By RACHAEL LONG
The Nolensville Police Department may soon see vehicle and radio equipment upgrades.
Among other items to be discussed at Thursday night’s Board of Mayor and Alderman meeting, the town’s leaders will hear a resolution to accept a donation of two vehicles from Nissan for the police department, as well as grant funding from Firehouse Subs for four portable radios.
The board will also hear an ordinance to amend the budget ordinance for the fiscal year July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.
Town leaders will also consider a change to the code of ethics, via Ordinance 19-03, which can be found in the meeting’s full agenda packet.
An issue which may be contentious Thursday night is a proposed amendment to Title 8 of the town’s municipal code, which would change food-sale percentage requirements on premises where beer is sold and consumed.
The proposed amendment would lessen the current food-sales requirement of 65 percent of a restaurant’s gross income to 50 percent. The change is proposed by the town’s newest alderman, Derek Adams. In an interview with the Nolensville Home Page, Adams said his primary goal of the proposition is simply to have a documented discussion with the other town leaders.
Finally, the board will hear a resolution to begin conducting regular quarterly workshops prior to the Board of Mayor and Alderman meetings which will be open to the public.
The proposed meetings will allow for discussion among town leaders outside of the monthly meetings, which is currently prohibited under Tennessee Code Annotated § 8-44-101, the state’s open meetings law.