SUBSTITUTE RESOLUTION NO. RS2006-1700
A resolution requesting the Metropolitan Board of Health to consider decreasing the light-duty motor vehicle emission inspection fee to an amount not to exceed what is needed to recover the Metropolitan Government's costs for implementation and operation of the emission inspection program.
WHEREAS, in -1981, in order to comply with the federal Clean Air Act, the Metropolitan Board of Health established a mandatory light-duty vehicle emission testing program; and
WHEREAS, in 1984, the Metropolitan Council ratified the Board of Health's modification to the program allowing a private contractor to conduct the inspections at a fee of $6.00; and
WHEREAS, in 2001, the Council ratified an amendment to the Board of Health light-duty automobile emission testing program to incorporate additional testing standards and increase the inspection fee to $10.00, with $1.80 per test going to the Metropolitan Government; and
WHEREAS, the existing contract with Envirotest Systems Corp. for operation of the light-duty automobile inspection program is set to expire on June 30, 2006; and
WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Government has awarded a new contract to SysTech International for the emission testing program, which is to become effective upon ratification by the Metropolitan Council; and
WHEREAS, the new contract with SysTech International provides that the Metropolitan Government will receive $4.50 out of the $10.00 inspection fee for each vehicle tested; and
WHEREAS, in order to prevent the Metropolitan Government from profiting from the new automobile emission testing contract at the expense of the taxpayers of Davidson County, it is fitting and proper that the emission testing fee be reduced in an amount sufficient to offset the additional funds that would be realized by the Metropolitan Government if the inspection fee remained at $10.00 under the new contract.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. That the Metropolitan County Council hereby goes on record as requesting the Metropolitan Board of Health to consider decreasing the light-duty motor vehicle emission inspection fee to an amount not to exceed what is needed to recover the Metropolitan Government's costs for implementation and operation of the emission inspection program
Section 2. The Metropolitan Clerk is directed to send a copy of this Resolution to Stan Romine, the Interim Chief Administrative Director for the Department of Health, and to each member of the Metropolitan Board of Health.
Section 3. The Metropolitan Board of Health is further requested to respond to the Council as to the feasibility of and/or action taken in compliance with the request stated in Section 1 hereof not later than sixty (60) days after the adoption of this Resolution.
Section 4. That 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: Charlie Tygard, Billy Walls, Ludye Wallace, Jim Shulman, Greg Adkins, Ginger Hausser, Carolyn Baldwin Tucker, Jason Alexander, Brenda Gilmore, Diane Neighbors, Jamie Isabel, Vivian Wilhoite, Randy Foster, Lynn Williams, Walter Hunt, Jim Forkum, Rip Ryman, Carl Burch, Jim Gotto, Harold White, J. B. Loring
& Finance Committee
Health, Hospitals and
Social Services Committee
|Introduced:||December 19, 2006|
|Substitute Introduced:||December 19, 2006|
|Adopted:||December 19, 2006|
|Returned Unsigned by Mayor:||December 19, 2006|