ORDINANCE NO. BL2015-45
An ordinance amending section 2.24.250 of the Metropolitan Code concerning the disposition of certain properties acquired through the delinquent tax-sale process.
WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Government sometimes acquires parcels of real property pursuant to the delinquent tax process established in Tenn. Code Ann. § 67-5-2501 et seq.; and
WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Code of Laws prohibits construction of substantial improvements on some of such properties (the “Small Tax-Sale Properties”) because of their small sizes or other characteristics; and
WHEREAS, the administrative, appraisal and other costs associated with disposition of the Small Tax-Sale Properties often exceeds the price the Metropolitan Government receives when such properties are offered for sale; and
WHEREAS, sale of the Small Tax-Sale Properties as contemplated in this ordinance is in the best interest of the Metropolitan Government.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. A new subsection 2.24.250(G), reading as follows, shall be added to the Metropolitan Code of Laws:
G. When the director of public property administration determines that no department or agency of the Metropolitan Government has a need for a parcel of property acquired through the delinquent tax-sale process established in Tenn. Code Ann. § 67-5-2501 et seq., and upon which, as determined by the director of codes administration, the Metropolitan Code prohibits the construction of improvements requiring a building permit on account of small lot size or other lot characteristics, the director may, subject to the prior approval of the Metropolitan Council by resolution, execute an agreement to sell the parcel to the owner of any adjacent tract for a price not less than the most current appraised value (“Appraised Value”) listed in the records of the Metropolitan Tax Assessor, or to the adjacent tract owner offering the highest price if no adjacent owner is willing to pay the Appraised Value. The Metropolitan Council may authorize the disposition of more than one such property as part of the same resolution. The form of any agreement used pursuant to this section shall be approved by the director of law.
Section 2. 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: Bill Pridemore
|Introduced:||November 3, 2015|
|Passed First Reading:||November 3, 2015|
|Referred to:||Budget & Finance Committee|
|Deferred to December 15, 2015:||November 17, 2015|
|Passed Second Reading:||December 15, 2015|
|Passed Third Reading:||January 5, 2016|
|Approved:||January 6, 2016|
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