Mayor Karl Dean’s administration filed a resolution with the Metro Council office Friday that would appropriate more than $14 million to various Metro departments for equipment and building repairs.
The funds would come out of what’s known as the 4 percent fund. The Metro Charter requires that 4 percent of the General Fund be set aside for things like maintenance and equipment.
Among the 10 departments that would receive such funds are the General Services Department, which would get $6.3 million for equipment and building repairs; Information Technology Services, which would receive $2.4 million for equipment; and the Nashville Public Library, which would receive $1.9 million for equipment and building repairs.
Two of Metro’s struggling enterprise funds would see some extra money for maintenance as well. The Municipal Auditorium would receive $340,000, while the Tennessee State Fairgrounds would receive $350,000.
Metro Finance Director Rich Riebeling told The City Paper earlier this week that some funds would be designated for the fairgrounds to allow for needed repairs.
“The idea is we want to give them enough funding to replace the annex building and some money towards HVAC and just some general repairs at the facility,” he said.
Click here for the full text of the resolution.
|Four percent resolution Aug 2013-1.pdf||171.17 KB|