Nashville Metro Nashville Council this week approved over $62 million in appropriations and a resolution recognizing Earth Day, and set next Wednesday as the date for the State of the Metropolitan Government Address.
Several zoning and contracts measures were considered and approved.
RS2022-1452, sponsored by Councilmember Burkley Allen, is an “initial resolution determining to issue general obligation bonds of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $46,000,000.” The resolution was approved by 26-3 with three abstentions.
RS2022-1476 is a “resolution setting the date and time for the 2022 State of the Metropolitan Government Address.” If approved, the State of the Metropolitan Government Address will be scheduled for Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 10:00 a.m., to be held within the Southeast Community Center, located at 5260 Hickory Hollow Pkwy., Antioch, Tenn., 37013. It will take place at a special meeting of Metro Council, and the public will be invited to attend. The address will be delivered by Nashville Mayor John Cooper. The resolution was approved as part of the consent calendar.
RS2022-1479 is a “resolution appropriating the amount of $20,099,000.00 from the General Fund Reserve Fund for the purchase of equipment and building repairs for various departments of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County.”
It was sponsored by Councilmember Burkley Allen and the resolution was approved as part of the consent calendar.
RS2022-1480 is a “resolution appropriating to certain accounts for the benefit of the Administrative Department, Fire Department, Public Works Department/NDOT, Social Services Department, Solid Waste Fund, and Mediation Services Fund in the amount of Fourteen Million Seven Thousand and Six Hundred Dollars ($14,007,600).”
It was sponsored by Councilmember Burkley Allen and approved as part of the consent calendar.
RS2022-1481, sponsored by councilmember Burkley Allen, is a “resolution appropriating to certain accounts for the benefit of the Administrative Department and Office of Fleet Management in the amount of Twenty-Eight Million Dollars ($28,000,000).” The resolution was approved as part of the consent calendar.
RS2022-1502, sponsored by councilmembers Tonya Hancock, Burkley Allen, Angie Henderson, Sharon Hurt, Kathleen Murphy, Freddie O’Connell, Russ Bradford, and Erin Evans, is a resolution “to commemorate the 52nd anniversary of Earth Day and to recognize April 23, 2022 as Earth Day in Nashville and Davidson County.” The resolution was approved as part of the consent calendar.
Additionally, Metro Council voted to approve appointments for various boards and committees.
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Photo “Nashville City Hall” by Nicolas Henderson. CC BY 2.0.