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File #: RS2021-885    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/8/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 4/20/2021 Final action: 4/20/2021
Title: A resolution authorizing the Metropolitan Department of Law to compromise and settle the property damage claim of Michael Hodge against the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County in the amount of $58,087.23, with said amount to be paid out of the Self-Insured Liability Fund.
Sponsors: Kyonzte Toombs
Attachments: 1. RS2021-885 Letter to Clerk
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A resolution authorizing the Metropolitan Department of Law to compromise and settle the property damage claim of Michael Hodge against the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County in the amount of $58,087.23, with said amount to be paid out of the Self-Insured Liability Fund.
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WHEREAS, on March 18, 2021, roots obstructing the main sewer line caused sewage to back-up inside Michael Hodge's property at 3111 Brick Church Pike, causing extensive property damage; and,
WHEREAS, after investigation, the Department of Law believes the settlement listed in Section 1 is fair and reasonable and in the best interest of the Metropolitan Government and recommends that the property damage claim of Michael Hodge be compromised and settled for a total of $58,087.23, and that this amount be paid from the Self-Insured Liability Fund.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1: The Metropolitan Department of Law is authorized to compromise and settle the property damage claim of Michael Hodge for the sum of $58,087.23, with said amount to be paid from the Self-Insured Liability Fund.
Section 2: 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 settles the property damage claim of Michael Hodge against Metro for the amount of $58,087.23 to be paid out of the self-insured liability fund. On March 18, 2021, roots in the Metro sewer line caused a sewer backup into Mr. Hodge's home located at 2224 Green Trails Drive. It has been determined that the sewer line in question was last cleaned in 2004. The total cost to repair the home was $54,427.23. Mr. Hodge also lost three months of rent totaling $3,300.

This resolution settles the amount of the claim for the actual cost of the repair work plus the lost rent.

Fiscal Note: This $...

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