Nolensville News - March 22nd

Nolensville News – Friday, March 22nd, 2024

 Town Manager
The Town of Nolensville would like to welcome our new Assistant Town Manager, Chuck Downham. He has over 37 years of municipal management, planning, and project management experience in both the public and private sector. Prior to joining our team, Chuck served as a Municipal Management Consultant for three years with the University of Tennessee’s Institute for Public Service – Municipal Technical Advisory Service (IPS - MTAS) providing technical assistance to municipalities in southern middle Tennessee. He also recently served as the Assistant City Administrator for the City of Spring Hill, Tennessee where he provided management oversight in the areas of development services, capital improvement planning, project management, and municipal operations. Chuck has served several other cities in Tennessee over his career in a variety of roles including Tullahoma (Planning Director, Municipal Services Director, and City Administrator), Collierville (Town Planner and Interim Development Director), and Lakeland (Growth Management Director). Chuck received a Bachelor of Art degree with honors and a Master of Science in Planning degree from the University of Tennessee.  He is a long-standing member of the American Planning Association (APA) and the TN Chapter – American Planning Association (TAPA) where he has served as Chapter Treasurer and was recently inducted into the Tennessee Planning Leadership Council. He is an active member of the Tennessee City Managers Association (TCMA) serving on the Legislative Committee. We are so excited to have Chuck as a member of our team and we know that he will bring knowledge, experience, and professionalism to our Town. 

The Town of Nolensville was recently given a grant from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation which is aimed at using State American Rescue Plan funds to implement water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure maintenance and improvement projects. We have selected a consulting engineering firm, Neel-Schaffer, Inc., to perform a Town-wide inventory and condition assessment of Nolensville’s stormwater assets, develop a Town-wide stormwater study, and develop plans for stormwater capital improvement projects resulting from the study’s recommendations. Teams of personnel will be seen around Nolensville collecting information on the Town’s stormwater system. They will be wearing bright-colored vests and carrying iPads and survey equipment to collect information on the storm infrastructure between March 20 and mid-June. If you have any questions, please contact Don Swartz, Town Engineer ( or Chuck Downham, Assistant Town Manager (

The Town of Nolensville is seeking public input on the Town’s first10-year parks and recreation master plan. This plan will outline priorities for Nolensville’s parks and recreation system for the next 10 years and is a requirement for the Town to receive grant funding from the state. Join us Monday April 8th from 5-7pm at Nolensville Town Hall to see the plans and give us your feedback. This will be open-house style event set-up with vision boards containing highlights from each section of the Master Plan. The input received from the community will help guide the recommendations in the Master Plan and help shape the future of Nolensville’s parks. 

Yesterday, the Town of Nolensville partnered with Williamson, Inc. to provide community members, business owners and community partners information on the current state of our Town. To watch the event replay, please use the link below!

Police Department
This week, the Nolensville Police Department worked on several long-term investigations and new criminal cases as they were reported.  

On Friday, Nolensville officers attended the retirement of CID Captain David Beard from the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office. We’d like to congratulate and thank Captain Beard on his achievements and a 36-year career in law enforcement.  

The Nolensville Police Department is in the process of applying for a grant from the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO). This year, we are applying to purchase communication equipment for our patrol vehicles. This equipment will allow patrol officer to communicate with our dispatch center more efficiently, allowing the cellular upload and download information from the different equipment to occur within the vehicle. This grant funding will also allow officers to conduct extra patrols in areas that see higher rates of speeding, traffic violations, and crashes.  

The Nolensville Police Department is transitioning to new, less lethal/de-escalation equipment for the officers on patrol. This equipment is designed to de-escalate situations and/or reduce the potential for injury to officers or others. In the next few weeks, officers will receive training on de-escalation and the proper methods of deploying this new equipment.

Congratulations to Officer Billy Duenez who has been promoted to Patrol Shift Sergeant. Billy has ten years of local law enforcement experience. He is bilingual and is working hard to finish his Criminal Justice Degree. Sergeant Duenez serves on the night watch where he replaces Sergeant Tim Pickle who recently took a job with the Tennessee Highway Patrol. 

Communications Department
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Calling all Nolensville Businesses – save the date as Town staff partners with the Economic Development Advisory Committee for our business meeting and mixer on April 23rd. We will meet at Mill Creek Brewery at 530pm for the mixer, with the meeting starting shortly after!

Calling all HOA’s - save the date for our next meeting on June 10th. We will meet at Town Hall at 6pm. More info to come!

Human Resources Department
We are HIRING! Check out our website for more information and to apply!

Engineering Department
This week, we issued a grading permit for the proposed Peyton’s Place subdivision located at 9923 Maxwell Lane. Our team also met with engineers from Raga Smith and the Nolensville College Grove Utility District to discuss water line relocations associated with the Sunset Road widening phase 3 project.

Public Works Department
This week we finished a speed study on Ballenger Drive. Our team selected locations in Telfair for “No Parking” signage that will be installed next week. These locations will be called in for utility markings and following that, we will complete the installation. 

Planning Department
On Tuesday March 19th, the Planning Commission approved the proposed Site Development Plan for the Nolensville Free Standing Emergency Room. The building will be 11,484 sq. ft., located on approximately 11 acres at 2000 Ava Place. This addition to the Town will ensure that our citizens have easy access to emergency services. Freestanding Emergency Room services include 24/7 adult and pediatric emergency care, emergency-trained physicians and nurses, and dedicated exam/trauma rooms.

 For more information on this project and all current commercial and residential projects in our Town, please visit our website:

Building Department
Blasting in and around Nolensville seems to be a regular occurrence these days. Unfortunately, the Town of Nolensville has no regulatory authority over the companies conducting this work. The State of Tennessee Fire Marshal’s Office is the authority having jurisdiction and their office investigates all complaints. Their contact phone number is: 615-741-7190. 

Are you interested in obtaining your plot plan? All available plot plans have been downloaded on the town’s GIS. Here is a link to the webpage and directions on how to obtain your plot plan. First, click here:

Second, follow these directions to obtain your address specific documents: 

  1.     Select “I have read and agree to the terms below.” Then click “Go to Map”
  2.     On the right-hand side, you will see a magnifying glass icon, select it
  3.     Select “Quick Search”
  4.     Under “Address Search” enter your address numbers and select “Go”
  5.     The program will populate all results with those numbers. Select your address
  6.     Next, click on your parcel
  7.     At the top of the resulting page, toggle “Documents” at the top

All associated documents (usually including the plot plan) will appear. Select the desired document. 

View property maintenance and substandard cases here:

View construction inspection results here:

Town Commission Meetings
Notice is hereby given that all meetings will be held at Town Hall located at 7218 Nolensville Road, Nolensville, TN 37135 unless otherwise specified. 

  1.     Town Commission Work Session, Monday, March 25, 2024, 4:00 p.m. 

Please visit the Town’s website,, to view all published meeting agendas. 

All meetings are open and public sessions in accordance with law. All interested persons are urged to attend. For accommodations due to disabilities or other special arrangements, please contact the Town Recorder at or 615-776-6691. This request, if possible, should be made three (3) working days prior to the meeting. 

Town Advisory Committee Meetings
Notice is hereby given that all meetings will be held at Town Hall located at 7218 Nolensville Road, Nolensville, TN 37135 unless otherwise specified. 

  1.     Economic Development Committee Meeting, Thursday, March 28, 4:00p.m. 
All meetings are open and public sessions in accordance with law. All interested persons are urged to attend. For accommodations due to disabilities or other special arrangements, please contact the Town Recorder at or 615-776-6691. This request, if possible, should be made three (3) working days prior to the meeting.