March 18, 2011 · Leave a Comment
By Betty Friedlander, Communications Coordinator
Board of Mayor and Aldermen (BOMA): BOMA met on Thursday, March 3rd at the Nolensville recreation center. The following are points of interest:
• Town Engineer, Don Swartz said that although the building of town hall was about a month behind schedule, it is moving along with the pad installed and are moving toward making the completion date.
• The Emergency Planning Committee has met and is thinking of using the plans from Williamson County and adapting them to Nolensville’s specific needs.
• The Town Events committee is working hard on the 4th of July celebration which will be held on Monday night, July 4th. The budget has been set at $14,000 and one-half the funding has been found. The Committee has also talked with the Nolensville Chamber of Commerce and offered to assist them in holding the Broken Wheel Festival again.
• Alderman Lothers talked about the March 22nd event when the town will be hosting the attendees at the launch of the “Jack Trail”. Nolensville has been selected to be part of the State’s tourist trail system as part of the trail that starts at Jack Daniels Distillery and moves north to Nolensville. This is an honor for Nolensville and will go a long way to bring tourists to our town.
• Nolensville will also be hosting the Williamson County Economic Development Committee meeting on March 24th.
• As you drive up Stonebrook Blvd. notice the new sign at Johnson Industrial Blvd. with the list of companies.
• Second reading of Ordinance #11-01 on amending Title 9, Chapter 1 of the Municipal Code to tighten the rules concerning solicitation permits in Nolensville passed as amended unanimously on second reading.
• Resolution 11-03 passed unanimously which authorized the Police Department to apply for funding with the US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance under the BVP Program to replace bullet proof vests for the department. Resolution 11-04 which also passed unanimously will ensure that wearing a bullet proof vest is mandatory policy in the department’s Standard Operating Procedure Manual.
• Also approved unanimously was Resolution 11-05 which approved the recommendation from the Planning Commission to release maintenance bonds and acceptance of various streets for portions of the Benington Subdivision.
Planning Commission: The Planning Commission met on Tuesday, March 8th at the Nolensville recreation center. The following are points of interest:
• The site plan for Uncle Bud’s expanded parking area (into Cho property) was passed with the conditions that an additional light be added and that the project is completed within 60 days.
• The Bent Creek PUD plan for Phase 4, Section 1 was approved with the conditions that pedestrian access easement be established for future trails and that the cul-de-sac be moved north to leave additional space.
• Following the meeting, a workshop was held to obtain feedback on a proposed concept plan for commercial use of the Schenkel property at 7223 Nolensville Road (the property on the west side of Nolensville Road from Sunset Road northward). This property is zoned partially Estate Residential (ER) and partially Commercial Services (CS), on the northern portion, and is totally encumbered by the floodplain. Both the Commission members and the audience were allowed to question and make their comments on the proposal. To move forward, the first thing the applicant must do is obtain rezoning for the ER portion of the property which is within the Town’s land use policy plan.