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Metropolitan Council Meeting, September 18, 2018

Call to Order and Invocation

The Metropolitan Council met in regular session on this date at 6:30 p.m. in the Metropolitan Courthouse.

The invocation was offered by Pastor Omaran Lee of St. James A.M.E. Church.

Pledge of Allegiance

​The Metropolitan Council gave the pledge of allegiance to the American Flag.

Roll Call

The roll was called and the following members were present during the progress of the meeting: Shulman, Cooper, Gilmore, Mendes, Hurt, Hall, Hastings, Haywood, Swope, Scott Davis, Withers, Anthony Davis, VanReece, Pridemore, Hagar, Glover, Rhoten, Syracuse, Freeman, Sledge, Allen, O'Connell, Roberts, Kindall, Mina Johnson, Murphy, Elrod, Blalock, Vercher, Potts, Lee, Henderson and Rosenberg (33); Absent: Pardue, Huezo, Weiner, Pulley, Bedne and Dowell (6).

Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the regular meeting on September 4, 2018 were approved.

Elections and Confirmations

Health and Educational Facilities Board

The President called for nominations to fill two (2) vacancies on the Health and Educational Facilities Board of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County. Council Member Allen nominated Ms. Becky Sharpe; Council Member Rosenberg nominated Ms. Anne-Marie Farmer; Council Member Gilmore nominated Mr. Terrence Izzard; Council Member Kindall nominated Ms. Shia Hendricks. There being no further nominations, the President declared the nominations closed. The nominees were referred to the Rules, Confirmations, and Public Elections Committee for a recommendation, and an election will be conducted at the next regular meeting of the Council.

Blue Ribbon Commission (Fiscal Year 2019)

Appointment of Ms. Emily Evans.
Appointment of Mr. Dave Goetz.
Appointment of Ms. Gracie Porter.
Appointment of Mr. Brad Rayson.
Appointment of Mr. D.J. Wootson.

The Rules, Confirmations, and Public Elections Committee recommended the appointments of Ms. Emily Evans, Ms. Gracie Porter, Mr. Brad Rayson, and Mr. D.J. Wootson. Council Member Haywood moved for confirmation, which motion was seconded and adopted by a unanimous vote of the Council.

The confirmation of Mr. Dave Goetz was deferred.

Community Corrections Advisory Board

Reappointment of Mr. Kevin R. McGee for a term expiring August 31, 2020.

The Rules, Confirmations, and Public Elections Committee recommended the reappointment. Council Member Haywood moved for confirmation, which motion was seconded and adopted by a unanimous vote of the Council.

Wastewater Hearing Authority

Reappointment of Ms. Ruthie Cherry for a term expiring October 1, 2020.
Reappointment of Mr. David Gilles for a term expiring October 1, 2020.
Reappointment of Mr. Jay Tant for a term expiring October 1, 2020.
Reappointment of Dr. Edward Thackston for a term expiring October 1, 2020.
Reappointment of Dr. Robert Wingfield for a term expiring October 1, 2020.

The Rules, Confirmations, and Public Elections Committee recommended the reappointments. Council Member Haywood moved for confirmation, which motion was seconded and adopted by a unanimous vote of the Council.

Resolutions on Public Hearing

Resolution RS2018-1389

A resolution exempting Rajdhani Groceries and Café, LLC located at 5604 Nolensville Pike from the minimum distance requirements for obtaining a beer permit pursuant to Section 7.08.090.E of the Metropolitan Code.

The resolution was approved by the Public Safety, Beer, and Regulated Beverages Committee. Council Member Blalock requested a hearing from the public on this resolution which had been previously advertised. The President asked if anyone desired to be heard for or against the resolution and no one came forward to be heard. The President declared the public hearing closed. Council Member Blalock moved to defer the resolution, which motion was seconded and approved by a voice vote of the Council.

Sponsor(s): Davette Blalock

Consent Agenda Resolutions

Resolution RS2018-1385

A resolution requesting that grocery store operators within Davidson County take effective measures to reduce the use and/or impact of single-use plastic carryout bags and report the measures being undertaken in this effort, and encouraging the use of reusable bags by residents and businesses within Davidson County.

The resolution was approved by the Public Works Committee and the Rules, Confirmations, and Public Elections Committee.

Sponsor(s): Davette Blalock, Burkley Allen, Mina Johnson

Resolution RS2018-1390

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 300 East Webster Street, known as Hampton Terrace.

The resolution was approved by the Ad Hoc Affordable Housing Committee, the Budget and Finance Committee, and the Personnel, Public Information, Human Relations, and Housing Committee.

Sponsor(s): Anthony Davis, Brett Withers

Resolution RS2018-1391

A resolution authorizing the issuance, sale and payment of general obligation improvement bonds in an aggregate principal amount of not to exceed $775,000,000; and providing for the levy of taxes for the payment of debt service on the bonds.

The resolution was approved by the Budget and Finance Committee.

Sponsor(s): Tanaka Vercher

Resolution RS2018-1392

A resolution accepting a grant from the State of Tennessee, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Office of Family Safety, for the Cherished Hearts Human Trafficking Intervention Court which considers the needs of victim-defendants and seeks to address those needs.

The resolution was approved by the Budget and Finance Committee.

Sponsor(s): Tanaka Vercher

Resolution RS2018-1394

A resolution authorizing the Metropolitan Department of Law to compromise and settle the claim of Andrea Miller against Woodston Maddox in the amount of $50,000.00, and reasonable attorney’s fees, not to exceed $80,000.00, and that said amount be paid out of the Judgments and Losses Fund.

The resolution was approved by the Budget and Finance Committee.

Sponsor(s): Tanaka Vercher

Resolution RS2018-1396

A resolution approving the Benefit Board’s waiver of repayment of pension benefit overpayments for pensioners under Section 3.08.230 of the Metropolitan Code.

The resolution was approved by the Budget and Finance Committee and the Personnel, Public Information, Human Relations, and Housing Committee.

Sponsor(s): Tanaka Vercher, Brett Withers

Resolution RS2018-1398

A resolution accepting a grant from the State of Tennessee, Department of Labor and Workforce Development, to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Nashville Career Advancement Center, to provide transitional assistance funding from statewide funds to continue services through the American Job Center during the workforce system realignment (LW09F171TFSWA17).

The resolution was approved by the Budget and Finance Committee and the Personnel, Public Information, Human Relations, and Housing Committee.

Sponsor(s): Tanaka Vercher, Brett Withers

Resolution RS2018-1399

A resolution accepting a grant from the State of Tennessee, Department of Labor and Workforce Development, to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Nashville Career Advancement Center, to provide transitional assistance funding from statewide funds for administration costs during the workforce service realignment (LW09P161MNSWA17).

The resolution was approved by the Budget and Finance Committee and the Personnel, Public Information, Human Relations, and Housing Committee.

Sponsor(s): Tanaka Vercher, Brett Withers

Resolution RS2018-1400

A resolution approving Amendment Two to a grant from the State of Tennessee, Department of Labor and Workforce Development, to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Nashville Career Advancement Center, to establish career services for eligible adults, youth, and dislocated workers with barriers to employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market (LW09F181DSLWK18).

The resolution was approved by the Budget and Finance Committee and the Personnel, Public Information, Human Relations, and Housing Committee.

Sponsor(s): Tanaka Vercher, Brett Withers

Resolution RS2018-1401

A resolution approving Amendment One to a grant from the State of Tennessee, Department of Labor and Workforce Development, to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Nashville Career Advancement Center, to establish programs to prepare adult service recipients for employment (LW09F181ADULT18).

The resolution was approved by the Budget and Finance Committee and the Personnel, Public Information, Human Relations, and Housing Committee.

Sponsor(s): Tanaka Vercher, Brett Withers

Resolution RS2018-1402

A resolution approving a grant contract between The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Board of Health, and the Mental Health Cooperative to provide a secure drop off location for persons needing a mental health urgent care alternative to an emergency room or correctional facility.

The resolution was approved by the Budget and Finance Committee, the Health, Hospitals, and Social Services Committee, and the Public Safety, Beer, and Regulated Beverages Committee.

Sponsor(s): Tanaka Vercher, Erica Gilmore, Mary Carolyn Roberts

Resolution RS2018-1403

A resolution approving a grant contract between The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Board of Health, and the Best Friends Animal Society to achieve safe placement of all healthy and treatable dogs and cats located in SAFE Coalition member kennels in Davidson County.

The resolution was approved by the Budget and Finance Committee and the Health, Hospitals, and Social Services Committee.

Sponsor(s): Tanaka Vercher, Erica Gilmore

Resolution RS2018-1404

A resolution accepting a grant from the Best Friends Animal Society to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Board of Health, to provide a Pay It Forward fee-waived animal adoption event.

The resolution was approved by the Budget and Finance Committee and the Health, Hospitals, and Social Services Committee.

Sponsor(s): Tanaka Vercher, Erica Gilmore

Resolution RS2018-1405

A resolution approving an intergovernmental agreement by and between the State of Tennessee, Department of Health, and The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Board of Health, to provide Child Fatality Review Services in the Sudden Death of the Young (SDY) in children under age 19 investigated by the Medical Examiner’s Office.

The resolution was approved by the Budget and Finance Committee and the Health, Hospitals, and Social Services Committee.

Sponsor(s): Tanaka Vercher, Erica Gilmore

Resolution RS2018-1406

A resolution approving a contract by and between Enfield Management and The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Board of Health, to operate a mobile unit to provide services to women, infants, and children (WIC).

The resolution was approved by the Budget and Finance Committee and the Health, Hospitals, and Social Services Committee.

Sponsor(s): Tanaka Vercher, Erica Gilmore

Resolution RS2018-1407

A resolution accepting a grant from the State of Tennessee, Department of Health, to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Board of Health, to promote the proper use of all recommended vaccines and respond to vaccine preventable diseases in collaboration with the CDC and other partners.

The resolution was approved by the Budget and Finance Committee and the Health, Hospitals, and Social Services Committee.

Sponsor(s): Tanaka Vercher, Erica Gilmore

Resolution RS2018-1408

A resolution approving a letter from the Metropolitan Mayor to the Deputy Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Transportation outlining the Metropolitan Government’s compliance efforts with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The resolution was approved by the Budget and Finance Committee and the Public Works Committee.

Sponsor(s): Tanaka Vercher

Resolution RS2018-1409

A resolution amending Ordinance No. BL2018-1177 to authorize The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County to abandon an additional 80 linear feet of existing eight inch sanitary sewer main and easement, for property located at 701 South 7th Street (Proposal No. 2018M-057ES-001, MWS Project Nos. 17-WL-249 and 18-SL-38).

The resolution was approved by the Planning Commission and approved by the Planning, Zoning, and Historical Committee and the Public Works Committee.

Sponsor(s): Brett Withers, Fabian Bedne, Jeremy Elrod

Resolution RS2018-1410

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 1), 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, Federal Project No. NH/STP-I-098-3(28), State Project No. 98303-3104-44, PIN 124260.03 (Prop. No. 2018M-015AG-001).

The resolution was approved by the Planning Commission and approved by the Planning, Zoning, and Historical Committee and the Public Works Committee.

Sponsor(s): Fabian Bedne, Jeremy Elrod, Jeff Syracuse, Tanaka Vercher

Resolution RS2018-1411

A resolution confirming the appointment of five members to the Blue Ribbon Commission to identify government inefficiencies, practices, transfer payments, third party payments and subsidies with the targeted goal of achieving budgetary cost savings of $20 million in annual savings.

The resolution was approved by the Rules, Confirmations, and Public Elections Committee.

Sponsor(s): John Cooper

Resolution RS2018-1413

A resolution recognizing the historic election of Martesha Johnson as Public Defender.

The resolution was approved by the Rules, Confirmations, and Public Elections Committee.

Sponsor(s): Tanaka Vercher, Brett Withers, Bob Mendes, Burkley Allen, Mina Johnson, Freddie O'Connell

Resolution RS2018-1415

A resolution honoring the Country Music Association on the occasion of its 60th Anniversary on September 25, 2018.

The resolution was approved by the Rules, Confirmations, and Public Elections Committee.

Sponsor(s): Freddie O'Connell, Jeff Syracuse, Mina Johnson

Resolution RS2018-1416

A resolution recognizing September 15th through October 15th as Hispanic Heritage Month in Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee.

The resolution was approved by the Rules, Confirmations, and Public Elections Committee.

Sponsor(s): Fabian Bedne, Russ Pulley, Brett Withers, Jacobia Dowell, Mike Freeman, Mina Johnson, Freddie O'Connell, Davette Blalock, Nancy VanReece, Sharon Hurt, Dave Rosenberg, Jeff Syracuse, Tanaka Vercher, Bob Mendes, Mary Carolyn Roberts, Angie Henderson, Sheri Weiner, Robert Swope, Jason Potts, Colby Sledge, Jeremy Elrod

Having been unanimously approved by all of the appropriate Committees, Council Member Haywood moved to adopt the Consent Agenda Resolutions, which motion was seconded and adopted by the following vote: Yes (31): Cooper, Mendes, Hurt, Hall, Hastings, Haywood, Swope, Scott Davis, Withers, Anthony Davis, VanReece, Pridemore, Hagar, Glover, Rhoten, Syracuse, Freeman, Sledge, Allen, O'Connell, Roberts, Kindall, Mina Johnson, Murphy, Elrod, Blalock, Vercher, Potts, Lee, Henderson and Rosenberg; No (0); Abstain (0).

Resolutions

Resolution RS2018-1393

A resolution approving an agreement between the United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”), and the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by and through the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, to provide police assistance to the Middle Tennessee Drug Enforcement Task Force.

The resolution was approved by the Budget and Finance Committee and the Public Safety, Beer, and Regulated Beverages Committee. Council Member Vercher moved to adopt the resolution, which motion was seconded and adopted by the following roll call vote: Yes (28): Cooper, Mendes, Hurt, Hall, Hastings, Haywood, Swope, Scott Davis, Withers, Anthony Davis, VanReece, Pridemore, Hagar, Glover, Rhoten, Syracuse, Freeman, Allen, Roberts, Kindall, Mina Johnson, Murphy, Elrod, Blalock, Vercher, Potts, Lee, and Henderson; No (3): Sledge, O'Connell, and Rosenberg; Abstain (0).

Sponsor(s): Tanaka Vercher, Mary Carolyn Roberts

Resolution RS2018-1395

A resolution appropriating the amount of $360,000.00 from the General Fund Reserve Fund for the purchase of equipment for the Nashville Fire Department.

The resolution was recommended for indefinite deferral at the request of the sponsor by the Budget and Finance Committee. Council Member Glover moved to defer the resolution indefinitely, which motion was seconded and approved by a voice vote of the Council.

Sponsor(s): Steve Glover

Resolution RS2018-1397

A resolution approving an Interlocal Agreement between the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Nashville Electric Service and the Williamson County Joint Communications Network Authority, for the interfacing of radio communications systems.

The resolution was approved by the Budget and Finance Committee and the Personnel, Public Information, Human Relations, and Housing Committee. Council Member Vercher moved to adopt the resolution, which motion was seconded and adopted by the following roll call vote: Yes (30): Cooper, Mendes, Hurt, Hall, Hastings, Haywood, Swope, Scott Davis, Withers, Anthony Davis, VanReece, Pridemore, Hagar, Glover, Rhoten, Syracuse, Freeman, Sledge, Allen, O'Connell, Roberts, Kindall, Mina Johnson, Murphy, Blalock, Vercher, Potts, Lee, Henderson, and Rosenberg; No (0); Abstain (1): Elrod.

Sponsor(s): Tanaka Vercher, Brett Withers

Resolution RS2018-1412

A resolution recognizing the historic election of Karen Johnson as Davidson County Register of Deeds.

The resolution was recommended for deferral by the Rules, Confirmations, and Public Elections Committee. Council Member Haywood offered Amendment No. 1 and moved for its adoption, which motion was seconded and approved by a voice vote of the Council. Council Member Haywood moved to defer the resolution, which motion was seconded and approved by a voice vote of the Council.

Sponsor(s): Brenda Haywood, Tanaka Vercher, Brett Withers, Burkley Allen, Mina Johnson

Resolution RS2018-1414

A resolution honoring the service and legacy of Charles Frederick (“Charlie”) Strobel upon the 35th anniversary of the founding of Loaves & Fishes, a homeless feeding program he established together with Room in the Inn.

The resolution was approved with an amendment by the Rules, Confirmations, and Public Elections Committee. Council Member Withers offered Amendment No. 1 and moved for its adoption, which motion was seconded and approved by a voice vote of the Council. Council Member Withers moved to adopt the resolution as amended, which motion was seconded and adopted by the following vote: Yes (32): Cooper, Gilmore, Mendes, Hurt, Hall, Hastings, Haywood, Swope, Scott Davis, Withers, Anthony Davis, VanReece, Pridemore, Hagar, Glover, Rhoten, Syracuse, Freeman, Sledge, Allen, O'Connell, Roberts, Kindall, Mina Johnson, Murphy, Elrod, Blalock, Vercher, Potts, Lee, Henderson and Rosenberg; No (0); Abstain (0).

Sponsor(s): Brett Withers, Freddie O'Connell, Burkley Allen

Resolution RS2018-1417

A resolution expressing the Metropolitan Council’s support for continued racing at the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway.

The resolution was approved by the Rules, Confirmations, and Public Elections Committee. Council Member Hagar moved to defer the resolution, which motion was seconded and approved by a voice vote of the Council.

Sponsor(s): Larry Hagar, Fabian Bedne, Freddie O'Connell, Tanaka Vercher, Brett Withers, Bob Mendes, Mina Johnson, Mike Freeman, Robert Swope, Dave Rosenberg

Bills on Introduction and First Reading

Bill BL2018-1328

An ordinance amending Chapter 5.06 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws regarding tax increment financing development and redevelopment plans.

Upon motion duly seconded, the bill passed first reading and was referred to the Budget and Finance Committee by a voice vote of the Council.

Sponsor(s): Bob Mendes

Bill BL2018-1329

An ordinance amending various provisions of Chapter 12.42 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws regarding residential permit parking.

Upon motion duly seconded, the bill passed first reading and was referred to the Traffic and Parking Commission and referred to the Traffic, Parking, and Transportation Committee by a voice vote of the Council.

Sponsor(s): Brett Withers

Bill BL2018-1330

An ordinance authorizing Liberty Green SoBro, LLC to install, construct and maintain aerial and underground encroachments in the right-of-way located at 207 1st Avenue South (Proposal No. 2018M-020EN-001).

The bill was approved by the Planning Commission. Upon motion duly seconded, the bill passed first reading and was referred to the Planning, Zoning, and Historical Committee and the Public Works Committee by a voice vote of the Council.

Sponsor(s): Freddie O'Connell, Fabian Bedne, Jeremy Elrod

Bill BL2018-1331

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 45th Avenue North right-of-way (Proposal Number 2018M-019AB-001).

The bill was approved by the Planning Commission. Upon motion duly seconded, the bill passed first reading and was referred to the Planning, Zoning, and Historical Committee and the Public Works Committee by a voice vote of the Council.

Sponsor(s): Edward Kindall, Fabian Bedne, Jeremy Elrod

Bill BL2018-1332

An ordinance authorizing The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County to abandon existing easement rights located between Alley #1209 and Louisiana Avenue, formerly known as 53rd Avenue North (Proposal No. 2018M-055ES-001).

The bill was approved by the Planning Commission. Upon motion duly seconded, the bill passed first reading and was referred to the Planning, Zoning, and Historical Committee and the Public Works Committee by a voice vote of the Council.

Sponsor(s): Mary Carolyn Roberts, Fabian Bedne, Jeremy Elrod

Bill BL2018-1333

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 Old Due West Avenue to “Skyline Ridge Drive” (Proposal Number 2018M-003SR-001).

The bill was approved by the Planning Commission. Upon motion duly seconded, the bill passed first reading and was referred to the ECD Board and referred to the Planning, Zoning, and Historical Committee, the Public Works Committee, and the Traffic, Parking, and Transportation Committee by a voice vote of the Council.

Sponsor(s): Nancy VanReece, Fabian Bedne, Jeremy Elrod

Bills on Second Reading

Bill BL2018-1283

An ordinance amending Chapter 5.04 of the Metropolitan Code to restrict the use of proceeds from the sale of real property owned by the Metropolitan Government of Nashville.

The bill was recommended for deferral at the request of the sponsor by the Budget and Finance Committee. Council Member Murphy moved to defer the bill, which motion was seconded and approved by a voice vote of the Council.

Sponsor(s): Kathleen Murphy, Angie Henderson, Mina Johnson

Bill BL2018-1294

An ordinance to amend Chapter 11.12 and Chapter 16.44 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws regarding excessive noise.

The bill was recommended for deferral at the request of the sponsor by the Codes, Fair, and Farmers Market Committee and the Public Safety, Beer, and Regulated Beverages Committee. Council Member O'Connell moved to defer the bill to the October 16, 2018 meeting, which motion was seconded and approved by a voice vote of the Council.

Sponsor(s): Freddie O'Connell

Bill BL2018-1314

An ordinance establishing a Blue Ribbon Commission, consistent with the Annual Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2019, to identify government inefficiencies.

The bill was recommended for deferral at the request of the sponsor by the Budget and Finance Committee. Council Member Cooper moved to defer the bill, which motion was seconded and approved by a voice vote of the Council.

Sponsor(s): John Cooper, Tanaka Vercher

Bill BL2018-1319 (as amended)

An ordinance amending Chapter 5.06 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws regarding tax increment financing.

The bill was approved by the Education Committee and approved with an amendment by the Budget and Finance Committee. Council Member Mendes offered Amendment No. 1 and moved for its adoption, which motion was seconded and [Result] by a voice vote of the Council.

The bill was approved by the Education Committee and approved with an amendment by the Budget and Finance Committee. Council Member Mendes offered Amendment No. 1 and moved for its adoption, which motion was seconded and approved by a voice vote of the Council. Council Member Mendes moved to pass the bill on second reading as amended and re-refer the bill to the Budget and Finance and Education Committees, which motion was properly seconded. After discussion, Council Member Swope called for the previous question, which motion was seconded and adopted by a voice vote of the Council. The matter recurred on the motion to pass the bill, which was approved by a voice vote of Council.

Sponsor(s): Bob Mendes, Tanaka Vercher, Dave Rosenberg

Bill BL2018-1320

An ordinance approving Amendment No. 8 to the Rutledge Hill Redevelopment Plan.

The bill was recommended for deferral at the request of the sponsor by the Budget and Finance Committee. Council Member Mendes moved to defer the bill to the December 4, 2018 meeting, which motion was seconded and approved by a voice vote of the Council.

Sponsor(s): Bob Mendes

Bill BL2018-1321

An ordinance disclaiming any interest the Metropolitan Government may have in the Nashville-Gallatin Interurban Railroad right-of-way (Proposal No. 2018M-021AB-001).

The bill was approved by the Planning Commission and approved by the Planning, Zoning, and Historical Committee and the Public Works Committee. Council Member Anthony Davis moved to pass the bill on second reading, which motion was seconded and approved by a voice vote of the Council.

Sponsor(s): Anthony Davis, Fabian Bedne, Jeremy Elrod

Bills on Third Reading

Bill BL2018-1279

An ordinance to amend Metropolitan Code of Laws sections 17.04.060 and 17.16.050 relative to the definition of alternative financial services and financial institution and location restrictions. (Proposal No. 2018Z-004TX-001).

The bill was approved by the Planning Commission and approved by the Planning, Zoning, and Historical Committee. Council Member Mendes moved to pass the bill on third reading, which motion was seconded and adopted by the following vote: Yes (31): Cooper, Gilmore, Mendes, Hurt, Hall, Hastings, Haywood, Swope, Scott Davis, Anthony Davis, VanReece, Pridemore, Hagar, Glover, Rhoten, Syracuse, Freeman, Sledge, Allen, O'Connell, Roberts, Kindall, Mina Johnson, Murphy, Elrod, Blalock, Vercher, Potts, Lee, Henderson and Rosenberg; No (0); Abstain (0).

Sponsor(s): Bob Mendes, Jeff Syracuse, Colby Sledge

Bill BL2018-1287

An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by changing from RS5 to R6-A zoning for property located at 2814 Georgia Avenue, approximately 335 feet west of 28th Avenue North (0.22 acres), all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2017Z-078PR-001).

The bill was approved by the Planning Commission and approved by the Planning, Zoning, and Historical Committee. Council Member Kindall moved to pass the bill on third reading, which motion was seconded and adopted by the following vote: Yes (32): Cooper, Gilmore, Mendes, Hurt, Hall, Hastings, Haywood, Swope, Scott Davis, Withers, Anthony Davis, VanReece, Pridemore, Hagar, Glover, Rhoten, Syracuse, Freeman, Sledge, Allen, O'Connell, Roberts, Kindall, Mina Johnson, Murphy, Elrod, Blalock, Vercher, Potts, Lee, Henderson and Rosenberg; No (0); Abstain (0).

Sponsor(s): Edward Kindall

Bill BL2018-1298

An ordinance authorizing the acquisition of certain right-of-way easements, drainage easements, temporary construction easements and property rights by negotiation or condemnation for use in public projects of the Metropolitan Government, initially for purposes of Public Works Department Project Number 2017-R-020, Brewer Drive Sidewalk Improvements (Proposal No. 2018M-053ES-001).

The bill was approved by the Planning Commission and approved by the Budget and Finance Committee, the Planning, Zoning, and Historical Committee, and the Public Works Committee. Council Member Vercher moved to pass the bill on third reading, which motion was seconded and adopted by the following vote: Yes (32): Cooper, Gilmore, Mendes, Hurt, Hall, Hastings, Haywood, Swope, Scott Davis, Withers, Anthony Davis, VanReece, Pridemore, Hagar, Glover, Rhoten, Syracuse, Freeman, Sledge, Allen, O'Connell, Roberts, Kindall, Mina Johnson, Murphy, Elrod, Blalock, Vercher, Potts, Lee, Henderson and Rosenberg; No (0); Abstain (0).

Sponsor(s): Tanaka Vercher, Fabian Bedne, Jeremy Elrod

Bill BL2018-1305

An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by amending a Specific Plan on properties located at 272, 288, 296 Broadmoor Drive, 329, 341 and 349 Ben Allen Road, at the northwest corner of Ben Allen Road and Ellington Parkway, zoned SP (51.64 acres), to permit a mixed use development with a maximum of 321 multi-family residential units and a maximum of 101,000 square feet of non-residential uses, all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2017SP-034-002).

The bill was approved with conditions, disapproved without all conditions by the Planning Commission and approved by the Planning, Zoning, and Historical Committee. Council Member VanReece moved to pass the bill on third reading, which motion was seconded and adopted by the following vote: Yes (32): Cooper, Gilmore, Mendes, Hurt, Hall, Hastings, Haywood, Swope, Scott Davis, Withers, Anthony Davis, VanReece, Pridemore, Hagar, Glover, Rhoten, Syracuse, Freeman, Sledge, Allen, O'Connell, Roberts, Kindall, Mina Johnson, Murphy, Elrod, Blalock, Vercher, Potts, Lee, Henderson and Rosenberg; No (0); Abstain (0).

Sponsor(s): Nancy VanReece

Bill BL2018-1306

An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by changing from R8 to SP zoning on property located at 926 West Trinity Lane, approximately 440 feet east of the intersection of West Trinity Lane and Old Buena Vista Road/Youngs Lane (1.30 acres), to permit up to 16 multi-family residential dwelling units, all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2018SP-016-001).

The bill was approved with conditions, disapproved without all conditions by the Planning Commission and approved by the Planning, Zoning, and Historical Committee. Council Member Hastings moved to pass the bill on third reading, which motion was seconded and adopted by the following vote: Yes (32): Cooper, Gilmore, Mendes, Hurt, Hall, Hastings, Haywood, Swope, Scott Davis, Withers, Anthony Davis, VanReece, Pridemore, Hagar, Glover, Rhoten, Syracuse, Freeman, Sledge, Allen, O'Connell, Roberts, Kindall, Mina Johnson, Murphy, Elrod, Blalock, Vercher, Potts, Lee, Henderson and Rosenberg; No (0); Abstain (0).

Sponsor(s): DeCosta Hastings

Bill BL2018-1307

An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County by changing from RS5 to R6-A zoning on property located at 1724 Dr. DB Todd Jr. Boulevard, approximately 570 feet northwest of Wheless Street (0.19 acres), all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2018Z-055PR-001).

The bill was approved by the Planning Commission and approved by the Planning, Zoning, and Historical Committee. Council Member Kindall moved to pass the bill on third reading, which motion was seconded and adopted by the following vote: Yes (32): Cooper, Gilmore, Mendes, Hurt, Hall, Hastings, Haywood, Swope, Scott Davis, Withers, Anthony Davis, VanReece, Pridemore, Hagar, Glover, Rhoten, Syracuse, Freeman, Sledge, Allen, O'Connell, Roberts, Kindall, Mina Johnson, Murphy, Elrod, Blalock, Vercher, Potts, Lee, Henderson and Rosenberg; No (0); Abstain (0).

Sponsor(s): Edward Kindall

Bill BL2018-1308

An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by changing from IR to MUL-A zoning on properties located at 500 and 516 Hagan Street, at the corner of Chestnut Street and Hagan Street (1.68 acres), all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2018Z-053PR-001).

The bill was approved by the Planning Commission and approved by the Planning, Zoning, and Historical Committee. Council Member Sledge moved to pass the bill on third reading, which motion was seconded and adopted by the following vote: Yes (32): Cooper, Gilmore, Mendes, Hurt, Hall, Hastings, Haywood, Swope, Scott Davis, Withers, Anthony Davis, VanReece, Pridemore, Hagar, Glover, Rhoten, Syracuse, Freeman, Sledge, Allen, O'Connell, Roberts, Kindall, Mina Johnson, Murphy, Elrod, Blalock, Vercher, Potts, Lee, Henderson and Rosenberg; No (0); Abstain (0).

Sponsor(s): Colby Sledge

Bill BL2018-1310

An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County by changing from RM4 to SP zoning for properties located at 2423 Buena Vista Pike and Buena Vista Pike (unnumbered), approximately 1,095 feet west of Tucker Road (10.33 acres), to permit 69 multi-family units, all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2018SP-033-001).

The bill was approved with conditions, disapproved without all conditions by the Planning Commission and approved by the Planning, Zoning, and Historical Committee. Council Member Hastings moved to pass the bill on third reading, which motion was seconded and adopted by the following vote: Yes (32): Cooper, Gilmore, Mendes, Hurt, Hall, Hastings, Haywood, Swope, Scott Davis, Withers, Anthony Davis, VanReece, Pridemore, Hagar, Glover, Rhoten, Syracuse, Freeman, Sledge, Allen, O'Connell, Roberts, Kindall, Mina Johnson, Murphy, Elrod, Blalock, Vercher, Potts, Lee, Henderson and Rosenberg; No (0); Abstain (0).

Sponsor(s): DeCosta Hastings

Bill BL2018-1311

An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by changing from RS15 to SP zoning on property located at 3606 Fairview Drive, at the northeast corner of Fairview Drive and Meadow Road (0.89 acres), to permit 5 lots with 2 two-family lots for a total of seven residential units, all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2018SP-039-001).

The bill was approved by the Planning Commission and deferred by rule by the Planning, Zoning, and Historical Committee. Pursuant to Rule 29 of the Council Rules of Procedure, the bill is deferred.

Sponsor(s): Jonathan Hall

Bill BL2018-1312

An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by amending a Specific Plan on properties located at 915 and 921 Robinson Road, at the northeast corner of Industrial Drive and Robinson Road, zoned SP (27.81 acres), to permit 300 multi-family residential units, all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2012SP-016-002).

The bill was approved with conditions, disapproved without all conditions by the Planning Commission and approved by the Planning, Zoning, and Historical Committee. Council Member Hagar moved to pass the bill on third reading, which motion was seconded and adopted by the following vote: Yes (31): Cooper, Mendes, Hurt, Hall, Hastings, Haywood, Swope, Scott Davis, Withers, Anthony Davis, VanReece, Pridemore, Hagar, Glover, Rhoten, Syracuse, Freeman, Sledge, Allen, O'Connell, Roberts, Kindall, Mina Johnson, Murphy, Elrod, Blalock, Vercher, Potts, Lee, Henderson and Rosenberg; No (0); Abstain (0).

Sponsor(s): Larry Hagar

Substitute Bill BL2018-1313

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.

The bill was approved by the Budget and Finance Committee. Council Member Vercher moved to pass the bill on third reading, which motion was seconded and adopted by the following vote: Yes (32): Cooper, Gilmore, Mendes, Hurt, Hall, Hastings, Haywood, Swope, Scott Davis, Withers, Anthony Davis, VanReece, Pridemore, Hagar, Glover, Rhoten, Syracuse, Freeman, Sledge, Allen, O'Connell, Roberts, Kindall, Mina Johnson, Murphy, Elrod, Blalock, Vercher, Potts, Lee, Henderson and Rosenberg; No (0); Abstain (0).

Sponsor(s): Tanaka Vercher

Bill BL2018-1315

An ordinance to create a Tax Increment Financing Study and Formulating Committee.

The bill was approved by the Budget and Finance Committee. Council Member Mendes moved to pass the bill on third reading, which motion was seconded and adopted by the following vote: Yes (32): Cooper, Gilmore, Mendes, Hurt, Hall, Hastings, Haywood, Swope, Scott Davis, Withers, Anthony Davis, VanReece, Pridemore, Hagar, Glover, Rhoten, Syracuse, Freeman, Sledge, Allen, O'Connell, Roberts, Kindall, Mina Johnson, Murphy, Elrod, Blalock, Vercher, Potts, Lee, Henderson and Rosenberg; No (0); Abstain (0).

Sponsor(s): Bob Mendes

Tax Increment Financing Study and Formulating Committee

The President announced three (3) vacancies for terms that would expire on April 16, 2019 unless extended by resolution of the Metropolitan Council. Nominations will be taken at the next regular meeting of the Council, with an election to fill the vacancies on October 16, 2018 pursuant to BL2018-1315.

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