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File #: RS2021-1192    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/7/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 10/19/2021 Final action: 10/19/2021
Title: A resolution authorizing the Metropolitan Department of Law to compromise and settle the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County's property damage claim against Hunter Marine Transport, Inc. and Hines Furlong Line, Inc. in the amount of $285,000.00, and that said amount be paid to the General Fund.
Sponsors: Burkley Allen
Attachments: 1. RS2021-1192 Letter to Metro Clerk
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A resolution authorizing the Metropolitan Department of Law to compromise and settle the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County's property damage claim against Hunter Marine Transport, Inc. and Hines Furlong Line, Inc. in the amount of $285,000.00, and that said amount be paid to the General Fund.
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WHEREAS On June 6, 2017, the motor vessel James H. Hunter, a towboat owned and operated by Hunter Marine Transport, Inc., which was later acquired by Hines Furlong Line, Inc., was navigating the Cumberland River in downtown Nashville. The pilot on watch turned the vessel too sharply causing a barge in tow to break loose and collide with a floating dock, owned and operated by the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, on the west bank of the Cumberland River. The dock suffered significant damage as a result of the collision.
WHEREAS, after investigation, the Metropolitan Department of Law believes that the settlement listed in Section 1 is fair and reasonable and in the best interest of the Metropolitan Government and recommends that any and all claims or causes of action brought or that could have been brought by the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County related to the events detailed above, be compromised and settled for $285,000.00, and that this amount be paid to the General 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 the Metropolitan Government for the sum of $285,000.00 with said amount to be paid to the General 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.

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On June 6, 2017, a towboat named James H. Hunter, owned and operated by Hunter Marine Transport, Inc, wa...

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