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2007

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2007- 11 Historic Zoning Commission Meeting Minutes
Nolensville Historic Zoning Commission
Regular Meeting
November 29, 2007
6:30 p.m.
 
Board Members Present: Wanda Barker, Ken Thomas, Bob Crigger and Brant Brandon
 
Board Members Absent: Kirk Duclos
 
Staff Members Present: Henry Laird, Cindy Lancaster and Attorney Bob Notestine
 
CALL MEETING TO ORDER
The Meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Wanda Barker.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Pledge of allegiance was led by Ken Thomas.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Brant Brandon made a motion to approve the minutes from the May 31, 2007, meeting of the Historic Zoning Commission. Bob Crigger seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

CITIZEN COMMENTS
There were none.

NEW BUSINESS

7286 Nolensville Road

Bennetts’ Request for sign and fence for parking area

The Reverend Alfred Bennett and his wife, Evelyn Bennett, addressed the commission regarding their request for a sign and fence to be placed in the parking area between the Home Place Bed and Breakfast and the Nolensville Feed Mill. After some discussion and review of the proposed design and colors, Wanda Barker made a motion to approve the revised design for a white sign with black lettering and white picket fence to be placed in the parking lot between the Home Place Bed and Breakfast and the Nolensville Feed Mill. Ken Thomas seconded the motion. The motion was approved unanimously.

OLD BUSINESS
There was no old business. 

ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was adjourned at 7:00 p.m.
 
Respectfully submitted:

Cindy Lancaster

Approved:

Ken Thomas, Secretary
2007- 05 Historic Zoning Commission Meeting Minutes
Nolensville Historic Zoning Commission
Regular Meeting
May 31, 2007, 7:00 p.m.

Members present were Ken Thomas, Kirk Duclos, Bob Crigger and Brant Brandon.  Members absent were Wanda Barker, Pat Aldred and Town Attorney Bob Notestine. Staff present were Henry Laird and Gina Lawrence.  One applicant and one citizen were present.
 
1. Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 6:35 p. m. by Kirk Duclos.
 
2. Pledge of Allegiance
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Kirk Duclos.
 
3. Approval of Minutes
Ken Thomas moved to approve the minutes from the April 26th meeting of the Historic Zoning Commission.  Brant Brandon seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.
 
4. Citizen Comments
Reverend Alfred Bennett of 7286 Nolensville Road stated that he and his wife were pleased with the way the Historic District was looking.  He suggested that the Historic Zoning Commission consider calling the Historic District the Historic Village.  He further noted that the building being constructed at the North end of Town would be a credit to any town thanks to the Design Review Committee.
 
5. New Business

a. 7292 Nolensville Road-Approval of Business Sign
Kim Hawkins the Managing Broker of Remax Elite addressed the commission on behalf of the applicant Mr. Jay Nelson.  Henry Laird stated that clarification was needed on size, color and location of the sign because the information provided by the applicant did not have enough detail.  Ms. Hawkins stated that a pole located near the right side of the building would be the preferred location for the applicant’s sign.  She stated that the sign post appeared to be very old and would contribute to the historical feel of the Village District.  The existing pole meets the setback requirements and is located near the right side of the building would be the preferred location for the applicant’s sign.  She stated that the sign post appeared to be very old and would contribute to the historical feel of the Village District.  The existing pole meets the setback requirements and is located to the side of the building making it less intrusive than a sign located at the front of the building would be.  Ms. Hawkins further noted that the 6 X 6 foot sign would be made of wood, be two-sided and would consist of the Remax Elite logo and the phone number in the approved shades of red, white and blue.

Kirk Duclos asked Henry Laird if the proposed sign met all the Town’s requirements.  Mr. Laird responded that the height requirement was exceeded but that Mr. Nelson had stated that he was willing to lower the existing sign pole if necessary.  Henry Laird pointed out that the sign ordinance requires that a sign be a total of 6 feet from the ground but in this case there are two advertisements shown on the same sign post.

Kirk Duclos asked for clarification as to whether the Commission was granting approval for the design of the sign or for a variance to allow a larger sign.

Ken Thomas moved to approve the proposed sign with the historic colors and with a recommendation that a variance be approved for the height requirement.  Brant Brandon seconded the motion.  The motion was approved unanimously.
Ms. Hawkins asked whether the applicant would need to go to the Board of Zoning Appeals to get a variance for the height requirement.  Brant Brandon seconded the motion.  The motion was approved unanimously.

Ms. Hawkins asked whether the applicant would need to go to the Board of Zoning Appeals to get a variance for the height of the sign.  Mr. Laird stated that he would consult with Don Swartz and see if the height variance could be handled in house.
 
6. Old Business
There was no old business.
 
7. Adjourn
The meeting was adjourned at 7 p. m.

Respectfully submitted,

Gina Lawrence
Recording Secretary

Approved,

Ken Thomas
Secretary
2007- 04 Historic Zoning Commission Meeting Minutes
Nolensville Historic Zoning Commission
Regular Meeting
April 26, 2007
6:30 P.M.

Members in attendance were Wanda Barker, Pat Aldred, Kirk Duclos, Brant Brandon, Ken Thomas, and Bob Crigger. Staff members present were Henry Laird, Robert J. Notestine, and Gina Lawrence. Two applicants and sixteen citizens were in attendance.

Agenda Item I-Meeting Called to Order
The meeting was called to order by Wanda Barker at 6:35 P. M.

Agenda Item II-Pledge of Allegiance
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Wanda Barker.

Wanda Barker requested citizen comments.

Linda Moses inquired about whether or not Mr. McCord had considered keeping the McCord home in its current location and developing the surrounding structures around the McCord home. Mr. McCord responded that there was such a narrow path in that area that is viable for development that we can not afford to spare any part of thee property.
Gwen Miller stated that if the community was going to be considered a village then the home place structure needs to be the center of that village. She stated that she thought that it would be possible for the community to raise the money to purchase the land and the structure from Mr. McCord. Linda Moses stated that the land surrounding the structure had history too. Reverend Alfred Bennett asked if anyone had considered moving the McCord home up to the area know as Newt’s Garden. He stated that he believed that the location would be a wonderful location for the home.

Kerry Ozburn pointed out that the community should be grateful for the gracious offer that has been made to it.

Wanda Barker explained that Mr. McCanless and Mr. McCord had delivered a letter to Mayor Lothers offering to donate the original structure as well as a piece of the property on which to locate the structure to a 501 (c) 3 recognized non profit organization.

Bob Crigger asked if it had been determined that the structure can be moved. Mr. McCord responded that it had not been determined yet.

Parman Henry asked what the access to the relocation site would be. Wanda Barker responded that access to the site was also included in the letter submitted to Mayor Lothers.

Linda Moses remarked that the portion of the property to be donated is located in an area that regularly floods. Kirk Duclos stated that the current location of the home also floods. There was discussion about how the structure would need to be sited on the donated property

Agenda Item III-Approval of Minutes
Pat Aldred moved to approve the minutes from March 29, 2007. Kirk Duclos seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Agenda Item IV-Citizen Comments
There were no additional citizen comments.

Agenda Item VI-New Business
7605 Nolensville Road-Installation of archway at entrance of cemetery

Billy Ozburn state that he wanted to install an archway across the entrance to the Cemetery located at Nolensville Road and New Clovercroft. Mr. Ozburn stated that he wished to erect the archway in honor of his father who donated the property for the Cemetery. Pat Aldred commented that for over ten years there has been a desire to have the Cemetery marked. Kirk Duclos inquired if there would be just one archway. Mr. Ozburn responded that one archway was all that he was requesting at this time.

Kirk Duclos moved to approve the application. Pat Aldred seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
7263 Nolensville Road-Relocation of single-family dwelling

Pat Aldred stated that the Commission understood that there were problems with the McCanless – McCord project. She questioned whether a project for the property in question had been approved. Henry Laird stated that there was no formal application before the Planning Commission. Mr. Laird noted that there were several hurdles to be overcome before a project could be developed. He indicated that one item that the Planning Commission would like to have is the input of the Historic Zoning Commission regarding the existing structure.

Brian Truman asked Mr. McCord what the timeline going forward on the proposal was looking like. Mr. McCord replied that there were many variables at play which impact the timeline of the future proposal. Mr. McCord noted that once the 501 (c) 3 is approved the structure can be moved to the new location. Mr. Truman stated that it was commendable and generous of Mr. McCord to be willing to donate the land and the structure to the Town.

Parman Henry asked if the drywall could be taken from the wall to inspect the condition of the historical logs in the walls of the structure to determine if it is in any condition to be moved. Varied discussion took place regarding the movement and future placement of the structure.

Wanda Barker clarified that the matter being considered by the Commission was the application to move or demolish the McCord home. Bob Crigger asked if the letter submitted to Mayor Lothers referred to moving only the orginal log walls or the entire home. Wanda Barker stated that would have to be determined by the movers and what state they find the structure to be in. Bob Notestine recommended that a motion to approve should include the condition that the move or demolition be performed in the spirit of the letter to Mayor Lothers.

Pat Aldred moved to approve the Certificate of Appropriateness with the understanding that the house will be relocated and not demolished in order to keep the house and cabin intact and with the understanding that if the proposed relocation property is not rezoned then the 501 (c) 3 will be allowed to move the structure. Kirk Duclos seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Agenda Item VII-Old Business
Wanda Barker stated that the Mayor had brought to her attention that the stone fence that runs through Town may be disturbed with the introduction of the sewer. Mayor Lothers wondered if the Historical Zoning Commission might be able to institute protection for the walls. Pat Aldred stated that she believed that the Commission had taken care of protecting the wall years ago. Bob Notestine noted that the Board of
Mayor and Aldermen can pass an ordinance that historical structures may not be disturbed.

Henry Laird stated that he would like to recommend to the Planning Commission that the Historic District Overlay boundary be moved back to New Clovercroft Road. He stated that the Village area to the South of New Clovercroft would still be zoned Village but would no longer have the Historic District Overlay under this proposal. Mr. Laird stated that he would also be recommending that the Cemetery be added to the Historic District Overlay. He noted that the Cemetery is currently zoned Public Institutional and that he would like to recommend adding the Historic Overlay. Mr. Laird asked the Commission to grant its approval of this recommendation to the Planning Commission. Pat Aldred moved to recommend to the Planning Commission that the Historic District Overlay be revised as proposed by Henry Laird. Brian Truman seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Agenda Item VIII-Adjournment
The meeting was adjourned at 8:00 p. m.

Respectfully submitted,

Gina Lawrence
Recording Secretary

Approved,

Ken Thomas
Secretary
Reviewed:
2007- 03 Historic Zoning Commission Meeting Minutes
Nolensville Historic Zoning Commission
Regular Meeting
March 29, 2007
6:30 P.M.
 
Members in attendance were Wanda Barker, Pat Aldred, Kirk Duclos, and Bob Crigger.  Staff present was Henry Laird, Robert J. Notestine and Gina Lawrence.  One applicant and fourteen citizens were in attendance.
 
Agenda Item I-Meeting Called to Order
 
Meeting was called to order by Kirk Duclos at 6:30 P. M.
 
Agenda Item II-Pledge of Allegiance
 
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Kirk Duclos.
 
Agenda Item III-Approval of Minutes
 
Pat Aldred moved to approve the minutes from February 22, 2007.  Kirk Duclos seconded the motion.  The motion passes unanimously.
 
Agenda Item IV-Citizen Comments
 
Sharon Seaman read from a brochure about the Tennessee Preservation Trust’s Statewide Preservation Conference.  She stated that the conference would be held in Franklin on March 29-31, 2007 and that the Tennessee Main Street Summit would be held in conjunction with the conference.
 
Frank Wilson read from Article 2.2.9 which states, “Resources considered to be historic shall be at least 50 years old and shall not have been substantially altered.”
 
Reverend Alfred Bennett related the difficulties he had with renters as an owner of rental property.  He urged the town to be aware that renters do not care for their property as well as property owners do.
 
Linda Moses stated that she would like to see the property that is on the agenda tonight be used as a museum or welcome center.  She stated that she wished that Nolensville had more to offer visitors.
 
Agenda Item VI-New Business
 
7263 Nolensville Road-Relocation of single-family dwelling
 
Wanda Barker read Don Swartz’s memo which stated that the request to move or demolish the existing structure at 7263 Nolensville Road involved no Zoning implications.

Jim McCanless stated that he and Mr. McCord had decided to defer their application until the next meeting.  Mr. McCanless stated that they were scheduled to have the siding removed from the structure in order to check the soundness of the building and to find out if there are indeed any logs in the structure.  He stated that they would like to find out the results of the examination before seeking permission to move or demolish the structure.

Bob Notestine stated that it was acceptable procedure to continue the application for a month.  Mr. McCanless asked if it would be necessary to reapply.  Attorney Notestine stated that it would not be necessary to reapply.

Pat Aldred moved to defer the application until April.  Bob Crigger seconded the motion.  The motion passes unanimously.

Varied discussion took place among the Commissioners, Applicants and Citizens.
 
Agenda Item VII-Old Business
 
No old business is proposed.
 
Agenda Item VIII-Adjournment
 
The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 p. m.

Respectfully submitted,

Gina Lawrence
Recording Secretary

Approved,

Ken Thomas
Secretary Reviewed:
2007- 02 Historic Zoning Commission Meeting Minutes
Nolensville Historic Zoning Commission
Regular Meeting
February 22, 2007
6:30 P.M.
 
Members in attendance were Wanda Barker, Pat Aldred, and Larry Felts.  Appointees in attendance were Ken Thomas and Bob Crigger.  Staff present was Henry Laird, Robert J. Notestine and Gina Lawrence.  One applicant and four citizens were in attendance.
 
Agenda Item I-Meeting Called to Order
 
Meeting was called to order by Wanda Barker at 6:30 P. M.
 
Agenda Item II-Pledge of Allegiance
 
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Wanda Barker.
 
Agenda Item III-Approval of Minutes
 
Wanda Barker noted that Pat Aldred was not present at the November meeting and was incorrectly listed as present in the minutes.  Wanda Barker also noted that in the first paragraph of page 2 the word “moves” should be changed to “moved.”  Pat Aldred made a motion to approve the November minutes as amended.  Larry Felts seconded the motion.  The minutes were approved unanimously.
 
Agenda Item IV-Citizen Comments
 
There were no citizen comments.
 
Agenda Item V-Election of Officers
 
Pat Aldred moved to allow all current officers to continue their respective offices in 2007 with the exception of Ken Thomas replacing Betty Friedlander as Secretary.  Larry Felts seconded the motion.  The motion passes unanimously.
 
Agenda Item VI-New Business
 
7287 Nolensville Road-Anna’s Boutique-Sign Approval
 
Wanda Barker read from Don Swartz’s memo to Henry Laird regarding the application for sign approval submitted by Mrs. Carol Hackett.  Mr. Swartz’s memo stated that according to Section 1.8.1 of the Sign Regulations the sign must be no larger than one square foot for every linear foot of the front façade of the business.  According to the Town of Nolensville Sign Regulations 20 square feet is the maximum sign area allowed for this business.

Wanda Barker inquired as to whether Mrs. Hackett had checked with the Historic District’s approved paint palette.  Mrs. Hackett stated that she had.

Mr. Lloyd Hackett stated that the previous tenant had installed a frame which measured 4 feet by 8 feet.  He noted that at some point in the past electrical wiring and fluorescent lighting had been installed behind the frame.  He stated that if the applicant is forced to install a sign smaller than the previous one a good deal of damage to the exterior of the business would be made as a result of removing the old frame, wiring and lighting.  He asked why the previous tenant had been allowed to have a sign which did not conform to the Sign Regulations for the town.  He also asked if the applicant might qualify for the same exception to the Sign Regulations since the previous tenant had been gone for such a short time.  Bob Notestine stated that he believed that the Historic Zoning Commission would be able to grant the permit as a Legal Non-Conforming sign.  Pat Aldred moved to approve the sign at the 4 foot by 8 foot size.  Larry Felts seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.
 
Mr. Darrin Scheff requested permission to address the committee regarding the continuation of work being done to the existing barn located at 7280 Nolensville Road.  Mr. Scheff noted that the work to the front and sides of the structure had been approved in June/July of 2006.  He stated that he wanted to extend the wall (past the window that was approved) using the same materials to enclose the 3 openings that he had previously left open.

Although he was not on the agenda, the commission allowed him to address his issue.  Henry Laird and Bob Notestine looked at the regulations, and the commission discussed the issue.  Pat Aldred motioned to approve the extension of the project to include the rear of the structure on the condition that the same materials would be used in the continuation of the project.  Larry Felts seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.
 
Agenda Item VII-Old Business
 
No old business is proposed.
 
Agenda Item VIII-Adjournment
 
The meeting was adjourned at 7:00 p. m.

Respectfully submitted,

Gina Lawrence
Recording Secretary

Approved,

Ken Thomas
Secretary Reviewed: