04/16/18 Budget and Finance Committee


WE HAVE BEEN HAVING A REKURING PROGRAM WITH THE METRO HOMELESSNESS COMMISSION WHERE WE PROVIDE BLOCK GRANT FUNDS FOR PERSONS GETTING HOUSED FOR SECURITY DEPOSITS, UTILITY DEPOSITS AND RENT DEPOSITS. IT IS PAID TO THE LAND LORD OR UTILITY, NOT TO THE PERSON. THE SECOND PART IS TO ASSIST US IN OUR FIVE YEAR CONSOLIDATED PLAN.>> SO IT SOUNDS LIKE THE — IS IT THE MAJORITY OF THE FUNDS THAT ACTUALLY GO FOR DIRECT SERVICES.>> YES, THE MAJORITY IS FOR THE RENT DEPOSITS, THE SERVICES FOR THE HOMELESS.>> AND THEN A LAST PART, EXACTLY WHAT DOES THAT GO FOR? THAT MAY BE THE SMALLER AMOUNT.>> THE $15,000 IS TO SUPPORT STAFF COSTS AT THE HOMELESSNESS COMMISSION FOR THEIR TIME IN HOSTING THE CONSULTATIONS FOR US.>> ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU.>> THANK YOU.>>Chairperson: COUNCIL MEMBER GLOVER.>> THANK YOU, CHAIR. JUST — IF — CHAIR, I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW, IF WE PAY THE DEPOSIT IN THE EVENT THE INDIVIDUAL WHO — THAT ACTUALLY LIVES THERE, HONORS THE LEASE, RENT, WHATEVER IT HAPPENS TO BE, DOES METRO GET THAT MONEY BACK OR IS IT PRETTY MUCH SO GONE AT THAT POINT.>> CAN YOU SPEAK TO THAT, HOW THAT REIMBURSEMENT HAPPENS, IF IT DOES.>> IF IT’S AN NES DEPOSIT OR SO, A LOT OF TIMES FOR NES WE GET IT BACK. OTHERWISE IT IS GONE.>> SO — AND IF YOU DON’T KNOW THE ANSWER RIGHT NOW, IT IS FINE. DO YOU HAVE AN IDEA OF THE PERCENTAGE OF HOW MUCH IS GONE VERSUS WHAT COMES BACK TO THE CITY?>> WE ARE TRYING TO GET THAT BETTER, BUT THE DATA COLLECTION WHEN WE HAVE DONE SPOT DATA CHECKING, 80% TO 85% RETAIN THEIR HOUSING SO IT WOULD BE 10%, 15%.>> THANK YOU, CHAIR.>>Chairperson: THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBER. SEEING NO FURTHER DISCUSSION, ALL IN FAVOR? OPPOSED? RESOLUTION PASSES. RS 2018-1141, SPONSOR AUTHORIZES THE DEPARTMENT OF THE METRO ADOPT OF LAW TO AUTHORIZE THE PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS AGAINST METRO GOVERNMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $50,000. IS THERE A MOTION? IT’S BEEN MOVED AND PROPERLY SECONDED. SEEING NO DISCUSSION, ALL IN FAVOR? OPPOSED? RESOLUTION PASSES. RS 2018-1142, ACCEPTS DONATION FROM THE FRIENDS OF NASHVILLE FARMERS MARKET FOR THE USE AND BENEFIT OF THE NASHVILLE FARMERS MARKET. IS THERE A MOTION? IT’S BEEN MOVED AND PROPERLY SECONDED. SEEING NO DISCUSSION, ALL IN FAVOR? OPPOSED? RESOLUTION PASSES. RS 2018-1143, SPONSORS VERCHER AND ROBERTS, APPROVES A FIRE PREVENTION AND SAFETY GRANT FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY TO THE METRO NASHVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT TO IMPLEMENT A DEPARTMENT-WIDE TRAINING PROGRAM FOR ARSON INVESTIGATION AND TO DEVELOP A COMPREHENSIVE PUBLIC EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR NON ENGLISH SPEAKING RESIDENTS. IS THERE A MOTION? MOVED AND SECONDED. VICE CHAIR SHULMAN.>> THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR. I DON’T NEED THIS SPECIFICALLY AT THIS POINT, BUT WHAT I’D BE INTERESTED TO KNOW OR GET AN UPDATE ON THIS ONE AND ACTUALLY THE NEXT ONE, IS JUST HOW THE FUNDING IS GOING AND WHAT IT IS BEING UTILIZED FOR.>> WE CAN HAVE FIRE COME UP AND DISCUSS. YOU’RE VICE CHAIR, WE CAN GET THAT NOW FOR YOU.>> GEE, IT IS NICE TO BE VICE CHAIR.>> YES.>> CAN I ASK THAT COUNCIL MEMBER GLOVER’S MICROPHONE BE TURNED OFF? [LAUGHTER]>> OKAY, AL THOMAS, FIRE MARSHALL FOR THE CITY, NASHVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT. YOUR QUESTION WAS ABOUT WHAT THE MONEY WAS GOING FOR?>> YEAH, KIND OF AN UPDATE.>> YES, WELL, THERE IS ACTUALLY TWO REQUESTST AS PART OF THIS GRANT WHICH IS ALLOWED UNDER THE RULES OF THE GRANT. THE FIRST ONE IS TO ENHANCE OUR CAPABILITIES IN THE ARSON INVESTIGATION UNIT. OF COURSE WITH THE GROWTH OF THE CITY COMES THE GROWTH OF OTHER THINGS THAT GOES ALONG WITH THAT. OUR ARSON INVESTIGATION UNIT DOES A VERY GOOD JOB AT WHAT THEY DO AND FOLLOWING CASES THAT ARE SUSPICIOUS IN NATURE. AND GOING TO, GETTING CONVICTIONS AND THAT SORT OF THING. WE FEEL LIKE WE COULD DO BETTER. THIS PROGRAM WILL PAY FOR SOME FUNDING TO CREATE A TRAINING PROGRAM THAT WILL ENHANCE THE INVESTIGATORS’ ABILITIES TO BE ABLE TO INVESTIGATE THOSE. ALSO, WE ARE GOING TO CREATE ANOTHER TRAINING PROGRAM THAT GOES TO ALL OF OUR FIREFIGHTERS SO THEY’LL BE ABLE TO RECOGNIZE THINGS WHEN THEY MAKE THE CALLS ON THE FRONT END THAT WILL HELP US IN THE INITIAL INVESTIGATIONS. JUST LIKE THE TV SHOW, THE FIRST 48 HOURS ARE REAL CRITICAL IN GETTING THAT INFORMATION IN. THIS WILL HELP US ALONG THAT WAY. THE SECOND PROGRAM IS FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION FOR FIRE PREVENTION. THAT IS TO HELP US WITH A PROGRAM IN SOME TARGETED AREAS. WE ARE WORKING WITH STATE FIRE MARSHALL’S OFFICE TO IDENTIFY A LOT OF THE SCHOOLS THAT HAVE HIGH-RISK POPULATIONS BASED ON STATISTICS AS FAR AS WHERE FIRES COULD OCCUR. THIS PROGRAM WILL HELP CREATE A FIRE SAFETY MESSAGE THAT WE CAN GO INTO 109 SCHOOLS THAT HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED HERE IN NASHVILLE AND IT WILL ADDRESS, NOT ONLY THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING POPULATION, BUT ALSO ALL OF THE OTHER LANGUAGES THAT ARE SPOKEN IN THE COMMUNITY. SO THAT IS FOR ENHANCING THAT.>> THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR.>>Chairperson: THANK YOU, VICE CHAIR SHULMAN. SEEING NO FURTHER DISCUSSION, ALL IN FAVOR? OPPOSED? RESOLUTION PASSES. RS 2018-1144, SPONSORS VERCHER AND ROBERTS, APPROVES AN AMENDMENT TO A GRANT FROM THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION TO THE METRO NASHVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO SUPPORT MENTAL HIMSELF SERVICES AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM ADVOCACY TO VICTIMS OF VIOLENT CRIME. IS THERE A MOTION? IT’S BEEN MOVED AND PROPERLY SECONDED. COUNCIL MEMBER GILMER.>> THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR. IS THERE SOMEONE HERE THAT CAN SPEAK ABOUT THE PROGRAM?>> LIEUTENANT JIM STEVENS FROM THE METRO POLICE DEPARTMENT, STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION. THIS IS A CONTINUATION OF A GRANT THAT WE RECEIVED FROM 1986. IT PAYS 75% OF THE SALARIES OF COUNSELORS TO OFFER COUNSELING SERVICES TO THE VICTIMS OF CRIME ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS.>> AND HOW DO THE PEOPLE GET ASSIGNED TO COUNSELING IF THEY NEED IT?>> SORRY?>> HOW DO THE PERSONS, THE CITIZENS THAT HAVE BEEN A PART OF THIS, HOW DO THEY GET IDENTIFIED TO COME IN FOR COUNSELING? HOW DOES THAT WORK?>> I DON’T HAVE SPECIFICS OF THE PARTICULAR PROGRAM, BUT ANY OF THE VICTIMS OF CRIMES, VARIOUS PERSONAL CRIMES CAN BE — CAN SEEK COUNSELING ASSISTANCE THROUGH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, EITHER THE COUNSELORS THEMSELVES CAN GET SOMEBODY IN THERE, AN OFFICER, CAN SEND THE INFORMATION UP TO THE PROGRAM TO GET SOMEONE COUNSELING SERVICES.>> OKAY, THANK YOU.>>Chairperson: SEEING NO FURTHER DISCUSSION, ALL IN FAVOR? OPPOSED? RESOLUTION PASSES. RS 2018-1145, SPONSORS VERCHER AND GILMORE, APPROVES GRANT FROM TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO THE METRO BOARD OF HEALTH TO PROVIDE CORE MEDICAL SERVICES AND EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES TO FACILITATE AND SUPPORT HIV/AIDS MEDICAL CARE. MOTION? IT’S BEEN MOVED AND PROPERLY SECONDED. SEEING NO DISCUSSION, ALL IN FAVOR? OPPOSED? RESOLUTION PASSES. RS 2018-1146, SPONSORS VERCHER, GILMORE AND ROBERTS, APPROVES OF RACHEL RAY SAVE THEM ALL GRANT FROM THE BEST FRIENDS ANIMAL SOCIETY TO THE METRO BOARD OF HEALTH FOR A HAVE A HEART WORM TREATMENT PLAN. IS THERE A MOTION? IT’S BEEN MOVED AND PROPERLY SECONDED. VICE CHAIR SHULMAN.>> THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIRISM A QUESTION FOR RACHEL RAY. IS SHE HERE?>>Chairperson: I THINK THE BEST WE HAVE IS MR. SHARP.>> WELL, THEN I’M OKAY. I DON’T REALLY NEED TO ASK ANYTHING.>>Chairperson: SEEING NO FURTHER DISCUSSION, ALL IN FAVOR? OPPOSED? RESOLUTION PASSES. RS 2018-1147, SPONSORS VERCHER, GILMORE AND ALLEN, APPROPRIATES GRANT FUNDS FROM THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO THE METRO ACTION COMMISSION FROM A COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT TO PROVIDE A RANGE OF SERVICES DESIGNED TO ASSIST LOW INCOME AND HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS. IS THERE A MOTION? IT’S BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED. SEEING NO DISCUSSION, ALL IN FAVOR — COUNCIL MEMBER GILMORE.>> IF WE COULD HAVE SOMEBODY SPEAK ABOUT IT. GIL . >> GOOD AFTERNOON, MARVIN COX, METROPOLITAN ACTION COMMISSION COMMUNITY PROGRAMS DIRECTOR. THIS BLOCK GRANT EARLIER THIS YEAR OUR FUNDER HAS CHANGED. THE DATE USUALLY WE’D OPERATE JULY 1 TO JUNE 30. WE ARE GOING TO A FEDERAL FISCAL YEAR WHICH WILL BE OCTOBER 1 TO SEPTEMBER 30. THESE PROGRAMS ARE DESIGNED TO ASSIST INDIVIDUALS, LOW INCOME WITH RENT, MORTGAGE, OUR ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM AND PROGRAMS WE USE THROUGH OUR WHOLE FAMILY APPROACH WITH OUR CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND OUR — PROGRAM WHICH WE WORK WITH INDIVIDUALS IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.>> THANK YOU. IN ADDITION TO THIS, HOW ARE YOUR — IS IT — ARE THOSE STILL DOING FINE FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OR — >> YES, MA’AM, THAT IS A DIFFERENT PROGRAM, BUT YES, MA’AM. WE DO ENERGY ASSISTANCE THROUGH THAT PROGRAM WE ELECTRIC AND GAS FOR LOW INCOME RESIDENTS.>> IT SEEMED LIKE I HEARD A RUMOR, BUT IS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT STILL FUNDING THAT?>> YES, MA’AM. THAT PROGRAM OPERATES ON A JULY 1 TO JUNE 30 TIMEFRAME.>> THANK YOU.>>Chairperson: THANK YOU, MR. COX. FINE DISTRICT 28 CONSTITUENT THERE. SEEING NO FURTHER DISCUSSION, ALL IN FAVOR? OPPOSED? RESOLUTION PASSES. RS 2018-1148, SPONSORS VERCHER, ELROD AND OTHERS, APPROVES A PEDESTRIAN SIGNAL PRY OR THETIES — ARE PRIORITIES GRANT TO INSTALL PEDESTRIAN FACILITIES AND SIGNALIZATION AT THE MOST DANGEROUS INTERSECTIONS THROUGHOUT DAVISON COUNTY. MOTION? IT’S BEEN MOVED AND PROPERLY SECONDED. SEEING NO DISCUSSION, ALL IN FAVOR? OPPOSED? RESOLUTION PASSES. RS 2018-1149, SPONSORS DAVIS, SCOTT DAVIS, WITHERS AND OTHERS, APPROVES APPLICATION FOR AN EAST NASHVILLE BACKBONES GRANT FROM THE GREATER NASHVILLE REGION COUNCIL TO THE METRO NASHVILLE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT TO DESIGN AND EVALUATE A SPINE OF THREE MAJOR SEPARATED BACK WAYS IN EAST NASHVILLE TO CONNECT COMMUNITIES, ENCOURAGE ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION AND DECREASE AUTOMOBILE DEPENDENCE. THERE IS A LETTER TO APPROVE. MOTION? IT’S OPINION MOVED AND SECONDED. SEEING NO DISCUSSION, ALL IN FAVOR? OPPOSED? RESOLUTIONS PASSES. RS 2018-1150, AUTHORIZES AMENDMENT ONE TO A PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN METRO GOVERNMENT AND THE METRO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS FOR DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF ACCESS ROADS CONNECTING CANE RIDGE, OLD FRANKLIN ROAD TO I-24 INTERCHANGE AT HICKORY HOLLOW PARKWAY. IS THERE A MOTION? IT’S BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED.>> I APOLOGIZE, MADAM PRESIDENT. I WANTED TO SPEAK ON THE BILL THAT I’M SPONSORING. THE ONE PREVIOUSLY.>> YES, MA’AM. I APOLOGIZE. IF YOU CAN GO BACK TO THAT BILL JUST REAL QUICKLY, HUMOR ME. I APOLOGIZE TO THE COMMITTEE. THAT GRANT FOR THE BIKE LANES, WHAT AREA DOES THAT FOCUS ON? MOSTLY EAST NASHVILLE, CORRECT?>>Chairperson: THAT’S CORRECT.>> NO PROBLEM. THANK YOU. THAT’S $1.3 MILLION OR $1.4 MILLION?>>Chairperson: I DON’T HAVE MY ANALYSIS IN FRONT OF ME. >> I’LL ASK AFTERWARDS. CONTINUE ON.>>Chairperson: WAS THAT YOUR COMMENT?>> YES, MA’AM.>>Chairperson: THANK YOU. COUNCIL MEMBER GLOVER.>> THANK YOU, CHAIR. IF I COULD, THE MAIN SPONSOR, IF WE COULD JUST GET KIND OF AN OVERVIEW. I’M READING THE ANALYSIS AND JUST WANT TO KIND OF UNDERSTAND WHAT WE ARE DOING AND HOW THIS WORKS AND WHAT IT DOES FOR THE OVERALL COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE. NOT TRYING TO PUT THE SPONSOR ON THE SPOT, BUT JUST HELP ME UNDERSTAND BEYOND WHAT I’M READING IN THE ANALYSIS, PLEASE.>>Chairperson: NOT A PROBLEM, COUNCIL MEMBER. JUST FOR THE VIEWING AUDIENCE, WE ARE ON RS 2018-1150. COUNCIL MEMBER DOWELL, YOU’RE RECOGNIZED.>> IF YOU REMEMBER — MOST OF US PROBABLY DON’T, BUT BACK IN THE ’70s WHEN THEY CONSTRUCTED HICKORY HOLLOW PARKWAY OFF I-24 THERE WAS PLANS TO COMPLETE IT. IT WAS NOT FULLY COMPLETED. THEY DID ONE PORTION OF IT AND THEY RAN OUT OF MONEY FOR THE SECOND BHOEFRJS THE TWO DEVELOPMENTERS CAME FROM THE CENSTURY FARM DEVELOPMENT WHERE IKEA IS, THERE WERE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT DEVELOPING OUR 100-YEAR-OLD CENTURY FARM. ONE OF THE THINGS NEIGHBORS SAID IS IF THERE IS GOING TO BE ANYMORE DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTHEAST DAVISON COUNTY, WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE INFRASTRUCTURE PUT IN. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE WERE ABLE TO DO IS TO WORK WITH THE STATE AND WORK WITH OUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT, AND THE PRIOR ADMINISTRATION TO WORK OUT A FUND AND ARRANGEMENT THAT ALLOWED FOR PARTICIPATION WITH METRO, THE DEVELOPER AND OUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT. WHAT DO YOU SEE THAT IS BEFORE YOU TODAY IS THE ACTUAL FUNDING FOR THAT PARTICIPATION. THE PROJECT INCLUDES ACCESS AND COMPLETION OF THE I-24 EXCHANGE. THAT IS THE INTERSTATE PART. IN ORDER TO GET ON THE INTERSTATE WE NEED TO CONNECT THE ROADS BUILT INTERNALLY WITHIN THE DEVELOPMENT AND OFF OUR LOCAL ROADS. THE AGREEMENT IS A PARTICIPATION BETWEEN A METRO AND THE DEVELOPER TO BUILD THOSE CONNECTOR ROADS. WE HAVE A COUPLE CONNECTOR ROADS. I DON’T KNOW IF THEY INCLUDED IT IN THE ANALYSIS, BUT I HAVE A DIAGRAM THAT I’D BE HAPPY TO SHARE WITH YOU SO YOU CAN SEE THE ROADS THEY ARE GOING TO BUILD. THAT IS GOING TO CREATE A TREMENDOUS OPPORTUNITY FOR US IN OUR AREA BECAUSE WE HAVE A LOT OF DENSE DEVELOPMENT AROUND THE BELL ROAD AREA. UNFORTUNATELY, THAT EXIT HASN’T BEEN MUCH HELP TO US. THE AGREEMENT IS TDOT IS PUTTING IN AROUND $20 MILLION AND METRO MILLION AND $12 MILLION FOR THE CONNECTOR ROADS WITH THE DEVELOPER SO OUR PARTICIPATION AMOUNT IS ABOUT $12 MILLION. IF YOU HAVE ANYMORE QUESTIONS I’LL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER THEM.>> WHAT I’D LIKE TO DO, IF I MAY, IS GO TO MR. WILSHIRE. GIVE ME AN IDEA ON HOW THIS ONE ACTUALLY BROKE DOWN ON PERCENTAGES ON HOW IT PAID OUT, OR HOW IT’S BEING PAID FOR, I SHOULD SAY. SORRY, I SAID THAT PROBABLY IN THE WRONG TENSE. IT LOOKS LIKE THIS IS ACTUALLY MORE OF A KIND OF A GIVE AND TAKE. CORRECT ME IF I’M WRONG. AS I’M READING THE ANALYSIS.>> MR. WILSHIRE.>> I’D BE HAPPY TO ANSWER. THE COUNCIL MEMBER DID A LOT OF WORK ON THIS AS WELL. IN SHORT, THE — THERE IS ABOUT A 300-ACRE DEVELOPMENT IN THIS AREA AND THE ROLE OF METRO GOVERNMENT, WE BELIEVE IS TO PROVIDE THINGS LIKE SAFE STREETS THROUGH POLICE OFFICERS, EDUCATE KIDS AND TO PROVIDE CONNECTIVITY. THIS IS A MEANS FOR THE CITY TO PROVIDE SOME ADDITIONAL CONNECTIVITY WITH ROADS THROUGH THIS AREA, PROVIDING AS THE COUNCIL MEMBER SAID, INCREMENTAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. THE BULK OF THE FUNDING COMES FROM THE STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR THE INTERCHANGE. WE AGREED TO SPLIT 50/50, THAT PORTION OF THE DEVELOPMENT, NOT PAID FOR BY THE STATE OR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. 50/50 WITH THE DEVELOPERS.>> SO ROUGHLY 12/12?>> YES, SIR, THAT’S CORRECT.>> HOW MANY JOBS ON THIS?>> IT ACTUALLY COULD BE A REALLY ABSURD AMOUNT OF JOBS. THE 300 ACRES WILL HAVE A VARIETY OF DEVELOPMENTS. THERE WILL BE MULTI-FAMILY THAT’S BEGUN CONSTRUCTION. HOSPITALITY, THE IKEA WILL BE LOCATED IN THIS DEVELOPMENT AND THIS IS A PREREQUISITE FOR THE IKEA TO WORK. THERE ARE FIVE OR SIX DEVELOPMENT PADS WE THINK ARE IDEALLY SITUATED FOR OFFICE DEVELOP. CHS HAS 1500 PEOPLE WORKING IN THE CHS DEVELOPMENT THAT IS IN THE BACK CORNER OF THIS PROJECT. THE DIRECT NUMBER OF JOBS, I DON’T WANT TO SAY, BUT ESSENTIALLY THE OPPORTUNITY — THERE IS AT LEAST ONE OPPORTUNITY THAT WENT TO ANOTHER COUNTY THAT WE BELIEVE IF THIS INFRASTRUCTURE WERE IN PLACE WOULD NOW BE IN DAVIDSON COUNTY. IT LITERALLY COULD BE IN THE 5000 ONCE IT’S DONE.>> VERY NICE. COUNCIL MEMBER, CONGRATULATIONS. THANK YOU, CHAIR.>>Chairperson: THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER GLOVER. COUNCIL MEMBER MENDES.>> I WANTED TO ADD A VOICE OF SUPPORT FOR THIS AND THANK COUNCIL MEMBER DOWELL. I THINK EVERYBODY KNOWS SOUTHEAST NASHVILLE, DUE TO ITS PRIMARILY RURAL BACKGROUND, IS FILLED WITH WINDING ROADS THAT HAVE ALMOST NO ABILITY TO GET ACROSS THE AREA FROM ONE SIDE TO THE OTHER WITHOUT RUNNING INTO TERRIBLE TRAFFIC CHOKE POINTS. FINISHING OUT THIS INTERCHANGE AND PROVIDING THE CONNECTIVITY ON THE SOUTHWEST SIDE OF I-24 IS REALLY CRITICAL. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT FOR US TO SUPPORT.>>Chairperson: THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER, FOR THAT SUPPORT. COUNCIL MEMBER GILMORE.>> I JUST WANTED TO PUBLICLY THANK COUNCIL MEMBER DOWELL. I KNOW SHE’S BEEN WORKING A COUPLE YEARS, FIGHTING FOR THE DISTRICT. THERE ARE TWO BIG FEATHERS IN HER HAT THAT SHE HAS. ONE WAS THE COUNCIL MEETING BEFORE WITH THE BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT. IT IS IMPORTANT. WE HAVE A LOT DOWNTOWN, BUT TO TAKE IT TO THE SUBURBAN AREAS, I WANT TO COMMEND YOU ON THAT. AND THIS ONE AS WELL, ALL THE JOBS AND GETTING THE PROPER INFRASTRUCTURE THERE. YOU ARE TO BE COMMENDED FOR THAT.>>Chairperson: THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER. COUNCIL MEMBER DOWELL.>> I MISSED THE C-BID CONVERSATION WE HAD LAST WEEK. I HAD A LOT OF COUNCIL MEMBERS ASK ME ABOUT THE C-BID. I WANTED TO PUBLICLY SAY IT WAS COUNCIL MEMBER GILMORE MY FIRST TERM. MY NEIGHBORS WOULD ASK, HOW DOES THE GULCH HAVE ALL THOSE NICE FLOWERS AND SO FORTH. IT TOOK ME ABOUT FOUR MEETINGS FOR HER TO COMMUNICATE TO ME THAT THEY WERE IN A SPECIAL DISTRICT AND THEY WERE PAYING FOR THAT AND I WASN’T PAYING WITH IT WITH OUR ANTIOCH TAX DOLLARS. I WAS ABLE TO CONDUCT MY BUSINESS OWNERS WITH TOM TURNER AND HE SAT DOWN WITH THEM. IT TOOK A WHILE, BUT THAT WAS THE OUTCOME OF IT. WE DID WORK WITH OUR STATE LEGISLATORS AS WELL. THAT JUST SHOWS YOU, HAVING THE EXPERIENCE AND SHARING THE INFORMATION, HOW MUCH IT HELPS. I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT TO YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER GILMORE.>>Chairperson: THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER. SEEING NO FURTHER DISCUSSION, ALL IN FAVOR? OPPOSED? RESOLUTION PASSES. RS 2018-1151, SPONSORS DOWELL, VERCHER AND OTHERS, AUTHORIZES AMENDMENT ONE TO AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND METRO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OF INTERDHANG MODIFICATION ON I-24 EAST AT HICKORY HOLLOW PARKWAY? . IT’S BEEN MOVED AND PROPERLY SECONDED. NO DISCUSSION. ALL IN FAVOR? OPPOSED? RESOLUTION PASSES. NOW WE ARE ON BILLS ON PUBLIC HEARING AND SECOND READING. BL 2018-1139, SPONSORS SYRACUSE, VERCHER AND BEDNE, APPROVES DONALDSON TRANSIT ORIENTED REDEVELOPMENT PLAN. I BELIEVE WE DO HAVE A SUBSTITUTE; IS THAT CORRECT? WE DO HAVE A SUBSTITUTE. IS THERE A MOTION — — IT’S BEEN MOVED AND PROPERLY SECONDED. COUNCIL MEMBER MENDES.>> WELL, AND JUST FOR CLARITY, I THINK THE SUB SUIT PACKAGE HAS TWO DIFFERET SUBSTITUTES FOR THIS. I THINK THE MOTION IS FOR SUBSTITUTE A, WHICH, IN THE PACKET, WE HAVE ON OUR DESKS, STARTS AT PAGE ONE AND RUNS THROUGH PAGE 27. I’LL SAY THAT I HAVE WORKED EXTENSIVELY WITH COUNCIL MEMBER SYRACUSE AND MDHA TO HAVE THIS SUBSTITUTE INTO THE PLACE WHERE IT IS NOW AND I KNOW COUNCIL MEMBER SYRACUSE ISN’T ON THE COMMITTEE, BUT I’M SURE HE’D LIKE TO HAVE A CHANCE TO DESCRIBE IT IN MORE DETAIL. I JUST WANTED TO CLARIFY WE ARE TALKING ABOUT SUBSTITUTE A.>>Chairperson: SUBSTITUTE A, THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBER. COUNCIL MEMBER SYRACUSE.>> THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR. I APPRECIATE IT. INDEED, THIS SUBSTITUTE, MORE FULLY FLUSHES OUT THE DONALDSON’S TOD AND GIVES A LOT OF CLARITY AND JUST MORE TO THE PLAN ON BOTH THE DEVELOPMENT AND THE HOUSING SIDE. WE HAVE WORKED VERY CLOSELY IN CONCERT WITH THE ADMINISTRATION, THE LEGAL MDHA PLANNING, SO I’M VERY PROUD OF WHAT WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH WITH THIS SUBSTITUTE. MY GOAL IS TO INTRODUCE THE SUBSTITUTE SO THAT IT GOES TO THE PLAN DEPARTMENT AND COMMISSION, THAT THEY HAVE THAT TO REVIEW AT THE PLANNING COMMISSION ON APRIL 26. WHAT I ALSO WANT TO DO IS DEFER — WE HAD ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED TOMORROW, THE 17TH, TO BE THE PUBLIC HEARING HERE AT COUNCIL, BUT I WANTED TO DEFER THAT TO MAY 15. THANK YOU.>>Chairperson: GIVE ME ONE SECOND, COUNCIL MEMBER. THERE IS A MOTION — I NEED A MOTION TO DEFER THE SUBSTITUTE. COUNCIL MEMBER ALLEN.>> THANK YOU. I JUST WAS GOING TO ASK FOR MORE INSTRUCTIONS, BUT IF WE HAVE TIME TO READ THROUGH IT I WILL STUDY IT AND SAVE MY QUESTIONS FOR LATER. THANK YOU.>>Chairperson: THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBER. COUNCIL MEMBER GLOVER.>> I’M JUST LOOKING FOR MR. JAMESON TELL ME WHAT WE DO HERE AS FAR AS A REQUEST BEING MADE BY THE SPONSOR. NOT CERTAIN IF YOU’RE ON BUDGET AND FINANCE. IF NOT, GIVE US SOME DIRECTION, PLEASE.>> A COMMITTEE MEMBER COULD MOVE THE SUBSTITUTE.>> I WILL MOVE THE SUBSTITUTE. >>Chairperson: IT’S BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED. ALL IN FAVOR? OPPOSED? NOW WE ARE ON THE BILL AS SUBSTITUTED. COUNCIL MEMBER COOPER.>> OH, THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIRMAN. I JUST WANTED TO MEMORIALIZE FOR MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE, MDHA’S COMMITMENT AND MARVELOUS JOE CANE’S COMMITMENT, SHARE WITH US THE TAX ANALYSIS THAT WOULD GO WITH THIS PARTICULAR TRANSIT-ORIENTED DISTRICT. THE ANALYSIS IS THE NOTE THAT ONLY 30% OF THE INCREASED TAX REVENUE WOULD GO TO PAY THE TIF LOANS AND MDHA HAS AGREED TO SHARE THEIR WORK WITH US. IF YOU’D LOOK FOR THAT IN YOUR E-MAIL BOX, OF THE PROJECTED DEVELOPMENT ANTICIPATED BY THIS TOD. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>Chairperson: THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER COOPER. VICE CHAIR SHULMAN.>> I THINK I’M GOING TO DEFER TO COUNCIL MEMBER MENDES.>>Chairperson: COUNCIL MEMBER MENDES.>> I THINK WHAT THE SPONSOR WOULD LIKE IS TO HAVE US MOVE THIS — ACCEPT THE SUBSTITUTE AS AMENDED AND THEN DEFER FOR SECOND READING AGAIN ON MAY 15, WITH A RE-REFERRAL TO BUDGET AND FINANCE.>>Chairperson: YOU GOT THAT MOTION?>> ACCEPT THE ORDINANCE AS SUBSTITUTED.>>Chairperson: ACCEPT IT AS SUBSTITUTED, DEFER TO MAY 15 AND RE-DEFER TO BUDGET AND FINANCE.>> THAT IS WHAT I MEANT TO SAY. [LAUGHTER]>>Chairperson: JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE WE ARE CLEAR. THERE IS A MOTION TO DEFER THE SUBSTITUTE TO MAY 15 AND RE-REFER BACK TO BUDGET AND FINANCE.>> APPROVE THE ORDINANCE AS SUBSTITUTED. >>Chairperson: APPROVE THE ORDINANCE AS SUBSTITUTED.>> AND THEN MOVE THE ENTIRE PACKAGE DEFERRED TO MAY 15. >>Chairperson: WE ARE ON THE BILL AS SUBSTITUTED. TAKE THE MOTION.>> YOU’RE MOVING TO APPROVE THE ORDINANCE AS SUBSTITUTED, THEN TO DEFER PUBLIC HEARING TO MAY 15 WITH A RE-REFERRAL TO BUDGET AND FINANCE.>> I THINK WE KEEP SAYING THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AGAIN.>>Chairperson: WE JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE WE’RE CLEAR. ALL IN FAVOR? OPPOSED? BILL IS DEFERRED AS SUBSTITUTED TO MAY 15 AND RE-REFERRED TO BUDGET AND FINANCE. COUNCIL MEMBER MENDES. DID WE JUST MESS THAT UP?>> I DON’T THINK SO.>>Chairperson: OKAY.>> I THINK WE’RE GOOD. >>Chairperson: OKAY. COUNCIL MEMBER GLOVER. OH, YOU WERE JUST PRESSING, TOO. BL 2018-1142, SPONSOR MURPHY, AMENDS METRO CODE SECTION TO REQUIRE NOTICE TO METRO COUNCIL MEMBERS OR FUND REQUEST WITHIN THE MEMBER’S DISTRICT. DO YOU HAVE A LETTER OF APPROVAL FROM THE SPONSOR?>> WANT TO MOVE IT TO THE HEEL.>>Chairperson: WE’LL MOVE THAT TO THE HEEL. BL 2018-1143, SPONSORS JOHNSON MURPHY AND OTHERS, APPROVES AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, CITY — CSX TRANSPORTATION, DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS FOR PAYMENT TO CXT FOR COST INCURRED DURING THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE BRIDGE REHABILITATION PROJECT AT THE HILLWOOD BOULEVARD BRIDGE IN RICHMOND CREEK. IS THERE A MOTION.>> [OFF MIC].>>Chairperson: WE DO NOT. WE DO NOT HAVE A LETTER FROM THE SPONSOR. DID YOU HAVE ANYTHING? WE’LL MOVE THAT ONE ALSO. BL 2018-1144, SPONSORS VERCHER, BEDNE AND ELROD, AUTHORIZES TEMPORARY AND PERMANENT EASEMENTS TO THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR PROPERTIES OWNED BY THE METRO GOVERNMENT. IS THERE A MOTION? IT’S BEEN MOVED AND PROPERLY SECONDED. SEEING NO DISCUSSION, ALL IN FAVOR? OPPOSED? THE BILL PASSES. NOW WE ARE ON BILLS ON THIRD READING. BL 2018-1124, SPONSOR, HURT, AMENDS METRO CODE REGARDING PUBLIC BATHROOM FACILITIES. I DO NOT HAVE A LETTER FROM THE SPONSOR — >> AND IT’S AT THE HEEL — >>Chairperson: SO IT WILL BE DEFERRED BY RULE. WE ARE GOING BACK TO BL 2018-1142. THIS WILL BE DEFERRED BY RULE ALSO. BL 2018-1143, SPONSORS JOHNSON, MURPHY AND OTHERS WILL BE DEFERRED BY RULE.>> [OFF MIC]. >>Chairperson: AND WE HAVE ONE LATE FILE RESOLUTION. SPONSOR VERCHER, A RESOLUTION APPROVING AN APPLICATION FOR AN — ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK GRANT FROM THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION TO THE METRO GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY, ACTING BY AND THROUGH THE METRO NASHVILLE PARKS AND REC DEPARTMENT TO BEGIN THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PARK MASTER PLAN. IS THERE A MOTION? IT’S BEEN MOVED AND PROPERLY SECONDED. COUNCIL MEMBER HENDERSON.>> THANK YOU, CHAIR. NO NEED FOR ME TO SPEAK. I REALIZE YOU’RE CO-SPONSOR ON THE BILL, SO ALL GOOD. THANK YOU. IF ANYBODY HAS ANY QUESTIONS MR. — IS HERE FROM THE PARKS DEPARTMENT. THANK YOU.>>Chairperson: MR. — WOULD YOU LIKE TO COME UP AND SPEAK TO THE COMMITTEE AS IT RELATES TO THIS GRANT?>> GOOD AFTERNOON, I’M WITH METRO PARKS. HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE, BUT IN A NUTSHELL THIS IS AN APPLICATION FOR $500,000 TO IMPLEMENT THE FIRST PHASE OF THE MASTER PLAN FOR THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK. METRO’S MATCHING COMMITMENT TO THIS IS THE LAND ITSELF, SO THERE IS NO ADDITIONAL METRO FUNDS THAT WILL BE REQUIRED OF IT, ALTHOUGH THE FRIENDS GROUP HAS SOME EXISTING FUNDS THAT THEY WILL ULTIMATELY PUT INTO THIS PROJECT AND ARE STRATEGIZING ON A SECOND PHASE OF PRIVATE CAPITAL FUNDING CAMPAIGN.>>Chairperson: THANK YOU SO MUCH. COUNCIL MEMBER COOPER.>> THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR. I JUST WANTED TO THANK THE PARKS DEPARTMENT AND ALSO COUNCIL MEMBER HENDERSON FOR HELPING GET THIS APPLICATION IN ON TIME. IT IS GOING TO BE A SIGNIFICANT ADDITION TO OUR PARKSYSTEM, I HOPE, IN TIME.>>Chairperson: THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER. SEEING NO FURTHER DISCUSSION, ALL IN FAVOR? OPPOSED? RESOLUTION PASSES. WE ARE ADJOURNED. [MEETING ADJOURNED]

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