RESOLUTION NO. RS2010-1487
A Resolution authorizing the Metropolitan Mayor to submit an Action Plan for Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Funds to assist with recovery needs resulting from the May floods.
WHEREAS, on May 1 and 2, 2010, Nashville experienced unprecedented rainfall which caused extensive flooding and damage throughout Davidson County; and
WHEREAS, President Obama declared Davidson County a Federal Disaster Area on May 4, 2010 (FEMA Declaration Number: FEMA-1909-DR); and
WHEREAS, Congress passed the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2010 (Public Law 111-212), which appropriated $100 million in Community Development Block Grant Funds for necessary expenses related to disaster relief, long-term recovery, and restoration of infrastructure, housing, and economic revitalization in areas declared major disasters by the President due to severe storms and flooding that occurred from March 2010 through May 2010; and
WHEREAS, HUD announced the availability of $50 million of the $100 million to the affected areas as published in the Federal Register, Volume 75, Number 217, allocating to Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County $10,731,831 of CDBG funds for disaster recovery; and
WHEREAS, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published a Notice of allocations, waivers, and alternative requirements for the CDBG disaster recovery funds in the Federal Register, Volume 75, Number 217, Docket Number FR-5452-N-01, effective November 15, 2010; and
WHEREAS, the Mayor’s Flood Recovery Team has been working with the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency to identify the most urgent needs of the community; and
WHEREAS, there remains an unmet need in excess of the funds available to make repairs to homes damaged by the flood; and
WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of Metropolitan Nashville to undertake efforts to restore the housing stock of the citizens of Nashville and Davidson County and to plan for long term recovery needs of the community; and
WHEREAS, an Action Plan has been developed for the CDBG disaster recovery funds made available to Nashville.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. That the Mayor is hereby authorized to submit an Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide assistance to flood victims of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County.
Section 2. A description of the Action Plan for the use of disaster recovery funds is attached hereto and made a part of this resolution.
Section 3. That the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency is authorized to administer the Disaster Recovery funds on behalf of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County in accordance with the Action Plan.
Section 4. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its passage, the welfare of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Frank Harrison, Jamie Hollin, Charlie Tygard, Edith Taylor Langster, Mike Jameson
Attachment(s) on file in the Metropolitan Clerk's Office
|Referred to:||Budget & Finance Committee
Federal Grant Review Committee
|Introduced:||December 21, 2010|
|Adopted:||December 21, 2010|
|Approved:||December 22, 2010|