RESOLUTION NO. RS2006-1625
A resolution appropriating $1,500 from the Reserve Council Infrastructure Program, Nonprofit Grants and Council Initiatives Account of the General Fund of the General Services District to Watkins Institute to provide partial funding for its program services.
WHEREAS, Watkins Institute provides visual arts education and community arts outreach; and
WHEREAS, T.C.A. § 7-3-314 enables the Metropolitan Government to appropriate funds for the financial aid of a nonprofit organization which is exempt from taxation pursuant to § 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended (sic), provided that such funds appropriated shall be used to promote the general welfare of the residents of Metropolitan Government; and
WHEREAS, Watkins Institute is a tax exempt organization under the provisions of § 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended; and
WHEREAS, the funds appropriated herein shall be used to pay for a portion of the salary costs of the instructors; and
WHEREAS, the funds appropriated herein shall be used to promote the general welfare of the residents of Metropolitan Government; and
WHEREAS, Watkins Institute has filed with the Metropolitan Clerk (1) a copy of its corporate charter or other articles, constitution, bylaws, or instruments of organization; (2) a copy of a letter from the Internal Revenue Service evidencing the fact that the organization is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended; (3) a statement of the nature and extent of the organization's program that serves the residents of the metropolitan government; (4) the proposed use of the funds to be provided by the metropolitan government; (5) the proposed budget of the organization, indicating all sources of funds and a line-item identification of the proposed expenditure of metropolitan government funds; and (6) a copy of the organization's audit for the most recent fiscal year, all as required by §5.04.070 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON
Section 1. There is hereby appropriated one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500) from the Reserve Council Infrastructure Program, Nonprofit Grants and Council Initiatives Account of the General Fund of the General Services District to fund a grant to Watkins Institute for the purpose of providing a portion of the funding for its program services.
Section 2. The Metropolitan Government is hereby authorized to enter into a contract with Watkins Institute for the amount provided herein for the purposes stated, and the Metropolitan Mayor is hereby authorized to execute said contract. Such contract shall specify the terms and conditions under which the grant funds are to be spent and shall contain a requirement that the grantee shall file with the Director of Finance and with the Metropolitan Clerk a copy of an annual report of its business affairs and transactions and documents relating to the actual expenditures of the funds provided herein.
Section 3. 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: Jamie Isabel
on file in the Metropolitan Clerk's Office
|Referred:||Budget & Finance Committee|
|Introduced:||November 21, 2006|
|Deferred:||November 21, 2006|
|Adopted:||December 5, 2006|
|Approved:||December 11, 2006|