ORDINANCE NO. O99-1588
An ordinance approving a grant contract by and between The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County and the Country Music Foundation, Inc.
Whereas, the need to promote tourism and tourist related activities within the area of Metropolitan Government is a function of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, the Metropolitan Tourism and Convention Commission ("Tourism Commission") and the Metropolitan Convention Center Commission ("MCCC"); and
Whereas, the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum will be an integral part of the tourist economy and will promote attendance at other nearby tourist facilities, including the Nashville Arena and the Nashville Convention Center; and
Whereas, Resolution No. R99-1466 appropriates two million dollars to be paid to the Country Music Hall of Fame over the period of four years and provides for the parties to enter a contract for payment of the grant funds; and
Whereas, the contract provides for terms and conditions of payment including, that the Grantee shall continue to admit primary and secondary school children from the Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County Public Schools free of charge to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and that it shall continue to operate the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Davidson County for the next twenty (20) years; and
Whereas, the contract requires return of the grant funds in the event Grantee fails to fulfill its obligations under the contract or violates any of the terms of the contract; and
Whereas, it is to the benefit of the citizens of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County that the grant contract be approved.
Now, therefore, be it enacted by the Council of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County:
Section 1. That the grant contract between the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County and the Country Music Foundation, Inc., a copy of which is attached hereto and incorporated herein, is hereby approved, and the Metropolitan Mayor is authorized to execute the same.
Section 2. That any amendments to said contract shall be approved by resolution of the Metropolitan Council receiving twenty one affirmative votes.
Section 3. This ordinance shall take effect from and after its passage, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored By: Leo Waters
|Introduced:||March 16, 1999|
|Passed First Reading:||March 16, 1999|
|Referred to:||Buget & Finance Committee|
|Passed Second Reading:||April 6, 1999|
|Passed Third Reading:||April 20, 1999|
|Approved:||April 26, 1999|