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Metropolitan Council Meeting, October 15, 2019

6:30 PM - David Scobey Council Chamber

Call to Order and Invocation
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
Approval of Minutes

Elections and Confirmations

President Pro Tempore

Nominations and an election for a one year term expiring August 31, 2020.

Audit Committee of the Metropolitan Government

Nominations and an election for two vacancies, each for a two year term expiring August 31, 2021.

Community Education Commission

Announcement of nominees for an election to be held on November 5, 2019, for three vacancies, each for a three year term expiring August 31, 2022.

Industrial Development Board

Call for nominations for an election to be held on November 5, 2019, for three vacancies, each for a six year term expiring August 31, 2025.

Planning, Zoning, and Historical Committee

Nominations and an election for Chair who shall also serve on the Planning Commission for a two year term expiring August 31, 2021.

Traffic, Parking, and Transportation Committee

Nominations and an election for Chair who shall also serve on the Traffic and Parking Commission for a two year term expiring August 31, 2021.

Director of Department of Metropolitan Finance

Appointment in accordance with section 8.102 of the Metropolitan Charter.

Public Comment Period

This time is dedicated to allow members of the public who have registered in advance to speak upon matters related to the Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County community.

Special Counsel Resolution

Resolution RS2019-36

A Resolution authorizing the employment of Jon Cooper as Special Counsel and Director of the Council Office for the Metropolitan County Council.

Sponsor(s): Bob Mendes

Resolutions on Public Hearing

Resolution RS2019-37

Referred to the Public Safety, Beer, and Regulated Beverages Committee

A resolution exempting The Turnip Truck, located at 5001 Charlotte Avenue, from the minimum distance requirements for obtaining a beer permit pursuant to Section 7.08.090.E of the Metropolitan Code.

Sponsor(s): Kathleen Murphy

Resolution RS2019-38

Referred to the Public Safety, Beer, and Regulated Beverages Committee

A resolution exempting The Cordelle, located at 1420 3rd Avenue South, from the minimum distance requirements for obtaining a beer permit pursuant to Section 7.08.090.E of the Metropolitan Code.

Sponsor(s): Colby Sledge

Resolutions

Resolution RS2019-30

Referred to the Budget and Finance Committee

A resolution urging the Metropolitan Department of Law to compromise and settle the claim of Shaundelle Brooks, as next of kin of Akilah DaSilva, against the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County; requesting that the Metro Legal Department resolve this action expediently; and requesting that the Emergency Communications Center adopt a policy for 911 call takers regarding GPS coordinates.

Sponsor(s): Tanaka Vercher

Resolution RS2019-39

Referred to the Budget and Finance Committee

A resolution appropriating the amount of $11,312,800.00 from the General Fund Reserve Fund for the purchase of equipment and building repairs for various departments of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County.

Sponsor(s): Bob Mendes, Colby Sledge

Resolution RS2019-40

Referred to the Budget and Finance Committee

A resolution authorizing the Metropolitan Department of Law to compromise and settle the personal injury claim of Brian Reeves against the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County in the amount of $131,340.39, and that said amount be paid out of the Self-Insured Liability Fund.

Sponsor(s): Bob Mendes

Resolution RS2019-41

Referred to the Ad Hoc Affordable Housing Committee
Referred to the Budget and Finance Committee

A Resolution authorizing the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency to negotiate and enter into a PILOT Agreement and accept payments in lieu of ad valorem taxes with respect to a multi-family housing project located at 1501 Hillside Avenue, known as Hillside Flats.

Sponsor(s): Colby Sledge, Burkley Allen

Resolution RS2019-42

Referred to the Budget and Finance Committee
Referred to the Health, Hospitals, and Social Services Committee

A resolution approving a grant agreement of the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) grant between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Social Services Department/Homelessness Commission, to contribute to the national effort to end homelessness.

Sponsor(s): Bob Mendes, Freddie O'Connell, Burkley Allen

Resolution RS2019-43

Referred to the Budget and Finance Committee
Referred to the Public Works Committee
Referred to the Parks, Library, and Arts Committee

A resolution accepting a grant from Keep Tennessee Beautiful to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metro Public Works Department, to implement a Cigarette Litter Prevention and Recycling campaign at Riverfront Park.

Sponsor(s): Freddie O'Connell, Bob Mendes, Tonya Hancock, Burkley Allen

Resolution RS2019-44

Approved by the Planning Commission
Referred to the Planning, Zoning, and Historical Committee
Referred to the Public Works Committee
Referred to the Traffic, Parking, and Transportation Committee

A resolution approving an intergovernmental agreement by and between the State of Tennessee, Department of Transportation, and The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Department of Public Works, for a General Maintenance Agreement for SMART Corridor (Phase 2), I-24, From I-440 to State Route 10 in Murfreesboro and State Route 1 from I-24 to State Route 10 in Murfreesboro and various connector routes (1A), Federal Project No. NH/STP-I-098-3(30), State Project No. 98303-3142-44, PIN 124260.04 (Proposal No. 2019M-029AG-001)

Sponsor(s): Kathleen Murphy

Resolution RS2019-45

Approved by the Planning Commission
Referred to the Planning, Zoning, and Historical Committee
Referred to the Public Works Committee

A resolution authorizing The Broadway Hotel LLC dba Moxy to construct and install an aerial encroachment at 110 3rd Avenue South (Proposal No. 2019M-029EN-001).

Sponsor(s): Freddie O'Connell, Kathleen Murphy

Resolution RS2019-46

Referred to the Rules, Confirmations, and Public Elections Committee

A resolution honoring Commander Paul Shelburne Trickey upon his retirement from service with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department.

Sponsor(s): Tanaka Vercher

Resolution RS2019-47

Referred to the Rules, Confirmations, and Public Elections Committee

A resolution honoring and commending David Williams, II, upon his outstanding leadership and many accomplishments as Vice Chancellor and Athletics Director of Vanderbilt University.

Sponsor(s): Burkley Allen, Kathleen Murphy, Thomas Cash, Sharon Hurt

Resolution RS2019-48

Referred to the Rules, Confirmations, and Public Elections Committee

A resolution celebrating the Votes for Women Project, a permanent exhibit set to open at the Nashville Public Library in Spring 2020.

Sponsor(s): Nancy VanReece, Ginny Welsch, Kyonzté Toombs, Jennifer Gamble, Erin Evans, Sharon Hurt, Courtney Johnston, Joy Styles, Gloria Hausser, Tanaka Vercher, Kathleen Murphy, Burkley Allen, Tonya Hancock, Emily Benedict, Delishia Porterfield, Sandra Sepulveda, Antoniette Lee, Angie Henderson, Zulfat Suara, Mary Carolyn Roberts, Thomas Cash, Jeff Syracuse, Bob Mendes, Larry Hagar, John Rutherford, Robert Swope, Bob Nash, Russ Bradford, Brett Withers, Colby Sledge

Resolution RS2019-49

Referred to the Rules, Confirmations, and Public Elections Committee

A resolution recognizing October 2019 as LGBT History Month in Nashville and Davidson County and October 11, 2019 as National Coming Out Day.

Sponsor(s): Brett Withers, Nancy VanReece, Emily Benedict, Zachary Young, Russ Bradford

Bills on Introduction and First Reading

Bill BL2019-30

Referred to the Codes, Fair, and Farmers Market Committee
Referred to the Public Works Committee

An ordinance amending Metropolitan Code Chapter 16.04 to restrict barbed wire and/or razor wire fencing along arterials and collector roadways within the Urban Zoning Overlay District and to cross reference the existing restrictions on barbed wire and/or razor wire fencing along sidewalks in the Urban Services District.

Sponsor(s): Kathleen Murphy

Bill BL2019-31

Referred to the Codes, Fair, and Farmers Market Committee

An ordinance amending Metropolitan Code Chapter 16.04 to require a fence permit for all permanent fences to be constructed within Nashville and Davidson County.

Sponsor(s): Kathleen Murphy

Bill BL2019-32

Referred to the Planning Commission
Referred to the Planning, Zoning, and Historical Committee
Referred to the Traffic, Parking, and Transportation Committee

An ordinance amending Chapters 17.04, 17.08, 17.16, and 17.20 of Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code pertaining to an Airport, Medium or Large Commercial Service (Proposal No. 2019Z- 019TX-001).

Sponsor(s): Russ Bradford

Bill BL2019-33

Referred to the Budget and Finance Committee

An ordinance amending BL2019-1626 establishing a program for the purpose of providing assistance to low-income elderly residents of the Metropolitan Government for the fiscal year 2019-2020.

Sponsor(s): Bob Mendes, Tonya Hancock, Gloria Hausser

Bill BL2019-34

Approved by the Planning Commission
Referred to the Parks, Library, and Arts Committee
Referred to the Planning, Zoning, and Historical Committee

An ordinance approving an amendment to an existing conservation easement and accepting a temporary construction easement to be used in connection with the development of the Opry Mills Connector greenway (Proposal No. 2019M-071ES-001).

Sponsor(s): Jeff Syracuse, Kathleen Murphy, Tonya Hancock

Bill BL2019-35

Approved by the Planning Commission
Approved by the Traffic and Parking Commission
Referred to the Planning, Zoning, and Historical Committee
Referred to the Public Works Committee
Referred to the Traffic, Parking, and Transportation Committee

An ordinance to amend the Geographic Information Systems Street and Alley Centerline Layer for the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County by abandoning Alley Number 377 right-of-way and easement (Proposal No. 2019M-020AB-001).

Sponsor(s): Kathleen Murphy

Bill BL2019-36

Approved by the Planning Commission
Approved by the Traffic and Parking Commission
Referred to the Planning, Zoning, and Historical Committee
Referred to the Public Works Committee
Referred to the Traffic, Parking, and Transportation Committee

An ordinance to amend the Geographic Information Systems Street and Alley Centerline Layer for the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County by abandoning Alley Number 691 right-of-way and easement (Proposal No. 2019M-021AB-001).

Sponsor(s): Kathleen Murphy

Bill BL2019-37

Approved by the Planning Commission
Approved by the Traffic and Parking Commission
Referred to the Planning, Zoning, and Historical Committee
Referred to the Public Works Committee
Referred to the Traffic, Parking, and Transportation Committee

An ordinance to amend the Geographic Information Systems Street and Alley Centerline Layer for the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County by abandoning Alley Number 402 right-of-way (Proposal No. 2019M-019AB-001).

Sponsor(s): Colby Sledge, Kathleen Murphy

Bill BL2019-38

Approved by the Planning Commission
Approved by the Traffic and Parking Commission
Referred to the Planning, Zoning, and Historical Committee
Referred to the Public Works Committee
Referred to the Traffic, Parking, and Transportation Committee

An ordinance to amend the Geographic Information Systems Street and Alley Centerline Layer for the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County by abandoning a portion of Alley Number 413 right-of-way and easement (Proposal No. 2019M-022AB-001).

Sponsor(s): Freddie O'Connell, Kathleen Murphy

Bill BL2019-39

Approved by the Planning Commission
Referred to the Planning, Zoning, and Historical Committee
Referred to the Public Works Committee

An ordinance authorizing The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County to negotiate and accept permanent and temporary easements for the Stratford Avenue Stormwater Improvement Project for 21 properties located along Stratford Avenue, McChesney Avenue, Gallatin Pike and Katherine Street (Project No. 20-SWC-143 and Proposal No. 2019M-066ES-001).

Sponsor(s): Kathleen Murphy

Bill BL2019-40

Approved by the Planning Commission
Referred to the Planning, Zoning, and Historical Committee
Referred to the Public Works Committee

An ordinance authorizing The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County to abandon existing public water main and easements and to accept new public sewer and water mains, sanitary sewer manholes and a fire hydrant assembly and easements, for property located on 910 Robinson Road (MWS Project Nos. 18-SL-222 and 19-WL-004 and Proposal No. 2019M 065ES-001).

Sponsor(s): Kathleen Murphy

Bill BL2019-41

Approved by the Planning Commission
Referred to the Planning, Zoning, and Historical Committee
Referred to the Public Works Committee

An ordinance authorizing The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County to abandon existing easement rights located between Felicia Street to Alley #945, formerly known as 30th Avenue North (Proposal No. 2018M-059ES-001).

Sponsor(s): Brandon Taylor, Kathleen Murphy

Bills on Second Reading

Bill BL2019-1

Referred to the Budget and Finance Committee
Referred to the Traffic, Parking, and Transportation Committee

An ordinance to amend Sections 1.01.030 and 12.08.170 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws relative to parking fines.

Sponsor(s): Colby Sledge

Bill BL2019-2

Referred to the Budget and Finance Committee

An ordinance amending Section 2.212.030 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws to modify valuation limits for the blighted property grant program.

Sponsor(s): Colby Sledge

Bill BL2019-4

Referred to the Codes, Fair, and Farmers Market Committee
Referred to the Public Works Committee

An ordinance amending Chapter 6.04 of the Metropolitan Code of laws to prohibit aerial advertising.

Sponsor(s): Colby Sledge

Bill BL2019-5

Referred to the Public Works Committee

An ordinance to amend Section 13.08.025 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws relative to honorary street signs.

Sponsor(s): Angie Henderson

Bill BL2019-9

Approved by the Planning Commission
Referred to the Budget and Finance Committee
Referred to the Planning, Zoning, and Historical Committee

An ordinance approving a lease agreement between the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County and the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority for certain real property located at Nashville International Airport in Davidson County, commonly known as the Luton Center (Proposal No. 2019M-017PR-001).

Sponsor(s): Bob Mendes

Bill BL2019-10

Referred to the Budget and Finance Committee

An ordinance approving a contract by and between The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Mayor’s Office, and the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville to provide one-on-one financial counseling and other financial education activities at no charge to low income residents in accordance with the Financial Empowerment Center program model.

Sponsor(s): Bob Mendes, Jennifer Gamble, Tanaka Vercher

Bill BL2019-12

Approved by the Planning Commission
Referred to the Budget and Finance Committee
Referred to the Parks, Library, and Arts Committee

An ordinance approving a lease agreement between the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, through the Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation and the Sports Authority of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County for a community ice hockey and skating recreation complex located at One Bellevue Place, 7638 Highway 70 South, Nashville, Tennessee (Map/Parcel No. 2800019600) (Proposal No. 2019M-031AG-001).

Sponsor(s): Bob Mendes, Larry Hagar, Gloria Hausser, Dave Rosenberg

Bill BL2019-13

Referred to the Health, Hospitals, and Social Services Committee
Referred to the Public Safety, Beer, and Regulated Beverages Committee

An ordinance approving an agreement between the Nashville Fire Department and Vanderbilt University Medical Center for the clinical training of Vanderbilt residents.

Sponsor(s): Sharon Hurt, Russ Pulley

Bill BL2019-14

Approved by the Planning Commission
Referred to the ECD Board
Referred to the Planning, Zoning, and Historical Committee
Referred to the Public Works Committee
Referred to the Traffic, Parking, and Transportation Committee

An ordinance to amend the Geographic Information Systems Street and Alley Centerline Layer for the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by changing the name of Worth Street to “Creative Way” (Proposal No. 2019M-001SR-001).

Sponsor(s): Nancy VanReece, Angie Henderson

Bill BL2019-15

Referred to the Public Works Committee

An ordinance providing the honorary street name designation of “Rev. James C. Turner Way” for a portion of Hawkins Street.

Sponsor(s): Sharon Hurt, Freddie O'Connell

Bill BL2019-16

Approved by the Planning Commission
Approved by the Traffic and Parking Commission
Referred to the Planning, Zoning, and Historical Committee
Referred to the Public Works Committee
Referred to the Traffic, Parking, and Transportation Committee

An ordinance to amend the Geographic Information Systems Street and Alley Centerline Layer for the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County by abandoning an Unnumbered Alley right-of-way and easement (Proposal No. 2019M-018AB-001).

Sponsor(s): Angie Henderson

Bill BL2019-17

Approved by the Planning Commission
Referred to the Planning, Zoning, and Historical Committee
Referred to the Public Works Committee

An ordinance authorizing The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County to abandon existing sanitary sewer main, sanitary sewer manhole and easements for three properties located at 1307 McGavock Pike and 2300 and 2302 Riverside Drive (MWS Project No. 19-SL-107 and Proposal No. 2019M-059ES-001).

Sponsor(s): Angie Henderson

Bill BL2019-18

Approved by the Planning Commission
Referred to the Planning, Zoning, and Historical Committee
Referred to the Public Works Committee

An ordinance authorizing The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County to negotiate and accept permanent and temporary easements for the West End Place Stormwater Improvement Project for 22 properties located on Bowling Avenue, Central Avenue, Greenway Avenue, and West End Place (Project No. 20-SWC-029 and Proposal No. 2019M-060ES-001).

Sponsor(s): Kevin Rhoten, Angie Henderson

Bill BL2019-19

Approved by the Planning Commission
Referred to the Planning, Zoning, and Historical Committee
Referred to the Public Works Committee

An ordinance authorizing The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County to negotiate and accept permanent and temporary easements for the Tusculum Road Stormwater Improvement Project for 13 properties located on Old Tusculum Road and Tusculum Road (Project No. 20-SWC-019 and Proposal No. 2019M-061ES-001).

Sponsor(s): Angie Henderson

Bill BL2019-20

Approved by the Planning Commission
Referred to the Planning, Zoning, and Historical Committee
Referred to the Public Works Committee

An ordinance authorizing The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County to abandon existing sanitary sewer easement rights for property located at 110 North 1st Street (Proposal No. 2019M-063ES-001).

Sponsor(s): Sean Parker, Angie Henderson

Bill BL2019-21

Approved by the Planning Commission
Referred to the Planning, Zoning, and Historical Committee
Referred to the Public Works Committee

An ordinance authorizing The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County to abandon existing sanitary sewer main and easements and to accept new sanitary sewer main, sanitary sewer manholes and easements, for property located at 3964 Woodlawn Drive (MWS Project No. 18-SL-0123 and Proposal No. 2018M-027AB-001).

Sponsor(s): Angie Henderson

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