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Bill BL2020-377 (as amended)

An ordinance amending Ordinance No. BL2020-234, as amended, to extend the time period for the waiver of certain building permit fees for the repair or rebuilding of property damaged as a result of the March 3, 2020 tornado.

WHEREAS, a devastating tornado moved through Davidson County in the early morning hours of March 3, 2020, destroying hundreds of homes and businesses and causing significant damage many others; and

WHEREAS, the damage from the tornado resulted in the Declaration of a State of Emergency by Mayor John Cooper; and

WHEREAS, the repair and replacement of homes, educational facilities, businesses, and other structures will be costly and will create an economic hardship for many residents and business owners as they recover from this disaster; and

WHEREAS, Ordinance No. BL2020-234, as amended, was enacted on May 5, 2020 to provide a waiver of building permit fees for the repair or rebuilding of property damaged or destroyed by the March 3, 2020 tornado, provided such permits are obtained on or before June 30, 2020; and

WHEREAS, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is necessary to extend the deadline from June 30, 2020 until September 30, 2020.

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

Section 1. Ordinance No. BL2020-234, as amended, is hereby further amended by deleting the phrase “the permits are obtained on or before June 30, 2020” and substituting with the phrase “the permits are obtained on or before September 30, 2020, provided that permits obtained after July 1, 2020 must be for properties for which there has been no change in ownership since March 3, 2020 in order have the permit fees waived.”

Section 2. “Section 2. The period for the building permit fee waivers authorized by this ordinance may be extended by the Metropolitan Council by a resolution receiving twenty-one affirmative votes.”
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)

Brandon Taylor, Jennifer Gamble, Zulfat Suara

Legislative History

IntroducedJuly 7, 2020

Passed First ReadingJuly 7, 2020

Referred to:Budget and Finance Committee
Codes, Fair, and Farmers Market Committee

Amended and Passed Second ReadingJuly 21, 2020

Passed Third ReadingAugust 4, 2020

ApprovedAugust 5, 2020

ByMayor Cooper's signature

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Last Modified: 08/06/2020 5:14 PM