ORDINANCE NO. BL2003-96
An ordinance amending the Metropolitan Code of Laws to designate the responsibility of operating all cemeteries owned by the Metropolitan Government to the Metropolitan Historical Commission and to designate the responsibility to the Historical Commission to approve markers and stones, prior to installation, in the cemeteries owned by the Metropolitan Government to ensure that they are in keeping with the historic nature of the cemetery.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. That Title 13, Chapter 24 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws is hereby amended by deleting Section 13.24.050 in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following new Section 13.24.050:
“13.24.050 Operation and Maintenance – Responsibilities of the board and the Metropolitan Historical Commission.
The metropolitan board of parks and recreation shall have the responsibility of maintaining all cemeteries owned by the metropolitan government. The metropolitan historical commission shall have the responsibility of operating all cemeteries owned by the metropolitan government. The historical commission is authorized to promulgate rules and regulations concerning the operation of said cemeteries. The historical commission shall also have the responsibility of approving, prior to installation, any new markers, stones, or any other similar type structures to be placed in said cemeteries. Such approval shall be based on the appropriateness of the structure in keeping with the historic nature of the cemetery.”
Section 2. This Ordinance shall take effect from and after its enactment, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Jim Shulman
|Introduced:||December 2, 2003|
|Passed First Reading:||December 2, 2003|
|Referred to:||Planning, Zoning & Historical Committee|
|Passed Second Reading:||December 16, 2003|
|Passed Third Reading:||January 20, 2004|
|Approved:||January 21, 2004|