Nolensville starts streaming Board of Mayor and Aldermen Meetings


Nolensville starts streaming Board of Mayor and Aldermen Meetings

ABOVE: Mill Creek Brewing’s beer permit was renewed by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.

 

By MATT BLOIS

Nolensville successfully streamed its November Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting on the town’s Facebook page.

More than 800 people had viewed the video by Monday morning and the video generated more than 40 comments from viewers.

The town posts audio from all Board of Mayor and Aldermen meetings, as well as written minutes, on the town’s website. This is the first time the town has broadcast video of a Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting.

At the end of the meeting Vice Mayor Jason Patrick challenged the town and the Board of Mayor and Aldermen to continue improving communication.

“We’ve  made a lot of advances, but if I am dreaming of how we move forward as a town I would like to challenge this board to consider how we can advance the cause of communication in Nolensville through something other than 411,” he said.

Patrick suggested hiring a communications professional next year to help communicate with the general public.

Brentwood, Franklin and Spring Hill also offer live video of their city meetings.

During the meeting, the town renewed the beer permit for Mill Creek Brewing Co. Nolensville’s code requires businesses with a beer permit to derive at least 65 percent of their income from food sales.

Each year, Mill Creek Brewing Co., which primarily is a brewer but operates a tap room, asks for an exception to that rule. The town has granted the exception for the last several years, and unanimously voted to extend the exception.

“I think it was originally established to make sure there was no nuisance characteristics associated with the brewery and the tap room,” Mayor Jimmy Alexander said. “And there have been none, as far as I know.”

The town also honored the Nolensville High School band for earning superior ratings at the Middle Tennessee State University Concert Performance Assessments and annexed about 65 acres into the town.

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