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 Council meetings convene at 6:30 p.m. and are held in the David Scobey Council Chamber in the Metropolitan Courthouse.

Upcoming Meeting Dates 2018

November 20, 2018

December 4, 2018*

December 18, 2018

*Public Hearing

NOTICE: In addition, The Metro Council Office now publishes individual committee notifications regarding which bills and resolutions are before each committee:

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The Metropolitan Council is the legislative authority of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, a city-county consolidated government created on April 1, 1963.

The Council is a 40-member body of elected representatives of which 35 are elected by district and 5 are elected at-large, or county-wide.  The presiding officer is the Vice Mayor, who is elected at-large by the citizens of Nashville and Davidson County. Members are elected to serve a term of four years.

By Charter the regular meetings of the Council are held on the first and third Tuesdays of every month.  Meetings convene at 6:30 p.m. The meetings are held in the David Scobey Council Chamber in the Historic Metro Courthouse, One Public Square in downtown Nashville.  All meetings are open to the public.

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The Metropolitan Council convenes for regular meetings the first and third Tuesdays of every month at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are broadcast live at Metro Nashville Network on Nashville's Comcast Channel 3 and are streamed live at the live stream site. Meetings are scheduled for repeat through the course of the following weeks, check program listing for times.

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Legislation Sponsored by NVR


Legislation Sponsored by NVR


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Bills Sponsored: Nancy VanReece

 

Bills Sponsored (36)  as of Aug 31, 2018

BL2018-1305 (Rezoning; Zoning Code)

An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by amending a Specific Plan on properties located at 272, 288, 296 Broadmoor Drive, 329, 341 and 349 Ben Allen Road, at the northwest corner of Ben Allen Road and Ellington Parkway, zoned SP (51.64 acres), to permit a mixed use development with a maximum of 321 multi-family residential units and a maximum of 101,000 square feet of non-residential uses, all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2017SP-034-002).

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece

Last action: Public Hearing Scheduled for

BL2018-1210 (Easement)

An ordinance authorizing the acquisition of certain right-of-way easements, drainage easements, temporary construction easements and property rights by negotiation or condemnation for use in public projects of the Metropolitan Government, initially for purposes of Public Works Department Project Number 2016-R-048, Dickerson Pike Sidewalk Improvements (Proposal No. 2018M-018ES-001).

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece, Tanaka Vercher, Fabian Bedne, Jeremy Elrod

Last action: Approved

BL2018-1116 (Rezoning; Zoning Code)

An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by amending a Specific Plan by removing an assisted living facility and incorporating athletic fields on a portion of property located at 726 Old Hickory Boulevard and for a portion of property located at Boyds Hilltop Drive (unnumbered), at the northwest corner of Old Hickory Boulevard and North Graycroft Avenue, zoned SP (43.19 acres), all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2013SP-046-003).

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece

Last action: Effective

BL2018-1102 (Public Property)

An ordinance authorizing the conveyance of a parcel of real property located at 801 Old Due West Avenue (Map/Parcel No. 05100002200), part of the property commonly known as the Old Due West Landfill (Proposal No. 2018M-004PR-001).

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece, Tanaka Vercher, Fabian Bedne

Last action: Approved

BL2018-1053 (Rezoning; Zoning Code)

An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by applying a Neighborhood Landmark Overlay District for properties located at 312 East Marthona Road and East Marthona Road (unnumbered), approximately 1,025 feet south of Old Hickory Boulevard, zoned RS20 (2.46 acres), all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2018NHL-001-001).

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece

Last action: Effective

BL2018-1052 (Rezoning; Zoning Code)

An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by applying a Historic Landmark Overlay District on property located at  312 East Marthona Road, approximately 1,225 feet south of Old Hickory Boulevard, zoned RS20, (0.92 acres), all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2018HL-001-001).

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece

Last action: Effective

BL2018-1049 (Rezoning; Zoning Code)

An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by changing from R10 to SP zoning for properties located at 1516, 1518 and 1518 B Royal Street, and Royal Street (unnumbered), at the corner of Royal Street and Worth Street, (1.63 acres), to permit 17 multi-family units, all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2017SP-093-001).

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece

Last action: Effective

BL2018-1044 (Rezoning; Zoning Code)

An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by changing from CS to MUG-A zoning for property located at 721 Madison Square, approximately 200 feet south of Neelys Bend Road (32.4 acres), all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2018Z-012PR-001).

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece

Last action: Effective

BL2017-943 (Easement)

An ordinance authorizing the acquisition of certain right-of-way easements, drainage easements, temporary construction easements and property rights by negotiation or condemnation for use in public projects of the Metropolitan Government, initially for purposes of Public Works Department Project Number 2017-R-09, Maplewood Trace Sidewalk Project (Proposal No. 2017M-059ES-001).

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece, Tanaka Vercher, Jeremy Elrod

Last action: Approved

BL2017-925 (Rezoning; Zoning Code)

An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by changing from R10 to SP zoning on properties located at Briarville Road (unnumbered) and Cheron Road (unnumbered) at the southwest corner of Cheron Road and Frontage Road (4.39 acres) to permit up to 81 multi-family units and non-residential uses, all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2017SP-075-001).

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece

Last action: Effective

BL2017-896 (Rezoning; Zoning Code)

An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by changing from CS and RM2 to SP zoning on a portion of property located at 3711 Dickerson Pike, approximately 455 feet south of Westchester Drive (18.20 acres), to permit 260 multi-family residential units. all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2017SP-056-001).

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece

Last action: Effective

BL2017-888 (Rezoning; Zoning Code)

An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by changing from RS10 and RS7.5 to SP zoning for property located at 2634 Bethwood Drive and Allenwood Drive (unnumbered), at the terminus of Allenwood Drive (14.04 acres), to permit up to 75 multi-family units and two single family units, all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2016SP-040-001).

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece

Last action: Effective

BL2017-885 (Rezoning; Zoning Code)

An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by changing from RS10 to SP zoning on properties located at 288, 292 and 296 Broadmoor Drive and 329, 341 and 349 Ben Allen Road, at the southwest corner of Broadmoor Drive and Ellington Parkway (51.89 acres), to permit up to 321 multi-family residential units and a mixed use development, all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2017SP-034-001).

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece

Last action: Effective

BL2017-861 (Uncategorized)

An ordinance amending section 4.12.060 of the Metropolitan Code to address procedures for the sole source procurement of public art projects, products, and services.

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece, Bill Pridemore, John Cooper, Angie Henderson

Last action: Approved

BL2017-820 (Rezoning; Zoning Code)

An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by changing from SP and RS10 to SP zoning on properties located at 704, 708 and 710 Due West Avenue North, opposite Old Due West Avenue, (1.24 acres), to permit up to 28 multi-family units, all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2017SP-046-001).

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece

Last action: Effective

BL2017-783 (Rezoning; Zoning Code)

An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by changing from RS20 to SP-R zoning for property located at 630 Old Hickory Boulevard, at the northeast corner of Old Hickory Boulevard and North Marthona Road (0.96 acres), to permit up to 13 residential units, all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2017SP-037-001).

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece

Last action: Effective

BL2017-748 (Agreement/Contract Approval; Public Property)

An ordinance approving a lease agreement between the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County and Due West Towers, LLC for temporary office space at 610 Due West Avenue, Madison, Tennessee 37115 (Proposal No. 2017M-034PR-001).

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece, Doug Pardue, John Cooper, Burkley Allen

Last action: Approved

BL2017-717 (Rights-of-Way; Streets/Sidewalks)

An ordinance to amend the Geographic Information Systems Street and Alley Centerline Layer for The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by changing the name of a portion of Due West Avenue to “West Due West Avenue” (Proposal Number 2017M-009SR-001).

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece, Jeremy Elrod, Burkley Allen

Last action: Approved

BL2017-658 (Business Regulations)

An ordinance amending Title 6, Chapter 32 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws by regulating the sale or offering for sale of any food, goods or personal property upon the streets and sidewalks within areas of the Metropolitan Government surrounding the Ryman Auditorium, Ascend Amphitheater, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, War Memorial Auditorium and First Tennessee Park during certain hours or certain days.

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece, Freddie O'Connell, Burkley Allen, Jeff Syracuse

Last action: Approved

BL2017-610 (Short Term Rentals; Zoning Code)

An ordinance amending section 17.16.250.E of the Metropolitan Code of Laws to establish a 36-month moratorium on the issuance of new Type 2 and Type 3 short term rental property permits for properties zoned for single and two-family residential use (Proposal No. 2017Z-006TX-001).

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece

Last action: Withdrawn

BL2017-604 (Rezoning; Zoning Code)

An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by changing from RS10 to SP zoning for property located at 710 Due West Avenue North, approximately 150 feet from Old Due West Avenue (0.58 acres), to permit ten residential units, , all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2017SP-009-001).

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece

Last action: Effective

BL2017-596 (Rezoning; Zoning Code)

An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by changing from RS10 to SP zoning on properties located at 3043 and 3045 Hillside Road, approximately 440 feet southwest of Broadmoor Lane, (3.21 acres), to permit up to 29 residential units, all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2016SP-078-001).

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece

Last action: Effective

BL2017-544 (Rezoning; Zoning Code)

An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by changing from RM4 to RM6 zoning for property located at 1497 Chadwell Drive, approximately 400 feet southeast of Port Drive (9.98 acres), all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2016Z-131PR-001).

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece

Last action: Effective

BL2017-543 (Rezoning; Zoning Code)

An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by amending a Planned Unit Development Overlay for property located at 1497 Chadwell Drive (9.98 acres), approximately 400 feet southeast of Port Drive, zoned Multi-Family Residential (RM4), to permit the addition of 13 multi-family residential units for a maximum of 49 residential units within the overlay, all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2004P-032-001).

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece

Last action: Effective

BL2017-1037 (Easement; Water/Sewer)

An ordinance authorizing The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County to abandon existing sanitary sewer main, a sanitary sewer manhole and easements and to accept new sanitary sewer main, sanitary manholes and easements for properties located at 903 and 905 Curdwood Boulevard, (MWS Project No. 16-SL-252 and Proposal No. 2017M-085ES-001).

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece, Fabian Bedne, Jeremy Elrod

Last action: Approved

BL2017-1007 (Agreement/Contract Approval; Public Property)

An ordinance approving a lease agreement between the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County and the Electric Power Board of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County to construct a community solar array at 801 Old Due West Avenue (Map/Parcel No. 05100002200), commonly known as the Old Due West Landfill (Proposal No. 2018M-002PR-001).

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece, Tanaka Vercher, Fabian Bedne, Burkley Allen, Freddie O'Connell

Last action: Approved

BL2017-1002 (Rights-of-Way)

An ordinance to amend the Geographic Information Systems Street and Alley Centerline Layer for the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by naming a Frontage Road “Inspiration Boulevard.” (Proposal Number 2017M-011SR-001).

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece, Fabian Bedne, Larry Hagar, Jeremy Elrod

Last action: Approved

BL2017-1001 (Rights-of-Way; Streets/Sidewalks)

An ordinance to amend the Geographic Information Systems Street and Alley Centerline Layer for the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by changing the name of a portion of Cheron Road to “Creative Way.” (Proposal Number 2017M-012SR-001).

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece, Fabian Bedne, Larry Hagar, Jeremy Elrod

Last action: Approved

BL2016-438 (Rezoning; Zoning Code)

An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by canceling a portion of the Maybelle Carter Retirement Center Planned Unit Development Overlay District on property located at 1020 Gibson Road, approximately 800 feet north of Due West Avenue, zoned R15 and within a Planned Unit Development overlay (12.87 acres), all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 27-80P-002).

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece

Last action: Effective

BL2016-437 (Rezoning; Zoning Code)

An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by applying a Neighborhood Landmark Overlay District for property located at 1020 Gibson Drive, approximately 800 feet north of Due West Avenue, zoned R15 and within a Planned Unit Development overlay (12.87 acres), all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2016NL-003-001).

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece

Last action: Effective

BL2016-436 (Rezoning; Zoning Code)

An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by applying a Historic Landmark Overlay District to property located at 1020 Gibson Drive, approximately 800 feet north of Due West Avenue, zoned R15 and within a Planned Unit Development overlay (12.87 acres), all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2016HL-001-001).

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece

Last action: Effective

BL2016-393 (Rezoning; Zoning Code)

An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by changing from R10 to SP zoning for property located at 609 Cheron Road, approximately 1,075 feet west of Briarville Road, (3.58 acres), to permit up to 120 residential units, all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2016SP-072-001).

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece

Last action: Effective

BL2016-275 (Rezoning; Zoning Code)

An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by changing from RS7.5 to SP zoning for properties located at 903 and 905 Curdwood Boulevard, approximately 880 feet west of the intersection of Burrus Street and Curdwood Blvd (1.47 acres), to permit up to eight residential units, all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2016SP-026-001).

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece

Last action: Effective

BL2016-192 (Rezoning; Zoning Code)

An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by changing from RS15 to RM15-A zoning for property located at 3806 Hutson Avenue, approximately 160 feet north of Hart Lane (0.96 acres), all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2016Z-024PR-001).

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece

Last action: Effective

BL2016-183 (Rights-of-Way)

An ordinance to amend the Geographic Information Systems Street and Alley Centerline Layer for the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County by abandoning a portion of Cheron Road right-of-way (Proposal Number 2016M-008AB-001).

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece, Jeremy Elrod, Burkley Allen

Last action: Approved

BL2015-38 (Easement)

An ordinance authorizing The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County to negotiate and accept permanent and temporary easements for the Ronnie Road Stormwater Improvement Project for five properties located south of Diane Drive, (Project No. 16-SWC-046 and Proposal No. 2015M-047ES-001).

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece, Jeremy Elrod

Last action: Approved

Bills Co-Sponsored (21)

BL2018-1206 (Uncategorized)

An ordinance to provide for the designation of public property within specified areas of downtown Nashville as a temporary “Special Event Zone” during the time period beginning at nine o’clock (9:00) p.m. on July 3, 2018, and ending at 6 o’clock (6:00) a.m. on July 5, 2018, relative to the use of these areas in conjunction with the 2018 July 4th Celebration and related activities and events.

Sponsors: Sharon Hurt, Freddie O'Connell, Nancy VanReece, Brett Withers

Last action: Approved

BL2017-983 (Uncategorized)

An ordinance amending Chapter 2.210 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws to require certain information for the assessment of economic and community development incentives.

Sponsors: Anthony Davis, Fabian Bedne, Erica Gilmore, Kathleen Murphy, Freddie O'Connell, Russ Pulley, Dave Rosenberg, Brett Withers, Antoinette Lee, DeCosta Hastings, Jeremy Elrod, Burkley Allen, Colby Sledge, Tanaka Vercher, Jason Potts, Karen Johnson, Kevin Rhoten, Jeff Syracuse, Nancy VanReece, Nick Leonardo, Brenda Haywood, Mina Johnson

Last action: Approved

BL2017-869 (Agreement/Contract Approval)

An ordinance approving a contract by and between The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Mayor’s Office of Economic Opportunity and Empowerment, and the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville to provide one-on-one financial counseling and other financial education activities at no charge to low income residents in accordance with the Financial Empowerment Center program model.

Sponsors: Tanaka Vercher, Burkley Allen, Nancy VanReece

Last action: Approved

BL2017-743 (Agreement/Contract Termination)

An ordinance to terminate contract approved by Ordinance No. O96-567.

Sponsors: Bob Mendes, Colby Sledge, Fabian Bedne, Mina Johnson, Freddie O'Connell, Brett Withers, Nancy VanReece, Anthony Davis

Last action: Withdrawn

BL2017-739 (Public Safety)

An ordinance to amend Title 11 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws regarding federal civil immigration laws.

Sponsors: Bob Mendes, Colby Sledge, Fabian Bedne, Mina Johnson, Erica Gilmore, Jim Shulman, Freddie O'Connell, Brett Withers, Nancy VanReece, Burkley Allen, Anthony Davis, Mike Freeman, Scott Davis, Bill Pridemore

Last action: Withdrawn

BL2017-665 (Rights-of-Way)

An ordinance to amend the Geographic Information Systems Street and Alley Centerline Layer for The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County by renaming Capitol Boulevard to “Anne Dallas Dudley Boulevard” (Proposal No. 2017M-010SR-001).

Sponsors: Freddie O'Connell, Karen Johnson, Mina Johnson, Colby Sledge, Bob Mendes, Jacobia Dowell, Sharon Hurt, Nancy VanReece, John Cooper, Fabian Bedne, Jeremy Elrod, Sheri Weiner, Tanaka Vercher, Angie Henderson, Erica Gilmore               View Sketch View Attachment

Last action: Approved

BL2017-645 (Traffic/Transit/Vehicles)

An ordinance amending Section 12.54.210 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws to allow alcohol consumption by carriage passengers.

Sponsors: Doug Pardue, Nancy VanReece

Last action: Approved

BL2017-612 (Uncategorized)

An ordinance amending Title 2 of the Metropolitan Code pertaining to the submission and formatting of agendas and minutes by boards and commissions of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County.

Sponsors: John Cooper, Bob Mendes, Mina Johnson, Nancy VanReece, Angie Henderson, Burkley Allen

Last action: Approved

BL2017-589 (Public Property)

An ordinance authorizing The Industrial Development Board of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County to negotiate and accept payments in lieu of ad valorem taxes with respect to the Opryland Hotel and Convention Center, amending Ordinance No. BL2010-727 to extend the period for allocating certain hotel taxes to the funding of the cost of flood-related repairs and renovations to the Grand Ole Opry House and authorizing the Director of Public Property Administration to accept the donation of two parcels of property (Parcel ID Nos. 06213012700 and 06213012800) for use in the Metropolitan Government's public park system (Proposal No. 2017M-011PR-001).

Sponsors: Jeff Syracuse, Nancy VanReece, John Cooper, Angie Henderson, Burkley Allen

Last action: Approved

BL2017-588 (Uncategorized)

An ordinance amending Section 15.64.032 of the Metropolitan Code by amending the graduated storm water user fee schedule.

Sponsors: Jeremy Elrod, John Cooper, Burkley Allen, Erica Gilmore, Bob Mendes, Sharon Hurt, Brenda Haywood, Robert Swope, Scott Davis, Anthony Davis, Nancy VanReece, Bill Pridemore, Kevin Rhoten, Jeff Syracuse, Mike Freeman, Colby Sledge, Freddie O'Connell, Mary Carolyn Roberts, Ed Kindall, Sheri Weiner, Mina Johnson, Kathleen Murphy, Russ Pulley, Davette Blalock, Jason Potts, Fabian Bedne  

Last action: Approved

BL2017-586 (Animals)

An ordinance amending Title 8.20 and Sections 8.20.050, 8.20.060, 8.20.100, 8.20.110, 8.20.120, 8.20.130, and 8.20.170 thereof regarding the application of animal control regulations beyond the Urban Services District.

Sponsors: Sheri Weiner, Brett Withers, Nancy VanReece, Jeremy Elrod

Last action: Approved

BL2017-1031 (Uncategorized)

An ordinance adopting a transit improvement program for the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, approving a surcharge for the program, and requesting the Davidson County Election Commission to call a county-wide referendum election to be held on May 1, 2018, regarding the levying of the surcharge on certain taxes to fund the program.

Sponsors: Jeremy Elrod, Erica Gilmore, Jim Shulman, Brett Withers, Anthony Davis, Nancy VanReece, Bill Pridemore, Doug Pardue, Larry Hagar, Kevin Rhoten, Jeff Syracuse, Mike Freeman, Colby Sledge, Burkley Allen, Freddie O'Connell, Sheri Weiner, Kathleen Murphy, Russ Pulley, Karen Johnson, Jason Potts, Fabian Bedne, Antoinette Lee, Tanaka Vercher, Sharon Hurt, Mary Carolyn Roberts

Last action: Approved

BL2016-498 (Streets/Sidewalks)

An ordinance to amend Chapter 13.20 of the Metropolitan Code to require approval by the Metropolitan Council for obstructions or excavations which close or occupy any portion of the public right of way for a period in excess of one (1) year.

Sponsors: Jeremy Elrod, Bob Mendes, Nick Leonardo, Nancy VanReece

Last action: Withdrawn

BL2016-483 (Uncategorized)

An ordinance amending section 2.44.115 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws to require the Metropolitan Police Department to provide traffic stop reports to the Metropolitan Council.

Sponsors: Bob Mendes, Erica Gilmore, Mina Johnson, Freddie O'Connell, Fabian Bedne, Jim Shulman, Nick Leonardo, Angie Henderson, Dave Rosenberg, Colby Sledge, Mike Freeman, Kevin Rhoten, Sharon Hurt, John Cooper, Tanaka Vercher, Scott Davis, Karen Johnson, Ed Kindall, Jeremy Elrod, Brenda Haywood, Decosta Hastings, Mary Carolyn Roberts, Anthony Davis, Nancy VanReece, Burkley Allen, Sam Coleman

Last action: Approved

BL2016-455 (Metro Services)

An ordinance extending the boundaries of the Urban Services District within the jurisdiction of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County to include certain properties located in Council Districts 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 31, as more particularly described herein (Proposal No. 2016USD-001-001).

Sponsors: Burkley Allen, Anthony Davis, Nancy VanReece, Bill Pridemore, Holly Huezo, Jeff Syracuse, Fabian Bedne

Last action: Approved

BL2016-385 (Metro Employees)

An ordinance requiring members of the Metropolitan Council and other Davidson County elected officials to receive training regarding sexual harassment awareness and prevention through the office of the Metropolitan Department of Human Resources.

Sponsors: Sheri Weiner, Sharon Hurt, Kathleen Murphy, Erica Gilmore, Brenda Haywood, Nancy VanReece, Burkley Allen, Mary Carolyn Roberts, Mina Johnson, Tanaka Vercher, Karen Johnson, Jacobia Dowell, Angie Henderson, Jeremy Elrod, Bob Mendes, Freddie O'Connell, Colby Sledge, John Cooper, DeCosta Hastings, Larry Hagar

Last action: Approved

BL2016-378 (Public Safety)

An ordinance to amend Title 11 of the Metropolitan Code to institute a civil penalty for possession of one-half (½) ounce of marijuana or less.

Sponsors: Dave Rosenberg, Russ Pulley, Freddie O'Connell, Scott Davis, Karen Johnson, Nancy VanReece, Erica Gilmore,

Last action: Approved

BL2016-343 (Rights-of-Way; Public Safety)

An ordinance to amend Title 13 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws by adding a new chapter to facilitate efficient access to and enhance the public safety and convenience for accessing the public rights-of-way to manage communications facilities.

Sponsors: Anthony Davis, Jeremy Elrod, Bill Pridemore, Russ Pulley, Mina Johnson, Colby Sledge, Angie Henderson, Robert Swope, Holly Huezo, Mike Freeman, Brenda Haywood, DeCosta Hastings, Burkley Allen, Mary Carolyn Roberts, Karen Johnson, Jason Potts, Nancy VanReece

Last action: Approved

BL2016-342 (Uncategorized)

An ordinance amending Title 2 of the Metropolitan Code to create an affordable and workforce housing grant program.

Sponsors: Bill Pridemore, Burkley Allen, Fabian Bedne, Bob Mendes, Sheri Weiner, Anthony Davis, Colby Sledge, Freddie O'Connell, Mina Johnson, Nancy VanReece

Last action: Approved

BL2016-181 (Agreement/Contract Approval; Public Property)

An ordinance approving a lease agreement between The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Social Services Department/Metropolitan Homelessness Commission and City Road Chapel United Methodist Church for the use of additional office space (Proposal No. 2016M-009PR-001).

Sponsors: Anthony Davis, Bill Pridemore, Erica Gilmore, Nancy VanReece

Last action: Approved

BL2016-157 (Uncategorized)

An ordinance amending Title 5 of the Metropolitan Code pertaining to tax increment financing.

Sponsors: Bob Mendes, Erica Gilmore, Bill Pridemore, Freddie O'Connell, Brett Withers, Jeff Syracuse, Tanaka Vercher, Karen Johnson, Larry Hagar, Jeremy Elrod, Sharon Hurt, Sheri Weiner, Robert Swope, Russ Pulley, Mina Johnson, Colby Sledge, Anthony Davis, Kevin Rhoten, Steve Glover, John Cooper, Mary Carolyn Roberts, Kathleen Murphy, Angie Henderson, Nancy VanReece, Burkley Allen

Last action: Approved

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Resolutions Sponsored (18)

RS2018-1357 (Non-Binding Resolution)

A resolution recognizing Dawn Deaner for 22 years of dedicated service to the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County.

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece, Jim Shulman, Kathleen Murphy, Burkley Allen, Mina Johnson, Larry Hagar, Brenda Haywood, Karen Johnson, Freddie O'Connell

Last action: Approved

RS2018-1183 (Non-Binding Resolution)

A resolution recognizing the President and founder of Nossi College of Art, Nossi Vatandoost, and the 45th Anniversary of Nossi College of Art.

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece, Karen Johnson, Tanaka Vercher, Mina Johnson, Angie Henderson

Last action: Effective Date

RS2017-961 (Non-Binding Resolution)

A resolution recognizing the Nashville Songwriters Association International as it celebrates its 50th Anniversary.

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece, Jeff Syracuse

Last action: Effective Date

RS2017-869 (Agreement/Contract Approval; Intergovernmental Agreement)

A resolution approving an intergovernmental agreement by and between the State of Tennessee, Department of Transportation, and The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Department of Public Works, for the reimbursement of railroad crossing safety improvements at Nesbitt Lane (0A433), Railroad Crossing #350-163Y, Fed No. HSIP-R00S(312), State No. 19960-2551-94; PIN 123207.00 (Prop. No. 2017M-002AG-001).

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece, Tanaka Vercher, Jeremy Elrod, Burkley Allen

Last action: Approved

RS2017-716 (Agreement/Contract Approval)

A resolution authorizing the execution and delivery of an economic development incentive grant agreement between The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County and Music City Productions, Inc., the company which produces the television show, Nashville.

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece, John Cooper

Last action: Approved

RS2017-684 (Non-Binding Resolution)

A resolution recognizing the 2016-2017 Maplewood High School “Panthers” Boys Basketball Team and their Class AA State Championship.

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece

Last action: Returned unsigned by the Mayor

RS2017-660 (Non-Binding Resolution)

A resolution recognizing Tracey McCartney, Executive Director of The Tennessee Fair Housing Council.

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece, Fabian Bedne

Last action: Returned unsigned by the Mayor

RS2017-656 (Uncategorized)

A resolution approving four amendments to four agreements between The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County and the State of Tennessee, Department of Environment and Conservation, concerning maintenance of closed solid waste disposal facilities.

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece, Freddie O'Connell, Jeremy Elrod, John Cooper

Last action: Approved

RS2017-643 (Non-Binding Resolution)

A resolution proclaiming April 6, 2017 as Global Meetings Industry Recognition Day in Nashville, Tennessee.

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece

Last action: Returned unsigned by the Mayor

RS2017-621 (Non-Binding Resolution)

A resolution recognizing Family & Children’s Service.

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece, Ed Kindall, Fabian Bedne, Jeff Syracuse, Brett Withers, Jacobia Dowell, Sheri Weiner, Colby Sledge, Sharon Hurt, Mina Johnson, Burkley Allen

Last action: Returned unsigned by the Mayor

RS2017-521 (Grant/Donation Acceptance)

A resolution accepting a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Arts Commission, to fund a series of temporary public art interventions, artist-led community planning, workshops focused on affordable housing and production spaces, and targeted creative economic neighborhood policies within Madison for cultural and economic redevelopment in the city.

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece, Bill Pridemore, John Cooper

Last action: Approved

RS2017-516 (Non-Binding Resolution)

A resolution requesting the Davidson County Delegation to the Tennessee General Assembly support the funding of a sound barrier on the western portion of Interstate 65 in the vicinity of the Chadwell Retreat Townhome Complex in Madison, Tennessee.

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece

Last action: Returned unsigned by the Mayor

RS2017-508 (Grant Application)

A resolution approving an application for a Creativity Connects Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission, to fund a series of temporary public art interventions, artist-led community planning, workshops focused on affordable housing and production spaces, and targeted creative economic neighborhood policies within Madison for cultural and economic redevelopment in the city.

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece, Bill Pridemore, John Cooper, Fabian Bedne

Last action: Approved

RS2016-410 (Non-Binding Resolution)

A resolution to acknowledge the significant cultural contributions and tourism impact of the Americana Music Association, its volunteer Board of Directors, and Executive Director Jed Hilly.

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece, Jeff Syracuse, Mina Johnson

Last action: Returned Unsigned by Mayor

RS2016-305 (Non-Binding Resolution)

A resolution urging the State of Tennessee to preserve the historic Masonic buildings located at the R.S. Gass State Complex.

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece, Jeff Syracuse, Brett Withers, Tanaka Vercher, Burkley Allen, Fabian Bedne, Mina Johnson, Angie Henderson, Mary Carolyn Roberts

Last action: Returned unsigned by the Mayor

RS2016-231 (Uncategorized)

A resolution to execute a new contract to utilize unused funds from a grant previously approved by RS2011-1577 from the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Department of Water and Sewerage Services to replace flood damaged properties that chose not to participate in the home buy-out with 11 properties including vacant lots located in various floodway floodplain areas in Davidson County.

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece, Bill Pridemore

Last action: Approved

RS2016-135 (Beer Permit)

A resolution exempting Los Nietos Taqueria located at 4701 Gallatin Pike, Suite A, from the minimum distance requirements for obtaining a beer permit pursuant to Section 7.08.090.E. of the Metropolitan Code.

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece

Last action: Approved

RS2016-113 (Non-Binding Resolution)

A resolution requesting the Davidson County Delegation to comply with the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges regarding same-sex marriage and to oppose Tennessee General Assembly legislation not in compliance therewith.

Sponsors: Nancy VanReece, Brett Withers, Burkley Allen, Bob Mendes, Dave Rosenberg, Fabian Bedne, Mike Freeman, Mina Johnson, Scott Davis, Colby Sledge, John Cooper, Erica Gilmore, Jim Shulman

Last action: Returned Unsigned by the Mayor

Resolutions Co-Sponsored (50)

RS2018-1361 (Non-Binding Resolution)

A resolution recognizing and encouraging the participation of women at all levels of government.

Sponsors: Kathleen Murphy, Mina Johnson, Nancy VanReece, Mary Carolyn Roberts

Last action: Adopted

RS2018-1287 (Non-Binding Resolution)

A resolution recognizing July as “Family Reunion Month” in Nashville.

Sponsors: Mina Johnson, Kathleen Murphy, Nancy VanReece, Mary Carolyn Roberts

Last action: Effective date

RS2018-1245 (Non-Binding Resolution)

A resolution supporting and encouraging economic equality for women.

Sponsors: Kathleen Murphy, Nancy VanReece, Mina Johnson, Mary Carolyn Roberts, Bob Mendes, Freddie O'Connell, Erica Gilmore

Last action: Effective

RS2018-1220 (Non-Binding Resolution)

A Resolution recognizing Friday, June 1 to Saturday, June, 30, 2018 as the “Nashville Pride Month”, celebrating the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities and their enormous contributions to the quality of life in Nashville and Davidson County, and further recognizing the 30th anniversary of the first Nashville Pride event which took place in 1988.

Sponsors: Brett Withers, Nancy VanReece, Bob Mendes, Mina Johnson, Burkley Allen, Freddie O'Connell, Dave Rosenberg

Last action: Effective Date

RS2018-1185 (Non-Binding Resolution)

A resolution recognizing May 13, 2018 as Mother’s Day in Nashville.

Sponsors: Kathleen Murphy, Burkley Allen, Nancy VanReece, Mina Johnson, Sharon Hurt, Jacobia Dowell, Bob Mendes, Mary Carolyn Roberts

Last action: Effective Date

RS2018-1148 (Grant Application)

A resolution approving an application for a Pedestrian Signal Priorities grant from the Greater Nashville Regional Council to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metro Nashville Public Works Department, to install pedestrian facilities and signalization at the most dangerous intersections throughout Davidson County.

Sponsors: Tanaka Vercher, Jeremy Elrod, Nancy VanReece, Jeff Syracuse, Mary Carolyn Roberts, Kathleen Murphy, Jacobia Dowell

Last action: Approved

RS2018-1136 (Non-Binding Resolution)

A resolution recognizing April as “Sexual Assault Awareness Month” in Nashville.

Sponsors: Kathleen Murphy, Sheri Weiner, Mina Johnson, Mary Carolyn Roberts, Davette Blalock, Karen Johnson, Angie Henderson, Tanaka Vercher, Erica Gilmore, Nancy VanReece, Burkley Allen, Dave Rosenberg, John Cooper, Jacobia Dowell, Brenda Haywood, Antoniette Lee, Jim Shulman

Last action: Effective Date

RS2018-1118 (Uncategorized)

A resolution celebrating and recognizing April 14-21, 2018 as Nashville Content Week in Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee.

Sponsors: Anthony Davis, Nancy VanReece

Last action: Effective Date

RS2018-1114 (Non-Binding Resolution)

A resolution recognizing Nashville Predators General Manager David Poile upon becoming the winningest general manager in National Hockey League history.

Sponsors: Mike Freeman, Sheri Weiner, Freddie O'Connell, Karen Johnson, Fabian Bedne, Dave Rosenberg, Larry Hagar, Nancy VanReece, Davette Blalock, Jeff Syracuse, Robert Swope, Kathleen Murphy, Jeremy Elrod, Mina Johnson, Anthony Davis

Last action: Effective Date

RS2018-1113 (Non-Binding Resolution)

A resolution requesting that the Metropolitan Transit Authority be managed by one management structure, and that the Metropolitan Transit Authority exercise its exclusive authority to name the Davidson Transit Organization as its sole management provider.

Sponsors: Scott Davis, Freddie O'Connell, Nancy VanReece, Jeremy Elrod, Anthony Davis

Last action: Effective Date

RS2018-1096 (Uncategorized)

A resolution approving three amendments to three agreements between The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County and the State of Tennessee, Department of Environment and Conservation, concerning maintenance of closed solid waste disposal facilities.

Sponsors: Tanaka Vercher, Jeremy Elrod, John Cooper, Nancy VanReece

Last action: Approved

RS2018-1079 (Non-Binding Resolution)

A resolution recognizing the month of March as “Women’s History Month” in Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee.

Sponsors: Sheri Weiner, Kathleen Murphy, Tanaka Vercher, Karen Johnson, Jacobia Dowell, Nancy VanReece, Mina Johnson, Angie Henderson, Burkley Allen, Erica Gilmore, Mary Roberts, Sharon Hurt, Antoniette Lee

Last action: Approved

RS2018-1010 (Grant/Donation Acceptance)

A resolution accepting a discretionary grant from The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Mayor’s Office of Resilience, to support the ongoing efforts of the Nashville Financial Empowerment Center.

Sponsors: Tanaka Vercher, Fabian Bedne, Nancy VanReece

Last action: Approved

RS2018-1007 (Non-Binding Resolution)

(Adopted 01/02/2018) A resolution recognizing January as Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.

Sponsors: Sheri Weiner, Kathleen Murphy, Karen Johnson, Tanaka Vercher, Erica Gilmore, Nancy VanReece, Holly Huezo, Mina Johnson, Sharon Hurt, Angie Henderson, Davette Blalock

Last action: Effective Date

RS2018-1006 (Uncategorized)

(Adopted 01/02/2018) A resolution designating Friday, February 2, 2018 as “National Wear Red Day” in the City of Nashville and marking the 15th Annual National Wear Red Day and the 15th year of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Movement.

Sponsors: Erica Gilmore, Sheri Weiner, Kathleen Murphy, Nancy VanReece, Davette Blalock

Last action: Effective Date

RS2017-962 (Non-Binding Resolution)

A resolution recognizing November 20, 2017 as Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Sponsors: Brett Withers, Mina Johnson, Scott Davis, Nancy VanReece

Last action: Effective Date

RS2017-941 (Agreement/Contract Approval)

A resolution approving a contract between the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Department of Water and Sewerage Services, to utilize unused funds from a grant previously approved by RS2011-1724 and RS2016-232, to complete the purchase and removal of 15 previously identified properties, including vacant lots, located in various floodway and floodplain areas in Davidson County.

Sponsors: Tanaka Vercher, Jeremy Elrod, Nancy VanReece, Bill Pridemore

Last action: Approved

RS2017-940 (Agreement/Contract Approval)

A resolution approving a contract between the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Department of Water and Sewerage Services, to utilize unused funds from a grant previously approved by RS2011-1577 and RS2016-231, to complete the purchase and removal of 11 previously identified properties, including vacant lots, located in various floodway and floodplain areas in Davidson County.

Sponsors: Tanaka Vercher, Jeremy Elrod, Nancy VanReece, Bill Pridemore

Last action: Approved

RS2017-933 (Non-Binding Resolution)

A resolution recognizing the 90th anniversary of Warner Parks and the 30th anniversary of Friends of Warner Parks.

Sponsors: Angie Henderson, Burkley Allen, Dave Rosenberg, Jeff Syracuse, Bob Mendes, Sheri Weiner, John Cooper, Mina Johnson, Kevin Rhoten, Nancy VanReece, Kathleen Murphy, Larry Hagar, Sharon Hurt

Last action: Effective Date

RS2017-908 (Non-Binding Resolution)

A resolution recognizing October 2017 as Domestic Violence Awareness month.

Sponsors: Mina Johnson, Jacobia Dowell, Kathleen Murphy, Sheri Weiner, Karen Johnson, Tanaka Vercher, Nancy VanReece, Sharon Hurt, Burkley Allen, Antoinette Lee, Angie Henderson, Erica Gilmore, Brenda Haywood, Davette Blalock, Mary Carolyn Roberts, Holly Huezo, Colby Sledge

Last action: Effective Date

RS2017-907 (Non-Binding Resolution)

A resolution requesting the Second Monday in October be recognized as Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

Sponsors: Brett Withers, Fabian Bedne, Nancy VanReece, Colby Sledge, Mina Johnson, Freddie O'Connell

Last action: Effective Date

RS2017-880 (Grant/Donation Acceptance)

A resolution accepting a grant from the State of Tennessee, Department of Transportation, to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office, to provide litter pickup along state and county roads, as well as litter prevention education.

Sponsors: Tanaka Vercher, Mary Carolyn Roberts, Nancy VanReece

Last action: Approved

RS2017-861 (Uncategorized)

A resolution by the Metropolitan Council expressing that Nashville is opposed to and stands against racism and bigotry in all its forms and urging all to seek unified solutions to encourage the inclusive society our founders envisioned.

Sponsors: Sheri Weiner, Dave Rosenberg, Fabian Bedne, Bob Mendes, Jim Shulman, Mina Johnson, John Cooper, Sharon Hurt, Tanaka Vercher, Jeremy Elrod, Jeff Syracuse, Brett Withers, Davette Blalock, Doug Pardue, Kathleen Murphy, Mike Freeman, Colby Sledge, Scott Davis, Karen Johnson, DeCosta Hastings, Nancy VanReece, Freddie O'Connell, Nick Leonardo, Burkley Allen, Anthony Davis, Bill Pridemore, Angie Henderson, Erica Gilmore, Mary Carolyn Roberts, Kevin Rhoten, Brenda Haywood, Larry Hagar, Robert Swope, Steve Glover

Last action: Approved

RS2017-860 (Non-Binding Resolution)

A resolution supporting the continuation of the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and encouraging Congress to create a permanent path to legal residency for DACA recipients.

Sponsors: Colby Sledge, Brett Withers, Mina Johnson, Jeremy Elrod, Jim Shulman, Freddie O'Connell, Nancy VanReece, Fabian Bedne, Scott Davis, Anthony Davis

Last action: Approved

RS2017-858 (Non-Binding Resolution)

A resolution recognizing and congratulating Nashville Public Library, its patrons, staff, board members, supporters and volunteers for being awarded Library Journal’s 2017 “Library of the Year".

Sponsors: Angie Henderson, Nancy VanReece, Kevin Rhoten, Freddie O'Connell

Last action: Effective Date

RS2017-821 (Non-Binding Resolution)

A resolution recognizing and congratulating Nashville Predators’ Head Coach Peter Laviolette, the 2016-2017 Nashville Predators Ice Hockey Team, and the entire ice hockey staff.

Sponsors: Burkley Allen, Jim Shulman, Angie Henderson, Karen Johnson, Brett Withers, Jeff Syracuse, Mike Freeman, Fabian Bedne, Nick Leonardo, Robert Swope, Colby Sledge, Mary Carolyn Roberts, Jacobia Dowell, Mina Johnson, Sharon Hurt, Dave Rosenberg, Davette Blalock, Anthony Davis, Kathleen Murphy, Freddie O'Connell, Sheri Weiner, Bill Pridemore, Nancy VanReece, Tanaka Vercher, Russ Pulley, Larry Hagar

Last action: Effective Date

RS2017-749 (Grant/Donation Acceptance)

A resolution accepting a grant from the State of Tennessee, Tennessee Arts Commission, to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Arts Commission, for funding to non-profit organizations to conduct community arts projects in Davidson County.

Sponsors: Bill Pridemore, John Cooper, Angie Henderson, Nancy VanReece

Last action: Approved

RS2017-744 (Non-Binding Resolution)

A Resolution recognizing Thursday, June 1 to Friday, June, 30, 2017 as “Nashville Pride Month”, celebrating the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities and their enormous contributions to the quality of life in Nashville and Davidson County.

Sponsors: Mina Johnson, Brett Withers, Nancy VanReece, Burkley Allen

Last action: Returned unsigned by the Mayor

RS2017-661 (Non-Binding Resolution)

A resolution recognizing May 2017 as American Stroke Month.

Sponsors: Kathleen Murphy, Angie Henderson, Jeremy Elrod, Freddie O'Connell, Burkley Allen, Mike Freeman, Nancy VanReece, Bill Pridemore, Russ Pulley, Mina Johnson, Sheri Weiner, Jeff Syracuse, Colby Sledge, Bob Mendes, Sharon Hurt, Erica Gilmore, Robert Swope, Steve Glover, Kevin Rhoten, Anthony Davis, Jacobia Dowell, Tanaka Vercher, Brett Withers, Larry Hagar, Nick Leonardo, John Cooper, Sam Coleman, Scott Davis

Last action: Returned unsigned by the Mayor

RS2017-642 (Uncategorized)

A resolution calling for the resignation of General Sessions Judge Casey Moreland.

Sponsors: Jeremy Elrod, Jacobia Dowell, Dave Rosenberg, Angie Henderson, Davette Blalock, Mary Carolyn Roberts, Freddie O'Connell, Brenda Haywood, DeCosta Hastings, Mina Johnson, Sheri Weiner, Nancy VanReece

Last action: Withdrawn

RS2017-599 (Grant/Donation Acceptance)

A resolution accepting a grant from Live Nation to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Nashville Parks and Recreation Department, to provide materials and labor to be used in the construction and installation of security fencing at Ascend Amphitheater.

Sponsors: Freddie O'Connell, John Cooper, Angie Henderson, Nancy VanReece

Last action: Approved

RS2017-588 (Non-Binding Resolution)

A resolution requesting immediate purchase of at least 168 Metropolitan Police Department body cameras for the officers and supervisors responding to proactive calls for service, and that funding for Metropolitan Nashville Police Department body cameras be provided in Mayor Megan Barry’s proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget, with a timetable for deployment beginning by June 30, 2017 and with implementation policies that provide for public access, independent oversight, transparency, and accountability.

Sponsors: Karen Johnson, Erica Gilmore, Tanaka Vercher, Brenda Haywood, Sam Coleman, Nancy VanReece, Fabian Bedne

Last action: Returned unsigned by the Mayor

RS2017-586 (Non-Binding Resolution)

A resolution requesting that the Metropolitan Department of Codes Administration promptly fill existing vacancies and add additional personnel in order to effectively enforce property standards.

Sponsors: Mary Carolyn Roberts, Sheri Weiner, Mina Johnson, Russ Pulley, Nick Leonardo, Scott Davis, Steve Glover, Mike Freeman, Colby Sledge, Burkley Allen, DeCosta Hastings, Tanaka Vercher, Dave Rosenberg, Anthony Davis, Ed Kindall, Brett Withers, Kevin Rhoten, Jason Potts, Fabian Bedne, Jeremy Elrod, Larry Hagar, Brenda Haywood, Nancy VanReece, Robert Swope, Angie Henderson, Bob Mendes, Jim Shulman, Karen Johnson, Sharon Hurt, John Cooper

Last action: Returned unsigned by the Mayor

RS2016-491 (Grant/Donation Acceptance)

A resolution accepting a grant from the Tennessee Titans Foundation to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Sports Authority, to assist with new purchases benefiting the Special Event Program funded by the Public Investment Plan.

Sponsors: John Cooper, Nancy VanReece

Last action: Approved

RS2016-490 (Grant/Donation Acceptance)

A resolution accepting a grant from the Nashville Predators to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Sports Authority, in support of the Special Events Program as outlined in the Sports Authority’s Special Event Program funded by the Public Investment Plan.

Sponsors: John Cooper, Nancy VanReece

Last action: Approved

RS2016-484 (Non-Binding Resolution)

A resolution proclaiming that the citizens of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County will continue to welcome and to afford equal justice to all residents and visitors, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, or other protected status.

Sponsors: Dave Rosenberg, Russ Pulley, Jeff Syracuse, Nick Leonardo, Angie Henderson, DeCosta Hastings, Kathleen Murphy, Karen Johnson, Ed Kindall, Brenda Haywood, Bob Mendes, Larry Hagar, Fabian Bedne, Nancy VanReece, Freddie O'Connell, Sharon Hurt, Jeremy Elrod, Jason Potts, Sheri Weiner, Mina Johnson, Kevin Rhoten, Jim Shulman, Mary Carolyn Roberts, Colby Sledge, Mike Freeman, John Cooper, Brett Withers, Anthony Davis, Scott Davis, Robert Swope, Erica Gilmore, Doug Pardue, Bill Pridemore, Holly Huezo, Sam Coleman, Davette Blalock, Burkley Allen, Jacobia Dowell, Tanaka Vercher

Last action: Returned Unsigned by the Mayor

RS2016-454 (Right-of-Way Encroachments)

A resolution authorizing Mike’s Ice Cream, LLC to construct and install an aerial encroachment at 129 2nd Avenue North for (Proposal No.2016M-034EN-001).

Sponsors: Freddie O'Connell, Nancy VanReece, Burkley Allen, Jeremy Elrod

Last action: Approved

RS2016-434 (Uncategorized)

A resolution authorizing an economic and community development incentive grant to be made to The Industrial Development Board of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County for the benefit of Warner Music, Inc.

Sponsors: John Cooper, Nancy VanReece

Last action: Approved

RS2016-384 (Non-Binding Resolution)

A resolution recognizing October 2016 as Domestic Violence Awareness month.

Sponsors: Jeff Syracuse, Jacobia Dowell, Sam Coleman, Scott Davis, Jim Shulman, Anthony Davis, Davette Blalock, Brenda Haywood, Larry Hagar, Jeremy Elrod, Tanaka Vercher, Mina Johnson, Freddie O'Connell, Colby Sledge, Sharon Hurt, Sheri Weiner, Brett Withers, Kathleen Murphy, Nancy VanReece, Nick Leonardo, Angie Henderson, John Cooper, Decosta Hastings, Ed Kindall, Doug Pardue, Mary Carolyn Roberts, Steve Glover, Karen Johnson, Russ Pulley, Mike Freeman, Fabian Bedne, Robert Swope, Erica Gilmore

Last action: Returned unsigned by the Mayor

RS2016-222 (Non-Binding Resolution)

A resolution to honor and recognize the 8th Mark Kendall Bingham Memorial Tournament, to be held May 22-29, 2016 in Nashville.

Sponsors: Bob Mendes, Nancy VanReece, Brett Withers, Anthony Davis, Fabian Bedne

Last action: Returned unsigned by the Mayor

RS2016-219 (Non-Binding Resolution)

A resolution requesting amendment to Regulation No. 3 of the Metropolitan Board of Health, Division of Pollution Control, regarding new source review.

Sponsors: Fabian Bedne, Jacobia Dowell, Karen Johnson, Tanaka Vercher, Mike Freeman, Sam Coleman, Robert Swope, Nancy VanReece, Mina Johnson

Last action: Returned unsigned by the Mayor

RS2016-206 (Non-Binding Resolution)

A resolution expressing the Metropolitan Council’s opposition to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit for a limestone quarry and processing facility, asphalt plant and construction sand and gravel mine at 771 Burnett Road, Old Hickory, Tennessee 37138 sought by Industrial Land Developers, LLC (NPDES permit no. TN0069922).

Sponsors: Larry Hagar, Nancy VanReece, Tanaka Vercher, Dave Rosenberg, Mina Johnson, Freddie O'Connell, Sheri Weiner, Jacobia Dowell, Robert Swope, Jeremy Elrod, Karen Johnson, Bob Mendes, Kathleen Murphy, Jason Potts, John Cooper, Jeff Syracuse, Angie Henderson, Davette Blalock, Mike Freeman, Holly Huezo, Steve Glover, Fabian Bedne, Scott Davis , Erica Gilmore, Colby Sledge, Sharon Hurt, DeCosta Hastings, Brenda Haywood, Doug Pardue, Bill Pridemore, Ed Kindall, Anthony Davis, Brett Withers, Kevin Rhoten, Mary Carolyn Roberts

Last action: Approved

RS2016-196 (Grant/Donation Acceptance)

A resolution accepting a grant from the State of Tennessee, Tennessee Arts Commission, to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Arts Commission, for funding to non-profit organizations to conduct community arts projects in Davidson County.

Sponsors: Bill Pridemore, Nancy VanReece

Last action: Approved

RS2016-172 (Appropriation)

A resolution appropriating to certain accounts for the benefit of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, State Trial Courts, Davidson County Election Commission, District Attorney, Public Defender, Municipal Auditorium, Board of Fair Commissioners, Nashville Farmers’ Market, Department of General Services, and Administrative Department Three Million Three Hundred Forty Seven Thousand Four Hundred Dollars ($3,347,400).

Sponsors: Bill Pridemore, Nancy VanReece, Mary Carolyn Roberts

Last action: Approved

RS2016-171 (Beer Permit)

A resolution exempting Steadfast Fine Coffee located at 603 Taylor Street from the minimum distance requirements for obtaining a beer permit pursuant to Section 7.08.090.E. of the Metropolitan Code.

Sponsors: Freddie O'Connell, Nancy VanReece, Erica Gilmore

Last action: Approved

RS2016-168 (Non-Binding Resolution)

A resolution recognizing April 15, 2016, as the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network’s Day of Silence in Davidson County and across the United States.

Sponsors: Mina Johnson, Nancy VanReece, Brett Withers, Burkley Allen, Colby Sledge

Last action: Returned unsigned by the Mayor

RS2016-147 (Non-Binding Resolution)

A resolution expressing the Metropolitan Council’s support for the Dam Safety Act, styled SB 2357 / HB 2292, currently pending before the Tennessee General Assembly, and requesting that the Davidson County Delegation support state legislation which limits rock quarry operations within certain proximities to dams.

Sponsors: Larry Hagar, Freddie O'Connell, Erica Gilmore, Bob Mendes, Kevin Rhoten, Mike Freeman, Colby Sledge, Burkley Allen, Russ Pulley, Tanaka Vercher, Fabian Bedne, Jacobia Dowell, Brenda Haywood, Angie Henderson, Sam Coleman, DeCosta Hastings, Steve Glover, John Cooper, Doug Pardue, Bill Pridemore, Mina Johnson, Dave Rosenberg, Davette Blalock, Nancy VanReece, Anthony Davis, Brett Withers, Scott Davis, Robert Swope, Holly Huezo, Karen Johnson, Jason Potts, Ed Kindall, Mary Carolyn Roberts, Sharon Hurt, Jim Shulman, Jeff Syracuse, Jeremy Elrod

Last action: Returned unsigned by the Mayor

RS2016-144 (Non-Binding Resolution)

A resolution honoring the life of Dr. Sandra Thomas-Trudo and condemning domestic violence.

Sponsors: Mary Carolyn Roberts, Mina Johnson, Freddie O'Connell, John Cooper, Erica Gilmore, Bob Mendes, Sharon Hurt, Brett Withers, Nancy VanReece, Bill Pridemore, Doug Pardue, Larry Hagar, Holly Huezo, Kevin Rhoten, Jeff Syracuse, Colby Sledge, Davette Blalock, Jeremy Elrod, Russ Pulley, Kathleen Murphy, Sheri Weiner, Steve Glover, Tanaka Vercher, Karen Johnson, Jason Potts, Fabian Bedne, Sam Coleman, Angie Henderson, Dave Rosenberg, Jacobia Dowell, Robert Swope, Scott Davis, Jim Shulman, DeCosta Hastings, Anthony Davis

Last action: Returned unsigned by the Mayor

RS2015-63 (Non-Binding Resolution)

A resolution requesting the President of the United States, Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the United States Senate, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, the United States House of Representatives, and the Tennessee Congressional Delegation to oppose the TransPacific Partnership (TPP).

Sponsors: Fabian Bedne, Dave Rosenberg, Tanaka Vercher, Nancy VanReece, Karen Johnson, Ed Kindall, Scott Davis, Sam Coleman, Davette Blalock, Sharon Hurt, Jason Potts

Last action: Returned unsigned by the Mayor

RS2015-19 (Metro Employees)

A Resolution authorizing the employment of Michael F. Jameson as Special Counsel and Director of the Council Office for the Metropolitan County Council.

Sponsors: Erica Gilmore, Bob Mendes, Jim Shulman, Nancy VanReece, Bill Pridemore, Doug Pardue, Ed Kindall, Kathleen Murphy, Jeremy Elrod, Sam Coleman, Angie Henderson, Burkley Allen, Karen Johnson, Jason Potts View Attachment

Last action: Approved

Committee chairs are traditionally listed as sponsors or cosponsors of legislation submitted by Metro departments.


Open Data

 Development Tracker November 5, 2017

Development Tracker November 5, 2017

 Applications for Permits in D8 as of Feb 5, 2017

Applications for Permits in D8 as of Feb 5, 2017


Codes Department Reports

Property Standard Violations Map


Legislation

PLANNING DEPT :

This was approved 2/23/2017

EAST NASHVILLE COMMUNITY PLAN AMENDMENT Public Hearing: Open Council District 05 (Scott Davis); 08 (Nancy VanReece) Staff Reviewer: Anita McCaig A request to amend the East Nashville Community Plan by adding a Special Policy area allowing Trail Oriented Development and by changing the T3 Suburban Neighborhood Evolving policy at key nodes to T3 Suburban Neighborhood Center policy on various properties located along Broadmoor Drive, Ben Allen Road, and Hart Lane, west of Ellington Parkway, zoned One and Two-Family Residential (R10), Single-Family Residential (RS10), SingleFamily Residential (RS7.5), and Specific Plan-Mixed Use (SP-MU), and partially within a Planned Unit Development Overlay District (269.76 acres), requested by Dale and Associates, applicant; various property owners. Staff Recommendation: Approve Feb 9, 2017 Meeting

SEE FULL REPORT HERE

WHAT IS TRAIL ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT


Historic Preservation


Historic Preservation


HISTORIC PRESERVATION

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The Smith- Carter House



This stone, Monterey-style house was built in 1925 and purchased in 1952 by “Mr. Country,” Carl Smith, just weeks before his marriage to June Carter, of the famed Carter Family. The farm remained home to June and daughter Carlene after the couple’s 1956 divorce, during which time The Carter Family became a regular Grand Ole Opry act. In 1963, June wrote “Ring of Fire” here with Merle Kilgore, a certified Gold single recorded soon after by Johnny Cash and The Carter Family.

The Carter Family toured with Cash, often appearing on his show. June and Johnny recorded several duets and married in 1968. Family matriarch “Mother Maybelle” Carter, who developed the transformative “Carter Scratch” guitar picking style, moved here with husband Ezra in 1971 during his illness. Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1970, Maybelle was featured on the 1972 Nitty Gritty Dirt Band album Will the Circle Be Unbroken. She stayed here until her death in 1978.

The Historic Marker dedication will take place Sunday September 9, 2018 3- 5 pm. The historical marker located near the Gibson Drive entrance, and the celebration will highlight the residence, barn, and grounds of this 13-acre Historic Landmark. The event will feature Jeff Hannah, lead singer of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Carlene Carter performing “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” and other songs connected to this amazing place. Invited guests include Marty Stuart, who lived in the home, and John Carter Cash. ( This event is at capacity for vehicles - walks ups are welcome.  Please do not park on street.)



Here are the images from the hazmat tour today:

AUGUST 5, 2016

The GoPro I borrowed was accidentally set on 'photo' rather than 'video' - my fault entirely.

The photo album is 99 hand selected images.

The video is a sort-of Blair Witch Project view of the inside of the main building. This is a strange yet interesting look at all 2885 images that were taken.

 Selected Photos by The Tennesseean

Nancy VanReece, Nashville Metro Council Member 8th District was joined by;

W. Tim Walker
Executive Director
Metro Historical Commission

John M. Hull
Deputy Commissioner
TN Department of General Services

Patrick McIntyre
TN Historic Commission

Anna Catherine Davenport
Tennessee Department of General Services

Natalie Hansen
President
Lady Builder LLC

Kevin Powell
Director of Facilities Management, State of TN

A meeting with the Mayor's office is set for Friday August 12th to discuss the future of the buildings and options.

July 13, 2016

Demolition of Inglewood's historic Masonic buildings delayed

Read the Story by Jen Todd in the Tennessean.

See the Report provided by TN Department of General Services

“I hope that we can work together in full transparency with the state to craft an outcome suitable to all parties.”

— Metro Councilwoman Nancy VanReece

July 6, 2016 Update: The Resolution Passed and I will present it on July 12

I have introduced a Resolution that Metro Council will consider on July 5. The Resolution urges the State of Tennessee to "preserve, not demolish, the Home for Aged Masons and the Masonic Boys School located at the R.S. Gass State Complex" in Nashville's Inglewood neighborhood.

In addition, on July 12 Historic Nashville will be joining local and state officials to deliver our Petition to not demolish the Masonic Buildings to the State Architect and others. The petition now has over 1,445 signatures. Have you signed yet?

Also Concerning Historic Preservation: 

Check out the new "Secret Nashville" column in the latest issue of Executive Nashville magazine, written by Historic Nashville board member Robbie Jones.

What do you know about Starday-King Studio on Dickerson?

Vacant for 15 years, the historic landmark is overgrown, neglected, and showing signs of deterioration. What the future holds for this legendary recording studio is unknown. Metro Councilwoman Nancy VanReece hopes the property owner will “recognize its place in our history and work toward restoration or seek a qualified new owner that will respect the history created there and support the potential renaissance.” Two years ago, the city came together to save RCA Studio A from the wrecking ball. Will we do the same for James Brown’s Starday-King Studio? - Executive Nashville Magazine.

June 16, 2016 Update: 

Very grateful for Representative Sherry Jones to take the time to come visit me in my office today to talk about how we all need to work together to save the Masonic Buildings on the TBI Campus.

A dedicated group of Historical Activist, elected officials, and the community need to keep applying pressure on this important matter.

Representative Brenda Gilmore has requested "that no action be taken on either of these buildings until we have an opportunity to fully discuss the issue, come before the commission and present you and the commission members with the hundreds of names that have signed a petition asking that the buildings not be destroyed."
Please sign the petition and SHARE it with your friends.

May 11, 2016 BREAKING NEWS:  Officials hope to save Inglewood's historic Masonic buildings

We've needed to save the remaining historic Masonic buildings on the TBI Campus in D8 for a long time. The alarm sounded after Clint Camp noticed that the State of TN had placed $1.5M in the budget to demolish the buildings. With no public discussion. - Tim Walker from the Metro Nashville Historical Commission and I hosted an on-site visit April 29 with State Representative Bill Beck and State Rep. Brenda Gilmore to talk.
Action will be taken to request a reconsideration to take those same funds and move them toward stabilization efforts. Ultimate restoration and use of these amazing historic stone buildings can be realized only if they are saved from pending demolition.

Be watching for ways to have your voice heard on this with help from our friends at Historic Nashville 

Nashville Scene Dec 209: The state controls the fate of some other endangered sites, such as The Home for Aged Masons (R.S. Gass Boulevard off Hart Lane in Inglewood), a three-story Colonial Revival-style building constructed in 1913-1915. It and the nearby Boys' School, built around 1915, are the only surviving buildings from a larger complex dating to the early 20th century. The Tennessee Masons provided the campus as a home for widows, orphans and the aged, according to Historic Nashville, which placed these properties on its list.

Designed by the Nashville architectural firm of Asmus & Norton, who designed the Cathedral of the Incarnation on West End, the columned limestone building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It sits now on an office-building campus that houses the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and other state agencies. Purchased by the State of Tennessee in 1941 for use as a tuberculosis hospital, the property was vacated in the 1990s

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  • Amqui Station & Visitors Center

  • Madison Branch Library

  • The Gallatin Road Corridor

  • Due West Avenue Development

  • The Dickerson Road Corridor

  • Skyline Medical Center

  • Nossi College of Art

  • Oakwood Park 

  • Fifty Forward Madison Station

  • Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

  • National Cemetery

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