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File #: BL2021-677    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Bill (Ordinance) Status: Passed
File created: 3/4/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 4/20/2021 Final action: 4/20/2021
Title: An ordinance amending Metro Code Chapter 10.20 Waste Management by adding Article V to allow for the Metropolitan Government to recover costs for development plans review by the Department of Public Works relating to waste management.
Sponsors: Burkley Allen, Bob Nash, Colby Sledge, Zulfat Suara
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An ordinance amending Metro Code Chapter 10.20 Waste Management by adding Article V to allow for the Metropolitan Government to recover costs for development plans review by the Department of Public Works relating to waste management.
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WHEREAS, in Nashville, construction and demolition debris accounts for approximately 23 percent of the total Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County waste stream; and,
WHEREAS, in December 2019, the Davidson County Solid Waste Region Board adopted Nashville's Long-term Zero Waste Master Plan that aims to reduce the amount of waste Nashville sends to landfills by 90%, including a focus on construction and demolition debris; and,
WHEREAS, many cities nationwide are encouraging the reuse and recycling of construction and demolition debris; and,
WHEREAS, developers are required to submit waste management plans as required in Metropolitan Code Section 16.28.040 D; and,
WHEREAS, although Section 16.28.040.D. requires such plans to be submitted with every building permit, review of some building permit types requires substantially more time and cost for review by Public Works departmental staff, especially with regard to non-residential projects with a value in excess of $50,000.00, and then again, this effort and cost is again dramatically increased for projects exceeding $500,000.00 in value; and,
WHEREAS, Public Works is responsible for ensuring construction plans review including details on how waste and recycling will be managed by occupants of the building; and,
WHEREAS, the cost of the time spent by Public Works' departmental staff to review these plans is currently borne by the taxpayers, and it is in the best interest of the Metropolitan Government to instead collect that cost from the persons and companies most directly benefitted by this review.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. That Metro Code 10.20 will be amended to add A...

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