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File #: RS2022-1778    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/7/2022 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 9/20/2022 Final action: 9/20/2022
Title: A resolution appropriating $42,405.00 through a grant contract by and between The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Department of Water and Sewerage Services, and the Tennessee Environmental Council to provide trash and debris removal around Nashville's waterways.
Sponsors: Jennifer Gamble, Russ Pulley, Tonya Hancock, Delishia Porterfield
Attachments: 1. Grant Contract
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A resolution appropriating $42,405.00 through a grant contract by and between The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Department of Water and Sewerage Services, and the Tennessee Environmental Council to provide trash and debris removal around Nashville's waterways.
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WHEREAS, flooding events have deposited tons of trash and debris in and along Nashville's rivers and streams; and,
WHEREAS, climate change is predicted to create more frequent and extreme weather events that will continue to pollute our waterways and disturb wildlife habitat; and,
WHEREAS, the accumulation of trash and debris in culverts and against bridges can exacerbate flooding and damage Metro's infrastructure; and,
WHEREAS, RS2021-1282 determined a plan for the allocation of funds from the State of Tennessee which included funds for riparian clean-up; and,
WHEREAS, The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Department of Water and Sewerage Services, and the Tennessee Environmental Council, wish to enter into a grant contract whereby the Tennessee Environmental Council would provide trash and debris removal around Nashville's waterways; and,
WHEREAS, Section 7-3-314 if the Tennessee Code Annotated states that metropolitan forms of government may provide financial assistance to nonprofit organizations in accordance with the guidelines of the Metropolitan Government; and,
WHEREAS, Section 5.04.070 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws provides that the Metropolitan Council may by Resolution appropriate funds for the financial aid of nonprofit organizations; and,
WHEREAS, it is to the benefit of the citizens of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County that this grant contract be approved.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVISION COUNTY:
Section 1: That the grant contract by and between The Met...

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