There is a Metro Council Meeting tonight at 6:00 pm… An agenda has been provided, and you can watch the meeting live via channel 3 or stream live on your electronic devices. Also, please do not respond to this email... You can reach me at [email protected].
Property Tax Rates - Up, Down, Up, Down
Last week Mayor Cooper held a press conference to discuss the property tax rates. He mentioned that the property tax increase that was voted into the budget last June will be reversed. This is not completely the case... Every four years, Davidson County goes through a property reappraisal process. This is a mandate by the State of Tennessee. This process will evaluate the current property value increase or decrease. The reappraisal process has happened and the property accessor and the State are now finalizing property values for Davidson County. Our property taxes are adjusted on a tax rate. In the reappraisal, your property value will either go up, down, or stay the same. Once the value of the property is determined, you can use the equation below to help you find your current property tax payment, or just click here and use the calculator.
Urban Services District Tax Rate $4.221
$25,000 / 100 = 250 x $4.221 = $1,055.25 or ($25,000 x .04221 = $1,055.25) for a tax bill of $1,055.25
Davidson County has to follow the state's Certified Tax Rate (CTR) process. You can learn about Tennessee's CTR process here. This is the process the mayor is mentioning in his press conference. The city cannot make more money on taxes than it did the year before, unless the Council votes to increase the tax rate; this is what happened last year. During the property reappraisal, neighborhoods that have seen a great amount of property value increase will see a fluctuation, mostly an increased fluctuation in your tax payment based on the equation above. We will not be certain of of the property values being reappraised until we hear from the property accessor.
Metro Public Health Department is allowing WALK-INS for anyone 16 years old and older. Anyone under age 18 will be required to have signed approval from their parent or guardian. For more information, click here.
What I've Been Up To:
- There is a new Police Precinct Commander in Midtown Hills - I am working to schedule a meeting with neighbors in the Midtown and Centennial Park areas to meet and share thoughts and concerns.
- ShotSpotter: We are moving through the procurement process and are close to the next steps.
- North Nashville fiber optic cable installation... I know you have seen this project all across the District. Contractors are boring through sidewalks and right-of-ways to install their cable lines. I have been working with Verizon and Public Works to receive more information. Once I hear more, I will follow up with you.
- Ride-Along with NES - Last week, NES and I drove the district to report any lights out.
What's Happening Tonight
RS2021-837 - This resolution, as amended, proposes an amendment to the Metro Charter to be voted upon at a special election on June 14, 2021. The purpose of this amendment is to provide an alternative to the Charter amendments submitted to the Metro Clerk by petition in March 2021. If enough signatures are verified and the petition language can lawfully go on the ballot, those amendments submitted by petition will be on the ballot at a special election to be held on June 14.
RS2021-878 - This resolution approves a federal pass-through grant in the amount of $10,000 from the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) to the Metro Health Department to implement a pilot STD/HIV Clinic Fast Track Study seeking to revise and improve the registration process and appointment-based system. There is no local match required for this grant. The term of the grant is through June 30, 2021.
RS2021-881 - This resolution approves an application for an Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant in the amount of $72,000,000 for the Jefferson Street Multimodal Cap and Connector to better connect the north and south sides of North Nashville. This grant would be federal pass through funds from the Tennessee Department of Transportation to Metro Public Works for the project. The project will consist of a “cap” over I-40 that could include public space and a public building such as a community or wellness center. As the Council is aware, when I-40 was built in the 1960’s, in divided North Nashville into two sections. This project would provide improved connections along Dr. D.B. Todd, Jr. Blvd. and 16th Ave. N. to Jefferson Street, Fisk University, and Meharry Medical College.
BL2020-493 - This ordinance reduces the length of recreational vehicles that can be lawfully parked on the street at night. Section 12.40.190 of the Metro Code prohibits a school bus, a recreational vehicle with a length in excess of 24 feet (whether a standalone RV or connected to another vehicle), or a dump truck of more than 54,000 pounds of gross weight from being parked on parked on any of the streets or alleys within the jurisdiction of the Metropolitan Government during the hours between sunset and sunrise. This ordinance reduces the maximum length of the recreational vehicle from 24 feet to 20 feet as it relates to the nighttime parking restriction.
BL2020-526 - This ordinance will change the zoning at 4000 Walter S. Davis from IWD to CS to allow for a multi-family residential development.
BL2020-578 - This bill will change the preliminary plan for properties located at 1 City Avenue, 4, 5, 6, and 8 City Boulevard, 7 and 9 City Place, and City Boulevard (unnumbered) in the One City development to increase the maximum allowed residential units from 600 to 850 multi-family residential units.
License Plate Reader (LPR) legislation will be covered tonight. I hosted a meeting to discuss this bill. There are several amendments and substitutes to these two bills. Please click on each below to see the conversations that will take place on the Council floor this evening.
BL2020-581 - This bill will permit the use of LPRs within the law enforcement vehicles.
BL2020-582 - This bill will permit the use of LPRs at fixed locations.
Dates to remember:
- Thursday, April 29 - State of Metro Address - 10:30 am
- Thursday, April 29 - District 21 Virtual Town Hall Meeting - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm - SAVE THE DATE
Saturday, May 1 - Mayor Cooper would like to partner with District 21 to kickoff Spring Cleaning with a Community Clean up - We are recruiting volunteers to help. - Two Locations!
- Lee Chapel AME Church - 1200 DR. D.B. Todd Jr. Blvd.
- Pearl-Cohn High School - 904 26th Ave N
- The clean up will begin at 9:00 AM and End at Noon
- If you are joining, please wear a mask, closed toe shoes, and long pants
I invite all District 21 residents to reach out to me directly with any information or concerns in our community. Email is the best form of communication, but invite you to call me as well. My contact information is below.
Contact information: Email - [email protected] / Phone: 615.946.9700