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File #: RS2022-1779    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/8/2022 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 9/20/2022 Final action: 9/20/2022
Title: A resolution appropriating $66,275.00 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 Cumberland River Compact to provide trash and debris removal around Nashville's waterways.
Sponsors: Jennifer Gamble, Russ Pulley, Tonya Hancock, Ginny Welsch, Delishia Porterfield, Kyonzte Toombs
Attachments: 1. Grant Contract

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A resolution appropriating $66,275.00 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 Cumberland River Compact 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 Cumberland River Compact, wish to enter into a grant contract whereby the Cumberland River Compact 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 Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Department of Water and Sewerage Services, and the Cumberland River Compact appropriating $66,275.00 to provide trash and debris removal around Nashville’s waterways, a copy of which if attached hereto and incorporated herein, is hereby approved.

Section 2: That this resolution shall take effect from and after its passage, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

Agenda Analysis

Analysis

 

This resolution appropriates $66,275 through a grant contract from the Metropolitan Department of Water and Sewerage Services (“MWS”) to the Cumberland River Compact (“CRC”). Resolution No. RS2021-1282, adopted by the Council on December 21, 2021, determined a plan for the allocation of funds from the State of Tennessee which included funds for riparian clean-up.

 

Pursuant to the terms of this agreement, CRC will coordinate 17 clean-ups in and along Nashville waterways for litter remediation. These clean-ups will be divided into large and woody flood debris and flood debris accessible only by water. CRC will coordinate these events with the Tennessee Environmental Council to ensure no overlap or confusion. CRC will provide event outreach, safety training to volunteers, secure permission from property owners where the clean-ups occur, and educational content about the value of clean water. CRC will also provide reporting on expenses as well as metrics and progress related to the goals of this program. MWS will provide $66,275 to CRC for performance of this contract. The grant term begins upon the date of approval by all required parties and filing in the Metropolitan Clerk’s Office and extend for a period of 18 months.

 

Fiscal Note: Metro would pay $66,275 to the Cumberland River Compact to provide trash and debris removal around Nashville’s waterways.