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File #: RS2021-1262    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 $7,226,000.00 in American Rescue Plan Act funds from Fund #30216 to select Metro departments to upgrade various HVAC systems throughout the Metropolitan Government for improved ventilation.
Sponsors: Sandra Sepulveda, Jennifer Gamble, Courtney Johnston, Burkley Allen, Joy Styles
Attachments: 1. RS2021-1262 Exhibit A
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A resolution appropriating $7,226,000.00 in American Rescue Plan Act funds from Fund #30216 to select Metro departments to upgrade various HVAC systems throughout the Metropolitan Government for improved ventilation.
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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 various HVAC upgrades necessary throughout the Metropolitan Government based on CDC recommendations, as further described in Exhibit A; and,
WHEREAS, General Services contends that purchase of this HVAC equipment is the best and most efficient uses of funds to resolve the current ventilation concerns; and,
WHEREAS, the Committee recognizes that effective air ventilation is necessary to help prevent the transmission of the COVID-19 virus and HVAC upgrades are an effective tool to accomplish this end; and,
WHEREAS, it is to the benefit of the citizens of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County that this resolution be approved.
NOW, THE...

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