RESOLUTION NO. RS2005-698
A resolution authorizing MTA Distributors to install, construct and maintain aerial fiber optic cables on Hickory Hills Blvd. (Proposal No. 2005M-018G-02)
WHEREAS: MTA Distributors plans to install, construct and maintain aerial fiber optic cables; and
WHEREAS: MTA Distributors has agreed to indemnify and hold The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County harmless of any and all claims for damages of every nature and kind resulting from or growing out of the installation of said cables; and
WHEREAS: Section One to Ordinance O87-1890, allows the Council of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County to grant encroachments, permits, or privileges to construct, maintain and/or operate aerial cables, canopies, etc., over and/or across sidewalks and public rights-of-way by Resolution adopted by twenty-one (21) affirmative votes;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
SECTION 1. That subject to the requirements, limitations and conditions, MTA Distributors is hereby granted the privilege to construct and maintain fiber optic cable in the right-of-way on existing utility poles for a distance of approximately 394 feet, on the west side of Hickory Hills Boulevard, north of the intersection of Westcap Road,, in accordance with the plans which are on file in the office of the Director of Public Works, and which are more particularly described by lines, words and figures on the attached sketches which are attached to and made a part of this Resolution.
SECTION 2. That the authority granted hereby for the construction, installation, operation, and maintenance of said cable shall not be construed as a surrender by the Metropolitan Government of its rights or power to pass resolutions or ordinances regulating the use of its streets, or the right of the Metropolitan Government through its legislative body, in the interest of public necessity and convenience to order the relocation of said facilities at the expense of MTA Distributors.
SECTION 3. That plans and specifications for said cable shall be submitted to the Director of Public Works of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County for approval before any work is begun; and all work, material, and other details of said installation shall be approved by the Director of Public Works prior to its use by MTA Distributors.
SECTION 4. That construction and maintenance of said cable shall be under the direction and supervision and control of the Director of Public Works, and its installation, when completed, must be approved by said Director.
SECTION 5. That this Resolution confers upon MTA Distributors, a privilege and not a franchise, and the Mayor and the Metropolitan Council herein expressly reserve the right to repeal this Resolution, whenever, in their judgment, a repeal may be demanded by public welfare, and such repeal shall confer no liability on The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, its successors and assigns, by reason of said repeal. In the event of such repeal by said Metropolitan Government, MTA Distributors, his successors and assigns, shall remove said awning at their own expense.
SECTION 6. MTA Distributors shall pay all cost incident to the construction, installation, operation and maintenance of said cable and shall save and hold The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County harmless from all suits, costs, claims, damages or judgments in any way connected with said construction, installation, operation and maintenance of said cable and shall not claim, set up or plead, as a defense, in the event of joint liability, with or without suit, that it and the Metropolitan Government were joint wrongdoers. MTA Distributors shall be responsible for the expense, if any, of repairing and returning the right of way to the condition which it was in prior to the installation of said cable and for any street closure.
SECTION 7. That the authority granted to MTA Distributors as herein described, shall not in any way interfere with the rights of the Metropolitan Government, its agents, servants, and/or contractors and utility companies, operating under franchise from the Metropolitan Government to enter, construct, operate, maintain, repair, rebuild, enlarge, and patrol its now existing or future utilities, including drainage facilities, together with their appurtenances, and to do any and all things necessary and incidental thereto.
SECTION 8. MTA
Distributors shall be and it is hereby required to furnish The Metropolitan
Government of Nashville and Davidson County a certificate of public liability
insurance, naming The Metropolitan Government as an insured party, of at least
three hundred thousand ($300,000) dollars aggregate, for the payment of any
judgment had on any claim, of whatever nature, made for actions or causes of
action arising out of, or connected with, the construction of installation of
said cable. The insurance required herein shall not be canceled without the
insurance company or companies first giving thirty (30) days written notice
to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County.
SECTION 9. That said construction shall be carefully guarded and protected, and same shall be completed promptly, so as to cause the least inconvenience to the public. The acceptance by MTA Distributors, of all provisions of this Resolution shall be determined by the beginning of work.
SECTION 10. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Carolyn Baldwin Tucker
Resolution No. RS2005-698
I move to amend Resolution No. RS2005-698 by deleing the proposal number "2005M-018G-02", wherein it appears in the caption of the Resolution and substituting in lieu thereof the proposal number "2005M-029G-02".
Sponsored by: Carolyn Baldwin Tucker
Commission - Approved 7-0
(January 13, 2005)
Public Works Committee
Planning & Zoning Committee
|Introduced:||February 15, 2005|
|Amended:||February 15, 2005|
|Adopted:||February 15, 2005|
|Approved:||February 16, 2005|