ORDINANCE NO. BL2017-743

An ordinance to terminate contract approved by Ordinance No. O96-567.

WHEREAS, good government policy, as well as Section 4.12.160 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, require that contracts involving the Metropolitan Government be for terms not to exceed sixty months;

WHEREAS, applicable state law requires that the Metropolitan Council approve all intergovernmental services agreements;

WHEREAS, the contract approved by Ordinance No. O96-567 is between the Metropolitan Government and the United States Marshals Service, is more than twenty years old, and has not been reviewed by the Metropolitan Council since being passed on third reading on December 17, 1996;

WHEREAS, it is poor government policy to have a Metropolitan Government contract last for decades without any input or direction from the Metropolitan Council; and

WHEREAS, it may violate Section 4.12.160 of the Metropolitan Code for the Metropolitan Government to be a party to a contract for a term that exceeds sixty months.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:

Section 1. The Metropolitan Government shall immediately exercise its right under Section V of the contract approved by Ordinance No. O96-567 to terminate the contract upon thirty (30) days’ notice. The Metropolitan Government then shall use its best efforts to negotiate a replacement contract for a term not to exceed sixty months, which replacement contract shall be subject to the approval by resolution of the Metropolitan Council as required by existing ordinance and applicable state law.

Section 2. This Ordinance shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

Sponsored by: Bob Mendes, Colby Sledge, Fabian Bedne, Mina Johnson, Freddie O'Connell, Brett Withers, Nancy VanReece, Anthony Davis

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY

Introduced: June 6, 2017
Passed First Reading: June 6, 2017
Referred to: Budget & Finance Committee
Public Safety, Beer, and Regulated Beverages Committee
Deferred: June 20, 2017
Passed Second Reading:  
Passed Third Reading:  
Approved:  
By:  
Next Consideration: July 6, 2017

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