, Gail Phillips and Joe Rositano. Counsel Robert Notestine, Chief Jeff Goforth, Officer George Poss, Recorder Cindy Lancaster, and ten citizens.
 
Alderman Phillips led the prayer and pledge.
 
Citizens Input:
Mrs. Pat Aldred stated that on November 11, 2001 at 1:00 the Girl Scouts would be planting four trees at the library. On November 12, 2001, Trails and Trees group will be sponsoring a tree planting at Nolensville Elementary School at 8:00 a.m. She invited everyone to attend these events.
 
Mayor Knapper introduced Chief Goforth noting that the Swearing In Ceremony was at 6:00 this evening. Mayor Knapper thanked Officer George Poss for all the hard work that he has done. Mayor Knapper noted that Chief Goforth and he had been reviewing information in regards to the “Homeland Security”. Chief Goforth stated that Governor Sunquist had sent a letter and basically reiterated what President Bush had previously stated in regards to security. This memo focuses on larger cities, although some issues could be applied to small cities such as Nolensville. Mayor Knapper stated that there has been increased activity in drug and traffic control.
 
Alderman Phillips made a motion to pass the minutes for the October 4, 2001 meeting and October 15, 2001 Beer Board meeting. Alderman Dugger seconded this motion. These minutes were passed unanimously.
 
Recorder Lancaster submitted the Treasurer’s Report noting that $454,001.85 was the total cash on hand in the General Fund, with $42,000 being the disbursements. The State Street Aid has cash on hand of $97,292.90. Alderman Felts made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report, Alderman Rositano seconded and this motion passed unanimously.
 
Mayor’s Comments:
 
Mayor Knapper addressed a concern from citizen Larry Gardner at the October meeting. Mr. Gardner inquired about the lights on Nolensville Road in the downtown area. After consideration Mayor Knapper stated that the lights have been addressed and does not feel that a change would be forthcoming.
 
Mayor Knapper and Alderman Rossitano had walked through the subdivision to meet with citizens. There were several issues addressed by concerned citizens and Mayor Knapper felt that overall this was successful. This will be done again on December 11, 2001 from 5 – 7. Mayor Knapper will be in the office on November 20, 2001 from 4-6 for a “meet the mayor” session.
 
Regional Planning Authority – Mayor Knapper noted that Nolensville Planner Colette Meehan and he had met in regards to the Regional Planning Authority. The conclusion was that they are not sure if and agreement will be reached with Williamson County to become the Regional Planning Authority. Therefore, annexation in the area north of Nolensville will be up for discussion in January.
 
MPO – The MPO remains in sub-committee.
 
Brentwood- The Interlocal agreement has been discussed at length with Brentwood and the Town Attorney, Mr. Notestine. Currently Counsel is waiting to hear from Brentwood City Manager Mike Walker; currently he is out of town.
 
Housing Grant – Mayor Knapper stated that Mr. Pope’s home would be torn down by the end of next week. Minor septic repair will begin on the McClain’s next week, with tearing down to be initiated in two to three weeks. The state environmental department is assessing the remaining three homes.
 
Mayor Knapper stated that he would be bringing names to the Board in December for approval for the Board of Zoning Appeals, Historic Commission and Planning Commission.
 
Mayor Knapper handed out paving tabulations in regards to bids that were received on October 11, 2001. There will be a total of $103,700.55 paving initiated in the next two weeks.
 
Mayor Knapper stated that the fee structures are currently being reviewed for the town. Counsel Notestine, Judge Petersen, Mayor Knapper and Chief Goforth will be reviewing the court cost. Mayor Knapper noted that salaries alone for court are approximately $8,500.
 
A press release will be forthcoming on the possibility of a property tax increase. Property and Privilege taxes will be brought back in January for discussion. Mayor Knapper noted that if the town loses state taxes that would be approximately 60% of the budget. The Town Of Nolensville must find another way to make-up the town’s budget.
 
Mayor Knapper asked Counsel Notestine to address the $50 fine issue. Counsel Notestine stated that the Nashville and Chattanooga case went to the Supreme Court. Nolensville’s was transferred back to the court of appeals. Counsel stated that the Town must have a supplemental appellate brief submitted by Monday. They have asked the town to restate its position.
 
Commission/Committee Reports
 
Mayor Knapper reported for the Planning Commission reading a memo that was submitted by Chair Rob Pease. This memo stated that revisions were being finalized on the zoning ordinance, along with a review being initiated on the subdivision regulations. It was further noted that Mr. Gary Anderson with the Williamson County School Board would be attending the next Planning Commission meeting.
 
Chief Presley Hughes reported for the Nolensville Volunteer Fire Department. He noted that firefighters were at Nolensville Elementary School for two days and one day at the library. This was to discuss fire safety and prevention.
 
Rick Fisher reported for the Chamber of Commerce, noting that the survey that would be sent to Nolensville businesses was being finalized. Sandy Glenn with First Tennessee Bank is compiling a business address list from Nolensville Utility. The next meeting will be on November 27, at 5:30 here in town hall. Mr. Fisher also advised the board that there were two phone calls received in regards to bringing businesses to Nolensville.
 
Mayor Knapper reported for the Codes Department. He stated that 4 building permits were issued, in addition to various violation warnings sent out.
 
Chief Goforth reported for the Police Department. He stated that a schedule had been implemented for the coming month. He and Mayor Knapper have discussed the hiring of another officer.
 
Mayor Knapper reported for the Public Works Department. He stated that this department has been busy putting up Christmas lights on the tree at the library. He noted that Lonnie Bowden, Bob Hayes and Alderman Rossitano had recently attended a pipeline emergency conference. Mr. Rick Fisher complimented this department noting that the streets are looking good. Alderman Rositano noted that the conference was fascinating and very interesting.
 
Reading of Resolution #01-14, a resolution to enter into an agreement with Stantec, amending Resolution #01-07. Counsel Notestine stated that this resolution would give the Mayor authority to enter into an agreement with Stantec, the Town Of Nolensville’s Engineering firm. The first amendment would be for the turning lane on Sunset Road and the second amendment is for the Major Thoroughfare Plan. Alderman Phillips made a motion to pass this as read, Alderman Rositano seconded and this passed unanimously.
 
Reading of Ordinance #01-06, an ordinance to amend zoning ordinance #98-22. Ms. Colette Meehan, Nolensville Town Planner addressed the Board stating the first goal was to try and make the zoning ordinance “user friendly”. The second goal was to make the terms coincide with the “true” meaning in the document. Therefore, the definition section has been expanded. A new zoning, “Farm House Cluster” was added that would allow an individual with a farm to have low-density housing.
 
Ms. Meehan stated that the next step would be to review and revise the Comprehensive Plan. She anticipated that this would be brought to the Board in the spring of 2002. Alderman Phillips noted that this Zoning Ordinance was much easier to read than the current one that is in place. Alderman Rositano stated that Ms. Meehan has done an excellent job on this document. Alderman Dugger asked for the recommendation vote from the Planning Commission. Mayor Knapper stated that the Planning Commission would be voting on this Ordinance at their next meeting. Mayor Knapper stated that due to the timeframe, he was asking the Board to vote on the first reading this month, with the public hearing being scheduled on November 27. Alderman Rositano made a motion to pass this ordinance on first reading, Alderman Felts seconded. This passed unanimously.
 
Meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m.
 
Respectfully submitted, Approved,
 
 
 
Cindy Lancaster Charles F. Knapper
Town Recorder Mayor
2001-10 BOMA
TOWN OF NOLENSVILLE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2001
NOLENSVILLE TOWN HALL, 7:00 P.M.
 
Mayor Charles Knapper opened the meeting at 7:06. In attendance were Mayor Knapper, Aldermen Tommy Dugger, Larry Felts, Gail Phillips and Joe Rositano. Counsel Robert Notestine, Officer George Poss, Recorder Cindy Lancaster, and sixteen citizens.
 
Alderman Rositano led the prayer. The Boy Scout Troop 298 led the pledge.
 
Citizens Input:
Mr. Larry Gardner stated the flags looked really good and thanked the Board for displaying these throughout town. Mayor Knapper stated that the thank you should go to Mr. Lonnie Bowden, Public Works Supervisor.
 
Mr. Gardner further stated that the lights in the downtown area need to be refocused. Some of the lights blind drivers on Nolensville Road. These are the lights that are near Clovercroft and Nolensville Road.
 
Alderman Rositano made a motion to pass the minutes for the September 6, 2001 meeting. Alderman Dugger seconded this motion. Mayor Knapper made a correction stating there was a typographical error on the first page of the minutes: Pat Aldred stated “could we look into remaining four lights”, the minutes show, “we would look into remaining four lights.” With this amendment the minutes were passed unanimously.
 
Recorder Lancaster submitted the Treasurer’s Report noting that $456,117.82 was the total cash on hand in the General Fund, with $45,000 being the disbursements. The State Street Aid has cash on hand of $98,091.17. Alderman Felts made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report, Mayor Knapper seconded and this motion passed unanimously.
 
Mayors Comments:
 
Mayor Knapper addressed some concerns from citizen Aubrey Short at the September meeting.
1. 6” drains - Mayor Knapper stated that this process is expensive and the drains have been cataloged with a priority order being set by the Town Engineer.
2. Limbs in street - These have been removed by Public Works.
3. Gravel in street - Has been swept and residents have been asked to cease
this action.
4. Grass clippings - Codes Department has addressed this continued issue with the residents.
5. Curbs - This is a layering problem and like the drains, this is being prioritized by the Town Engineer.
6. Building Permits - Mr. Don Swartz stated that due to inclement weather the permits are normally inside the structure so that they can be properly signed.
7. Mining - Attorney Notestine stated that he had researched this in the Tennessee Code Annotated. He does not feel that “mining” applies in this situation.
8. Trucks - There have been two citations written in regards to improper travel on various roads.
Mayor Knapper noted that on October 23, the Board would be walking various roads in the subdivision. The Board asked residents to please leave their porch lights on if they would like to discuss any issues.
 
Mayor Knapper stated that Mr. Steve Parry has invited residents to his home to discuss various town issues on Sunday, October 7, 2001, at 1119 Oak Creek Drive.
 
MPO – Mayor Knapper noted that efforts are continuing. At this time we are waiting on the MPO attorney to respond to the previous request.
 
Williamson County Economic Development – Mayor Knapper stated that he had attended this meeting and it was discovered that the healthcare technology was the leading, fastest growing industry at this time.
 
Brentwood & Williamson County Officials – There were meetings scheduled with both of these entities. These meetings were cancelled, although agreements are being comprised in regards to the Urban Growth Boundary.
 
Other – Mayor Knapper noted that a Police Chief has been hired and will begin working next Tuesday. Mr. Jeff Goforth will attend the next meeting and will be sworn in at that time.
 
Mr. Willis Wells reported for the Planning Commission noting that the last meeting was very brief. He stated that the Concord Road Corridor was discussed, in addition to the sewer. Mayor Knapper stated, Metro has agreed when the sewer line comes into our area, they will not allow a tap on until it is totally complete. Mayor Knapper then read a letter from Mr. Jim Tarpy with Metro Water.
 
There was no report for the Historic District Commission.
 
Chief Presley Hughes reported for the Nolensville Volunteer Fire Department. He reminded everyone that Fire Prevention Week is October 7 – 13. He stated that the Nolensville Elementary School children had performed artwork with a “hall of fame”. He invited everyone to view this wall at the Fire Hall. Chief Hughes stated that three volunteer firemen are in EMT school at this time. He also reminded the citizens to change their batteries in fire detectors when changing their clocks with the time change at the end of the month.
 
Rick Fisher reported for the Chamber of Commerce, noting that on September 25 a Business Expo was held at the Factory in Franklin. Approximately 65 participants attended. There was a Nolensville “Mixer”, in addition to other small Chambers within Williamson County attending this event. This was held at the Embassy Suites in Franklin. In the near future a survey will be sent to Nolensville Businesses. A brochure and packets are being initiated. Rick noted that he would be serving on the Franklin/Williamson County Chamber of Commerce Board.
 
Mayor Knapper reported for the Codes Department. He stated that 14 permits were issued, 17 unlawful signs removed, and one BZA request has been submitted.
Officer George Poss reported for the Police Department. He stated that 86 stops were made with 20 warning and 42 citations written. Seven arrests were made last month.
 
Mayor Knapper reported for the Public Works Department. He stated that this department has been busy putting up flags. They are in the process of creating an inventory system. A street edger was purchased to clean up the curbs.
 
Reading of Resolution #01-10, a resolution introduced by Alderman Rositano, to ratify the actions taken by the President of the United States. Alderman Rositano discussed this resolution at length. He felt that the town should offer the President support in this difficult time. Alderman Felts made a motion to approve this resolution, Mayor Knapper seconded and this passed unanimously.
 
Mayor Knapper mentioned that the county is currently discussing a resolution in regards to the financial support of this tragic event.
 
Resolution #01-11, a resolution to amend the Personnel Policy was withdrawn.
 
Reading of Resolution #01-12, a resolution to support the resources and conservation development area for Williamson County. Counsel Notestine reminded the Board that Mr. Parman Henry discussed this endeavor at last months meeting. This resolution supports the Williamson County Department to apply for a grant. Alderman Dugger made a motion to approve, Alderman Rositano seconded and this passed unanimously.
 
Reading of Resolution #01-13, a resolution to enter into an agreement with a Paving Company. Counsel Notestine noted that this authorizes Mayor Knapper to accept bids and enter into a contract for a paving grant that was submitted by the town a couple of years ago. Mayor Knapper noted that paving might begin this quarter, but no later than next quarter. Alderman Phillips made a motion to approve this as read, Alderman Rositano seconded and this passed unanimously.
 
Alderman Felts noted that he is the Williamson/Davidson County Chapter
President for MADD and this organization will be holding a “Chocolate Madness” celebration on October 20, at Cool Springs Galleria Mall. He invited and encouraged everyone to attend.
 
He reminded the citizens to be thinking about all the men and women in uniform. He requested prayer for all involved. Mayor Knapper thanked Alderman Felts for serving our Country.
 
Mayor Knapper noted that there would be five homes in the near future through the grant.
He also announced that the Beer Board would be meeting on October 15, 2001, in regards to Amoco application on Oldham Drive.
 
Meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.
 
Respectfully submitted, Approved,
 
 
 
Cindy Lancaster Charles F. Knapper
Town Recorder Mayor
2001-9 BOMA
TOWN OF NOLENSVILLE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2001
NOLENSVILLE TOWN HALL, 7:00 P.M.
 
Mayor Charles Knapper opened the meeting at 7:00. In attendance were Mayor Knapper, Aldermen Tommy Dugger, Gail Phillips and Joe Rositano. Counsel Robert Notestine, Officer George Poss, Recorder Cindy Lancaster, and twelve citizens. Alderman Larry Felts was absent.
 
Mayor Knapper led the prayer and pledge.
 
Citizens Input:
 
Ms. Pat Aldred introduced Mr. J.L. Ozment and noted that he was concerned about the lighting in front of his house.
 
Mr. Florida with Middle Tennessee Electric had relayed to Mr. Ozment that the only way to solve this is to remove the light. Mayor Knapper stated that he has worked with this for three months. The wattage cannot be reduced. The state will not allow MTE to move the light up or down the pole or face it another way. A letter was sent to Mr. Ozment stating that the town has done everything it can to rectify this problem. Ms. Aldred asked if it was really necessary to have lights pass Clovercroft? Mayor Knapper stated that he would have to review the contract. Ms. Aldred said we would have to look into removing four lights. Mayor Knapper stated that we are researching the documentation in regards to the chain of events that occurred in obtaining the lights.
 
Alderman Rositano asked if the lighting is removed would it contribute to any safety issues? Mayor Knapper stated that it is not a safety issue. Mayor Knapper will investigate the contract and see what can be done.
 
Mr. Aubrey Short, a Stonebrook resident, stated that he periodically walks through the subdivision and has noticed the following problems:
 
1. Storm drainages are 6” below pavement.
2. Branches are low and hit your head when you are walking.
3. Rocks are coming out of the driveways of homes.
4. There is dog feces in the road.
5. When residents mow, grass is blown in the street.
6. Drains on Cowan Court are covered with dirt.
7. 15 loads of dirt a day are coming down Stonebrook. There are no performance bonds on Stonebrook and you would be looking at $80,000 to repave these streets.
8. There has been a tremendous amount of hauling dirt from McFarlin Woods where the new construction is going on. If it is reviewed it may be determined that this is mining.
 
Mr. Short suggested to the board that they should begin walking the streets in the subdivision.
 
Mayor Knapper noted that the town is in intense negotiations with Southtrust Bank and have allowed some building permits to be issued and paving is forthcoming. We have informed all of these contractors to enter through the back way. Lonnie Bowden removes the grass by blowing the debris back into the resident’s yards. The town has issued several letters in regards to residents leaving grass clippings in the street. Mike Delvizis and the staff have reviewed various roads in the subdivision and a plan has been set in place in regards to repairs. Mr. Short noted that there was a large hole on Quarterhorse. Mr. Short asked if they were mining in McFarlin Woods? Mayor Knapper stated that they had been hauling dirt from this area to various areas on Dortch. Mr. Short insisted that he felt this was mining and mining requires a state permit. Alderman Rositano stated that we attempt to stay on top of these issues the best we can, although some of the items Mr. Short mentioned boils down to community pride.
 
Alderman Phillips made a motion to approve the minutes from the regular meeting of August 2, 2001, Alderman Rositano seconded. Alderman Dugger noted that the tally in the minutes was 11 votes for commission appointments, there should have only been 10 votes. After this discussion, approval of the minutes for August passed unanimously.
 
Recorder Lancaster submitted the Treasurer’s Report noting that $452,668.26 was the total cash on hand in the General Fund, with $37,000 being the disbursements. The State Street Aid has cash on hand of $94,671.24. Alderman Rositano made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report, Alderman Dugger seconded and this motion passed unanimously.
 
Auditor John Poole presented the Annual Audit figures for year-end 2000-2001. He noted the books were in good order. He distributed to the Board a graph describing the revenues and expenses. Mr. Poole stressed to the board if they had any questions to feel free to contact him.
 
Mayors Comments:
 
MPO – Mayor Knapper noted that efforts had continued on allowing cities of less than 5,000 to be represented on the MPO Board. The main issue seems to be that federal money is given to each city. This would reduce funding that other cities obtained and this concerned these municipalities. Therefore, Mayor Knapper asked that the cities with population of 5,000 or less have representation, although, not receive funding or have the funding be phased into these local governments. This request is at sub-committee level and should be discussed in September.
 
Regional Planning Authority – Mayor Knapper stated that Planner Colette Meehan is working on this with Williamson County and this process is ongoing.
 
Central Basin Resource Conservation and Development – Mayor Knapper noted that Mr. Parman Henry was a member of this group and asked him to explain this organization to the Board. Mr. Henry stated that he attended a meeting and the purpose of this organization was to help cities and counties with securing funding. He further noted that this endeavor would consist of identifying problems a government may have such as quality control and sewage. Mayor Knapper stated that he had met with Mr. Bowers with Williamson County Soil & Conservation and he had submitted a brochure to describe this organization. The Mayor gave the Board a copy of this to review and to ask questions. Mr. Bowers requested that the Nolensville Board of Mayor and Aldermen approve a resolution to support an application for a grant.
 
Mayor Knapper noted that the first interview process had been completed for the Police Chief. The next interview will be on Monday. The Aldermen and a panel of citizens will assist in the interviewing process.
 
Mayor Knapper stated that the Homes Grant process is underway. $250,000 has been spent with $250,000 remaining.
 
Alderman Rositano noted that he had attended a public hearing in regards to the Concord Road proposal. He stated that it was very interesting.
 
Mr. Willis Wells reported for the Planning Commission noting that the Design Guidelines are the focus at this time. The Mayor said it should come before the Board in October. Once it is approved the document will be implemented. He noted that Metro is running behind on securing easements for the sewer. The main line must be completed to the plant before feeder lines can be taken from this main line.
 
There was no report for the Historic District Commission.
 
Chief Presley Hughes reported for the Nolensville Volunteer Fire Department. He stated that the first responder class will take an exam on September 20. He reminded everyone that Fire Prevention Week is October 7 – 13. He stated that he had not heard from the grant and this process ends on September 30, 2001. A committee is looking into staffing the fire hall and will report back to the board on their findings.
 
Ms. Betty Friedlander reported for the Chamber of Commerce, noting that they have an office in town hall with a phone and answering machine. Williamson County Chamber of Commerce gave a stand to display brochures. Representative Charles Sargent will be the guest speaker at the next meeting. In October Williamson County Chamber of Commerce will have a business expo. The Nolensville Chamber will begin with quarterly meetings.
 
Mayor Knapper reported for the Codes Department. He stated that nine progress inspections had been made, one permit for a swimming pool, 13 unlawful signs removed, and 2 high grass letters sent.
 
Officer George Poss reported for the Police Department. He stated that 979 miles had been driven, with 39 traffic stops and 42 citations written. He noted that this department is out to enforce the laws for safety and not out to make money. George thanked the board for the opportunity to hold the supervisory position for this department.
 
Mayor Knapper reported for the Public Works Department. He stated that this department has been busy keeping up with the grass mowing.
 
Reading of Resolution #01-08, a resolution to enter into an inter-local agreement with Williamson County for bridge repair. Council Notestine briefly described this resolution in addition to the agreement that will be signed. Alderman Dugger inquired about Section 5 on Page 4, he noted that this “states no warranties”. Council Notestine stated that this is consistent with Tennessee State Law. Mayor Knapper noted that the Town Engineer would be monitoring these repairs. Alderman Rositano made a motion to approve this resolution, Alderman Phillips seconded and this passed unanimously.
 
Reading of Resolution #01-09, a resolution to amend the Personnel Policy. Counsel Notestine stated that this resolution addresses vacation time and insurance. Mayor Knapper made a motion to amend this resolution by adding, “Effective September 6, 2001 part-time employees who are Department Heads may receive certain benefits at sole discretion of Mayor”, and “Effective September 6, 2001 any employee already receiving benefits as previously agreed on will continue to receive benefits as previously outlined.” Alderman Rositano Seconded.
 
Alderman Phillips stated that she does not agree with offering benefits to Department Heads, although agrees with leaving the benefits in place with individuals already here. Alderman Rositano stated that this gives the Chief Executive lead way to negotiate in some situations. Alderman Dugger stated that he did not like the first sentence of the amendment. Mayor Knapper stated that the Town Of Nolensville is unique and we are not Brentwood. Due to the uniqueness I would like to offer them something. Mayor Knapper withdrew his amendment. Mayor Knapper then made a motion to amend the resolution to “Effective September 6, 2001 any employee already receiving benefits as previously agreed on will continue to receive benefits as previously outlined.” Alderman Phillips seconded and this passed unanimously.
 
Mayor Knapper noted that Pat Aldred and Larry Felts had the most votes last month for nominations on the Planning Commission. Alderman Felts withdrew his nomination due to three board members being on this Commission. Larry Gardner was asked to join the Planning Commission. Pat Aldred and Larry Gardner have accepted these positions once the new zoning ordinance is officially adopted.
 
Meeting adjourned at 8:14 p.m.
 
Respectfully submitted, Approved,
 
 
 
 
Cindy Lancaster Charles F. Knapper
Town Recorder Mayor
2001-8 BOMA
TOWN OF NOLENSVILLE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN
THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2001
NOLENSVILLE TOWN HALL, 7:00 P.M.
 
Mayor Charles Knapper opened the meeting at 7:03. In attendance were Mayor Knapper, Aldermen Tommy Dugger, Larry Felts, Gail Phillips and Joe Rositano. Counsel Robert Notestine, Officer George Poss, Public Works Lonnie Bowden, Codes Enforcer Don Swartz, Recorder Cindy Lancaster, and eleven citizens.
 
Alderman Dugger led the prayer and pledge.
 
Citizens Input:
 
Mr. Parman Henry addressed the crowd by requesting everyone’s support as he ran for the Board of Directors for Middle Tennessee Electric. Mayor Knapper stated that he would write a letter in support of Mr. Henry to be submitted to the paper.
 
Mayors Comments:
 
Regional Planning Authority – Mayor Knapper stated that he met with County Executive Clint Callicott, Mr. Joe Horne with Williamson County Planning and Town Planner Colette Meehan. The Mayor conveyed to the county that he did not want to get into a situation that occurred previously. Prior to the town obtaining the zoning authority the county allowed a particular zoning which went against the vision and zoning in Nolensville. They will be working on an interlocal agreement where the county and Nolensville will work together on the zoning within the Urban Growth Boundary.
 
MPO – At the last meeting of the MPO, July 18, Mayor Knapper made a presentation to this Board. This request was turned over to a sub-committee to study the feasibility of allowing cities with population of 5,000 or less to become members of this board. This decision should be forthcoming.
 
Mayor Knapper noted that he had spoken to Metro Water Department and condemnation process is not far from completion. The sewer will be arriving in Nolensville in about 12 months.
 
On August 17, 2001, there will be a press conference at Town Hall at 1:00 in regards to the Home Grant Program.
 
Mayor Knapper read a portion of the “Town and City” newspaper discussing the state budget and the negative effect this will have on the cities. Mayor Knapper noted that the COPS grant is on hold until the budget issue is more complete.
 
The Core of Engineer study has ceased due to Williamson County and Brentwood not participating in this project.
 
Mayor Knapper stated that a “Mayor’s Nite In” was held and there was no attendance. He noted he had spoken to MTE in regards to the light issue that has been previously addressed. The town has done everything it can to rectify the lighting situation.
 
Alderman Phillips made a motion to approve the minutes from the regular meeting of July 5, 2001, Alderman Rositano seconded and this passed unanimously.
 
Recorder Lancaster submitted the Treasurer’s Report noting that $412,905.54 was the total cash on hand in the General Fund, with $27,000 being the disbursements. The State Street Aid has cash on hand of $88,980.86. Mayor Knapper made a motion to transfer $14,846.65 from the legal fund and place into the Growth Fund. This was unanimously approved. Alderman Rositano made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report, Alderman Felts seconded and this motion passed unanimously.
 
Mr. Rick Fisher reported for the Planning Commission. He noted that this group had scheduled a workshop, although it was cancelled. This Commission is working on the Design Guidelines in addition to the PUD.
 
There was no report for the Historic District Commission.
 
Chief Presley Hughes reported for the Nolensville Volunteer Fire Department. He stated that 7.3 million dollars of grant money has been distributed to 189 Fire Departments. Nolensville has not been given a response on the status of their grant. He noted that a first responder’s class was currently being held at the Fire Department. He also stated that the department is now performing automatic reporting to the state via computer.
 
Mr. Rick Fisher reported for the Chamber of Commerce, noting that they have officially voted to be affiliated with the Williamson County/Franklin Chamber of Commerce.
 
Mr. Don Swartz reported for the Codes Department. He stated that six building permits were issued in July, with five inspections being made. Mr. Mark McCoy with Southtrust Bank called and will begin paving by next week. Various code issues have been addressed in this department.
 
Officer George Poss reported for the Police Department. He demonstrated the computer that the city purchased last year. He noted that this computer works very well and will be enhanced once on-line with Brentwood and Williamson County.
 
Lonnie Bowden reported for the Public Works Department. He stated that this department has been busy keeping up with the grass mowing. He noted that Britain Lane was being cut today.
 
The Board briefly addressed the Personnel Policy. Mayor Knapper discussed vacation, nepotism, application process, retirement, and insurance. Alderman Dugger stated that he would like to address the hours of full-time employees. Mayor Knapper stated that he would like for the Human Resource Committee to meet and report back to the board next month in resolution form.
 
Mayor Knapper made a motion to install a phone line, in addition to allowing the Chamber of Commerce to house an office in town hall. Alderman Felts seconded this motion. Alderman Dugger asked for Counsel Notestines opinion. Counsel noted that he has not previously discussed this with any board member and would like to investigate prior to officially giving his opinion. He asked if this group was a federal non-profit organization. Mr. Rick Fisher stated that he thought it was a 501-C organization. Alderman Rositano stated that with the state shared revenue situation the main issue the town needs to look at is the businesses and their tax base. The chamber attracts businesses, in turn contributes a continued amount of revenue. In the long run it will benefit Nolensville. Mayor Knapper called for a vote Knapper, Phillips, Felts, and Rositano, were for, with Dugger abstaining.
 
Mayor Knapper stated that he has requested that the Planning Commission be increased to nine members. Alderman Dugger asked for the names of the current members. It was noted that Chair Rob Pease, Secretary Frank Wilson, Rick Fisher, Charles Lawson, Willis Wells, Alderman Rositano, and Mayor Knapper are currently serving on this commission. Two positions will be available to increase this commission to nine. He further noted that the Historic District Commission would consist of five of the Planning Commission members. Mayor Knapper stated that the 5 members that currently serve on the Historic District Commission have done a great job and have served admirably. Mayor Knapper stated that he would be nominating Pat Aldred. The others that have shown interest were the current members of the Historic District Commission, in addition to Larry Felts, Larry Gardner, and Bob Haines. There was discussion on using a paper ballot to cast votes. Alderman Dugger and Phillips stated that they felt comfortable with discussing this openly. Mayor Knapper stated that in order not to offend anyone, this should be done by paper ballot. The Aldermen voted and Mayor Knapper read out the following:
 
Pat Aldred 4 votes
Larry Gardner 2 votes
Larry Felts 3 votes
Betty Friedlander 1 vote
Bob Haines 1 vote
 
Counsel Notestine noted that the Mayor has the appointing authority.
 
Mayor Knapper stated that Alderman Felts has previously noted that the town should investigate the purchase of land. Alderman Felts stated that he hated to bring this particular subject up during a time of “shortfall”. He stated Tenneseasons was a great location to store equipment. He feels that land will only increase and the feasibility of the purchase should be investigated. Mayor Knapper noted that he would like for Aldermen Dugger and Felts be on a sub-committee to review the possibility of the purchase of this land.
 
Mayor Knapper also stated that he would like Aldermen Phillips and Rositano to investigate the privilege tax issue. Alderman Rositano asked if citizens could be allowed to participate on this committee. Mr. Rick Fisher was asked to be on this committee.
 
Alderman Felts announced that he was asked to become President of MADD and he has accepted this position.
 
Meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.
 
Respectfully submitted, Approved,
 
 
 
 
Cindy Lancaster Charles F. Knapper
Town Recorder Mayor
2001-7 BOMA
TOWN OF NOLENSVILLE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN
THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2001
NOLENSVILLE TOWN HALL, 7:00 P.M.
 
Mayor Charles Knapper opened the meeting at 7:04. In attendance were Mayor Knapper, Aldermen Tommy Dugger, Larry Felts, Gail Phillips and Joe Rositano. Counsel Robert Notestine, Officer George Poss, Public Works Lonnie Bowden, Recorder Cindy Lancaster, and thirteen citizens.
 
Alderman Phillips led the prayer and pledge.
 
Citizens Input:
 
Mayor Knapper asked for citizen’s input. Mr. Allen Green noted that he lived at 878 Battle Road and was a member of the Nolensville United Methodist Church. He stated that there is a light beside the church that was shining in the house adjacent to the church. He covered the suspected light that was shining into his home, which was on the church property. This light is not the light that is causing this residents problem. It is the light on the street. Is there anything that can be done to get this light from not shining into his home?
 
Mayor Knapper stated that he had been in contact with Mr. Ozment, the resident, and with Middle Tennessee Electric. There are state guidelines that must be met due to this being a state highway. The town/MTE moved a light that previously shone into his home. We will try our best to rectify this problem.
 
Mayors Comments:
 
Regional Planning Authority – Mayor Knapper stated that he has made several attempts to contact the county in regards to the Regional Planning Authority. It appears that an agreement cannot be reached with the county, therefore Brentwood is annexing various areas. This will be investigated further.
 
MPO – On July 18, Mayor Knapper will be making a presentation to the MPO. They have put together a study committee to extensively investigate this issue. In addition to several cities with population of 5,000 or less, we have support from Mr. Sam Edwards, who is with Greater Nashville Regional Council.
 
Mayor Knapper will be posting hours in the paper in order for citizens to discuss issues and concerns. He will be hosting a “Mayors Night In”. There will also be neighborhood walks to discuss issues that citizens may have. The Mayor is currently investigating expanding the Mayor’s Advisory Committee.
 
The Mayor then discussed important dates. On July 12, at 6:45 the Planning Commission will meet. On July 24, Chamber of Commerce will meet at 6:30, the Mayor will be speaking. On August 9, the presentation of the Zoning Ordinance to the Planning Commission. On September 6, the Zoning ordinance will be presented to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. On September 13, there will be review and recommendation by the Planning Commission. On October 4, the public hearing and final reading for the zoning ordinance.
 
Alderman Felts made a motion to approve the minutes from the regular meeting of June 7, 2001, Alderman Rositano seconded and this passed unanimously.
 
Recorder Lancaster submitted the Treasurer’s Report noting that $404,861.09 was the total cash on hand in the General Fund, with $50,000 being the disbursements. The State Street Aid has cash on hand of $83,994.87. She noted the unaudited budgeted and actual figures. Mayor Knapper noted that approximately $90,000 was in the black after the year-end. Alderman Rositano made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report, Alderman Dugger seconded and this motion passed unanimously. Alderman Rositano complimented the budget committee and staff for all their hard work.
 
Mr. Rick Fisher reported for the Planning Commission. He noted that this group has been discussing the design guidelines. A workshop was held in June for this discussion. This commission is trying to get a “good” document for the Zoning Ordinance and Design Guidelines.
 
Mayor Knapper reported for the Historic District Commission. He stated that an announcement would be forthcoming once the proper notification is made to the necessary individuals.
 
Chief Presley Hughes was not in attendance due to medical reasons. Chief Hughes submitted a written report and Mayor Knapper read this to the group. The Chief stated that the Fire Department should be notified this month about the grant that was previously submitted to FEMA.
 
Mr. Rick Fisher reported for the Chamber of Commerce, noting that they will be meeting on the 24th at 6:30 at Firehouse Pizza and then will come to Town Hall for the business meeting. The Aldermen will be invited to this meeting to discuss the privilege tax. Mr. Fisher also noted that they will be making a decision on the affiliation with Brentwood or Franklin.
 
Mayor Knapper stated that Mr. Don Swartz began on Monday in the Codes Department. He noted that Mr. Swartz is very intelligent and a no-nonsense individual. We are very fortunate to have him in the Codes Department.
 
Officer George Poss reported for the Police Department. He noted that last month 991 miles were driven, 111 stops with 10 warnings, 58 tickets, 1 arrest, 1 wreck, and 1 theft report being made. Mr. Aldred, from the audience, asked how many offenders came before the judge? Officer Poss stated that the majority of them appeared in court and the court cost was $40. Some are allowed to go to school. If the citation is ignored they are sent to the state where their licenses will be suspended. Mayor Knapper noted that letters have been sent to various Police Departments in Tennessee advertising the Police Chief position.
 
Lonnie Bowden reported for the Public Works Department. He stated that this department has replaced several speed limit signs with larger letters. He noted that paint was spilt on Norfolk Drive and this department spent all day cleaning this from the road. Mr. Bowden presented the Board with pictures of this spill and clean-up. Mr. Bowden noted the fireworks debries was on the roads throughout the subdivision.
 
Second reading of ordinance 01-04, an ordinance to amend zoning ordinance #98-22. Counsel Notestine explained that this changes development timeframe from one-year to six-months. Alderman Rositano made a motion to pass this as read, Alderman Felts seconded this motion and this ordinance passed unanimously.
 
The Board unanimously agreed by acclamation to withdraw reading of ordinance 01-03, an ordinance to amend ordinance #98-13 and #99-13, establishing a privilege tax.
 
First reading of ordinance #01-05, an ordinance to amend ordinance #98-13 and #99-13, establishing a privilege tax. Counsel Notestine noted that this is a graduated increase of this tax over a period of time. Mayor Knapper made a motion to approve this ordinance, Alderman Rositano seconded this motion. Alderman Felts stated that he has written another proposal that eventually he would like to present to the board. He stated that he would like to see this ordinance tabled until the Chamber meets to discuss this issue and the board has more time to investigate. Alderman Rositano agreed with Alderman Felts. He stated that he would feel more comfortable with more citizen and business input. Aldermen Dugger and Phillips agreed with Alderman Felts. Alderman Dugger asked if citizens could be allowed to speak due the sensitivity of this issue. Mayor Knapper stated yes.
 
Mr. Ken Kelley, owner of Piggly Wiggly stated that he did not understand why this is being imposed? Mayor Knapper noted that this was a private act at state level. The Mayor has attempted to contact Representative Charles Sargent to determine the capability of changing the residential and non-residential amounts. The Mayor stated that when the sewer comes in and the town is faced with infrastructure expenses, Fire Department, Police Protection, Roads, and more Planning and Zoning expenses will be incurred by the town. I am very opposed to property taxes. Sometimes you have to make tough decisions and this is one of those times.
 
Mr. Kelley stated that he had plans to finish his building and the businesses that occupy his space will bring taxes into the town. I do not see that this tax will fix the “revenue” problem. It would cost me an extra $40,000 to build out my building.
 
Alderman Rositano stated that you cannot “over tax” business. I do not think the businesses that are here should be penalized. The bottom line is that we have to look at ways to accommodate each situation. We must hammer out a plan that is workable.
 
Mayor Knapper stated that he must have vision and trying to defend taxes is very hard to do. Alderman Felts made a motion to table this ordinance, Alderman Rositano seconded, this passed unanimously.
 
Reading of resolution #01-05, a resolution to enter into an agreement with Robert J. Notestine, III, attorney at law. Mayor Knapper noted that the next three resolutions were based upon the budget ordinance that was passed last month. These resolutions authorize the Mayor to enter into various agreements based upon the recently passed budget. Alderman Felts made a motion to pass this resolution, Alderman Rositano seconded and this passed unanimously.
 
Reading of resolution #01-06, a resolution to enter into an agreement with Judge Jim Petersen. Alderman Felts made a motion to pass this resolution, Alderman Rositano seconded and this passed unanimously.
 
Reading of resolution #01-07, a resolution to enter into an agreement with Stantec Engineering Firm. Alderman Phillips made a motion to pass this resolution, Alderman Dugger seconded and this passed unanimously.
 
Other Business:
 
Alderman Felts noted that computers were forthcoming. There will be three new ones purchased at an approximate cost of $2,500.
 
Alderman Rositano addressed the citizens, stating that he wanted them to feel free to contact him with any comments that they may have.
 
Mrs. Pat Aldred from the group noted that the Garden Tour would be on July 21. Funds will be filtered through the Franklin Heritage Foundation.
 
Mayor Knapper noted that he would be meeting with the State Enviornmental and Conservation office in regards to a grant.
 
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:00.
 
Respectfully submitted, Approved,
 
 
 
 
Cindy Lancaster Charles F. Knapper
Town Recorder Mayor
2001-6 BOMA
 
TOWN OF NOLENSVILLE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN
THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2001
NOLENSVILLE TOWN HALL, 7:00 P.M.
 
Mayor Charles Knapper opened the meeting at 7:04. In attendance were Mayor Knapper, Aldermen Tommy Dugger, Larry Felts, Gail Phillips and Joe Rositano. Counsel Robert Notestine, Officer George Poss, Recorder Cindy Lancaster, and eight citizens.
 
Alderman Rositano led the prayer and pledge.
 
Citizens Input:
 
Mayor Knapper asked for citizen’s input. There were no citizens that addressed the board.
 
Mayors Comments:
 
Regional Planning Authority – Mayor Knapper stated that he had met with the County Executive and various County Commissioners in regards to becoming the Planning Authority. He noted that this was going to be very cumbersome. Mayor Knapper and other city managers believed this will not work. Mike Walker with the City of Brentwood introduced an interlocal agreement that may assist in this attempt. County Executive Callicott will be working on this issue. If this is not agreed upon, annexation may have to be a possibility.
 
Abandoned Bridge Issue – Mayor Knapper stated that the town received a grant three years ago. Expenses have been incurred such as title search and engineering work. The total spent to date is $1,450. A report that was submitted by the town engineer will be brought before the board on this project.
 
Planning Commission Change – Mayor Knapper stated that over the past six months there has been a deterioration of the Historic District Commission. An ordinance will be forthcoming to expand the Planning Commission to nine members and a sub-committee of five members will service as the Historic Commission. Mayor Knapper noted that the town needs individuals who are knowledgeable about the process of a city. This will be addressed in the near future.
 
Chamber of Commerce – Mayor Knapper stated that he had spoken to Ms. Nancy Conway with the Williamson County Chamber of Commerce. The Nolensville chamber is investigating being affiliated with the Williamson County Chamber or the Brentwood Chamber. Ms. Conway would like to place a phone with an answering machine in Town Hall. The cost to man this would be approximately $6,000.
 
Alderman Felts made a motion to approve the minutes from the regular meeting of May 3, 2001, Alderman Rositano seconded and this passed unanimously.
 
Recorder Lancaster submitted the Treasurer’s Report noting that $414,311.75 was the total cash on hand in the General Fund, with $40,000 being the disbursements. The State Street Aid has cash on hand of $83,293.91. Alderman Rositano made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report, Alderman Felts seconded and this motion passed unanimously.
 
Alderman Felts stated that earlier the Board was approached in regards to donating funds to the Nolensville Elementary School for playground equipment. Alderman Felts made a motion to donate $1,500 to Nolensville Elementary School. Alderman Rositano seconded. Alderman Dugger asked for clarification from Counsel in regards to this issue. Counsel Notestine stated that this has been investigated and if the board agreed to donate these funds, his recommendation is to write the check to the school and earmark it for the playground. Mayor Knapper noted that he received a bulletin distributed by the PTO. It stated that over $14,000 was raised through the Fun Run event at the school. In addition, the Lions Club has donated approximately $2,000 from the Pancake Breakfast. Therefore, the $19,000 goal has almost been achieved. This was voted on and passed unanimously.
 
Mayor Knapper reported for the Planning Commission. He noted that this group has been discussing the design guidelines. The mayor stated that Colette Meehan would be bringing the attorneys comments to the zoning ordinance, in addition to several other items to the next Planning Commission meeting.
 
There was no report for the Historic District Commission.
 
Chief Presley Hughes reported for the Fire Department. The Chief thanked the Town for sending letters in support of the grant. He noted that several letters were received from state leaders. Chief Hughes stated that the Fire Department wants to be ready for the growth, as does the city. The department has just received four new probationary members. The Chief thanked George and the Nolensville Police Department for everything that his department has done. He noted that the Mayor had met with several members of the department and the annual agreement was discussed. The new agreement will be a base figure with a 2-3% increase each year. This arrangement should better assist the Town and the Fire Department in their budget planning. The Mayor noted that this would be forthcoming.
 
Mayor Knapper noted that he had previously discussed the Chamber of Commerce, therefore this report had already been made.
 
Mayor Knapper stated that it is anticipated that by July there will be a report for the Codes Department.
 
Officer George Poss reported for the Police Department. He noted that last month 217 stops were made, 41 warnings, 106 tickets, 2 arrest, 1 runaway, and 2 miscellaneous reports were made. Officer Poss discussed the “Watch Your Car” program. He noted that this program is voluntary and will be statewide. He noted that if a car has a “Watch Your Car” sticker attached and is out between 1:00 – 6:00 a.m., it will be stopped by law enforcement. He also noted that the computer was in the cars and working well.
 
Mayor Knapper reported for the Public Works Department. He stated that this department has installed paddleboards at the culverts and bridges throughout town. The engineer has met with the county in regards to bridge repair and an interlocal agreement should be completed in the near future.
 
Second reading of ordinance #01-02, an ordinance to adopt a budget for fiscal year 2001-2002. Counsel Notestine noted that this is the second and final reading. Alderman Phillips made a motion to pass the budget and Alderman Rositano seconded. The floor was then opened for discussion. Alderman Rositano stated that he would like to increase the Police salary to approximately $40,000. This would give the Mayor a wider range to negotiate a salary. Alderman Rositano stated that he did not feel that the town was compatible with other cities. Alderman Dugger noted that the average in surrounding cities was approximately $28,000 - $29,000 for a Chief. He stated further that he felt the $40,000 was way above the average. Alderman Rositano stated he wanted to give the Mayor some lead way when hiring the Chief. Alderman Dugger asked if this individual would be required to live in Williamson County. Mayor Knapper stated that the Safety Committee would be reviewing the criteria. Alderman Felts said he did not want to see our town become a training ground. He would like to see an increase of $1000 - $1,500. Mayor Knapper stated he had spoken with Rex Barton to investigate a contract with the Chief. Alderman Rositano made a motion to amend the budget for Police Salary to increase to $38,000. Alderman Felts seconded. Aldermen Felts and Rositano voted for this amendment, Aldermen Phillips and Dugger and Mayor Knapper voted against. This motion did not pass.
 
Mayor Knapper stated that he had spoken to MTAS and it was felt that the per capita would be approximately $1.00. With the increase in the town’s population through the 2000 U.S. Census, this should increase the revenue approximately $80,000. Mayor Knapper made a motion to amend by increasing the two part-time officer’s line item to three part-time officers. This would increase the line item by $16,640. Alderman Rositano seconded. Alderman Dugger stated that he would have to vote against this due to the budget situation. Aldermen Felts, Rositano and Mayor Knapper voted for this increase. Aldermen Dugger and Phillips voted against. This amendment passed with the majority vote. Alderman Rositano thanked the budget committee for their hard work. The vote was then taken on the amended budget and this was passed unanimously.
 
First reading of ordinance 01-03, an ordinance to amend ordinance #98-13 and #99-13, establishing a privilege tax. Counsel Notestine noted that this ordinance was passed and amended. He stated that the maximum amount that can be received from the private act is $1.00 for residential and $2.00 for commercial. This ordinance will increase the tax to the maximum amount. Alderman Rositano made a motion to pass this as read, Mayor Knapper seconded this motion and this ordinance passed unanimously.
 
First reading of ordinance 01-04, an ordinance to amend zoning ordinance #98-22. Counsel Notestine explained that this is merely clarification and setting shorter periods for developers.
 
At 8:09, Mayor Knapper opened the public hearing. Mr. Larry Garner asked for clarification. Mayor Knapper stated that with the current reading of the zoning ordinance, a developer could present a plan to the Planning Commission, if the plan were approved, they would have two years before they had to initiate building. The amendment will only allow an individual six months. Mr. Garner stated that this might hurt someone who is trying to develop. If a developer runs into a problem this may cause a delay that is beyond the developer’s control. The public hearing was closed at 8:16.
 
Alderman Dugger asked for clarification on the issue that was brought up by Mr. Garner. Mayor Knapper stated that if no progress had been made the developer would have to resubmit the plan to the Planning Commission. Alderman Rositano made a motion to approve this ordinance as read, Alderman Felts seconded and this passed unanimously.
 
First reading of resolution #01-04, a resolution to enter into a lease agreement with Kelley Properties. Counsel Notestine stated that this is a lease agreement between Kelley Properties and the Town to lease the current occupied space. Alderman Dugger asked if the 10% CAM charge was on top of the rent. Counsel Notestine stated that it was in addition to the rent. Alderman Dugger made a motion to pass this resolution as read, Alderman Phillips seconded and this passed unanimously.
 
Other Business:
 
Alderman Felts noted that an approximate figure of $2,500 would be needed to allow for back up and up-grade of the town computers.
 
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:30.
 
Respectfully submitted, Approved,
 
 
 
 
Cindy Lancaster Charles F. Knapper
Town Recorder Mayor
2001-5 Special BOMA
2001-2002 BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING
BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN, MAY 3, 2001
NOLENSVILLE TOWN HALL, 6:00 P.M.
 
Mayor Charles Knapper opened the Public Hearing at 6:07 with Mayor Knapper, Aldermen Tommy Dugger, Larry Felts, Gail Phillips and Joe Rositano being present. In addition to Recorder Cindy Lancaster and Police Supervisor George Poss.
 
Mayor Knapper discussed the budget extensively beginning with revenues. Alderman Dugger noted that it was a negative balance when comparing revenues and expenses. Mayor Knapper stated that the town would have to dip into the reserve fund to cover this shortage.
 
Alderman Dugger noted that the Cable/Gas Franchise was off approximately $10,000 in comparison to this years revenue. It was agreed to adjust this figure to increase local taxes $10,000.
 
Alderman Dugger asked how many homes were built in this fiscal year to date. Mayor Knapper stated that he would check with Cindy Noel to confirm a figure.
 
Mayor Knapper then addressed the expenses extensively.
 
The discussion led to the Professional line item with engineering services being addressed. Mayor Knapper noted that three engineering firms had been reviewed. Mayor Knapper felt that due to the past knowledge of Mike Delvizis in regards to the town, and the newly anticipated growth with the sewer, Stantec would be the most beneficial to the town for the money. This was agreed with by the Board.
 
Mayor Knapper stated that he would like to discontinue the storage building to reduce this line item. Lonnie Bowden will take the truck home and the Police cars will be located at the Mayor or Recorders home. Alderman Dugger asked how the IRS viewed this. He thought that a “take home” automobile was viewed as a benefit and was taxable. This question will be forwarded to the auditor.
 
State Street Aid revenues and expenses were addressed. Alderman Dugger asked if the $27,000 consultant line was engineering and in addition to the General Fund. Mayor Knapper said that it was in addition to the General Fund figure of $36,000.
 
It was noted that the bridges, Mill Creek, and turn lanes, were not included in this budget.
 
The Public Hearing closed at 6:57.
 
Respectfully submitted, Approved,
 
Cindy Lancaster Charles F. Knapper Town Recorder Mayor
2001-5  BOMA
TOWN OF NOLENSVILLE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN
THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2001
NOLENSVILLE TOWN HALL, 7:00 P.M.
 
Mayor Charles Knapper opened the meeting at 7:05. In attendance were Mayor Knapper, Aldermen Tommy Dugger, Larry Felts, Gail Phillips and Joe Rositano. Counsel Robert Notestine, George Poss, Recorder Cindy Lancaster, and six citizens.
 
Mayor Knapper led the prayer and pledge.
 
Citizens Input:
 
Mayor Knapper asked for citizen’s input. There were no citizens that addressed the board.
 
Mayor Knapper introduced the newest member of the staff, Mr. Don Swartz who will be the Codes Enforcer/Building Inspector. Mr. Swartz gave a brief history of his work experience noting he was employed by Metro Nashville and had been for 16 years.
 
Mayors Comments:
 
Regional Planning Authority – Mayor Knapper stated that he received two letters in regards to the MPO. One letter was from Mr. Sam Edwards with Greater Nashville Regional Council and the other was from Mr. Don Waller with Local Planning of the State of Tennessee. These letters outlined the procedure a municipality must take to become the Regional Planning Authority.
 
Growth Plan – Mayor Knapper noted that the County Commission would meet Monday night to approve the Urban Growth Boundary map. He noted this map was part of the resolution that would be before the board. Mayor Knapper noted that Nolensville is currently 3 square miles. The Urban Growth Boundary is 9 square miles.
 
Budget – Mayor Knapper stated that there was a public hearing at 6:00 prior to the Board Meeting. Alderman Felts asked that a request for a donation for the Nolensville Elementary School playground be placed on the June agenda.
 
Other Mayor Discussion – Mayor Knapper stated Sunset Road has been monitored and paving should begin soon. He has not received any new information on the Mill Creek Study.
 
Alderman Rositano made a motion to approve the minutes from the regular meeting of April 5, 2001, Alderman Felts seconded and this passed unanimously.
 
Recorder Lancaster submitted the Treasurer’s Report noting that $398,976.56 was the total cash on hand in the General Fund, with $35,000 being the disbursements. The State Street Aid has cash on hand of $81,970.64. Alderman Rositano made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report, Alderman Phillips seconded and this motion passed unanimously.
 
Alderman Rositano reported for the Planning Commission. He noted that this group has been making changes to the Zoning Ordinance to give the town an advantage when the sewer comes. He also noted that this group has been working on Design Guidelines. Mayor Knapper added that the Planning Commission would be reviewing commercial items in the next three to six months. He has received several phone calls in regards to commercial development.
 
Ms. Patsy Henry reported for the Historic District Commission. She stated that the lights had been installed. She also noted that this group is sad to see Mr. Tom Stearns resign from Chairing this group. Mayor Knapper stated that he has had Counsel review this Commission and changes would be forthcoming. Ms. Henry noted that they have been working with the Williamson County Heritage Foundation and some Nolensville homes will be on tour this weekend. Ms. Henry asked if this group would be allowed to offer input in changes to this Commission. Mayor Knapper stated that they would, be allowed to have input.
 
Chief Presley Hughes reported for the Fire Department. Chief noted that they had applied for a grant in the amount of $212,000. The Fire Department will be required to match this with 10% of this amount. Mayor Knapper asked the board to sign a letter to Congressmen Gordon and Clement for support of this grant. The Board agreed.
 
Mayor Knapper noted that a representative was not in attendance from the Chamber of Commerce. He stated that they met this week and are currently making a decision to become associated with the Williamson County Chamber of Commerce or Brentwood Chamber of Commerce. The Mayor has not received an update.
 
Mayor Knapper noted that there was not a report for the Codes Department
 
Officer George Poss reported for the Police Department. He noted that the newly painted police car, that was donated by Brentwood, is in front of town hall. He welcomed everyone to review it. Mayor Knapper noted that approximately $1,600 was invested in this car.
 
Mayor Knapper reported for the Public Works Department. He stated that a gentleman has been hired part-time to assist Lonnie Bowden.
 
Second reading of ordinance #01-01, an ordinance to amend budget ordinance #99-14. Counsel Notestine noted that this is merely a housekeeping procedure. This reflects the actual figures that were submitted by the auditor. Alderman Rositano made a motion to pass this ordinance, Alderman Dugger seconded. This ordinance was passed unanimously.
 
First reading of ordinance #01-02, an ordinance to adopt a budget for fiscal year 2001-2002. Alderman Rositano made a motion to pass this ordinance on first reading, Alderman Phillips seconded. The floor was then opened for discussion. Alderman Felts noted that the subcommittee voted for this budget three to zero. Mayor Knapper noted the total revenues and expenses that are proposed for 2001-2002. He elaborated on several issues including the engineering line item. Mayor Knapper noted that all the “frills” had been removed, including conferences for the Board, Christmas Parade and several others. Alderman Rositano thanked the committee for working on the budget. Alderman Felts made a motion to amend the revenues in Local Taxes from $71,450 to $81,450. Mayor Knapper seconded and this amendment was passed unanimously. The vote was taken on the first reading as amended. This passed unanimously.
 
Mayor Knapper opened the Public Hearing on the Urban Growth Boundary at 7:42.
 
Reading of resolution #01-03, a resolution to ratify the recommended growth plan. Mr. Parman Henry asked if (due to the article in the paper today) Brentwood could annex as stated in the paper without the plan being approved? Mayor Knapper stated that Brentwood is ready to move forward after the county votes on the plan Monday night. Counsel noted that Nolensville and Brentwood have not formally made an agreement.
 
Mayor Knapper made a motion to pass this resolution as read, Alderman Felts seconded. This resolution passed unanimously.
 
The Public Hearing was closed at 7:45.
 
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:46
 
Respectfully submitted, Approved,
 
 
 
 
Cindy Lancaster Charles F. Knapper
Town Recorder Mayor
2001-4 BOMA
TOWN OF NOLENSVILLE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN
THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2001
NOLENSVILLE TOWN HALL, 7:00 P.M.
 
Mayor Charles Knapper opened the meeting at 7:00. In attendance were Mayor Knapper, Aldermen Tommy Dugger, Larry Felts, Gail Phillips and Joe Rositano. Counsel Robert Notestine, George Poss, Recorder Cindy Lancaster, and 8 citizens.
 
Alderman Rositano led the prayer and pledge.
 
Citizens Input:
 
Mayor Knapper asked for citizen’s input. There were no citizens that addressed the board.
 
Proclamations:
 
The Mayor read four proclamations. They were as follows: “Keep Williamson Beautiful”, “National Fair Housing Month”, “National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia”, and “Reach for the Stars –Victims Rights Week”. Ms. Brenda Tuck represented Fair Housing, and Mr. Mike Teeter represented National League of Families of American Prisoners.
 
Mayors Report:
 
State Route 266 – Mayor Knapper noted that elected officials met at the state capital in March. It was agreed to write and distribute a letter to the state requesting that State Route 266 move forward on the environmental impact study. This allows for public input and public hearings.
 
Growth Plan – Mayor Knapper noted that the County Growth Committee met today and unanimously approved a map. This adopted map/plan is very important to Nolensville. The Mayor stated that there will be a public hearing at the next board meeting and the resolution will be brought before the board at that time.
 
Budget – Mayor Knapper noted that the board’s budget sub-committee has been meeting regularly. The Public Hearing is scheduled for the next board meeting.
 
MPO – Mayor Knapper noted that the town has received several letters supporting the resolution that was passed last month by the Nolensville Board of Mayor and Aldermen, in regards to representation on the MPO board.
 
Other Mayor Discussion – Mayor Knapper stated the town recently received information that the housing grant has accepted three Nolensville residents into this program. The inspectors have been scheduled to make assessments.
 
Core of Engineers – Mayor Knapper met with various county officials today and an agreement was reached in regards to the Mill Creek Study. Mr. Bob Adgent relayed to the Mayor a credit existed for Nolensville from the subdivision development earmarked for detention ponds, etc. There is approximately $12,000 credit in this account. It was also noted that in-kind services could be credited to this project. Mayor Knapper gave examples of in kind services as being an employee going to retrieve a map for this project, or a meeting attended by the Mayor or Engineer in regards to this project. He further noted that with the credit and in kind services being applied to the original $80,000 cost, the total project could be reduced to approximately $50,000.
 
Sewer – Mayor Knapper stated that he had spoken to Mr. Tarpy with Metro Water today. He was informed that the Project Design is 98% complete. In 30-45 days a request for easements to Williamson County will be made by Metro. The next 30 days advertisement for this project will be posted. The next 30-45 days a contractor will be hired and installation should be completed within 12 months.
 
Alderman Felts made a motion to approve the minutes from the regular meeting of March 1, and the special meeting of March 26, 2001, Alderman Rositano seconded and this passed unanimously.
 
Recorder Lancaster submitted the Treasurer’s Report noting that $390,867.51 was the total cash on hand in the General Fund, with $35,000 being the disbursements. The State Street Aid has cash on hand of $78,385.11. Alderman Felts noted that in a prior meeting a donation to the Nolensville PTO for playground equipment was requested and discussed. Alderman Felts made a motion to donate $1,500 to the Nolensville Elementary School for playground equipment. Alderman Rositano second this motion. It was noted that this should be voted on under the agenda item “other”. Alderman Felts withdrew his motion. Alderman Rositano made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report, Alderman Dugger seconded and this motion passed unanimously.
 
Mr. Rick Fisher reported for the Planning Commission. He noted that this group is fine-tuning the Zoning Ordinance. Alderman Dugger requested that this document be given to the board in ample time to review prior to taking a vote. Counsel Notestine was in agreement.
 
Aldermen Felts reported for the Historic District Commission. He stated that the Heritage Foundation is visiting Nolensville the first weekend in May. Recorder Lancaster stated that she spoke to Mr. Hartley from Middle Tennessee Electric and he promised that the lights would be installed by April 15, 2001.
 
Chief Presley Hughes reported for the Fire Department. Chief apologized for not having a quarterly report. He noted that the department obtained a new computer system and this form had not been created. Chief Hughes also stated that grant writing had been discussed with the Mayor. He noted there were 82 total calls, with 31.7% being within the town limits.
 
Mr. Rick Fisher reported for the Chamber of Commerce. He stated that they met Tuesday of this week and the Mayor addressed this group discussing several issues. Mr. Fisher thanked Alderman Rositano, Alderman Felts and the Mayor for attending. He also noted that 8 new members have joined the Chamber of Commerce. Alderman Rositano stated that he enjoyed attending the meeting and complimented this group for their efforts.
 
Mayor Knapper reported for the Codes Department. He stated that they are continuing to enforce violations that are currently within the town. He noted that interviewing has been ongoing for this position and hopefully an announcement will be made next month.
 
Officer George Poss reported for the Police Department. He noted that vandalism has occurred and hours will be increased over the weekends. The newly donated police car is being painted and should be back within a week.
Mayor Knapper reported for the Public Works Department. He stated that a schedule to pick up litter was submitted by Public Works Director Lonnie Bowden.
 
First reading of ordinance #01-01, an ordinance to amend budget ordinance #99-14. Counsel Notestine noted that this is merely a housekeeping procedure. This reflects the actual figures that were submitted by the auditor. Alderman Rositano made a motion to pass this ordinance, Alderman Phillips seconded. This ordinance was passed unanimously on first reading by the board.
 
Alderman Felts reintroduced his recommendation and formally made a motion to donate $1,500 to Nolensville Elementary School for playground equipment. Alderman Rositano seconded. Alderman Dugger asked for Counsels recommendation on this issue. Counsel noted that if the money was paid to another governmental entity there should not be any problem in donating money to the school. Alderman Rositano stated he previously was opposed to this, but is now in agreement to donate these funds. Mayor Knapper stated that in principle he was in agreement with the donation, but would like to delay the decision until May or June, due to budget constraints. Mayor Knapper made a motion to table until the next month or two for further investigation. Alderman Dugger seconded this motion. This was unanimously agreed by the board.
 
Mayor Knapper addressed Rick Fisher, due to being over the Playground Committee. He encouraged him to attend the public hearing on the budget. Mr. Fisher stated that he or a representative would attend.
 
Mayor Knapper announced that the Concord Road Corridor study public hearing would be held on April 30, at the Brentwood Library at 7:00 p.m.
 
Meeting adjourned at 8:10.
 
Respectfully submitted, Approved,
2001-3 BOMA
Board of Mayor and Aldermen Workshop
Monday, March 26, 2001, 5:30 p.m.
Town Hall
 
Mayor Knapper opened the workshop at 5:40 p.m. In attendance were Mayor Charles Knapper, Aldermen Tommy Dugger, Larry Felts, Gail Phillips, Joe Rositano and Recorder Cindy Lancaster. There were no citizens present.
 
In regards to the $50.00 fine in the constitution, Mayor Knapper stated that it is his plan to proceed with the assistance from the Tennessee Municipal League with a resolution to go before the State Legislation for second reading. He stated that a letter, signed by the Board, would be forthcoming. The Board agreed to proceed with this effort.
 
Mayor Knapper noted that he had spoken with Nolensville Volunteer Fire Chief Presley Hughes extensively. Chief Hughes has requested assistance as a “partner” in a grant. With this grant, various items could be purchased such as breathing apparatus’s, large hoses, foam distributors, possibly a truck and other items. The Chief has said that the Fire Department would like to build additional bays and has asked if the Town would be willing to “buy into” this project. Mayor Knapper asked the board what type of commitment is the town willing to make to the fire department? Alderman Rositano stated he would like to see their request and figures for each request. Mayor Knapper stated that the Fire Department has submitted a five-year “wish list” to the town some time ago. Alderman Rositano also stated that in regards to the building of the bays he would like to obtain a legal perspective in what this project would entail. Mayor Knapper asked if the Board was in agreement to seek partnership in a grant writing. Alderman Felts stated that he was in agreement with helping the Fire Department, but would like to review figures. The Board was in agreement with assisting in grant writing.
 
Mayor Knapper also would like to request in the next budget the installation of two to three fire hydrants. The approximate cost is $1,500 per hydrant. He would like to propose approximately 15 hydrants installed over the next five years. The Aldermen did not object to this plan.
 
Mayor Knapper discussed the COPS grant. He distributed a letter from Mr. Rex Barton, MTAS Police Consultant. The Board reviewed a letter, which consisted of various recommendations for the Department that would be initiated through the grant. The suggested salary was low “30’s”. Alderman Rositano stated that he was in support of this although was concerned about the Sheriff’s attitude in beginning a new department. Mayor Knapper stated that he feels the Sheriff will work with the town in its endeavor. He also noted that he would get in contact with the Sheriff to determine his level of commitment. Salary was discussed and there was overall concern that the suggestion by Mr. Barton seemed to be low. Alderman Felts asked if the Town would have to pay jail fees if an arrest was made in Nolensville. Mayor Knapper stated that he would talk to the Sheriff about this.
 
Mayor Knapper noted that the Board received a packet from Engineer Mike Delvizis in regards to the storm water issue on Johnson Industrial Boulevard. The Mayor noted that the town might be faced with borrowing money to remedy the road issues at hand. Several matters need immediate attention. These are 1. Castle Development – Road bond issue 2. Johnson Industrial storm water issue 3. State required bridge repair issue 4. Core of Engineer Mill Creek study issue. Alderman Dugger asked if the roads in the development were legally the towns. It was noted that these roads do not currently belong to the town. Alderman Rositano stated that the town should hold out on the bond issue until the bank steps forward and takes responsibility. Due to the numerous inquiries on the roads (i.e. Alec Court, Dortch to Rolling Hills) Mayor Knapper stated that he would like to see Council Notestine write a letter to the residents explaining the town’s position. This may alleviate some of the questions these residents are currently asking. This was agreed upon by the Board. Alderman Rositano said that he would like to see the town take a hard-nose approach to this issue.
 
Mayor Knapper then asked the board for its opinion on the four projects that were previously discussed. Alderman Rositano said that it was his feelings that the bridges be completed first. Alderman Phillips stated that she felt the bridges were a priority. Mayor Knapper asked the board to set out a time frame for the completion of the bridges. He gave the breakdown as follows:
Rocky Fork $ 435
Sam Donald $ 6,200 (1/2 of $12,000 split with county)
Sunset Road $23,500 (1/2 of $47,000 split with county)
 
The board agreed to approach the county to repair the bridges that were currently ½ ownership. Municipal bonds were discussed extensively in regards to completing all of these projects. It was also discussed to repair the Rocky Fork bridge in this year’s budget due to the low cost and the budget being able to absorb this cost. It was agreed that the ranking of the projects would be as follows:
1. Bridges
2. Mill Creek – Core of Engineers
3. Johnson Industrial Boulevard
4. Phillips Road – Bond Issue
 
It was further discussed that the #4 Bonding of the Road issue may need to supercede #3 at some point. The circumstances should to be reviewed frequently.
 
Mike Delvizis is currently putting a list together in order to rank roads that need to be addressed over a period of time. Mayor Knapper stated that his concern was on Rocky Fork Road. He noted that there are several dips on this road beginning at the east side of the town limits proceeding west to approximately the park. The Mayor requested permission from the board to review and begin repair. This was agreed upon by the board.
 
Mayor Knapper stated that a survey should be forthcoming on the Arrant’s property in regards to the turn lane at Sunset and Nolensville Road. He noted that this project was being completed by grant money.
 
Mayor Knapper also noted that the Sam Donald Road extension was ongoing. Council Notestine has stated that if Ebenezer Church deems the property as theirs, then this group should proceed with legal remedy to obtain their property. He further noted that this was not the town’s responsibility to perform this research. There was extensive discussion on the Sam Donald Road extension, in addition to a light at the intersection of Rocky Fork, Clovercroft and Nolensville Road. Alderman Felts asked if the town should get back with the state in regards to the possibility of a light at this intersection. Mayor Knapper asked the board how they wanted to proceed in regards to this light. The board agreed to go before the state and request their assistance. It was also agreed that the Sam Donald extension was not feasible.
 
Mayor Knapper asked the Boards opinion on code violations. The most prevalent violations are on Nolensville Road. It was agreed that a tough stance be taken on all violators.
 
The Board agreed to review other consultants for engineering services. Alderman Phillips stated that cooping should be reviewed through area colleges. It was unanimously agreed to review other engineering firms.
 
Mayor Knapper asked for the board’s opinion on the Tenneseasons Building on Nolensville Road for a possible City Hall location. It was agreed to obtain and review information on this building.
 
Alderman Felts stated the first weekend in May, the Heritage Foundation will be touring Nolensville and the Historic District Commission would like red geraniums planted in the various planters throughout the town. Mayor Knapper stated that Mr. Stearns has not approached the town with this request. The Mayor stated this cost has been researched and Tant’s would sell the geraniums for $4 per 6” pot. Two pots would be needed per each planter.
 
Alderman Rositano stated he would be putting something in writing to address social issues such as PTO, etc, and this would be forthcoming. He added that he is concerned about our tax structure and our dependency upon the state for revenue.
 
The workshop adjourned at 7:43.
 
Respectfully submitted,
 
 
 
Cindy Lancaster Charles F. Knapper
Town Recorder Mayor
2001-3 BOMA Workshop
 
Board of Mayor and Aldermen Workshop
Monday, March 26, 2001, 5:30 p.m.
Town Hall
 
Mayor Knapper opened the workshop at 5:40 p.m. In attendance were Mayor Charles Knapper, Aldermen Tommy Dugger, Larry Felts, Gail Phillips, Joe Rositano and Recorder Cindy Lancaster. There were no citizens present.
 
In regards to the $50.00 fine in the constitution, Mayor Knapper stated that it is his plan to proceed with the assistance from the Tennessee Municipal League with a resolution to go before the State Legislation for second reading. He stated that a letter, signed by the Board, would be forthcoming. The Board agreed to proceed with this effort.
 
Mayor Knapper noted that he had spoken with Nolensville Volunteer Fire Chief Presley Hughes extensively. Chief Hughes has requested assistance as a “partner” in a grant. With this grant, various items could be purchased such as breathing apparatus’s, large hoses, foam distributors, possibly a truck and other items. The Chief has said that the Fire Department would like to build additional bays and has asked if the Town would be willing to “buy into” this project. Mayor Knapper asked the board what type of commitment is the town willing to make to the fire department? Alderman Rositano stated he would like to see their request and figures for each request. Mayor Knapper stated that the Fire Department has submitted a five-year “wish list” to the town some time ago. Alderman Rositano also stated that in regards to the building of the bays he would like to obtain a legal perspective in what this project would entail. Mayor Knapper asked if the Board was in agreement to seek partnership in a grant writing. Alderman Felts stated that he was in agreement with helping the Fire Department, but would like to review figures. The Board was in agreement with assisting in grant writing.
 
Mayor Knapper also would like to request in the next budget the installation of two to three fire hydrants. The approximate cost is $1,500 per hydrant. He would like to propose approximately 15 hydrants installed over the next five years. The Aldermen did not object to this plan.
 
Mayor Knapper discussed the COPS grant. He distributed a letter from Mr. Rex Barton, MTAS Police Consultant. The Board reviewed a letter, which consisted of various recommendations for the Department that would be initiated through the grant. The suggested salary was low “30’s”. Alderman Rositano stated that he was in support of this although was concerned about the Sheriff’s attitude in beginning a new department. Mayor Knapper stated that he feels the Sheriff will work with the town in its endeavor. He also noted that he would get in contact with the Sheriff to determine his level of commitment. Salary was discussed and there was overall concern that the suggestion by Mr. Barton seemed to be low. Alderman Felts asked if the Town would have to pay jail fees if an arrest was made in Nolensville. Mayor Knapper stated that he would talk to the Sheriff about this.
 
Mayor Knapper noted that the Board received a packet from Engineer Mike Delvizis in regards to the storm water issue on Johnson Industrial Boulevard. The Mayor noted that the town might be faced with borrowing money to remedy the road issues at hand. Several matters need immediate attention. These are 1. Castle Development – Road bond issue 2. Johnson Industrial storm water issue 3. State required bridge repair issue 4. Core of Engineer Mill Creek study issue. Alderman Dugger asked if the roads in the development were legally the towns. It was noted that these roads do not currently belong to the town. Alderman Rositano stated that the town should hold out on the bond issue until the bank steps forward and takes responsibility. Due to the numerous inquiries on the roads (i.e. Alec Court, Dortch to Rolling Hills) Mayor Knapper stated that he would like to see Council Notestine write a letter to the residents explaining the town’s position. This may alleviate some of the questions these residents are currently asking. This was agreed upon by the Board. Alderman Rositano said that he would like to see the town take a hard-nose approach to this issue.
 
Mayor Knapper then asked the board for its opinion on the four projects that were previously discussed. Alderman Rositano said that it was his feelings that the bridges be completed first. Alderman Phillips stated that she felt the bridges were a priority. Mayor Knapper asked the board to set out a time frame for the completion of the bridges. He gave the breakdown as follows:
Rocky Fork $ 435
Sam Donald $ 6,200 (1/2 of $12,000 split with county)
Sunset Road $23,500 (1/2 of $47,000 split with county)
 
The board agreed to approach the county to repair the bridges that were currently ½ ownership. Municipal bonds were discussed extensively in regards to completing all of these projects. It was also discussed to repair the Rocky Fork bridge in this year’s budget due to the low cost and the budget being able to absorb this cost. It was agreed that the ranking of the projects would be as follows:
1. Bridges
2. Mill Creek – Core of Engineers
3. Johnson Industrial Boulevard
4. Phillips Road – Bond Issue
 
It was further discussed that the #4 Bonding of the Road issue may need to supercede #3 at some point. The circumstances should to be reviewed frequently.
 
Mike Delvizis is currently putting a list together in order to rank roads that need to be addressed over a period of time. Mayor Knapper stated that his concern was on Rocky Fork Road. He noted that there are several dips on this road beginning at the east side of the town limits proceeding west to approximately the park. The Mayor requested permission from the board to review and begin repair. This was agreed upon by the board.
 
Mayor Knapper stated that a survey should be forthcoming on the Arrant’s property in regards to the turn lane at Sunset and Nolensville Road. He noted that this project was being completed by grant money.
 
Mayor Knapper also noted that the Sam Donald Road extension was ongoing. Council Notestine has stated that if Ebenezer Church deems the property as theirs, then this group should proceed with legal remedy to obtain their property. He further noted that this was not the town’s responsibility to perform this research. There was extensive discussion on the Sam Donald Road extension, in addition to a light at the intersection of Rocky Fork, Clovercroft and Nolensville Road. Alderman Felts asked if the town should get back with the state in regards to the possibility of a light at this intersection. Mayor Knapper asked the board how they wanted to proceed in regards to this light. The board agreed to go before the state and request their assistance. It was also agreed that the Sam Donald extension was not feasible.
 
Mayor Knapper asked the Boards opinion on code violations. The most prevalent violations are on Nolensville Road. It was agreed that a tough stance be taken on all violators.
 
The Board agreed to review other consultants for engineering services. Alderman Phillips stated that cooping should be reviewed through area colleges. It was unanimously agreed to review other engineering firms.
 
Mayor Knapper asked for the board’s opinion on the Tenneseasons Building on Nolensville Road for a possible City Hall location. It was agreed to obtain and review information on this building.
 
Alderman Felts stated the first weekend in May, the Heritage Foundation will be touring Nolensville and the Historic District Commission would like red geraniums planted in the various planters throughout the town. Mayor Knapper stated that Mr. Stearns has not approached the town with this request. The Mayor stated this cost has been researched and Tant’s would sell the geraniums for $4 per 6” pot. Two pots would be needed per each planter.
 
Alderman Rositano stated he would be putting something in writing to address social issues such as PTO, etc, and this would be forthcoming. He added that he is concerned about our tax structure and our dependency upon the state for revenue.
 
The workshop adjourned at 7:43.
 
Respectfully submitted,
 
 
 
Cindy Lancaster Charles F. Knapper
Town Recorder Mayor
2001-3 BOMA
TOWN OF NOLENSVILLE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN
THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2001
NOLENSVILLE TOWN HALL, 7:00 P.M.
 
Mayor Charles Knapper opened the meeting at 7:00. In attendance were Mayor Knapper, Aldermen Tommy Dugger, Larry Felts, Gail Phillips and Joe Rositano. Recorder Cindy Lancaster, Public Works Supervisor Lonnie Bowden and 8 citizens. Counsel Robert Notestine was absent due to a death in his family. Officer George Poss was absent.
 
Mayor Knapper led the prayer and pledge.
 
Citizens Input:
Alderman Joe Rositano stated he had reviewed the location on Nolensville Road (Curly Willow) and had brought this to the Town’s attention. It was noted that some citizens were concerned over the appearance of items that were left over night in front of this establishment. Ms. Patsy Henry stated that concrete had been poured and this had not gone before the town for approval. Mayor Knapper stated that his concern was the establishment might be in violation in regards to construction without the proper permits. Ms. Henry additionally stated that if the items were nice looking it would be different. Recorder Lancaster stated that it was her understanding that the codes had been reviewed. The determination was made that the items in front of the business did not violate any Nolensville ordinances.
 
Mayor Knapper requested that item #6 and #7 on the agenda be moved forward. This was unanimously agreed upon by the board.
 
Alderman Phillips made a motion to approve the minutes from the regular meeting of February 1, 2001, Alderman Rositano seconded and this passed unanimously.
 
Recorder Lancaster submitted the Treasurer’s Report noting that $384,265.38 was the total cash on hand in the General Fund, with $35,000 being the disbursements. The State Street Aid has cash on hand of $73,305.06. Mayor Knapper pointed out the revenue for the line item for Building Permits and Facilities Tax was down due to a reduction in building. He also noted that the gas bill, and Police insurance for General Fund, in addition to Engineering for State Street Aid expenses, were up from last year. Mayor Knapper asked the board to consider moving the legal fund savings to another category such as Rainy Day and/or Growth fund. Alderman Rositano made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report, Alderman Felts seconded and the treasurer’s report passed unanimously.
 
Mayor’s Report:
Mayor Knapper noted that he had discussed the bridge issues with Williamson County Executive Clint Callicott. He stated that this would go to the Road Commission. The offer has been made to pay the county and allow the county to repair the bridges. Mayor Knapper noted that the Board has received various reports that Engineer Mike Delvizis has recently submitted. These will be discussed at the scheduled workshop.
 
Other Mayor Discussion:
 
Mayor Knapper noted that Council Notestine has addressed the litter issue in a letter and this will be forwarded to them as soon as possible.
 
The drainage policy was distributed to the Board and will be voted on in April.
 
Mayor Knapper noted that County Executive Callicott, Mayor Sharber, and Mayor Mullins attended the Nolensville Planning Commission last month to discuss Route 266. He stated that he would like TDOT to conduct a public meeting in Nolensville to discuss this Route in the “early” stages of planning.
 
Mayor Knapper has encouraged County Executive Callicott and Franklin Mayor Sharber to bring closure to the Growth Plan. Maps are currently being reviewed and evaluated by these two entities.
 
Mayor Knapper noted that he had met with Fire Chief Presley Hughes to discuss the future of the Fire Department and the budget for the upcoming year.
 
Mayor Knapper also stated that he had met with Mr. Ken Kelly, owner of the office space the town currently leases, and he has offered the town a rate of approximately $13.00 per square foot. This rate will be offered if a long term lease (2-3 years) is signed. Alderman Dugger stated that the town should commit to a two to three year lease due to the length of time the town would need to build a building. Mayor Knapper noted that the payment would be $2,676.64 per month. Alderman Phillips agreed with Alderman Dugger. It was unanimously agreed upon by the board to enter into a long-term lease with Mr. Kelly.
 
Mayor Knapper stated that the City of Brentwood donated a police car to the Town of Nolensville. He further stated that this vehicle was fully equipped. The board recently sent a “Thank you” letter to Brentwood for their generosity.
 
Alderman Rositano had previously requested litter signs for the town. Mayor Knapper noted that Lonnie Bowden had spoken to the State and they would not place anymore litter signs on Nolensville Road. Alderman Rositano asked for signs on the back roads. Mayor Knapper stated this would be reviewed.
 
Mayor Knapper advised the Board of the following dates for upcoming meetings:
Finance Sub-committee March 13 5:30
Mayors Advisory March 13 7:00
Board Workshop March 26 5:30
Public Hearings for Budget April 5 & May 3 5:30
Joint Meeting
Public Safety & Human Resource April 12 5:30
 
Mayor Knapper made a motion to appoint Mr. Bobby Gentry to the Board of Zoning Appeals Board. He noted that Mr. Gentry had accepted this position. Alderman Felts seconded this motion, and this passed unanimously.
 
Mr. Rick Fisher reported for the Planning Commission. He noted that this group is fine-tuning the Zoning Ordinance. A temporary festival request is currently being reviewed. In addition, the Comprehensive Plan will be reviewed in the near future.
 
Ms. Patsy Henry reported for the Historic District Commission. She stated that this group has discussed historic sites that are not designated as historical. She noted that rock fences had been discussed. She stated that the Green way grant notes that they will remove these walls. This was an issue that concerned her. She asked about the status of the planters in regards to the responsible party. She stated that in the past the “Historic and Beautification” Committee monitored these planters. This Committee no longer exists. Mayor Knapper stated that the Historic District Commission would now handle the monitoring and recommendations of the planters. Town Hall staff would plant and maintain the planters. Ms. Henry showed concern in regards to the bridge on Rocky Fork Road. Mayor Knapper stated that the Town Engineer was reviewing this and a report would be forthcoming.
 
Chief Presley Hughes reported for the Fire Department. He noted that reports were submitted to the Board and these reports demonstrate the number of calls from 1996-2000. He also submitted a graph, which indicates the revenues this department receives from various entities.
 
Mr. Rick Fisher reported for the Chamber of Commerce. He stated that he had spoken to Ms. Nancy Conway of the Williamson County Chamber. She agreed to meet with this group. Mr. Fisher noted that Aldermen Rositano and Felts will attend the March Chamber meeting.
 
Mayor Knapper reported for the Codes Department. He stated that there were two inspections performed with four permits issued. The town is currently receiving applications to fill this position.
 
Mayor Knapper reported that Officer George Poss would not attend this evening due to his wife being in an automobile accident. He will have a report next month.
 
Mr. Lonnie Bowden reported for the Public Works Department. He stated that he had met with Mr. Randy Hazelwood with TDOT. The State will be replacing the “Adopt a Mile” signs on Nolensville Road. Mr. Bowden thanked Chief Hughes for allowing the town to use equipment to clean the streets. He also thanked Mr. Parman Henry for the use of his barn to store the tractor.
 
Reading of Resolution #01-02, a resolution to support the efforts of municipalities of population less than 5,000 to become a voting member of the MPO. Mayor Knapper explained this resolution to the Board. He noted that taken steps are being taken to allow these cities to have a voice in this organization. Alderman Rositano made a motion to pass this resolution, Alderman Felts seconded. This resolution passed unanimously.
 
Mayor Knapper noted that Southtrust Bank had foreclosed and purchased lots previously owned by Castle Builders (Mr. Bob Phillips). Council Notestine has recommended a moratorium on issuing Certificates of Occupancy and building permits for this area. Mayor Knapper made a motion to not allow any Certificates of Occupancy for the five lots currently being built on and no permits are to be issued to the 22 lots sold today on the courthouse steps until letters of credit are issued. Alderman Rositano seconded this motion and this passed unanimously.
 
Meeting adjourned at 7:59 p.m.
 
Respectfully submitted, Approved,
 
 
 
Cindy Lancaster Charles F. Knapper
Town Recorder Mayor
2001-2 BOMA
TOWN OF NOLENSVILLE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2001
NOLENSVILLE TOWN HALL, 7:00 P.M.
 
Mayor Charles Knapper opened the meeting at 6:59. In attendance were Mayor Knapper, Aldermen Tommy Dugger, Larry Felts, Gail Phillips and Joe Rositano. Counsel Robert Notestine, Recorder Cindy Lancaster, Officer George Poss, Engineer Mike Delvizis and 6 citizens.
 
Alderman Phillips led the prayer and pledge.
 
Mayor Knapper asked for a suspension of the rules to realign the agenda. He ask that “Citizens Input” be moved forward on the agenda due to a guest being in the audience. He also recommended that “Citizens Input” be placed after the Pledge from this point forward. Alderman Rositano made a motion to alter the agenda from this point forward. Alderman Felts seconded. The Mayor also stated that a “Mayors Report” would be incorporated into the agenda following the “Citizens Input”.
 
With “Citizen’s” Input moved, Alderman Rositano introduced Mr. Mike Teeter with DAV. He stated that he was with MIA/POW, Rolling Thunder. Mr. Teeter said that this group is donating flags to anyone who annually flies an American Flag. Mayor Knapper asked Fire Chief Presley Hughes if the Fire Department would be interested in obtaining these flags. Chief Hughes stated he would present it to his Board. Alderman Rositano stated that he would check with various other individuals to see if there was an interest. Mayor Knapper instructed Mr. Teeter to get information to the Town in order to present a proclamation to this organization for their donation of flags.
 
Alderman Felts made a motion to approve the minutes from the regular meeting of January 4, 2001, Alderman Phillips seconded and this passed unanimously.
 
Recorder Lancaster submitted the Treasurer’s Report noting that $378,263.20 was the total cash on hand in the General Fund, with $26,500 being the disbursements. The State Street Aid has cash on hand of $78,479.51. Alderman Rositano made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report, Alderman Dugger seconded and the treasurer’s report passed unanimously.
 
Mayor Knapper noted that he had spoken to three individuals in regards to an appointment on the Board of Zoning Appeals Board. These individuals were not interested. He asked if the Aldermen had any suggestions or recommendations for this appointment. Alderman Phillips suggested Mr. Bobby Gentry, who is an engineer. She stated that she would see if he would be interested in this position. Mayor Knapper noted that an orientation would be held on February 13, 2001 and everyone is invited to attend.
 
Mayor Knapper requested Commission reports. Rick Fisher reported for the Planning Commission. This group would have a workshop on Tuesday, February 6, at 6:30 p.m. He noted that Thursday, February 8, County Executive Clint Callicott, Franklin Mayor Jerry Sharber, Smyrna Mayor Robert Mullins will attend to discuss Route 266.
 
Ms. Patsy Henry reported for the Historic District Commission. She stated that she had spoken with Gary Osburne with Middle Tennessee Electric. He advised that the lights have arrived, although the State is currently reviewing for approval.
 
Chief Presley Hughes reported for the Nolensville Volunteer Fire Department. He stated that they had 34 people in attendance for the introductory CPR class. He also noted that there are 27 volunteer firemen. They are researching the possibility to expand the current facility.
 
Rick Fisher reported for the Chamber of Commerce. Mayor Knapper noted that he had met with Williamson County Chamber of Commerce Executive Nancy Conway. She will be assisting the Nolensville Chamber. Mr. Fisher said they are working hard to obtain new members. He announced to the group if anyone was interested in membership to contact him.
 
Mr. Mike Delvizis, Town Engineer stated he had met with the Core of Engineers, Metro Water and Williamson County in regards to the Mill Creek study. Brentwood was unable to attend the meeting. He noted that Metro works alone with the Core of Engineers. Therefore, Metro has entered into an agreement with the Core. Williamson County, Brentwood and Nolensville would also have to enter into an agreement with the Core of Engineers. The Core is in hopes to have the paperwork completed by July 1, 2001. The timeline is as follows: March - cost estimate completed. April – bring estimate to each legislative body. June – agreements signed. Alderman Rositano asked for approximate cost. Engineer Delvizis stated that total would be approximately 1.5 million. The breakdown would bring a total for Nolensville to $80,000 over a three-year period.
 
Engineer Delvizis updated the Board on the bridge issue. He stated that the following bridges were determined to be “split bridges”. This means that ½ of the bridge is Nolensville responsibility and ½ is Williamson County responsibility. The split bridges are Sunset and Sam Donald Roads. Brittain Lane bridge is completely in Williamson County and the Rocky Fork Road bridge is entirely in Nolensville city limits. Mayor Knapper noted that with this change in responsibility the cost would be approximately $30,000. Once these issues have been discussed with the County, TDOT will be notified.
 
Engineer Delvizis also updated the Board on the study that was performed on the water pooling on Johnson Industrial Boulevard. He noted there are two alternatives that could be reviewed. Each one would cost approximately $35,000 - $55,000.
 
Mayor Knapper noted that the Williamson County Recreation Center has been discussed in regards to erecting a Town Hall. After extensive investigation, this site has several potential problems in regards to cut and fill issues, in addition to being in the 100-year flood plain. Therefore, this location would not be feasible.
 
Officer George Poss reported for the Nolensville Police Department. He noted that this department had been notified of a drug problem within the Nolensville area. This has been discussed with Rick King who is with the Williamson County Sheriff’s Department Narcotic Unit. Officer Poss noted that 19 warnings, and 15 citations were issued last month. Officer Lovell has accepted a job at Metro and will be leaving Nolensville. Interviews will begin in the near future for this position.
 
Mayor Knapper reported for the Public Works Department. He noted that Lonnie Bowden has been doing inventory on every piece of equipment that the Town owns. Several bridges were stopped up and have been cleaned out. Alderman Rositano asked if there were any ordinances forbidding littering? Counsel Notestine stated that the Town could impose a penalty under State law. Alderman Rositano requested review of placing signs throughout Nolensville enforcing the litter penalty.
Mayor Knapper noted that the city was awarded a COPS grant. Notification was sent this week by Congressman Bart Gordon’s office.
 
Mayor Knapper stated a Policy on the Water Way and Drainage would be forthcoming.
 
Mayor Knapper stated that he had been working with Ross Loader, with TML, in regards to increasing the civil penalty of $50.00 that is currently set by state law. Counsel Notestine noted that the Town had recently won its case Town of Nolensville versus King. He added there are three municipalities, including Nolensville, that have had this issue in court. The Supreme Court will decide on these cases all at once.
 
Mayor Knapper also mentioned that his goal was to bring representation to the MPO. Municipalities that have a population of less than 5,000 currently do not have representation on this Board. He is in hopes of changing this with Mr. Loader’s assistance.
 
Mayor Knapper noted that the PTO requested a donation at last months meeting. He then requested the interpretation of the law by Counsel Notestine. Counsel Notestine stated that this law reads “to benefit the general welfare of the residents which provides year-round services.” Alderman Rositano stated that he feels this is a gray area. He continued that sometimes you have to make tough decisions and this is one of those times. Alderman Rositano further stated that the Board needs to be conservative. Alderman Felts agreed with Alderman Rositano. Alderman Phillips stated in reading the law, the school does not fall under the definition. Rick Fisher asked how Brentwood can donate to schools and we can not. Mayor Knapper stated that Brentwood would be contacted to see what basis they are making this donation.
 
Reading of Resolution 01-01, a resolution to enter into an agreement with Mr. John Poole to perform the annual audit. Counsel Notestine briefly described this resolution. Alderman Dugger made a motion to approve this resolution, Alderman Felts seconded and this passed unanimously.
 
Meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.
 
Respectfully submitted, Approved,
 
 
 
Cindy Lancaster Charles F. Knapper
Town Recorder Mayor
2001-1 BOMA
TOWN OF NOLENSVILLE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN
THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 2001
NOLENSVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, 7:00 P.M.
 
Mayor Charles Knapper opened the meeting at 7:08. In attendance were Mayor Knapper, Aldermen Tommy Dugger, Larry Felts, Gail Phillips and Joe Rositano. Counsel Robert Notestine, Recorder Cindy Lancaster, Officer George Poss, Public Works Lonnie Bowden, Court Clerk Cindy Noel, Engineer Mike Delvizis and 53 citizens.
 
Reverend Ralph Carroll led the prayer and pledge.
 
Swearing in Ceremony was conducted by Judge Jim Peterson. The first installation was Mayor Charles F. Knapper. The next installation was Alderman Larry Felts, followed by Alderman Gail Phillips, and ending with Alderman Joe Rositano.
 
A special award was given to Alderman-Vice/Mayor Parman Henry for his dedication and service during the past four years.
 
The Mayor then requested a recess at 7:18.
 
The meeting reconvened at 7:32.
 
Alderman Rositano made a motion to approve the minutes from the regular meeting of December 7, 2000, Alderman Felts seconded and this passed unanimously.
 
Recorder Lancaster submitted the Treasurer’s Report noting that $348,306.24 was the total cash on hand in the General Fund, with $42,000 being the disbursements. The State Street Aid has cash on hand of $74,909.54. Mayor Knapper noted there were several items for year-end, which has increased spending. Alderman Felts made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report, Alderman Dugger seconded and the treasurer’s report passed unanimously.
 
Mayor Knapper made a motion to reinstate Cindy Lancaster as Town Recorder. Alderman Rositano seconded and this passed unanimously.
 
Discussion began in regards to the Vice-Mayor appointment. Alderman Rositano asked if this could be rotated on an annual or bi-annual basis. Counsel Notestine said that he was not sure exactly what the Charter specified and would have to investigate this question. Mayor Knapper recommended Alderman Dugger to become the Vice-Mayor. This was seconded by Alderman Phillips. Alderman Dugger stated that he would accept this position. This motion passed unanimously.
 
Mayor Knapper presented the Board with a format that indicates Nolensville’s form of government. Mayor Knapper stated that this form was adopted approximately three years ago. Mayor Knapper made a motion to reaffirm this form of government. Alderman Felts seconded and this passed unanimously.
 
Mayor Knapper then stated the appointments for the Committee’s and Commissions. They were appointed as follows:
 
 
 
Mayor's Advisory Council Planning Commission Historic District Commission
Pat Aldred Rob Pease Tom Stearns
Thomas Brown Rick Fisher Ellen Clark
Presley Hughes Charles F. Knapper Larry Felts
Steve Parry Charles Lawson Rick Fisher
Gail Phillips Joe Rositano Betty Friedlander
Phil Tuck Willis Wells Patsy Henry
Mike Walsh Frank Wilson Lulu Smith
Roger Conner
 
Board of Zoning Appeals
Tommy Dugger
Larry Gardner
Bob Haines
Frank Wilson
 
Mayor Knapper noted that Ms. Ellen Clark had turned down the appointment to the Board of Zoning Appeals. She also asked to head a Green Way committee that would not be in conjunction with the Town. She feels that she can get more financial support being an individual versus a municipality. Mayor Knapper made a motion to accept these appointments and to replace Ms. Clark with another appointee, which he would place before the board at the next meeting. This motion was seconded by Alderman Rositano and passed unanimously.
 
Mayor Knapper requested Commission reports. Rob Pease, Chairman of the Planning Commission reported that this group will meet on Thursday, January 11, 2001. He noted that Route 266 would be discussed with guest speakers County Executive Clint Callicott, Franklin Mayor Jerry Sharber, and Smyrna Mayor Robert Mullins. He noted that the Planning Commission is currently refining the Zoning Ordinance. Mayor Knapper then read a resignation letter from Mr. Orville Norton who resigned from the Planning Commission. This letter noted that he had moved to Green Hills.
 
Mr. Tom Stearns reported for the Historic District Commission noting that this group met monthly. He stated that money was received from the Board of Mayor and Aldermen for banners, lighting, signs, the transformation of the bridge and various other projects. He stated that the sign located at the south side entrance of Nolensville on Nolensville Road was not located in the proper place and would need to be moved. Mr. Stearns noted that this Commission has met with the Planning Commission over the past few months. He also stated that Recorder Lancaster had spoken to Middle Tennessee Electric in regards to the lighting and this should be erected sometime in February. He mentioned that this Commission co-sponsored the Creek Walk that was recently held. Planner Colette Meehan has been working with this group to come up with something on paper to give individuals within the Historic District area. This will be formal guidelines that can be abided by individuals owning property in that district. Mr. Stearns stated that this group would like to set-up some type of relation with the Heritage Foundation.
 
Chief Presley Hughes reported for the Nolensville Volunteer Fire Department. He began by thanking the town and Lonnie Bowden for assisting the Fire Department during the bad weather. He noted that the Town gave salt to them. He reminded the group that a CPR introductory class would be on January 20, 2001. Anyone interested could contact Red Cross to register.
Rick Fisher reported for the Town Hall Site Selection Committee. He noted this group had reviewed ten different sites over a six-month period. Several issues were taken into consideration while reviewing the various locations. This Committee is currently recommending the 5.19-acre property on Oldham Drive adjacent to the Post Office for consideration. During this committee’s review, it was recommended by a long time resident to place a museum in the lobby of Town Hall whereever this structure is located. Mayor Knapper noted this group has done an excellent job in obtaining this information. Mayor Knapper noted that he has meetings set with various county officials to discuss other options, i.e. Nolensville Elementary School and Recreation Center. Mr. Fisher noted that this issue was discussed and the County is very slow in their decision making process. Alderman Rositano thanked this committee for their hard work. Alderman Rositano said there are several areas that need to be reviewed because of the uncertainty of the State Shared Revenues. Alderman Felts stated that he has concerns over the money issue and noted that other areas in the County needs to be investigated. Mr. Fisher asked if he could attend the meetings at the county level. The Mayor stated that he was welcomed to attend.
 
Mr. James Collier reported for the Codes Department. He stated that this department has been slow. He noted that it is doing about one-half of what it was doing last year.
 
Officer George Poss reported for the Nolensville Police Department. He went over several statistics covering the entire year 2000. Mayor Knapper noted that the officers have received new badges. He allowed the crowd to review these.
 
Mr. Lonnie Bowden, Supervisor of the Public Works Department, reported that this department was slow this time of the year. He noted that the Christmas decorations have been removed in addition to the Christmas banners. Mayor Knapper noted that this department will only have one employee over the winter due to the slow season.
 
Second reading of Ordinance #00-08, an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to enter into an agreement for social security coverage for the Town of Nolensville employees. Counsel Notestine noted that this is merely a housekeeping document. This allows the town to take social security out of the employee’s paycheck. Motion was made by Alderman Rositano and seconded by Alderman Felts. This ordinance was passed on second reading unanimously.
 
Mike Delvizis, Town Engineer, addressed the board by stating a resident at 709 Honors Court had contacted Town Hall in regards to a drainage issue. He noted that he and the Public Works Department had reviewed this situation, in addition to discussing this with Counsel. After brief discussion, he turned the floor over to Counsel Bob Notestine. Counsel Notestine stated that these issues have come up on several occasions. He noted that the Town does have the right to go onto property under certain situations. Although, the Town should be careful upon entering onto private property. He noted that these complaints and cases should be evaluated on a case by case situation. He noted that sometimes a homeowner wants a municipality to come in and perform engineering work at the town’s expense. These events should be avoided. Mike Delvizis distributed pictures of Honors Court to the Board for their review. He noted that the complaint, as he understood it, is a drainage ditch that was too small and did not retain the water in an adequate fashion. A guard wall was installed at this location. Mr. Delvizis stated that it appears to be an issue between the homeowner and builder. Counsel Notestine concurred with the assessment, recommending that the homeowner should seek their personal legal counsel and engineer. Alderman Felts and Dugger noted that they agreed with Counsel and the Town Engineer. It was unanimously agreed by the Board that the town should not be involved.
Then there was discussion in regards to the town’s responsibility and overall policy on drainage easements and flooding issues. Counsel Notestine noted that it would be difficult to set in place a policy due to these issues being reviewed on a case by case basis. Mayor Knapper stated that he would like to see three things in a policy: 1. Public Safety 2. Legal Responsibility and 3. Fiscal Responsibility. Alderman Rositano stated that he had some concerns on legally writing a policy that would not “obligate the town”. Counsel noted that a policy could not be written allowing the town to go onto private property, although a general policy could be reviewed. Mayor Knapper requested Counsel to come up with a policy prior to the next meeting. The Board was in agreement with this.
 
Mayor Knapper noted that after the last bad rain he spoke to the Core of Engineers in regards to a study on Mill Creek. He briefly discussed a joint venture with Williamson County, Brentwood and Nolensville. Mike Delvizis stated that this study should address and identify problems of Mill Creek. Williamson County and Brentwood are on a deadline. Nolensville is not at this time, although may be eventually. A study will take two to three years and the cost would be approximately $250,000. They have asked for 1/3rd from each entity. The County Engineer stated that other information would be submitted to the town. This is something the town should be considering. Mayor Knapper asked Mike to request some type of prorating in regards to governmental size. He advised the Board that he would return to them with further information.
 
Town Engineer, Mike Delvizis, then began discussion in regards to performing a feasibility study for the ponding at Stonebrook and Johnson Industrial Boulevard. He stated that he had visited this intersection when it was wet and when it was dry. He then presented a written proposal to the board. Mayor Knapper noted that the total proposal is $9,500 and this would merely locate the problem, not resolve it. Alderman Rositano made a motion to perform this study and enter into an agreement with Stantec, Alderman Felts seconded and this passed unanimously.
 
Mike Delvizis noted that TDOT had contacted the town in regards to the bridges within the Town limits. He noted the cost to repair these bridges would be approximately $85,000. He stated that the state requires a response within six months, although does not require that the repairs be completed within this timeframe. The response merely needs to notify the state of a plan to complete the repairs. Alderman Felts asked who was responsible prior to Nolensville becoming a town. The county was responsible for the bridges. It was noted that once Nolensville was incorporated it inherited issues such as this. Counsel recommended looking for some type of federal funding to repair these bridges. Alderman Phillips stated that the town should investigate the last inspection with TDOT to see if the guardrails were requested to be installed at the last inspection date. Mike Delvizis agreed to investigate this.
 
Mayor Knapper noted that he will be meeting with Mr. Ken Kelly to discuss the current lease.
 
Mayor Knapper requested permission from the Board to hire a part-time clerk to work with grants and the Chamber of Commerce up to 16 hours per week at $8.00 an hour. Alderman Rositano noted that the Drug Task Force had grant books and asked if this individual could utilize these books to possibly obtain grant money. Mayor Knapper said yes this individual could do work in this capacity. Mayor Knapper made a motion to hire this individual, Alderman Phillips seconded and this was passed unanimously.
 
Ms. Sally Goosetree with the Nolensville PTO thanked the Town for the successful Snowflake Festival. She then introduced Mr. Rick Fisher. Mr. Rick Fisher handed out pictures and requested the Board to assist in funding playground equipment at Nolensville Elementary School. He stated that their goal was $19,000. They are not requesting the total amount, although some assistance in this goal. He noted that they would like ongoing assistance.
 
Alderman Rositano stated that this is tough times and it needs to be reviewed. Alderman Felts asked if this falls into the law in regards to donations. Recorder Lancaster stated that MTAS has always advised the Town that when donating it is suppose to benefit the entire community. She stated that although other municipalities do not always abide by this, this is what the town has based their decision on in the past. Ms. Goosetree briefly discussed community spirit and ongoing partnership. Mayor Knapper stated he would discuss this with the county.
 
Mrs. Patsy Henry noted that every community has a creek and/or river. Franklin City would tell residents to obtain flood insurance for any flooding problems.
 
The meeting adjourned at 9:25 p.m.
 
Respectfully submitted, Approved,
 
 
 
Cindy Lancaster Charles F. Knapper
Town Recorder Mayor