ENACTED 09/15/1998

ORDINANCE NO. O98-1324

AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A PROGRAM FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING ASSISTANCE TO LOW-INCOME ELDERLY RESIDENTS OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999.

WHEREAS, T.C.A. 5-9-112 permits a county legislative body to appropriate funds for the purpose of providing assistance to low-income elderly residents of the county; and

WHEREAS, said statute also authorizes the county legislative body to develop guidelines for eligibility and participation in applying for assistance for such assistance program; and

WHEREAS, the Metropolitan County Council appropriated $744,000 in the 1998-1999 operating budget to the Property Tax Relief Program Account for the purpose of providing assistance to the Metropolitan Government low-income elderly residents program; and

WHEREAS, the Metropolitan County Council now desires to establish said program and develop guidelines for participation in said program.

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

SECTION 1. There is hereby created a program to provide assistance to the low-income elderly residents of the Metropolitan Government.

SECTION 2. All persons who qualified for the Property Tax Relief Program under the provisions of T.C.A. 67-5-702 for the tax year 1998 and whose income does not exceed $11,130 shall be eligible for participation in this program.

SECTION 3. The Trustee of the Metropolitan Government is directed to pay or cause to be paid from the Property Tax Relief Program Account to all eligible taxpayers under the provisions of Section 2 an amount to be determined under the rules and procedures authorized under Section 4 hereof, or in lieu of a direct payment to the eligible person, the Trustee shall make such payment as directed by the eligible person.

SECTION 4. The Trustee is authorized to establish such rules and procedures as he may deem necessary for the purpose of implementing such program.

SECTION 5. The provisions of this Ordinance shall expire and be null and void on June 30, 1999.

SECTION 6. This Ordinance shall take effect from and after its passage, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

Sponsored By: Eileen Beehan and John Aaron Holt