A resolution authorizing Summit Medical Center to install, construct and maintain aerial fiber optic cables. (Proposal No. 2004M-022G-14)
WHEREAS: Summit Medical Center plans to install, construct and maintain aerial fiber optic cables; and
WHEREAS: Summit Medical Center has agreed to indemnify and hold The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County harmless of any and all claims for damages of every nature and kind resulting from or growing out of the installation of said aerial cables; 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;
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, Summit Medical Center is hereby granted the privilege to install, construct and maintain a fiber optic cable from Summit Medical Center to Summit Medical Office Building attaching to six utility poles along the northwest edge of Old Hickory Blvd. and crossing the entrance ramp to I-40 at the traffic light and intersection, 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 said aerial cables 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 Summit Medical Center.
SECTION 3. That plans and specifications for said aerial cables 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 Summit Medical Center.
SECTION 4. That construction and maintenance of said aerial cables 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 Summit Medical 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, Summit Medical Center , his successors and assigns, shall remove said awning at their own expense.
SECTION 6. Summit Medical Center shall pay all cost incident to the construction, installation, operation and maintenance of said aerial cables 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 aerial cables 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 Metropolitan Government were joint wrongdoers. Summit Medical Center shall be responsible for the expense, if any, of repairing and returning the right of way to the condition which it was in prior to the installation of said aerial cables and for any street closure.
SECTION 7. That the authority granted to Summit Medical 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. Summit Medical Center shall be and it is hereby required to furnish
The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County a certificate
of public liability insurance, naming The Metropolitan Government as an insured
party, of at least three hundred thousand ($300,000) dollars aggregate, for
the payment of any judgment had on any claim, of whatever nature, made for
actions or causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the construction
of installation of said aerial cables. Said certificate of insurance shall
be filed with the Metropolitan Clerk prior to the granting of a permit, and
the insurance required herein shall not be canceled without the insurance
company or companies first giving thirty (30) days written notice to The
Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County.
SECTION 9. That said construction shall be carefully guarded and protected, and same shall be completed promptly, so as to cause the least inconvenience to the public. The acceptance by Summit Medical Center, of all provisions of this Resolution shall be determined by the beginning of work.
SECTION 10. The authority granted pursuant to this Resolution shall not become effective until the certificate of insurance, as required in Section 8, has been posted with the Metropolitan Clerk.
SECTION 11. 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: Harold White
Public Works Committee
Planning & Zoning Committee
|Introduced:||April 6, 2004|
|Adopted:||April 6, 2004|
|Approved:||April 7, 2004|