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File #: BL2021-618    Version: Name:
Type: Bill (Ordinance) Status: Passed
File created: 1/22/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 3/16/2021 Final action: 3/16/2021
Title: An ordinance providing for the waiver of certain building permit fees for the repair or rebuilding of property damaged as a result of the December 25, 2020, blast.
Sponsors: Freddie OConnell, Ginny Welsch, Burkley Allen, Zulfat Suara, Brandon Taylor, Tom Cash, Tonya Hancock, Kyonzte Toombs
Attachments: 1. BL2021-618 Amendment
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An ordinance providing for the waiver of certain building permit fees for the repair or rebuilding of property damaged as a result of the December 25, 2020, blast.

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WHEREAS, Davidson County experienced a blast in the early morning hours of December 25, 2020, significantly damaging multiple buildings, residences, and businesses; and,

WHEREAS, the damage from the blast resulted in the Declaration of a State of Emergency by Mayor John Cooper, Governor Bill Lee, and President Donald Trump; and,

WHEREAS, the repair and rebuilding of the damaged structures will be costly and will create an economic hardship for many property owners as they recover from this disaster; and,

WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County desires to assist its residents and businesses as they rebuild their lives by waiving all or a portion of the fees for building permits.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:

Section 1. (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of Title 16 of the Metropolitan Code, and conditioned on the provisions of subsection (b) of this section, fees shall be waived for all property owners (or their authorized agents) for a building permit obtained for demolishing, repairing, or rebuilding an owner's property and for water, sanitary, and stormwater services for in-kind replacement.

(b) Conditions:

1. The permits are obtained to repair damage to the owner's property caused by the December 25, 2020, blast.

2. The permits are obtained on or before one year from the effective date of this ordinance.

3. The permits are issued to construct, alter, repair, or demolish any building or structure or part thereof or any appurtenances connected or attached thereto.

4. The owner must provide evidence satisfactory to the director of codes administration or his designee that the work is being performed as a result of damage as provided in subsection (b)(1), above.

5. Prope...

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