A resolution recognizing "National Public Works Week", May 20-26, 2001.

Whereas, public works services provided in our community are an integral part of our citizen's everyday lives; and,

WHEREAS, the support of an understanding and informed citizenry is vital to the efficient operation of public works systems and programs such as streets and roads, refuse collection and recycling, traffic and parking management, stormwater management, and bridge design; and

WHEREAS, the quality and effectiveness of these facilities, as well as their planning, design, and construction, is vitally dependent upon the efforts and skill of public works officials; and

WHEREAS, the efficiency of the qualified and dedicated personnel who staff public works departments is materially influenced by the people's attitude and understanding of the importance of the work they perform;

WHEREAS, the American Public Works Association has designated May 20-26, 2001, National Public Works Week as an annual reminder of the many ways public works contributes to our quality of life,

NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Council of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County that

Section 1: The Metropolitan Council goes on record as recognizing May 20 - 26, 2001, as "National Public Works Week" in Davidson County, and we call upon all citizens and civic organizations to acquaint themselves with the issues involved in providing public works services and to recognize the contributions which public works officials make every day to our health, safety, comfort, and quality of life.

Section 2: The Metropolitan Council Staff is requested to prepare a certification in honor of "National Public Works Week".

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.

Sponsored By: Don Knoch & Chris Ferrell



Referred to: Public Works Committee
Introduced: May 15, 2001
Adopted: May 15, 2001
Approved: May 16, 2001