Nolensville BOMA Approves Lot Size Ordinance

On Thursday night, a much discussed ordinance to change minimum lot sizes for the town of Nolensville reached unanimous approval by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.

Instead of making it a matter of hard numbers, the BOMA went for an approach that demands variance in lot sizes for residential developments.

The ordinance changes the language to say that a development of this type should contain lots that are larger than 14,000 sq. ft., and then may be allowed by the town to include lots smaller than 14,000 sq. ft., which leaves it up to the Planning Commission and BOMA to decide if lots in a subdivision are of a size that fits in with the character of the town.

The matter has been in discussion for a number of months, and although it was asked by Jason Patrick and proposed by Tommy Dugger to add a number for the allowed minimum lot size at Thursday’s meeting, the ordinance was passed without one when all was said and done.

The board also heard public hearings on a number of items, including the matter of annexes to the Bent Creek subdivision. A number of community members living in the Bent Creek subdivision gave their thoughts on the changes that are being made. The Home Owners Association from Bent Creek was represented, and said that they would like to poll the people that will be coming in to the IMG_2109additional houses before making a presentation to the board.

Also, Mayor Alexander was honored by the board and his friends at the Nolensville Running Club for his recent achievement of running his first full marathon (that’s 26.2 miles) in Carmel, Ind. at age 74 and finishing the first in his age group.

The Board of Alderman created Resolution 15-14 to honor Mayor Alexander for the achievement, recognizing Alexander for his “exemplary teamwork, personal dedication and determination in completing a full marathon.”

In response, Mayor Alexander said, “I am truly touched. I thought this was old news by now, but I appreciate you all being here. What a great bunch of people. Thank you very much.”

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