RESOLUTION NO. RS99-37
A resolution authorizing the Nashville Convention Center to install, construct and maintain an awning for the Nashville Convention Center located at 601 Commerce Street measuring 4 feet in width by 32 feet in length encroaching 11.5 feet over the public sidewalk at a height of 8.5 feet above the sidewalk at the Commerce Street entrance, (Proposal No. 99M-126U-09), all of which is more particularly described herein.
WHEREAS: The Nashville Convention Center plans to install, construct and maintain an awning for the Nashville Convention Center located at 601 Commerce Street measuring 4 feet in width by 32 feet in length encroaching 11.5 feet over the public sidewalk at a height of 8.5 feet above the sidewalk at the Commerce Street entrance; and
WHEREAS: Section One to Ordinance O87-1890, allows the Council of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County to grant encroachments, permits, or privileges to construct, maintain and/or operate aerial cables, canopies, etc., over and/or across sidewalks and public rights-of-way by Resolution adopted by twenty-one (21) affirmative votes; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
SECTION 1. That subject to the requirements, limitations and conditions, The Nashville Convention Center is hereby granted the privilege to construct and maintain an awning, in accordance with the plans which are on file in the office of the Director of Public Works, and which are more particularly described by lines, words and figures on the attached sketches which are attached to and made a part of this Resolution.
SECTION 2. That the authority granted hereby for the construction, installation, operation, and maintenance of the awning shall not be construed as a surrender by the Metropolitan Government of its rights or power to pass resolutions or ordinances regulating the use of its streets, or the right of the Metropolitan Government through its legislative body, in the interest of public necessity and convenience to order the relocation of said facilities at the expense of The Nashville Convention Center.
SECTION 3. That plans and specifications for said awning shall be submitted to the Director of Public Works of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County for approval before any work is begun; and all work, material, and other details of said installation shall be approved by the Director of Public Works prior to its use by The Nashville Convention Center.
SECTION 4. That construction and maintenance of said awning shall be under the direction and supervision and control of the Director of Public Works, and its installation, when completed, must be approved by said Director.
SECTION 5. That this Resolution confers upon The Nashville Convention Center, a privilege and not a franchise, and the Mayor and the Metropolitan Council herein expressly reserve the right to repeal this Resolution, whenever, in their judgment, a repeal may be demanded by public welfare, and such repeal shall confer no liability on The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, its successors and assigns, by reason of said repeal. In the event of such repeal by said Metropolitan Government, The Nashville Convention Center, its successors and assigns, shall remove said awning at their own expense.
SECTION 6. The Nashville Convention Center shall pay all cost incident to the construction, installation, operation and maintenance of said awning and shall save and hold The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County harmless from all suits, costs, claims, damages or judgments in any way connected with said construction, installation, operation and maintenance of said awning and shall not claim, set up or plead, as a defense, in the event of joint liability, with or without suit, that it and the The Metropolitan Government were joint wrongdoers. The Nashville Convention Center shall be responsible for the expense, if any, of repairing and returning 601 Commerce Street to the condition which it was in prior to the installation of said awning and for any street closure.
SECTION 7. That the authority granted to The Nashville Convention Center as herein described, shall not in any way interfere with the rights of the Metropolitan Government, its agents, servants, and/or contractors and utility companies, operating under franchise from the Metropolitan Government to enter, construct, operate, maintain, repair, rebuild, enlarge, and patrol its now existing or future utilities, including drainage facilities, together with their appurtenances, and to do any and all things necessary and incidental thereto.
SECTION 8. That said construction shall be carefully guarded and protected as provided in Metropolitan Resolution on the subject, and same shall be completed promptly, so as to cause the least inconvenience to the public. The acceptance of The Nashville Convention Center, of all provisions of this Resolution shall be determined by the beginning of work.
SECTION 9. That this Resolution shall take effect immediately after its adoption, and after the posting of the insurance required in Section 8, with the Metropolitan Clerk, the public welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Ludye Wallace
Commission - Approved 8-0 (9/16/99)
Planning & Zoning Committee
|Introduced:||October 19, 1999|
|Adopted:||October 19, 1999|
|Approved:||October 21, 1999|