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File #: BL2021-1050    Name:
Type: Bill (Ordinance) Status: Passed
File created: 12/14/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 1/18/2022 Final action: 1/18/2022
Title: An Ordinance to amend Section 16.28.230 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws regarding project information signs.
Sponsors: Kathleen Murphy, Emily Benedict, Burkley Allen

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An Ordinance to amend Section 16.28.230 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws regarding project information signs.

 

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BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:

 

Section 1. That Section 16.28.230 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws is hereby amended by deleting Subsection B in its entirety and replacing it with the following:

 

B.                     A project information sign shall be posted at all project sites, excluding public infrastructure projects, in English and Spanish, for all projects requiring a building permit or a grading permit issued pursuant to Chapter 15.64. The sign shall include a phone number for the project applicant, as well as a phone number to file complaints with the Metropolitan Codes Department. One double-sided 24" (vertical) × 36" (horizontal) sign shall be posted for every fifty feet of site frontage, with no more than three signs required per street frontage containing the appropriate set of information:

 

1.                     For project sites located within or adjacent to a residential zone district, excluding permits obtained by the homeowner/resident working on his or her own residence the sign must state "No work is allowed to be performed on this site between the hours of 12:00 midnight Saturday and 12:00 midnight Sunday” and must also contain information about the acceptable noise level at a construction site pursuant to Section 9.30.010.

 

2.                     For all other project sites, excluding permits obtained by the homeowner/resident working on his or her own residence: "No work is allowed to be performed on this site between the hours of 12:00 midnight Saturday and 12:00 midnight Sunday."

 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect from and after its final passage, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

 

Agenda Analysis

Analysis

 

This ordinance amends the requirements for project information signs in Section 16.28.230 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws to amend the noise code reference.

 

Under the current Section 16.28.230 requires information on project signs. In a residential district, the sign must state that “No noise in excess of 70 Db(a) shall be emitted from construction equipment in or beside residential districts between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m." This information comes from the construction noise provision in Section 9.30.010, which was recently changed by BL2020-300 to restrict noise between 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. during the months of June, July, and August and between 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. the rest of the year.

 

This ordinance would update Section 16.28.230 to remove the reference to the specific noise code text and instead replace it with a requirement that the sign contain information about the acceptable noise level at a construction site pursuant to Section 9.30.010.