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File #: RS2021-794    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/19/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 4/6/2021 Final action: 4/6/2021
Title: A resolution approving a Memorandum of Understanding to transfer solid waste disposal responsibilities from the Department of Public Works to the Department of Water and Sewerage Services along with the related operational activities, personnel, and equipment.
Sponsors: John Rutherford, Bob Nash, Burkley Allen
Attachments: 1. RS2021-794 MOU Exhibit, 2. RS2021-794 MOU Exhibit Amended, 3. RS2021-794 Amendment No.pdf, 4. RS2021-794 Amendment No.pdf
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A resolution approving a Memorandum of Understanding to transfer solid waste disposal responsibilities from the Department of Public Works to the Department of Water and Sewerage Services along with the related operational activities, personnel, and equipment.

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WHEREAS, it is desirable to create a Department of Transportation (DOT) within the Metropolitan Government, as growth has occurred in the Metropolitan area, and there needs to be a consolidation and alignment of efforts and investment that support building our future on the foundation of our history, as described throughout the Metro Nashville Transportation Plan, recently endorsed per Resolution No. RS2020-656; and,
WHEREAS, an experienced review of the organization to better align structures, processes, skills, roles, systems and tools was undertaken with our continued commitment to get the most from every tax dollar; and,

WHEREAS, currently, transportation activities are housed in multiple departments across the Metropolitan Government, and we require consistent organization and priority of effort essential to the performance of transportation infrastructure; and,
WHEREAS, a DOT would align the key functions of a modern transportation organization with development, delivery, operations, and asset management portfolios so that the key functions create the structure needed to provide best value to the residents and businesses of the Metropolitan Government; and,
WHEREAS, a DOT would create a structure for coordination, with partner departments and organizations such as WeGo and Parks, which would be well-suited to critical measurements of departmental performance that supports superior management and accountability; and,
WHEREAS, clear roles and responsibilities would enhance the DOT's position in recruitment and development of existing talent; and,
WHEREAS, the transportation activities of the Metropolitan Government need an organizational framework and refreshed culture to support, ...

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