SUBSTITUTE RESOLUTION NO. RS2016-319
A resolution requesting the Public Works Department to provide the Metropolitan Council with an updated list of sidewalks around Metro Nashville Public Schools.
WHEREAS, the City of Nashville started over ten years ago utilizing a sidewalk master plan that, through the use of a scoring system, was designed to locate sidewalks in areas where the need was greatest; and
WHEREAS, one of those priority needs was the placement of sidewalks around Metro Nashville Public Schools so that children who lived within walking distance could safely walk to school; and
WHEREAS, MNPS actually has rules in place that, if you live within a certain distance of a school, families have to either find their own way or walk to school; and
WHEREAS, after years of emphasis on building sidewalks around the City, it is relevant and appropriate to request that the Metro Nashville Public Works Department provide the Metropolitan Council with a report that identifies where sidewalks have been placed around Metro Nashville Public Schools and which schools are still waiting for sidewalk construction; and
WHEREAS, with the building of new schools in Nashville, it is further important to learn whether there are both new and existing schools that need sidewalks but may not be on any proposed schedule for sidewalk additions.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. That the Metropolitan Council requests that the Metro Nashville Public Works Department provide to the members of the Council within three months of the passage of this Resolution an updated list of where sidewalks are located around Metro Nashville Public Schools. Such list shall include any and all streets that connect the school to the surrounding community to determine which of those streets have sidewalks and which do not. For purpose of distance requirements for the listing of sidewalks, the list shall also take into consideration the rules and policies of the Metro Nashville Public School System which determine which children are eligible for school-provided transportation, and which children, because they live within a certain distance of the school, are not eligible.
Section 2. 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: Jim Shulman
|Referred to:||Education Committee
Public Works Committee
|Introduced:||July 19, 2016|
|Deferred:||July 19, 2016|
|Substitute Introduced:||August 2, 2016|
|Adopted:||August 2, 2016|
|Returned unsigned by the Mayor :||August 3, 2016|
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