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File #: RS2021-789    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/19/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 3/2/2021 Final action: 3/2/2021
Title: A resolution approving an application for a grant from the Tennessee Historical Commission to the Metropolitan Government, acting by and through the Metropolitan Nashville Historical Commission, to provide for a comprehensive, countywide cemetery preservation plan.
Sponsors: Kyonzte Toombs, Kathleen Murphy, Russ Bradford, Jennifer Gamble, Zulfat Suara, Brandon Taylor, Burkley Allen
Attachments: 1. RS2021-789 Grant Application

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A resolution approving an application for a grant from the Tennessee Historical Commission to the Metropolitan Government, acting by and through the Metropolitan Nashville Historical Commission, to provide for a comprehensive, countywide cemetery preservation plan.

 

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Whereas, the Tennessee Historical Commission is accepting applications for a grant, with an award of $24,600.00 and a required cash match of $16,400.00 to provide for a comprehensive, countywide cemetery preservation plan; and,  

 

WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Government is eligible to participate in this grant program; and,

 

Whereas, it is to the benefit of the citizens of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County that this grant application be approved and submitted.

 

Now, therefore be it resolved by the Council of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County:

 

Section 1.                     That the application for a grant by and between the Tennessee Historical Commission and The Metropolitan Government, acting by and through the Metropolitan Nashville Historical Commission, a copy of which is attached hereto and incorporated herein, is hereby approved, and the Metropolitan Nashville Historical Commission is authorized to submit said application to the Tennessee Historical Commission. 

 

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.

 

Agenda Analysis

Analysis

 

This resolution approves an application for a grant in the amount of $24,600 from the Tennessee Historical Commission to the Metro Historical Commission to fund a rural cemetery preservation plan. There are approximately 500 rural cemeteries in Davidson County, with over 12,000 tombstones. The preservation plan to be funded with this grant would update the survey information for each site and ascertain the maintenance needs. The study is to be completed by September 30, 2022. If awarded, there will be a required local match of $16,400.