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File #: BL2021-717    Version: Name:
Type: Bill (Ordinance) Status: Passed
File created: 4/2/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 5/18/2021 Final action: 5/18/2021
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 March 27-28, 2021 flooding and amending Section 16.28.100 of the Metropolitan Code to allow for the waiver of permit fees in the event of future disasters.
Sponsors: Courtney Johnston, Zulfat Suara, Brandon Taylor
Attachments: 1. BL2021-717, 2. Substitute BL2021-717
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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 March 27-28, 2021 flooding and amending Section 16.28.100 of the Metropolitan Code to allow for the waiver of permit fees in the event of future disasters.
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WHEREAS, more than seven inches of rain descended on Nashville March 27-28, 2021, causing widespread flooding, especially along the creeks and Harpeth River, unseen since the 2010 flood; and
WHEREAS, the damage from the flooding resulted in the declaration of a State of Emergency by Mayor John Cooper; and
WHEREAS, the repair and replacement of homes, 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, the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County desires to assist its residents and small businesses as they rebuild their lives by waiving all or a portion of the fees for building permits in the event of a disaster.
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), whether for residential or commercial construction, for a building, electrical, gas/mechanical, and/or plumbing permit obtained for repairing or rebuilding an owner's property.
(b) Conditions:
1. The permits are obtained to repair damage to the owner's property caused by flooding from the March 27- 28, 2021 excessive rainfall event.
2. The permits are obtained on or before June 30, 2022.
3. The permits are issued to construct, alter, repair, enlarge, move or demolish any building or structure or part thereof or any appurtenances connected or attached thereto.
4. The ow...

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