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File #: RS2020-677    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/4/2020 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 12/15/2020 Final action: 12/15/2020
Title: A resolution amending Ordinance No. BL2020-234, as amended, to extend the time period for the waiver of certain building permit fees for the repair or rebuilding of property damaged as a result of the March 3, 2020 tornado.
Sponsors: Brett Withers, Jeff Syracuse, Brandon Taylor, Erin Evans, Kyonzte Toombs, Freddie OConnell, Zulfat Suara, Sean Parker
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A resolution amending Ordinance No. BL2020-234, as amended, to extend the time period for the waiver of certain building permit fees for the repair or rebuilding of property damaged as a result of the March 3, 2020 tornado.

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WHEREAS, a devastating tornado moved through Davidson County in the early morning hours of March 3, 2020, destroying hundreds of homes and businesses and causing significant damage many others; and
WHEREAS, the damage from the tornado resulted in the Declaration of a State of Emergency by Mayor John Cooper; and
WHEREAS, the repair and replacement of homes, educational facilities, businesses, and other structures will be costly and will create an economic hardship for many residents and business owners as they recover from this disaster; and
WHEREAS, Ordinance No. BL2020-234, as amended, was enacted on May 5, 2020 to provide a waiver of building permit fees for the repair or rebuilding of property damaged or destroyed by the March 3, 2020 tornado, provided such permits are obtained on or before June 30, 2020; and
WHEREAS, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ordinance No. BL2020-377 extended the deadline from June 30, 2020 until September 30, 2020; and
WHEREAS, Ordinance No. BL2020-377 further allowed for future amendments to Ordinance No. BL2020-234 to be made by a resolution receiving twenty-one affirmative votes; and
WHEREAS, subsequently, Resolution No. RS2020-502 extended the deadline for obtaining permits from September 30, 2020 until December 31, 2020; and
WHEREAS, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, it is necessary to extend the deadline from December 31, 2020 until June 30, 2021.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. Ordinance No. BL2020-234, as amended, is hereby further amended by deleting the phrase "the permits are obtained on or before December 31, 2020" and substituting with the phrase "the permits are obtained on or before June 30, 2021".
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