ORDINANCE NO. BL99-50

An ordinance establishing a program for the purpose of providing assistance to low-income elderly residents of the Metropolitan Government for the fiscal year 1999-2000.

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 1999-2000 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 ENACTED 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 1999 and whose income does not exceed $11,360 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, 2000.

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: Earl Campbell, Eileen Beehan, Tony Derryberry & Amanda McClendon

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY

Introduced: October 19, 1999
Passed First Reading: October 19, 1999
Referred to: Budget & Finance Committee
Passed Second Reading: November 16, 1999
Passed Third Reading: December 7, 1999
Approved: December 13, 1999
By: Mayor