A resolution authorizing the Director of Public Property, or his designee, to exercise option agreements for the purchase of various flood-prone properties, for Metro Water Services (MWS Project No. 17WS0001 and Proposal No. 2017M-22PR-001).

WHEREAS, it is in the public interest for The Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County to acquire certain flood-prone property; and,

WHEREAS, the properties shown on Exhibit 1, attached hereto, are flood-prone; and,

WHEREAS, Section 2.24.250(F) of the Metropolitan Code of Laws provides:
Where land in fee simple is being purchased for purposes other than for rights-of-way for highways, streets, roads, alleys and other places for vehicular traffic, the director of public property administration shall negotiate for the purchase of such property and seek to obtain from the owner an option to sell to the Metropolitan government at a fixed price, subject to the approval of the Metropolitan Council by resolution, and no purchase shall be consummated until it has been so approved by the Metropolitan Council; and,

WHEREAS, pursuant to the terms of the agreements attached hereto and incorporated herein as Exhibits 2-10, the Metropolitan Government holds Options to purchase those certain real properties as shown in Section 1 below; and,

WHEREAS, The Metropolitan Planning Commission approved mandatory referral No. 2017M-022PR-001 on March 24, 2017, for acquisition of the properties; and

WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the citizens of Nashville and Davidson County to approve the purchase of said properties.


Section 1. The Director of Public Property, or his designee, is hereby authorized to exercise the options to purchase nine properties as shown on Exhibit 1 and described in Exhibits 2-10, which are attached hereto and incorporated by reference and to execute the necessary documents pertaining thereto.

Tax Map & Parcel               Address                                        Council District
091-06-0 184.00                925 Delray Drive 37209                           20
052-01-0 065.00                227 Harrington Avenue 37115                   9
150-02-0 285.00                3062 High Rigger Drive 37217                   29
091-10-0 109.00                722 Hite Street 37209                            20
147-04-0 040.00                4805 Humber Drive 37211                        30
082-03-0 539.00                856 Joseph Avenue 37207                       5
082-03-0 540.00                860 Joseph Avenue 37207                       5
147-04-0 055.00                4808 Torbay Drive 37211                        30
091-10-0 116.00                706 Hite Street 37209                            20

Section 2. This resolution shall take effect upon passage, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

Sponsored by: John Cooper, Jeremy Elrod, Burkley Allen, Scott Davis, Bill Pridemore

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Referred to: Planning Commission - Approved
Budget & Finance Committee
Planning, Zoning, & Historical Committee
Public Works Committee
Introduced: May 2, 2017
Adopted: May 2, 2017
Approved: May 8, 2017
By: Mayor's signature

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