An ordinance authorizing the acquisition of property by negotiation or condemnation for the Cedarmont Drive Bridge Replacement Improvements project for bridge replacement and channel widening ( Proposal No. 2007M-098U-12 ).

WHEREAS, under Section 2.01(8) of the Metropolitan Government Charter, The Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County is charged with the function and has the power to lay out, open, extend, widen, narrow, establish or change grade of, close, construct, pave, curb, gutter, adorn with shade trees, otherwise improve, maintain, repair, clean and light streets, roads, alleys and walkways of the Metropolitan Government; and,

WHEREAS, under Section 8.402 of The Metropolitan Charter, the Department of Public Works of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County, Tennessee is charged with the responsibility and has the authority for the design, construction, maintenance, repair and cleaning of roads, highways, streets, alleys, storm sewers, other public places, bridges, viaducts, and other related structures; and,

WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Government is given the power by Section 2.01(12), (5) of the Metropolitan Charter to provide for the taking and appropriation of real property within the area of the Metropolitan Government for any public purpose, when the public convenience requires it and in accordance with the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 29-16-101 et seq., and 29-17-101 et seq., and also the power to purchase real property for any public purpose; and,

WHEREAS, it is in the public interest that the Public Works project described in this ordinance and shown on the plans on file in the Office of the Director of Public Works be constructed to the extent and in manner shown thereon; and,

WHEREAS, the funds to defray the cost are available from Fund 48180, BU 42491002;


Section 1. The Director of Public Property Administration, or his designee, is hereby authorized to acquire by negotiation or condemnation the property interests described and shown on the plan or plans on file in the Office of the Director of Public Works, including any amendments thereof, such projects being for a public purpose and the public convenience requiring it. A list of the property addresses included in this authorization, with map, parcel numbers and addresses, is attached hereto in Exhibit A and made a part hereof as if written verbatim herein.

Section 2. Should any court of competent jurisdiction declare any section, clause, or provision of this ordinance to be unconstitutional, such decision shall affect only such section, clause or provision so declared unconstitutional, and shall not affect any other section, clause or provisions of this ordinance, it being the express intent of the Metropolitan County Council of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson county that the remainder of this ordinance continue in full force and effect.

Section 3. That any amendments to this ordinance shall be approved by resolution of the Metropolitan Council receiving twenty-one affirmative votes.

Section 4. This Ordinance shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson requiring it.

Sponsored by: Parker Toler, Feller Brown, Rip Ryman

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Introduced: July 17, 2007
Passed First Reading: July 17, 2007
Referred to: Planning Commission - Approved
Budget & Finance Committee
Public Works Committee
Planning & Zoning Committee
Passed Second Reading: August 7, 2007
Passed Third Reading: August 21, 2007
Approved: August 23, 2007