RESOLUTION NO. RS2010-1372
A resolution approving an application for a Hazard Mitigation Grant from the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County.
WHEREAS, the historic rain event of May 1 and 2 of 2010 caused a widespread flood displacing families and destroying homes located in the flood plain and the flood way; and,
WHEREAS, on May 4, 2010, the President of the United States determined that the rain events of May 1 and 2, 2010 caused damage of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant major disaster assistance under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (the “Act”) to supplement the efforts and available resources of the State of Tennessee, The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, and disaster relief organizations in alleviating the damage, loss, hardship, and suffering caused thereby through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program; and,
WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Metropolitan Government to avoid future damage, loss, hardship and suffering in the areas affected by the flooding by purchasing homes and properties located in the flood plain and the flood way and removing the structures located on the properties; and,
WHEREAS, the Act, under Section 42 U.S.C. 5170c, provides that the United States may contribute up to seventy-five percent (75%) of the cost of mitigation measures which the President has determined are cost-effective and which substantially reduce the risk of future damage, hardship, loss or suffering in any area affected by a major disaster; and,
WHEREAS, the Act, under Section 42 U.S.C. 5170c, provides that the total contribution of the federal government for such mitigation measures shall not exceed fifteen percent (15%) of the estimated aggregate amount of grants received as a result of the major disaster (for amounts not more than $2,000,000,000); and,
WHEREAS, the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) has agreed to match the Metropolitan Government’s contributions toward the local share required for this Hazard Mitigation Grant Program; and,
WHEREAS, the citizens of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County will benefit by the approval of this grant application.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1: That the Metropolitan Government’s application for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program from the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency to aid the Metropolitan Government in reducing the risk of future damage due to flooding, a copy of which is attached hereto and incorporated herein, is hereby approved, and the Metropolitan Water Services Department is authorized to submit said application.
Section 2. That this resolution shall take effect from and after its passage, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Frank Harrison, Megan Barry, Jim Hodge, Buddy Baker
Attachment(s) on file in the Metropolitan Clerk's Office
|Referred to:||Budget & Finance Committee
Public Works Committee
|Introduced:||September 21, 2010|
|Adopted:||September 21, 2010|
|Approved:||September 27, 2010|