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Bill BL2019-1643

An ordinance requiring all existing culverts, inlets, storm drains, and ditches within the T2- Rural Neighborhood Policy and T3- Suburban Neighborhood Policy to be upgraded, retro-fitted and/or constructed to current Storm Water Maintenance Manual Standards by January 1, 2025.

WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Nashville – Davidson County Stormwater Management Manual, as currently applied, was adopted in February of 2016; and

WHEREAS, Chapter 6 of the Metropolitan Nashville – Davidson County Stormwater Management Manual, labeled “Technical Guidelines and Criteria”, provides current dimension specifications and other regulatory provisions for stormwater infrastructure, including culverts, inlets and storm drains; and

WHEREAS, stormwater infrastructure in many rural and suburban neighborhood portions of the General Services District -- most notably those areas within the T2- Rural Neighborhood Policy and T3- Suburban Neighborhood Policy -- has failed to keep pace with competing demands of development and stormwater management; and

WHEREAS, while capital budget funding must be allocated across multiple competing priorities, the stormwater infrastructure needs of Nashville’s rural and suburban areas have been neglected for decades and must be rectified.

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

Section 1. On or before January 1, 2025, all existing culverts, inlets, storm drains, and ditches within the T2- Rural Neighborhood Policy and T3- Suburban Neighborhood Policy shall be upgraded, retro-fitted, and/or constructed to the specifications and standards set forth within the current Storm Water Maintenance Manual Standards, as adopted February 2016.

Section 2. Be it further enacted, that this ordinance take effect immediately after its passage, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

Sponsor(s)

Jonathan Hall

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Legislative History

IntroducedMay 21, 2019

Passed First ReadingMay 21, 2019

Substituted and deferred byBudget and Finance Committee
Public Works Committee

Substitute adoptedJune 4, 2019

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Last Modified: 06/10/2019 11:48 AM