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File #: RS2021-1264    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/19/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 12/7/2021 Final action:
Title: A resolution appropriating $2,380,640.00 in American Rescue Plan Act funds from Fund #30216 to General Services to temporarily expand the trash disposal fleet of Metro Water Services to ensure timely trash collection and avoid public health issues.
Sponsors: Courtney Johnston, Sandra Sepulveda, Jennifer Gamble, Burkley Allen, Joy Styles, Delishia Porterfield
Attachments: 1. RS2021-1264 Exhibit A
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A resolution appropriating $2,380,640.00 in American Rescue Plan Act funds from Fund #30216 to General Services to temporarily expand the trash disposal fleet of Metro Water Services to ensure timely trash collection and avoid public health issues.
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WHEREAS, on June 15, 2021, the Metropolitan Council passed Resolution RS2021-966, a resolution which accepted grant funds for local government support from the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds established by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 ("ARP Funds") from the U.S. Department of the Treasury to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson Count, which was subsequently signed into law by Mayor John Cooper on June 16, 2021; and,
WHEREAS, Resolution RS2021-966 established a COVID-19 Financial Oversight Committee ("the Committee") whose role is to collect, consider, and recommend appropriate uses of the ARP Funds as designated by the Metropolitan Council disbursement plan. The Committee will submit its reports and recommendations to the Mayor, the Director of Finance, and the Metropolitan Council not later than June 30, 2025; and,
WHEREAS, there are federal requirements for use of ARP Funds that require that these funds be expended or obligated on or before December 31, 2024; and,
WHEREAS, the Department of General Services ("General Services") has identified several Metro Water Service ("MWS") trash disposal vehicles that need or are in the process of repairs or have significant safety issues; and,
WHEREAS, due to supply chain factors, General Services does not anticipate being able to return many of these MWS vehicles into service for several months; and,
WHEREAS, General Services has purchased additional trucks that will not be available until June 2022 at the soonest; and,
WHEREAS, General Services has found a partner that could provide an additional 13 trash trucks for six months at a rental cost of $2,313,600.00 with an estimated cost of operation of $67,040.02 for fuel...

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