- Planner Bill Terry attended
- Reviewed Bond Report
- Reviewed the Comprehensive Plan
- Met with the Planning Commission attorney to review the zoning ordinance.
- This commission will not meet again until January.
- No word on FEMA grant.
- Recertification of 10 firefighters in Healthcare.
- 300 markers have been installed.
- ISO was reviewed and received re-certification.
- Preliminary approval was given to Case Industries
- Discussed building the new Nolensville Family Care that will be going in North of Nolensville.
- Mc/Farlin woods was discussed noting they were behind on their previous agreement.
- Mayor noted there would be a meeting with the Planner and City Attorneys to discuss the Zoning Ordinance
- City Planner would be reviewing the Comprehensive Plan
- Need to set up standards for the Zoning Ordinance
- Noted she is a Nolensville Representative for Keep Williamson Beautiful and they will have a large shredder November 15, from 8-2 on Century Court
- Attended the Nolensville Elementary School, Nolensville Library and Daycare for Fire Safety Week
- Explorers group has been increasing their size
- Re-certification programs have been ongoing.
- After the May Disaster Nolensville had committed for a generator repeater. Chief will be getting the cost of this in the near future.
- Issued 24 permits with majority being burn permits
- Worked on Zoning Ordinance
- Reviewed punch list for Mc/Farlin Woods
- Reviewed plans for Piggly Wiggly expansion
- Paving contract was complete
- Ballenger Farms received excavating permits
- Halloween was a success. Everything went very well with no vandalism.
- Fire Hydrants have been painted
- Tractor has had numerous repairs
- Noted there has been criticism on early installation of banners
- Working on two local agreements with Williamson County. One for Road Services and one for Mapping Services.
- There was a meeting on September 11, and September 22
- Governors Club Landscaping was approved
- Sections 5 and 6 of McFarlin Woods was approved with conditions
- Plan of Service was reviewed September 22
- Three certificates of appropriatness were passed.
- Betty requested that the Zoning Ordinance be changed to reduce Public Hearings.
- Fire Prevention month will go to Schools, Day Cares and Library
- October 26 time changes please remember to change smoke detector batteries
- Mayor noted that his plan was to revisit the Sprinkler Ordinance again by the end of the year.
- Appraisal was ordered and received. The board received copies of this appraisal.
- An appointment will be made with the Hospital Board to make an offer for the doctors building.
- Final Approval for subdivision regulations was given last month.
- Willis went over various items in the subdivision regulations.
- Annexation was reviewed and the Planning Commissions recommendations will be forth coming.
- Ballinger Farms was approved for first phase.
- McFarlin Woods’s phase 5 and 6 was deferred.
- Did not meet last month.
- Two hearings will be in September.
- No news on FEMA grant
- Address markers are going really well. At night this helps locate homes.
- New flooring and painting has been completed in the hall.
- Five new fire fighters completed 58-hour course.
- 1 domestic
- 2761 total miles
- 280 gallons of gas
- 119 traffic stops
- Chief Hughes noted that Officer Poss received an award for MADD
- Mowing of the highways is continuing.
- Picked up telephone books throughout subdivision.
- Asked the board for T-shirts to identify the Public Works Department.
- A memo was received by Metro Water stating that the sewer is two-thirds complete.
- It was noted that they had their 8th creek crossing.
- Governors Club Landscaping did not attend, therefore their issues were not addressed
- Reviewed Bond Report
- Polished issues in subdivision regulations
- A public hearing will be held in August for subdivision regulations
- Annexation plan recommendation will be discussed in August.
- Standards were discussed.
- Questions arose in regards to the Historic Commission area and their responsibilities.
- FEMA grant recipients have not been released
- Fire Hall interior is being refurbished – new floor almost completed
- First staff review with the town was this morning
- The Planning Commission is revising subdivision regulations.
- Colette Meehan and Mayor Knaper will be meeting to complete the Comprehensive Plan.
- Will meet last Thursday of month for sign ordinance.
- Design guidelines will be discussed.
- Submitted second quarter report to the Board.
- FEMA has not responded in regards to grant approval.
- New Assistant Chief has been named. Jason Jones.
- The contract between the town and the Fire Department will be completed tonight.
- Sprinkler ordinance education is ongoing.
- Nolensville has made National news in regards to this ordinance.
- The Department has been working with the Nolensville Planning Commission.
- Mayor Knapper, Chief Hughes and Asst. Chief Jones met with Water Director Charles Strasser met to discuss water lines.
- The Planning Commission has had discussion on the OSD.
- 7162 Nolensville Road site was discussed with 11 items set forth.
- The Commission went on a field trip to view various developments.
- A workshop was held that was very informative
- Mayor Knapper noted that he plans to bring the Zoning Ordinance to the board in August for approval.
- Will meet end of next month to discuss design guidelines.
- Mayor Knapper noted that he has requested sample guidelines from various individuals.
- FEMA grant was to begin award distribution in June.
- The grant writer as a bad attitude and the chief requested that this service be discontinued. Mayor Knapper noted that Mr. Lebovitz had recently attended a Fire grant-writing seminar and was merely relaying what he had learned in this conference.
- Rookie school ends this week
- Radios were out during the tornado and Mr. Jorgenson is working on this.
- Jason Jones reported that on June 14, literature would be distributed to the citizens of Nolensville.
- The Planning Commission has had discussion on the OSD.
- A field trip has been scheduled for May 17.
- A workshop has been scheduled for May 22.
- Next week there will be a meeting with TDOT Road Commissioner Gerald Nicely.
- Last week a Certificate of Appropriateness was brought before the Commission.
- Will meet the last Thursday of the month.
- Betty Friedlander is the chair with Lulu Smith being co-chair
- Awards Banquet was last month
- Grant went in on March 11, 2003
- Sprinkler education packets would be distributed in the near future.
- Hydrant maintenance has begun.
- Mayor Knapper congratulated the chief on his longevity award at the banquet.
- The Planning Commission will meet with Callaway Farms Developers and hope to pass a preliminary plat.
- The Planning Commission approved a zoning change from UR to CS. The board is acting upon that request tonight.
- The sub-regs were passed last month.
- Mayor Knapper stated that he had spoken to Colette Meehan, Town Planner and the Zoning Ordinance, Comprehensive Plan and Annexation Plan will be finalized by April 30.
- Additionally, Mayor Knapper noted that due to Alderman Felts being called to Active Duty in the war, Alderman Rositano would fill this position.
- There will be a sign request brought before this Commission next month.
- Budget proposal was submitted to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.
- Educational brochures have been ordered and will be given to every home.
- FEMA grant is going in on Monday.
- Jason stated that on April 24, Smyrna would be hosting a “Sprinkler Trailer” from 11-1 at the Smyrna Town Center. He asked the board to visit this trailer.
- Reviewed sketch plans for Callaway Farms. Comments were sent to the developer and revised plans were submitted.
- A site plan for south of town was revised to Village Fringe. This site was approved to open a used car lot.
- The sprinkler ordinance was discussed.
- The Planning Commission budget was approved.
- Finalization of the budget is underway.
- A First Responders class will be held from March 22 – May 10.
- Drawings for the building are almost complete.
- He noted this commission had re-elected Board positions. The Chair is now Frank Wilson, Vice-Chair is Rick Fisher, and Secretary is Bob Haines.
- The sub-regs were reviewed. It was discovered that the only location within the town limits to have a car lot is industrial. This is being reviewed.
- Mayor Knapper noted that the Planning Commission had recommended the staggered terms to be reduced from a 1 – 4 year period to a 1 - 2 year period.
- The budget would be compiled by February 28th.
- Medical recertification would be from March 22 – May 10.
- The sell of the address markers have been great.
TOWN OF NOLENSVILLE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN
MEETING DATE: THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 2003 TIME: 7:00 P.M.
PLACE: NOLENSVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Mayor Charles Knapper opened the meeting at 7:06. In attendance were Mayor Knapper, Aldermen Tommy Dugger, Larry Felts, Gail Phillips and Frank Wilson. Also in attendance were Counsel Bob Notestine, Officer George Poss, Town Engineer Rich Woodroof, Recorder Cindy Lancaster, Public Works Director Lonnie Bowden and 32 public citizens.
Mayor Knapper nominated Mr. Frank Wilson to fill the vacant seat of Mr. Joe Rositano. The board agreed by acclamation. Mr. Frank Wilson was sworn in to office immediately following the vote.
Alderman Phillips then led the prayer and pledge.
Mayor Knapper asked for citizen’s input. There was no comment from the audience.
Alderman Phillips made a motion to approve the minutes for the regular meeting of December 4, 2003, Alderman Felts seconded this motion. The minutes were approved unanimously.
Alderman Dugger made a motion to accept the Treasurers report, Alderman Phillips seconded. Recorder Lancaster reported the general fund cash on hand as being $564,055.85, with cash disbursements being $67,500. State Street Aid cash on hand is $124,700.79. The treasurer’s report was unanimously approved.
Commission/Committee Reports Mr. Willis Wells Planning Commission member reported the following:
- Mr. Wilbert Smith ask that the Planning Commission consider a proposal in regards to the newly planned doctors office that will be located beside his home
- Considered property zoning for the newly annexed area. The commission agreed on suburban residential.
- The proposed zoning ordinance amendments were extensively discussed.
- A special meeting has been called for next week to discuss definitions.
Betty Friedlander reported for the Historic Commission:
- They have not met, although will meet again once the zoning ordinance has been passed.
- This commission will be taking pictures in various areas of Nolensville to capture the current look due to the upcoming changes with growth.
Chief Presley Hughes reported for the Nolensville Volunteer Fire Department.
- Submitted a written report on the monthly calls for December 2003
Mayor Knapper reported for the Chamber of Commerce.
- This group will meeting on January 13 at Nolensville United Methodist Church
- Mayor will speak at 7:00
- Mayor met with Nancy Conway to discuss new development in Nolensville
Rich Woodroof, Town Engineer/Codes Official reported for the Codes Department.
- 4 building permits were issued.
- 10 inspections were made this month
- Greystone Plaza addition has begun
- Ballinger Farms off Newsome Lane has begun excavation
- Bent Creek has submitted paperwork
Officer George Poss reported for the Police Department.
- 3 part-time officers have been hired, Joe Bayham, Malcolm Perry and Ben Piper
- It was very quiet over the holidays.
Public Works Director Lonnie Bowden reported for the Public Works Department
- Removed Christmas Banners
- Removed Christmas Decorations from tree at Library
- Continued trash pick up throughout the Town Of Nolensville
Mayor’s Comments: The Comprehensive Plan is continuing to be revised by the Town Planner. He noted that a plan was currently in place, although it is being modified.
The Mayor stated that the MS4 Storm Water Committee is being formed. He explained that this group would become active in the near future. He noted that members were listed in the newspaper although due to pending litigation these appointments have been placed on hold.
Mayor Knapper updated the citizens and board on sewer installation by Metro Water. He noted that the plant on Industrial Boulevard is 40% demolished. There is no flow at the current plant, although there is flow in the pipes that his being taken to metro. Hook-on will begin next week and the cost to hook-on will be $550.00. Anyone whose property was crossed during sewer installation will be exempt from this hook-up fee.
Mayor Knapper stated that the attorney is reviewing the negotiations with Williamson Medical in regards to purchasing the Doctors office. There is nothing to report at this time.
Mayor Knapper opened the public hearing for Ordinance #03-08. There were not comments from the audience or board. The public hearing was then closed.
Second Reading of Ordinance #03-08, an ordinance to amend the zoning ordinance #98-22, of the town of Nolensville, Tennessee. Counsel Notestine stated that due to litigation this would need to be postponed. This was unanimously agreed. Second Reading of Ordinance #03-09, an ordinance to amend the zoning ordinance #98-22, of the town of Nolensville, Tennessee. Counsel noted that this should be changed from 98-22 to 01-06. Alderman Dugger asked for the definition of Suburban Residential. Counsel Notestine read this definition to the Aldermen. Alderman Wilson made a motion to pass this ordinance, Alderman Felts seconded and this passed unanimously.
First Reading or ordinance #04-01, an ordinance to amend zoning ordinance #01-06. Counsel noted that this is an ordinance to amend the current zoning ordinance due to “cleaning-up” the existing document. Rich Woodroof went over various changes in addition to the changes previously discussed by Mr. Willis Wells. It was noted that the Planning Commission and Planner Bill Terry has made its recommendation for these changes to this board. It was further noted that the Planning Commission would hold a workshop for pending and current members of the Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals. Alderman Dugger made a motion to approve this ordinance, Mayor Knapper seconded and this passed unanimously.
Mayor Knapper then made a request to move agenda item #14 to be discussed next. The board unanimously agreed.
Reading of Resolution #03-15, a resolution to enter into an agreement with Williamson County for Road Maintenance. Counsel noted that this is an agreement with the county to maintain the roads within the city limits. He further stated that this would go before the commission on Monday evening. Counsel noted two changes made in regards to clarifying reimbursement for services. Alderman Felts made a motion to approve this resolution, Alderman Dugger seconded and this resolution was approved unanimously.
Second reading of Ordinance #03-01, an ordinance requiring the installation of automation fire sprinkler systems within the corporate limits and the urban growth boundary of the Town Of Nolensville. Counsel Notestine stated that once this ordinance was reviewed it was noted that significant changes were made to this ordinance therefore this double a first reading with the ordinance number being 04-02. Alderman Felts made a motion to approve this ordinance on first reading, Mayor Knapper seconded. Mayor Knapper then read an e-mail received from Mr. Ray Crouch, a consultant with MTAS, commending the town on this ordinance. Fire Chief Presley Hughes then introduced Mr. Bob Trotter and Mr. Wayne Waggoner. He noted that Mr. Waggoner was an advocate of the sprinkler systems.
Mr. Jason Jones noted that “H” and “I” in Section 3 should be reversed. Alderman Felts noted that Section 3 “G”- should read 15 feet. Alderman Phillips asked where the 3,000 square feet in Section 3 H was derived? Mr. Jones stated that the Mayor, Chief and he had met and this figure was proposed. The average square foot home in Nolensville was 2,200. The concern was that if you put 2,500 minimum the builders would come in and build homes at 2,499 square feet. Mayor Knapper stated that in speaking with Mr. Crouch a Fire Department compatible to Nolensville’s size should be able to fight a fire in homes ranging form 2,500 – 2,500 square feet. After speaking with attorneys and others the 3,000 square footage had been discussed. The question arose if the monitoring system stopped. The Mayor had asked Mr. Crouch this question and his response was, “you cannot legislate for every idiot.” If they are discovered to be disconnected they can be cited to court.
Alderman Dugger asked the average distance between fire hydrants in the subdivision? Chief stated 500 feet in the subdivision, although in the outer areas there is not a standard.
Alderman Dugger asked if there were a childcare under 3,000 square foot would there be a sprinkler? Mayor Knapper stated yes.
Alderman Dugger made a motion to amend to remove Section #6
Section 6: AUTOMATIC FIRE DETECTION. Automatic fire detection in all new dwellings and dwelling units shall be installed in accordance with the provisions of the 1999 Standard Building Code and shall be electrically supervised through a central station monitoring service. It shall be a violation of this ordinance and of the building codes of the Town of Nolensville in the event a building owner or owners discontinue the monitoring service.
and to add Subsection F in Section 7 to read as follows:
(F) The passage of this ordinance will not effect any development in which the owner has obtained an approved preliminary plat as of the date of the enactment of this ordinance.
Alderman Wilson seconded this, and the motion to amend was approved unanimously. First reading of Ordinance #04-02 was unanimously approved.
Alderman Phillips then made a motion to adjourn and Mayor Knapper seconded this motion. This passed unanimously and meeting adjourned at 8:30 P.M.
Respectfully submitted, Approved, Cindy Lancaster
Charles F. Knapper Town Recorder Mayor