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File #: RS2021-1263    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 11/19/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 12/21/2021 Final action: 12/21/2021
Title: A resolution appropriating $9,069,614.00 in American Rescue Plan Act funds from Fund #30216 to General Services to expand the vehicle fleet of the Metro Nashville Police Department, the Nashville Department of Transportation, and the Davidson County Sheriff's Office.
Sponsors: Jennifer Gamble, Courtney Johnston, Burkley Allen, Russ Bradford, Joy Styles
Attachments: 1. RS2021-1263 Exhibit A
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A resolution appropriating $9,069,614.00 in American Rescue Plan Act funds from Fund #30216 to General Services to expand the vehicle fleet of the Metro Nashville Police Department, the Nashville Department of Transportation, and the Davidson County Sheriff's Office.

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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 Committee recognizes that Metro's vehicle fleet is aged and insufficient to meet the needs of operational needs of various Metro departments; and,

WHEREAS, the Committee recognizes that the lack of availability of and recommended sanitization of vehicles has made the use of shared vehicles or "hot swapping" of vehicles across multiple shifts impractical, unsafe, and detrimental to the safety of officers and the community; and,

WHEREAS, the Department of General Services ("General Services") has identified 128 vehicles to be purchased for the Metro Nashville Police Department, 10 vehicles for the Nashville Department of Transportation, and 4 vehicles for the Davids...

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