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Substitute Resolution RS2020-213 (as amended)

Initial resolution determining to issue general obligation bonds of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County in an aggregate principal amount of not to exceed $180,778,000.

WHEREAS, it is necessary and in the public interest of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County (the "Metropolitan Government") to issue general obligation bonds in an aggregate principal amount of not to exceed $180,778,000 (the "Bonds") for the purposes hereinafter provided; and,

WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 9-21-205, Tennessee Code Annotated, prior to the issuance of any general obligation bonds, the governing body of the local government proposing to issue said bonds shall adopt a resolution determining to issue the same; and,

WHEREAS, for the purpose of complying with the requirements of said statute, the Metropolitan County Council of the Metropolitan Government adopts this Resolution.


Section 1. Purpose. For the purposes of financing (a) all or a portion of the costs of the acquisition of land for and the planning, design, development, construction, renovation, modification, improvement, upgrade, expansion, repair, maintenance, rehabilitation, equipping and/or acquisition of the following public works projects (as defined in Section 9-21-105, Tennessee Code Annotated): (1) school buildings, facilities, and vehicles, including related technology improvements; (2) parks, parks facilities, including Sevier Mansion, and greenways; (3) public safety buildings and facilities, including, jails, buildings and facilities for the police, fire department, and sheriff’s office, and technology improvements related to the foregoing; (4) law enforcement and emergency services equipment; (5) bikeways, sidewalks, roads, streets and rights-of-way, including streetscape improvements, drainage improvements, lighting, signage and signalization, related information technology improvements, roadway improvements related to traffic management and traffic calming; (6) health center and clinic improvements; (7) Metropolitan Government buildings and facilities; (8) information technology improvements related to public works projects of the Metropolitan Government; (9) solid waste system improvements; (10) public transportation (including monies for grant matches), and; (11) vehicles for the Metropolitan Government and (collectively, the “Projects”), as all such Projects are more specifically set forth on Exhibit A attached hereto; provided, however, that the specific portion of total funding allocated to each Project as set forth on Exhibit A may hereafter be amended by legislation of the Metropolitan Council and may further be subject to spending or purchase order restrictions by the Director of Finance; and further provided that such Projects with an estimated value in excess of $5,000,000 are more specifically set forth on collective Exhibit B attached hereto; (b) acquisition of all property, real and personal, appurtenant to the foregoing and acquisition or construction of certain public art as required by Ordinance No. BL2000-250; (c) legal, fiscal, administrative, architectural and engineering costs incident to all the foregoing; (d) all other costs authorized to be financed pursuant to Section 9-21-109, Tennessee Code Annotated, including without limitation, costs of issuance of the Bonds and (e) the payment or reimbursement of the payment of principal of and interest on any bonds, notes or other debt obligations issued in anticipation of the Bonds, the Metropolitan County Council hereby determines to issue the Bonds in an aggregate principal amount of not to exceed $180,778,000.

Section 2. Authorization. The Bonds described herein shall be issued pursuant to the Charter of the Metropolitan Government and/or the Local Government Public Obligations Act of 1986, as amended, codified as Title 9, Chapter 21, Tennessee Code Annotated, and no referendum or election shall be required for the issuance of the Bonds unless a petition for an election relating to their issuance is filed within the time and in the manner provided for in said statute.

Section 3. Interest. The maximum rate of interest of the Bonds shall not exceed seven and one-quarter percent (7.25%) or the maximum rate permitted by applicable law.

Section 4. Source of Payment. Debt service on the Bonds shall be payable from and secured by ad valorem taxes on all taxable property in the General Services District and Urban Services District, fully sufficient to pay all such debt service falling due prior to the time of collection of the next succeeding tax levy; provided, however, taxes so levied in the General Services District shall be levied in an amount sufficient to pay that portion of such debt service attributable to school projects and projects in the General Services District financed by the Bonds; and the taxes so levied in the Urban Services District shall be levied in an amount sufficient to pay that portion of such debt service attributable to projects in the Urban Services District financed by the Bonds; provided, further, however, that the Metropolitan Government shall be unconditionally and irrevocably obligated to levy and collect ad valorem taxes without limit as to rate or amount on all taxable property within the Metropolitan Government to the full extent necessary to pay all debt service on the Bonds, and the full faith and credit of Metropolitan Government shall be irrevocably pledged to the payment thereof.

Section 5. Publication of Resolution. The Metropolitan Clerk is hereby directed to cause this Resolution, upon its adoption, together with the statutory notice required by Section 9-21-206, Tennessee Code Annotated, to be published in full once in a newspaper published and having general circulation in the Metropolitan Government.

Section 6. Effective Date. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of the Metropolitan Government requiring it.


Mr. President:

I move to amend Substitute Resolution No. RS2020-213 as follows:

1. By amending the caption, the first recital clause, and Section 1 of the resolution to increase the maximum authorized aggregate principal amount of the general obligation bonds by $1,000,000.

2. By amending Exhibit A to add the following project under General Services:
Police Precinct – Murfreesboro Road (planning), CIB Project ID # 19GS0008, $1,000,000

ADOPTED: March 17, 2020


Bob Mendes, Antoniette Lee

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Legislative History

Amended and AdoptedMarch 17, 2020

ApprovedMarch 18, 2020

ByMayor Cooper's signature

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