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Bill BL2020-235

An ordinance amending Metropolitan Code Section 2.62.040(F) and Metropolitan Code Section 12.56.170 to increase Special Event Permit fees.

WHEREAS, The Department of Public Works (“PW”) provides many valuable services to the public; and,

WHEREAS, the fees charged by the Department for various services are currently below the costs incurred by the Department for providing the same services, specifically in the Right-of-Way High Impact Area; and,

WHEREAS, the fees have not been increased since 2016.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:

Section 1. That Section 2.62.040(F) is hereby deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:

Payment of Fees. The permit application for special events, except for metropolitan events, must be accompanied by the following payment, in addition to an administrative fee for the cost of processing the application for an event, in the form of checks or money orders payable to the mayor's office of film and special events:

For an event being held within the right-of-way permit high impact area (“HIA”) (as defined in Metropolitan Code Section 13.20.030(D)(1):

Expected Attendees Right-of-Way
High Impact Area
Administration
Fee
Less Than 100 $250.00 $100
100 - 299 $500.00 $100
300 - 499 $1,100.00 $100
500 or Greater $2,300.00 $100


For events being held outside of the right-of-way permit high impact area:

Expected Attendees Outside HIA Administration Fee
Less Than 100 $100.00 $50
100 - 299 $250.00 $50
300 - 499 $500.00 $50
500 or Greater $1,100.00 $50


Section 2. That Section 12.56.170 is hereby deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:

The mayor's office of film and special events shall assist the chief of police in facilitating the processing of applications for and in the issuance of the parade permits provided for in this chapter. In connection therewith, with regard to parades being held for a recreational purpose, except for metropolitan events, the application must be accompanied by the following payment, in addition to an administrative fee for the cost of processing the application for an event, in the form of checks or money orders payable to the mayor's office of film and special events:

For an event being held within the right-of-way permit high impact area (“HIA”) (as defined in Metropolitan Code Section 13.20.030(D)(1):


Expected Attendees
Right-of-Way
High Impact Area
Administration
Fee
Less Than 100 $200.00 $100
100 - 299 $400.00 $100
300 - 499 $800.00 $100
500 or Greater $1,600.00 $100

For events being held outside of the right-of-way permit high impact area:
Expected Attendees Outside HIA Administration
Fee
Less Than 100 $100.00 $50
100 - 299 $200.00 $50
300 - 499 $400.00 $50
500 or Greater $800.00 $50

Section 3. This ordinance shall take effect from and after its passage, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

Sponsor(s)

Bob Mendes, Angie Henderson, Ginny Welsch, Zulfat Suara, Kyonzté Toombs

Legislative History

IntroducedApril 7, 2020

Passed First ReadingApril 7, 2020

Referred toBudget and Finance Committee
Public Works Committee

Deferred to May 5, 2020April 21, 2020

Deferred to May 19, 2020May 5, 2020

Deferred to June 2, 2020May 19, 2020

Deferred to June 16, 2020June 2, 2020

Deferred to July 21, 2020June 16, 2020

Indefinitely deferredJuly 21, 2020

Requests for ADA accommodation should be directed to the Metropolitan Clerk at 615-862-6770.

Last Modified: 08/03/2020 2:09 PM