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Resolution RS2019-1872

A resolution to request a moratorium on any demolition at the Fairgrounds Nashville site.

WHEREAS, on July 18, 2019, Judge J. Steven Stafford overturned the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by Save Our Fairgrounds; and

WHEREAS, the case, which had previously been dismissed by the Davidson County Chancery Court, was remanded to Chancery Court in order to further consider arguments raised by Save Our Fairgrounds; and

WHEREAS, while the Tennessee Court of Appeals did not address the substantive arguments raised by the parties, the court did determine that the Davidson County Chancery Court had not fully considered arguments put forward by Save Our Fairgrounds; and

WHEREAS, further, Substitute Ordinance No. BL2018-1289, as amended, requires that the existing Fairgrounds facilities are not to be demolished until the new replacement Fairgrounds facilities are completed; and

WHEREAS, while the new facilities are set to be opened in time for its first scheduled event on August 17th, the old facilities should not be demolished until this case can be fully considered by the Chancery Court; and

WHEREAS, in light of the case brought by Save Our Fairgrounds, there should be a moratorium on any demolition set to take place at the Fairgrounds Nashville site until that case can be fully considered by the Davidson County Chancery Court.

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

Section 1. That the Metropolitan County Council hereby goes on record as requesting a moratorium on any demolition at the Fairgrounds Nashville site, pending resolution of the case brought by Save Our Fairgrounds currently pending before the Davidson County Chancery Court.

Section 2. The Metropolitan Clerk is directed to send a copy of this Resolution to the Metropolitan Board of Fair Commissioners.

Section 3. That this Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

Sponsor(s)

Steve Glover, Jonathan Hall

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Legislative History

Referred toCodes, Fair, and Farmers Market Committee

Introduced August 6, 2019

Deferred to August 20, 2019August 6, 2019

Failed August 20, 2019 (See above Roll Call)

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Last Modified: 08/23/2019 3:12 PM